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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: corvairproject ()
Date: June 17, 2020 09:41AM

In 30 years of ownership, I finally decided to source the proper colored window crank handles for my drivers and passengers windows. The passenger side shaft was worn/stripped (hence the Philips screw) and so I had to be creative in order to go back to using a regular handle.



Now all my handles are blue! It's the little things.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: June 17, 2020 03:13PM

I replaced the rear engine mount with a new '66 style unit from Clarks today, along with the passenger side muffler strap.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Norman, OK

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: June 17, 2020 06:52PM

My wagon is getting a new factory headliner installed, and door panels. Well while that is out is perfect time to finally install the factory roof rack I have had sitting for it. I have balked many a time wanting to finally drill the holes in the roof. Today was the day. So went down to my buddies shop where it is and installed it.



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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: June 23, 2020 04:01PM

Not for my Corvair, but my friend Jerry's LM Vair. I finished up a set of my rear wheel axle assemblies today.

Then I tackled the assemblies he sent me. The left was difficult to separate but finally got it apart. Bearings were full of rust and unusable hard grease. This assembly would have failed soon.

The right refused to separate no matter how much pressure I put on it to remove the hub. Pullers and press could not move it. I finally took the seal out and found the answer why. Tapered rollers and cage were not intact where they belonged. This bearing had run hot. I had to use a Dremel tool with cut off wheels to cut away the inner race. I have to go but another 10 cut-off wheels as I run out of them on this hard metal. The axle, spacer and shim are considered scrap. But at least the yoke, hub and backing plate can be reused.

This is why you rebuild the rear axle bearing assemblies, if you don't know for sure who did them last.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: June 26, 2020 04:39PM

While I am typically a stock / original kind of guy - Phil "Peer Pressure" Dally convinced me to build a V8. So some poking around my friend Pat's my kid and I turned up a rust free '65 corsa body. We pulled the engine and back seat before it was delivered. So last night it came home. This is to be my 10 year old kids first project car. He paid for it himself with money he has been saving since he was 4.


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 26, 2020 04:43PM

You are raising that boy right!

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..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: goatsnvairs ()
Date: June 28, 2020 04:12PM

Finally got a choke cable hooked up to my Mikuni HSR45. It took parts from 3 choke cables and a bicycle shift cable, but it works. No more hopping out of the car and taking the choke off once its warmed up and idling at 1500 rpm. The Mikuni conversion is now complete!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: July 03, 2020 09:00AM

It was the 215 that started all this...that makes it Shant's fault.

But I am absolutely glad to be of service so another V8 gets built!!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: July 09, 2020 02:09PM

Finally cleaned and painted the old snowflakes that came with car when bought in 2010. Never seen a vair with these before, and I kick myself for no having made use of them earlier.

-m

Mike
'65 '500' Sedan 110 PG
'65 Monza Sedan turbo'd 110 SU conversion
Fresno, CA

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: July 10, 2020 03:17AM

Looking Sharp Mike!!!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: July 10, 2020 04:09AM

Love it. Also great idea for backup transportation, in case Vair has an issue.spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG





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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: July 10, 2020 06:17AM

Lane66m Wrote:
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> Love it. Also great idea for backup transportation, in case Vair has an issue.spinning smiley sticking its tongue out


LOL!!! Lane, I always tell people that. It should be upside down, just i case she flips. grinning smiley
Thanks Phil...now its time for AC.

-m

Mike
'65 '500' Sedan 110 PG
'65 Monza Sedan turbo'd 110 SU conversion
Fresno, CA



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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Setterz54 ()
Date: July 15, 2020 12:11PM

I commend you for doing what you are doing with your son. You are a great father.
This is a little different but I had to save my money for my first car which was a 1962 corvair monza four door.I also had to have my insurance money before I could drive. I spent about five years delivering papers. Your doing great!

Setterz54
Fulton,MD.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Setterz54 ()
Date: July 15, 2020 12:36PM

Working on my 65Corsa.Been sitting in my barn for a while,working on other projects. Putting new fuel sender along with the sock that goes on it.Also cleaned out master cylinder of old brake fluid. Need to flush the lines. Is there an easy way I can do that myself? Any help is appreciated. Thanks

Setterz54
Fulton,MD.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: nicholas ()
Date: July 22, 2020 07:17PM

viewmaster Wrote:
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> Finally cleaned and painted the old snowflakes that came with car when bought in 2010. Never seen a vair with these before, and I kick myself for no having made use of them earlier

Fantastic! I was the fellow on facebook with the 15" snowflakes

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: doug6423 ()
Date: July 23, 2020 01:33PM

Since I have to put in a new clutch cable, I might as well do everything else while I'm laying underneath.

Doug
65 Monza
Cincy, OH

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: July 23, 2020 01:53PM

Details!

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Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: July 24, 2020 06:40PM

Finished cleaning and painti g all parts needed to assemble 10 rear axle bearing assembles. All with 66 style yikes. Tomorrow will be race day to install all races in prep for shim measurement procedure.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: July 25, 2020 09:57AM

This morning I installed a set of Western Bullet wheels with new tires.
This past week I had the folks at the Corvair Ranch do some work on it for me so I could get it on the road quicker. They Serviced the PG Trans including a Pan Gasket & Selector Shaft seal, inner rear strut and stabilizer bushings, ball joints, master cylinder and a few other misc. items.
With some luck, I will have the car on the road within a couple weeks.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
1965 Monza Convertible
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: July 25, 2020 10:50AM

Nice looking wheels! thumbs up

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, 80hp, PG
'62 Monza Wagon, 4spd.
'63 Spyder,
'65 Corsa
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non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dually, approaching 400K
'03 Honda Del Sol
17'Terry

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