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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: December 07, 2020 09:35AM

I'm sure the pistons are early too. Thats what they look like from the crankcase.
To be clear I will go to all late parts and keep the case. I have a good late crank on hand to swap in.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: December 07, 2020 10:20AM

Cathy said she was a little embarrassed to be seen around town in the imposter Corsa because it was 5 different colors so I painted it. Not bad for under $20 huh? grinning smiley

Finally top down weather here! Probably put 150 miles on it this weekend. Runs sweet but she's a beater for sure.

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 07, 2020 10:33AM

Always look better ONE color! Pretty straight for a beater!

When I did one 50 years ago I went Appliance White!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: December 07, 2020 12:40PM

MattNall Wrote:
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>Pretty straight for a beater!

Not really. Car was yellow, red, blue, black and bare steel when I got it. grinning smiley



I also worked on my anodizing skills over the weekend for my fuel pump mod parts. I made one fuel extension ring just for myself to practice dyeing and sealing the anodized layer. Perfected my laser etching too. I'll be ready to start selling a few tomorrow and post an update to that thread in the morning.

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: December 07, 2020 04:55PM

azdave Wrote:
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> Cathy said she was a little embarrassed to be seen around town in the imposter Corsa because it was 5 different colors so I painted it. Not bad for under $20 huh?

Definitely! Where did you get enough paint for an overall for $20?

'29 Ford Model A Tudor (Great Grandfather bought new)
'61 700 Lakewood 110 4 speed
'69 Monza Convert. 140 Auto.
'70 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 4 speed

Been aircooled since 1973
Northwest Ohio 45840

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 07, 2020 06:41PM

Wagon Master Wrote:
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> azdave Wrote:
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> > Cathy said she was a little embarrassed to be seen around town in the imposter Corsa because it was 5 different colors so I painted it. Not bad for under $20 huh?
>
> Definitely! Where did you get enough paint for an overall for $20?


If you are not too picky about what colors you want, > Tractor Supply < has all of the popular colors of the Major Brands. (Tractor Brands that is. winking smiley )
Most of those run around $20.oo/Gal.

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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
[corvaircenter.com]

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: December 08, 2020 04:06AM

American Mel Wrote:
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> Where did you get enough paint for an overall for $20?

Two big 24 oz cans of this found on clearance and a bit of Krylon I already had. Paint is thin in some areas. Ask me if I care. grinning smiley

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 08, 2020 03:29PM

Changed batteries in TPMS systems.. Realized it wasn't 69F today...

Time to change the batteries in the sensor caps. Three worked with a new battery... took 2 hrs. to "re-learn" how to pair the one! Old age and meds!!GGG!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: December 11, 2020 03:31PM

Re-attached the clamp to the heater control end of the cable; epoxied it in place as this was the second time it has come loose. Gave it a couple days to fully cure and now I can turn on my heat again if needed.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: December 11, 2020 04:47PM

Matt, I've never had to re-pair any of my sensors when they went dead.

I installed my last new set on the '66 Sport Sedan yesterday after I got the carburetors put back together. Today I moved around a few Corvairs and pushed the brush pile out farther with the tractor and trimmed some trees to make room for 6 more next week.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 114 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: December 13, 2020 01:54PM

I picked up my 1964 Greenbrier Deluxe today with help from Jeff of the Corvair Ranch in Gettysburg, PA.
Jeff drove the van from where I bought it to his shop which was between 40 and 50 miles.
On the way back to his shop, we stopped and I filled Jeff's stomach a little bit.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe
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: fred bagnall ()
Date: December 13, 2020 04:50PM

Nice looking Greenbriar there. I am kind of partial to 64's though.


64 Greenbrier std -110, 4spd,barn find on the road again after 46 year hiatus.
66 Turbo Corsa, 180hp,posi-trac, quick steering HD suspension,AM-FM-multiplex,soft-Ray glass all around
Floridian currently residing in Nor Cal

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: fred bagnall ()
Date: December 13, 2020 05:13PM

Lately I have been experiencing an intermittent clicking sound coming from the driver's side rear wheel bearing. I fully inspected, cleaned and repacked both rear wheel bearings when I returned the van to service 4 and a half years ago. They both looked fine 4 months ago when I did my last brake inspection. I opened it up and immediately found the reason for clicking. I procured a couple of new bearings, cleaned things up,and then reinstalled the new bearings. Took a nice test drive after the fog lifted. I am happy to say that it is quiet as a church mouse.


64 Greenbrier std -110, 4spd,barn find on the road again after 46 year hiatus.
66 Turbo Corsa, 180hp,posi-trac, quick steering HD suspension,AM-FM-multiplex,soft-Ray glass all around
Floridian currently residing in Nor Cal

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: December 13, 2020 06:55PM

A lil dry, yes?
Is your fuel filter installed the right direction?

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 13, 2020 08:33PM

Wagon Master Wrote:
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> A lil dry, yes?
> Is your fuel filter installed the right direction?


Those plastic ones will flow both directions. cool smiley
You just can't see how dirty they are if the flow is going to the inside first. grinning smiley

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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
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dually, approaching 400K
'03 Honda Del Sol
17'Terry
[corvaircenter.com]

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: CoCoCo ()
Date: December 14, 2020 12:39PM

Do you think that's normal wear-and-tear on the bearings Mel? Seems you're pretty diligent in checking, but does this seem consistent for four more years of use, or could it be something else like water intrusion washing the grease out. Or something similar perhaps.

Or maybe you're just driving it a lot!

Thanks.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: fred bagnall ()
Date: December 14, 2020 01:21PM

5 trips cross country from Washington to Florida and back to Grass Valley CA . You could say lots of driving. I drive my Vairs every day ,rain or shine.


64 Greenbrier std -110, 4spd,barn find on the road again after 46 year hiatus.
66 Turbo Corsa, 180hp,posi-trac, quick steering HD suspension,AM-FM-multiplex,soft-Ray glass all around
Floridian currently residing in Nor Cal

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: CoCoCo ()
Date: December 14, 2020 01:29PM

That'll do it!
Sorry Fred. Meant to direct that to you and not Mel.

Paul

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: December 14, 2020 02:18PM

Caraholic4life Wrote:
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> I picked up my 1964 Greenbrier Deluxe today with help from Jeff of the Corvair Ranch in Gettysburg, PA.

Look at the far left window in the pic. Rough neighborhood to stop for lunch? grinning smiley



Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 14, 2020 02:21PM

I noticed that!!

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