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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: mikeycee ()
Date: December 14, 2020 04:31PM

eye popping smiley The interior hides the blood stains thankfully! grinning smiley

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: December 14, 2020 06:10PM

Prior to my picking up the van, it was owned by an individual in Baltimore County MD, prior to that it was reportedly in Kentucky, and From my research it was owned by Dick Ferreby of New Jersey when Clark Hartzel of the Detroit area in Michigan purchased it in the early 1990's then drove it cross country from there.

You may notice the decals in the window confirm some of what I have learned.

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: doug6423 ()
Date: December 15, 2020 10:18AM

I see it was used as target practice at one time too... winking smiley

Doug
65 Monza
Cincy, OH

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Caveman_1960 ()
Date: December 17, 2020 03:33AM

Clark put the decals on the windows of that 1964 Deluxe Greenbrier. When he bought it from Dick Ferreby it was nearly perfect, but had sat for a long time as Dick was getting ill and didn't use it much. On the way home from Jersey to Michigan the carbs loaded up and there was a backfire that exploded the muffler. The rest of the trip was a little louder and then the engine gave up altogether. Clark called me and I had to rescue him and the 'Brier off of the Ohio Turnpike. Still, it was a beautiful van and a real shame that it has been allowed to deteriorate to what it looks like in those pictures. - CP

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: gbullman ()
Date: December 18, 2020 12:27PM

doug6423 Wrote:
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> Enjoying my new purchase. Can't wait to really use it this winter! drinking smiley


What wheels do you have on your new purchase? Really like the looks of them. Very nice car overall.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: gbullman ()
Date: December 19, 2020 07:57PM

Pretty successful day. Installed seat extenders from Clark's and now have enough leg room to drive comfortably.

Also re-attached the aftermarket antenna so don't have to worry about closing up any holes in the left rear fender.

I have a few more small projects planned for the break between Christmas & New Years.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: December 20, 2020 04:15PM

Got the 3" longer rear struts in...now it has 6"of rake.

Production trim requires no non GM aerodynamic help.

The only thing now legal is the original front air dam.

Stink bug stance to help keep air out from under car.

No need to tell me it is ugly...I already know that.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 20, 2020 04:25PM

It may look ugly to you, but the angles of your pics do not show the rake to be extreme.
Maybe get us another shot once you are able to roll it outside?
What about the windsplits on the roof? Those legal?

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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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'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dually, approaching 400K
'03 Honda Del Sol
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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: December 20, 2020 05:30PM

Go Phil Go!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: December 20, 2020 06:02PM

Roof rails are legal in all classes.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: CoCoCo ()
Date: December 23, 2020 11:11AM

I agree it's not ugly at all. But then, maybe I'm remembering when it was cool to have a rake on your hot rod.eye rolling smiley
To me it's more in the "fugly" way (but not the version you might be thinking). I mean it's more Functionally Ugly if you will.thumbs upsmileys with beer

In other words... Looks great!

Paul

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: December 24, 2020 04:17AM

Mel may have talked me into some new primer.

My neighbor Jack does paint right next door.

Just a quickie respray...nothing special.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 24, 2020 12:41PM

I made one tiny comment. eye rolling smiley
I didn't realize that my communication skills were so persuasive. eye popping smiley
Me thinks I am being used as an excuse for something you already wanted to do. winking 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: joelsplace ()
Date: December 24, 2020 07:47PM

Mel you just have amazing skills.

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: Wagon Master ()
Date: December 25, 2020 06:26AM

Phil Dally Wrote:
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> Mel may have talked me into some new primer.
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> My neighbor Jack does paint right next door.
>
> Just a quickie respray...nothing special.


Why add 16 oz. of weight?
Leave it!
Send it!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 25, 2020 10:48AM

Wagon Master Wrote:
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> Why add 16 oz. of weight?
> Leave it!
> Send it!



It's LandSpeed.
Weight isn't an issue. (Phil has stated in past threads that he has ADDED over 600 pounds of weight Ballast to this car.)
A nice new aerodynamiclySLIPPERY SMOOTH surface will provide more advantage, than weight reduction will provide.

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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: MattNall ()
Date: December 25, 2020 11:36AM

American Mel Wrote:
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> It's LandSpeed.

> Weight isn't an issue. (Phil has stated in past threads that he has ADDED over
> 600 pounds of weight Ballast to this car.)

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So true at Bonneville where you have 2-5 miles of "acceleration distance".
But as my bud with the Stude who ran 228 at Bonne with 383 ci found out this Fall;

1-1/3 mile with 576ci equated to a 195 mph pass. Chassis will be "adjusted" this winter. He doesn't want to add any elctronics! Existing record is 209...sounds close but could be $20k and 2,000 hours of work AWAY!

And like me 73 years old...Son is super busy managing his family and business.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: December 29, 2020 09:00AM

Decided to vent my burst panel out to track.

No room on top of plenum...need to move.

Down to driver vertical side of plenum.

Nice high flow -16 AN stainless hose.

Just a mock-up for the moment. cool smiley


edit: being smart!!



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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: January 01, 2021 12:48PM

Put mine up on jackstands to assess the clutch cable. I recently adjusted the clutch free play and last weekend it seemed like it had gotten more free play again. Cable looked good at ball, I had already made sure there was no fraying happening there after reading about it. All the pivot points were tight, so I pulled the tunnel pan cover off and I can see that the cable is starting to come out of the swage where it is attached to the steel rod. Roger Parent is getting more of my business, along with a new pulley even though mine looks good, it's still 50+ years old. Also re-jetted my carbs. Checked the idle siphon tubes for any new blockage, and none. Speaking of blockage, the passenger side rocker drain was plugged again and I had it parked outside for a couple of days in the rain. Not enough to flood the carpet, but when I noticed the drip and touched it, the plug gave up and about a quart of water came out at a guess. Drain hole nice and clean now.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: January 02, 2021 02:20PM

Does picking everything up and putting it away count.

Back to work on Monday...just keeping everything tidy.

So Cal Gas Co Seasonal Contractor for 3 or 4 months.

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