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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 03, 2021 12:14PM

Looks to nice to smoke.. Find a local Vair Turbo expert...someone in your local Chapter will know of one.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: s.vellani ()
Date: February 03, 2021 12:36PM

If only looks were everything.
I'll see who I can find locally or not locally.
Perhaps an exorcist might be an option?
I've been wrenching for 30+ years and will figure this out too. Just want to enjoy the car more as it was my dad's before I was born.
Thanks for the advice. I mean it.

S. Vellani
Bellevue, NE
65 Monza Convertible 180/4-speed

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: michaelsassaman ()
Date: February 04, 2021 09:41AM

Working on my Open Wheel Formula style car today. Trying to get all the brake lines and hydraulic clutch lines tight and not leaking. I should have used regular brake lines instead of stainless steel because they are way harder to get a good seal on the flare fittings.
Corvair 102 hp engine mated to a VW Transaxle. The engine is running reversed and was done by the previous owner. I'm just learning corvair stuff.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: February 04, 2021 10:41AM

michaelsassaman Wrote:
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> Working on my Open Wheel Formula style car today. Trying to get all the brake lines and hydraulic clutch lines tight and not leaking. I should have used regular brake lines instead of stainless steel because they are way harder to get a good seal on the flare fittings.
> Corvair 102 hp engine mated to a VW Transaxle. The engine is running reversed and was done by the previous owner. I'm just learning corvair stuff.

That is an interesting, and very different way of running the Alternator!
I would be a bit concerned about the ability of your engine to cool sufficiently, due to that large pulley restricting the cooling air opening in the top-shroud.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: michaelsassaman ()
Date: February 04, 2021 01:05PM

You may be right but this will basically be a show car that will run to get it on and off the trailer at a show. It will be modeled after the 1967 Ferrari 312 F1. The engine will be mostly covered with the fake exhaust pipes and velocity stacks. More to come with pics as I go.
Thanks for your comments, any are welcome.
Mike

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: February 10, 2021 12:17PM

I worked on parting out my imposter 66 Corsa a little further this last weekend.

With the recent sale of the wire wheel hup caps and the front seats, I have now broke even on my investment and yet still I am driving around this winter in an enjoyable 66 Monza convertible with a great 140 engine.

A few club members asked for help in getting their Corvairs running again after the long quarantine left them unable to be started. I loaded the trunk with some tools and repair goodies and Cathy and I have been doing free mobile Corvair repair here or there. Nothing major of course. Mostly bad gas, vacuum leaks, flat tires and dead batteries but a good excuse to take some long drives with the top down and enjoy getting outside the house for while.

Some days I'm not sure I like these rims I put on it but after owning and storing them for 15 years it's like they were free to me, right? smiling smiley However, after seeing what they sell for on eBay they may be in a shipping carton soon.

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
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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: scottymac ()
Date: February 23, 2021 01:56PM

I've been working on updating the instrument cluster for my '66 Monza - dual cylinder head gauges, oil pressure gauge, and air conditioning. Not something which stands out when installed in the car, it struck me today how beautifully integrated the a/c outlet was with the gauge pods.

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa basket case
'66 Monza coupe
[corvaircenter.com]

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: s.vellani ()
Date: February 24, 2021 04:00AM

Scott,
Wow, super clean. Like the idea of having two head temp gauges.
Your work looks flawless. I look forward to seeing the finished product.
Sergio

S. Vellani
Bellevue, NE
65 Monza Convertible 180/4-speed

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: February 26, 2021 06:17PM

You mean like this --- two temp gauges in A/C dash. Started life as a Monza.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: scottymac ()
Date: March 02, 2021 12:08PM

Thank you for the compliment, Sergio, have a long way to go.

Honestly can't remember if you were the inspiration, Bob, but likely were, so, thank you, too. I installed a Corsa dash when I first built up my '66 Monza, but the speedo gave up the ghost long ago. Local Corvair wizard, Dan Brizendine, had an inspected, lubed, and zeroed speedo for sale, so that kicked off the replacement Corsa dash. I'd been lucky, able to pick up Corsa instrument pods at conventions and meets the last 3-4 years. That gave me the extra head temp gauge, and cutting out the back of the pod and screwing it in place of the clock was simple. Sectioned the lens and blockout panel (to get rid of the clock adjustment stem hole) and epoxied them together. I sanded the green paint off the lenses and repainted them with Tamiya red taillight lens paint, and plan to install red LED bulbs, also.

This week, the tachometer and oil pressure gauge will go to the same shop in Illinois that calibrated the temp gauges, the tach for new internals, and the oil gauge for cosmetics. In another post, a fan recommended a Chevy truck gauge, found one for a 1978-'87 on e-Bay. The can is the same size as those used in the smaller Corsa ones, so will fit fine, one extra hole needs drilled in the pod. Though the face looks much larger, the rivets that hold it to the can appear to be spaced the same as Corsa gas or temp gauges. Rotary tool removed the face off a Corsa gauge, it and the pointer will go to Illinois to be fitted to the truck one. Same rotary tool was used to remove the vacuum gauge lens, and careful grinding and file work helped me downsize a speedo lens so the vacuum numbers won't be present in front of the oil gauge. Shop advertises cosmetic work, so should be able to paint the 0 30 60 on the oil gauge lens. Don't know yet if they'll be able to engrave the plastic for the lettering, hoping for a factory installed appearance.

Just to be different, will paint the housing and glovebox surround in the '65 style with exposed accent line. Haven't decided on a top coat yet, silver, again to be different, or copper, to compliment my Aztec bronze interior and exterior. Shop has a very slow turn around, so may not be any updates for four months or better.

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa basket case
'66 Monza coupe
[corvaircenter.com]

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: s.vellani ()
Date: March 02, 2021 01:38PM

Yup. just like that.
Making me want to jump ahead to doing the instrument cluster and glove box.
Still have to shakedown the powertrain before I start on the body.
Thanks for the inspiration.

S. Vellani
Bellevue, NE
65 Monza Convertible 180/4-speed

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: s.vellani ()
Date: March 02, 2021 04:24PM

What's the name of the shop in Illinois?

S. Vellani
Bellevue, NE
65 Monza Convertible 180/4-speed

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: March 03, 2021 06:08AM

Here is another option for a gauge package...P/M me for details.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: scottymac ()
Date: March 03, 2021 09:30AM

Here you go, Sergio.

[www.clocksandgauges.com]

Hadn't seen an add on cluster like that, Phil, reminds me of the rally clock/ tach seen on early Mustangs. Where did you find one like that?

Never accuse me of taking the easy way out. Picture of my '66 Galaxie, still trying to wire up a '65 Mercury dash. Similar to substituting a Corsa dash in a Monza, more instruments.

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa basket case
'66 Monza coupe
[corvaircenter.com]

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: March 03, 2021 12:34PM

Is that one of those driverless cars?

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

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