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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: April 04, 2021 11:00AM

Spent almost 2 hours this morning troubleshooting the inoperative power convertible top on Skyler the DropTop AirVair.

After replacing several fuses (dayum what at awkward fuse holder to access!), unhooking the power to cables at the motor behind the back seat, running the top cables with a drill up and down, I can only conclude that the power top motor has died on me.

Anyone have one for sale??

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: April 05, 2021 07:17AM

Changed over to a tuned-up spare distributor, for fuel efficiency. While I was working on it, I needed to adjust toe on the driver side rear, while waiting on a replacement torque arm bushing. Went to loosten the last bolt, and SNAP!!! What was going to be a 20 min. job, turned into three hours. angry smileyangry smiley

But...patience is a virtue with these old beasts. She is back on the road, and purring like a kitten.

Happy motoring...
-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: Nick_Soapdish ()
Date: April 05, 2021 02:42PM

Got the last of the air ride (front suspension) installed.



Dylan
'62 95 Panel
Port Orchard, WA

Wagons and vans, just clap your hands.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: April 09, 2021 03:14PM

I cut up a 1968 Convertible , smiling smiley

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: April 12, 2021 09:10AM

Replaced PG trans pan gasket, shift cable o-ring, checked governor o-ring, and replaced left side trailing arm bushing. Like others have experienced, the new bushing was too easy to "press" in, so I did what others have done and tack-welded the bushing to arm, in 4 spots. Strange how much difference there is in parts spec.

-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: Mike MacDonad ()
Date: April 15, 2021 09:49AM

Engine out been degreaseing for three days Getting close to pull apart for reseal and have a head leak on #2

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: gerg ()
Date: April 17, 2021 07:28AM

Pulled engine last Saturday . . . . set up a forensics station for a good friend / somewhat local Corvair guru to inspect yesterday. We had a great day - should be going back together when Clark's order arrives. He brought up a completely refreshed set of 95Hp heads with turbo exhaust valves and deep seats. More than I needed but I'm fine with it smiling smiley Smoked three racks of ribs to feed him well LOL













gerg
Monroe, LA


Current cars and other fun stuff -> [gregblakeney.smugmug.com]

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: DakotaVair ()
Date: April 18, 2021 08:34AM

Almost finished with my floors in the 66 500..

66 Corvair 500 Sedan
60 Corvair 700
60 Corvair 500 #475
60 Pontiac Bonneville
58 Thunderbird
69 Datsun 2000

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: dangersna ()
Date: April 18, 2021 12:00PM

Hello,

I'm new to the forum. I am working on a '66 Monza convertible and I am in the process of rebuilding the whole car. Today, I figured out which bushings I ordered from Clark's will work on the large flapper in the heater box and started wire brushing the engine compartment in preparation for new paint.

Dan

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: April 18, 2021 12:04PM

dangersna Wrote:
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> Hello,
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> I'm new to the forum. I am working on a '66 Monza convertible and I am in the process of rebuilding the whole car. Today, I figured out which bushings I ordered from Clark's will work on the large flapper in the heater box and started wire brushing the engine compartment in preparation for new paint.
>
> Dan


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: April 18, 2021 12:09PM

Today I finished putting the under dash components back in the car after installing the Retrosound radio and new top boot a few weeks ago.
I then dug out an NOS one piece full width floor mat and stuck it in the car.
Once that was done, I swapped out the wheels I installed back in July with another set that fit the car better. Photo's of them will follow shortly.

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: Caraholic4life ()
Date: April 18, 2021 12:15PM

Originally I went with 15X7 wheels and 205/65R15 tires but they were not quite right.

This time around I went with 14X5-1/2 wheels and a 185/70R14 tire since I could not get the 195/70R14 or 195/75R14 quickly with the white wall which I thought would work better with this car and it's white convertible top.
The tires are a bit smaller that I would ideally like at 24.3" in diameter but I'll live with them.
The other set will likely wind up on the 1964 Greenbrier I bought back in December.

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: azdave ()
Date: April 19, 2021 06:33AM

Played around with the Matt Nall developed Corvair quick arms this weekend. I'm trying to learn the best options when using the quick arms along with stock 13" rims even though most people running his quick arms have upgraded to large diameter rims.

I bolted on the arms and rims in multiple iterations and also cut and drilled one set to shorten the arm length further. Even with extra spacers, the tie-rod ends would often contact the rim or the tire. I shortened the arm and flipped the tie-rod end to the top which eliminated needing any arm or wheel spacers at all.

The shorter arm actually worked out pretty nicely. I'll be the new outlet for these quick arms soon and wanted to know the best options for those still running stock rims. With 15" and larger rims you have much more room to work with between the rim and the tie-rod ends.

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: April 19, 2021 08:16AM

Product improvement! We can always count on DavE!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: April 19, 2021 08:51PM

Drilled and tapped the third hole in the valve cover area of my heads, to mount my Otto Parts covers. Getting repower of 'whitey' ready for this weekend swap.

-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: viewmaster ()
Date: April 22, 2021 06:35AM

Finished drilling and tapping left side head, and mounting otto valve covers and oil pan. Repower for DD is almost ready.

-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: viewmaster ()
Date: April 22, 2021 06:35AM

Finished drilling and tapping left side head, and mounting otto valve covers and oil pan. Repower for DD is almost ready.

-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: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: April 22, 2021 09:41AM

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New door panels from Clark's installed front and rear.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: April 27, 2021 10:10PM

I did a thing. Why do the VW guys get all the fun?? #CaliVair grinning smiley

-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: momach ()
Date: April 28, 2021 06:47AM

^^ Ha, I've been waiting for someone to pop the lid like the VW guys. ^^

On the Wet side of Washington State

one too many cars,(maybe)

multiple Corvairs.
1962 Buick Skylark
1967 Datsun 2000 roadster

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