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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: August 07, 2021 01:07PM

Got the tired 'ol 110 out, and gonna swap it for my rebuild of a +.030, 95 head, engine. Bikt it on my spare RH case. Hope I can use 87 octane now. LOL. Discovered a leak in either the bell housing main seal or the flex plate bolts...so it was a good time to get her out. #Stoked

-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: MattNall ()
Date: August 07, 2021 01:32PM

You da man!

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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: viewmaster ()
Date: August 07, 2021 02:29PM

Thanks Matt. I also learned my lessons. I listened to a wise old Corvair mechanic,not too long ago, and remembered this little trick. So awesome!!!

-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: joelsplace ()
Date: August 08, 2021 04:40AM

What trick?

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 138 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: August 08, 2021 07:49AM

Joel, the bolt that is in the picture, and the one on the opposite side of the differential,you cut a slot across the bottom of the bolt. Since these are typically hard to get to, and come in from the back side, the slot makes quicker work of removing them, as seen in my pic. I made the slot in them quite a while back, and remembered when I was under there yesterday. Really makes that process quicker.

-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: sweet66monza ()
Date: August 08, 2021 10:38PM

Took TurboTurd and my intertrashional firetruck to a show in the small town that the firetruck is from yesterday. All went well and the weather only reached the low 80s which was a very nice break from several weeks of 100+.

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
66 Monza convertible 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa turbo coupe, 3rd owner fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
66 Canadian monza coupe 110/pg project car (no picture yet)
65 Monza coupe daily driver 110/4
Also 2 Ford f350 IDI diesels, three Jeep FC 170s, 1966 Jeep CJ5A, two 1954 International R-150 pickups, 5 Rokon Trailbreakers, Chrysler Snorunner, and thousands of parts


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Jgarcia2630 ()
Date: August 09, 2021 05:25PM

Replaced the single master cylinder on my '66 Monza with a Clarks dual master cylinder. Went on pretty smooth, trickiest part was bending the rear brake line thru the new hole in the trunk wall.

Jesus Garcia
Chicago, IL
1966 Corvair Monza

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: August 11, 2021 11:35AM

FINALLY...got all of the tin and brackets transferred over from old/worn 110 engine to the fresh 95 rebuild. Cleaned out "The Black Hole"...YUCK!!! grinning smiley. Ready to stab it tomorrow morning. I work swing shift, and I have been out there all morning, and it's already getting hot. (Central CA) What took me so long this morning, was, that while I was under the engine bay, inspecting and looking at everything, I saw that two of my heater ducts had holes in them. The bigger one, coming from the fan to the duct, was...in my opinion, original, and was disintegrating. Had, in the stash, a larger, 6" flexible aluminum duct tube, that I cut, formed, wrestled with, cursed at, and taped...with aluminum duct tape. It was too big to begin with,, but it is what I had, so it was employed to the position. Gonna take a break and then go out and roll the engine, that is currently on my install jack, out to the work site, and stage it underneath the engine bay. First thing tomorrow morning, gonna get her put up into the car, and put oil in it to prime the system. WMLtongue sticking out 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: viewmaster ()
Date: August 11, 2021 12:27PM

Out of garage, around two corners, and about 20 yds. of travel...all on my makeshift, leapfrog panels. Took about 10 mins. She is now nestled under 'whitey', the 65 110 PG, ready for install and deployment. grinning smiley

-m

P.S. Stuff happens fast in the country. HOORAY!!!! I have that side of my garage back!!!

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: August 21, 2021 11:15AM

Cleaned out the black hole and panted associated tins.

Made the exhaust do a right turn so rear grill will fit.

Next on the list is PG cable and Clark's PG finned pan.

TV lever fell out on disassembly so I can hardly wait.

Got to say again high quality parts...Clark's oil pan.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: August 21, 2021 11:33AM

Lots and lots of odds and ends while I am at it...too many to list.

But just for an example there were no torque arm brake line clips.

Crawled under my parts car Duck and got those clips...Duck rocks!

I paid $275 for Duck and I've saved who knows how much on parts.

But I'm still making Jeff's mortgage payment at CA Corvair. cool smileythumbs up

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: August 21, 2021 02:40PM

thumbs upspinning smiley sticking its tongue outthumbs up

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: August 30, 2021 05:58AM

Received my Flamethrower II, .6 Ohm coil, from California Corvair Parts, on Saturday. Installed it yesterday...car run good. Will have to see how she does on the commute tomorrow afternoon. If she still sputters at cruising speed, I will dive into the carbs.

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: August 30, 2021 08:37AM

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veiwmaster
If she still sputters at cruising speed, I will dive into the carbs.

REPORT!!!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: September 01, 2021 08:01PM

Balanced the carbs on the canadian car today. The lifters finally quieted down! I washed it just because and then drove it around the block a bunch. I need to get a fuel tank in this thing so i can drive it for real!

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
66 Monza convertible 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa turbo coupe, 3rd owner fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
66 Canadian monza coupe 110/pg project car (no picture yet)
65 Monza coupe daily driver 110/4
Also 2 Ford f350 IDI diesels, three Jeep FC 170s, 1966 Jeep CJ5A, two 1954 International R-150 pickups, 5 Rokon Trailbreakers, Chrysler Snorunner, and thousands of parts





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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: September 03, 2021 12:37PM

Phil Dally Wrote:
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Phil, and all...the pep is back in her step, and ignition is rock solid. No hesitation out of corners, and as responsive as a 95hp PG can be. Still lost quite a bit of fuel milage, and if anyone has experienced the same, here in California, tell us about it. I went from 23MPG down to 14MPG, in what seemed like overnight. Not sure about Commiefornia's gas blend hanky panky, but it does seem odd.

Have two carbs in midst of rebuilding as we speak, so when those are done, I will report as to how they perform in comparison.

Cheers.

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: Jim Stukenborg ()
Date: September 05, 2021 12:42PM

Installed Valve covers from Ken Arnold on my V-8 Vair. Many Thanks to American Mel for telling me how to reduce the photo so that the forum will accept it. Jim

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 05, 2021 12:46PM

"Teamwork" wins again!!

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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: viewmaster ()
Date: September 06, 2021 04:35PM

Guess what this evenings activities will be???

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: mtmouse ()
Date: September 16, 2021 12:18PM

Well, finally finished the suspension work and have removed the power pack. Started stripping the tin and found it to be in pretty good condition. Compression test was
#1- 110psi
#2- 100psi
#3- 150psi
#4- 165psi
#5- 150psi
#6- 100psi
This engine would have run. Maybe only 3 minutes before it overheated and dropped a valve but it is in very good condition, considering. This engine is factory original, never had the valve covers off. (known history of car).
Here are a couple of pics of what I have found. SO FAR, only twisted off the studs on exhaust logs. Everything else has come apart easily.
Joe

Joe in South Ga
1965 Corsa 2 dr Coupe Turbo 4sp because I love the looks
18ft Chaparral 180 Sport because I live on a lake, seemed like the thing to do
Chevy Pickup to tow boat and tote things
2013 Toyota Corolla

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