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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: dhomuth ()
Date: July 21, 2022 07:02AM

Put the 2024 license tabs on and the registration and insurance cards in an envelope into the glove box. Packaged the show quality spinner wheel covers safely away, hung the driver quality spinner wheel covers on the wall of the shop, and put the standard Corsa wheel covers back on. Cleaned the whitewalls of the 7.00-13 bias ply tires and stored them in the shop. Disconnected the battery, put the cover back on. Had enough show fussing for a while.

1966 Corvair Corsa convertible
Same car I bought in 1/68 the night before I went to Viet Nam he second time. Got it back in 8/15. Very near concours perfect.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: July 21, 2022 10:11AM

I have not messed with car stereos in quite a while. However my '66 Monza had this gaping DIN opening. Usually I just use the stock AM in most of the old cars or carry a bluetooth speaker for my phone and dont bother with setups. However I finally got one and installed it in the Monza. I didnt realize until after I even installed that it does not have CD. No matter, I would not have used it much anyway, CD's gone the way of the cassette...


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: fred bagnall ()
Date: July 21, 2022 11:39AM

I hear you Geoff, but seeing as I am a dinosaur myself I dug out my collection of over 300 cd's when I started driving my mother's 2015 VW Golf to appointments for her.I forgot that I had amassed such a collection.


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: Jgarcia2630 ()
Date: July 22, 2022 12:40PM

Hey fellas,
Upgraded the air cleaner to this Chevy 14” round air cleaner, sounds a little nicer, haven’t drove it enough to feel a big difference but it does look a little more shiny!

Jesus Garcia
1966 Corvair Monza

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: July 22, 2022 12:48PM

Nice addition!

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: doug6423 ()
Date: July 22, 2022 12:56PM

That does look a lot better!!

Doug
65 Monza
Cincy, OH

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: July 23, 2022 03:17PM

Shifting gears from building the engine to doing brakes on Corvair Summer here.

Scarebird disk setup going on up front.

I need to hurry up and get this darn 'quick' project on the road.


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: dhomuth ()
Date: July 23, 2022 08:05PM

For the first time since it was installed, put the top down. Tried to put the boot cover on, but those things always were a pain in the ass to install. It's black, and tried leaving it in the sun to stretch, but that only helped a little. Put the set of driver condition wire wheel covers on, and took it into town, up and down the main street once, then home. After all these years, it was nice to drive it as a convertible once again.

1966 Corvair Corsa convertible
Same car I bought in 1/68 the night before I went to Viet Nam he second time. Got it back in 8/15. Very near concours perfect.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: dhomuth ()
Date: July 24, 2022 11:53AM

Sunday morning coming down, but the temperature going Up to near 100F. Then top was still down, so drove to Amity, Oregon about 12 miles NW. Annual pancake feed and car show fundraiser for the local Volunteer Fire Department. More than 100 cars, no classes or judging. Parked in the shade, talked with a dozen or so people, one of whom was convinced that all Corvairs had "little tiny 4-cylinder engines." People liked it. Stayed a couple of hours, drove home, put the top up and the cover on the car. It will sit in the shop for a week, because there'll be a heat wave.

1966 Corvair Corsa convertible
Same car I bought in 1/68 the night before I went to Viet Nam he second time. Got it back in 8/15. Very near concours perfect.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: July 24, 2022 11:58AM

Glad you are enjoying it! thumbs up

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: tomk1960 ()
Date: July 24, 2022 02:28PM

I replaced the short rubber fuel line that goes between the long steel fuel line coming from the tank and the steel line that passes through the firewall into the fuel pump. (This is accessed with the left rear wheel removed.) The old rubber line was original from 1965 and it broke apart when I removed it. I think it may have been sucking air and creating a faux vapor lock symptom.

The car is running great and so far, the symptoms haven't returned.


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: July 24, 2022 05:36PM

Ouch! Needed a hub puller to get this off. Obviously lost a bearing in the past and someone forced a new one on. Have a new spindle ready to swap out.


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: July 25, 2022 03:58PM

Stopped by the body shop after work today to check progress on the Greenbrier.
The doors were removed and any rust issues that needed addressed have been taken care of. The are now in primer and things are moving forward.

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: July 25, 2022 04:02PM

A few more...

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: dhomuth ()
Date: July 29, 2022 10:06AM

While the temperature was moderate this morning, removed the radial tires/wheels and "driver" wire wheel cover set, and replaced them with the show tires -- 4-ply polyester bias ply tires in 7.00-13 by Coker. They're the Firestone pattern. Replaced the wheel covers with the show set. Got one, maybe two car shows this weekend it would be fun to attend, so preparing for those. Not too far away, so I won't be too bothered driving to them on the bias-plys.

1966 Corvair Corsa convertible
Same car I bought in 1/68 the night before I went to Viet Nam he second time. Got it back in 8/15. Very near concours perfect.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: July 30, 2022 09:59AM

Installing carpet in Corvair Summer here. Look at that floor.


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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: August 02, 2022 10:38AM

Had a stuck inlet valve on one of the secondaries in my red '64 vert. One of my chickens wanted to help.



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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: dhomuth ()
Date: August 03, 2022 03:45PM

A friend invited me to attend last evening's meeting of the Willamette Valley Street Rods club in Salem, and I drove the convertible to it. Even though most of the members were car guys, few had ever seen one much less a good one. But it got a good reaction. Today the cover went on and the car went back into the bubble for several weeks.

1966 Corvair Corsa convertible
Same car I bought in 1/68 the night before I went to Viet Nam he second time. Got it back in 8/15. Very near concours perfect.

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: monza66mo ()
Date: August 06, 2022 11:27AM

Had to replace the oil pressure switch today. Day 4 of owning this car. Fun stuff! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

- Art in Missouri
'66 Monza Vert 110, 4SP, AC

Previous vairs:
63 Monza Coupe
66 Sport Sedan
66 Corsa (clone)
61 Loadside

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Re: What did you WORK ON / DO....to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: August 07, 2022 09:54AM

I hung my "Corvair Only" parking sign.

Was a Christmas present from my sister.

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