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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: lgoodwin ()
Date: January 30, 2013 05:16AM

Yesterday I put it up on one ramp and sort of crawled under looking for the backup light switch and wiring. Found the (disconnected) wiring/plug, which has been "repaired" and is in need of RE-repair. Did not find the backup light switch itself, but have been led in the right direction. Now that I have wires dangling down, will have to postpone cruising until it's fixed. Too bad, too, as it's been running great since I disconnected the secondary linkages!

1962 Corvair 900 sedan1967 Corvair Monza 140/4-speed1968 Corvair 500 coupe1983 Mexican Mustang 5.0
1962 900 sedan needs a home1967 Monza 140/4-spd1968 500 coupe (now my son's)1983 Mexican Mustang 5.0

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: bill darcy ()
Date: January 30, 2013 07:20PM

Spent all day freezing my a$$ of replacing the right side head on the Corsa due to a dropped seat.Good news is that it's ready to go back in the car.Supposed to be warmer tomorrow so hopefully I'll be back on the road by afternoon.I now measure the degree of difficulty factoring wind,temperature and old age.This one came in at 31 cups of coffee,6 beers,12 trips to the john and a pack and a half of smokes.Not too bad.

In the Hub City, Belen NM

Lead from behind..... get left in the dust
"I have not failed I've just found ten thousand ways that won't work" Thomas Edison

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: lgoodwin ()
Date: January 30, 2013 07:27PM

bill darcy Wrote:
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> Spent all day freezing my a$$ of replacing the
> right side head on the Corsa due to a dropped
> seat.Good news is that it's ready to go back in
> the car.Supposed to be warmer tomorrow so
> hopefully I'll be back on the road by afternoon.I
> now measure the degree of difficulty factoring
> wind,temperature and old age.This one came in at
> 31 cups of coffee,6 beers,12 trips to the john and
> a pack and a half of smokes.Not too bad.

Only 6 beers and 12 trips to the outhouse? With 31 cups of coffee in me, I'd have paid at least 63 visits to the john...

1962 Corvair 900 sedan1967 Corvair Monza 140/4-speed1968 Corvair 500 coupe1983 Mexican Mustang 5.0
1962 900 sedan needs a home1967 Monza 140/4-spd1968 500 coupe (now my son's)1983 Mexican Mustang 5.0

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: BritCars ()
Date: January 31, 2013 04:38PM

I had the enjoyment of a 125 mile round trip drive from Rockland, ME, the ferry terminus for the Rockland-Vinalhaven ferry, to Castine, ME, a 17th century town and the home of Maine Maritime Academy.

The drive on all two-lane roads was for an overnight work assignment; The next best thing to the drive itself [very little traffic on the main road] was a stop to meet up with enthusiast Dana MacEwen in Bucksport. He has an EM Spyder coupe from his past and two beautiful LM's, all receiving his ministrations this winter. Dana's also a mainstay of Dirigo Corvairs and belongs to the NH club, too.

The Corvair ran wonderfully, pulling nicely on acceleration, handling very well as always and eliciting many surprising comments from bystanders.

Jeff

Jeff Aronson
Vinalhaven, Maine 04863
'66 Corvair Monza Coupe 110 hp 4-speed
'66 Land Rover Series II-A 88" SW
'66 Land Rover Series II-A 88" HT
'80 Triumph TR-7 Spider
'80 Triumph Spitfire
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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Wyvern ()
Date: January 31, 2013 06:47PM

I worked on the brakes.



James
'65 Corsa project
"I may not always drive a car, but when I do, I prefer a Corvair. Stay loose, my friends."

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: skyhawk60 ()
Date: January 31, 2013 07:00PM

Yesterday, finsihed up installing trans mounts on my 64. Still sags on left side about 3/4 inch. Four new bushings for leaf spring. Too darn cold up here in Michigan and no heat in garage, no nothing for today!!

Jerry
Wyandotte, Mich.
64 Monza Conv.

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Leon R ()
Date: February 01, 2013 02:46PM

I opened the door to have a look at it and shovelled the snow off of the cement apron, closed the door and went back into the house.

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: thewolfe ()
Date: February 01, 2013 03:28PM

Dropped a valve seat angry smiley

Nate Wolfe
Portland OR
65 Corsa 180

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: February 01, 2013 05:23PM

Leon, is that Robbie the Robot standing guard by your right taillight? smiling bouncing smiley

Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: bill darcy ()
Date: February 01, 2013 05:39PM

Nate,I feel your pain.Got mine finished today after much fussing about the weather.It actually got into the low 50s today so I was able to finish it up.Seems like things that I used to accomplish in a day now take 3 or more.The good news is I'm back on the road,although I do have a few more aches and pains than I did before.

In the Hub City, Belen NM

Lead from behind..... get left in the dust
"I have not failed I've just found ten thousand ways that won't work" Thomas Edison

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Bluebrier ()
Date: February 01, 2013 06:00PM

Today was welding day. The Rampside developed a crack on the right rear estructure (chassis ?) right behind the center floor so, tried to be confident on my welding skills (not concours) and put hands on labor. Welded on the cracks and reinforcements. Even patched on a rusted area (seen on picture). Tomorrow will finished the weldings before applying a rustproof compound.

Daniel Monasterio
64 Customized Greenbrier (The Bluebrier)
67 Customized Cpe. (Andariego)
Guadalajara, México

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Ratt643 ()
Date: February 01, 2013 08:18PM

Went by the machinist today and seen the progress on my heads. Looking good!


1964 Monza Coupe

Maryville, TN
U.S. 129 The"Tail Of The Dragon"

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: SLlNKY ()
Date: February 01, 2013 08:38PM

wrote the check for the February garage rent. havent opened the door since December 1st.

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: jimmyo ()
Date: February 01, 2013 08:42PM

I used it to go to work, 90 miles round trip. I haven't started it, or driven it, in a few weeks due to Icy/Salty roads. Switched over the fuel pump to "on with ignition" to prime the carbs, turned the key and it started instantly. It was nice even if it was just to go to work.

Jim O'Connor
45 miles north of The Bronx, N.Y.
1962 Greenbrier 110 4spd
1964 Monza Convertible 110 PG
"Wherever you go....There you are"

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Leon R ()
Date: February 01, 2013 09:00PM

No Kevin, not a robot, just a telescope.

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 01, 2013 09:04PM

Drove my '67 to the Casino this afternoon...myself and 3 old ladies... ggg

Lost our butts and had a great 100 miles drive today.... Coast was beautiful!





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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: February 02, 2013 09:23AM

The hot tanked differential cast iron housing still had some rust on it.

So I went to the discount food supply place and bought 10 gallons of vinegar to soak the case in. A little brushing and it looks great. No rust.

Next I rebuild differential. New bearings, NOS spider gears, rebuilt CIDCO end gears, good used pinion shaft with excellent splines, etc.

Oh, it’s been in the low 70's in S. Calif. the last few days. Won't last, but I'm making the best of it.

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: dryenko ()
Date: February 02, 2013 09:57AM

Continued work on installing a new fuel fill door on the right rear of my Crown V8 "Restification". Will connect to a fuel tank mounted vertically down low and behind the differential.

Bob C aka Dryenko
Dobson, NC 27017

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: thewolfe ()
Date: February 02, 2013 11:39AM

Pulled my passenger side head to find this...

Nate Wolfe
Portland OR
65 Corsa 180

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: glivorsi ()
Date: February 02, 2013 09:46PM

Cut out rust, weld in patch plate, grind. Lather, rinse, repeat. eye rolling smiley

Greg in Wildwood, MO (part of the St. Louis urban sprawl)

1965 Monza Vert 110PG, Crocus Yellow with black interior and top

2014 Honda Accord V6 (DD)
2017 Honda Pilot (wifemobile)
2012 Chevy Sonic 1.8L (kid's car)
1997 Honda CBR1100XX
2006 Mazdaspeed 6 (no longer own)

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