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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: November 10, 2017 06:39AM

Left the timing alone, replaced the smallest drill bit I have with the next larger. Also found that I had not installed a ferrule on the new balance tube attaching tube in driver's side head I installed recently as the existing one was pretty beat up. That was dumb. There is one now.Driving it to work today to see how everything feels.

Trying to just change one thing at a time slightly so I don't end up chasing my tail again.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: November 11, 2017 11:04AM

Went grocery shopping earlier; now going to take Mom for a requested ride in the More Door.

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: TexasAg77 ()
Date: November 11, 2017 02:34PM

ChooChoo Vairs participated in the Dalton GA Veterans Parade. We had 8 vairs there. I was honored to carry the American Legion post Commander and Travis Lowery had the honor of carrying the Grand Marshal.

Always fun to be in a parade, but this type of parade is even more meaningful.


Thank you to all of the Vets on this Forum!

Ed McClintock
Cleveland TN
Choo Choo Corvairs
'61 Lakewood,,63 Vert, '83 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler- [www.cj-8.com]

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: November 19, 2017 08:08PM

Today was what did you do to other peoples corvairs day.
Started greasing the front end and bearings on rnch's to be new convertible.

Then went to my friend Pats to mount and balance a set of new tires for my dads '66 500. While there I helped him assemble a transaxle to an engine for one of his projects.

Did manage to do a tiny bit of polishing on the set of KH's for my '64 Spyder.



Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 19, 2017 11:14PM

Hmmm. you know it is a NICE garage when it has laminate floors and oriental rugs!

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
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'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: December 03, 2017 02:01PM

I finally got the last (I hope) of the pieces off to Ray for my engine. Expected by Spring. I have a ton of other work to do before then to get the rest of the bodywork done and start painting. Heated garage so it will be a winter project.

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now

Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Date: December 03, 2017 06:12PM

The 1965 Corsa coupe that I recently purchased had a badly weathered interior. The worst part was the package tray that consisted of crumbling cardboard and future mouse nesting material. I tore that all out and made a new package tray from fiberboard with wooden risers, and covered it with cut-pile carpeting. I also draped the carpeting over the rotting cardboard behind the rear seat. To cover the vertical area under the rear window, I cut out a pattern from fiberboard and covered it in carpet. The ends of this panel wedged nicely between the ridges on the side-window garnish moldings, but to be safe I screwed it to the framework. I also installed two speakers in the package tray. Not shown is the fact that I recovered the back panel of the fold-down rear seat with black vinyl-over-fiberboard, and repainted the perimeter trim that holds the panel in place. I plan to keep the rear seat folded down.

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: December 04, 2017 05:07AM

Slightly tweaked the dual carb's mixture and synch adjustment, re-timed the engine on Skyler, my newest DropTopAirVair.

Evidently the elevation, humidity and atmosphere between ALB and NOLA makes a little bit of difference in engine performance.

It had just the slightest "blurp" (not even a miss) when cruising under light throttle. All gone!

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: December 09, 2017 06:14PM

Originally I had been planning on doing a push rod tube seal job on a buddy/club members car today. Well the parts I ordered for him didn't arrive in time. So had to cancel. That left me looking for trouble. Hmm I brought my '63 turbo convertible out of storage yesterday, and I have this new fuse panel from Craig I bought a few months ago to install in it. So after shuffling cars around to get it in the garage I dug in. Craig did a great job on these. It is a very nice part. Took me a bit longer then I thought, but that is likely due to working in the cold. This car was the perfect candidate for these panels Craig made. It sat with no top from I believe 1969 until I got it in 2005. It is a relatively rust free solid car, that I put together and has served me well for 12 years. That said, the panel was gross and has been a pain here and there for a long time. Additionally since I converted it to a turbo, and added the wiring for the gauges, and a Safegaurd, it could use it. Next after this is done is adding a fuel pump controller that Nick S found from revolution electronics. I had ordered one and it is here to install. I got about 90% through the install today. Some wires to still route and connect. Additionally, when I started it this morning, the exhaust sounded funny then got really loud. The muffler disconnected. Arg the rubber in the new hanger I installed last year failed and let the muffler drop. Tomorrow Ill finish.

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 09, 2017 06:46PM

Never ending improvements!! gg





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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: December 11, 2017 09:06AM

Tweaked the automatic choke rod's length on Skyler, my Drop Top Air Vair.

As ya'll know, automatic choke adjustment is not a precision, exact science; gotta be "finessed" to get it right....

Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: December 11, 2017 09:16AM

> As ya'll know, automatic choke adjustment is not a
> precision, exact science; gotta be "finessed" to
> get it right....


You can say that again!!


Yesterday I finished the fuse panel in my '63 turbo. Everything works as anticipated. No more trying to reseat that corroded heater fuse with the corroded contacts on cold winter nights!


Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: December 11, 2017 09:20AM

The Stig Wrote:
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> > As ya'll know, automatic choke adjustment is not
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> > precision, exact science; gotta be "finessed"
> to
> > get it right....
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> You can say that again!!
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> Yesterday I finished the fuse panel in my '63
> turbo. Everything works as anticipated. No more
> trying to reseat that corroded heater fuse with
> the corroded contacts on cold winter nights!
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A Most neat and sanitary installation!

I never understood WHY fuse blocks were situated in such remote, hard-to-access areas of many cars, for so many years/decades!

One of the few things I like about newer cars is the ease of access to fuse panels.

Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 11, 2017 10:23AM

I'm with rnch..... if I were installing Craig's panel and had to cut wires anyway..... it would go in the Trunk! Like Richard1's '60 rewire...







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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: stiffneck ()
Date: December 16, 2017 07:24AM

Haha. Crawled under the corvair to see why my gas pedal just went to the floor and stayed there. A c-clip and we are done. 😁

1963 VW Ragtop Bug 40hp
1964 Corvair 900 Vert 140hp
1966 Corvair 4-door 110hp

Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: dhammond75 ()
Date: December 16, 2017 07:57AM

Took the top tin off my crusty old 64 van and removed a large mouse nest. It's been sitting for 20 years or so. I am slowly working on it as time permits. She is a LONG way from being roadworthy.

Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: ac1948 ()
Date: December 16, 2017 03:42PM

Installed the drive train in my 64 Rampside after cleaning, sealing and paint.

Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: jmaechtlen ()
Date: December 21, 2017 10:52PM

The fuseboxes look good, and the one in the trunk looks a lot nicer to get at.

Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: December 22, 2017 04:50AM

I drove mine to work Thursday since there was no rain. Duee to Christmas travel plans, it will be its last outing of the year.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Oklahoma City, OK

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Re: What did you do to your Corvair today?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: December 23, 2017 06:24AM

Un-stuck the froze-up, stubborn rear brake shoe's self adjusters on Skyler yesterday.

The brake pedal was slightly lower than on my past vairs; the emergency brake would just barely keep the car from moving. So I suspected the problem was either worn out brake shoes or stuck adjusters. Given the care The Stig gave this car; I didn't think it was worn out shoes!

With a high temperature of 81; it was just too perfect of a December day to remain indoors! So, Of Course I had to go for a ride; just to check out my work.

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