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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: December 14, 2015 05:38PM

So some interesting generator findings here. I had Clarks send my core generator back to me....And.....the plate is 3J6, as in Sept 6th 1963. Which would line up as original for my car.

Interestingly the part number is 1102336 which would be a '64 35 amp generator...BUT...the terminals are out the top. So it appears that perhaps the early 64 generators had the terminals out the top and at some point they went to the back for the rest of the model year.

Very interesting.

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - SOLD ON BRING A TRAILER 4/30/2019 - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Thanks to all the awesome CCF, CF, COG, and CORSA members who helped me with the restoration!
Other fun stuff - 2004 Porsche GT3 (Track only) - 2020 Porsche GT4
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: December 19, 2015 03:50PM

Completed a hot valve adjustment today. Clearly I was too tight from my cold adjustment. Even with 1/3 valve covers on I turned my driveway into an oil slick! At least I know that my lifters and pushrods are all sqirting oil as designed! I think I have everything dialed in now, time to get it off the stand, connected to the transmission, and into the car!

That's my Dad in the video helping clean up the oil mess:

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Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - SOLD ON BRING A TRAILER 4/30/2019 - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Thanks to all the awesome CCF, CF, COG, and CORSA members who helped me with the restoration!
Other fun stuff - 2004 Porsche GT3 (Track only) - 2020 Porsche GT4
Northern Colorado, USA



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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 19, 2015 03:58PM

You've got it now!

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: December 19, 2015 04:00PM

Oil slick or not, it's awesome! Nick, you're doing the kind of restoration that moat of us only dream of doing. It's going to be an absolutely perfect car when you're done.


Ketchup, Mayonnaise, and Mustard... I'll see you in my dreams.

John Carver -- Simpsonville SC

"If you dig it, do it... If you REALLY dig it, do it twice!" - Jim Croce

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: December 19, 2015 07:14PM

Nickshu Wrote:
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> So some interesting generator findings here. I
> had Clarks send my core generator back to
> me....And.....the plate is 3J6, as in Sept 6th
> 1963. Which would line up as original for my
> car.
>
> Interestingly the part number is 1102336 which
> would be a '64 35 amp generator...BUT...the
> terminals are out the top. So it appears that
> perhaps the early 64 generators had the terminals
> out the top and at some point they went to the
> back for the rest of the model year.
>
> Very interesting.


Just as I thought........

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: geomuck ()
Date: December 27, 2015 04:02PM

What a great thread. Thanks very much, Nick, for your detailed commentary and pictures. As another northern Colorado guy (Firestone), I'm looking forward to seeing the subject in person some day!

George

<b>George Murnock
1967 Corvair Monza convertible 140/4, owned since August 2013
Near Boulder, Colorado</b>

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: December 27, 2015 05:11PM

Thanks George, we'll have to meet up sometime. I'll be up at the Rocky Mountain Corsa brunch in Estes Park on New Years, hope to see you there.

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - SOLD ON BRING A TRAILER 4/30/2019 - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Thanks to all the awesome CCF, CF, COG, and CORSA members who helped me with the restoration!
Other fun stuff - 2004 Porsche GT3 (Track only) - 2020 Porsche GT4
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Melb-Mike ()
Date: December 27, 2015 05:41PM

That is really an impressive restoration. The motor sounds very smooth and solid. Your work is second to none. I really enjoy watching your progress on this.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: January 04, 2016 07:56PM

Hi Guys, I didn't get much done on the car over the holidays at all. I did get my restored gauge cluster assembled and ready to go into the car:



Nick
_______________________________________________________________________
1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - SOLD ON BRING A TRAILER 4/30/2019 - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Thanks to all the awesome CCF, CF, COG, and CORSA members who helped me with the restoration!
Other fun stuff - 2004 Porsche GT3 (Track only) - 2020 Porsche GT4
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: January 05, 2016 04:14AM

That's a good-looking gauge cluster.

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

Norman, OK

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: January 05, 2016 04:53AM

Note the mis-stamp on the "Lock" lettering. This was original to the car so I had the restorer leave it this way. Gauge cluster was restored by Bob's Speedometer in Michigan. Here's the link to another thread I posted w/ more photos and discussion about it: [corvaircenter.com]

Nick
_______________________________________________________________________
1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - SOLD ON BRING A TRAILER 4/30/2019 - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Thanks to all the awesome CCF, CF, COG, and CORSA members who helped me with the restoration!
Other fun stuff - 2004 Porsche GT3 (Track only) - 2020 Porsche GT4
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: January 05, 2016 05:02AM

Was the dash clear coated?? I remember mine when it was new, had a dull look to it.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: January 05, 2016 06:20AM

junkman Wrote:
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> Was the dash clear coated?? I remember mine when
> it was new, had a dull look to it.


No. It's not shiny in person, just from the flash.

They did not black in the gauge surrounds, they are shiny chrome, I believe these were originally flat black. I should probably mask, scuff and paint them before installing.

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - SOLD ON BRING A TRAILER 4/30/2019 - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Thanks to all the awesome CCF, CF, COG, and CORSA members who helped me with the restoration!
Other fun stuff - 2004 Porsche GT3 (Track only) - 2020 Porsche GT4
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: January 05, 2016 06:59AM

As for the chrome on the gauge surrounds, I would not change a thing. They look awesome as does the rest of the dash.

'29 Ford Model A Tudor
'61 700 Lakewood 110 4 speed
'69 Monza Convert. 140 Auto.
'70 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 4 speed

Been aircooled since 1973
Northwest Ohio

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: January 05, 2016 07:00AM

Wagon Master Wrote:
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> As for the chrome on the gauge surrounds, I would
> not change a thing. They look awesome as does the
> rest of the dash.


Thanks...Yes I am worried about painting them over chrome as it might peel off/not adhere very well. I'll take the hit on the concours...my interior color is wrong too, so a hit there as well.

Nick
_______________________________________________________________________
1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - SOLD ON BRING A TRAILER 4/30/2019 - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Thanks to all the awesome CCF, CF, COG, and CORSA members who helped me with the restoration!
Other fun stuff - 2004 Porsche GT3 (Track only) - 2020 Porsche GT4
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: January 05, 2016 09:57AM

Are you sure the gauge surrounds are even supposed to be painted? It makes no sense for the factory to spend the money to make a chrome part and then try to paint over it.

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

Norman, OK

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: bbakerga ()
Date: January 05, 2016 10:10AM

Yes, they are painted black from the factory.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: January 05, 2016 10:12AM

The black was there from the factory. I had one in a car at some point where the black had been stripped off by someone before it was installed. The chrome glare could be quite unpleasant at the right angles!

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: January 05, 2016 11:03AM

The Stig Wrote:
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> The black was there from the factory. I had one
> in a car at some point where the black had been
> stripped off by someone before it was installed.
> The chrome glare could be quite unpleasant at the
> right angles!


That's what I was afraid of. I am thinking maybe Plastidip as it will be easy to trim and peel off the excess.

Nick
_______________________________________________________________________
1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - SOLD ON BRING A TRAILER 4/30/2019 - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Thanks to all the awesome CCF, CF, COG, and CORSA members who helped me with the restoration!
Other fun stuff - 2004 Porsche GT3 (Track only) - 2020 Porsche GT4
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: spydergear ()
Date: January 05, 2016 09:49PM

"Note the mis-stamp on the "Lock" lettering"

I wonder if that makes the car more valuable - as with coins that have a flaw from the mint.

"I'll take the hit on the concours"

Maybe not, IIRC, unlike Porsche and Corvette judging, Corvairs are only judged for condition once the car is classified under CORSA rules. Unless it is "Factory Stock". At least that is how we did it in our club's judging.

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