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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: January 06, 2016 04:17AM

spydergear Wrote:
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>
> "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.


Correct! The common misconception is that concours means stock. There are several classifications under concours to accommodate anything from stock to wildly modified.

The only real issue that arises is that people will think they have prepped their car for one class and the judges place them in a different class.

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: junkman ()
Date: January 06, 2016 05:49AM

If you are going to paint the inner rings, I would remove all the gauges, and then sand the chrome with 600 sandpaper and water, to break the glaze of the chrome, and then spray it with flat lacquer black paint. It will not peal off. Just make sure to wipe the surface with a lint free cloth that has been moistened with lacquer paint thinner first, to remove all traces of oils from your hands. Possibly you might know where to get some latex or vinyl exam gloves???smileys with beer

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: January 08, 2016 06:14PM

Got my gauge cluster installed today. Looks great, lights work, everything I could test worked too! (Except the lower speedometer light, I ran out of bulbs) Now my wipers are running all the time, they weren't before, will have to check into that tomorrow.







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 - Porsche 911 GT3 - Trailered track monster for HPDE and Autocross events.
Northern Colorado, USA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/08/2016 06:15PM by Nickshu.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: January 08, 2016 07:13PM

Beautiful!

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: January 10, 2016 05:03PM

Engine came off the stand today!





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 - Porsche 911 GT3 - Trailered track monster for HPDE and Autocross events.
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: January 10, 2016 05:05PM

That engine looks perfect. smileys with beer

Minneapolis,MN

1965 500 Coupe
95HP

Built the 1st week of April of 65 at willow run.
500 coupe. The only factory accessory is a rear antenna.
White with a red interior.
Now black with black and red interior.


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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: bbakerga ()
Date: January 10, 2016 06:04PM

OMG. I am so freaking jealous.

Nice job, Nick, that looks absolutely awesome.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: blackspyder ()
Date: January 10, 2016 06:31PM

Your dash looks great, but about the "LOCK" lettering, I has someone restore 3 dash panels for me and the one he has to sand a little deeper into it to get all the pits out before plating and the same thing happened to the lettering. Maybe someone tried to restore your dash panel before you?

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: January 10, 2016 06:44PM

blackspyder Wrote:
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> Your dash looks great, but about the "LOCK"
> lettering, I has someone restore 3 dash panels for
> me and the one he has to sand a little deeper into
> it to get all the pits out before plating and the
> same thing happened to the lettering. Maybe
> someone tried to restore your dash panel before
> you?

Actually that was an original mis-stamp on my original panel. I wanted to keep it that way. Funny it made it thru GM QC that way at the factory.

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 - Porsche 911 GT3 - Trailered track monster for HPDE and Autocross events.
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: January 11, 2016 04:38AM

Looks good, not quite a Sagan Corvair but close.smiling smiley

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: January 15, 2016 07:00PM

We had a wedding today...."marriage" of the unipack!







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 - Porsche 911 GT3 - Trailered track monster for HPDE and Autocross events.
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: ROD ()
Date: January 15, 2016 07:03PM

For goodness sakes man! even your scrap 4x4 block appear to be NOS !eye popping smiley

Rod Tetrault
El Cajon , CA
65 Corsa Yenko Clone / 65 Corsa EO Creampuff Vert
66 Corsa "JIMISH" Mid engine Turbo LS1 currently 2nd fastest Corvair in the USA
Class 5 Corvair powered Baja
Corvair powered Buggy x 3
Enough hidden parts to build a space ship

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: January 16, 2016 07:38AM

Agreed!!!! AMAZING job!smileys with beer

Minneapolis,MN

1965 500 Coupe
95HP

Built the 1st week of April of 65 at willow run.
500 coupe. The only factory accessory is a rear antenna.
White with a red interior.
Now black with black and red interior.


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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: January 16, 2016 08:22AM

Haha guys... Those blocks are far from NOS wood... They are oil soaked and I used them rebuilding my diff, trans and engine! Thanks for the compliments!

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 - Porsche 911 GT3 - Trailered track monster for HPDE and Autocross events.
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: gmorphan ()
Date: January 16, 2016 09:59AM

ROD Wrote:
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> For goodness sakes man! even your scrap 4x4 block appear to be NOS !eye popping smiley

grinning smiley I was thinking the same thing. grinning smiley
There are some people that only do things one way....quality! thumbs upthumbs up
Nice job Nickshu. I hope the project finishes up and is everything you wanted.

Bob Manwaring, Kingston, TN
'69 500 Coupe #1432

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Dan ()
Date: January 16, 2016 04:52PM

Nick,
The power-pack you have assembled is a work of art! I can't wait to see the car together and finished.

What class do you plan on entering in the Concours? I tried several times to get into the Factory Stock class but I gave up after being told that the metal flakes in my paint weren't correct. (not complaining) Anyway, what ever class you are in I think you will do very well.

Way to go! smileys with beer

Dan
Chandler, AZ
1966 Corsa Turbo Convertible
[corvaircenter.com]

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: January 16, 2016 04:55PM

Dan, I don't think my interior paint color is correct and I don't care for the original blue on blue. I painted the interior Midnight blue which was a GM color at the time but darker than the original Medium blue. I plan on doing the interior in black, so won't be exactly stock but I like the look better. Plus the PO had just reupholstered the seats w/ Clarks kit in black and they look great. It could easily be changed for original blue later.

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 - Porsche 911 GT3 - Trailered track monster for HPDE and Autocross events.
Northern Colorado, USA



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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: January 17, 2016 06:28PM

Nickshu Wrote:
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>
> Nick, so how do you static time the engine?
>
> Set harmonic balancer mark to 24 deg BTDC (in the
> case of a Turbo engine). Turn the distributor
> clockwise just past the position of where the
> rotor hits the cyl #1 contact. Apply power to the
> coil. Pull the #1 spark plug wire and put on an
> extra spark plug (or remove #1 plug), grounding it
> to something. Now turn the distributor back
> counterclockwise until you see it spark. Do it a
> couple times to verify the position and set the
> distributor right where you see spark. Tighten
> down the distributor. Your engine is now timed
> almost exactly w/o even starting it up.
>
> You cannot do this with a Pertronix. Only with points.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Want to bet????????

Sorry for the late post but I scan through several pages every once in a while.

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 17, 2016 06:45PM

Ken's correct!! you just have to swing it faster!

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: January 18, 2016 04:46PM

Engine
Is
In

!!!!!
grinning smileydrinking smileysmileys with beer







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 - Porsche 911 GT3 - Trailered track monster for HPDE and Autocross events.
Northern Colorado, USA

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