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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: January 18, 2016 04:49PM

LOOKS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!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 18, 2016 04:57PM

Holy crap, that's awesome. I'm thinking you are going to beat your 3 year prediction by a good bit.

Also, that BATTERY looks fantastic. grinning smiley

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: January 18, 2016 05:07PM

bbakerga Wrote:
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> Holy crap, that's awesome. I'm thinking you are
> going to beat your 3 year prediction by a good
> bit.
>
> Also, that BATTERY looks fantastic. grinning smiley

Hope so....but still ALOT left to do!

Yup nice battery...some cool guy helped me find it.

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

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: DAVECS1 ()
Date: January 18, 2016 06:12PM

Wow! I could look at that for hours. I wish I had n engine bay that nice! Well the whole car actually LOL! So hopefully someday we park next to each other and you accidentally take the wrong one ha!

So question, was the engine bay black from the factory, cause I had a guy telling me mine should be body color. I prefer it black as it is easier to keep up on things and the paint.

1964 Monza Convertible
110 4 speed
Peoria, IL

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: January 18, 2016 06:34PM

DAVECS1 Wrote:
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> So question, was the engine bay black from the
> factory, cause I had a guy telling me mine should
> be body color. I prefer it black as it is easier
> to keep up on things and the paint.

1960-1962 were body color.
1963-1964 were black

I have heard some of the early 1963's were body color, not sure when they made the switch to black but it was during the 1963 year.

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

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Coupedevair ()
Date: January 18, 2016 06:40PM

Man that's beautiful!! Your doing a great job.

Located in Northeast TN
1964 monza 900 110 under construction!

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 19, 2016 04:26AM

Vairy well done with exquisite attention to detail! smileys with beer

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
Springfest Webmaster

1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: guy63 ()
Date: January 19, 2016 05:32AM

smileys with beer

Looks awesome! And I love that color! Nice job Nick!

Guy
63 Spyder Coupe
Minnetonka, MN, but soon to be Harrisville, NH
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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: January 19, 2016 10:52AM

Nickshu Wrote:
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> Engine came off the stand today!
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Nick, is that a wideband you plumbed into the exhaust??

-m

Mike
'65 '500' Sedan 110 PG
'65 Monza Sedan turbo'd 110 SU conversion
Fresno, CA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: January 19, 2016 12:38PM

viewmaster Wrote:
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> Nick, is that a wideband you plumbed into the
> exhaust??
>
> -m


Yes. It's part of the Safeguard ignition system. If you look closely on the driver's side of the engine too the grey wire is for the knock sensor.

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

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: January 25, 2016 05:36PM

Steering box and steering column installed today. Test fitted the wood wheel too!







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

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 25, 2016 05:40PM

step by step!!

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Melb-Mike ()
Date: January 25, 2016 06:36PM

Nick, pardon my stupid question but why the red shop coat on the frame ? Was it that way from the factory ? I really don't know. BTW, your work is out of this world.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: January 25, 2016 06:51PM

Melb-Mike Wrote:
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> Nick, pardon my stupid question but why the red
> shop coat on the frame ? Was it that way from the
> factory ? I really don't know. BTW, your work is
> out of this world.

Yes...GM factory primer was "rust" colored. This is actually epoxy primer and rust colored paint, but factory was just primer underside. Some factories/times used green primer. When my car was blasted the primer was rust colored.

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: Melb-Mike ()
Date: January 25, 2016 07:24PM

Thanks for the explanation. I figured you were following restoration to the max. All the Corvairs I've seen underneath are dirt black. That will be something for me to take into consideration on my 66 or just go with what I like.

After you had the discussion on the position of the terminals on the generator, I went and looked at my 64 Spyder to see how it was, and it was pointing to the rear. Little details like that can drive you nuts but it needs to be right. Great work Nick.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: February 02, 2016 04:46AM

All control systems in the tunnel are now working (clutch, accel, parking brake, backup light switch) as well as U-joints installed. Put the covers on the tunnel and under the dash...that was satisfying to button all that up!.

I came up w/ a repair for my clutch cable clevis that I thought was ingenious. You can see how worn it was in the pics. I drilled out the pin and installed a 3/8 diameter x 1/2" long clevis pin from McMaster. Replaceable in the future, although I doubt I'll wear it out in my lifetime.





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: caroseiii ()
Date: February 02, 2016 04:53AM

Great solution on the clevis pin! NOS are very hard to find and no one sells them.
Crawford

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: bbakerga ()
Date: February 02, 2016 05:44AM

Nick, you just made my day. That clutch clevis might be the one NOS part I have on my car that you don't! Haha.

smiling smiley

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: February 02, 2016 06:11AM

caroseiii Wrote:
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> Great solution on the clevis pin! NOS are very
> hard to find and no one sells them.
> Crawford

No kidding I called around most used suppliers have them but all are used/worn. If you look earlier in the thread I welded up the hole for the swivel on the clutch bellcrank and redrilled it, also very worn. Clark's does have repro clutch pull rod swivels.

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

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: February 10, 2016 07:57AM

Oh joy I get to take my unipack back out...my clutch won't release fully, or something is preventing separation. Something going on inside the bell housing. Thinking the pilot bushing or disc too thick.

Fun fun!

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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