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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: February 21, 2016 04:35PM

Test drive today!



Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA



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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 21, 2016 04:39PM

Congrats!! A great Milestone has been reached!





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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: February 21, 2016 05:27PM

Gee, I wonder why you have such a vairy big smile?! smileys with beer

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


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

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: FLSteve ()
Date: February 21, 2016 05:32PM

ihscomputers Wrote:
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> Gee, I wonder why you have such a vairy big
> smile?! smileys with beer


Funny I had a smile from ear to ear watching this video!! Congratulations!!!

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: February 21, 2016 05:39PM

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!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: rv6aaviator ()
Date: February 21, 2016 05:44PM

Congrats Nick! I thought I felt a disturbance in the force.....

Jeff Sandor
Pres Cincinnati Corvair Club
62 Convertible
63 Spyder Convertible
64 Spyder Convertible

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: DAVECS1 ()
Date: February 22, 2016 04:28AM

Wow! That is just beautiful. The thing runs like a top. I expected no less after all the thought and care you put in to it. I am in awe, you put one back on the road in all its glory.

1964 Monza Convertible
110 4 speed
Peoria, IL

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: bbakerga ()
Date: February 22, 2016 08:15PM

I'm pretty sure the camera man (your son?) was every bit as excited as you were!

Congratulations, Nick!

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: February 22, 2016 08:17PM

So exciting! Great work as always.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Wabbitkiller ()
Date: February 23, 2016 05:49AM

thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up

Chris

1965 Monza 95 Convertible 4 speed

Olathe, KS (Kansas City)


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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Darrin ()
Date: February 23, 2016 06:38AM

Nice milestone for a beautiful build.

Good work!

Darrin Hartzler
Bethesda, MD

Corvairs in two states of the Union and varying states of disarray.

Northern Virginia Corvairs & Group Corvair

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: March 06, 2016 06:41AM

Finished the install of my Safeguard/Wideband system. I ran a relay for power to both systems. Will test run today.





Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: March 09, 2016 04:30AM

I am fighting an oil leak from the oil filter adapter. I ruled out the "turbo-T" as the source (where the oil pressure switch and turbo oil line attach). I cleaned everything up and have isolated the leak to coming from this bolt on the oil filter adapter. Tightening the bolt a little did not help. Going to try an seal up with RTV. Unfortunately I have to pull the generator to get to it!



Nick
_______________________________________________________________________
1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: FLSteve ()
Date: March 09, 2016 09:48AM

Is that a hear line Crack?

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: March 09, 2016 10:30AM

I don't think so I looked with a mirror and directly over the weekend but it certainly could be. There is a casting defect there so it could be I guess. Will check it out further this weekend!

Nick
_______________________________________________________________________
1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: March 09, 2016 05:43PM

Nick- I think those bolts on the top of the adapter are somewhat prone to leaking- up through the threads on the ones that are open to oil pressure-
I've often wondered how well they would seal if those through holes were modified to accommodate O-rings- perhaps a suitably deep chamfer at the top edge of the hole- then the o-ring would get squeezed tight against the shank of
the bolt and washer.

Good that you caught it before it had leaked enough to mess up that pretty, smooth running engine!!!

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Kevin Nash
Friday Harbor Washington
63 Spyder, Daily driver, EFI read about my project here: [corvaircenter.com]
first test start on EFI here:[www.youtube.com]
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engine less 62 Spyder
Canadian 64 Monza Parts car



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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: March 09, 2016 05:50PM

Would the thread sealer you use on flywheel bolts help here?

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: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: DAVECS1 ()
Date: March 09, 2016 06:15PM

I used gaskasinch on those bolts and only a flat washer. I have not had any issues so far. I am using an alternator mount, you are welcome to my gen mount if you think it will help.

1964 Monza Convertible
110 4 speed
Peoria, IL

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Melb-Mike ()
Date: March 09, 2016 07:01PM

You may want to try Permatex Aircraft thread sealer. I think it's a shellac based sealer and reacts to denatured alcohol for cleanup. Years ago I built a very high performance 350 V8 for my Checkmate speed boat and the experts all recommended Mercury Perfect Seal on the SS head gaskets and head bolts. The first time I did it my way which made for leaks. I took it back apart and followed the advice. Miraculous, no more issues. That product was no longer sold by Mercury Marine so I traced it down and found the Permatex sealer to be the same and they actually made it for Mercury Marine. Now any thread going into a water or oil cavity gets it on the threads and I've never had a leak except for; DON'T USE IT ON CORK GASKETS----IT DOESN'T WORK.

Nick, your car looks absolutely awesome and sounds even better. Great job. You just motivated me to get going on my 66. I only wish I could do half the job you did.

64 Greenbrier
64 Spyder (needs restoration)
65 Corsa 140, restored
66 Corsa turbo, restoring now
66 Corsa 140 "RR" code coupe fully restored
67 Pontiac GTO restored
69 Corvette 427 convertible restored
2004 Caterham R400 (Lotus super7)my race car
2015 Porsche Panamera S
2015 Corvette Z06
1965 AC Cobra (Factory Five)

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: March 09, 2016 09:13PM

Guys it's not sealed thru the threads. If you look at the oil pump housing the end of the bolt threads to into a void. The leak has to be thru the gasket and up the unthreaded (lagged) area in the oil filter housing. Need to fill this and the bolt cap/washer with some sealant like RTV.

If it's not cracked perhaps it's not perfectly flat and leaking here past the gasket. There is full oil pressure at that spot I think.

Nick
_______________________________________________________________________
1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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