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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: May 23, 2016 07:01AM

Nick I've had the same situation on my 60. If I want to try and seal up the glass around the rubber seal or leave it as is. I don't plan to have it out in bad weather but you never know if you'll be in that situation at some point. When I installed all the glass the thought was don't worry about it, but man you spend a small fortune for all that new cardboard and don't want it ruined the first time you get caught in the rain.
My situation now is, remove the glass and try and seal it. Try to seal it in the car, which can make a mess or just leave it alone and take my chances. It will never be driven in the rain.

My installer refused to seal the gasket and glass, because of all the cleanup. But if I take it back out I will do it myself, this time.

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With Ermine white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then, 1997!

2016!

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: May 23, 2016 08:12AM

I am in AWE every time I read a page,Nick I admire your dedication and patience,truly beautiful work.
Buster

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi

65 Corsa 140 4 speed
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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: June 26, 2016 06:15AM

Hey guys, not much progress to report. I put together one vent window frame and realized how bad the chrome looked so I am waiting for a pair of rechromed vent window frames to arrive. I thought one pair I had looked good enough, but next to my other rechromed parts it looked terrible!

Right now I am bogged down trying to find a lifter tick. The engine was quiet but after about 40 miles on the road it started ticking loudly at cold startup and continues until very hot when it quiets down. I have adjusted and readjusted rockers with no change both hot and cold. I narrowed it to the lifers on cylinder #6 using my stethoscope, the sound appears to be coming from the lifter itself not from the rocker area. During hot adjustment I was able to adjust it out and found it on #6 exhaust, but once adjusted out the lifter was almost bottomed. So I replaced both lifters on cyl #6 and ironically the same problem showed up on the intake lifer on #6 now, adjusting out results in almost bottomed the same as before but now on #6 intake. I am sure I did not swap the lifters b/c I disassembled the first lifter suspected bad as soon as I removed it. Very frustrating.

I did learn some things along the way. The valve train is quietest at about 1-1/2 turns down. Also from zero to bottom on my lifters/cam (TB-20) it's 2-3/4 turns down hot.

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: 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 - Trailered track monster
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: 63vert ()
Date: June 26, 2016 07:22AM

Just be sure you didn't bend a pushrod.

Rockingham, NC

1962 Greenbrier
65 110 4speed

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: June 26, 2016 07:29AM

63vert Wrote:
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> Just be sure you didn't bend a pushrod.

Yes already pulled them all to check, all pushrods and rocker tips are good.

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: 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 - Trailered track monster
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: June 26, 2016 10:54AM

I had the same problem with one of my cars, and I finally resorted to using some valve lifter cleaner from NAPA in the oil. It cleared it up for a while, and it came back. In went another can of cleaner, and this time, it never came back.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: June 26, 2016 02:29PM

junkman Wrote:
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> I had the same problem with one of my cars, and I
> finally resorted to using some valve lifter
> cleaner from NAPA in the oil. It cleared it up
> for a while, and it came back. In went another
> can of cleaner, and this time, it never came back.

Thing is Junk, they are all brand new lifters... Can't imagine they got gummed up in 40 or 50 miles?

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: 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 - Trailered track monster
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: June 26, 2016 02:58PM

Manufacturing tolerance issue. Don't know why the valve lifter chemical worked on mine, but it did, and they also were new. what do you have to loose, except for a few dollars?

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: June 28, 2016 07:10PM

Oh happy day!!



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: 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 - Trailered track monster
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 28, 2016 07:15PM

Long awaited!! ggg





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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: June 28, 2016 07:27PM

grinning smiley

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: ROD ()
Date: June 28, 2016 08:44PM

BALLER!

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
61 Vintage Rampy
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: 63turbo ()
Date: June 28, 2016 09:18PM

Drool...........!!

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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]
first official EFI boost test here:[www.youtube.com]
My new fan! [corvaircenter.com]
engine less 62 Spyder
Canadian 64 Monza Parts car



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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: June 30, 2016 08:29AM

I will trade you an old one for one of your rebuilt ones. I forgot about you sending them to Dayton, because I waned to send mine also, so I wouldn't have to send them an adapter and knock off. Did they restore your outer rims, or did they replace them? The replacement rim is lighter weight than the originals. Pictures please, so I can drool on my keyboard.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: June 30, 2016 08:37AM

Junk yes they replace all the spokes, nipples and outer rim. The only thing kept is the center of the original wheel. The replacement rim has a better lip for running tubeless and allows them to seal the spokes with built in recesses at the spoke nipples. They did a beautiful job with the wheels. Chrome is very nice, my only gripe is they don't restamp the off/arrows on the knock offs.

I had one extra knockoff rechromed to complete the driver quality set that I bought from ROD and I sold that on to TheStig here on the forum. The set that I had Dayton restore was my set that was in very rough shape that came w/ 4 left hand KOs/Adapters from an estate sale in WV. (I collected the correct R/L parts before sending of course!).

Sorry no trades! LOL. grinning smiley All total $4200 for the restoration **ouch!**.

I'll get some pics up soon, taking the Lotus to the track for the next 3 days so no Corvair this weekend.

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: 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 - Trailered track monster
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA



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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: June 30, 2016 09:03AM

The off and on arrows are engraved before the chrome process. Originally, they were stamped at Kelsey Hayes. Some were stamped both off and on, with arrows, some were stamped off only, and some others were stamped on only. I had one that was stamped both off and on, but the stamping had the arrows both stamped in the same direction. I had my knock offs done by Qual Krom in Eire PA. They did a great job, and built up the edges that were smashed by someone using a steel hammer on them. I use them to do work that I feel is critical that it is done exactingly perfect every time. I only use a lead hammer, and after a while, even that gets distorted. My lead hammer has replaceable lead hammer tips.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: June 30, 2016 09:59AM

I am thinking of fabricating a tool to allow me to tighten the knock offs with a torque wrench. I have seen them available for British cars in 1/2" drive but never seen one that would fit on two prong KH knock offs.

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: 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 - Trailered track monster
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: bought1 ()
Date: June 30, 2016 12:19PM

Here's a couple of tools...the second one is for dayton style wheels

[knockoffspinnertool.com]

[www.layitlow.com]

Dave

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: August 01, 2016 04:44PM

I had a visit today from The Stig (well The Stig here on the forum). Geoff stopped by on his way thru town, had a great visit with him and his family....and he got to test drive my Spyder. (Crawford notice his t-shirt?)





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: 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 - Trailered track monster
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA



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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: August 01, 2016 05:36PM

You guys are having too much fun!





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