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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: ROD ()
Date: August 01, 2016 07:52PM

Hope there was beer involved.... Muster the Roherium !

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: ROD ()
Date: August 01, 2016 08:13PM

Rohirrim

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: The Stig ()
Date: August 01, 2016 09:19PM

A few years ago - I was driving to an event with my friend russmcd here on the forum. I was in my '63 turbo, he was following in his corsa. I took a corner hard enough several of the three bar spinner hubcaps went flying off and Russ chased them down for me. So when I sent him a picture of us driving Nicks car - His response was 'I guess that explains why all the hubcaps are missing.' Knowing that, Nick may not have let me drive his car... Well the real reason being he hasn't put the gems of perfect KH wheels on the car yet. Nick's car is the finest driving Corvair I have ever driven. Restoration work is first rate amazing. Thanks again for your hospitality Nick! Hope to drive the car when it is fully done!

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: August 02, 2016 04:26AM

Haha Geoff probably good you didn't tell me that story first! Thanks again for stopping by.

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: russmcd ()
Date: August 02, 2016 08:31AM

Yeah Nick, I was a little worried there for a bit. He texted me last night the pix you posted above along with a side shot of your car. I keyed in on the blank wheels right away. HA!!! That Spyder of his is a hot runner, and that cap ran for a block or two after he threw it.

Beautiful car and you made Geoff's week!

Russ McDuffie
Albuquerque, NM
CNM / CORSA
1965 Corsa Convertible (Blk/White-wrecked)
1965 Corsa Convertible (Blk/Red-in process)
1955 Chevy 210 Del Ray - neglected :-(
1972 Chevy C-10 Pickup (waiting for love)

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: August 02, 2016 09:54AM

bought1 Wrote:
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> Here's a couple of tools...the second one is for
> dayton style wheels
>
> [knockoffspinnertool.com]
> 42mm_-_52mm

I had a very nice conversation with Sarto today who makes the "knockoffspinnertool.com" tools. He is in the process of using 3D printing to make a new 2 bar spinner tool that has fewer parts and is less expensive. He has prototypes made and will be sending me one to try out soon. Very nice guy, Jay Leno is a customer of his, and he was surprised to learn about KH Corvair wire wheels, which he did not know existed. Stay tuned!

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: August 02, 2016 11:29AM

Excellent! But you know you are no longer allowed to post to this thread unless you post more pics of tha sweet car!!!grinning smiley

Dave

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: August 02, 2016 12:22PM

bought1 Wrote:
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> Excellent! But you know you are no longer allowed
> to post to this thread unless you post more pics
> of tha sweet car!!!grinning smiley

Ok fine smiling bouncing smiley...here's a pic from yesterday, working on the top frame.



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: August 02, 2016 02:30PM

Damn, that looks good!

Dave

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: August 07, 2016 10:26AM

Getting back on track...Rechromed vent windows reassembled and installed, Interior door linkage and handles in, Window tracks, regulators and glass cleaned up and ready to go back in. Need to put the new felt into the rear tracks today.











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: 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: Nickshu ()
Date: August 20, 2016 08:54AM

Power top hydraulics installed and working, top frame adjusted. Still need to fine tune the windows but almost there. Getting the top frame adjusted simultaneously to the header bar and windows was no small task!! Lots of trial and error!

Video:



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: Nickshu ()
Date: August 20, 2016 09:59AM



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: August 20, 2016 11:59AM

Awesome!!!

Dave

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: August 20, 2016 01:47PM

looking killer Nickshu!!

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: August 31, 2016 01:52PM

Got the wheels back from the tire guys yesterday. They tried to install them tubeless (as Dayton said they had "sealed" them) but on two of them they could not get the valve stems not to leak. So ended up installing tubes in them. Probably best in the end just for piece of mind. They're ready to go on the car! I also scheduled with the upholstery shop to install my top in a couple weeks. Getting close to being complete!!



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: 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: rottentothecore ()
Date: August 31, 2016 02:03PM

Nick, thank you again for your thorough build post. If I have a modern alloy wheel (1985s) and if I have a problem with stem leaks and assuming most modern wheels are tubeless, one can install tubes in modern alloys?




Nickshu Wrote:
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> Got the wheels back from the tire guys yesterday.
> They tried to install them tubeless (as Dayton
> said they had "sealed" them) but on two of them
> they could not get the valve stems not to leak.
> So ended up installing tubes in them. Probably
> best in the end just for piece of mind. They're
> ready to go on the car! I also scheduled with the
> upholstery shop to install my top in a couple
> weeks. Getting close to being complete!!
>
> [i1273.photobucket.com]
> 0160830_200532_zpsq40zjvio.jpg

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: August 31, 2016 02:22PM

rottentothecore Wrote:
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> Nick, thank you again for your thorough build
> post. If I have a modern alloy wheel (1985s) and
> if I have a problem with stem leaks and assuming
> most modern wheels are tubeless, one can install
> tubes in modern alloys?

Not sure as I'm not a tire guy but I would assume you could. Note that tubes I found were listed as different for radial vs bias ply tires. Valve stems on the tubes also come in different diameters depending on how big your valve stem hole is in the rim.

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: The Stig ()
Date: August 31, 2016 02:30PM

Looking great Nick! smileys with beer

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: August 31, 2016 03:03PM

The Stig Wrote:
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> Looking great Nick! smileys with beer

By the way Thanks for the tip on the great prices for Maxxis tires on Amazon. I got them for under $90 each with free shipping!

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: 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: Nickshu ()
Date: September 05, 2016 02:42PM

KH wheels installed on the car.

NOS lifters that I was lucky enough to get from a fellow local club member. Hopefully will cure my slow pump up cold issue.







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

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