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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: 4carbcorvair ()
Date: September 05, 2016 02:49PM

thumbs up smoking smiley

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Ronnie
Southern Maine.
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66 Corsa Convertible, 140, 4sp.
65 Monza Convertible, 110, PG.




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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: September 11, 2016 07:48PM

So I ruled out valvetrain as the source of my knocking. Since the noise has gotten progressively worse it has become easier to diagnose. I can now isolate it to cylinder #6. I had tried this same test about a month ago and there was no change but now it shows up clearly. I am thinking piston skirt slap or a wrist pin issue. Time to take the engine back out!



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: 63turbo ()
Date: September 11, 2016 08:41PM

Bummer!!

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 11, 2016 08:57PM

Ouch is right!





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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: September 12, 2016 04:06PM

Took the engine out and removed #6. I think I found the source of my knocking noise:



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: September 12, 2016 04:08PM

Too tight!!!





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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: bought1 ()
Date: September 12, 2016 04:14PM

Oh that sucks. Sorry to hear it!

Dave

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Setterz54 ()
Date: September 12, 2016 04:45PM

That hurts!

Setterz54
Fulton,MD.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: September 12, 2016 04:45PM

Yes it sucks but I'm relieved to have found it. I can fix it and it'll be fine.

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: The Stig ()
Date: September 12, 2016 05:02PM

Wow! At least you found the issue!

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: September 25, 2016 12:52PM

Got the engine back in with a new piston and cylinder on #6. Knocking is gone!!! Runs quiet now!



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: September 25, 2016 01:06PM

Great news!! Was the other just too tight?





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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: ROD ()
Date: September 25, 2016 01:26PM

Great work Nick. thumbs up

Rod Tetrault
El Cajon , CA
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66 Corsa "JIMISH" Mid engine Turbo LS1 currently 2nd fastest Corvair in the USA
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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: September 25, 2016 01:45PM

MattNall Wrote:
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> Great news!! Was the other just too tight?

It was probably on the tighter end of the clearance (I am assuming) and also I know for sure I was "testing" my turbo boost more than I should have with only 250 miles on the engine.

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: September 25, 2016 01:46PM

But guys....The real silver lining on all this headache is that now I have this SUPER COOL PENCIL HOLDER in my garage!!



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: TerribleTed ()
Date: September 25, 2016 09:48PM

When life give you lemons make lemonade!! Sorry about you trouble nick but looks like you made the best of itsmiling smiley

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: September 26, 2016 06:15AM

Went on a 30+ mile drive last night. Got all the lifters pumped up now and it runs and sounds like a dream.

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: September 26, 2016 05:40PM

Got away from work today and drove the Corvair up to Rocky Mountain National Park with my wife. First relatively long drive in the car, she ran beautifully. Returned home to find the underside bone dry and other than a noisy speedo cable all was perfect!

Here's some photos:







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: denver66 ()
Date: September 26, 2016 08:02PM

It was a perfect Fall day for leaf-peeping. Good to learn that you've got the Spyder back and running so quickly. Nice job Nick.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: October 07, 2016 05:06PM

Top is on!!!





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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