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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Joe West ()
Date: October 07, 2016 05:34PM

I would swear I am looking at my Corvair... except mine doesn't hold a candle to ours. You did a stunning job Nick. You may very well have the Nicest Corvair on the planet. Nicely done my friend.


1964 Spyder Convertible, Laurinburg North Carolina
Restoration Website: [www.corvairspyder.com]

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: guy63 ()
Date: October 10, 2016 07:30AM

Beautiful project Nick! Now, enjoy it!

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: Nickshu ()
Date: October 10, 2016 10:17AM

Put some finishing touches on the car yesterday. Still have a few little things to sort out but now have the interior done and basically complete!!









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: October 16, 2016 04:32PM

Celebratory cake for car completion!



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: MoxyRamone ()
Date: October 16, 2016 04:56PM

If anyone's earned it, you have, Nick! I'm in awe of the work you've done.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: October 16, 2016 07:25PM

Cheers buddy! You deserve it. smileys with beer

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: FLSteve ()
Date: October 16, 2016 07:57PM

Congratulations!!!Thank you for keeping another one alive.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: mwr ()
Date: October 16, 2016 09:06PM

My favorite car on CC, beautiful!

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: October 17, 2016 03:58PM

I found a set of NOS 1964 year of manufacture Colorado plates from a local collector, got them registered w/ the state, and put them on today. Pretty cool!



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: Joe West ()
Date: October 17, 2016 05:56PM

Very cool Nick. I had 64 plates on my Corvair in Arizona, but when I moved to NC and found that the personalized plate "64SPYDER" was available, I couldn't turn it down. :-)


Nickshu Wrote:
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> I found a set of NOS 1964 year of manufacture
> Colorado plates from a local collector, got them
> registered w/ the state, and put them on today.
> Pretty cool!
>
> [i1273.photobucket.com]
> 0161017_163125-1_zpsy5u9jddf.jpg


1964 Spyder Convertible, Laurinburg North Carolina
Restoration Website: [www.corvairspyder.com]

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Wabbitkiller ()
Date: October 18, 2016 05:07AM

thumbs upthumbs 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: Willt65 ()
Date: October 18, 2016 06:32AM

Beautiful Car!!! Very talented you are!!!
Congrats!!!smileys with beer

Will Teeter
Flintstone, MD
65 Corsa project

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Darrin ()
Date: October 18, 2016 07:25AM

Congrats Nick....beautiful.

Your first post predicts three years...you came in under time and, of course, under budget, right?

Well done. Now you need a late model.

Darrin

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: November 07, 2016 12:54PM

I've been driving the car a whole bunch over the few weeks. It's been pretty close to my daily driver. It's nice to feel things loosen up a bit, much less resistance in the driveline as things are getting broken in!

It took me awhile to get the YH choke all dialed in but it is now performing well across all engine temps. I have it holding fast idle up to about a CHT of 325 (on the dash gauge FWIW) which seems to get me past the "lugging" idle I get if it drops to regular idle speed before that temperature.

Warm/hot starts are still and adventure. I've figured out if I crank the engine a few times w/ my foot off the gas during a warm/hot restart then stop and crank again w/ the gas depressed about 1/3 it starts nicely. It still floods every once in awhile, especially if I am parked on an upslope. I chock this up to the volatility of modern gasoline and also the YH's signature leaking into the venturi when shut down hot. Still tinkering with it some.

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



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/07/2016 12:57PM by Nickshu.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: gmorphan ()
Date: November 07, 2016 03:59PM

The car looks stunning and I'm so glad to hear that you're actually driving it.
As for the carb, try dropping the float level a bit. I've resolved similar warm/hot starting issues on the Rochester's by dropping the floats about 1/8"-3/16".
thumbs up Again, great job on the car! thumbs up

Bob Manwaring, Kingston, TN
'69 500 Coupe #1432

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Joe West ()
Date: November 07, 2016 04:09PM

Hi Nick,

If I recall correctly, we are running almost identical setups. I have none of the problems you describe. You are running a 180 hp YH, right? What are your AF ratios under the various conditions you describe?

Joe

Nickshu Wrote:
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> I've been driving the car a whole bunch over the
> few weeks. It's been pretty close to my daily
> driver. It's nice to feel things loosen up a bit,
> much less resistance in the driveline as things
> are getting broken in!
>
> It took me awhile to get the YH choke all dialed
> in but it is now performing well across all engine
> temps. I have it holding fast idle up to about a
> CHT of 325 (on the dash gauge FWIW) which seems to
> get me past the "lugging" idle I get if it drops
> to regular idle speed before that temperature.
>
> Warm/hot starts are still and adventure. I've
> figured out if I crank the engine a few times w/
> my foot off the gas during a warm/hot restart then
> stop and crank again w/ the gas depressed about
> 1/3 it starts nicely. It still floods every once
> in awhile, especially if I am parked on an
> upslope. I chock this up to the volatility of
> modern gasoline and also the YH's signature
> leaking into the venturi when shut down hot.
> Still tinkering with it some.


1964 Spyder Convertible, Laurinburg North Carolina
Restoration Website: [www.corvairspyder.com]

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: November 07, 2016 08:18PM

Joe, A/F is very consistent on my monitor at about 12:1 to 13:1 across all temps.

Yes 180 carb and turbo.

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



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/07/2016 08:21PM by Nickshu.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: November 08, 2016 07:22PM

Joe West Wrote:
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> Hi Nick,
>
> If I recall correctly, we are running almost
> identical setups. I have none of the problems you
> describe. You are running a 180 hp YH, right?
> What are your AF ratios under the various
> conditions you describe?
>
> Joe


Hey Joe tonight I swapped my stock rod and jet back in and played around with the choke. I seem to be able to come off choke a lot earlier w/ the stock rod/jet. I also see more boost and I can now hear the turbo spool up and down, as well as see the Safeguard cutting in less often under boost. I was running a 1-step lean but the engine seems to like the stock rod/jet better. I see about the same A/F on the monitor at idle and crusing but under hard acceleration it's richer. It was still rich with the 1-step lean (I know these engines like to be rich) but seems that it just wanted a bit more.

I'll continue to play around w/ the choke but it seems to be working well. I let it sit for 15-20 minutes a couple times to try a warm restart and it did well but still did not pop right off, so that issue may stick with me.

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: Nickshu ()
Date: November 17, 2016 10:49AM

So guys I now have the same scuffed piston noise on #3. Here we go again...I should have changed them all back when I did #6. Not sure what's going on, some weird expansion/contraction or something. Clearances were set within range.

I talked w/ Clarks today they told me they lost their supplier for Forged pistons and have run out of some sizes. Might be a reason to try HE's this time, also less expansion.

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: November 17, 2016 10:59AM

Bummer!! Some Builds are like this though... try to beat you to death!





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