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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: guy63 ()
Date: April 06, 2017 07:15AM

Just finished mine, and it made an incredible difference in comfort. I would have liked to have gone with a black leather and matched the stock stitching, but maybe someday....

Looks great Nick!

Guy
63 Spyder Coupe
Medina, MN

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: April 06, 2017 09:19AM

guy63 Wrote:
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> Just finished mine, and it made an incredible
> difference in comfort. I would have liked to have
> gone with a black leather and matched the stock
> stitching, but maybe someday....
>
> Looks great Nick!

Great I am looking forward to that. The vinyl on ones on the car weren't too bad, I think they had been redone about 10 years ago but it appeared they just redid the covers b/c they were pretty uncomfortable to sit in. Also at one point with the previous owner a mouse took up residence in both bucket seats so they were full of junk inside. No matter how much I beat on them and stuck my vacuum up inside I could not get it all 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/US Navy Veteran
Other cars: 2003 Porsche 996.2 Carrera; Boring daily drivers; 2005 Lotus Elise supercharged (SOLD); 1982 Porsche 911SC (SOLD)
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: bbakerga ()
Date: April 06, 2017 09:31AM

Nick, was black the original interior color on your car?

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: April 06, 2017 09:49AM

bbakerga Wrote:
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> Nick, was black the original interior color on
> your car?

No the original interior color was blue. But I don't like how blue on blue looks so I went with black. I did the painted areas of the interior in a midnight blue which is a later 1960's GM interior color. I think it makes a nice transition from the exterior blue to the interior black.

My exterior color, silver blue, is original, as well as the convertible top in white.

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/US Navy Veteran
Other cars: 2003 Porsche 996.2 Carrera; Boring daily drivers; 2005 Lotus Elise supercharged (SOLD); 1982 Porsche 911SC (SOLD)
Northern Colorado, USA



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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: April 06, 2017 01:24PM

Hey Nick, are you going to finish the seats yourself. I had done it before, but this you tube had some helpful tips.

[corvaircenter.com]

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: April 07, 2017 05:44AM

JO, I am having an upholstery shop do the install of the covers/pads on the seats. While it's there and everything is out I am going to re-do my floor carpets myself. I mess up some of the holes on my first attempt, cut them too large. I also then can cut the last carpet set and install it under the seats where there was no factory carpet. After installing my audiowrap sound deadener the silver is very visible under the seats against the adjacent black carpet.

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/US Navy Veteran
Other cars: 2003 Porsche 996.2 Carrera; Boring daily drivers; 2005 Lotus Elise supercharged (SOLD); 1982 Porsche 911SC (SOLD)
Northern Colorado, USA



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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: April 08, 2017 04:40PM

Installed my new pistons and cylinders today. Clarks full fin standard bore cylinders and Hitech pistons this time around. Ready for '64 95hp heads as soon as Ken is done with them!



Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/US Navy Veteran
Other cars: 2003 Porsche 996.2 Carrera; Boring daily drivers; 2005 Lotus Elise supercharged (SOLD); 1982 Porsche 911SC (SOLD)
Northern Colorado, USA



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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: April 08, 2017 04:43PM

Also today I made a jig to hang my engine cover upside down and used Plasti-Dip to recreate the factory rubberized coating on the spark plug wire guides, came out really nice.





Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/US Navy Veteran
Other cars: 2003 Porsche 996.2 Carrera; Boring daily drivers; 2005 Lotus Elise supercharged (SOLD); 1982 Porsche 911SC (SOLD)
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: bbakerga ()
Date: April 08, 2017 05:14PM

That's a great idea, Nick. I was thinking of doing something similar... do they make it in a high-temp version?

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: April 08, 2017 07:11PM

bbakerga Wrote:
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> That's a great idea, Nick. I was thinking of doing
> something similar... do they make it in a
> high-temp version?

Heat range is supposed to be 200 degrees I am thinking in that location it'll be fine since it gets air from the fan and is away from the heads. We'll see! Doesn't seem to be many other options out there other than Plasti-dip. I found a couple industrial options but they are very pricey for such a small area.

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/US Navy Veteran
Other cars: 2003 Porsche 996.2 Carrera; Boring daily drivers; 2005 Lotus Elise supercharged (SOLD); 1982 Porsche 911SC (SOLD)
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: April 09, 2017 01:06PM

Where all of your wire holders not removable?

On my 60 I just unscrewed them and dipped!

Makes for a good look when you pay attention to the little details.

By the time you get this engine finished, again, you should be able to put one back together with your eyes closed.

Hate you have had this much trouble, and a couple of others, lately.

Good luck.

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: jmaechtlen ()
Date: April 09, 2017 07:57PM

I guess the scored cylinders would make good cores for someone?

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: April 09, 2017 09:52PM

jmaechtlen Wrote:
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> I guess the scored cylinders would make good cores
> for someone?


Yes they are already sold.

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/US Navy Veteran
Other cars: 2003 Porsche 996.2 Carrera; Boring daily drivers; 2005 Lotus Elise supercharged (SOLD); 1982 Porsche 911SC (SOLD)
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: April 09, 2017 09:53PM

GWLee Wrote:
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> Where all of your wire holders not removable?
>
> On my 60 I just unscrewed them and dipped!

Riveted onto the cover. I'd assume that started in '61.

Nick
_______________________________________________________________________
1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/US Navy Veteran
Other cars: 2003 Porsche 996.2 Carrera; Boring daily drivers; 2005 Lotus Elise supercharged (SOLD); 1982 Porsche 911SC (SOLD)
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Mark M ()
Date: April 10, 2017 07:37AM

I used the same Plasti-dip technique about 5 or 6 years ago and it is holding up well.

Mark M
Project: 64 Spyder Vert running 80 hp heads and carbs
1st Vair: 65 Corsa 140
St. Louis, MO
Show Me Corvair Club &
CORSA member

"If it's not broken, you're not driving it hard enough"

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: June 15, 2017 07:23PM

Here are some pics of my chamber #3 on my original right cylinder head. The pieces that I thought may have been parts of a valve guide were not. The valve guides were fine. I must have sucked something into the intake at some point. I did run the engine on the stand and in the garage a fair amount with the air cleaner off, so must have sucked something into the intake then. These pics were from Ken Hand who has my original heads right 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/US Navy Veteran
Other cars: 2003 Porsche 996.2 Carrera; Boring daily drivers; 2005 Lotus Elise supercharged (SOLD); 1982 Porsche 911SC (SOLD)
Northern Colorado, USA



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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: June 15, 2017 07:26PM

Some in progress pics of my new heads from Ken Hand. Closed chamber cylinder heads this time Early turbo/95 type.











Nick
_______________________________________________________________________
1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/US Navy Veteran
Other cars: 2003 Porsche 996.2 Carrera; Boring daily drivers; 2005 Lotus Elise supercharged (SOLD); 1982 Porsche 911SC (SOLD)
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: June 15, 2017 07:33PM

I also owe you guys a photo of the finished seats back in the car:



Nick
_______________________________________________________________________
1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/US Navy Veteran
Other cars: 2003 Porsche 996.2 Carrera; Boring daily drivers; 2005 Lotus Elise supercharged (SOLD); 1982 Porsche 911SC (SOLD)
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: June 16, 2017 05:29AM

Hi Nick, haven't been following lately, just noticed the spark plug wire retainer dip job. I did that, not a fancy, using to cardboard boxes for support. Its been over two years now and they still look fine.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: jdogden ()
Date: June 16, 2017 05:33AM

Hi Nick, Missed seeing you at Poudre Sports Car on Saturday. You may need to check the turbo for damage if that large a piece was passed through it.

John
Greeley, CO
65 Corsa Turbo
03 Targa

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