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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: June 16, 2017 12:05PM

jdogden Wrote:
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> 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


Thanks for the tip I will do that.

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: Aprilia997 ()
Date: June 16, 2017 10:08PM

The heads look great now. The trick answer is what in the world are those hard pieces that ended up in the intakes?

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: June 21, 2017 07:25AM

Heads 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/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: BobV66Vair ()
Date: June 21, 2017 08:41AM

Looking good. Nice to get the parts together as GM intended! It is exciting to see it come together.

Note: I save the caps off of shop aerosol cans. They make perfect plugs for the carb holes. They seat well and won't fall out like paper. Just thought of this as I looked at the engine picture.

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: June 21, 2017 09:07AM

I always liked how a Corvair engine looks. It's a shame it has to hide under all of the sheet metal.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Warner Robins, GA, Soon to be Oklahoma City, OK

Click for Warner Robins, GeorgiaForecast


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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: July 01, 2017 11:23AM

Engine is back in and running very well. The 95hp cylinder heads make a huge difference, no spark knock/preignition at all. The car runs beautifully.

Here's a video taken after the first 10 miles on the engine w/ the new heads.


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: MattNall ()
Date: July 01, 2017 11:26AM

Let's hope your troubles are over!





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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: July 01, 2017 11:27AM

Very nice, some day I hope mine turns out that nice!thumbs up

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process)
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: July 01, 2017 11:27AM

I have over 200 miles on the car, I've been driving it all week to work, errands, etc. I just drove 50 miles this AM. Running and driving great! So good to have this thing on the road and running well.



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: Am-Iron ()
Date: July 01, 2017 12:56PM

Absolutely beautiful Nick!!Awesome!

1965 Monza road race build, 1965 Corsa Convertible, 1961 Lakewood, 1964 Rampside
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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: July 01, 2017 01:25PM

Outstanding!!smileys with beer

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


1963 Rampside V8 - YELLOW - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: July 01, 2017 03:09PM

Awesome Nick!! Great looking carsmiling smiley

Avid Corvair hobbiest since 1984. Have personally restored 20 or more Vairs a number of them ground up.

Located in the Atlanta Georgia area.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: July 01, 2017 05:47PM

Looks/sounds terrific Nick, I hope there is no encore performance this time. Have you hit the boost yet ?

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

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: July 02, 2017 04:31AM

jjohnsonjo Wrote:
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> Looks/sounds terrific Nick, I hope there is no
> encore performance this time. Have you hit the
> boost yet ?

No boost yet, trying to break it in gently. Been staying under 3000rpm all the time. Will do that until 500 miles.

In a couple weeks I'm taking it in to have Clearmask put on the front followed by ceramic paint coating. I've had other cars coated and it really holds up well, no more waxing cars!

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: Spectre ()
Date: July 02, 2017 04:48AM

Under 3000 for 500 miles? I thought a few hard pulls helped seat the rings.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Warner Robins, GA, Soon to be Oklahoma City, OK

Click for Warner Robins, GeorgiaForecast


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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: July 02, 2017 04:54AM

Spectre Wrote:
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> Under 3000 for 500 miles? I thought a few hard
> pulls helped seat the rings.


There is much controversy on how to break in, and clearly no consensus. I tried the "just drive it" method on the last go round and it didn't work out well. This time I am trying the gentle method. I do use full throttle a lot, just not above 3000 rpm and no boost.

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: 63turbo ()
Date: July 02, 2017 08:32AM

Heck of a job Nick!! such fine piece of workthumbs up. I've always used the "gentle"
method for break in... no boosting until the rings seated.

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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]
engine less 62 Spyder
Canadian 64 Monza Parts car



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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Setterz54 ()
Date: July 02, 2017 09:13AM

Awesome,beautiful,professional job Nick!Now you can enjoy all your hard work.

Setterz54
Fulton,MD.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: gregb ()
Date: July 02, 2017 09:48AM

Hey Nick, fantastic job! I am wondering if you could explain the technical reasons for going to the 95HP heads. The obvious benefit is no more pinging but what is the change that does this, is the compression lowered, does the quench area change. Shade tree mechanic wants to know.
Thanks

Gregb

61 Canadian Lakewood
62 Spyder Triple Black Convertible
65 Corsa Coupe

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Melb-Mike ()
Date: July 02, 2017 07:02PM

Yes, same question for me like gregb. I've been reading about all the possible cures for pinging like water injection, modifying the pistons and head to provide a quench area smaller than stock,etc. If just getting 95 hp heads solves the problem without any further mods, it sure seems to be the way to go. I won't be tackling my 64 spyder until I get finished with the 66 Corsa Turbo but I'm curious on the process. Nick, you always seem to set the bar on the restorations by doing it without ANY compromises. I can only admire you.

64 Greenbrier
64 Spyder (needs restoration)
65 Corsa 140, restored
66 Corsa turbo, restoring now
66 Corsa 140 "RR" code coupe fully restored
67 Pontiac GTO restored
69 Corvette 427 convertible restored
2004 Caterham R400 (Lotus super7)my race car
2015 Porsche Panamera S
2015 Corvette Z06
1965 AC Cobra (Factory Five)

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