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Re: EM: New Clutch, Rear Suspension, Brakes and anything else I can do while I am at it.
Posted by: keitho64 ()
Date: May 02, 2015 04:20PM

Rear cross member in, powertrain in. I can almost hear her running!

Keith
64 Monza Convert 110 4-speed
69 911T (IROC Clone)
"Horizontally Opposed"
05 GTO 6-speed (Gotta have a V8)
Chicago Burbs; the Anti-Dragon... 11 turns in 318 miles

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Re: EM: New Clutch, Rear Suspension, Brakes and anything else I can do while I am at it.
Posted by: keitho64 ()
Date: May 06, 2015 08:20PM

Slow exhausting progress tonight. I do like these logs!

Keith
64 Monza Convert 110 4-speed
69 911T (IROC Clone)
"Horizontally Opposed"
05 GTO 6-speed (Gotta have a V8)
Chicago Burbs; the Anti-Dragon... 11 turns in 318 miles

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Re: EM: New Clutch, Rear Suspension, Brakes and anything else I can do while I am at it.
Posted by: keitho64 ()
Date: June 04, 2015 08:38AM

I have the new distributor in.

Axles installed, brakes done.

Hopefully by the end of June I am done. It is taking a bit longer than I hoped but I had some scope creep and I always seem to misjudge how much time it takes me to do things. spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Keith
64 Monza Convert 110 4-speed
69 911T (IROC Clone)
"Horizontally Opposed"
05 GTO 6-speed (Gotta have a V8)
Chicago Burbs; the Anti-Dragon... 11 turns in 318 miles

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Re: EM: New Clutch, Rear Suspension, Brakes and anything else I can do while I am at it.
Posted by: keitho64 ()
Date: June 26, 2015 06:18AM

So I got a little sidetracked and put new carpet in the interior, reinstalled the dash I made last year and put in a new steering wheel. I am going for the look if I were to have done this in the 60's.

I still need to do the front brake lines, mount the electric fuel pump, bleed/adjust brakes, fire it up and tuning. So close...

Keith
64 Monza Convert 110 4-speed
69 911T (IROC Clone)
"Horizontally Opposed"
05 GTO 6-speed (Gotta have a V8)
Chicago Burbs; the Anti-Dragon... 11 turns in 318 miles

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Re: EM: New Clutch, Rear Suspension, Brakes and anything else I can do while I am at it.
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: June 27, 2015 06:23AM

Those gauges look nice! Where did you get them?

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Friday Harbor Washington
63 Spyder, Daily driver, EFI read about my project here: [corvaircenter.com]
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engine less 62 Spyder
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Re: EM: New Clutch, Rear Suspension, Brakes and anything else I can do while I am at it.
Posted by: keitho64 ()
Date: June 27, 2015 07:57AM

Thanks! They are Stewart Warner stage III gauges from the 70's that I had from an old project.

Keith
64 Monza Convert 110 4-speed
69 911T (IROC Clone)
"Horizontally Opposed"
05 GTO 6-speed (Gotta have a V8)
Chicago Burbs; the Anti-Dragon... 11 turns in 318 miles

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Re: EM: New Clutch, Rear Suspension, Brakes and anything else I can do while I am at it.
Posted by: keitho64 ()
Date: July 26, 2015 07:17PM

I FINALLY got her all done, just some fine tuning on the clutch adjustment and replace the rubber fuel lines in the engine compartment. I am using braided lines with AN fittings but I needed two 90 degree elbows that I didn't have. I was anxious to drive it so I improvised with rubber.

I still need to fabricate the exhaust for the new logs I have which will happen soon.

I must say I am impressed with how planted the rear of the car is. It is amazing when an improvement there is when replacing 50 year old rubber bushings, springs ..

The brakes work like a champ and I have a parking brake again.

I didn't drive it a ton yet but I will this week. It is so nice to be behind the wheel of the Corvair again!!!

Thanks to everyone for all the support along the way. The job took a bit longer that I anticipated but the end result is worth it.

Keith
64 Monza Convert 110 4-speed
69 911T (IROC Clone)
"Horizontally Opposed"
05 GTO 6-speed (Gotta have a V8)
Chicago Burbs; the Anti-Dragon... 11 turns in 318 miles

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Re: EM: New Clutch, Rear Suspension, Brakes and anything else I can do while I am at it.
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: July 26, 2015 07:19PM

From the looks of everything it was worth the time spent!





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Re: EM: New Clutch, Rear Suspension, Brakes and anything else I can do while I am at it.
Posted by: keitho64 ()
Date: July 26, 2015 07:27PM

And the best part ... Look Mom NO LEAKS!!!

Thanks Matt, it was worth it in the end. Every time I drive it I have a huge smile!

Keith
64 Monza Convert 110 4-speed
69 911T (IROC Clone)
"Horizontally Opposed"
05 GTO 6-speed (Gotta have a V8)
Chicago Burbs; the Anti-Dragon... 11 turns in 318 miles

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Re: EM: New Clutch, Rear Suspension, Brakes and anything else I can do while I am at it.
Posted by: keitho64 ()
Date: August 02, 2015 09:04PM

I spent the weekend driving the car and working out some bugs. All in all I am elated with the results. I cannot believe how stable the car feels with the new rear suspension. As an added bonus I have all new brakes and a functional parking brake.

It is amazing how ‘new’ the car feels with rebuilt suspension. I feel like I am driving a brand new 51 year old car!!

As with any project there was a bit of scope creep and here are all the major tasks I did, remember this all started because of a slipping clutch. spinning smiley sticking its tongue out
• New Clutch, Pressure plate, throw-out bearing, pilot bearing
• Resealed engine, trans, differential
• New u-joints
• New distributor and Coil (Seth’s distributor and it is fantastic)
• New fuel lines – braided lines in the engine compartment, new lines to tank and a new electric fuel pump
• Complete rear suspension – shocks, springs, bushings
• All 4 brakes are completely rebuilt – new wheel cylinders, springs, shoes, rubber lines and all new steel lines (Master was relatively new)
• All new hoses on heater
• New carpet and steering wheel
• Cleaned and painted almost every part I touched


This winter I will rebuild the front suspension.

I appreciate all the feedback and support throughout this project. If anyone has any questions please ask, I would be happy to share what I learned along the way.

Keith
64 Monza Convert 110 4-speed
69 911T (IROC Clone)
"Horizontally Opposed"
05 GTO 6-speed (Gotta have a V8)
Chicago Burbs; the Anti-Dragon... 11 turns in 318 miles

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Re: EM: New Clutch, Rear Suspension, Brakes and anything else I can do while I am at it.
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: August 02, 2015 09:14PM

We're just happy you are enjoying it this Summer!





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Re: EM: New Clutch, Rear Suspension, Brakes and anything else I can do while I am at it.
Posted by: Peacemaker ()
Date: November 10, 2017 05:10AM

Keith - I just read through your thread. Just wanted to say thank you for sharing the details of your project along with pics. Your thread will help me tremendously as I'll be replacing the seals on my heater box this winter. I'm expecting a similar "scope creep" experience as you! Did you begin the front suspension yet?

Hope you are enjoying your ride!


Gary
64 Monza Convertible (freshly painted Daytona Blue with a white top)

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Re: EM: New Clutch, Rear Suspension, Brakes and anything else I can do while I am at it.
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: November 10, 2017 07:23AM

Keith that is a great looking convert. Well done details, very nice.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo 1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4 1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

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Re: EM: New Clutch, Rear Suspension, Brakes and anything else I can do while I am at it.
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 10, 2017 08:36AM

Well, since this thread has been resurrected, I am curious about one thing.
What happened to the custom exhaust manifolds?
They are shown being installed.
But are not on the car when it hit the ground.
Did they ever get installed again?
And if so, how are they performing, and holding up?

WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: EM: New Clutch, Rear Suspension, Brakes and anything else I can do while I am at it.
Posted by: keitho64 ()
Date: November 12, 2017 06:23PM

Gary
If you have any questions when you do your let me know. It was a lot easier than I expected. Glad to hear this thread helped.

Steve
Thanks for the compliment. I’ve had this car close to 25 years and it is still my favorite.

Mel
I got sidetracked this year with a few other projects and unfourtnately the Corvair sat. Starting in Feb I am rebuilding the front suspension, installing an EFI system and will put on the exhaust logs I have. It will be next spring before I can give feedback. I’m anxious to get it back on the road.

Keith
64 Monza Convert 110 4-speed
69 911T (IROC Clone)
"Horizontally Opposed"
05 GTO 6-speed (Gotta have a V8)
Chicago Burbs; the Anti-Dragon... 11 turns in 318 miles

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