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Re: Having fun piecing my basket-case '60 engine together
Posted by: ROD ()
Date: July 10, 2016 10:32PM

I need a neighbor friend like Craig!

Rod Tetrault
El Cajon , CA
65 Corsa Yenko Clone / 65 Corsa EO Creampuff Vert
66 Corsa "JIMISH" Mid engine Turbo LS1 currently 2nd fastest Corvair in the USA
Class 5 Corvair powered Baja
61 Vintage Rampy
Corvair powered Buggy x 3
Enough hidden parts to build a space ship

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Re: Having fun piecing my basket-case '60 engine together
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: July 11, 2016 06:49AM

1966-Corsa-GT-180 Wrote:
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> You are taking those wheel covers and Monza
> steering wheel off, right?!!
> Gonna be Vairy Nice when it's shiny again!


The 500 steering wheel with an ill-fitting ring is a real honey, Dan. Ya want it? grinning smiley

The planned Monza steering wheel is in the back, sanded and ready to paint, along with dash moldings and ash tray.

I was planning on leaving the caps on since the wheels and tires will be bagged. Don't want 'er to go out improperly dressed!

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Having fun piecing my basket-case '60 engine together
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: July 14, 2016 09:20PM

Mr. Smurf is back from the beauty shop! That was fast. I guess that what happens when you taken them a "ready to paint" car...grinning smiley Overall, I did pretty good. Missed a few little things but nothing to get too worked up over.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Having fun piecing my basket-case '60 engine together
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: July 14, 2016 09:22PM

Dash, dash moldings, and steering wheel all came out great!smoking smiley

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Having fun piecing my basket-case '60 engine together
Posted by: ROD ()
Date: July 14, 2016 10:33PM

wow that was fast ! Color looks great toothumbs up

Rod Tetrault
El Cajon , CA
65 Corsa Yenko Clone / 65 Corsa EO Creampuff Vert
66 Corsa "JIMISH" Mid engine Turbo LS1 currently 2nd fastest Corvair in the USA
Class 5 Corvair powered Baja
61 Vintage Rampy
Corvair powered Buggy x 3
Enough hidden parts to build a space ship

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Re: Having fun piecing my basket-case '60 engine together
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: July 15, 2016 04:52AM

thumbs up, I like the colorsmiling smiley

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: Having fun piecing my basket-case '60 engine together
Date: July 15, 2016 07:37AM

Looking good, Caveman Craig! smileys with beer
Always nice to see 'em coming together nice and shiny!


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: Having fun piecing my basket-case '60 engine together
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: July 15, 2016 08:25AM

Looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!smileys with beer now comes the fun part, putting it all back together.

Minneapolis,MN

1965 500 Coupe
95HP

Built the 1st week of April of 65 at willow run.
500 coupe. The only factory accessory is a rear antenna.
White with a red interior.
Now black with black and red interior.


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Re: Having fun piecing my basket-case '60 engine together
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: July 15, 2016 02:53PM

Wow!! That car looks great!

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Re: Having fun piecing my basket-case '60 engine together
Posted by: cad-kid ()
Date: July 15, 2016 06:36PM

Smooth!

Jeremy (cad-kid)
Kronenwetter, WI (Central Wisconsin)
CORSA Member#031129
SOLD-9-2016 65 Monza 4spd/140
My 65 Monza thread
My YouTube page yawning smiley

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Re: Having fun piecing my basket-case '60 engine together
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: July 16, 2016 05:48AM

Looking good,Craig!

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Re: Having fun piecing my basket-case '60 engine together
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: July 16, 2016 02:17PM

Sweet!

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: Having fun piecing my basket-case '60 engine together
Posted by: caroseiii ()
Date: July 17, 2016 04:49AM

You have to remove the folding rear seat to dissemble the rear seat trim to pain those pieces. I don't know why they made it that way.

Crawford

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Re: Having fun piecing my basket-case '60 engine together
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: July 17, 2016 06:10AM

caroseiii Wrote:
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> You have to remove the folding rear seat to
> dissemble the rear seat trim to pain those pieces.
> I don't know why they made it that way.
>
> Crawford

Craig replies: Oh yeah! More screws!

It would be interesting to just sum-up the number of pieces on this car and compare that number to a '66 Monza 2dr. I'd be willing to bet (and I'm not a betting man) that the '60 Monza coupe has twice the number of pieces!

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Having fun piecing my basket-case '60 engine together
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: July 18, 2016 06:05AM

Long Sunday...

While the stainless trim is a bear to remove, it snaps on as if it were magnetic! It's amazing how well it fits considering its complex curves and need for precision fit into and over other pieces. This era marked the absolute apex for automotive trim.

From a giant pile of trim from several cars, I would select, polish, and install each piece. Thanks to Cody for teaching me the finer points of polishing stainless trim.smiling smiley

The day also included conversion to roll-up rear windows and installation of new rear window channel and complete fuzzies (Thanks Lee! They all were perfect.)

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Having fun piecing my basket-case '60 engine together
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: July 18, 2016 06:13AM

Other doo-dads:

Monza glove box door. Simple, right? Well not when you discover the difference between a '60 Monza door mechanism and a '61-9 door mechanism. I had to make an executive decision: Retain the funky '60 stuff or convert the car to the later style hook. Funky stuff won out!grinning smiley

I picked the best EM bumper from my collection (from '64 Spyder parts car, thanks Tom!). This one had a very good top surface but the bottom was all wobbled up from tow hooks. An hour later the bottom was "straight" and on she went. I also started to piece together tail lights; a fussy job for sure.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Having fun piecing my basket-case '60 engine together
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: July 18, 2016 06:39AM

I'm just glad someone (especially you) could put that basket case '64 Spyder to use. Keep up the good work,Craig. It's coming along nicely!😉

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Re: Having fun piecing my basket-case '60 engine together
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: July 18, 2016 04:39PM

Craig glad the weatherstripping and fuzzies worked for you and your happy. I'm really pleased with the hubcap, looks so purity on the spare tire in the trunk. Better than the black hole.

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: Having fun piecing my basket-case '60 engine together
Posted by: schuls1 ()
Date: July 20, 2016 08:01AM

Great work Craig,... You should plan to load it in that nice trailer after getting it done and bring it to the International Convention in Independence next year,...OK?..ggg

Stan,
SW Missouri

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Re: Having fun piecing my basket-case '60 engine together
Posted by: sportwagon400 ()
Date: July 20, 2016 08:08AM

Looks great Craig a long way from that drive we took down to the mail box a few months ago doorless !!!

thumbs upsmileys with beer

Current rides for
Mr Buick
69 GS 400 Convertible Buckets Console Air ( now fully restored )
69 GS 350 Buckets Console Air
69 Buick Special Deluxe 2 dr post fact air
65 Sportwagon 350 SBB 2004R w/air & cruise
65 Buick Special wagon factory air
66 Corvair Corsa Crown mid engine V8 Conversion
69 Dune Buggy 110 HP Corvair powered Crown conversion
65 Pontiac Safari Wagon V8
94 S10

Please tell my wife I have another woman it would be easier to explane!

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