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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 24, 2020 03:55PM

Completed rear brakes today. Drilled brake adjusting holes in the drums. Plugs fit fine. Those Wagner spring kits do not contain the spring that goes under the self adjuster lever. Found 4 better ones in my parts bin. They came off the More Door and still had paint on them.

Installed fuel filter in heater box bay. Finished installation of engine fuel lines and added one support clamp by left air cleaner support.

Worked on electric fuel pump wiring in engine compartment. Got about half way through in that area. Should finish up wiring tomorrow.

Getting close to a run. Guess I need to go get some marine gas early next week to be ready for the run.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 26, 2020 03:20AM

Got almost all wiring done for electric fuel pump done. I needed a 14 gauge fuse holder for the power source, but didn't have one. Took a break and got one from O'Reillys. Didn't get back to it though. Burning a stump and getting rid of brush from the felled trees took priority. Will finish up wiring today.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 26, 2020 05:47PM

Finished the wiring for the electric fuel pump. Everything check good using ohm meter. Have to wait until I put a battery back in it and gas in the tank.to check it fully.

Next up is finish brakes adjusting & bleeding or install heat ducts and left rear interior panel. Will know which one when I wake up tomorrow,

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 27, 2020 05:00PM

Brake system bleeding and adjustments have been completed. Took awhile to get air out, but we have a good system now. All new system from MC to each wheel's components.

Gas tank filler pipe cleaned of undercoating and rust. Treated, primed and painted. Install kit pulled out and ready to be used.

Tomorrow, gas tank install and making line from tank to forward fuel filter. Maybe even get heat ducts and heater box back in the van.

I got 5 gallons of ethanol free gas this morning for my lawn equipment. If needed, it can go in the van.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 29, 2020 03:15AM

Made the fuel line from tank to new forward fuel filter. Installed anti-squeak and anti-chafe material on gas tank. Installed gas tank and hooked up lines and wires. We made a cunifer line to replace the 30" hose from the tank sender unit to the brace the tank straps mount in. From there a hose more resistant to alcohol fuel is used to the filter. Same type hose is used at the sender connection.

Another major item completed.

Cleaned out heat duct at right front wheel. Wiped out with disinfectant. Ready for ducts to be installed.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 29, 2020 08:36AM

So close!

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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 29, 2020 05:24PM

Much closer now.

Mid Heat duct installed. Collector/diverter installed. Heater box prepped and ready to be mounted. Still need to install defroster duct.

While torqueing rear wheel nuts, I found parking brake would not lock the rear brakes. I found the adjustor had no threads left for any further adjustment. Disconnected cables from pivot mechanism and removed pivot bar pin. Moved pin to next hole back on bar. Reconnected cables and adjusted parking brake. I was able to adjust forward cable to lock rear wheels with 2 clicks remaining on handle.

Placed battery in compartment and connected a Battery Tender.

If things go right tomorrow after installation of heater box and defroster duct, static timing will be check and fuel pump will be activated to fill carbs bowls. A start might be possible.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 29, 2020 05:42PM

Fingers Crossed!

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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 29, 2020 05:49PM

I will be out in the garage early tomorrow morning working on that heater box. Good thing it has PO installed mounts that get affixed to the structure and not the panel.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 30, 2020 06:05PM

Finished installing heater box and installed defroster duct.

Pulled accelerator cable and lubricated it. Reinstalled cable.

Rick came over this afternoon and we setup engine for starting. Plugs pulled and engine set at TDC. Distributor reset to correct position. Several crank cycles done to ensure engine had oil throughout. Static timing done. Compression check accomplished. Values were higher than expected on a new gage, checked it against an older gauge and it was within 5 psi. Plug wires verified in correct firing order.

Fuel added to tank and fuel pump activated. One leak was fixed. Filled carbs filling that repair.

We started the engine after 42 months of sitting. A little difficulty due to closed chokes. Chokes cracked open and engine started right up. We idled it to monitor its operation there. A very loud squeak started up that surprised us. A shut down, then another start and it was still there. A little fogging oil on fan made no difference. Rick used the stethoscope and said alternator rear bearing was noisy and rough sounding. Pulled belt and noise was gone. Changed alternator with my spare. Started it up and a small squeak still present. Applied belt dressing to belt and it disappeared. It took about 20 minutes of running to get lifters pumped up.

So progress was made. Now to start driving it and finish the tasks left I want to do prior to its sale.

I sent Matt a 14 second video on the run. Maybe he might add it to this post.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 30, 2020 06:39PM

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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 02, 2020 03:36PM

removed van from jack stands.

Serviced differential. It was down 8 oz.

Took van for a short run around neighborhood. Not shifting. Found it low on fluid (1 1/2 qts). I never worked on it so it had fluid in it from when I brought it home. Still not shifting until after 30 MPH. Adjusted TV rod out (lengthen) and it started shifting at 30. Another adjustment and now it is 24 MPH. IS THIS THE CORRECT SHIFT POINT FOR A VAN?

Put van away until I get more time to do other tasks on it.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 03, 2020 06:17PM

Installed panel above heater box/transaxle. Installed left interior wall panel. Mounted rear seat to floor. Installed wiper arms and blades. Cleaned out Van of all unnecessary items.

Took van out for another quick run. Noted that it wasn't as responsive this trip. Took it back to garage to investigate. Found timing had shifted to 6 degrees from 8. Check points and found they had closed to 0.13. Removed points and thoroughly polished cam to remove any rough spots. Installed points and set them to spec. Set timing to 12 degrees. Next run was much better. Parked van for the day. Went to work on shroud request for Phil Dally.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 05, 2020 05:23PM

Took time to figure out why I could not get the Van above 58 mph. I blocked the pedal at full accelerator on the floor and found I had have of carb cross shaft left. I found that cable was set with pedal partially depressed. Took tile to disconnect cable and block pedal full up and adjusted cab road until idle stops were made and rod could slide into the cross shaft lever. Anther drive and found now I could get 64 mph on back road stretch until I hit 35 mph zone.

No more high speed runs. Checked date codes on tires. Codes are all the same and are 3 numbers "123". Which means they were made last week of 1993. 27 years old tires don't last long at high speed. BTIHTM. Looking for best price to remove these humongous 245/60R15 tires. Probably go with a 205/60R15, unless someone recommends a better size for the van.

Next up remove instrument panel to fix neutral safety switch doesn't work. Also troubleshoot gas gage. Sita at half full empty or with 5 gallons of gas in it. Also will check lights in the panel.

Placed For Sale signs in van to start its advertising. Not expecting any fast sale.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: May 05, 2020 07:02PM

You need to make me a deal!
I would figure out what tires match the stock height. 205/60R15s are the stock height for LMs but are probably way short for FCs. It seems like 215/65R15s are close but that is my feeble old memory talking.
After some research it looks like 225/60R15 would be a good size if they are available.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 114 Corvairs and counting...




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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: May 05, 2020 08:42PM

225/60R15 is not an uncommon size from my search.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 114 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 06, 2020 02:07AM

Thanks, Joel, for the info. With a search I found the factory 7.00-14 tire had a 26.8 diameter. 225/60R15 has a 25.6 diameter, but with a tire search for Corvair tires it seemed to be the prevalent tire of choice. The 215/70R15 seems closer to diameter at 26.9". I will get with local Goodyear store and see what they have in this size and reasonable cost.

Joel, you can always drive up here with a wad of cash and pick it up. 9 passenger deluxe. Not a lot of them made. From what I can tell, all Deluxe items now on it minus interior panels and eschutcheons for handles. It had a 4 spd and I have the body parts for that configuration still. I took them off because I didn't want to mess with them with the tank install. Tank is original tank still. With a long trailer you could pick up the 64 Monza Vert (minus engine) also.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: May 06, 2020 06:29AM

That's interesting. I wonder which information is correct? I read that the 7.00x14 was the same diameter as the 225/60R15 but if your numbers are correct mine are way off.
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I wish you weren't so far away. It's a big world.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 114 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 06, 2020 07:03AM

I think only 1400 miles to San Antonio from my house in Ellabell.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Setting Up 64 Greenbrier Deluxe For Road Use
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: May 06, 2020 02:54PM

It's only about 1100 miles from my house to Ellabell, GA. You should just drive it on over this weekend.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 114 Corvairs and counting...

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