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The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: April 27, 2017 11:39AM

The nick name for my car. It has enough parts from 4 cars in the 63-64 range that the name is appropriate.

When I brought it home:



63 Spyder

Sat in driveway for 34 years....

Put on rotisserie 10 years ago and life got in the way....

Well here it is as of yesterday. Floors repaired, Trunk repaired, need to finish battery box and prime engine bay.







Hope to keep on trucking and keep this thread a build thread.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process)
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Date: April 27, 2017 11:46AM

That's a great start!
Keep posting progress! Inspiration for us all.


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: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 27, 2017 11:51AM

Good to see you back on it!! Your detail of all those small parts when you started...was great.... Can't wait to see it done!





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Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: April 27, 2017 03:03PM

That's my kind of Mutt!thumbs up

smileys with beer

Corventure Dave

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: DAVECS1 ()
Date: April 27, 2017 06:25PM

Yea thats were I would like to start from one of these days, and figure out a way to get some gear for the highway.

1964 Monza Convertible
110 4 speed
Peoria, IL

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: May 23, 2017 03:32AM

Well brought home another organ donor...

Don't know why anyone would put a brand new gas tank in this, never filled........



-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process)
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: May 23, 2017 09:25AM

Pretty, pretty. Looks great on the roto. Keep after it.

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: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: upnorth1 ()
Date: May 23, 2017 09:30AM

SWEET!

Chaplain Bob
135 miles from Canada

AT THE TIP OF LAKE SUPERIOR
1961 Loadside 95hp. 30 over bored and stroked. 145 block, 165 heads 4 speed
1966 Corsa clone 140 4 speed, 30 over.
1966 4 door 110 pg soon to return to factory 140 PG

DON'T mess with Old Men, we didn't get old by being, STUPID!!!

\/ this is a half mile from my house... \/

Click for Hermantown, Minnesota Forecast

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: June 06, 2017 05:22PM

Well sure enough the tank was never used, still can't believe it was put in this heap!



It was put in 1989, 28 years ago but never fueled.





I think I am going to strip what looks like primer off of it and paint silver.

Inner shot:




Do you think it is worth treating the inside? If so with what?

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process)
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 06, 2017 05:49PM

I've found many new Carbs /distributors / Clutches, etc. in wrecking yards...





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Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
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..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: June 06, 2017 06:38PM

I have had more cars than I care to admit with new parts that never even got used before something ELSE happened beyond the point of fixing (none a Corvair so far).

I would not coat the inside of that tank; it's clean.
Too many examples of "coating" coming lose and mucking up the fuel delivery system.

Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: June 07, 2017 01:44AM

It looks like the tank was put in almost 30 years ago, the car probably looked a lot better then, it sacrificed itself to protect that tank.
I agree with not coating the inside, mine has been good without it for quite a while.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: June 07, 2017 03:21AM

moomba32 Wrote:
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> It looks like the tank was put in almost 30 years
> ago, the car probably looked a lot better then

Did I mention that it was a white car painted blue with a brush smiling bouncing smiley

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process)
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toytron ()
Date: June 07, 2017 05:17AM

That is funny Tom. I remember when I was a kid I saw this beautiful green 69 mustang. I had to get closer to take a look at it. When I did I noticed that it was painted with a brush. You could see all the brush strokes. I guess he couldn't afford Earl Scheib!

Earl Scheib commercial YouTube

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: June 07, 2017 05:46AM

My Grand father painted houses for a living. His old falcon was getting pretty beat up from hanging ladders and such on the roof rack, he installed. Couldn't afford a truck then.

But I went over one day and he was in the barn painting his old falcon, wasn't so old then, with a brush. He repainted it several times over the years with a brush.

But the interesting thing was, you couldn't find any brush marks. Dad was shocked it looked so nice!

Papa told my Dad, it isn't hard when you know how to paint. And when he painted inside or the outside of a house, you didn't see brush strokes either.

My first and only experience with painting a car with a brush.

But he didn't use house paint on it, so I guess he managed to get the paint thinned just enough that it flowed out before it dried.

My 60 parts car was rusted beyond any repair and it also had many new parts on it. Brake lines, fuel lines and fuel pump, plus other parts that made its way on mine. Who knows why, guess they thought they would try and fix it until they really started digging thru the rust, and gave up on it.

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: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: June 27, 2017 04:49AM

Got the tank ready to go, stripped the primer off the outside and painted more to my liking.



-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process)
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: June 28, 2017 05:10PM

Got a bit more done, Sanded down the engine bay, cut out hole for transmission dipstick, 2 cotes of primer, one silver one black epoxy.





Time to take it off the rotisserie to get the front and rear stripped and prime the whole car with epoxy....

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process)
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: June 28, 2017 07:20PM

That rotisserie looks like the way to go for doing floor and probably most body work. You can bring the body up to working level on most parts. Nice looking work on your project. I think I'll look into a rotisserie for mine

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: krfjkm ()
Date: June 28, 2017 08:57PM

Nice work!!

KRFJKM
Charlotte NC
1965 Corvair Corsa

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: kenzen ()
Date: June 29, 2017 04:43AM

rowin4 Wrote:
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> That rotisserie looks like the way to go for doing
> floor and probably most body work. You can bring
> the body up to working level on most parts. Nice
> looking work on your project. I think I'll look
> into a rotisserie for mine


It makes it almost "Gentlemen's Work". thumbs up

kenzen
66 Monza Coupe 110/PG
Bel Air, MD

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