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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: January 27, 2018 07:59AM

Thanks Dean! Man, that car was sharp back in the day. I plan on having it back on the road by my birthday at the end of July.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 27, 2018 08:19AM

You are making terrific progress, John. thumbs up

I am so very happy to see the resurrection!

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: March 01, 2018 04:59PM

As the Transmission Turns... Since the last time I posted on this thread, big changes have been put in motion. I found out my differential was junk. It had a loose pinion gear and was in serious need of a reseal. My Powerglide was also marking it's territory pretty badly. After failing to find a 64 PG diff, I decided to make my project car a 4 speed. Thanks to the unbelievable generousity of Rod Kennen, I now have a 4 speed transaxle. It needs a deep cleaning and a new throw out bearing shaft, but it's in good shape otherwise. It took me an afternoon to scrape the thick layer of gunk off of it. The local machine shop took care of the flywheel I got from Rod as well.

I'm going to reseal the transmission. The diff has to be disassembled to replace the TO bearing shaft, so it will be resealed as well. I have spent the last month collecting parts and doing research. Hopefully more progress will be made in the near future.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 01, 2018 05:19PM

You'll get it!!





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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: March 01, 2018 05:27PM

Looking good, reminds me of one I got for my 64, it was just as dirty, cleaned it up, put it in and it worked like a dream.

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

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: March 11, 2018 11:22AM

Finally said goodbye to old Ketchup. It's going to be part of a 64 Spyder. I think that's a good fate for my old project. I got a little emotional when I watched it get hauled away. I had forgotten just how much work and time I had in that car.

In the world of current projects, I got all the heater ducts together and got the rear seat installed. I didn't realize how crappy my rear seat base was. I plan on redoing all the upholstery in the future, so for now I will just clean up what's there. I also installed the manual pedal assembly. All that's left for the interior is the dash wiring, kick panels and the front seats. After that it's just installing the engine and away we go. I think my goal of July is easily achievable.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 11, 2018 11:35AM

You'l make it!





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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: March 11, 2018 12:33PM

thumbs up

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: March 11, 2018 06:14PM

Always like watching this thread. Nice progress!

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: March 12, 2018 03:59PM

Well, it's got an instrument cluster. I finished up the defroster vents and ductwork and got the wiring basically done.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: RKF ()
Date: March 12, 2018 04:46PM

I'm glad you're restoring the car to original. Good decision.

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: March 15, 2018 03:56PM

Got the drivers seat installed after buttoning up the under dash wiring. The dash pad isn't down permanently yet. That's why it's a little crooked. I know it seems silly, but I was kinda thrilled to take a picture from the drivers seat!

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 15, 2018 04:03PM

Of course it is! Seems more "almost complete"!!





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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: red monza ()
Date: March 15, 2018 05:18PM

John, being I am working on a 64 convertible, I find your posts very helpful...thanks for your posts....Jimmy in Asheville

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: March 15, 2018 06:51PM

red monza Wrote:
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> John, being I am working on a 64 convertible, I
> find your posts very helpful...thanks for your
> posts....Jimmy in Asheville


Thank you! I really appreciate that.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: March 16, 2018 04:03PM

Great effort on your part John. I know you have young family so your time is well divided. Just try to put a short bit of time on the car on a regular basis and it will be on the road.

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: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: March 17, 2018 04:14PM

Swapped out the PG bellhousing for the manual one I got. Installed the flywheel, clutch disc, pressure plate and pilot bushing. I thought I had the correct torque value for the pressure plate bolts. I was wrong. On the way to the 40-50ft lbs I thought it was, I snapped off a bolt. I now know that 15-20ft.lbs is correct. It's going to be fun extracting that bolt, but I'll never forget the torque value now! I ordered a new set of bolts and I will replace all of them.

Next up is a differential rebuild and a transmission reseal.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: March 26, 2018 05:42PM

Cleaned and resealed my 4 speed transmission. I decided to give it some bling while I was at it. The internals look great and it shifts through the gears easily. This transmission was donated to my project. It was a freebie. Sometimes people give away perfectly good items... like transmissions.

A little before and after.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: March 26, 2018 05:51PM

smileys with beer

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: March 27, 2018 03:04AM

lookin good!thumbs up

-Tom


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