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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: December 13, 2018 07:35AM

I agree with Dean G do one thing no matter how
small and trivial and bag/label it and place
on a shelf etc. Then go after another part.
Just the old 'one step at a time' method.

Good luck with the project and raising the
family.

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: American Mel ()
Date: December 13, 2018 06:38PM

Restoring a Corvair,
is like eating an Elephant.
It is NOT done in one sitting,
and is only accomplished,
ONE BITE AT A TIME! - AM

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: December 14, 2018 02:58AM

As the others said, do a little bit at a time. It took me 12 years and 10 of the 12 it was sitting on a rotisserie shoved in the back corner.

If I did a little bit, here and there I would have been driving it much sooner.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
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: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: Chris Lampe ()
Date: December 14, 2018 03:28AM

steve c goodman Wrote:
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> I agree with Dean G do one thing no matter how
> small and trivial and bag/label it and place
> on a shelf etc. Then go after another part.
> Just the old 'one step at a time' method.
>
> Good luck with the project and raising the
> family.


How do you eat an Elephant?


One bite at a time.

That's the same approach you must take with any project.

One bite at a time.

Chris
Rowlett, Tx
NTCA - North Texas Corvair Association
CORSA
'64 Monza 'vert

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: December 15, 2018 03:51PM

PM sent

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: January 10, 2019 03:15PM

Got started pulling the engine today. Carbs, alternator, distributor and electrical are all disconnected. Tomorrow I hope to disconnect the clutch cable and pull the engine.

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: January 11, 2019 01:21PM

Engine is out. Next is tin removal. I think I will clean them up and paint them. It makes it easier to spot leaks and it looks nice, too. After tin removal, it's tear down time. Then we'll get to see how bad this mutha is. I thought that I would include the "inevitable kitty litter for oil absorbing" shot. No garage is complete without oil stains.

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: January 11, 2019 05:08PM

I hope it goes well, time for some good luck on this car.

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: January 12, 2019 02:43PM

Upper tin removed and engine separated from the trans/diff. The pressure plate and the differential are both basically clean, my problem leak seems to originate from behind the flywheel. I am replacing the main seal while it's all apart. I am going to try to get the heads off tomorrow, but maybe I will take a day off to organize.

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: January 13, 2019 11:26AM

My engine is a greasy mess. This is going to be downright nasty.

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 13, 2019 11:34AM

Strange that you cleaned the top of the engine...but never "Flushed to lower parts...

I always hit with Hot Water and Powdered Laundry Detergent... usually TIDE...

I used to use Trisodium Phosphate... but it's not available in Oregon...


"TSP" at Home Depots everywhere...ELSE!!

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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: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: January 13, 2019 11:57AM

In reality, I never really cleaned this engine. I just swapped over some clean shrouding I had from a previous car. Basically, things were cleaned as they were repaired. I have never been this deep in this engine before.

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: January 14, 2019 04:33PM

I made an organizer for head parts. It's made from a couple of shelves from a broken bookcase and quarter inch dowels cut into 2.5 inch lengths. It cost all of $1.50 to make. I know it's overkill, but it will keep me organised.

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 14, 2019 05:26PM

That's the way to do it!!

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Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: January 16, 2019 09:22AM

Engine status report. The Bad Mutha so far.

1) Head gasket blown on #1. Also blown on #5. There were three gaskets stacked up on #5.

2) All three cylinders are pretty badly pitted on the bores. Honing won't fix this. I'm going to either have to bore them over or buy new ones.... That would also mean new pistons.

3) There is massive play in the connecting rod bearings. This would indicate that, at the very least, the bearings are shot. May also mean that the rods and/or the crank are shot, too.

I don't think that I can stomach taking the other side apart today. I was hoping to get away with reusing at least some of the parts. This is going to become a money pit very rapidly. Unfortunately I don't have enough money to fill that pit.

It's just not in the budget.

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: January 16, 2019 04:22PM

Another engine is what I'd be looking for.

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: January 16, 2019 04:32PM

I know. I really do need another engine. I just can't afford it. Unless someone out there has a decent runner for around $300 to $500, I'm out. I'm a stay-at-home dad. I don't have a disposable budget for things like this.

I always say that I will get to it "Someday," but as John Fogerty said, "Someday never comes." Someday I will write that book, someday I will finish my album, someday I will have money to spend on the Corvair. Someday never comes.

Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: 63ConDan ()
Date: January 16, 2019 06:14PM

Might as well take it down to check the crank bearings, crank and cam, if those are ok, ask around and get the cylinders you need and gaskets, rings, and bearings and put it back together. may cost a little more but then at least you know what you have. looks like you have the ability to get it done.

Dan Central MN

1968 Convert


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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: January 17, 2019 02:22PM

Measurements and research time. The rod bearings are marked GMM500 and measure right about .060.
I am thinking these are standard, but I am really not sure. The bearing journals measured right at 1.80. From what I have read, that's within tolerance. I am hoping that I was just being pessimistic about the free play in the rod bearings.

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: January 17, 2019 02:35PM

There are several recognized methods of
polishing the bearing journals. Good part
is very little money just time.

Stock rod journal is 1.800" and your brng
looks better than some.

Stick with it John, don't give up yet.

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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