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Ready to go IN!
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: November 08, 2017 03:05PM

Just finished up getting everything ready to install in the 60!

My next project is to get it in the car and finish it up. Just thought I would share a few pics. You know the famous saying here, No pics, didn't happen!

Also I'm trying to remember, do I need to remove the oil filter to put the engine back into the car?

I seem to remember I had to remove it when I took it out, but it has been awhile and I just don't remember!

Thanks and hopefully soon I can show some pics with it in the car and running!

Thanks for all the answers to my many questions this past year or so, as I jumped into this project. I just hope I paid enough attention to all those questions on dealing with gaskets and such to avoid having any leaks. Which was all that was wrong with this engine, at the time! I just hope nothing pops up after I get it in the car and running, it ran great when I took it out of the parts car.

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: Ready to go!
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: November 08, 2017 03:23PM

Clean looking powertrain Lee, lots of dedication to get to
this point. Hope you get many miles of enjoyment.

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: Ready to go!
Posted by: Wills69 ()
Date: November 08, 2017 03:28PM

Looks great Lee !

I have a 69 and had to remove the oil/alt adapter to remove/install powertrain.

The oil filter top mating section just too close to rear rail when lowering.

Would like to know if others have had this issue.

Keep up the good work.

Will
Grayslake IL
69 500

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Re: Ready to go!
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 08, 2017 03:31PM

Looks AWESOME !thumbs upthumbs up

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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

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Re: Ready to go IN!
Posted by: Paulsgt ()
Date: November 08, 2017 04:04PM

Looks beautiful!

Paul Sergeant
CORSA Central Division Director / CORSA Treasurer <-new title
Lee's Summit, MO
CORSA since 1975
Member – HACOA, Corvair Minnesota, CORSA, Little Indians, POCI



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Re: Ready to go IN!
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: November 08, 2017 06:23PM

very nice! smiling bouncing smiley

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) 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: Ready to go IN!
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: November 08, 2017 08:09PM

If you lift the drivetrain into the car level, you do not have to remove anything, assuming the car is high enough to clear the fuel pump, etc.

The oil filter and adapter need to come off when trying to juggle the engine in at an angle with the transaxle already in the car. This is why I always recommend doing the whole drivetrain instead of just an engine. Not that I haven't done just engines on late models for years before I learned...grinning smiley No more stuck input shafts!

What a purdy looking drivetrain!smileys with beer

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Ready to go!
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: November 09, 2017 05:42AM

steve c goodman Wrote:
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> Clean looking powertrain Lee, lots of dedication
> to get to
> this point. Hope you get many miles of enjoyment.


Steve thanks so much. If it had not been for your help and advice, I wouldn't be here! And others of course but you spent a lot of time on the phone with my silly questions!

Thanks and I certainly hope this is it, and I can enjoy it for a long time. There are still a few things I want to do, but they will not require the car being down for more than a day or so.

And that choke housing you sent me looks so nice sitting on top. Took some polishing up to get it there but it seems to work nice.

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: Ready to go!
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: November 09, 2017 05:47AM

Thanks so much for the kind words,

Will, Mel, Paul and Tom!

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: Ready to go IN!
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: November 09, 2017 05:54AM

Frank, thanks so much. I have the car about 31" high. I could just about install the 60 air cleaner on top and still get it under the car, but didn't want to limit myself in anyway.

I just seem to remember that when I got ready to take it out that the oil filter was close, very close to the rear rail. But with the lift I can tilt it a little if need be.

Hopefully Monday I can start on getting it back in the car. If I have too I can drop it down and remove the filter. But I'm gonna give it a go. Thanks for the experience. It was from reading a lot of your posts, and others that shared their experiences, that gave me the help I needed!

Thanks

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: Ready to go IN!
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: November 09, 2017 05:57AM

Matt I just noticed the change to the title to my post. It did put it in perspective to what I was doing.

Thanks for all your help as well!

Now the big question is? Who do I blame when it leaks or doesn't run?

Just kidding!

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: Ready to go IN!
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: November 09, 2017 06:32AM

Frank on the height of my car. It is a little higher than needed but once I get the engine under the car and rolled in place, I plan to lower the car just a little so I will not have to lift the engine that high. Though my lift will go all the way.

Just don't want to have it sitting that high, if possible. Plus laying under the car that high, I have to really stretch to reach the mount bolts to install the nuts.

It has been great working under the car since I could sit instead of laying down.

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: Ready to go IN!
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: November 17, 2017 01:54PM

Well it is in!

No major issues other than a squashed little finger. Ouch!

Have started to hook things up! Now I'm getting excited to finish it up, and drive it again!

Hate to say I have been dreading this part for sometime. But it is behind me now!

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: Ready to go IN!
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: November 17, 2017 02:12PM

You did good Lee, the contrast of black engine parts and turq engine bay is striking. You should be able to have it roadable for thanksgiving day!!

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: Ready to go IN!
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: November 17, 2017 02:41PM

I'm hoping so Steve. But life and grandkids sometimes get in the way. I had planned to do this Monday, but things kept coming up, and I almost said forget it until next week.

I've got the starter hooked up and the cable for the speedometer. Was planning to go back out after dinner but my wife had other plans.

Thanks for all your kindness and help! And everyone else as well.

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: Ready to go IN!
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: November 17, 2017 03:36PM

Bit by bit will get it done. Just keep having fun. You have a great looking and running 60 to be proud of.smileys with beer

Corventure Dave

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Re: Ready to go IN!
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: November 18, 2017 05:28AM

Thanks Dave. Bit by bit will get it done!

This project has certainly tested that theory, well!

Thanks!

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: Ready to go IN!
Posted by: Bruins_Fan ()
Date: November 18, 2017 07:24AM

That looks great! Love the paint on your ‘60, too!

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Re: Ready to go IN!
Posted by: Vin ()
Date: November 18, 2017 07:40AM

Wow looks like a million bucks!! That takes a lot of persistence. Way to go!

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Re: Ready to go IN!
Posted by: Ratt643 ()
Date: November 19, 2017 05:51AM

Lee, i would love to see it in person! You put alot of detail into it. I hwve a daughter that lives in Lexington. Nice work!


1964 Monza Coupe

Maryville, TN
U.S. 129 The"Tail Of The Dragon"

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