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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: December 01, 2017 08:38PM

EZ Car Lift arrived today! smiling bouncing smiley

As soon as I can get my garage cleaned out a bit and put the lift together, I will be able to raise the car and start removing the undercarriage.

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: December 04, 2017 04:39PM

Car is up on the new lift! smiling bouncing smiley

I got the garage cleaned up over the weekend so the next steps will be the removal of powertrain and suspension.

Unfortunately I have to work out of town for the next several days so no more car work this week sad smiley

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group



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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: December 04, 2017 08:59PM

Excellent!

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: Vin ()
Date: December 05, 2017 08:50AM

Looks like you will be in business. Just curious, how high does that lift the car up off the ground? I thought the EZ lift ad said 26 inches if I recall correctly, but your picture looks higher than that.

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 05, 2017 10:05AM

I think it is an optical illusion.
The bottom of a car is not usually on the ground to start with, so it just looks higher.
Look at the distance from the bottom of the tires to the ground.

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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: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: Vin ()
Date: December 05, 2017 03:10PM

Yes, I see exactly what you mean. With the lift height and the normal car ground clearance it would be higher. Looks like it is high enough in total to almost sit upright under.

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: December 12, 2017 06:28PM

Getting a look under the car. These two photos show the state of the rear suspension - definitely time for a restoration! The 2nd photo shows the A/C hoses crossing under the rear crossmember and bending up towards the engine compartment

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: December 12, 2017 06:32PM

Powertrain, heater and rear axles have been removed!

First two photos are before and after exterior cleaning of the transaxle. I will do a more thorough job later, but I just couldn't store it without removing at least the exterior grime.

Third photo is the obligatory standing in the empty engine compartment shot!

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: December 12, 2017 07:03PM

The heater box was obviously replaced at some time in the past because the Burst-O-Fuzz (TM) option (insulation) is missing.

Also missing was one of the square foam insulation collars. I suspect the car did not deliver very good heat in the winter (I wouldn't know - I only drove it in the summertime).

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: December 12, 2017 07:09PM

xA few more shots of the rear suspension after removal of powertrain and heater box. Unfortunately, the rubber boot for the fresh air intake fell apart on removal and Mel has already sold his, so I am on the lookout for another one.

First photo - looking forward from engine compartment into the heater box area

Second photo - detail of the right corner of the forward wall of the engine compartment showing 4 holes:
> Powerglide dipstick
> Rear axle dipstick
> 2 additional holes for A/C hoses

Third photo - showing a rather long and twisty brake line repair! Well, it worked OK.

Back to my real job for a few more days. Next up will be removal of the rear suspension! grinning smiley

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group



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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: December 13, 2017 03:05AM

Boy look at that brake line! I guess they had no flare tool. smiling bouncing smiley

-Tom


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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: December 13, 2017 05:10AM

Wow Bill that looks remarkably similar to the condition of my '64 when I started restoring. Love that brake line! On the heater box I split and rebuilt mine, it was a pain. If you can find a really nice used box I would go that way. Also the Clarks reproduction molded heater box boot is actually very nice and fit great, just like original.

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: December 13, 2017 06:14AM

great job, i definitely love the brake line, that would use at least like 1 gallon more fluid........gggg

Troy W

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: December 13, 2017 07:15AM

Nick, yes, I have previously split and rebuilt a couple of these heater boxes. It IS a pain, and If somebody has a nice used or rebuilt box in excellent condition I would be interested. However, more than likely the used ones are all in similar condition, so I suspect I will be splitting my 3rd box sometime in the near future.

Ironically I just recently gave away a box I had refurbished to a local club member who was in need as I expected I would just rebuild this one. I wasn’t expecting the boot to tear, however. I know Clark’s sells a nice repro boot, but with tons of other projects to spend $$ on, is rather not spend $72 bucks just on this boot.

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: December 13, 2017 09:33AM

Bill,

Great project begins! Thanks for the progress updates. I know many appreciate seeing how it's done.smileys with beer

Corventure Dave

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: December 13, 2017 09:43AM

I purchased a replacement box from California Corvair, and the one that Jeff sent, looked great. It did need to have the insulation replaced, but that is something that every one needs. I might have a boot, and I will check in the garage tonight.

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: December 13, 2017 10:22AM

whubbell Wrote:
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> Nick, yes, I have previously split and rebuilt a
> couple of these heater boxes. It IS a pain, and
> If somebody has a nice used or rebuilt box in
> excellent condition I would be interested.
> However, more than likely the used ones are all in
> similar condition, so I suspect I will be
> splitting my 3rd box sometime in the near future.
>
>
> Ironically I just recently gave away a box I had
> refurbished to a local club member who was in need
> as I expected I would just rebuild this one. I
> wasn’t expecting the boot to tear, however. I
> know Clark’s sells a nice repro boot, but with
> tons of other projects to spend $$ on, is rather
> not spend $72 bucks just on this boot.


Sadly I had a nearly perfect heater box out of my donor car (64 Monza) but I bought the donor car AFTER I had already restored the original one. I sold the perfect on to someone already, sorry!

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Northern Colorado, USA

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