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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: April 19, 2020 11:26AM

Cruzin' in the Glenn Corvair

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group



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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: April 19, 2020 11:38AM

Try again...

Cruzin' in the Glenn Corvair

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
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Date: April 19, 2020 11:44AM

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: April 20, 2020 09:43AM

I skipped over some of the steps in my earlier posts, so I'll add them now.

To start - some photos of the ORIGINAL (restored) powertrain

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President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: April 20, 2020 09:44AM

and a few more powertrain photos

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President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: April 20, 2020 09:44AM

and a few more powertrain photos

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President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: April 20, 2020 09:48AM

This was the car coming home from Kyle's shop in early January of this year. At this point it had no powertrain, working brakes, or steering wheel. We slowly winched it out of the trailer and into the garage.


However, the car was now facing the wrong way for powertrain installation, so I had to put the car on my lift and then spin it 180 degrees - THAT was very scary!!

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: April 20, 2020 09:51AM

A couple shots of my two '64s sitting side by side with the Glenn Powertrain in front of Alice.

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President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: April 20, 2020 09:53AM

Here is a look at the shield that protects the high pressure AC pipe underneath the car

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: April 20, 2020 09:56AM

Before I could install the powertrain I had to install the rear AC hoses - that was NOT fun - these are thick-walled hoses that have to make some sharp bends.

The second photo is a "before and after"

Last photo shows how the compressor wire is secured to the hose

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: April 20, 2020 10:00AM

Hoses entering the engine compartment. It took some fiddling to get the placement of the AC hoses and the heater hoses correct. The Assembly manual instructions give an incorrect placement for the hoses with respect to the heater hose.

And yes, before somebody says something, I know that the boot on the axle dipstick is place incorrectly in these photos - I fixed it later.

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: April 20, 2020 10:02AM

Voltage Regulator, Brakes, and rear motor mount.

I later swapped in new brake shoes.

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President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: April 20, 2020 10:05AM

Powertrain installation:

Raise car on lift
Slide engine into position
Lower lift somewhat
Place jack under engine cradle
Raise powertrain into position
Secure powertrain to mounts
Remove jack and cradle

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President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: April 20, 2020 10:06AM

continuing powertrain installation...

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: April 20, 2020 10:10AM

Under car detail - took a long time to hook everything back up again.

Second photo shows the relationship of heater hose to AC hoses - the heater hose is FORWARD to (in front of) the AC hoses - it HAS to be this way for everything to fit, but the Assembly manual states the AC hoses should be FORWARD to the heater hose - WRONG!!!!

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group



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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: April 20, 2020 10:14AM

Tunnel covers, fuel line and brake cable detail

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President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: April 20, 2020 10:16AM

Restored Valve covers installed

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: April 20, 2020 10:17AM

Rear grill and underside of engine

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: April 20, 2020 10:19AM

Installing the instrument panel took me most of a day - had to properly route the new harness, install the new defroster hose, courtesy and AC wires, etc. etc.

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: April 20, 2020 10:22AM

Evaporator - not a fun installation, but easier than a late model

Control unit - easy job

Low Pressure pipe - not too hard a job

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