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After 4 years!
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: December 25, 2017 02:59PM

Well after 4 years of making small excursions down to my family's place, I am finally going to bring my 68' back up to where I live. I got a lot done over the years but really want to see this thing back on the road and feel I just wont ever get it going if it continues to be a hour away from me.

I set out 4 years ago when I parked it to convert from a PG to a manual car and boy was it an experience! My biggest take home from this project is I am not scared to work on anything anymore. I pretty much got a taste of everything and once it's running I can go back and understand how my car works.

I am very lucky to be surrounded by great Corvair people who are willing to help me with this. Jan 12th is the voyage from Greenwood SC to Greer SC via a trailer and a great guy who is willing to haul it. There we will park it inside another club member's shop who is hosting a tech session the 27th for the club with my car as the focal point. I couldn't of gotten this far without them and everyone online, its just been a great learning experience and hope to continue to learn.







South Carolina Upstate



68 Monza convertible 140 4spd A/C (coming soon)
66 Corsa coupe 140 4spd

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Re: After 4 years!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 25, 2017 03:17PM

Nice to be coming down to the finish...





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Re: After 4 years!
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: December 25, 2017 03:19PM

It needs some body work but that mostly being dents. Once I get it running I’ll plan on jumping on the body work. Can’t wait.

South Carolina Upstate



68 Monza convertible 140 4spd A/C (coming soon)
66 Corsa coupe 140 4spd

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Re: After 4 years!
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: December 25, 2017 03:47PM

Good progress Cole. There has to be a dedication to make the car whole again. Many here exhibit that, I am in awe when I see pics of a car project moving along there is a lot of talent among CCF subscribers Great way to start 2018

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: After 4 years!
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: December 25, 2017 03:57PM

My biggest motivation is the club here they always push me to keep at it. I took on a big project I had no business taking on. just to put in perspective I had no idea earlier cars had clutch cables rather than a hydraulic system! They got a good laugh at me. So many components go into shifting a manual transmission. Another big reason to get this going is I am the 2018 club present and I need my Corvair to represent the club with!

Got married this past November and of course had to drive off in my friends 68.



South Carolina Upstate



68 Monza convertible 140 4spd A/C (coming soon)
66 Corsa coupe 140 4spd



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/25/2017 03:58PM by coleslaw31.

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Re: After 4 years!
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: December 26, 2017 02:03AM

Good to hear Cole, I'm excited for you, hope to see it soon. Maybe we'll see it at Springfest? Congratulations on the marriage, looks like you did a great job there as well.

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

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Re: After 4 years!
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: December 26, 2017 04:49AM

It's a long 4 months until Springfest...git 'er done! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


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

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Re: After 4 years!
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: January 26, 2018 05:14PM















Loaded and off to Greer SC today. Tomorrow is our winter thaw tech session! Guys will be over to help see if we can make this thing talk. One of the club guys is nice enough to let me use his shop bay at his business to do this at!

South Carolina Upstate



68 Monza convertible 140 4spd A/C (coming soon)
66 Corsa coupe 140 4spd



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/26/2018 05:22PM by coleslaw31.

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Re: After 4 years!
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: January 26, 2018 05:20PM

I'm liking it, especially the wheels, hope it runs this weekend,

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

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Re: After 4 years!
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: January 26, 2018 05:24PM

Yep I will report how it goes!

South Carolina Upstate



68 Monza convertible 140 4spd A/C (coming soon)
66 Corsa coupe 140 4spd

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Re: After 4 years!
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: January 26, 2018 05:40PM

Good luck with getting it running and having great club experience from it. This is the reason some of us keep pushing to join a local club. Have fun and keep up the good work

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: After 4 years!
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: January 26, 2018 06:04PM

steve c goodman Wrote:
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> Good luck with getting it running and having
> great club experience from it. This is the reason
> some of us keep pushing to join a local club.
> Have fun and keep up the good work


I am completely grateful for the group i have here. I said "hey can I get someone to tow my car to Jewel's for the tech session this month?" Guy took a day off from work to go pick up another guy's trailer and drive a hour to my storage place in Greenwood SC to Jewel's garage a hour up the road in Greer SC! Crazy what these guys will do for you.

Also Jewel is one of our local Corvair mechanics. Korean war vet airplane mechanic and used his skills to keep local Corvairs going for the past 50 years! Here he is putting a clutch cable in last week for a customer....Yeah 85 years old by the way



South Carolina Upstate



68 Monza convertible 140 4spd A/C (coming soon)
66 Corsa coupe 140 4spd

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Re: After 4 years!
Posted by: gostridr ()
Date: January 26, 2018 06:29PM

Great story! Gorgeous car! Good Luck!!!

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Re: After 4 years!
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 26, 2018 06:42PM

thumbs upthumbs up
Looks to be a Beautiful color under that dust.
Keep us posted!

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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: After 4 years!
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: January 27, 2018 02:08AM

Good looking old Ford pickup!!! thumbs up

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Re: After 4 years!
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: January 27, 2018 02:19PM

























Today was full of small successes small failures and a lot of fun in between. We got my car to fire but it still needs some adjusting but its got promise! Just a great group of people!

South Carolina Upstate



68 Monza convertible 140 4spd A/C (coming soon)
66 Corsa coupe 140 4spd

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Re: After 4 years!
Posted by: eddieb ()
Date: January 27, 2018 02:49PM

Slaw looking forward to seeing you and your bride at Helen. EddieB Dade City,fl

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Re: After 4 years!
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: January 27, 2018 03:05PM

Great pics thanks Cole. Nice looking cars in the group too.
Appears everyone is involved with wrenching, a fun 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: After 4 years!
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: January 27, 2018 06:10PM

It looks like everyone worked on Cole's car except Cole, he wasn't in any photos. You should've done a selfie. Glad it's coming along.

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

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Re: After 4 years!
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: January 27, 2018 06:16PM

Yeah I tried but after awhile I just ran tools to everyone. Guys really made it happen. Car still needs tweaking but it does fire.

South Carolina Upstate



68 Monza convertible 140 4spd A/C (coming soon)
66 Corsa coupe 140 4spd

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