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Posted by: Jim's Wife's 64 ()
Date: December 26, 2017 01:21PM

Hello, my name is Jim. This past summer, I bought my wife a 64 Monza convertible. It is in really good condition with the acception to a few rust areas. It does exhibit the common leaks that will need addressing. So far, I have changed the gass sending unit, new fuel pump, spark plugs, wires, and a few interior pieces. For Christmas I gave her a set of 1960s Dunlop 13" wire wheels I purchased from California Corvair. They are currently getting powder coated as we speak.

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Re: Introduction
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: December 26, 2017 01:43PM

Welcome Jim to CCF. Sounds like a good start on a fun car.

Tell us your location, there may be others near you plus
you can keep up with events in your area. If possible
search out a local Corvair club and join CORSA the parent
organization. CORSA is here: www.corvair.org ALSO it is
listed on the left of this page. Good luck with the car.

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: Introduction
Posted by: Jim's Wife's 64 ()
Date: December 26, 2017 01:45PM

I am located in Sedalia, MO. I do know Mike Dawson as I see him during the Sedalia car show every year. I have picked his brain a couple of times.

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Re: Introduction
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: December 26, 2017 02:04PM

Mike is great and KC club is very good too. They
get together with Wichita and both OKLA clubs
each year for nice get together. (Great Prairie
Roundup) in Sept.

13" tire selection is poor, get some advice before
just buying any old 13" tire.

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: Introduction
Posted by: Jim's Wife's 64 ()
Date: December 26, 2017 02:33PM

My wife bought a set of Maxxis tires this past summer. I will be running inner tubes with the spoked wheels. They are going to be gloss black. Should look real nice. Will post some before and after pics when I get them back.

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Re: Introduction
Posted by: Jim's Wife's 64 ()
Date: December 26, 2017 02:43PM

Another project I would like to do before the upcoming car show season, other than diagnose and fix the misfire, new brakes, and new dual master cylinderis, to remove the flaking and shotty undercoating and recoat the undercarriage. I am wanting to used colormatched bedliner. I assume this has been done before?

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Re: Introduction
Date: December 26, 2017 04:29PM

Welcome to the Corvair Center Forum.
Love those early convertibles!

Here is my 1964 that was sold to a neighbor.



Those are Dunlop Bolt on Chrome wire wheels.


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: Introduction
Posted by: 65CrownV8 ()
Date: December 26, 2017 04:39PM

"I assume this (bedliner) has been done before?"

It has, with varying degrees of effectiveness. I personally don't like when the suspension is coated, but I'm good with the wheelhouse's being undercoated. I really don't see a need for coating the entire floor of an antique car, unless the intent is to drive the car daily. Factory undercoating was limited to the wheelhouse only because it was intended to reduce the noise of stones thrown up by the tires.

YMMV

George Jones - East Orlando, FL
'65 Monza V8 Convertible - 355/4-spd Posi
'66 Monza Coupe - 95/PG
'67 Monza Coupe 140/4-spd/Posi, A/C
COrvaiR Society of America (CORSA), Central Florida Corvair Club, Tidewater Corvair Club, V8 Registry

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Re: Introduction
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: December 26, 2017 04:45PM

Mask off anything that needs a wrench put on it including brake fittings/fuel tank bottom/tunnel cover sheet metal screws anything front/rear suspension. The stuff dries hard and it will be a mess later to disassemble anything covered.

Easier to just paint? Easier to touch up when dirty? just my opinion

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: Introduction
Posted by: Jim's Wife's 64 ()
Date: December 26, 2017 07:12PM

Thanks for the tips. The suspension will not get coated. I have a powder coat system and will be powder coating the suspension components and changing the bushings. I don't have an oven currently. That is why I sent the wheels to the powder coater.

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