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New Project
Posted by: redone76 ()
Date: January 08, 2018 03:06PM

Picked up a new project over New Years weekend. Didn't cost me anything but a trip to 29 Palms. My friends dad loved how my Greenbrier came out and offered this rail to me to get it off his property. Been sitting in the desert for 5-6 years but was parked running. Has some sun rot but I'm ready to dive in and bring it back to life!

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Re: New Project
Posted by: redone76 ()
Date: January 08, 2018 03:07PM

Even came with this sweet t-trailer!

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Re: New Project
Posted by: redone76 ()
Date: January 08, 2018 03:09PM

Pulled the carb and top shroud to take a look and obviously something was living in there! By the steel fan and YC stamped on the case I think it's a '61 80Hp.

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Re: New Project
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 08, 2018 03:14PM

It'll be fine in Ocotillo...forget the Blow sand.... you'll be disappointed and out a set of Paddle tires..$$$$





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Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
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..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: New Project
Posted by: redone76 ()
Date: January 08, 2018 03:17PM

Dug around in the garage and found a magnesium fan for it! Upgrade! Gave the engine a power wash and attacked the fins with a hacksaw blade and some air. Nice and clean now. Rebuilt the carb and reinstalled everything on the top. Drained and replaced the oil and filter. Pulled the plugs and squirted some marvel into the cylinders and hand cranked it for a couple minutes. Didn't feel anything funny so I put the plugs back in. Pulled the distributor and primed the engine. No leaks! Put some gas into the tank and gave her a start. No dice...sad smiley
Pulled the cap on the Mallory dual point dizzy and the points looked nasty. Hit them with a file and boom I've got spark...A weak spark but a spark no less. I swap in a known good coil and she still wont start. I have a known good stock distributor to drop in but I had to order a set of wires. Hope to get it to fire with that. Keep you guys posted.

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Re: New Project
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: January 08, 2018 03:19PM

I like the SPYDER air cleaner sticker on the oil cooler.

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Re: New Project
Posted by: redone76 ()
Date: January 08, 2018 03:21PM

MattNall Wrote:
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> It'll be fine in Ocotillo...forget the Blow
> sand.... you'll be disappointed and out a set of
> Paddle tires..$$$$

Are you driver or passenger? Awesome pics! How do I turn mine so they're not sideways?
That's what I plan on doing. Hitting the desert trails and cruising around with my son. I have friends in Pismo so that may be the extent of sand I'll see. I have no plans on restoring it or doing any expensive suspension work. Just want to keep it as a throwback trail beater

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Re: New Project
Posted by: redone76 ()
Date: January 08, 2018 03:23PM

Timothy Shortle Wrote:
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> I like the SPYDER air cleaner sticker on the oil
> cooler.


Right! I wish it had a nice turbo in it! Its got a couple spyder stickers on it...eye rolling smiley

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Re: New Project
Posted by: pulsar ()
Date: January 08, 2018 04:26PM

That fuel pump has to be DEAD!

Brad Taylor
Glendora, CA
1966 Monza (Corsa clone)

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Re: New Project
Posted by: redone76 ()
Date: January 08, 2018 04:30PM

pulsar Wrote:
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> That fuel pump has to be DEAD!


Oh heck yeah! I installed an electric pump and just left the old pump in there for now. I notice you’re in Glendora. I was born and raised there. Parents still live there. I’m down in West Covina now

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Re: New Project
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 08, 2018 04:32PM

Top one is my son and his girlfriend at 5!!! ggg

Bottom one is his first drive...coming back after a successful tour of the Glamis dunes.... stayed close to highway.. dunes are small!

And you'll have a blast at Pismo.... Damp sand is perfect...





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..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/08/2018 04:37PM by MattNall.

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Re: New Project
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: January 08, 2018 06:06PM

Was it Bob Ballew who was the Corvair technical guru in 29 Palms? My buddy is an engineering type and loved Bob's experiments and such.
Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: New Project
Posted by: redone76 ()
Date: January 08, 2018 06:10PM

MattNall Wrote:
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> Top one is my son and his girlfriend at 5!!! ggg
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> Bottom one is his first drive...coming back
> after a successful tour of the Glamis dunes....
> stayed close to highway.. dunes are small!
>
> And you'll have a blast at Pismo.... Damp sand
> is perfect...


That’s too cool!!! My son is 4.5. Excited to start taking him on some adventures and make memories.

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Re: New Project
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 08, 2018 06:19PM

Put a pillow under his butt and behind his back.... and go for it!





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Re: New Project
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: January 08, 2018 06:36PM

Yes, Bob B. was in the desert. I remember him doing a PG tech session at the Fan Belt Toss where about 7 people were rebuilding their auto trannies at the same time while he assisted and over looked. That was quite awhile back- probably 25 years ago?

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Re: New Project
Posted by: redone76 ()
Date: January 09, 2018 01:11PM

MattNall Wrote:
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> Put a pillow under his butt and behind his
> back.... and go for it!

Good idea with the pillows...Thanks!

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Re: New Project
Posted by: redone76 ()
Date: January 09, 2018 01:12PM

JimBrandberg Wrote:
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> Was it Bob Ballew who was the Corvair technical
> guru in 29 Palms? My buddy is an engineering type
> and loved Bob's experiments and such.
> Jim Brandberg
> Isanti, MN
> CorvairRepair.com


No sir. I got the buggy from my friends dad and that isn't his name. He's owned the buggy since the 70's I believe.

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Re: New Project
Posted by: 65sprint ()
Date: January 09, 2018 07:05PM

That buggy was for sale on CL for a few hundred dollars last month.

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Re: New Project
Posted by: redone76 ()
Date: January 09, 2018 07:30PM

65sprint Wrote:
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> That buggy was for sale on CL for a few hundred
> dollars last month.


Nope...old man I got it from has owned it since the 70’s and wouldn’t know what Craigslist is. Unless it was a random BS ad on CL

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