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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: May 02, 2018 03:14PM

cnicol Wrote:
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> Oh wow. What a bunch of work. Thank you for your
> diligence.thumbs upsmiling bouncing smiley

I'm beginning to not want to give it back after all this work...and I'm nowhere near the halfway point!
>
> You know... we do have all the pieces needed to
> make it a 4dr... LOL

I'll post a picture of the leftovers. I'm sure some sort of sculpture is possible?

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
66 Monza convertible 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa turbo coupe, 3rd owner fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
65 Monza coupe daily driver 110/4
Also 2 Ford f350 IDI diesels, six Jeep FC 170s, 1966 Jeep CJ5A, 03 neon, 5 Rokon Trailbreakers, Honda xr350s, and thousands of parts


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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: May 05, 2018 01:16PM

Back to the powertrain for a minute...

Not only is today "Cinco de Mayo", it is also "Flip Day"!

When I build an engine, I start with 1/2 of the crankcase attached to the engine stand on the oil-pan face.

This makes it easy to lay the crank and cam in place and there's no other easy way to put an engine on the stand until the cases are done and you can install the bell housing.

At some point you have to "flip" the engine and install the engine stand to the bell housing for completion of the engine. Today was that day.smiling smiley

First picture: Engine on stand, held on oil pan face. (just for reference)

Second picture: Hooking up chain and straps in preparation for flip

Third picture: The flip begins!

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: May 05, 2018 01:21PM

First picture: Flip continues

Second picture: Flipped, ready to remove engine stand

Third picture: Engine stand connected to bell housing, ready for the next phase. (valve train completion, fan, shrouds, oil cooler and so-on)

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: schuls1 ()
Date: May 05, 2018 05:08PM

Looking good, Craig,

Stan,
SW Missouri

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: May 06, 2018 06:48PM

Thanks for the encouragement, Stan.

Today, with the engine "up" I was able to start puttin' on the shiny bits. This is the fun part.

The front shroud (thanks Steve G!grinning smiley) and the right shroud were both a little odd: neither had been drilled for the grounding straps. How many cars didn't have a radio; 1%? It's odd that two random shrouds from afar both lacked those holes and what are the chances of that? The dimples were there but no holes. Weird.

Also added to the mix were two '66 secondaries and linkage graciously provided by Bob S. (BobVair) smileys with beer and a correct Corsa vacuum balance tube (Steve G again.grinning smiley)

It's getting a little hard to find perfect tin but so far every piece I've dug out of my stash or sourced from afar has been perfect. I hope the bottom shrouds look as nice when I take off the powercoater's saran wrap.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts




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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: keitho64 ()
Date: May 06, 2018 07:33PM

Wow great work!

I need to follow this one as well.

Keith
64 Monza Convert 110 4-speed
69 911T (IROC Clone)
"Horizontally Opposed"
05 GTO 6-speed (Gotta have a V8)
Chicago Burbs; the Anti-Dragon... 11 turns in 318 miles

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: May 07, 2018 12:06AM

Motor looks good! You're making me feel even more behind! Lol

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
66 Monza convertible 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa turbo coupe, 3rd owner fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
65 Monza coupe daily driver 110/4
Also 2 Ford f350 IDI diesels, six Jeep FC 170s, 1966 Jeep CJ5A, 03 neon, 5 Rokon Trailbreakers, Honda xr350s, and thousands of parts


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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: May 08, 2018 09:04PM

Paid Cody a visit tonight. He's been a busy boy!

These are some of the pieces he's cut out and replaced on the floor. Yikes!

Once the floor is done, that should be it for rust on this puppy.smileys with beer

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: May 08, 2018 09:10PM

Meanwhile, back at the ranch; I've turned the engine over and I'm buttoning up stuff on the bottom.

One little surprise: There isn't a single oil pan gasket in the shop! How did that happen? Hello? Clarks? eye rolling smiley Still working on a complete set of matching oil pan bolts; no doubt I have 'em, just gotta find 'em.grinning smiley

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 08, 2018 09:27PM

Yup... I had to buy a PG Pan gasket from Lon the other day..none to be found!

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: May 10, 2018 10:07AM

Today's funny story: File under "Parts I didn't know I had" eye popping smiley

First: "Wedding Bands". I have a couple of boxes of EM and LM rear lights. The last time I put a late model together, I recall having a little difficulty building a nice set of '65 lenses. I thought I was thick in 2nd design '66-9 lenses and I don't remember seeing any 1st design "wedding band" lenses. Wrong!
All but one of my '66-9 lenses are "Wedding bands"!smileys with beer I had no idea! I've asked several forum members about a set and here I already had three out of four.

Next: Back in the day (1971), after reading about how to make a transistor ignition (still have the book), I decided to install a store-bought transistor ignition. I couldn't remember the brand but I did recall having one during the early '70s that was black, shaped like a brick with a flat ribbon cable.

I was digging through my "Ignition/Electric" box and was astonished to find the ACTUAL one I had in the 70's! It remains to be seen if it's the one I had on the Sprint or perhaps it was from my FC camper. I won't know until I compare the unit to the screw holes left on the car.

Does it pay to be a "hoarder"? Sometimes! smileys with beer

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts




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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: May 17, 2018 11:34PM

Last week (??) I made new rear convertible water troughs after finishing up the rear seat riser repair. Rear seat riser welding is now complete!

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
66 Monza convertible 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa turbo coupe, 3rd owner fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
65 Monza coupe daily driver 110/4
Also 2 Ford f350 IDI diesels, six Jeep FC 170s, 1966 Jeep CJ5A, 03 neon, 5 Rokon Trailbreakers, Honda xr350s, and thousands of parts


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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: May 17, 2018 11:37PM

I realized tonight i didnt take any pictures of the drivers pans, but i just finished replacing the bad sections in the front, middle, and rear drivers side pans and got the por15 worked into all of the factory overlap seams and also over the welds to help seal them up. This coat of por over my welds was probably overkill since I trimmed, fit, and butt welded everything, but an extra coat cant hurt. Tomorrow brings seam sealer.

Welding on the floor pans is finally DONE!!!!

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
66 Monza convertible 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa turbo coupe, 3rd owner fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
65 Monza coupe daily driver 110/4
Also 2 Ford f350 IDI diesels, six Jeep FC 170s, 1966 Jeep CJ5A, 03 neon, 5 Rokon Trailbreakers, Honda xr350s, and thousands of parts





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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 18, 2018 06:46AM

Working wonders on this car!

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Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: May 18, 2018 07:55AM

We're seeing some mad skills here! smileys with beer

I feel like the guy in the waiting room when the surgeon come out and says the patient is going to live. What a relief to see the floor whole again.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: Aaron65 ()
Date: May 18, 2018 02:41PM

Both of you are doing great work!

1965 Corvair Monza Convertible 95 4-sp.
1965 Buick Skylark
1965 Ford Mustang
1965 Dodge Dart 170 Wagon
1953 Buick Special Riviera
1963 Ford Thunderbird
1974 Pontiac Firebird Esprit

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: flat_six ()
Date: March 01, 2019 09:22AM

How's it going? thumbs up

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: May 05, 2019 08:39AM

So far, I've built an engine. acquired a transaxle, have all-new (used) seats in the recovery process, purchased a ton of parts, and Cody has repaired the rusted-out floor.

As I worked under the car, the surface corrosion and encrusted mud became less and less acceptable and I decided the bottom (and top for that matter) needed to be stripped. Cody had 1/2 of a rotisserie. I decided to build the other half so I could take the car to a media-blaster. I finished the rotisserie yesterday.

Rotisseries usually include some kind of lifting mechanism to bring the car up so the body can balance at the pivot and rotate. I made a telescoping section that uses a 3/4" Acme threaded rod to pull the sections together.

These are "in process" photos. The final drive nut is is pinned to the screw and includes thrust washers.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts




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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: May 05, 2019 08:44AM

Attachments bolt to the front and rear body at the bumper brackets.

The thing works like a charm!

Now I can get to work on those pesky front-suspension bolts. All that's left is the front suspension, gas tank, and a few brake and gas lines. Easy peasy when the car is on its side. smileys with beer

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: flat_six ()
Date: May 05, 2019 09:18AM

Cool! Media blast sounds like the right decision. Doing it RIGHT! thumbs up

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