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Wheels and tires
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: May 16, 2018 03:51PM

Finally have my wheels and tires mounted and on the car,gonna have to drop the front some I believe

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi
63 vert
65 Corsa 140 4 speed

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Re: Wheels and tires
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 16, 2018 04:54PM

Looks like a Gasser! grinning smiley
Just kidding with you.
Those look good! thumbs upthumbs up

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Re: Wheels and tires
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: May 16, 2018 04:59PM

The drop is next on the list.

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi
63 vert
65 Corsa 140 4 speed

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Re: Wheels and tires
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: May 16, 2018 05:05PM

Why is it so tall in the front? Looks to me to be abnormally tall unless taller than stock springs have been installed of something else is amiss. Was the car moved after installing wheels before these photos? It would settle some if moved. Has the suspension been just rebuilt and the upper and lower inner control arm bushings tightened while jacked? This can cause a bind and make the nose sit high. Are the springs in the spring pockets correctly?

I have always been fond of these wheels on a late model. I used these wheels and S-10 center caps and plastic retaining nuts (chrome plated) on my Corv-8 years back.

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Re: Wheels and tires
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: May 16, 2018 08:13PM

Ted the front end has been rebuilt,not many miles on it but a fair amount of time has passed,the car hasn't been moved since I put the wheels on today.Springs are seated fine,not much fuel in it right now.

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi
63 vert
65 Corsa 140 4 speed

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Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: May 16, 2018 09:08PM

vairygood Wrote:
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> Ted the front end has been rebuilt,not many miles
> on it but a fair amount of time has passed,the car
> hasn't been moved since I put the wheels on
> today.Springs are seated fine,not much fuel in it
> right now.

Good that the front end is rebuilt. Were the inner bushing perhaps tightened without he weight of the car down on the tires? I would be trying loosening the upper and lower inner suspension arm bushing bolts, jouncing the car up and down some with them loose and then re-tightening them with the weight of the car on the wheels to see if it changes the stance. Its stance looks unusually high.

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Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 16, 2018 09:22PM

What about the rear?? Convertible or AC springs?





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Re: Wheels and tires
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: May 16, 2018 09:30PM

Don't know Matt

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi
63 vert
65 Corsa 140 4 speed

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Re: Wheels and tires
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 16, 2018 09:38PM

How far have you driven it so far..ride stiff





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Re: Wheels and tires
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: May 17, 2018 08:31AM

I personally have driven it about 2 miles on city streets.Ride before wheel change felt normal.Haven't driven it with new wheels and tires.

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi
63 vert
65 Corsa 140 4 speed

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Re: Wheels and tires
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: May 17, 2018 08:37AM

Drive it with new wheels/tires to see if it settles some. How did the height look with the old wheels?

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Re: Wheels and tires
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: May 17, 2018 08:50AM

Height was about the same.

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi
63 vert
65 Corsa 140 4 speed

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Re: Wheels and tires
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: May 18, 2018 09:48PM

I drove it around today after reducing tire pressures to correct pressure,checked the front end again.Then I measured ride height and to my surprise it's 26 1/2" except the left front which is 27" according to the manual its good.Next step is get the seat covers(that I received today) installed then cut one coil from the front.

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi
63 vert
65 Corsa 140 4 speed

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Re: Wheels and tires
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: May 18, 2018 09:52PM

I like the Corsa the emblem on the rear wheel. I have two new emblems myself, but I'm afraid to install them because I'm pretty sure I'll screw it up and damage the car.

Of course considering what's going on with my car right now it's kind of a moot point.

Eric C. Player
Porterville, CA
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- Member: Central Coast CORSA & South Coast CORSA
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* Then: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red/1965 Monza 110 Purple/
1967 Monza 140 Red/1966 500 110 Black/1965 Monza 110 Yellow
* Now: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo Project. Blue, Blue/Beige interior.



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