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Re: Unreachable? Please say no.
Posted by: Pacerace ()
Date: June 13, 2018 05:24PM

I always keep those little 90° screw drivers that come with furniture and other things that require assembly for just these occasions!

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Chandler
Powder Springs, GA.



1965 Corvair Monza 110/4sp Coupe

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Re: Unreachable? Please say no.
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: June 14, 2018 09:57AM

So here's how it shook out--

Referring to the picture here, I finally got the screw out by having a friend of mine shave down one of those hex attachments. You can see in the photo how much smaller it had to be, compared to a normal one.

Even then, the tool to the right, similar to the one recommended by '1966-Corsa-GT-180', was too large to fit in the space (even a normal hex by itself was too large to fit). BUT---

Taking the newly machined tip, and the vice grip on the left, I was able to get in and move the screw EVER SO SLIGHTLY. So slightly, in fact, that what I had to do to keep going was move the screw, open the vice and rotate the hex to get it aligned again, move the screw again, open the vice and rotate the hex again, and so on until the screw was loose enough to move by hand.

And then I was able to get the whole thing apart.

Eric C. Player
Porterville, CA
- National Member, CORSA
- Member: Central Coast CORSA
- Former Member: Vintage CORSA Orange County & South Coast CORSA Los Angeles California Chapters. Member, ISA (Int. Screenwriter's Assn.), SAG Eligible, and Producer's Guild Aspirant


* 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. Getting there.



"Chevrolet's Corvair was a maverick machine, a rear-engined renegade born out of spite and genius." -- Sports Car Graphic, August 1969

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Re: Unreachable? Please say no.
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: June 14, 2018 10:25AM

Nice! And now you can put the proper replacement in. thumbs up

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: Unreachable? Please say no.
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: June 14, 2018 10:50AM

You bet I'm not putting that screw back in there. In fact considering how many of the little screws were missing anyway I'm having a hard time justifying replacing that screw at all after I replace all the other ones.

Eric C. Player
Porterville, CA
- National Member, CORSA
- Member: Central Coast CORSA
- Former Member: Vintage CORSA Orange County & South Coast CORSA Los Angeles California Chapters. Member, ISA (Int. Screenwriter's Assn.), SAG Eligible, and Producer's Guild Aspirant


* 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. Getting there.



"Chevrolet's Corvair was a maverick machine, a rear-engined renegade born out of spite and genius." -- Sports Car Graphic, August 1969

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Re: Unreachable? Please say no.
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: June 14, 2018 10:58AM

Just put any appropriate fastener in the left hole and use a small tie-wrap through the right hole to secure it. Very easy to snip and replace next time and no one will see it under there anyway.


Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
66 Corsa 140 4-speed w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 140 4-speed w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 140 4-speed
65 Corsa 140 4-speed
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 110 Convertible
65 Monza 4DR 140 PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T w/5-speed




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Re: Unreachable? Please say no.
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: June 15, 2018 09:40AM

I used some #8 hex-headed screws to re-attach all the small holes, even that infamous one. That way, I can use the small sideways hex-tool I bought to tighten and loosen everything. (I tested that theory first.) I also cleaned the evaporator and replaced the bolts before I put it all back together.
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And with that, I think we've exhausted this thread.
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Eric C. Player
Porterville, CA
- National Member, CORSA
- Member: Central Coast CORSA
- Former Member: Vintage CORSA Orange County & South Coast CORSA Los Angeles California Chapters. Member, ISA (Int. Screenwriter's Assn.), SAG Eligible, and Producer's Guild Aspirant


* 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. Getting there.



"Chevrolet's Corvair was a maverick machine, a rear-engined renegade born out of spite and genius." -- Sports Car Graphic, August 1969




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