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The Tulare 65
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: August 06, 2018 10:23AM

This is the start of my next build thread.

It is a 65 Monza 110 PG.

The car came out of Tulare, CA with the help of Seth Emerson.

It was painted by the previous owner but never completed before he passed.

The interior has been taken apart in preparation for redo.

Here are some pics:


There is no rust on the car (light surface rust in spots underneath.)











-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: The Tulare 65
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: August 06, 2018 10:27AM

Some of the first things that I want to do is get it running.

A brand new fuel tank, sending unit and fuel pump were installed.

I took out the sending unit and replaced the plastic float with a brass one.



I also added an additional jumper wire to the float arm to potentially prevent issues in the future.



I am not sure about the fuel pump that was installed, it has no identifying marks and is not an airtex or facet. I might just use it for a bit if the pressure checks out.

More to come.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: The Tulare 65
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: August 06, 2018 10:53AM

Great find and good luck,can't wait to watch the progress.

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi
63 vert
65 Corsa 140 4 speed

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Re: The Tulare 65
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: August 06, 2018 11:13AM

Sure looks better than the "Mutt"





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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: The Tulare 65
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: August 06, 2018 12:46PM

Wayyyyyyyyy better than the "mutt". I said to myself I am never doing one like that again.

Good News! in 4 hours drained the tank, put in improved sending unit. Flared some lines, checked fuel pressure at 4psi.

Fired in 3 seconds! In about 5 min was quiet with no valve ticking.

Had to "hot wire" the motor because the engine wiring is a mess. Not going to win a beauty contest but she runs.




Now at least I can move it around with having to push it.




Not sure what my time frame with this one is, but I am going to put in a 4 speed, corsa accessories and build a 140 for it once I am done with the "mutt's" engine build this winter.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/06/2018 12:53PM by toms73novass.

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Re: The Tulare 65
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: August 06, 2018 01:55PM

As a bonus I think it has posi! I can not see the numbers on the diff because of the LCA's, but both wheels are locked together in neutral moving in the same direction. Will have to transfer this over to the new diff if needed.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: The Tulare 65
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: August 06, 2018 11:35PM

Hearing that it runs makes me feel better about sending it back east. The more I looked at it, the more I was convinced that it would run. But time waits for nobody. Glad it works!

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Re: The Tulare 65
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: August 15, 2018 01:42PM

The previous owner welded in some bars from the inner roof rail to the metal near the quarter window to mount seat belts. I think it totally took away from the openness of the coupe design and made it look like a post car.



Much better:



Also the seats that are in the car are nice bolstered seats, however, they must be from a sedan, because they don't tilt forward. Since I do not have original seats I might get a set of these, sort of retro-ish but nice bolsters to keep me in place.



I could also remove the head rest to give it more of a low back look.



-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: The Tulare 65
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: August 27, 2018 12:32PM

Well I have only 2 days left of vacation so I figured I'd get the color sanding of the 65 done.... well maybe, only got the roof done in 4 hours after not liking it and redoing it 3x! I swear the paint on this california car rubs out different than the good old more toxic stuff we use here.



Before:



After: (the effort is worth it)



-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: The Tulare 65
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: August 27, 2018 12:47PM

Wow, that sanding made a huge difference.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Oklahoma City, OK

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Re: The Tulare 65
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: August 27, 2018 12:47PM

That was the easy part!! LOL!!





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Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo




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Re: The Tulare 65
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: August 27, 2018 01:23PM

The seats I have in my 66 also don't tilt forward but I don't use the back seat. I can lean the adjustable back far as it goes forward and move the seats forward and it gives me limited access to the back, enough for me anyway.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: The Tulare 65
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: September 15, 2018 10:32AM

Well I added 20 HP spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

I have always like the look of the silver cove.



-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: The Tulare 65
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: September 15, 2018 10:37AM

Beautiful! thumbs upthumbs up
It looks GREAT !

I always get a kick out of the thread title.
It sounds like a Gang Name. eye popping smiley

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: The Tulare 65
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: September 15, 2018 12:27PM

Looking good! Did you remember to also paint the two outer U-shaped cove casting pieces silver? smiling smiley


Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
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: The Tulare 65
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: September 15, 2018 01:24PM

azdave Wrote:
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> Looking good! Did you remember to also paint the
> two outer U-shaped cove casting pieces silver? smiling smiley

Yup. thumbs up

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: The Tulare 65
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: September 15, 2018 09:33PM

smileys with beer

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi
63 vert
65 Corsa 140 4 speed

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Re: The Tulare 65
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: September 19, 2018 05:44PM

Well, the front windshield bond did not look very consistent, well it wasn't, in 5 minutes it was out! It did not bond well in spots.



I guess it gave me piece of mind that there was no rust in there. grinning smiley

Just need to prep well before I reseal.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: The Tulare 65
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: September 19, 2018 07:03PM

Oh yeah that windshield frame looks typical for western car. Although a lot better than a rust belt car.

That's why I always pull the windshield and back window when I do body work in prep for painting even on a western car.

If using urethane paint let it cure at least a week before putting down the butyl bead. I leave the paper on one side of the butyl bead and do a test fit before the final glass insert. DO install the trim clips before the butyl bead.

I just tried the plastic trim clips and they worked fine with the windshield. Going to give them a try on the back window next month.

Good luck. Oh polish the SS trim with this --- [www.harborfreight.com]
Works great with a small hand drill.

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Re: The Tulare 65
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: September 20, 2018 05:32PM

In anticipation of rebuilding the diff for my 4-speed swap I made one of these, I think it will work better than the old one I made that only had 4 teeth and was basically a straight bar.



-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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