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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: November 09, 2020 05:19AM

Powder-coated the slider to adapter hardware, touched up the sliders and floor adapters then assembled them to the drivers seat minus the lever wire:









Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
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1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: November 09, 2020 06:17AM

One final note:

After removing the two bolt openings on the sliders, it was necessary to cut off about 1/4" from the tubular rails on the floor adapters.

See the details in the photo below:



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Columbus, Georgia
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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: November 14, 2020 05:33PM

Installed the lever wire for the slide adjusters, then finished installing the sliders and floor adapters to both seats.

Installed in the car and tested the adjustment to ensure that they would move far enough back for my comfort, which they did.

Removed the seats and will store them until the car returns from the body shop.

Fingers crossed that I will finalize plans with a local body shop this week...thumbs up







Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
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1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Date: November 15, 2020 06:59AM

Those seats look great in there!

How do you like the body and leg support in them? Does it feel like the front of the seat base needs come up to support your thighs or do you like it where it is?

Good luck on getting the bodywork in order.

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Central WI

Wife's '68, 3.0L, twin-screw compressor and fuel injected in the works...

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: November 15, 2020 09:05AM

Johnny (PressurizedPancake),

Thanks!

So far, I like how they feel when sitting in them and the thigh support seems adequate, although it feels odd not having a steering wheel to give the total feel of driving.

The side bolsters on the seat bottom make it more difficult to enter and exit, but that may just be a matter of getting used to them.

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
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1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Date: November 17, 2020 09:18AM

ihscomputers Wrote:
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> Thanks for your input Mel...
>
> Let's move on from the engine mount discussion, OK?
>
> It should be pretty obvious that I have complete confidence in this mount system based upon the established track record of no less than three LM V8 Corvairs with this system as well as the opinion of the man who has built no less than 2 of these engine mount systems with absolutely NO FAILURES in well over 20 years.


Given the weight of a 215 being within mere pounds of a Corvair motor and the fact you're using 2, dictates mathematically (2nd grade math) that the Corvair mount is carrying about 1/2 the weight it was originally designed for.


It's not like you're putting some giant iron turd in the back and claiming it weighs the same or less then a regular Corvair motor LOLOL



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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: November 17, 2020 10:29AM

Really coming along. Looks good.

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Jim66 ()
Date: November 17, 2020 11:16AM

Jonathan McCreery Wrote:
"the fact you're using 2, dictates mathematically (2nd grade math) that the Corvair mount is carrying about 1/2 the weight it was originally designed for."

Not exactly correct. The farther you move the mounts from the rear, the higher the percentage of the total weight they carry. But they are still way safe where they are.

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: November 17, 2020 02:40PM

Lets move on and wait till it breaks the aluminum 215 " block,smoking smiley LOL

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: November 27, 2020 03:44PM

Tentatively found a paint and body shop that has an opening in early January.

We agreed that I would take the car to have it media blasted and epoxy coated.

Then the paint & body shop will inspect the car and give me a firm estimate.

The media blasting company requested removal of the hood, cowl panels and the deck lid.

Car is loaded and ready for the drive tomorrow to drop it off.





Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
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1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: November 27, 2020 05:13PM

Hello Dean: so everything is removed from the car for media blast and body work/paint. Then you get to simply assemble and drive? I hope that is correct, anxious to see it back into your hands in the spring.

Oh, looks as if Mel isn't going to leave your mount engineering alone huh! Funny guy. I hope everyone around you is doing well.

Best wishes Steve

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: November 27, 2020 05:36PM

Yes, Steve, the car has been gutted and is just a rolling shell.

I plan to post more photos tomorrow...

The media blasting company estimates that they should have it done in about 10 days.

BTW, I'm flattered by Mel's ongoing concern regarding the mounts. grinning smiley

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: November 28, 2020 12:13PM

Trailered the rolling shell to Crossroads Customs in Pine Mountain Valley for media blasting and epoxy coating this morning.

Within an hour, Andy had texted me two photos of the progress...















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Columbus, Georgia
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1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: November 28, 2020 12:53PM

What is that gray stuff at the outer lower edges of the windshield?
Looks almost like steel. That can't be.
Looks good! I know you knew what you had, but now you're positive.

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: November 28, 2020 01:16PM

Arden (Wagon Master),

I regretted not taking my '69 convertible down to bare metal and didn't want to make the same mistake with this one...

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
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1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: November 28, 2020 03:01PM

Andy sent another photo of the car after the blasting was finished.

He is applying the epoxy primer this evening and thinks that I can pick it up tomorrow...



Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
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1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: November 28, 2020 03:40PM

So we don't have a oops moment, I don't see a rear engine air grill anywhere in your pictures of parts to be blasted.

'29 Ford Model A Tudor (Great Grandfather bought new)
'61 700 Lakewood 110 4 speed
'69 Monza Convert. 140 Auto.
'70 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 4 speed

Been aircooled since 1973
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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: November 28, 2020 04:22PM

Oops! You mean this "rear engine air grille"???

Yes, I forgot about that...d'oh!

Well, that's just one more thing for the body shop to do, I guess...



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Columbus, Georgia
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1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: November 28, 2020 04:28PM

It is amazing what bondo and paint can hide:

I already knew about the passenger side headlight bucket and the driver's rear quarter panel but the others are a surprise....

















Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
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1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Nader's Nemesis ()
Date: November 29, 2020 09:31AM

It is so discouraging to find so much yellow metal ak brass hidden in places where real metal should be . Cutting it out where needed will be work . Good luck with a great project, I am following.

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