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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: scottymac ()
Date: August 20, 2022 02:22PM

On the way! Hope they can help you!

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa coupe basket case
'66 Monza coupe


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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: August 20, 2022 07:14PM

Scott,

Thank you vairy much! thumbs up

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
Springfest Webmaster

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: scottymac ()
Date: August 22, 2022 10:04PM

Dean,
These were intended as Ford parts, not sure if that matters to you. But combining the two would give you the 215 numbers you want, along with a little braggadocio. Will require some number shuffling and some fabrication skills, but from what I've seen you have an abundant supply of that!


[www.ebay.com]

[www.ebay.com]

Should give you more of a 3D effect, and eliminate the "sticker" look I think you're trying to avoid.

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa coupe basket case
'66 Monza coupe


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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: August 23, 2022 03:56AM

Scott,

Thanks again!

Your confidence in my fabrication skills is certainly humbling...

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
Springfest Webmaster

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: September 19, 2022 11:13AM

Received an update and photos from the body shop today.

The trunk spatter paint has been sprayed.









Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
Springfest Webmaster

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: September 19, 2022 01:27PM

More good news:

I am scheduled to pick up the car from the body shop one week from today on 26 September 2022.

smileys with beer

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
Springfest Webmaster

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: TheRealHip ()
Date: September 23, 2022 08:17AM

She'll be on the road before you know it...

66 crown v8

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: September 26, 2022 04:48PM

Picked up the car from the body shop today.

Note that the yellow "marks" are reflections of the leaves on the trees...

































Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
Springfest Webmaster

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: September 26, 2022 05:26PM

Going to be stunning!

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: September 26, 2022 06:15PM

Wow! Xcelent!

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: doug6423 ()
Date: September 26, 2022 06:25PM

Looking forward to the reassembly pics!!

Doug
65 Monza
Cincy, OH

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: September 26, 2022 06:37PM

Incredible!!! What fun a stage is it at now!!!

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Paulsgt ()
Date: September 27, 2022 01:59PM

Wow! So pretty!

Enjoy the Corvair!

Paul Sergeant
CORSA Central Division Director / CORSA Treasurer
Lee's Summit, MO
CORSA since 1975
Member – HACOA, Corvair Minnesota, CORSA, Little Indians, POCI


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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Ratt643 ()
Date: September 27, 2022 06:20PM

Wow...That looks great!

1964 Monza Coupe
1965 Corsa 140
1967 Monza Coupe

Maryville, TN
U.S. 129 The"Tail Of The Dragon"

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Date: October 05, 2022 06:16PM

She’s a beaut, Clark!!smiling bouncing smiley

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Johnny B
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 06, 2022 05:00PM

Richard Payne (Ratt643) drove down from Tennessee for a visit.

So, naturally, I had to take advantage of his legendary mechanical expertise by drafting him to fix two pesky leaks that included a front cover coolant leak and a flooding carburetor on the Buick 215 engine.

We also replaced and re-engineered the coolant exits on the intake manifold after I managed to break one of the originals.

Fired up the 215 on the run stand and loved hearing the sound of that V8 with the Supertrapp exhausts!

Thanks Richard! smileys with beer

Click HERE for video of the 215 running after repairs

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
Springfest Webmaster

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: toms73novass ()
Date: November 06, 2022 05:26PM

SWEET!

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Ratt643 ()
Date: November 06, 2022 07:52PM

Glad I could help! It was good to visit and see the progress first hand. This Corvair is going to be stunning!

1964 Monza Coupe
1965 Corsa 140
1967 Monza Coupe

Maryville, TN
U.S. 129 The"Tail Of The Dragon"

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: November 06, 2022 08:03PM

Sounds great!

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: November 07, 2022 04:21AM

That shop is way too clean and has too much room...clearly you need more Corvairs!!

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