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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: December 27, 2019 05:41PM

Thanks vairy much, Seth! thumbs up

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: December 28, 2019 05:35PM

Finished the mounting board, then hung the inside unit and verified that it was level.

The new, stiffer brackets virtually eliminated the front-to-back movement.

It appears that the drain line will work when it's routed to the toe-piece opening instead of cutting a hole in the floorboard directly under the unit.











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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: December 28, 2019 06:23PM

Dean, does that unit contain the heater core, evaporator, and fan?

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: December 28, 2019 07:23PM

David (Spectre),

Yes, the inside unit handles heat, defrost and air conditioning including a fan, evaporator and water valve.

I considered using the similar inside unit from Restomod Air that I installed in the V8 Rampside but chose the one from Old Air Products because it fit the space better...

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: December 29, 2019 08:03AM

Cool!

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 30, 2019 04:31PM

ihscomputers Wrote:
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> David (Spectre),
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> Yes, the inside unit handles heat, defrost and air conditioning including a fan, evaporator and water valve.
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> I considered using the similar inside unit from Restomod Air that I installed in the V8 Rampside but chose the one from Old Air Products because it fit the space better...


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Maybe it is an optical illusion, but from the pictures, it appears that there is NO leg-room left for a passenger ! ? ! ?

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: December 30, 2019 07:04PM

American Mel,

Well, I probably need to temp install a passenger seat and find out exactly how much passenger leg room will be available...

I'm planning to install the ProCar Rally seats with sliders that will allow more movement than the stock seats...

and there will be no back seat to worry about crunching rear passenger knees.



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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Date: December 31, 2019 07:44AM

Any chance you could put the HVAC unit on the other side of the firewall? It certainly would clean up the cabin, keep the legroom, and get easier access to the plumbing, as well as keep more hot hoses out of the cabin. They’ll transmit heat whether you want them to or not.

This is an awesome project, by the way. I’ve just been lurking enjoying your progress.

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: December 31, 2019 05:44PM

Johnny, (PressurizedPancake)

Thank you vairy much for the suggestion and compliment. thumbs up

Relocating the unit to the trunk would be great except that 6 each 2 inch air hoses must be cut through the firewall for the vents and defrosters and that still does not allow for the hot air floor heat.

Even if I used splitters for the hoses, then that would still require 3 each 2 inch hoses through the firewall and that's assuming that I would be able to modify the plastic housing that directs the floor heat air...

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 01, 2020 07:38AM

Temporarily installed a Dodge Neon seat to determine the available leg room with the inside AC/Heat unit.

It's not that bad, especially when one considers that I am 6ft tall with long legs and the Neon seat does not retract as far back as the ProCar seat will (hopefully)





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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Date: January 01, 2020 08:08AM

Yeah, that’s a tough situation you’re in. The last ‘40 Ford we did at least fit some of the box under the dash; looks like that’s not happening for you.

I know how hot those GA summers are, too! You really need that unit to be comfortable.

If I can make one more suggestion from the sidelines: I’d feel so much better if you made a bespoke pair of tubes that had the hose connections outside the cabin, in the unlikely event that a hose bursts, slides off, or a clamp fails. I really don’t want anyone to ever experience that, as I’ve taken a friend to the hospital for burns from a hose bursting 20 minutes after we shut the car off. It wasn’t pretty... again, just a respectful insight from my experience.

Looking forward to your video of this when completed!

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 01, 2020 08:12AM

Johnny,

Would you please elaborate on the details of "bespoke pair of tubes" for me and everyone following this thread?

I think that I understand but want to be certain.

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 01, 2020 08:14AM

Dean,

I've enjoyed your all your projects so far to date.
Thank you again for taking the time to share them.
You put a lot into then and it shows.

I don't know what space is available and I know it would be a lot of extra work and even some steps backwards.
But have you given it any thought to:
1. Trying to replace the engine coolant lines at the firewall, inside the car, with solid ones that would put the rubber hose connections in the trunk and under the floor, instead of inside the cab area.
2. That way you could place the aftermarket AC/Heating unit under the dash below the radio, with no concerns to how to replace those hoses when needed.
3. If desired, you could build a console to hide the AC/Heater unit and those coolant lines at the same time and leg room would never be a concern.

Keep up the great work.

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Date: January 01, 2020 08:16AM

Basically, turn your existing pipes into S-pipes by welding radiused tubing to your existing tubes, or get a pair bent up with hose retention barbs/rings rolled on the ends to get the liquid connection outside of the cabin.

Does this make sense?

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Date: January 01, 2020 08:18AM

OttowaCorvairGuy is saying the same thing at the same time smiling bouncing smiley

Basically only having metal tubing in the cabin, minimizing burst risk.

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: January 01, 2020 08:23AM

PressurizedPancake Wrote:
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> Yeah, that’s a tough situation you’re in. The last ‘40 Ford we did at least fit some of the box under the dash; looks like that’s not happening for you.
>
> I know how hot those GA summers are, too! You really need that unit to be comfortable.
>
> If I can make one more suggestion from the sidelines: I’d feel so much better if you made a bespoke pair of tubes that had the hose connections outside the cabin, in the unlikely event that a hose bursts, slides off, or a clamp fails. I really don’t want anyone to ever experience that, as I’ve taken a friend to the hospital for burns from a hose bursting 20 minutes after we shut the car off. It wasn’t pretty... again, just a respectful insight from my experience.
>
> Looking forward to your video of this when completed!


What Johnny said.

That would be yet another benefit to my #1 in my post above.

When I was a full time mechanic, a vehicle had a recall for the heater core exploding and burning people.
I've always been bad with names but I think it was a Renault.

Anyways, by doing new tubes with fittings outside the cabin, would kill 3 birds with the extra effort.



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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 01, 2020 09:42AM

Thanks Johnny and Tony for the detailed explanation.

Vairy helpful, indeed!thumbs up

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 01, 2020 10:00AM

Cut the 2.5" holes into the aluminum covers and the right side of the dash to accomodate the after-market AC vents from a major Corvair vendor.

The Rotabroach 2.5 hole saw from Vintage Air made very clean cuts in the metal and plastic

I plan to strip and re-paint the aluminum covers

















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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 01, 2020 10:25AM

Those are nice!

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 01, 2020 05:24PM

Blasted and wrinkle painted a formerly pitted LM radio bezel.

3 coats of VHT black wrinkle paint, then baked in the oven at 200 degrees for 1 hour immediately after the last coat which causes a "tighter" wrinkle pattern.

Planning to install the new Bluetooth/Sirus radio that fits in the stock location




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