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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: February 28, 2021 06:24PM

Brent finished the aluminum air exhaust housing this past week, so I prepped it for paint, applied the self etching primer, then applied the flat black base coat.

Next will be the spatter paint coat followed by the final flat black coat next weekend.








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Dropped the dummy powertrain and removed everything from the back end in order to begin sectioning out the rear frame rail:




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Then began removing a section of the rear frame rail.

Noticed something was burning from INSIDE the frame rail while cutting the steel and discovered a mouse house...









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: Seth Emerson ()
Date: February 28, 2021 09:43PM

Probably not the only mouse house in the car.

Seth Emerson

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: March 01, 2021 03:19AM

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Seth Emerson
Probably not the only mouse house in the car.

Yep! This is the second one, so far...

The first was inside the space behind the passenger side fresh air vent.

So, where else should I check??

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: March 06, 2021 05:28PM

Spatter painted the air exhaust housing then finished up with flat black paint and did the final test install:








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Boxed in the rear frame rail then painted it to prevent flash rusting until the engine bay is re-done:







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: March 07, 2021 05:10PM

Had a productive day fabricating the body brackets for the new Redline Engineering rotisserie:











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: Seth Emerson ()
Date: March 08, 2021 10:33PM

Dean - How about a couple more pictures of your radiator cut-out and mounting. Can you raise the radiator up if you need to? Your electric pump is in the back seat area, right? 23 pages are keeping me entertained!

Seth Emerson

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: March 08, 2021 11:14PM

How big is the radiator? Width/height? I am already starting with the center (behind the license plate) cut out - Stinger Oil cooler location.

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: March 09, 2021 04:00AM

Seth,

Look towards the bottom of page 5 for the photos of the trunk cut-outs and radiator mounting.

If those do not cover what you're looking for, then let me know and I'll take more this weekend.

The radiator is an AFCO double pass 27.5 inches wide, 19 inches tall and 2.9 inches wide

Cannot raise the radiator without hitting the trunk lid.

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: Seth Emerson ()
Date: March 09, 2021 12:19PM

Got it - Thanks. I will have to do some more measuring!

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: March 14, 2021 05:27PM

After cutting the hole in the dash of the old body, I was not happy with how the Corvair center AC vent fits.

So, I have been playing around with it, cutting more test holes and trying to make it work to my satisfaction.

The other thing that I absolutely do NOT like is the "springy" ears that hold the vent to the metal are just plastic and do not seem to create a tight enough fit.

So, I did some research and found a "custom" center vent made by Vintage Air for a 68 Camaro that fits the bill, looks much better and will have better air flow.

The Camaro center vent kit comes with a metal template that made cutting the hole pretty easy.

The best part is that the vent slides into the hole from the back side and the plastic bezel fits over the front creating a sandwich effect for a better fit.













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: kenvair ()
Date: March 14, 2021 06:01PM

Nice job Dean and you did it in just 2 tries...most of the time it takes at least 3 times to get the results we want. Keep up the good work. Ken

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ral1963 ()
Date: March 14, 2021 09:22PM

Dean, can that "outer" Camaro AC center bezel be flipped 180 degrees?

If so, how does it look with the protruding section at the top so it follows the slant of the dash?

Can you post a pic of it that way if it is possible?

Rick Loving
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Just south of Chicago IL

Current Ride
63 Sprint Vert 140/4sp

Past Rides
60 700 Sedan 80hp PG
63 Monza Vert 102hp 4 spd
63 Monza Coupe 140hp 4 spd
63 700 Sedan 80hp 3 spd
64 Monza Vert 110hp 4 spd
64 Monza Coupe 95hp 3 spd
64 Monza Sedan 110hp PG
65 500 Coupe 95hp 4 spd
65 Monza Coupe 110hp PG
65 Corsa Coupe 140hp 4 spd
66 Turbo Coupe 180/4sp
68 Monza Vert 140hp 3 spd

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: March 15, 2021 05:19AM

Rick (ral1963),

The vent cannot be flipped because it is wider at the bottom.

I looked at it both ways and chose to make it so that the wider part is at the bottom.

Also, I did not want the bezel attaching screws to be visible from the top.





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: Seth Emerson ()
Date: March 15, 2021 08:32PM

Let me guess, Dean - Vintage air assigned a Part Number for the center vent? Enquiring minds want to know! Especially Rick Loving - - and me, too <grin> By the way, I ordered up a radiator for the V6 front radiator. Thanks for posting all the photos, I will keep you informed!

Seth Emerson

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: March 16, 2021 03:12AM

Seth,

I purchased the center vent from Camaro Central for $89.95, not knowing that it was made by Vintage Air at that time.

When I opened the package, I noticed the Vintage Air instruction sheet for part 622238, which is available from Summit for less than $72.

Therefore, you and others can benefit from my "pioneering" efforts 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: ihscomputers ()
Date: March 21, 2021 05:38PM

Assembled the JEGS body cart and placed the new body on it to get it off the lift so that I could get the old body on the lift to remove the remaining items such as the front and rear suspension, the water cooler, fuel & brake lines and the long wiring harness.

Placed the new body on the rotisserie and confirmed that my brackets are more than strong enough to support the car.

After removing the "good" items from the old body, I started installing the old front and rear suspension to make it a roller again.











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: Seth Emerson ()
Date: March 21, 2021 09:29PM

New radiator came today, Should fit in quite well. Now figuring out where, how much to cut! Fun times.

Seth Emerson

Check my new Performance Corvair Web site [www.perfvair.com]

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: March 22, 2021 02:38AM

Nice equipment you have acquired! smileys with beer

-Tom


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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: March 22, 2021 05:25AM

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toms73novass
Nice equipment you have acquired!

My motto is "Never pass up an opportunity to get a new tool!" grinning smiley grinning smiley grinning smiley

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: April 04, 2021 05:25PM

Despite special work projects and spring "honey do's" dominating the past two weekends, I was able to finish making the old body into a "roller" thumbs up:





Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
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Springfest Webmaster

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

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