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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: April 04, 2021 05:44PM

Excellent progress. You must operate on about 4 hours of sleep a day!

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: April 10, 2021 05:35PM

Used a heavy duty hammer drill to make holes in the concrete shop floor, then installed ConFast 3/4" drop-in anchors.

These anchors will be used to fasten the mounting plate for the portable winch that can be used to winch in inoperable vehicles from outside.

This will also allow me to retrieve the rotisserie after rolling it out into the yard for undercarriage blasting.

Installed 2 anchors each inside the far and middle bays such that one anchor is about 18 inches from the front doors and the other anchor is about halfway inside the middle bay and about 2/3 the way inside the far bay.

Then cut the ends off four 3/4" bolts to make inserts that will protect the anchor threads and prevent debris from falling inside.

Finished up with black silicone filling the holes around the anchors.









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 11, 2021 06:36AM

By the way, someone suggested using anti-seize on the filler bolts because those anchors will eventually get wet, etc.

If you look carefully at the previous photo showing the anchor, set tool and filler bolt, you can barely see the anti-seize on the bottom of the filler bolt.

So, I took another photo of the four filler bolts this morning:



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 11, 2021 05:42PM

Replaced the '65 upper steering column support with the '68 section purchased from Corvair Ranch.

Drilled out the spot welds from the underside, cut out the '65 section then welded in the '68 section.

Although it's not pretty, the welds penetrated and it is solid.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: Seth Emerson ()
Date: April 12, 2021 11:12AM

Nice work, Dean (And a lot of it) You could have bolted in a tilt column!spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Seth Emerson

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

Located in lovely San Jose, California

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: May 02, 2021 04:40PM

Cut out the sheet metal underneath the stock air intake inside the engine bay to allow clearance for the 215 engine.

Installed the engine mounts to the side frame rails and lifted the car with the engine installed to test for stability.

















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: May 22, 2021 08:40AM

Removing the ancient smelly insulation and cardboard from the package shelf in preparation for blasting and application of Lizard Skin sound control and ceramic insulation.





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: May 22, 2021 05:38PM

Finished removing the old insulation, "tar" boards and cardboard from the package shelf, then started work on the roof..

Removed the old roof insulation and scraped it down to the metal with a gasket scraper:











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: May 22, 2021 06:09PM

I think I'm wheezing just a little bit!
Seriously though, you're doing the thankless job that needs doing, and no one will ever see. Keep up the good work!

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: May 22, 2021 06:20PM

Thanks Arden (Wagon Master)!

This is one of those jobs that required a dust mask and goggles, especially after finding acorn pieces and other evidence of mouse activity. {sneezes}

The plan is to blast the undercarriage and floorboards, apply epoxy primer followed by the two Lizard Skin products.

There will be NO blasting of the roof but it WILL get the Lizard Skin Ceramic insulation.

Then {drumroll please...}, it will be body shop and paint time smiling bouncing 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: June 06, 2021 03:15PM

This weekend was vairy productive!

FRIDAY:
Rolled the shell that was strapped to the body cart out into the yard by leapfrogging 5 sheets of 3/4" plywood, then mounted it to the rotisserie in preparation for media blasting.

Mucho thanks to Frank Metasavage and his grandson, Bryson, for graciously providing the extra muscle and engineering assistance!

Secured a tarp over the shell to shelter it from the rain on Friday evening.

SATURDAY:
Chuck Clifford with Chattahoochee Blasting arrived just before 8:00am and started work dry media blasting the trunk, engine bay, entire undercarriage and the interior floorboards from firewall to firewall.

Then I spent the next five hours blowing out and removing the media from the body.

The rotisserie made media removal so much easier because the body could be turned to dump out the media with the aid of gravity.

Secured a tarp over the shell to keep the dew off.

SUNDAY
Mixed up Eastwood's black Epoxy primer and sprayed all the bare metal using the Fuji turbine paint sprayer.

Not a bad job for my very first job using a paint sprayer!

Lowered the shell onto the body cart, strapped it down, then disconnected and removed the rotisserie.

Started leapfrogging the plywood sheets back towards the shop while slowly and carefully pushing the shell on the cart by myself.

Then used the marine winch mounted to the shop floor to pull the shell completely back into the shop. My bride ran the winch while I guided the shell through the doorway.

NEXT STEP:
Order the Lizard Skin and spray that the weekend after it arrives.





































































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: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: June 06, 2021 04:52PM

Dean,

Nice work. It's coming a long. Thanks for taking the time to share it.

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Mike Stillwell ()
Date: June 06, 2021 07:02PM

Great work Dean!

Mike
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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Beers ()
Date: June 06, 2021 07:21PM

That looks fantastic. Nice job. grinning smiley


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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: AZ Troy ()
Date: June 06, 2021 09:28PM

You did a great job & your car is coming along very well.

Did your winch work out? What size is the winch?

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: June 07, 2021 03:48AM

Thanks AZ Troy!

Yes, the winch worked very well.

It's just the cheap $70 Badlands 2000 Marine Winch from Harbor Freight.



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: June 13, 2021 06:10PM

Mounted the body shell to the rotisserie.

Sanded the epoxy primer in all the areas that will be sprayed with Lizard Skin, then wiped it all down and sprayed primer in the places that had bare metal.

Received the LS Ceramic Insulation and the LS application kit this past week.

The LS Sound Control is scheduled to arrive tomorrow.







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: June 14, 2021 07:39PM

Can't you wire the alarm to energize the drivers side ejection seat? No sunroof to open. Still fine!

Seth Emerson

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

Located in lovely San Jose, California

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: June 19, 2021 05:52PM

Took my time preparing the undercarriage to be sprayed with the Lizard Skin Sound Control

Masked off the areas that needed protecting, then inserted bolts, screws and foam ear plugs into the holes

Draped plastic drop cloths over the floor, the parts tables and the V8 Rampside just in case of unexpected over-spray.

Tomorrow will be spray day!













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: June 20, 2021 05:07PM

Following the directions, I stirred the Sound Control for a little over two minutes to ensure a consistent mixture, although I didn't see any changes to the color compared to others who posted their mixing results on YouTube.

Set the air compressor regulator to 60psi to remain within the recommended 50psi-70psi range, then turned the spray nozzle out two full turns and set the locking nut.

Sprayed the first coat and noted very little over-spray and none that went airborne.

The directions say to wait 1-2 hours between coats but I had to wait 4-5 hours due to the high humidity...

The first two photos show the wet first coat immediately after it was sprayed.

The last set of photos are after the second coat had dried.

You can see the crisp lines from using the Frog Tape to mask off the areas that shouldn't be sprayed.

Strongly recommend the Frog Tape or something similar because the cheapy blue painters tape is too thin for use creating crisp lines.

WET:







DRY:





















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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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