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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: July 15, 2019 05:20AM

Dean is this car going to be driven daily too or just for racing?

The reason I asked, I contacted (years ago) a company (sorry cannot recall their name) who makes and sells EWPs of all kinds and they steered me away from using their EWP on my Ultravan for a daily driver.

BTW - Thanks for that link. I'm going to read more...

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: July 15, 2019 05:52PM

Tony, this car will not be a daily driver nor a race car...just a vairy nice car for cruise-ins, shows and fun driving.

I believe that this Davies Craig EWP will be more than adequate for the upgraded 215 engine.

Thanks for the questions and feedback!

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


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: July 20, 2019 06:21PM

Installed the lower aluminum tubing, silicone hoses, clamps and the Davies Craig EWP (electric water pump).

Used the cut-off silicone hose ends to prevent chafing of the tubing against the tunnel...

There is a rubber hose ring around the hole in the floor pan under the back seat and rubber glued to the underside between the pump body and the metal to sound dampen the pump while in operation.

There is a stainless U-bolt with a rubber hose insulator around the outlet neck that secures the pump to the body.



















Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


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: MattNall ()
Date: July 20, 2019 06:23PM

Details! so time consuming!

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: July 20, 2019 06:35PM

Amen, Matt! smoking smiley

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


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: July 21, 2019 06:11PM

Fashioned, powder-coated and installed a "stone guard/skidplate" to protect the electric water pump







Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


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: July 25, 2019 08:18AM

Dean,

Are you running a one speed or two speed cooling fan?

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: July 25, 2019 04:54PM

Tony,

I'm fairly certain that the 16 inch AFCO cooling fan is single speed.

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


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: July 25, 2019 08:22PM

ihscomputers Wrote:
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> Tony,
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> I'm fairly certain that the 16 inch AFCO cooling fan is single speed.


More than likely if it is 2 wires...

I was just curious. I've been dealing with 2 speed, 3 wire, cooling fans lately.
Having to deal with wiring up 2 relays, 3 if I plan on having AC, and then I have either 2 switches or one 3 lead switch to wire up and decide where is the best place to put it.

So it got me to thinking about your setup and what you may be doing, or have done, to deal with yours.

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: July 26, 2019 04:47AM

Yes, it has two wires.

The Davies Craig digital controller will be cconnected to and control the fan operation

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


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 03, 2019 05:15PM

Getting back to this build after work and ignition problems with the V8 Rampside pushed it to the back burner for the past few months

Drilled the 7/8" holes in the body and door, then installed the rubber conduit boots, fed the power cables through, installed the power regulator and re-installed the window.





Click here for video of the power window operation:

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


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: MattNall ()
Date: November 03, 2019 05:30PM

How close to fitting perfectly was the PW's kit?

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: November 03, 2019 05:34PM

The front regulator is a perfect replacement for the stock regulator.

For the eagle-eyed folks, the square holes that I cut in the metal door panel were to accomodate the previous external motors that used a cable to turn the crank on the stock regulator.

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


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 23, 2019 05:38PM

After working 12 days in a row, I finally was able to get back to working on this project.

Removed the crank regulator, window and the vent window assembly.

Drilled holes in the body and driver's door for the power window wire grommet and ran the wire through to the door.

Repaired and restored the vent window assembly using the re-chromed top piece, new weatherstrips, new vent window handle and polished the stainless steel then re-installed the assembly into the door.

Tomorrow I plan to install the power regulator, re-install the window then adjust and test.












Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


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: The Stig ()
Date: November 23, 2019 06:08PM

I love this thread. You are building a heck of a car. thumbs up

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: November 24, 2019 06:49AM

Thank you vairy much, Stig!

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


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 24, 2019 04:05PM

Finished the driver side power regulator installation today!

After several hours of tedious door and window adjustments, it works very well:

Click here to play the very short video

Now, all 4 windows are powered! Yay!

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


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: American Mel ()
Date: November 24, 2019 05:54PM

There is a Ghost in that car ! ! ! eye popping smiley

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: November 25, 2019 03:54AM

Well, American Mel, it only required 4 takes before the "ghost" was successful, LOL grinning smiley

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


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 29, 2019 05:07PM

Installed Craig Nicol's WB-17 modern fuse panel today, and, yes, that included removing the stock fuse panel from a new harness.

Although the kit includes just about everything needed, Craig went above and beyond to supply long wires and custom instructions that made the process fairly easy for an electrical dummy like me.

The harness under the dash will be a work in progress as I figure out the wiring needs for AC, power windows etc





















Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


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

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