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what is holding the gauge panel in place?
Posted by: Corvair 95 V8 ()
Date: October 07, 2018 10:56AM

Every time I pull the light switch, the panel came out. What is holding it in place. I can see some pins or studs on the rear side of the panel and some holes behind the panel in the dashboard.
1961 Corvair 95
I have to learn many things, the Corvair is different to all my other american made cars I had in the past.Ok this is also one of the "newest" vintage cars I had.

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Re: what is holding the gauge panel in place?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 07, 2018 12:31PM

You are missing some screws!





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Re: what is holding the gauge panel in place?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: October 07, 2018 01:23PM

Your name indicates an FC vehicle. While the FC and car gauge panel look similar they are held in differently. Some install the car or Spyder cluster in an FC by doing a modification. If a car cluster was installed the modification may be the issue.



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Re: what is holding the gauge panel in place?
Posted by: veverlove ()
Date: October 07, 2018 02:12PM

That wasn't very nice, Matt. Why the disparaging character assault? spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

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Re: what is holding the gauge panel in place?
Posted by: Corvair 95 V8 ()
Date: October 08, 2018 10:31AM

66vairman, you're right. 1961 Corvair 95 Rampside.
I'm new in the Corvair scene, so I didn't know that there used different panels.

Here is what I'm talkink about.







And here is the thread about the car
Corvair 95 with V8

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Re: what is holding the gauge panel in place?
Date: October 08, 2018 11:03AM

Look under the bottom lip and you should see two angled holes in the casting for screws that connect to the lower sheet metal of the dash surround.
If I remember, they are a holes with "clip-nuts" that the screws thread into.


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1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: what is holding the gauge panel in place?
Posted by: Corvair 95 V8 ()
Date: October 09, 2018 11:51AM

It was so easy. 1966-Corsa-GT-180 thanks for the hint. I found the holes and the screws where in the Ash Tray winking smiley




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Re: what is holding the gauge panel in place?
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: October 09, 2018 12:06PM

There you go!thumbs up
Interesting how the Gen-Fan - Oil Pressure lights are covered with the Chevrolet Bowtie.

Corventure Dave

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Re: what is holding the gauge panel in place?
Posted by: CorvairHaven ()
Date: October 10, 2018 08:01PM

corventure Dave Wrote:
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> There you go!thumbs up
> Interesting how the Gen-Fan - Oil Pressure lights
> are covered with the Chevrolet Bowtie.
>
> Corventure Dave


Dave has made an important observation.
You need to have the red "idiot" lights in operation (or gauges) to prevent destroying your engine accidentally.

Try removing the bowtie and see what you have there.

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Re: what is holding the gauge panel in place?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 10, 2018 08:12PM

CH!! Markus has a watercooled v8...his name should be "Corvair 95/300"





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Re: what is holding the gauge panel in place?
Posted by: CorvairHaven ()
Date: October 10, 2018 08:19PM

OK. Don't you still need gauges? Or are they just not visible in the pics above?

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Re: what is holding the gauge panel in place?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 10, 2018 08:21PM

Not on a watercooled... Wait for steam!!! gg





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Re: what is holding the gauge panel in place?
Posted by: CorvairHaven ()
Date: October 10, 2018 08:34PM

Ahh. I see three gauges now.





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Re: what is holding the gauge panel in place?
Posted by: Corvair 95 V8 ()
Date: October 10, 2018 08:58PM

We bought this truck with the Buick 300 V8 in it. The truck came from California to the Netherlands in 2015 / 16. We bought a few month ago from there.
There is a lot of work on the truck, the truck needs much love.
We were thinking about the original drivetrain, but it is too expensive here in Germany to get everything to build it like it was in 1961.

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Re: what is holding the gauge panel in place?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 10, 2018 09:05PM

Makes sense to me!! When you get done it will be "Civilized"... I'm sure!





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Re: what is holding the gauge panel in place?
Posted by: dolomitefan ()
Date: October 11, 2018 01:39AM

Is it possible to modify the shifter selector to be a bit longer?

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Re: what is holding the gauge panel in place?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: October 11, 2018 08:41AM

dolomitefan Wrote:
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> Is it possible to modify the shifter selector to
> be a bit longer?


Formerly owned by Ed Roth. grinning smiley

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Re: what is holding the gauge panel in place?
Posted by: Corvair 95 V8 ()
Date: October 11, 2018 10:33AM

My girlfriend, she owns the Corvair, hates this shifter. She will replace it soon.
I have some Roth monsters here and showed here how we can build a monster Corvair smiling smiley winking smiley
But she says no.
She wants to drive the Corvair regular, not daily but very often. So it has to be civilized and reliable.
The plan is to get it 1-2" lower than now, rebuild the suspension and brakes. I want to convert the brakes to two brake circuits. Maybe disc brakes in front.
New wiring harness. May switch the extra gauges to same manufacturer and style, maybe some more.
New exhaust system including selfmade headers.
She is not shure if we leave the paint like it is, only rust removel or if the Corvair gets new paint. She loves the colors and the patina.
We need new interior, carpet, headliner, door panels.
The side glass and especially the vent windows are too expensive. Bescause we have no glass or the parts for the glass in the doors.I was thinking about one big side glass like in newer coupes.

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Re: what is holding the gauge panel in place?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 11, 2018 11:08AM

Do the single pane door glass and start a topic on just that.. many are interested!





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Re: what is holding the gauge panel in place?
Posted by: Corvair 95 V8 ()
Date: October 11, 2018 11:22AM

I will do that.
I bought a window regulator out of an old mercedes coupe. I hope that this mechanism works like I planed it.

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