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9 days ago
gerg
Thanks Dennis - I was not able to find the dimple for the harness in my car, but I did get a good look at an original car this weekend and saw exactly where it goes. It was inline with the left edge of the cutout (in the ledge in front of the motor) and about an inch off the back wall. Perhaps my dimple has some seam sealer on it . . . I also found the three holes predrilled for the motor mount.
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9 days ago
gerg
I have done this several times with the double nut method to remove the stud. With patience you should be able to slide the hanger into place and reinstall the stud.
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9 days ago
gerg
I got the 1965 - 69 Body Service Manual yesterday. Interestingly enough, about 1/3 or more of it is dedicated to the folding top. Glad to see that the side actuators can be removed \ replaced without lifting the top frame out of the car. Also, the power top can be manually raised \ lowered by first disconnecting the drive cables from the motor. Just in case anyone was curious as I was. Now,
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11 days ago
gerg
64CorvairSpyder - The Baton Rouge segment of my trip fell off the itinerary as the club member did not make the Saturday event. I am fairly certain the clamp is there and that he does not need it. I will let you know as soon as we get down there to finish up the brakes on his '65 Corsa (different car, I am definitely looking for your '64 only clamp). I can look then. He is in the pro
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14 days ago
gerg
PM Scott directly - I have the pictures he sent me of the car they are on - it is the one he took this bracket off of. I will look today for sure! I will be in Baton Rouge tomorrow if I left it there. Will grab if it isn't here. I am likely buying the windshield out of the same car he has.
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15 days ago
gerg
Somewhere else hiding here is the thread I replied to also . . . I got tired of looking. I have the case still. And it was from a 140 non-smog '66 I parted out.
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15 days ago
gerg
I ha this same code and asked the question not too long ago . . . I cannot remember the reply . . .going to look now
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16 days ago
gerg
Ouch. I saw Georgia, and seemed to remember a crash. I guess the black paint and torque thrust type wheels made a connection in my mind.
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16 days ago
gerg
Wasn't that the car the fellow who made the LED taillights owned? He passed a few years back? Beautiful car. *** edit **** I think his was a CORSA
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16 days ago
gerg
Scott Moorhead has a ‘64 that I bought one clamp from about 3 months ago. Both control arms are on the car. I may not need the one clamp I have. I can verify this weekend - I will have no need for it if the person I bought it for doesn’t need it. Just a clamp from me. Scott will have your control arm. Goes by Corvair Farmer on Facebook. A separate page called Corvair Parts is where I de
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16 days ago
gerg
Another quick update. The side rails are made of 3 pieces - front, center and rear. The center and rear are a single part number seen in group 14.170 - and they are the same in '65 & '66 between power and manual tops. The front however is different for power top starting in '66. 14.100 group for reference. Possible that '65 also had a different front rail? Ther
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17 days ago
gerg
Hahahah. It’s always hosted after Christmas - most are too busy EOY to fit in a Corvair gathering - that’s my take on it. ????
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17 days ago
gerg
Thanks Lane! I’ll check those out. My good friend caroseiii was doing some digging in the P&A guides yesterday and noticed that in ‘65 and ‘66 there is only one top frame listed (although different part numbers). In ‘67 he sees both manual and power tops listed. Group 14.170 I believe. I was going to dig through those myself some as well. Is it possible that the different side rails for a
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18 days ago
gerg
Where is the power top repair covered? I don’t see it in the Fisher book, the shop manual nor the assembly manual. I found a ‘62 service bulletin covering earlies, but my LM service news barely mentions them. Am I missing a manual?
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19 days ago
gerg
I picked up the harnesses today. The short one that runs over to the package tray/motor has the body grommet made onto it.
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19 days ago
gerg
Thanks for all of the replies! I am converting a 1966 manual top to a power top. For now, I am just placing the electrical harness as I received them new with the car. I still need to source the electric motor, and one of the actuators – I’m not sure which side. I have new cables already, as well as an NOS switch and powder coated bracket. Just want to get the wiring in while the tunnel is ope
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20 days ago
gerg
Thanks Robert! I was hoping C05 showed the mechanics of the motor / cables etc. I didn’t think to look at my P&A guides. C06 also shows a circuit breaker on the frame rail in lieu of the red plastic junction block. I actually have that - someone installed it for (of all things) a power antenna LOL
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20 days ago
gerg
Well I looked through my ‘67 Body by Fisher manual and wouldn’t you know there are a few sections for Z series (Corvair) that aren’t covered. Refer to ‘66 manual. You guessed it. Folding top is one. I got a ‘66 on the way, $19 feee shipping.
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20 days ago
gerg
I do see those pages, thanks. I’m looking for detail on how and where that harness passes into the body near the drive motor. Unfortunately the preceding section is ‘indexed only’. Would have been nice to see that. C05 that is.
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20 days ago
gerg
I am in the process of installing the power top harness, leading up to a power top conversion. Curious if anyone has any pictures showing where the harness passes into the package tray to connect to the electric motor? I can’t seem to find anything. I have the assembly manual, but it is not all that clear.
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4 weeks ago
gerg
I used that table exclusively before I had a cradle. Four post lift, same experience. I used it last night to roll the old carcass out of the ‘66 convertible that the current 140 is going into.
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4 weeks ago
gerg
Another interesting observation - on the JEGs jack that failed, the pin that folded had flats machined into it where the adjuster screw passes through (this is where it failed). The HF 800lb unit on display had a round pin without the flats machined - so more cross section, stronger I figured. Well, the jack I got to the house has an even larger, square profile pin - stronger even more. Must h
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4 weeks ago
gerg
Thanks Dave - just moved the car here today to get the power pack installed tomorrow or Monday. I meant to say that other than a very minimal expected amount of condensation the smoke is gone - very happy as I was about as close to throwing in the towel as I have ever been Happy New Year everyone!
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4 weeks ago
gerg
OK - another update from this morning. I just went out and started the engine and she fired up, went to fast idle and ran excellent! Warmed up, chokes came off and she idled just as it did last night after tuning. What I noticed was condensation out off the LH muffler - a little more than average, the RH side was more normal. Then I got to thinking - what if this muffler had a ton of moistu
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4 weeks ago
gerg
So the latest on this fun adventure. A little more background on the engine this thread is about. I got a ‘66 4-door with a fresh built 140 in a trade back in 2014. PO told me he was certain there was something wrong with the engine build. Last year I got a flood victim ‘66 convertible (140/PG with AC) from the same person. I figured I’d tear down the 140 problem engine and build it again. Lon
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4 weeks ago
gerg
Well, I cannot get the images hosted here to work - shows up as "Not authorized to view this content" image. Oh well, and I cannot access my image hosting service on my company devices. This sucks. Just picture that lower shaft V'd in the center where that adjusting rod passes through it - probably pushed forward about an inch. I'll keep trying.
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4 weeks ago
gerg
I’ll get a photo here shortly. Actually they both bent. The one indicated by the yellow arrow (shorter pin of the 2) bent just enough to make the threaded rod hard to turn. The lower one with the blue arrow is what folded on me. That’s where I lost all tilt control. Remember too that I am not centered correctly in my install. I am biased rearward (not intentionally) by at least 2”.
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4 weeks ago
gerg
I had almost forgotten till yesterday that I had a load leveler also. Was nice to balance the engine while it hung from the lift. If you’ve ever taken a 1275 out of an MG midget you know their ability
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