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2 months ago
s.vellani
Seeing your Monza convertible reminds me of what mine looked like 30+ years ago. Still have it but life has conspired to delay the restoration. Thanks for the encouragement your photo provided me. Nice car!
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4 months ago
s.vellani
Why indeed? However, people do and I'll never understand it.
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4 months ago
s.vellani
D'oh indeed! Hey, at least you can laugh it off. We all have bone head moments. Thanks for sharing. Also, my first Pertronix had wires that leapt into the rotor too. Still have the shrink wrap repairs decades later.
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4 months ago
s.vellani
Having a BMW for the last 24 years I have come to understand a phrase an old BMW Club member said to me. "BMW, the car company that answers questions nobody asked" My old M3 has stopped me in my tracks on several occasions when doing repairs and made me ask who thought that was a good idea and why. Now I see that philosophy has moved from the engineering department to the marke
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4 months ago
s.vellani
Low and mean looking. Very nice car.
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6 months ago
s.vellani
Not to make a pun but that really stinks. Had two of my late models in desert storage for 18 years with every single body and engine opening covered and sealed with HVAC duct tape and the mice must have had can openers because it was a mess when I started to get them going. Also found a mouse motel and casino in the plastic heater duct under the floor. Used concentrated lemon dish soap and near b
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9 months ago
s.vellani
Good description of the properties of the dual-mass flywheel. They vary a great deal in price. Four years ago I replaced the clutch on my 1995 BMW M3. BMW wanted $1500 for the replacement dual-mass flywheel and $80 for the bolts. BMW is very proud of their parts to be sure but I discovered that my year is a one year only engine, clutch, transmission. Aftermarket saved me $600 for the same part. B
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11 months ago
s.vellani
Looks great! Happy to see your patience and work have paid off.
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1 year ago
s.vellani
Really like your attention to detail. Very interested in the performance gains from the heads. I have a similar project on paper. Trying to use up boxes of parts that came with three cars my friend stumbled on almost ten years ago.
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1 year ago
s.vellani
Really like your attention to detail. Very interested in the performance gains from the heads. I have a similar project on paper. Trying to use up boxes of parts that came with three cars my friend stumbled on almost ten years ago.
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1 year ago
s.vellani
I got one too. Works great and costs little. Just have to keep it hidden from my friends who ride bikes.
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1 year ago
s.vellani
That is a stunning survivor. So rare to see a coupe period, let alone an original unmodified car like that. Wow! Way to time travel!
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1 year ago
s.vellani
After sorting out the turbo woes (thanks Steve Goodman and Grant Young) I celebrated 500 miles of no turbo oil leak, a.k.a smoke screen, with a drive into the Nebraska countryside. Really have to start on the body work. The 35 year old friends garage while the parents were on vacation paint job is DONE.
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1 year ago
s.vellani
Tough size to find nowadays. If you're looking for daily drivers the Walmart tires are pretty much it. For serious restoration Coker Tire has period correct 6.50-13 tires. Pricey though. Coker Tire Good luck.
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1 year ago
s.vellani
What's the name of the shop in Illinois?
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1 year ago
s.vellani
Yup. just like that. Making me want to jump ahead to doing the instrument cluster and glove box. Still have to shakedown the powertrain before I start on the body. Thanks for the inspiration.
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1 year ago
s.vellani
Scott, Wow, super clean. Like the idea of having two head temp gauges. Your work looks flawless. I look forward to seeing the finished product. Sergio
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1 year ago
s.vellani
Beautiful photo of a stunning car! It encourages me to start the body restoration on my LM convertible.
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1 year ago
s.vellani
4 speed or Powerglide? Good question. I like to saw the box and haven't really regretted the 4 speed swap I did on my '65 Monza in 1995. The automatic was done and leaking a quart an hour running or not. I lucked out with a complete parts car that had a working limited slip transaxle. The job wasn't bad even without a lift but I was younger then. Having lived in Los Angeles an
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1 year ago
s.vellani
If only looks were everything. I'll see who I can find locally or not locally. Perhaps an exorcist might be an option? I've been wrenching for 30+ years and will figure this out too. Just want to enjoy the car more as it was my dad's before I was born. Thanks for the advice. I mean it.
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1 year ago
s.vellani
Disappointing day. Rebuilt turbo back on car last week and ran it up and runs great. (originally it was pouring oil past the turbine shaft seal). Weather permitted a road test today. Boost seems slightly less than before the rebuild but no oil smoke. Drove 20 miles of mixed driving then stopped for gas. Waiting at a red light afterwards I noticed a tiny bit of oil smoke that stopped as soon as I
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1 year ago
s.vellani
Matt, I missed an oversized bearing housing surface the first time around. So the objective was to replace the leaking turbine shaft seal ring. Since I had gone through it well the first time all it needed was a good used bearing housing which a machine shop promptly destroyed by sand blasting the seal surface. I specifically told them not to do that. Saving it to have it resized if possible.
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1 year ago
s.vellani
RexJohnson, You have a sharp eye! That is a hand made dipstick tube that the machinist made when the case was assembled. I trimmed and marked a generic dipstick to read correctly. No issues with oil coming up the tube. Never having an engine missing the tube I now have been educated. Thanks! One more thing on my engine inspection and assembly list. This 1966 engine came disassembled in boxes w
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1 year ago
s.vellani
I reinstalled my turbo induction system after 8+ months of parts delays. Run up was surprisingly flawless for a car that usually fights me. To wet and salty to feel good about road testing. That will have to wait a few days. The turbine shaft seal ring was loose in the bearing housing the first time around and missed the oversized surface. School boy error.... See photo. I have mixed feelings
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1 year ago
s.vellani
No but everyone has their taste in customizing. I've seen three per side Corvair tail lamps doing the sequential turn signal like the old T-Birds in the '60's. Personally I like mods that seem to fit the styling better.
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1 year ago
s.vellani
After foolishly tearing down my turbo in April before checking on parts availability..... I finally reassembled it and installed it where it belongs two days ago. Only a carelessly cracked fuel filter prevented me from firing it up. So it sits pre-oiled with the timing set to start and run. Filter due in three days. Will pre-oil again before starting. Had it running on HV's with an old 9
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1 year ago
s.vellani
Noticed the topic of electric fuel pump shut off was talked about. I found this electric fuel pump controller and added an inertia cut off switch (with reset). Should keep me safe from a post collision pump fed fire. The controller will run the pump for three seconds when the key is turned on then shut off if no tachometer signal is present. Handy for filling the float bowl after the car sits.
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3 years ago
s.vellani
Thanks for the heads up on the fan hp numbers.
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3 years ago
s.vellani
Gentlemen, Thank you all for the replies. Sorry to take so long to get back. Very long day. Attached is my horsepower and torque table for 1965 180 engine. It originated from an SAE paper a friend dug up years ago. Ken has the format I was looking for with lots of useful parameters, though the graphic from the Classic Corvair by Bob Helt is useful for me too. I can build the table from it also,
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3 years ago
s.vellani
Sorry, it wont attach.Out of time. I will send it later today.
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