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by 66vairguy
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Western Division (United States)
Topic: Ventura County Corvairs
Replies: 7
Views: 2712

Re: Ventura County Corvairs

I have had two Monza’s the 65 was a cvt, 110/pg and the 66 is a spy coupe 110/4spd. Vin 105376w117470; I am retired from SacMetro Fire and also USCG. Not sure when we will get to Simi Valley this fall, selling house here in NY, too big and 4 acres too much...3/4 acre and 1100 sq ft will do fine. My...
by 66vairguy
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Swap 3.27 for current 3.55 in 65 monza 110 4 speed.
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: Swap 3.27 for current 3.55 in 65 monza 110 4 speed.

Diameter of tire is 24.6" Sent from my SM-G965U using Corvair Forum mobile app Diameter isn't that accurate. The online sites for revolutions per mile indicate the 205/60X15 is about 818 revolutions per mile. Close to the factory speedometer 825 revolutions per mile. HOWEVER some tire sites use the...
by 66vairguy
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Block Fan Shroud Outlet?
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: Block Fan Shroud Outlet?

Chevrolet built nearly 2 million Corvairs and the all worked fine with the fresh air hose in place. The real problem is a worn out fresh air hose that leaks or heater mix box flaps that have failed. It's a lot of work to install a new fresh air hose and dismantle and inspect the heater box. Installi...
by 66vairguy
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: New Member

Don't know the engine number. I removed the tank two years ago and used a tank coat. Gas comes out clean, New sending unit and sock. I've read several posts over the years about "tank coatings" that failed. Really makes a mess of the fuel system. I'd suggest a new gas tank. For about a decade now t...
by 66vairguy
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: A6 to Sanden
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: A6 to Sanden

I've never seen, or heard of, someone doing that. Except for a few concours cars nobody is interested in the old Frigidaire compressor now. Be aware the Corvair compressor was unique, not a regular A6 unit. If you have the 140HP A6 brackets you might find a buyer as they were different vs. the other...
by 66vairguy
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Swap 3.27 for current 3.55 in 65 monza 110 4 speed.
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: Swap 3.27 for current 3.55 in 65 monza 110 4 speed.

The first thing to check is tire size. A fellow in our club had small low profile tires. The speedometer read 12 MPH too fast and at a real 70MPH the engine was screaming! The ideal tire is 825 revolutions per mile. Easy to check. Chalk tire a couple revolutions to get a good "rolling" average. Divi...
by 66vairguy
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Detroit Area Corvair Homecoming update:Canceled
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: Detroit Area Corvair Homecoming update:Canceled

Not surprised. Good to see there were enough folks with the common sense to delay this until next year.
by 66vairguy
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Corvair rear frame rail Rust
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Corvair rear frame rail Rust

My experience out West is that those rail on unibody supports were galvanized and rarely rust, even when the sheet metal around them rusts like the front floor pans. Before putting any money into the car I'd pull the rocker panel plugs in the fender wells and use an inspection camera to check the in...
by 66vairguy
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 66 vent window frame
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: 66 vent window frame

Jerry - You will have to remove the top of the door window opening "fuzzies". I see Clark's now sells them with a stainless trim along with the original style black painted edge. At one time Raffee sold stainless at https://www.corvair1.com/weatherstrips
by 66vairguy
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 66 vent window frame
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: 66 vent window frame

Jerry, your welcome. If you really want a "PROJECT" you can remove the rear guide the window fits in. The Clark's liner DOES NOT WORK because it is too thin. I got a liner material from Classic Industries # CRL 113. The old mohair liner is glued in with contact cement and you need a drill powered wi...
by 66vairguy
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 66 vent window frame
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: 66 vent window frame

I just did those on each side of my car. Remove inside door panel carefully and paper moisture barrier. Remove door glass (preferred). Remove vent window frame assembly (diagrams are in Fisher Body Manual) While you're at it buy new hardware from Clark's - chrome plated bolts and plastic washers. Li...
by 66vairguy
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Chrome trim-windshield
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: Chrome trim-windshield

I agree with TTed. A good test is to look through the windshield in the late afternoon facing the sun. If your windshield is clear, then fine. Most aren't and a new windshield is so much nicer when driving toward the sun in the afternoon. The other issue many face is getting the windshield at the ri...
by 66vairguy
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Corsa clone owner in Arizona
Replies: 15
Views: 382

Re: New Corsa clone owner in Arizona

Kudo's to Gary!! I disconnected the instrument harness again and ran an independent wire from negative of coil to where the brown wire connects to the tach (marked with a negative in marker on the back). Pink wire is on the positive and a grey wire going to the bulb. Sure enough, when I touched the...
by 66vairguy
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Chrome trim-windshield
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: Chrome trim-windshield

I’ll probably pay Safelight to pull and reinstall the windshield after I repair the rust???? Hmmm - to do the job correctly you have to pull the windshield BEFORE repairing the frame. Most glass shops are NOT equipped to do body work. A body shop that does old cars can remove the windshield, fix th...
by 66vairguy
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Chrome trim-windshield
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: Chrome trim-windshield

Uh oh.......now you’re scaring me😂 I’ll tread softly! After washing the car recently, I discovered my new carpet was damp on the drivers side. Took the kick panel off and pulled back the carpet while hosing the lower windshield area and discovered a leak😡 Well you've got two choices here. Pull the ...
by 66vairguy
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Is it normal to have no head gaskets?
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: Is it normal to have no head gaskets?

Yes Bob. You can remove heads with the engine in the car. You must lower the rear of the powertrain afar enough to get clearance to slide the head off the cylinders. In order to do this properly you will need to disconnect all the engine to body seals, clutch , throttle and transmission cables or l...

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