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by tdsherman325
Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1968 Monza Project
Replies: 58
Views: 3357

Re: 1968 Monza Project

IMG_3196.JPG Went to take a picture and the oil cooler was leaking onto the floor, so I took it off. I guess the grime was the only thing holding the oil in. IMG_3197.JPG Also I forgot the skid plate. Still sitting on the table. *sigh* The distributor clamp I had doesn't fit. I don't know what car ...
by tdsherman325
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I think my wife is trying to start something...
Replies: 3
Views: 304

I think my wife is trying to start something...

We had a baby in November and my wife said she needed a car with a proper back seat, as the Ranger is too small and her Probe's back seat is too hard to get a baby in and out of. I told her it was her car and she could get whatever she wanted. This is what she brought home: IMG_3054.JPG Amusingly, i...
by tdsherman325
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1968 Monza Project
Replies: 58
Views: 3357

Re: 1968 Monza Project

The Corvair has returned from its long, government mandated exile to our new place, where the landlord is cool with project cars. I finally got the shifter cable put in and the dash installed: IMG_3176.JPG All of the dash lights function properly, as near as I can tell. Gotta figure out how to test ...
by tdsherman325
Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: RIP John Fitch 1917-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 321

RIP John Fitch 1917-2012

Didn't see this posted yet... John Fitch passed away today

http://updates.jalopnik.com/post/34713297226/
by tdsherman325
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Stainless is Forever
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: Aluminum is Forever

D'oh :doh: Well I feel stupid.

That'll teach me to post before I get my coffee in me.
by tdsherman325
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Stainless is Forever
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Stainless is Forever

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Grabbed these the other day @ the junkyard. It looked striking to me to see such perfectly preserved wiper arms on such a weathered car, but then, stainless steel doesn't rust.

Edit: Fixed, thanks, azdave.
by tdsherman325
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1968 Monza Project
Replies: 58
Views: 3357

Re: 1968 Monza Project

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Ordered a pile of parts this week and I'll be getting some stuff done soonish, hopefully.
by tdsherman325
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: That one relative...
Replies: 14
Views: 686

Re: That one relative...

My first vehicle was a '79 Toyota pickup that belonged to a farmer before I bought it. Those things are supposed to be legendarily indestructible, and I think the longest period of time I went without having to wrench on it was about 11 days. If it went for a whole week without breaking down I would...
by tdsherman325
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: That one relative...
Replies: 14
Views: 686

That one relative...

Does every family just have that one guy that mysteriously finds a way to ruin every car he owns? For me, that guy is my father in law. It does not seem to matter how dependable of a car he gets, or how well maintained I keep it, it will break down with strange, nigh undiagnosable problems in a slow...
by tdsherman325
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: some of my corvairs - 60's & 70's
Replies: 7
Views: 655

Re: some of my corvairs - 60's & 70's

Y'all are a bunch of old folks :)

My dad was born in '63...
by tdsherman325
Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Rust remover? Really?
Replies: 14
Views: 996

Re: Rust remover? Really?

Wikipedia says that molasses can act as a chelating agent to remove rust if the part is left in a bath of molasses diluted in water at a 10:1 ratio. A search of the web turns up a whole bunch of pages with instructions for this method, so I suppose it does work. I've never tried it myself, though. h...
by tdsherman325
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1968 Monza Project
Replies: 58
Views: 3357

Re: 1968 Monza Project

Got the differential mostly reassembled this weekend. I ended up fashioning a makeshift tool from a socket and an extension to get the pinion shaft seal in. All I need now to finish it up is the cover - I'll look for one @ the junkyard Friday. I also managed to get one side of the stuck bolt on the ...
by tdsherman325
Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: So the city has decided my Corvair is an "eyesore"
Replies: 18
Views: 1252

Re: So the city has decided my Corvair is an "eyesore"

You're saying that a government official came on your property without your consent, or an issued warrant by a judge? He then "inspected" the property and made an "expert" decision as to its condition? What kind of a place is Abilene, TX anyways? Is that in the USA? He didn't even so much as ask ! ...
by tdsherman325
Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: So the city has decided my Corvair is an "eyesore"
Replies: 18
Views: 1252

So the city has decided my Corvair is an "eyesore"

They've decreed that I have until tomorrow to park it in the backyard. Lovely. According to the code enforcement guy you're not even allowed to keep a non-running car in a garage here because "You could open the garage door and people could see it". :angry: Not that the Corvair would fit in the gara...
by tdsherman325
Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1968 Monza Project
Replies: 58
Views: 3357

Re: 1968 Monza Project

Thanks for the encouragement!

Didn't get to work on it this weekend, my wife had other plans. I'm going over there tonight, though. Hopefully I'll get something done.
by tdsherman325
Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1968 Monza Project
Replies: 58
Views: 3357

Re: 1968 Monza Project

After a long hiatus (Medical bills, two cross country trips and moving pretty much tapped me out last year), I'm finally getting back to work on the car. Here's the state of things at the moment, in no particular order: The transmission is finished, AFAIK. It's cleaned & resealed, anyway. Won't know...

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