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by MonzaDave
Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Building a Corvair GT
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Building a Corvair GT

I just finished a synopsis of my recently completed Corvair restomod project and the document is attached. I plan to fully document the project someday, but have other projects that currently have higher priority.
Building a Corvair GT.pdf
Project Synopsis
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by MonzaDave
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Extravagant way to add oil axle?
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: Extravagant way to add oil axle?

I use a squeeze bottle with a small plastic spout.
by MonzaDave
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: rust prevention
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: rust prevention

I also used a wax-type, spray-on rustproofing inside the frame sections, doors, etc.
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by MonzaDave
Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: rust prevention
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: rust prevention

My approach was:
-- Rotisserie
-- Media blasting
-- Primer
-- Top coat
-- Remove, media blast, and powder coat suspension parts
-- No salted roads
Bottom, before.jpg
Bottom, blasted 2.jpg
Undercarriage.jpg
Front suspension.jpg
by MonzaDave
Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corvair book called the Incomplete Corvair
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Corvair book called the Incomplete Corvair

Do you mean the "Compleat Corvair"?
by MonzaDave
Fri May 31, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Transmission won't shift into 3/4
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Transmission won't shift into 3/4

Here is a picture with the side cover removed. The transmission is in neutral. The 1/2 shift fork appears to be positioned correctly (1/2 works fine as well as reverse), but the 3/4 fork is displaced the right. It's not solidly locked in that position because I can move it a smidge (a few ten-thousa...
by MonzaDave
Fri May 31, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Transmission won't shift into 3/4
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Transmission won't shift into 3/4

Background -- It's a '65 4 speed that I had a guy who has a good reputation with manual transmissions rebuild (bearings, blocker rings, etc.) Situation -- I reinstalled the drivetrain in the car without checking the transmission for proper operation. Problem -- I can't get the tranny into 3 or 4. It...
by MonzaDave
Fri May 03, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: center console/Arm Rest
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Re: center console/Arm Rest

First one does for sure.
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by MonzaDave
Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: LM's with aftermarket wheels
Replies: 60
Views: 16220

Re: LM's with aftermarket wheels

Weld Prostar, 15x7.
by MonzaDave
Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Paint choices for white top convertible?
Replies: 5
Views: 1877

Re: Paint choices for white top convertible?

Mist blue (factory color):
by MonzaDave
Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:26 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Pitman Arm Bushing TOO TIGHT!
Replies: 15
Views: 2372

Re: Pitman Arm Bushing TOO TIGHT!

I have also found that clearancing the bushing is sometimes encessary when installing a nylon one. I have used fine sticky backed sandpaper on a deep socket in an air rachet before to slightly enlarge the hole. I have also sanded them shorter. +1 on the clearancing. Mine was so tight I could barely...
by MonzaDave
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Glove box liner
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Glove box liner

With AC it's a pain, but it can be done with a lot of wiggling and finagling. I believe that Clark's sells a slightly smaller box for LM AC cars (I used the regular size). If you ordered the flat (some assembly required box), I found that a hot glue gun worked a lot better than the staples used in t...
by MonzaDave
Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Powerglide Trans for highway use?
Replies: 14
Views: 8080

Re: Powerglide Trans for highway use?

I drive my 1966 convertible with PG at freeway speeds (65-75) for long distances (500-700) miles without problems. The engine is a weaker link than the PG.
by MonzaDave
Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: New site additions
Replies: 17
Views: 2589

Re: New site additions

I'm fine with the look, but would very much like a reduction in the number of topical categories. About half as many would increase my usage. Corvair Center has too few (one), but until the number of users increases substantially, this one has too many. Also, quite a few posts are in the wrong categ...

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