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by MonzaDave
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Sandblasting the undercarriage?
Replies: 14
Views: 2927

Re: Sandblasting the undercarriage?

Man do I want a rotisserie!!! And a way to sandblast outside my cabinet without making a huge mess and losing tons of media which costs money! I've pretty much given up on sandblasting anything that doesn't fit in my blast cabinet but man do I love the results. I put mine, rotisserie and all, on a ...
by MonzaDave
Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Sandblasting the undercarriage?
Replies: 14
Views: 2927

Re: Sandblasting the undercarriage?

Sandblasting worked great for me. Here are some pix.
Bottom, before.jpg
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Bottom, finished.jpg
by MonzaDave
Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Hemmings Classic Car Magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Hemmings Classic Car Magazine

The current issue (December) of Hemmings Classic Car is all Chevrolet in commemoration of Chevrolet's 100th Anniversary. Lot's of Corvair content including this quote from the editor-in-chief's column, "If I won Powerball tomorrow, the first car I would go out and buy would be a Corvair." He goes on...
by MonzaDave
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member in Minnesota
Replies: 19
Views: 772

Re: New Member in Minnesota

Where in Minnesota are you located? I'm in Rochester.
by MonzaDave
Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BEWARE of Corvair Underground -Resolved
Replies: 117
Views: 10181

Re: BEWARE of Corvair Underground

Grymm wrote:Personally, given the fact that CU being trouble was confirmed to me by a high ranking member of CORSA I think this post should be stickied. I know if I was new I'd sure like to be warned.
I put no credibility in information from anonymous sources.
by MonzaDave
Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Clarks, how do they do it??!!
Replies: 40
Views: 3215

Re: Clarks, how do they do it??!!

It's all about the timing of the order. As long as you can get the parts on a Thursday or Friday (in time for the weekend thrash-time) it's all good. :guitar: In my never ending restomod project, I accumulate needed parts in my shopping cart until Sunday night, then submit the order. This gives me ...
by MonzaDave
Sat May 21, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Gauge installs
Replies: 10
Views: 1332

Re: Gauge installs

I consider oil temp to be very important . If you do install an oil temp gauge you should put the sender where it will have oil flowing over it as opposed to the oil pan . The stock idiot light sender location is what I use. Then I have an additional hole tapped and have a high pressure hose runnin...
by MonzaDave
Sun May 15, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Talbot Mirrors on a LM
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Talbot Mirrors on a LM

Thanks for the input and pictures. I plan to go with the Talbot mirrors which I already have and drill my expensive paint job. (Note that I have the genuine Talbots in the 4" size -- 3-7/8" effective diameter.) The reasons for my decision: -- The Talbots look cool. -- They give essentially the same ...
by MonzaDave
Fri May 13, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Talbot Mirrors on a LM
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Talbot Mirrors on a LM

Thanks, Kevin. The genuine Talbots come in two sizes: 3" and 4". The visible portion of the mirror in the 4" size is 3-7/8". The mirror size of the stock mirrors is 4/14". This equates to about a 17% difference in area, but with the convex Talbot, it's pretty much a wash with perhaps a slight advant...
by MonzaDave
Wed May 11, 2011 6:57 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Talbot Mirrors on a LM
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Talbot Mirrors on a LM

Your mirror appears to be the larger (4") version. Is it worse than the stock mirror? Also does yours have flat or convex glass?
by MonzaDave
Tue May 10, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Talbot Mirrors on a LM
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Talbot Mirrors on a LM

Has anyone used Talbot mirrors on a late model Corvair? Any comments on well they worked, especially the right side mirror.
by MonzaDave
Sat May 07, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Who's Working on What ?
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Re: Who's Working on What ?

Working on my tilt column install and finishing up the gauge module below the radio (prototype shown).
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Underdash DIN mount.jpg
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by MonzaDave
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Seat Foam?
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: Seat Foam?

I believe ChevyII / Nova seats are basically the same.
by MonzaDave
Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: any big time car stereo guru's here?
Replies: 28
Views: 2025

Re: any big time car stereo guru's here?

Here's the mockup of the center console that will hold the center channel speaker (which is a DIN mount):
Console.jpg
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by MonzaDave
Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: any big time car stereo guru's here?
Replies: 28
Views: 2025

Re: any big time car stereo guru's here?

The plastic plate is part of the Clark's stereo speaker kit (C9743). I was originally going to use the kit directly, but decided it could use some "improvement". In the end, the only thing I ended up using was the plastic piece and the foam that goes between the plate and the dash grill. If I was go...
by MonzaDave
Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: any big time car stereo guru's here?
Replies: 28
Views: 2025

Re: any big time car stereo guru's here?

I'm not a stereo guru, but here are a couple of pictures of my 2-in-1 replacement for the stock front speaker. Speakers are Infinity Kappa 42.9i 4" 2-ways. I plan to install a center-channel speaker in the center console I'm building, plus two fill speakers in the back along with a powered sub-woofe...

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