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by Beers
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: ‘63 Spyder Convertible
Replies: 59
Views: 4762

Re: ‘63 Spyder Convertible

Rebuilding the heater box entails alot of cleaning and time in the blasting cabinet. The results are worth the effort. No more smells with the heater on and great looking components. I'm a little bummed out today as we had our first snow last night. The Monza has to be put to bed for the winter. Th...
by Beers
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: ‘63 Spyder Convertible
Replies: 59
Views: 4762

Re: ‘63 Spyder Convertible

Looking good! You're a one-man motivational force! :tu: Thanks flat6_musik! Looking at some of the sharp vairs the forum members have here, now that’s some motivation to get this work done! ::-): Here are a few pictures of the spider that I’m working on 64 You weren’t kidding about being in the sam...
by Beers
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: ‘63 Spyder Convertible
Replies: 59
Views: 4762

Re: ‘63 Spyder Convertible

kvndvs69 wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:03 am
Looking great I’m about your same place. I’m doing a 64. Spyder
Thanks kvndvs69!

Post a photo or two of that Spyder, we gotta check it out! ::-):
by Beers
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: ‘63 Spyder Convertible
Replies: 59
Views: 4762

Re: ‘63 Spyder Convertible

61SuperMonza wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:08 am
That looks great. Your car is coming along nicely. Great work your doing. It's going to be a great Spyder.
Norm
Thanks Norm! I keep telling myself that as I’m wrestling with the heater box this weekend!
by Beers
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: ‘63 Spyder Convertible
Replies: 59
Views: 4762

Re: ‘63 Spyder Convertible

Cleaned up the underside. Scrubbed it with hot soap and water which shows the combo of red oxide and green dichromate primers. Along with the undercoating. It’s actually in really good shape, thought about leaving as is, but figured fresh paint would certainly protect the metal longer. Repainted wit...
by Beers
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Which tachometer works in center dash opening 66 Monza?
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: Which tachometer works in center dash opening 66 Monza?

I would find out first if the wiring is compatible with the corvair 6-cylinder. All those impala and chevelles are V8s. I have a feeling it is..... Good point. Looking at the OPGI and other vendors’ sites that sell this, it looks like it only comes as an 8 cylinder tach. Probably couldn’t get this ...
by Beers
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Which tachometer works in center dash opening 66 Monza?
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: Which tachometer works in center dash opening 66 Monza?

Who is reproducing that second one? Looks like a perfect fit for a Monza dash. [https://www.opgi.com/gauges-accessories/speedometers-tachometers/dash-tachometers-in-dash/gauge-tachometer-1970-checmc-l78l89ls6-6500-red-line-c210126.html?gclid=CjwKCAjw5p_8BRBUEiwAPpJO6xcclahdq8pGSf_YVEmLnytHi-EfHjPcA...
by Beers
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: ‘63 Spyder Convertible
Replies: 59
Views: 4762

Re: ‘63 Spyder Convertible

Looking under the trunk lid, the glue marks on the drivers side are likely from a posi warning decal, right? Looks factory, and can’t think of what else would be there.

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by Beers
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: ‘63 Spyder Convertible
Replies: 59
Views: 4762

Re: ‘63 Spyder Convertible

Time to rebuild the rear suspension so out everything comes. Also, the #3 cylinder only had about 30 psi of compression vs. 110-125 on the other five, so will address that while the engine is out. A leakdown test indicates a bad exhaust valve. This is the original YR turbo block, but the heads are ‘...
by Beers
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: ‘63 Spyder Convertible
Replies: 59
Views: 4762

Re: ‘63 Spyder Convertible

And one from the inside

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by Beers
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: ‘63 Spyder Convertible
Replies: 59
Views: 4762

Re: ‘63 Spyder Convertible

How about these? Unfortunately there is some damage to the body in this area so may not be much help

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by Beers
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Tie rod ends
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Tie rod ends

On an EM, they’re quite a bit different, inner tie rods have a longer shank before the threads than the outers. So easy to tell.

On the LM’s, the inners are left hand thread, outers are right.
by Beers
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: ‘63 Spyder Convertible
Replies: 59
Views: 4762

Re: ‘63 Spyder Convertible

Perfect, thanks Joel.
by Beers
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: ‘63 Spyder Convertible
Replies: 59
Views: 4762

Re: ‘63 Spyder Convertible

Thanks Joel. So as long as all the matching components are used in the clutch pack, no problem swapping in a 63 differential for the 64. Certainly need to make sure I don’t forget to swap over the pivot ball to match the pack. And I can either leave in the 64 4 speed as is, or swap in 62-63 4 speed ...
by Beers
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: ‘63 Spyder Convertible
Replies: 59
Views: 4762

Re: ‘63 Spyder Convertible

As I move to cleaning up the rear underbody and rebuilding the rear suspension, I’m also thinking about swapping out the ‘64 transaxle for a ‘63 trans/diff as part of the restoration (to make the whole power train match the car, since I still have the original block). Will also return the car to the...
by Beers
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: ‘63 Spyder Convertible
Replies: 59
Views: 4762

Re: ‘63 Spyder Convertible

Finished up the front end alignment. I hadn’t done an alignment myself before other than setting toe in with string, but got the alignment book by Fred Johnson that Clark’s sells. It’s a good read, and walks you through making the alignment tools so gave it a shot. Here’s the tools, it is surprising...

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