Newbee- just bought a 65 monza convertible

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Newbee- just bought a 65 monza convertible

Unread post by Roketmann » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:40 pm

New to group and looking forward to the wealth of knowledge to be found the many posts. Hi to all Lou

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Re: Newbee- just bought a 65 monza convertible

Unread post by Jerry Whitt » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:49 pm

Welcome to the Forum! As questions arise, lots of folks happy to help.
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65 Monza, purchased new
65 Corsa convertible

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Re: Newbee- just bought a 65 monza convertible

Unread post by Roketmann » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:33 pm

Thanks Jerry, I appreciate that. As it turns out the parking brake failed during loading onto transport trailer. I am blessed with a great mechanic as a next door neighbor who will look it over tomorrow. He also maintains my 99 GMC Suburbans, 2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 RV, 1971 Citroen DSuper and 1953 Willys pickup, and 2007 Ural Gearup side car motorcycle. I used to do most of this , but just turned 81 and don’t have the energy for wrenching but enough to to play with these great motors.
Deja Vu !!
I had a ‘65 Monza 2 Dr back in ‘72-‘79 with a failed park brake nicknamed “ The Brick” as I carried a brick behind the driver seat and used it as a chock.
Thanks again for yor post. Lou

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Re: Newbee- just bought a 65 monza convertible

Unread post by Roketmann » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:36 pm

I am sure I will be needing all the expertise you and all the others on the forum have. Lou

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Unread post by FoiledAgain » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:28 pm

81? Since when do they allow kids to have Urals and Citroens?

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Unread post by Roketmann » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:53 pm

I stay under the radar here in Arkansas- great scenic roads with very little traffic up in the Ozarks- motoring like it was when I first began to drive.

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Re: Newbee- just bought a 65 monza convertible

Unread post by bobg1951chevy » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:02 am

Roketmann wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:40 pm
New to group and looking forward to the wealth of knowledge to be found the many posts. Hi to all Lou
:welcomeparty:
Many, many guys on here with so much knowledge ..... you'll enjoy your time on this forum.
Best part Lou ..... with you now here, I have found someone I can look up to, since I'm just a kid at 75 . :wave:
Bob G., Hendersonville, NC.

1951 Chevy Styleline Deluxe 2 door sedan. 6/2000.
1951 Chevy Styleline Deluxe Sport Coupe. 5/2014.
1969 Corvair 500 Coupe # 2671. 7/2017.

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Re: Newbee- just bought a 65 monza convertible

Unread post by Jerry Whitt » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:16 am

Sure seems to be a lot of really really old guys in this group! I feel like a young kid at 73
Jerry Whitt
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65 Monza, purchased new
65 Corsa convertible

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Re: Newbee- just bought a 65 monza convertible

Unread post by bbodie52 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:11 pm

Roketmann wrote:Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:33 pm

...I used to do most of this , but just turned 81...
:welcome2: :wave: Welcome to the Corvair Forum!

81? :doh: :oldtimer: :thumbsupwink: I just became eligible for Medicare and I'm feeling like a toddler in this discussion! ::-):
I've been around Corvairs since my parents bought our first new family Corvair — a brand new Monza coupe — in 1961. I was about eight years old then and I'm on my 10th Corvair now (purchased for our 40th wedding anniversary in 2012).

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Your parking brake problem could be a front or rear cable, or even a problem with the pulleys, or both. If your car has an automatic (Powerglide) transmission the parking brake is even more critical, since the Corvair Powerglide transmission lacks a PARK position on the shift lever to lock the transmission.

I have attached a couple of references to assist you with the parking brake repair.

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1965 Corvair Chassis Shop Manual - SECTION 5 - BRAKES.pdf
1965 Corvair Chassis Shop Manual - SECTION 5 - BRAKES
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1965 Corvair Assembly Manual - BRAKES.pdf
1965 Corvair Assembly Manual - BRAKES
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Brad Bodie
Lake Chatuge, North Carolina
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Re: Newbee- just bought a 65 monza convertible

Unread post by Roketmann » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:29 pm

Thanks FG, Bob, And especially Brad for all the terrific info and links.
I had hoped for a mature forum group but youth does have some merits. One thing I can attest to- This is not a dress rehearsal.
To answer Bob’s request- I’m a retired Internatial airline pilot and Flight Engineer who flew for USAF, Pan Am, Delta, Falcon One Dubai Royal Flight and lived in Dubai UAE and Berlin Germany and Dominican Republic. Born Astoria NYC went to Rutgers in NJ. Have lived in FL, TX, ME, CA, and now in Mammoth Spring AR on the southern border of MO.

I was in the car business during my four Pan Am furloughs as a salesman and general manager for Jeep Fiat Lancia Saab dealership. Thank god for Jeep! Good ole AMC kept the doors open during the ‘70s. The only bright spot for imports was Emilio the Service Manager. He was with the Maserati team when Fangio was with the team. A subject for a whole other post.

I had an “Uncle” who flew for AA as Captain in the ‘30s and started collecting cars before the ‘20s- had about 150 cars out on Long Island NY and i was fascinated by all the unusual cars he had when visited. Guess I got the flying and car bug from him.

Over the years I had brand new ‘57 Chevy Convertible -Turquoise w/ white interior and soft top fender skirts and full continental kit. Great looker but keep up with my buddies Fords and Buick Century; traded it for ‘58 MGA ; then traded that for 1959 Mercury Colony Park Sta. Wgn. Then 65 Chevy Impala Sta Wgn; added VW Karman Ghia as Airport car; then ‘54 and ‘65 Corvair Monzas. Went overseas a drove Volvo, BMW 320, and Talbot (French Chrysler Product). Shipped back ‘86 Jaguar 4dr when returned to states. Then got a Ford Windstar and the cars mentioned in first post.
Never let an old guy get started- tend to get lost in past.
Lou

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