Continued Build: The Blue Coffin 65 Corsa 140

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Continued Build: The Blue Coffin 65 Corsa 140

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:00 am

Hey Corvairs!
140 Motor progress is done, and the sweet heap is in the driveway! :tu: So begins the final phase of the build journey. The brakes are finished! The Procar seats and bracket sets are anxiously awaited. We cleaned four years of dust and grease from the interior and exterior. The garage needs to be cleaned.I have more parts to find around the garage and lean-to, too, to get busy on other stuff. My daughter Anca is a big help and excited about learning to drive a 4-speed! She helped bleed the brakes and was the "driver" being pushed out of the garage. I'm sure that she'll be a good sander too. We'll get it back in the garage this week for an alignment set-up, and gas tank work...when I have a filler neck and gas tank.
Another Corvair is being reborn!
My first long-ish road trip will be around the So Cal desert area to stir up some dust.
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Re: Continued Build: The Blue Coffin 65 Corsa 140

Unread post by toytron » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:49 am

Nice work. Keep her involved we need more young blood in this hobby.

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Procar Seats: The Blue Coffin 65 Corsa 140

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:14 am

Understood ToyTron-

These Millennials who want self-driving-cars so that the machinery won't distract them from their I-phones are ruining the car culture!

My daughter and I installed one of the Procar bucket seats with Corvair sliders, worked out pretty good with the exception of one thru hole being pretty far off. She's shown sitting with the sliders all the way forward, hand ready on the four-speed shift lever so that she can imagine banging through the gears!

I can't wait to round a corner lifting a inside front tire off the road!
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"When in doubt...Hit the gas!" A.J. Foyt.

1965 Corvair Corsa (field find) I will build my ship that comes in.
1971 Dodge Sportsman "shorty" 318 van
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Re: Continued Build: The Blue Coffin 65 Corsa 140

Unread post by 66corsaguy » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:23 pm

Just curious - why did you move away from stock seats ?


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Re: Continued Build: The Blue Coffin 65 Corsa 140

Unread post by Gregory_Miller » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:52 am

Comfort, most likely. At least the 65 seats were WAY better than the stock seats in my 68...hard as a rock.

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Re: Continued Build: The Blue Coffin 65 Corsa 140

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:55 am

Hey there 66CorsaGuy,

I'm very excited about these premium seats because they offer more support in a cushioned fashion. I'm old and ornery! But want driving comfort and they cost more than I paid for the whole car when I found it! :chevy:
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"When in doubt...Hit the gas!" A.J. Foyt.

1965 Corvair Corsa (field find) I will build my ship that comes in.
1971 Dodge Sportsman "shorty" 318 van
2015 Nissan Juke S

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Re: Continued Build: The Blue Coffin 65 Corsa 140

Unread post by 66corsaguy » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:39 pm

GasDaddy140 wrote:Hey there 66CorsaGuy,

I'm very excited about these premium seats because they offer more support in a cushioned fashion. I'm old and ornery! But want driving comfort and they cost more than I paid for the whole car when I found it! :chevy:
Ok yes just curious if it was comfort or safety or just aesthetic. Definitely no neck support in our original seats!!!! So I guess safety would be a reason to change also.


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Drove The Blue Coffin 65 Corsa 140 up the driveway!

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:27 pm

I drove my 65 Corvair up the driveway and back into my garage! It's the first time that its moved under its own power in decades. New gas-tank should arrive next week. That was the best 15ft drive ever!
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"When in doubt...Hit the gas!" A.J. Foyt.

1965 Corvair Corsa (field find) I will build my ship that comes in.
1971 Dodge Sportsman "shorty" 318 van
2015 Nissan Juke S

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Re: Continued Build: The Blue Coffin 65 Corsa 140

Unread post by Gregory_Miller » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:49 am

nice! another one almost back on the road.

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Video-It's Going!

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:52 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfU0fWVdC9s

Anca and I took it to the roads around the block, about 14 times.
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"When in doubt...Hit the gas!" A.J. Foyt.

1965 Corvair Corsa (field find) I will build my ship that comes in.
1971 Dodge Sportsman "shorty" 318 van
2015 Nissan Juke S

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