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I did a lot of different things the last 2 weeks,

Set up safery swtich for the electric fuel pump. All fit perfect.

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Making all the wires (wel almost al the wires, I need to make one more, but those parts are comming)

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2 wires connected, waiting for the last parts to arrive to finish it.

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Start working on the interior, I placed some heat and noise killing foam on the back and instal the heater outlets.

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One side done

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Both sides done!

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beside that I did some other little finishing things, but nothing special to show.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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The oil pressure sender and Fuel safety switch are in place. Tight fit but it will work this way :tu:

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Spaghetti time, when everything works / engine fires up, i will wrap the wires and put them nice away.

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Also the last Engine seal is in place. It took some time to fabricate this part but it looks great in place!

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Fuel system fill up fail :td:

Tank and lines are ok, had 1 leak by the carb, tighten it a little bit more and it was good.
Had another leak by the electric fuel pump, but couldn't tighten it, so i drain the fuel out, and disconnect the fuel pump.
Hopefully i can fix it and put everything back in place and fill it up again. :pray:

1 step forward, 2 steps back :doh:

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Stay tuned, working down a list to start the engine, but still loads of small jobs to do :ty:

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That is going to make oil filter changes a lot of work.
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joelsplace wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:42 am
That is going to make oil filter changes a lot of work.
True, little bit more work, oil filter change is planed for the winter time, when we are not driving the Corvair. so i got time to change the filter (unscrew the sensorts en the bolt of the oil filter). It should be ok, and if not i need to work on a new set up or make connectors on the wires or something for easy removal.

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Looking great. That rear engine seal strip is supposed to sandwich between the upper flange of the rear aluminum grille and the body when you install the grille btw.
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terribleted wrote:Looking great. That rear engine seal strip is supposed to sandwich between the upper flange of the rear aluminum grille and the body when you install the grille btw.
Oh good to know terribleted!
The rear grille is not attached yet, when I do that I Will put the engine seal strip in the right way. Thank you for printing it out.

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And we have a close fuel line circuit!!! Tighted all the fuel lines again and fixen the leaking connection on the electric fuel pump. Filled it up with 2,5 gallon (10L) of fuel and for now No leaks!! Whoohoo


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Here are some pictures of the fuel leak test. on every connection i put blue paper, if any liquid is falling on it, it will turn dark blue. They are all dry :pray: thank you! time to put the fuel pump back in place and continue to work on the other little things to get the Lakewood start.

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and the little battery arrived

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Other question,
in the manual the diff should be filled with 5 pints of diff oil.
5 pints = 2,36 Liter.
I filled it up on the side near the axle as the manual showed on the little picture. After 1,6L = 3,5 pints there was diff oil comming out of the side, it was full. Maybe if the corvair is on her tyres i can fill it up a little bit more, but 3,5 pint instead of 5 pints is a lot of difference.

Does the diff really need 5 pints or is it full is full ?

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Full should be full. Do not overfill because it will come out the vent and make a mess.
My '64 book says 4.5 pints which sounds about right.
Was your differential empty for sure? I don't recall if you rebuilt it.
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joelsplace wrote:
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Full should be full. Do not overfill because it will come out the vent and make a mess.
My '64 book says 4.5 pints which sounds about right.
Was your differential empty for sure? I don't recall if you rebuilt it.
OK thank you for your answer Joelsplace. :tu:
Yes it was empty, I will check again, when the Lakewood is on her wheels and see if I can add some more.

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:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

We made some awesome progres last day. All fluids are in the Corvair. Engine is fine, Powerglide gives us some minor jobs to do, but all came out fine. We can level the fluids when the engine is running, and pumped through the circuit.

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Also we put in the steering wheel for easy turning. 4 wheels are in place and the Lakewood is ready for turning around. There are some last items in the list. The Corvair will be soon on her own tyres and turn around. The last steps before we try to fire it up! :pray:

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Thank you, see you again for the next update!

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Finaly after a long time the Lakewood is on her wheels and have seen some daylight!

We pushed it outside, enjoy the Lakewood and pushed it back in. This way the engine is at the garage doors. When we start the engine, we open the doors before we set the house in a smoking disco area :rolling:

Hello Lakewood!
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Step by step outside.
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Outside on her own wheels! since a long time.
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Nice to see the color in daylight again.
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Great to have a friend that helps a lot on the project!
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We drove eeeeeeeeh very fast
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Back inside. Next time some final preperation for starting up.
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Thank you, I'm stil happy with the result and looks so far! :woo:

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For my car viewing pleasure one of by pet peavs is have the proper stance. And you sir(s) have nailed it. :tu: :woo:

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Wagon Master wrote:
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For my car viewing pleasure one of by pet peavs is have the proper stance. And you sir(s) have nailed it. :tu: :woo:
THANK YOU for the complement Wagon Master! :tu:

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Very Nice!!! It has come a long way. it's getting there. Beautiful wagon.
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terribleted wrote:
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Very Nice!!! It has come a long way. it's getting there. Beautiful wagon.
Thank you Terribleted :tu: and true a very long way! But a good fun way!

This was the way when I boughed it. If I look back at the pictures pfffffffffff
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Very nice job


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