Hemmings Corvair Restoration

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erco
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Hemmings Corvair Restoration

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You guys may have seen this already but it bears repeating. Ongoing updates about the wonderful, painfully slow concourse restoration of a '66 Corsa. The latest at https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2020/0 ... -the-wheel

Nearly 4 years of updates at https://www.hemmings.com/stories/tag/corvair-homecoming

God bless this fellow, he's no spring chicken and he's doing it right, despite the requisite frustrations. The vent below from https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2018/1 ... steps-back

Okay, I'm going to get this off my chest.There are those days - and this is one - when I am thoroughly sick and tired of this Corvair project.There - I've said it. Doesn't feel any better, but might as well be honest about how the last 72 hours have felt.
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66vairguy
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Re: Hemmings Corvair Restoration

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As Jay Leno would say --- Cars like the Corvair you buy cheap, restore them for $50,000.00 and you have a $15,000.00 car.

That said hats off to the guy for doing such a great job. My cars will never sell for what I put in them, but it's a hobby I enjoy.

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Re: Hemmings Corvair Restoration

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Yup, best Leno quote ever at 6:00!

[share_youtube]https://youtu.be/OY6X_603MMc?t=358[/share_youtube]

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Re: Hemmings Corvair Restoration

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Sounds like another 90% restored Corvair will be on Craigslist soon. :sad5:
Dave W. from Gilbert, AZ
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Re: Hemmings Corvair Restoration

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The fun(?) of getting the kinks out of any vehicle is in the “doing”. One learns a lot about the so-called quirks of a model while undertaking said journey. My 1966 Monza sport coupe, as I found out had issues with the brakes, carbs, and shifting (4 spd)...do not buy an auto in the dead of winter with three feet of snow on the ground. When it arrived at my doorstep, it drove up and down the street somewhat OK and then the fun began. After the wheel cylinders, hydraulic hoses, steel rear lines, adjusters and Master cylinder were replaced.....Now that r & r the carbs, and still possible clutch replace... it will be a sweet ride! I think.

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It was an honest assessment yet....reading it weighed on me, as in "depressing".

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Re: Hemmings Corvair Restoration

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I look at the “rebuilding” of the 66 Monza as kinda fun, not depressing however it does get into “scheckles” a bit but the progress is rewarding as the improvements improve the process towards a very reliable auto. Having done the 65 cvt, I knew what I was getting into so no big deal.....I really like the lines on the sport coupe so just smile.....

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