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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby DSUZU » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:48 am

In reading about the studs, it seems that a lot of Corvair people are unhappy with their aluminum valve covers. But like this forum, there are those who swear by them too. This engine will keep it's sheet metal valve covers.
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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby shaggydoink » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:12 am

Very cool Dennis, thanks for posting up the details!!

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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby DSUZU » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:04 pm

Your welcome. Who knows, maybe someone will have a stripped hole in a head or something and this will be of help to them. Dennis
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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby DSUZU » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:42 pm

Boing! Subaru is back on the road (still waiting for grille from ebay and replacement hood is @ paint shop, to be ready Thursday), so it is back to the Corvair. I picked up a piece of stainless 1/4-20 all thread and a set of 1/4 stainless bolts. I cut the 4 studs (only doing one head right now) double nutted the studs to install, placed the gasket and rocker cover and installed the clamps and nuts, then double nutted them to lock them. Put the last seal strip retainer on, and almost finished with the rear grille. Soon it will be road test time. The weather is supposed to be bad for a few days around here, so I may still have to wait. Dennis
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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby DSUZU » Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:05 pm

Weather was pretty good today. Finished the last few things and gave it a drive around the block. No problems this time. Washed it and made a video (below). As soon as my escort gets home, we'll do the break in drive. Dennis

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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby shaggydoink » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:00 pm

DSUZU wrote:Weather was pretty good today. Finished the last few things and gave it a drive around the block. No problems this time. Washed it and made a video (below). As soon as my escort gets home, we'll do the break in drive.


I'm grinning ear to ear, you've done an incredible job Dennis!!

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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby DSUZU » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:28 pm

Finally got the "break in" drive just before sunset. Course was about 3 miles of interstate @ around 60 MPH and 3 miles of city road along side interstate @ 35-45 MPH. This van is a 2 speed "Powerglide" automatic without a lockup torque converter or overdrive, so at 60 MPH the engine is really humming. All went well. At first, I was butt-puckering because of previous breakdown AND the fact that the California "Year of Manufacture" tag (a 1965) was expired by about a year. I had the owner's husband following me closely with the tow strap just in case. Not needed. When we got back to my house, I mentioned the expired tag. Then I realized that I didn't even have my wallet (driver's license) on me. :oops: He didn't either :oops: . We were lucky.
In the next couple of days, I want to check just a few little things and she gets it back. Maybe I'll make a driving video when I do that. Dennis
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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby itsmehb » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:59 pm

That's great Dennis. I've been following along looking for new posts to see when your finally finished. You can feel really good about your build. There aren't very many guys around that could accomplish that rebuild.
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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby bradzuzu » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:22 pm

That's so stinkin cool !! I watched the video too, that's a really nice vintage van... The engine access looks a bit cramp but still sweat !!

I'm glad everything has finaly gone your way :)

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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby -88- » Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:26 am

I echo all previous sediments!

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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby N law » Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:54 am

Congrats! Very nice work!

And I'm glad that your date with the escort went well! :wink: :lol:
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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby shaggydoink » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:36 am

Congratulations Dennis, I'm thrilled that your test drive was a success!

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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby DSUZU » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:57 pm

Thanks guys! Dennis
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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby DSUZU » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:10 pm

"Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...." So I had kept the Corvair to check just a few more things. Paranoia pays off. It'd had a bit of a rough idle. Seemed to have plenty of power, but the idle was a bit rough. I was worried. I cranked it up and let the fast idle come down. Then I pulled the plug wires one at a time with my plastic pliers*. Sure enough, # 6 didn't have any difference :cry:. Next, I pulled all the plugs and did a compression check. # 6 had no compression ( I had positioned the dizzy to #6 firing position). Next, I got a long air hose and rigged an extension to my air nozzle and plugged it down into #6 sparkplug hole (kind of a cylinder leak test). Hissing from everywhere :shock: . Thinking, I put all the plugs but # 6 back in and re-did the test. No hissing and now air is coming out the tail pipe. Hope, hope, hope-hope-hope, that I just got the #6 valves too tight. Pulled the left valve cover (I still needed to make and install the stainless studs for this head anyway). Sure enough, the rockers for #6 seemed tight. I backed the exhaust off about 1/2 turn, and backed the intake off 1/4 turn. I went to pressurize the cylinder again, and immediately the crank spun as the #6 piston received air pressure and the piston went down (has compression now) :) . Tomorrow, I make the studs, crank it up and properly adjust the #6 valves. I've said it before. I hate Chevy hydraulic lifters!

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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby shaggydoink » Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:30 am

DSUZU wrote:I went to pressurize the cylinder again, and immediately the crank spun as the #6 piston received air pressure and the piston went down (has compression now) :) .


I can sum this up in one word... WHEW!! :mrgreen:

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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby bradzuzu » Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:52 pm

Hmm , which cylinder was messed up originally ?? Knowing that factory calls for a full turn and a half on sbc's I wonder if that lifter is just stuck.. I hope thats the end of it and it'll be perfect from here on out :)

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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby DSUZU » Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:29 am

It was #6 and original failure was #s 5 + 6. I just had them too tight. All others only had about 1 thread or less showing above the nut, These had 2 threads showing. After adjusting and installing V.C. studs, I drove it around a bit. Then I took it down to her. She immediately loaded every kid in the yard (remember her concerns about the gun range and all the kids playing in her yard), and off they went around the neighborhood. Later she drove past the house again and she had another mom in the front passenger seat. They must have cruised the neighborhood for about an hour. :D . Dennis
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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby shaggydoink » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:18 am

DSUZU wrote:They must have cruised the neighborhood for about an hour. :D . Dennis


That is priceless!! :thumbup:

So I've been biting my tongue for a while on this question as I didn't want to introduce any unsolicited mental strain on you, but my curiosity is going to eat me alive if I don't ask.......... do you have any other big projects planned now that this one is (knock wood) basically wrapped up? :dontknow:

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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby DSUZU » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:57 am

Yeah, that opens a whole new can of worms. First, I do have a few major house projects to do (keep wife happy). Then what to do:
1 Get back on the Spacecab project?
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2 Get back to the COOT
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Maybe I should post this question under general discussion and let the people vote? Dennis
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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby shaggydoink » Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:17 pm

DSUZU wrote:1 Get back on the Spacecab project?
2 Get back to the COOT


Are there still big items to do on the Spacecab?

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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby bradzuzu » Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:28 pm

Oh the thought of that makes me happy for you , sounds like a lot of dirty hands and fest climbing all over the place but good times !!

I think you need a vacation !! :) then you can start in in something else ...

Awesome job Dennis !!
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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby DSUZU » Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:53 pm

Things to do on the Spacecab range from piddly stuff (like replacing the door seal (which I have) to big stuff like a re-paint which actually gets the paint right. Here's kind of a list. in frame re-ring of engine, front differential drop (include re-boot of C-V axles, re-paint. Smaller stuff repair and change switching to dump bed, door seal, new carpet, header and exhaust changeover, maybe new engine mounts, polish and re-finish the snowflakes. A lot of the smaller stuff could be done in between any COOT work. I was just looking at the pictures from when I first got the COOT. It was April 29th, 2006. Almost 9 years ago.
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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby shaggydoink » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:11 am

Re-paint?! :shock: I have yet to find the motivation to tackle a *first* paint job on my truck, let alone a second! LOL!!

So where do things stand with the COOT then?

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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby DSUZU » Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:43 pm

On the re-paint. The pain shop had "traded" the paint I had supplied to them for "their brand" (I didn't know this until I shot the inside of the door jambs and the color and metallic pattern are way different. It became real obvious when I had the bed painted. The guy who painted the bed got in a hurry and I ended up with orange peel and some runs. After a year in Florida weather, there are also some small rust spots that have popped up from the original body work the first paint shop did. At some point, I want this truck to look REAL good, so I will end up painting it myself (probably). My choices: order a couple of gallons of the same paint I had before or, go with a solid Navy Blue like color (it would be a lot like my beloved old Trooper then). The advantage to the solid color would be I could wet sand any imperfections and buff it. The metallic, which looks a lot nicer, can't be sanded. Painting would be last on my list.

COOT: finish modification to add extra bearing to transmission input shaft. Swap rear axle back to enclosed shafts (long story). Fuel tank installation. Battery wiring and (battery box ? might have done part of this). Seats install. Options: engine upgrade from 12 HP single cylinder to 16 HP V-twin (have everything and mostly just a bolt in). Install amphibious propeller drive. Hook up lights. Special mods :D. Most is simple stuff.

I'm currently expecting "Corvair Mama's" hubby to bring by his "new" 60" Hustler mower this afternoon. I received several texts that he had trouble with it today.
1991 LS Trooper 2.8 V6 5 speed conversion (Sold)
1989 LS Spacecab 2.6 5 speed 4x4 manual hubs, Rodeo torsion bars, extended shackles, 2" lift, K&N airfilter (drop in), dump bed conversion, burgundy interior change, warn brush bar.
Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years.

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Re: 1965 Chevy Corvair van repair

Postby shaggydoink » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:29 am

DSUZU wrote:Install amphibious propeller drive.


OK... I'll selfishly vote for the COOT project simply because I want to see what the heck this is! LOL!!

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