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The Custom 1964 Spyder Convertible Project
Posted by: Curtis ()
Date: September 04, 2018 02:34PM

I have been largely MIA on the Corvair scene for 3 years. The Spyder question has been in notable CORSA member hands since 1971. It has been crashed in the mid 80's, so I have no problem going custom instead of resto on this.

I purchased it in 2008 and won my class at the 2010 Convention. It developed some issues, so in 2012 we pulled the uni-pack.

Curtis

64 Spyder Covertible
Milwaukee, Wi

Former Corvairs
62 Monza 900 Coupe (102/4)
64 Monza 900 Covertible (110/PG)
65 Monza Coupe (110/PG)
66 Monza Coupe (110/PG)
66 Monza Sedan (95/PG)

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Re: The Custom 1964 Spyder Convertible Project
Posted by: Curtis ()
Date: September 04, 2018 02:35PM

With the help of Jamie R (former CORSA Pres) we have the transaxle completely rebuilt. He has the engine now, and after some job situations, we are dropping off a stash of parts to get it back together.

Curtis

64 Spyder Covertible
Milwaukee, Wi

Former Corvairs
62 Monza 900 Coupe (102/4)
64 Monza 900 Covertible (110/PG)
65 Monza Coupe (110/PG)
66 Monza Coupe (110/PG)
66 Monza Sedan (95/PG)

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Re: The Custom 1964 Spyder Convertible Project
Posted by: Curtis ()
Date: September 04, 2018 02:39PM

- Crank has already been ground and polished
- New 260 Cam with Failsafe gear
- Turbo and Carb rebuilt

Curtis

64 Spyder Covertible
Milwaukee, Wi

Former Corvairs
62 Monza 900 Coupe (102/4)
64 Monza 900 Covertible (110/PG)
65 Monza Coupe (110/PG)
66 Monza Coupe (110/PG)
66 Monza Sedan (95/PG)

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Re: The Custom 1964 Spyder Convertible Project
Posted by: Skizz ()
Date: September 04, 2018 02:42PM

Looks like fun!

64 Monza Vert
64 Spyder Vert
2002 Chev 1500
1996 Impalla SS
Eastern NC

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Re: The Custom 1964 Spyder Convertible Project
Posted by: Curtis ()
Date: September 04, 2018 02:44PM

Something I wasn't sure I would get to, but now have the means. Body work is being sourced. Completely strip the body then bead blast the body, trunk, and engine compartment. Replace driver's rocker and a few other rust areas addressed.

Then the big question...what to paint it? Original color is Azure Aqua. I don't want to replace the entire interior, and am really liking the new Harley Davidson "115th Anni Legend Blue Denim". So I might try and see if I can merge the two colors so I can keep the interior the same color. More to come.

[yes, that is the same son that was in the previous post when we pulled the engine. Time flies!]

Curtis

64 Spyder Covertible
Milwaukee, Wi

Former Corvairs
62 Monza 900 Coupe (102/4)
64 Monza 900 Covertible (110/PG)
65 Monza Coupe (110/PG)
66 Monza Coupe (110/PG)
66 Monza Sedan (95/PG)

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Re: The Custom 1964 Spyder Convertible Project
Posted by: red monza ()
Date: September 05, 2018 07:03AM

If it were mine...it would go back with the same color....that color is drop dead gorgeous on that car.

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Re: The Custom 1964 Spyder Convertible Project
Posted by: Curtis ()
Date: September 05, 2018 09:34AM

Ironic that the color was what made me not want to buy the car. Because it is the same color inside and out, it gets a bit much. Looks better with the top up to break up the sea of aqua.

Oh, and I finally have a tow rig. spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Curtis

64 Spyder Covertible
Milwaukee, Wi

Former Corvairs
62 Monza 900 Coupe (102/4)
64 Monza 900 Covertible (110/PG)
65 Monza Coupe (110/PG)
66 Monza Coupe (110/PG)
66 Monza Sedan (95/PG)

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Re: The Custom 1964 Spyder Convertible Project
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: September 05, 2018 10:09AM

Change the color if that is what you want, but I agree, . . . that IS a beautiful color.

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Re: The Custom 1964 Spyder Convertible Project
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 12, 2019 12:22PM

Curtis Wrote:
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> I purchased it in 2008 and won my class at the
> 2010 Convention. It developed some issues, so in
> 2012 we pulled the uni-pack.
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What were the issues? Last I met with you.... no boost... did the "issues" come right after you got it to develop boost??? eye popping smiley

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Re: The Custom 1964 Spyder Convertible Project
Posted by: Curtis ()
Date: February 12, 2019 12:34PM

Issues were pointed out after the 2010 convention by Larry Claypool. Low compression on one or more cylinders. Compression check proved him right (he did it by ear at a car show).

The engine was all original and only ever resealed to put in the car in the early 80's. It was tired, although it was still competitive.

This engine rebuild is more of a "prevent complete failure" and get it back to better than new. Body work is also being done to make it safe again. This summer should see it driving again, although not in new paint.

Curtis

64 Spyder Covertible
Milwaukee, Wi

Former Corvairs
62 Monza 900 Coupe (102/4)
64 Monza 900 Covertible (110/PG)
65 Monza Coupe (110/PG)
66 Monza Coupe (110/PG)
66 Monza Sedan (95/PG)

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Re: The Custom 1964 Spyder Convertible Project
Posted by: Curtis ()
Date: February 12, 2019 12:47PM

Progress. Case halves back together.

Oh, have full fin cylinders and forged pistons going in this baby. smiling smiley


smileys with beer

Curtis

64 Spyder Covertible
Milwaukee, Wi

Former Corvairs
62 Monza 900 Coupe (102/4)
64 Monza 900 Covertible (110/PG)
65 Monza Coupe (110/PG)
66 Monza Coupe (110/PG)
66 Monza Sedan (95/PG)

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Re: The Custom 1964 Spyder Convertible Project
Posted by: SpyderMan ()
Date: February 12, 2019 03:08PM

Curtis, so glad the the 64 is getting some love.

Sam Russell
Durham NC
1962 Monza Wagon
1964 Spyder coupe


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Re: The Custom 1964 Spyder Convertible Project
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: February 12, 2019 03:36PM

I am also a fan of the aqua. I would keep it. In fact, I like it so much that I'm sincerely thinking about it for my project. My wife really likes it, and if she digs it, there is more of a chance that finances will be shifted towards the project car. Anyone have a paint code for that awesome aqua?


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Re: The Custom 1964 Spyder Convertible Project
Posted by: Curtis ()
Date: February 12, 2019 04:17PM

Thanks. According to this it is paint code 918

[paintref.com]

Curtis

64 Spyder Covertible
Milwaukee, Wi

Former Corvairs
62 Monza 900 Coupe (102/4)
64 Monza 900 Covertible (110/PG)
65 Monza Coupe (110/PG)
66 Monza Coupe (110/PG)
66 Monza Sedan (95/PG)

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Re: The Custom 1964 Spyder Convertible Project
Posted by: Curtis ()
Date: June 03, 2019 07:14AM

Some pretty important milestones.

1) The long block is done and ready for me to pick it up.
2) We moved to a new house with a 3 car attached and 2 car detached garage. smiling smiley
3) Body shop screwed me over on scheduling, so now I looking at other places, or trying to negotiate them coming to get the car for free.

Eye candy...

Curtis

64 Spyder Covertible
Milwaukee, Wi

Former Corvairs
62 Monza 900 Coupe (102/4)
64 Monza 900 Covertible (110/PG)
65 Monza Coupe (110/PG)
66 Monza Coupe (110/PG)
66 Monza Sedan (95/PG)

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Re: The Custom 1964 Spyder Convertible Project
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 03, 2019 07:22AM

You can get some work done there!

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Re: The Custom 1964 Spyder Convertible Project
Posted by: Curtis ()
Date: June 03, 2019 07:27AM

The Spyder is definitely more happy in the new digs. smiling smiley

Curtis

64 Spyder Covertible
Milwaukee, Wi

Former Corvairs
62 Monza 900 Coupe (102/4)
64 Monza 900 Covertible (110/PG)
65 Monza Coupe (110/PG)
66 Monza Coupe (110/PG)
66 Monza Sedan (95/PG)

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Re: The Custom 1964 Spyder Convertible Project
Posted by: SpyderMan ()
Date: June 03, 2019 07:40AM

Curtis, congrats on the house!!!!

Sam Russell
Durham NC
1962 Monza Wagon
1964 Spyder coupe


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Re: The Custom 1964 Spyder Convertible Project
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: June 03, 2019 09:32AM

Nice home and property Curtis, good to
see you are making progress with the car.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

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Re: The Custom 1964 Spyder Convertible Project
Posted by: Curtis ()
Date: August 01, 2019 12:05PM

I've been blasting engine parts for a while, and these babies showed up. Need to strip the engine bay and repaint before all of this can go back into the car. Progress is progress. smiling smiley

Curtis

64 Spyder Covertible
Milwaukee, Wi

Former Corvairs
62 Monza 900 Coupe (102/4)
64 Monza 900 Covertible (110/PG)
65 Monza Coupe (110/PG)
66 Monza Coupe (110/PG)
66 Monza Sedan (95/PG)

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