The rear end has been flushed and refilled with new gear oil, it’s quite and tight – no whining or grinding. I drained and refilled the transmission as well (it’s clean) and replaced the vacuum modulator and rubber ends. Shifting is very even and quiet, with no ruff/harsh down shifts. She is a very smooth around town and on the highway.
Thanks for stopping by. A 1966 Chevy Corvair Monza, Two Door Coupe with black exterior and red interior. She is equipped with a 110 HP, air-cooled six cylinders engine with a 327 differential and powerglide transmission.
I bought the car last summer with the intension of using it as my winter rider. It’s not too pretty, it has some rust but over all a very solid little runner.
I’ve found a '67 500 Coupe (very plane Jane) And that’s what I’m really into, so I'm working on the 1967 and giving up the 1966 coupe.
Since getting the car I’ve gone through it pretty thoroughly front to back. Brakes, bearings, front-end joints (ball/tie ride) bushings and shocks, universals – all are tight/quite and in good working order. The tires are new 3 or 4 years ago but are in good shape and maintain pressure of 24lbs. Front, 34lbs. Rear. Front cross member is solid with no rust and has been wired brushed and painted with POR15.
All electrical is in good working order. The directionals work, as they should as do the brake light, parkers, low and high beam, interior dome and dash lights.
The engine is an 110HP with the standard rear and 2 speed powerglide. I’ve blown out the fuels lines with the carbs off. They have been rebuilt by previous owner and with a few adjustments seem to be fine and perform smoothly so I just put them back on. I also installed new NGK plugs with silicon wires, new cap, rotor and points. I’ve installed inline fuel filters as well as new ones in the carbs. The valves have been adjusted and are quite along with new valve cover gaskets (no leaks, no smoke) Compression is good with all cylinders ranging from 150 –180. It’s a GOOD running engine.
Mechanically this car is GREAT! It runs and performs beautifully. It handles and rides very well with no rattles, squeaks or rough riding. I’ve driven it over 1000 miles so far (highway speeds 65-70) and locally with no problems at all.
The body is structurally sound. The floorboards are all there but the previous owner chose to cover the inside with sheet metal riveted in front and back. Maybe they’re weak but looking underneath they’re all there. The lower door jams/hinges are shot but still manage to close tightly. The truck is solid but around and under the directionals is pretty weak (you can see light) There are some “cut and weld” patches around the body and an attempt was made to smooth and paint but are noticeable. The overall body is rusty in the usual “Corvair” places but nothing structural.
This is not a “show car” by any means, with a lot of patience and time you could work the body over or send it out and pay a bundle but if your looking for a Corvair to drive, ride and enjoy this GREAT little car! I have not hesitated to drive this car anywhere in any type of weather or any distance. Thanks for looking.