Jun 5, 2007 update to the Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder project car

Bent Pushrod in the Corvair

Our broken pushrod and its replacement.
Our new lights, ready for installation.

While the pushrods appeared to be new in our engine rebuilt by the previous owner, we noticed that a pushrod had been installed incorrectly. The oiling hole was placed away from the rocker assembly, not towards it the way the engine is supposed to be built. A used pushrod borrowed from a local CORSA club member saved the day, and a call to Clark’s Corvair got us a new one. After some tuning and valve adjustment, our 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder runs better than it ever has.

While at the Carlisle Import Swap meet we picked up a pair of cool 1960s Lucas driving lights to mount on the front bumper of our Corvair. This was just the touch we needed to get started on that ‘60s rally look that we are going for on this car.

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