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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 10, 2019 06:06AM

Sure did, J. First thing I put in and grounded.

But that would have no effect on curing the hyperflash (pulse) on the tail lights.

It is fixed now. The tail lights are steady, the brake & turn lights strobe like they should (not the 6 pulses and a pause, then repeat the sequence until it is turned off).

Since the alternator disconnection and depowering the fuel pump did not change the situation, the 6 pulses and pause sequence had us thinking coil or coil condenser.

Changing the coil condenser resolved the issue of rear LED tail lights pulsing.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp





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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 10, 2019 06:10AM

In work now on fixing windshield washer system. Will report results when I have final fix done.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 10, 2019 12:33PM

Windshield washer system is now operational. It is a non-stock system, but has twice the capacity and a better pump. I made the electrical connection as clean as possible without cutting original wires on car. I also had to replace the nozzles as they were plugged.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 12, 2019 12:58PM

Jacked up front of car and set it on jack stands. Removed tires/wheels.

We will start spring removal process today. We will also replace the front strut rod bushings. Right side still has the makeshift bushing Rick put in it last month at Maggie Valley. 600 miles and holding up.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 12, 2019 07:25PM

I got the right front strut rod, shock, lower tie rod disconnected and removed the spring. Just after I got the spring positioned and worked almost back into position to connect lower ball joint, Rick showed up to assist. We finished the spring install and connected the balled joint. Shock was installed. I received my 11/16-18 die and tap today, so Rick used die on the replacement front strut rod. Original rod being replaced due to end threads being damaged. Front strut rod was installed with new bushings and sleeve. Forward nut was set at previous position on old rod and aft nut tightened.

We will do left spring replacement and left front strut rod bushing replacement on Thursday. The 3 of us are headed to Alabama tomorrow for a day off from all this Vair fun.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: CorvairHaven ()
Date: November 12, 2019 07:30PM

You talk about Rick frequently. Who is he?

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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 12, 2019 07:47PM

Rick Gaffney is my best friend. We worked together In Technical Operations (customer support) on weekend shift at Gulfstream from 2005 until I retired in 2016. He is the person who started me into Corvairs back in 2009. He found my first Vair (66 Coupe) for me in July 2009 in Birmingham, Alabama. He has worked on and owned Vairs for over 40 years. But I have learned a lot from him, on the forum and scrapping & working on Vairs that I can give him a pointer or two now and then.

He just joined Heart of Georgia Corvair Club while at Maggie Valley, but has been a Corsa members for many years.

Pretty knowledge person with an A&P license, a IA license and a Pilot's license. Good person to have to run a project line with to get pointers and solve what ifs.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: CorvairHaven ()
Date: November 12, 2019 07:49PM

Thank you! Now we know!

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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 14, 2019 03:54PM

After installing the replacement right front spring, which I had selected based on feel by pushing down on it, I decided it was not an accurate enough check.

I made up some tools to support the springs in my 12 ton press. Using a bathroom scale and tape measure I was able to determine the compressed length of each spring at 170 pounds and 290 pounds. These dimensions were used to compare to the extended spring length in the tools before any compression. The best had 1/4" compression and the worst had 5/8" compression. Remember, this is not a real scientific test, but to identify the best springs I have out of a stack of 12.

The More Door left spring will be replaced with a spring having 1/4" compression. The coupe will also get a set with 1/4" compression. The rest will be scrapped, unless someone wants a set of soprings with 9/16 compression. They will set the nose down on your car pretty good without cutting them.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp





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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: November 14, 2019 09:00PM

They could be different rate springs instead of sacked.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 113 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 15, 2019 02:20AM

All from coupes and 4 doors. Except 2 were from a convertible. 2 were from a 4 door A/C 4 door. The verts and the A/C car was suppose to have heavier springs but doesnt appear so owith these springs.

All springs have same wire size. Extended lengths are within 5/8" of each other. Compression of the springs ranged from 1/8" to 5/8" at 170 & 190 pounds. With same wire size and very similar lengths, I would say spring rates should be the same. But they aren't for all of them. Now most people wouldn't want springs having 60k on them due to sag. So why save them, when I have what I need. I am not building another Vair. I will be doing the same testing for the rear springs after I set up some tools to do them.

This suspension rebuild on my coupe and repair of the More Door suspension is generating lots of loose suspension parts. Once Rick picks out the parts he wants and we save a spare set, I will offer some of the a-frames and parts for sale. If no sales fairly quickly, off to the scrap metal pile they go. Storage space is more valuable than Vair parts.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: November 15, 2019 09:03AM

Same length and wire size. What about number of coils?

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 113 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 15, 2019 09:17AM

Yep, Rick counted them and they are the same. Minor length differences only. I assume that is from drivers of different proportions and the amount of time they used the Vairs.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 17, 2019 04:31PM

Removed left front shock, strut rod and spring today. Installed best spring I have with minimal compression at 170 pounds. I need to check all my available strut rods as the one I removed has some bad threads. Just like the issue with the right one. Will work that tomorrow, along with installing it with new bushings and installing the shock.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 19, 2019 02:57AM

Replacement left front spring installed. Replacement left front strut with new bushings installed. Shock installed. All that is remaining is installing stabilizer bar clamps and the tires/wheels. Then I will take it for an alignment.

Due to a recent electric fuel pump change on the side of the road, Rick and I changed the hoses that we found cracked. Hoses were new in February. New hose are supposed to resist the cracking damage that had happened. We also took pump out and made several changes to improve the installation. The previous PO did not bead the fuel line to the rear, so using my Mastercool flaring tool, we took care of that issue. Same issue with inlet to the pump inlet filter. Due to the rusted line, we made a new line with the needed bead. Rick installed a 2 pin waterproof connector on the car and pump. I installed a nut-sert on the pump bracket to eliminate the mounting nut. Today, I will set up my spare pump with the 2 pin matin connector, so it is ready for installation. These changes will make the pump a fairly quick to replace item.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 19, 2019 05:34PM

Finished up front end work and installed tunnel pan. Installed tires/wheels and took Vair off jack stands. Will take it in for alignment tomorrow.

Set up a spare electric fuel pump that is ready to install. Only needs 90 degree inlet line from car and hose clamps from car. There will be 2 hose clamps with pump just in case.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 20, 2019 03:22PM

2nd alignment completed and have front end all within specs. Rear end still out slightly in camber with all adjustment used. Left rear is a -0.12 and right is a -0.23. It seems I have a slight gap at inner control arm bracket to differential housing. I will correct that this week.

I also had tires balance again trying to eliminate a vibration in right rear area. Right rear tire replaced due to slight ovality. Most of vibration is gone. We believe remainder is being caused by a weak right rear spring. It will be investigated further after I force check all rear springs I have.

Another alignment will be done after rear suspension is fully inspected for any other deficiencies and fixed.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: November 20, 2019 03:35PM

A weak spring can't cause vibration. It has to be an imbalance due to something that spins. Tire, wheel, drum, axle, driveshaft? My '66 Malibu has some terrible off brand tires that shake no matter what you do.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 113 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 20, 2019 03:44PM

Sure sounds like this tires are "Out of Round" Shave the high spots!

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Re: New home for Revived Mouse House 110 Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 20, 2019 04:07PM

Out of round tire was replaced. Vibration bounce sure subsides when 2 men are in the car versus me alone. Plus rear of car is definitely low rider look now that I have got good springs in front. Other options is swapping drums and driveshafts first. Drums were turned, so I doubt that would be it.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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