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Posted by: RAV_AIR ()
Date: December 07, 2009 01:29AM

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FAQ's!

Google CORSA Chapter Map with links to chapter sites provided by Gary Moore
Corvair Locator Map provided by Todd Stermer, Dubai
"Corvair Society of America GROUP"
CORSA's Official Facebook pages
Forum Automotive Lingo
Acronyms used here!
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Resizing pictures and Posting VIDEOS HERE
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XP version of Image Resizer
How to Read ONLY the newest posting in a Topic?
How to include pictures in my Signature OR a PM to a member???
How to post a link from Ebay, Craigslist and other sites.



Books / Websites / Diagrams you may need:

Short list of Books
Link to the NEW GM Parts Wiki
NEED help Identifying a part? Click here!
Many Chassis / Shop /assembly , etc. manuals for free download
MATT NALL'S Technical articles in PLAIN English!
"How To" forum!
Polymer's 50 Do it yourself tasks explained
Lots of old Car Brochures
1961-4 Corvair & FC manuals in PDF.
online Manuals galore
Many Corvair Manuals - PDF Format
Homemade Corvair Specialty Tools
Free GM Corvair spec sheets - All Years - PDF Format
Differences between 65 and 66 corvairs
Clark's Technical Tips
Coefficient of Drag for EM and LM cars
F/C primer
All VIN'S explained
How to Stop Oil Leaks
KNOWN FACTORY MANUAL ERRORS with corrected info /values
Details on Protect-O-Plates
Gasoline Heater installation Instructions
idler /fan /alt./Wheel & Axle Bearing diagnostics
Dozens of Automotive related Calculators!
Wiring Diagrams!
1964 & 1966 Corvair Option Pricelists
Swapping from Auto to manual and vice-versa in EM / LM / FC's
Moving LMs / EM's with no diff
Tedd Brown's "CorvairNut site" lots of "Do it yourself" items!
BigWave Dave's collection of INTERNET TECH TIPS garnered from various Forums and CORVAIR GOLD e-book
FC Engine shroud requirements when using different engines



Part interchange lists:

General Info list
PARTS FAQ -Vendor's # and MFG. #!
Parts that "IMPROVE" the Corvair from OTHER CARS
Reproduction dash knobs for 65-66 cars
Find a muffler that fits with your dimensions!
What other GM cars have the same shocks as our Cars and FC's?



Electrical:
Fuse Block Clips
Changing from Generator To Alternator by Geoff Johnson
Old Car Manuals . com Wiring diagrams Galore!
Heater Blowers - adding a relay!
Wiring Color Codes '60-65
1968 Body And Chassis Electrical [ pdf]
EM Generator Voltage regulators info!
Converting EM to LM Alternator - Wiring Diagram
Checking Cylinder Head Temperature Gauge
How to wire a Pertronix Ignition
4 Way flasher information with diagrams
Pertronix testing instructions
Turn signal wiring for LM Vairs
Brake Light Troubles?
GM 4-way flasher instruction sheet
Fuel Gauge Bench Test Procedure
63amp Internally Regulated Alternater Conversion- Step by step Instructions
No Spark / Testing coil - Points systems /Points to Coil wire PN's
TWO-Speed Wiper / Washer diagram
Testing Gas Tank Sender and Gauge!
How to CRANK the engine from the engine compartment
LM-Park lamps on with the Head lamps
Our Electrical Connectors-Packard 56
Twinlock terminals for main harness connectors
dash lights (instrument panel lamps, bulbs)
Windshield Wiper motor GM Part Numbers all years
Windshield Wiper Switch removal / repair
Simple wiring diagrams for fuelpumps and starters
Motoring a Generator for TEST
Repair or Modify for 8 cylinders, your Tachometer
Connectors for easy internal regulator conversion
Factory Alternator bearing numbers





Suspension:
Delco Shock Cross Reference from the Corvantic's Group Newsletter
LM Car Alignment Specs
Front Wheel Bearing Part #'s - EM and LM
Do it Yourself LM 4 wheel alignment
How can I move my Vair after the engine AND Transaxle are removed?
Steering Box Rebuild
Telescopic steering explained
FC Steering Lash Adjustment
FC Idler arm differences and replacement?
GM Press in "LCR" / "Rear StrutRod Bushings @$10ea.
LM Rear Wheel Bearing Service instructions
What other GM cars have the same shocks as our Cars and FC's?
How to determine correct tire pressures for YOUR vehicle / wheel / Tire combo!





Brakes:
LM Kevlar brake shoes
EM & FC Brake Shoes
Total Brake Shoe Swept Area
Rear Brake spreader bar part #
When should I change my brake Fluid
How does a Dual Master Cylinder Work??
How to change EM E-brake Cable or Clutch Cable
Retro Fitting Self-Adjusting Brake Hardware
FC Disc brake conversion
Tech tip for future Disc brake installs
How to seal the Leaky Brake lines properly!
Adjusting EM / FC brakes




Manual Transaxle/Clutch/Diff.:

How to ID transmissions /Differentials!
65 and earlier Back-Up switch repair
Differential side yoke seals, ALL YEARS
Fixing that FC Mystery shifter!
Identify EM / FC transmissions!
Alternate /early 3 speed] back up light switch
Alternate 66-9 Backup switch!
'65 diff /trans lube share Hole




Powerglide:
Powerglide transmission article, good infomation
Powerglide troubleshooting
Powerglide Shift Cable lengths
PG Cable install- Ball placement
E-clip size?
PG shift cable adjustment w/o the tool



Body:
Paint Color Chart/ chips for all years
LM rear patch metal panel install
Not Enough leg room? Seat Extenders! Make your own in 20 minutes!
High Output Heater Blower Motor and Motor with plastic fan
LM CORSA Cove Paint Silver Paint codes?
Polishing Stainless and straightening trim
Polishing Aluminum and and straightening trim
All the Rubber / clips and seals you'll ever need.
61-69 Heater Information
EM Passenger side mirrior installation instructions
Pictorial of LM Convertible top installation
Fisher Body Tag Decoding
Refurbishing LM RNDL shift indicator
How to Paint cars
Installing Neon Seats in an LM-Step by Step with photos!
FAQ'S!!! /1965 & 66 Windshield Trim and Backlite trim PN's!
Refurbishing the TEXT on knobs
EM-LM-FC Hidden Vin Locations
1965-6 vs 1967-9 pedal assemblies
Installing Spyder Dash wiring temp sender vacuum tube
am fm radio to Stereo Multiplexer wiring and Antenna mountings, includes Electric rear!
Installing a SAFE electric remote opening trunk latch!
GB side doors' hidden power windows
Visual differences between the 65-66 clutch/brake pedal and the 67-69 clutch/brake pedal
Assembling a LM Door
Window Channel Felt (Moleskin) Installation Tips
Gasoline Heater Manuals (3)
FC/VAN Windshield Replacement Video
EM windshield install with pictures
LM coupe rear quarter window install




Interior:
Newer seats that almost bolt in
Need Seat Belts??
Clock Repair Diode install
How to Re-upholster bench seat bottoms
Installation of LM coupe headliner
Installing FC seat belts / shoulder harnesses!
Videos of Cal Clark installing upholstery on LM seat



Wheels & Tires:
See what your LM coupe looks like with custom wheels
Wheel / Tire simulator for TEST Fits!
Visual Tire/Wheel Size Calculator


Engine:
How to Identify your Engine / head!! and how much do they weigh?
ID your GM / aftermarket Camshaft!
Engine Cradles for removal / install... incl. Factory unit
Good pictorial and explanation of Deflashing the heads
How to run the engine out of the car Videos!
Main Seal leaking? Speedi- Sleeve for Crank Seal surface
Quick and cheap Half Valve Cover for Hot Valve Adjustment!
Tuning your Corvair Engine GM Videos
Choosing the correct oil for your Corvair - By Bob Helt
Woodruff Corvair Cam Key/SBC Crankgear Key Compatibility
Harmonic Balancer/Torsional Damper Description - By Bob Helt
Pilot Bushing Information
Instructions with pictures for replacing fan bearing at home
Engine Oil Pathway
Identifying your Corvair's Bellhousing
Thermostat Bellows adjustment-Cooling system Duct Damper adjustment
How to change your Pushrod "O-rings" and Cold adjust your Valves
Water Washing Combustion Chambers
VIDEO LM Powerpack removal
How to change the Fan / Blower Bearing
Crankshaft Journal Sizes
Video of Hot / Running Valve adjust
Hot Running Valve adjust when all else fails
GM video of in car Head Removal and Valve Service
Make your own Homemade Fan Bearing greasers -Two versions!
Oil cooler side shields
How to Stop Oil Leaks
LM corvair engine/drivetrain removal video
In car Cam Timing Inspection
"Stacking" oil coolers
Repairing Harrison thermostat bellows at Home!
Make your own "Knock Sensor"
Replace those pesky Rubber connector hoses on your Balance tube with METAL!
65-9 AC idle solenoids
Cooling Fan Bearing-- What do I have?
Best Fan Belts?
Installing FORGOTTEN Cylinder Baffles EASILY!
Starting an Engine after long storage
Make your own LM rear engine mount for $20!
Dale MFG's new website for Rebuilt Harmonic Balancers
How to use CHOKE COILS instead of BELLOWS T-Stat!
Pertronix FACTS!






Fuel Systems:
How to use Choke Coils instead of Bellows for your T-stats!
All you ever needed to know about electric fuelpumps, regulator and Safety Switches
Generic Replacement Fuel level Sender Float
Make your own U- Tube Manometer to balance your carbs!
Best Airtex fuelpumps as of 7/2012 and how to wire the electric with safties!
Rochester Carburetor Rebuild and Setup instructions
Video of testing individual carburetors on a running engine!
Low cost O2 sensor installation
Aux Carb return spring from Clarks pg sup-24
1960 cavecar gas tank sender replacement for only 50$
F/C gas tank infomation
Rochester Carburetor Cutaway pictures
Accelerator PumpSquirt Holes
Homebrew octane boosters
Testing / Priming your Mechanical fuelpump on the Engine!
Adjusting Float Drop and Close-level
Lots of 140 hp Carb linkage info!
Sealing 1/4" Fuel line leaks at the fittings
Accelerator Pedal Assembly Drawings and adjustment proceedures
Models_H-HV_RochesterCarbManual_resized.pdf
Stopping your mechanical Fuel Pump External Leak
How to install an accelerator pump cup
How to seal the Leaky Fuel lines properly!



Turbo and Carter YH Carbs:
Turbo repair needed?
Setting YH Choke
Replacement Turbo air filters
Rajay Service Manual
Tighten up that Sloppy Accelerator linkage!
The YH Explained! provided by Bob Helt
Turbo model Numbers by year



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This INDEX was built with the assistance of Jimmyo, Pacerace and That CorvairGuy. July 30,2012



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Re: PARTS FAQ
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: December 07, 2009 01:51AM

mid 90s grand am seats fit well with little modification. all we had to do was redrill the mounting holes and use stock corvair slides.

my dad bought a pair of power/heated leather seats out of a 07 pontiac G6 we will soon be mounting.

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
Mine-66 monza vert 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa factory turbo coupe fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
66 Corsa 140 coupe 95% rust free car, build or sell
My dads's vairs-
66 Corsa crown V8 350/4spd coupe-100% home built by father and son
66 monza vert-weber'd 140 race motor/95hp driver motor/4 spd- YENKO clone project in the works
65 monza vert toronado 455 FOR SALE

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Re: PARTS FAQ
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: December 07, 2009 03:05AM

90's Olds Acheiva Seats fit with no modifications

00's Saturn SL-1 seats fit with very little modification (drilling on seat rail only)


Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

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Re: PARTS FAQ
Posted by: RAV_AIR ()
Date: December 09, 2009 08:06PM

Rear Brake Hoses (flex lines) - NAPA #36654
U-Joint - CarQuest #1-0153
Stoplight Switch (Brakelight Switch) - CarQuest #53-54487

Electrical / ignition

Niehoff generator brushs,DR98, will fit 1960-1964 Corvair
AC spark plugs #44F for the Corvair

GM dash headlight switch assemblycorrect for the following models:

* 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 Chevrolet 150 210 Bel Air Impala Biscayne Nomad SS etc all passenger car models
* 1958-1962 Chevrolet Corvette models
* 1960-1963 Chevrolet Series 10 through 30 (1/2 through 1 ton) truck models except for Double Duty
* 1961 1962 Chevrolet all 1/2 ton Double Duty truck models
* 1962 1963 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova and SS all models
* 1960-1963 Chevrolet Corvair and FC models
* 1959-1962 Buick ALL models EXCEPT for Special and Skylark
* 1963 Buick ALL models including Lesabre Wildcat Electra Riviera Special and Skylark

The part number is 1995099 superseded by 1995096 group number 2.485.

*****
> The late model fuel sender is 90 ohms. Full is 0 ohms (or there about)
> and empty is 90 (or is it the other way around?)
> Earlies are 45 ohms.
> Make SURE your tank sender ground and dash tab are grounded.
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oil filters
Corvair PF-4 oil filters-4
Brakes
1960-63 Corvair; 1962-63 Chevy II NOS front brake hose. Part Number 6256193. Delco
2 FRONT BRAKE HOSE 61-65 CHEVY CORVAIR GREENBRIAR TRUCK ALSO FITS: 1962-1966 CHEVY II

THIS IS A BRAND NEW ORIGINAL RAYBESTOS WHEEL CYLINDER IN IT'S ORIGINAL BOX THAT FITS THE FOLLOWING:

60-65 CHEVROLET TRUCKS 61-65 CORVAIR GREENBRIAR
55-59 EARLY MODEL CHEVROLET 55-59 EARLY MODEL PONTIAC
59 EL CAMINO 60-66 GMC TRUCKS
: WC20932
IF FOR ANY REASON YOUR CAR IS NOT LISTED ON RAYBESTOS, BUT YOU WISH TO VERIFY THE PART FITS YOUR CAR, PLEASE CALL US AT 800 631-5589

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WHEEL CYLINDERS
#20932 Wagner (Left Front)
#20933 Wagner (Right Front)
Chevrolet - 1955, 1956, 1957 - All - Fronts
Corvair - 1961 - R-1200 Forward Control -
Fronts 1962 - Forward Control - Fronts
Corvette - 1955, 1956, 1957 - All - Fronts
Chevrolet Truck - 1960, 1961 - 1/2 Ton, Models C14, C15
GMC Truck - 1960, 1961 - 1/2 Ton, 1000 Series

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1961 CHEVROLET CORVAIR 95 2.4L 145cid H6 : Brake/Wheel Hub : Wheel Cylinder

RAYBESTOS Part # WC20932{Professional Grade}
Front; Left; Front Drum Brakes; Rear Drum Brakes

RAYBESTOS Part # WC20933 More Info Front; Right; Front Drum Brakes; Rear Drum Brakes

DORMAN Part # W20932 More Info
FRONT LEFT: Bore = 1-1/8"

DORMAN Part # W20933

FRONT RIGHT: Bore = 1-1/8"

HIS IS A NEW 1961-62 MASTER CYLINDER FOR THE CORVAIR TRUCK/VAN OR THE 1946-64 CHEVY CAR - EIS brand! It is Grp #4.650 & Prt #5456789.

WHEEL CYLINDERS
#20932 Wagner (Left Front)
#20933 Wagner (Right Front)
Chevrolet - 1955, 1956, 1957 - All - Fronts
Corvair - 1961 - R-1200 Forward Control - Fronts
1962 - Forward Control - Fronts
Corvette - 1955, 1956, 1957 - All - Fronts
Chevrolet Truck - 1960, 1961 - 1/2 Ton, Models C14, C15
GMC Truck - 1960, 1961 - 1/2 Ton, 1000 Series
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ORIG DUAL MASTER CYLINDER FROM 1968 CAMARO. WILL FIT CORVAIRS, FIREBIRDS, CAMAROS AND CORVETTES THRU 1972 WITH MANUAL BRAKES. ORIGINAL DELCO MORRAINE PART # 5452310.


rockauto
RAYBESTOS Part # WC20932 Front; Left; Front Drum Brakes; Rear Drum Brakes

RAYBESTOS Part # WC20933 More Info {Professional Grade}
Front; Right; Front Drum Brakes; Rear Drum Brakes


New Old Stock Master Cylinder Kit
Wagner # FC 46355

7/8 ” Cylinder bore Will Fit CHEVROLET
1962 – 1966 Bel Air, Impala, Caprice, Biscayne (All B-Body) –All with metallic lining option
1964 – 1966 Chevelle – All with metallic Lining Option
1962 – 1966 Chevy II - Nova – All with Metallic Lining Option
1962 – 1964 Corvair- Corsa, Monza, Spyder – All with Metallic Lining Option
1963 – 1965 Corvette – All with front drum brakes

OLDSMOBILE
1965 – 1966 Olds 88, 98, Delta, Dynamic – All with heavy duty police option
1964 – 1966 Jetstar 88 – All except Manual brakes and except Heavy Duty Police Opt
1966 Toronado - All
PONTIAC
1962 - 1966 Bonneville, Catalina, Grand Prix, Safari, Starchief (All B- Body) – All Canadian with Metallic Lining Opt

1966 Bonneville, Catalina, Grand Prix, Safari, Starchief (All B- Body) – All U.S. with Power brakes

New Old Stock Master Cylinder Kit

Wagner # FC 46355 7/8 ” Cylinder bore

Will Fit CHEVROLET
1962 – 1966 Bel Air, Impala, Caprice, Biscayne (All B-Body) –All with metallic lining option

1964 – 1966 Chevelle – All with metallic Lining Option
1962 – 1966 Chevy II - Nova – All with Metallic Lining Option

1962 – 1964 Corvair- Corsa, Monza, Spyder – All with Metallic Lining Option
1963 – 1965 Corvette – All with front drum brakes

OLDSMOBILE
1965 – 1966 Olds 88, 98, Delta, Dynamic – All with heavy duty police option

1964 – 1966 Jetstar 88 – All except Manual brakes and except Heavy Duty Police Opt

1966 Toronado - All

PONTIAC
1962 - 1966 Bonneville, Catalina, Grand Prix, Safari, Starchief (All B- Body) – All Canadian with Metallic Lining Opt

1966 Bonneville, Catalina, Grand Prix, Safari, Starchief (All B- Body) – All U.S. with Power brakes

NOS Atlas Hydraulic Brake Hose 7039

I have an old Atlas parts list that shows it is for the following:

* Barracuda 1965 1966
* Corvair 1965 1966 1967
* Dart 1965 1966
* Dodge 1966
* Plymouth 1966
* Valiant 1965 1966


Suspension



Steering
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BALL JOINTS #S-2476 Western Auto
UPPER BALL JOINTS
Chevrolet - 1955 thru 1970
Corvette - 1963,thru 1980
Corvair Truck - 1961,thru 1965 - R1200 Series, FC Models

BALL JOINTS #10203 Sturdy

Chevrolet - 1965,~1970 - Upper Corvette - 1965,~ 1970 - Upper
Corvair Truck - 1961, ~1965 - R1200 Series, FC Models - Upper
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BALL JOINTS
MOOG #K-6035 Replaces GM #3886422
LOWER BALL JOINTS
Chevrolet - 1960,~ 1970 - All
Corvette - 1963,~, 1970 - All
Corvair Truck - 1961,~1965 - SR 1200, Front Wheel Cont.

ball joints
ELGIN PRO STOCK # 1K-6035
ELGIN PRO STOCK # 1K-6034
FITS::::

# CHEVROLET BELAIR 1958-1970
# CHEVROLET BISCAYNE 1958-1970
# CHEVROLET CAPRICE 1958-1970
# CHEVROLET IMPALA 1958-1970
# CHEVROLET CORVETTE 1963-1982
# CORVAIR TRUCK 1961-1965




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2 Outer Tie Rod End CHEVROLET CORVAIR 65-69 CAMARO 1967
This is a set of 2 Outer Tie Rod End WES348 R for:
CHEVROLET CORVAIR 65-69, CAMARO-FIREBIRD 1967.
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bushings
# NEW ELGIN # 4K-304 LOWER CONTROL ARM BUSHING KIT CHEVROLET ALL 1955-1957
# CHEVROLET BISCAYNE 1958-1964
# CHEVROLET ELCAMINO 1958-1963
# CHEVROLET IMPALA 1958-1964
# CHEVROLET CORVETTE 1963-1982
# CHEVROLET CORVAIR 1960-1964 ( rear suspention )
# CHEVROLET CORVAIR TRUCK 1961-1965 ( front and rear suspension )
Model: & VANS- R1200 SERIES FORWARD CONTROL MODELS

Part No Description Quantity Location Technical Lookup Footnote
4K304 Lower Control Arm 1 FrontPart
4K304 Lower Control Arm 1 Rear Part 4K5196 Upper Control Arm 2 Front Part



Bearings/ bushings
Delco Hyatt roller bearings. box read: 1 # AD11154Z17 7451321 fc rear wheel bearings nos

EM & FC shock are all the same front and rear

GABRIEL 81096 Front Shock Absorber
Guardian Shock

2013- LM shocks from Autozone.
The fronts bolted right up, and all I had to do to the rears was press out the original mounting tube from the old shock and put it into the new one. It was easy and I did it with just a vise and a couple of sockets.

The part number for the front shocks is 82109... Gabriel Shock $19.99 each
The part number for the rear shocks is 69606... Gabriel Shock $27.99 each


Koni shock list that should work for a LM

For the FRONT, part number: 343161 Which is a KONI part number for the
following.
R Ford Fairmont All 1978-81
R Ford Mustang All 1979-81
R Mercury Capri All 1979-81
R Mercury Zephyr All 1978-81

For the REAR, part number: 344098 Which is a KONI part number for the
following.
F Daihatsu Truck Rocky All 1990-92
F Honda Truck Passport All 1994-96
F Isuzu Truck (4WD) All 1988-97
F Mazda Truck (2WD) All 1986-93
F Nissan Truck Pathfinder (Exc. Adj.Susp.)1987-95
F Opel GT All 1969-73

Exhaust packings Fel-pro PN MS-9991 for the heads to logs and Fel-Pro 9993 for the logs to U-tube donuts.



Tires: Tires should be around 24.5 - 25 inches for late models, can be a bit shorter for earlies and earlies need to keep closer to stock widths than late models do unless you have rims with custom Backspacing (amount of inches from mounting plate to inner rim bead)

Good radial tire pressure for starts should be around 23 front, 32 rear. The rough equation to figure out what the “load” pressure “should” be based on a specific tire’s load capacity per PSI is as follows (figured to a 2,700 pound load)


MAX TIRE LOAD = Xlbs per PSI.
MAX PSI

FRONT Equation:

540
Xlbs per PSI

: this number is “optimum” PSI for your specific tire based on the weight on that corner of the front of the car

REAR Equation

810
Xlbs per PSI

: this number is “optimum” PSI for your specific tire based on the weight on that corner of the rear of the car


185/80-13's are great for 65-69 (LM) but are almost impossible to find.
175/80-13 would be acceptable for an EM (60-64) or LM
185/70-13 would also work for both EM and LM

195/70-14 will work for LM but might be a bit tall for an EM.
185/70-14 would be more apt to work on an EM (and would probably work for an LM)

205/60-15 will work on an LM stock height with roughly 4 1/2" B.S.
215/55-15 should work with roughly the same backspacing and should be a bit shorter than a 205/60. I could see it working alright with a lowered LM.
215/50-15 would probably work on an EM with the right backspacing. would be technically too short for a LM.


Spark Plugs:
Gapped to .035 as a general rule.

Bosch 7502 (W8AC) Copper plugs for ANY stock Corvair
NGK B5HS for Stock Corvair, B6HS for one step cooler
Autolite 275's
AC 44F and 44FF and R44F(F)

Fan Belts

Clarks belts are good. The Gates Industrial 3V560, available through real auto parts stores, is a good belt too. Both are like the original GM belt i.e. fully wrapped and relatively narrow at 3/8".

Seats that have been successfully used in Corvairs:

Many people have put different things in, and in reality...anything could be used with enough iron and welding rod...

- Mazda 626 (early/mid '90's)
- Toyota Celica ('86-'87)
- Chrysler Sebring (around '97)


Universal Joints:
369

Stock mechanical type Fuel Pump:
4886(A/C)
M3988 (carter)

Late Model Shocks:
KYB 344098 front
KYB KG5476 rear

Brake hoses:
Rear hoses H66718
Front hoses H36528

Idler Bearing and EM Fan Bearing:
Koyo bearing # 885144
Napa number BRG 885154B

LM Fan Bearings

"So where do they put the engines in these things?"
"They put em where they belong....in the rear."
No More Vair :-(
Topeka, KS
Moderator



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FUSE BLOCK clips
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 11, 2009 03:18PM

Clark's Corvair (www.Corvair.com) has them. Their part number is C9067. It is on
page 99 in their online catalog.

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Searching on this Forum
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: August 27, 2008 11:05PM

Since we do not all stay logged in here 7/24.... Many times it's faster to Search!

At the TOP BAR of EVERY window you see, will be SEARCH

1 search messages: Use a KEYword.. that is specific to what you are looking for. If using 2 or more words IE: "replace muffler", then Select EXACT PHRASE [ not all words ]

3 SEARCH AUTHORS ..IF you are looking for a persons posts.. and the USERNAME must be exact, no partials!

1 Make sure the BOTTOM line ( options: ) DATE is set for ALL DATES unless you are sure of the time frame.

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You can also use Google... a better search engine

cnicol posted this:

Try using google instead.

For example enter this in a google search box:

valve adjust site:corvaircenter.com

Format: [your term or words] site:corvaircenter.com

This yields more answers because google is more flexible on search words.
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To find your old posts to update, etc.:

you can Click on YOUR Blue Username / or anyone's for that matter, and see their last activity....email addy if they allow it and "SEE ALL POSTS"

This is how you find your old posts that you may want to up date...



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List of Books and Manuals you should get!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 27, 2008 06:43PM

Corvair Decade by Tony Fiore -- CORSA publication

Corvair Basics by CORSA Members incl. CD version, too.

Corvair Technical Manuals by CORSA members avail w/ CD

All available at: [corvair.org]




---THE CLASSIC CORVAIR. A technical maintenance and upgrade manual. 300+ pages.

---CORVAIR SECRETS. Little known design and operational facts. 165 pages.

---HOW TO IDENTIFY AND REBUILD CORVAIR ROCHESTER CARBURETORS.
-------Comprehensive carburetor information. 110 pages.

Available from Corvair Vendors and bobhelt@aol.com
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CHEVROLET CORVAIR PHOTO HISTORY by Monty Montgomery (2004)

CORVAIR AFFAIR by Mike Knepper (1982)

THE 1960-1969 CORVAIR AUTHENTICITY SERIES by Wayne Machan & Bill Bruggen (1991)

HOW TO KEEP YOUR CORVAIR ALIVE by Richard Finch (1977)

HOW TO HOTROD CORVAIR ENGINES by Bill Fisher (1969)

"Performance Corvair" by Bill Fisher and Seth Emerson! 2013!

CORVAIR TECHNICAL GUIDE. Edited by Larry Claypool and Clay Wispell (1986)



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Resizing pictures/VIDEOS and Posting VIDEOS HERE
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Date: May 19, 2009 02:54AM

Search results from this Forums Archives
Step by Step on how to post Videos.

Posting pictures that are too large:

submitted by Brent F.

Five easy steps.

(1) first, go here: [www.tinypic.com]

It's a good idea to bookmark this link, for sake of ease.

(2) select photo from your files, for upload, by using "browse" key

(2cool smiley Click on RESIZE and select "Message Board Size"

(3) Hit "upload" key and answer anti-spam question

(4) Copy the coding contained in the second box entitled: "IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards"

(5) Paste that code into the message that you want to post on Corvair Center.

Done. Simple. Voila!


OR [www.picresize.com]

Or Click here to do Multiples / batches online!



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Generic Part Number list and where to buy
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Date: May 27, 2009 04:32PM


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Re: HOW TO SEARCH HERE / List of Books Manuals/ Parts / How to Resize Photos!
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Date: July 01, 2009 05:12PM

The best way to search here is to go to google and type

site:corvaircenter.com

in addition to your search terms. It works several orders of magnitude better than the Phorum built-in search.

I would replace the search here with a google custom search if I was king.

- Ian

Ian Harding
Tacoma, Washington
1966 Monza Convertible

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How to get yourpicture/s in your Signature?
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Date: July 02, 2009 02:25AM

1 Sig pics can be stored in you Control Center /Edit my Files

2 Signature pics mus be small! 160x120 is good!

3 Make your small pic and upload to your Files or a Web SERVER

4 Click on your pic on your Files or a Web SERVER

A try Right clicking and "copy image URL"

B keep clicking on your pic until it comes up by itself... [ white page background with ONLY your pics

Copy the URL in your browsers address/ URL at the top of your page.

PASTE it into your signature AND

Add [ img ] your pics URL [/img] NO SPACES! but YES use the brackets!



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Re: Frequently asked Questions!
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Forum Lingo



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How to Identify your Engine / head!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 22, 2009 02:52AM

Courtesy of Clarks Corvair






Chevrolet made available lots of completer engines and engine parts for
service. If you will take a glance at Group 0.000 in your favorite Corvair
Parts book, you will see listed some almost complete replacement engines
available back then from your Chevrolet dealer. Also if will look at some of the

preceeding pages you will motoce instructions for modifying and completing
these engines for Corvair applications. These are the engines that
received a code "like" XX and XXZ. Please see my book THE CLASSIC CORVAIR for
a
listing of these codes and applications (as best we know).

But
In addition, just glance at group 0.030. there you will see a listing for
JUST A BARE CRANKCASE. And also a couple of listings with Crankcase,
crankshaft, and a CAM. Note that the book tells you to change the cam for
certain apps. Now these partial engines could grow into any type engine so
mostly
these CRANKCASES RECEIVED NO CODES at all. Apparently, once in a while the
mech may have devised his own code often starting wirh "CE............"

Hope that this helps.

Regards,
Bob Helt



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Hot to install your distributor and time it!
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Date: September 23, 2009 11:53PM

This and several other How To's can be found at

Many Technical articles in PLAIN English!
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Richard from Bolivia had some real good info on polishing aluminum and stainless trim:

STAINLESS: [corvaircenter.com]

ALUMINUM: [corvaircenter.com]
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LM rear patch metal panel install
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How to ID transmissions!

"How To" forum!

Jerry's World of Toys. Restoration information and more.
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How to use Choke Coils instead of Bellows for your T-stats!



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Re:Choosing the right oil for your Corvair
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Not Enough leg room? Seat Extenders!
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Date: September 24, 2009 02:45AM

Make your own in 20 minutes!

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Heater Blowers - adding a relay!
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Date: November 26, 2009 03:41AM

Compliments of Steve Goodman

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