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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: dansk ()
Date: April 23, 2011 01:20AM

You are so welcome Dan, my pleasure!
Dann

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: 62corvan ()
Date: April 23, 2011 10:53PM

And.... How you made it would be helpful smileys with beer

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: danyarger ()
Date: April 23, 2011 10:55PM

I'm surprised this thread isn't a sticky yet. It would be great for reference.

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 24, 2011 01:24AM

danyarger Wrote:
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> I'm surprised this thread isn't a sticky yet. It
> would be great for reference.

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Dan, not everything can be a Sticky....

I will link it to the FAQ's





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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: danyarger ()
Date: April 24, 2011 03:03AM

Mattnall wrote.
"Dan, not everything can be a Sticky"

Three things that will make anything sticky
1) Honey
2) Wet Paint
3) Rubber cementgrinning smiley

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: April 24, 2011 01:54PM

Here is my latest tool.
When I got back to Tarija yesterday after 5 weeks in Santa Cruz I decided I should fill the carbs before cranking. So this handy tool jumps the two terminals of my fuel pump switch, turning it on and filling the carbs.

It doubles as the garage door key.

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: Ray W ()
Date: April 24, 2011 06:16PM

This took too much fussing. Next time I'll use and electronic scale.





Ray W

Minneapolis

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: lgoodwin ()
Date: June 20, 2011 05:11AM

Here's the Tranny Topper (patent pending) I made to top up the gear oil in my transmission. Pour the desired amount in the cup, place end of pipe in the filler hole, and pull out the stopper. The cup has graduation marks (it's a liquid laundry detergent cap). Didn't spill one drop!



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1962 900 sedan needs a home1967 Monza 140/4-spd1968 500 coupe (now my son's)1983 Mexican Mustang 5.0

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: Marco_a_p ()
Date: June 20, 2011 07:40AM

Dang! Corvair owner sure an ingenious!!!
Good work guys!

I've seen, owned, and used some of these, some of these are very simple and look very effective.

Good thread! thumbs up

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: gmgmtl ()
Date: June 20, 2011 02:21PM

This is posted elsewhere by others but should be included in this thread. When removing the emergency cable from the backing plate use a small hose (screw type) to hold the fingers down on the flange.
GMoore

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: kirk ()
Date: June 20, 2011 03:13PM

I just used a single toothbrush bristle to clean out a discharge port in my carb. I held the bristle with long handled needle nose pliers.

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: upnorth1 ()
Date: June 20, 2011 04:42PM

Moto showed a long section {24"} of allthread with a plate on one end and bolts on the other. That tool is used to release the springs from the crossmember of an FC. at least the one we made was used for that vehicle.

really slick and safe!!!

btw, still wrap a chain around it when re-installing springs and shocks...

It would help if we could tag the pix with the tool function, and I agree, a STICKY would be great. that is if we all want to recognize we need help installing parts...

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 20, 2011 06:56PM

upnorth1 Wrote:
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> It would help if we could tag the pix with the
> tool function, and I agree, a STICKY would be
> great. that is if we all want to recognize we need
> help installing parts...
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Bob... it's already there!! But nobody looks!! let alone SEARCH!! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out





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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools - Valve Spring Tester
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 20, 2011 07:25PM

Here's a Valve Spring tester that uses a Torque wrench!

Decades ago... no one owned a specific tester , like those sold today for $80 plus..

And Corvairs are upside down... valves above the pushrods...then there's the engine sheet metal in the way.

I recently found this in my stash of tools / parts from a long time ago, when Greg Miller looked like he might need it...

The older part requires the rockers be removed...and a long bolt is used thru a Block stud hole in the head if the head is off the engine.

Being older and lazier... I fab'd up the Claw.. to allow use with the rockers installed..

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: June 21, 2011 01:28AM

Thats pretty cool matt!thumbs up



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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: upnorth1 ()
Date: June 21, 2011 08:31PM

>
> Bob... it's already there!! But nobody looks!!
> let alone SEARCH!! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

I love you too Matt, tell the truth, you just wanted to tell me to SEARCH!!!


lol

Chaplain Bob
135 miles from Canada

AT THE TIP OF LAKE SUPERIOR
1961 Loadside 110 140 4 speed, 30 over. 4 speed
1966 Corsa clone
1966 4 door 110 pg

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: August 26, 2011 04:46PM

Found the differential adjuster sleeve tool my Dad made in the 70's at his shop.

The curved handle gets you over the center of the differential.

Kinda crude but works great...back then we made everything with an acetylene torch.


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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: Ronnie ()
Date: August 27, 2011 02:29PM

Here is another version of the differential adjuster sleeve tool. Mine can be used together with an impact wrench, for quick disassembly of a differential.

Ronnie Stensson
Sweden

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: tryquetue ()
Date: August 27, 2011 02:44PM

this is a tool for removeing rusted piston/cylinders

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: tryquetue ()
Date: August 28, 2011 02:48AM

try again

Brad B
Abbotsford BC Canada

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