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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 23, 2011 06:24PM

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 23, 2011 08:03PM

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 06:54AM

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 11:16AM

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





Ray W

Minneapolis
66 Coupe 95/4spd

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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 12:40AM

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

Marco
A 62 Monza Wagon, a 63 GB 8door, a 62 R/s and a 65 Corsa Turbo coupe..

Hanging out with the scorpions, king snakes, road runners, coyotes and quails In the southern desert of the silver state
Mesquite NV 89024

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: gmgmtl ()
Date: June 20, 2011 07:21AM

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 08:13AM

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.

1963 Monza
1973 VW Thing
1964 Beetle



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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: upnorth1 ()
Date: June 20, 2011 09:42AM

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...

Chaplain Bob
135 miles from Canada

AT THE TIP OF LAKE SUPERIOR
1961 Loadside 95hp. 30 over bored and stroked. 145 block, 165 heads 4 speed
1966 Corsa clone 140 4 speed, 30 over.
1966 4 door 110 pg soon to return to factory 140 PG

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 20, 2011 11:56AM

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 12:25PM

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 20, 2011 06:28PM

Thats pretty cool matt!thumbs up







1960 4dr sedan caveman car
1961 Rampside (Chetside)
1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
1963 Monza 900 coup (General Nader)

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: upnorth1 ()
Date: June 21, 2011 01:31PM

>
> 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 95hp. 30 over bored and stroked. 145 block, 165 heads 4 speed
1966 Corsa clone 140 4 speed, 30 over.
1966 4 door 110 pg soon to return to factory 140 PG

DON'T mess with Old Men, we didn't get old by being, STUPID!!!

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: August 26, 2011 09:46AM

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 07:29AM

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 07:44AM

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 27, 2011 07:48PM

try again

Brad B
Abbotsford BC Canada

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: danyarger ()
Date: August 27, 2011 11:10PM

Maarco wrote:
"Dang! Corvair owner sure an ingenious!!!
Good work guys!"

We have to be, most of us don't have any money. lol

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: Setterz54 ()
Date: February 15, 2012 09:26AM

Man,this is great! If all you guys came to my barn with these tools think of all the work that could be done in no time at all.ggg. Seriously alot of good ideas and good ingenuity.Thanks for posting all this.

Setterz54
Fulton,MD.

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: Johnniespeed ()
Date: February 15, 2012 07:24PM

I needed to know the endplay of my input shaft, when I adapted the 4.3 to the vair transaxle.
One tool measures the protrusion of the input shaft, the other tool measures the pilot bushing depth. When placed together they show the input shaft endplay.

John

1962 Rampside, 4.3 Vortec powered.
The thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.

Sparta Michigan.


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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: February 15, 2012 08:57PM

thumbs up John with your tool and I love the vent idea for your differential. smileys with beer

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