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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: danyarger ()
Date: August 28, 2011 06:10AM

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 05:26PM

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 16, 2012 03:24AM

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



Snowy Sparta Michigan.

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: February 16, 2012 04:57AM

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

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: February 21, 2012 03:46PM

Adjusting brakes to get an even pressure to avoid wheel lock up on one wheel, and uneven braking, can be hard. It seems you most always have to readjust one to get it right.

I bought a 1"x1" piece of square pipe drilled two holes for two of the lug nut studs. Then weld on a old socket that matched my in.lb. torque wrench.

I then torque each wheel the same by following the proper method in the service manual. I then look at the reading on the torque wrench and use that number all around on each wheel. That way I have all wheels with the same pressure, which has stopped having one lock up, needing to be re adjusted.

Hope someone finds this useful.

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then!

Front profile now!

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: February 22, 2012 03:36PM

I have actually updated this.
I have now made it from 1"x1/8" flat steel.
Drill the two holes for two lug nut studs.
Then notch it out so that it goes around the spindle.
Then took a drill bit to cut the hole for the rachet and then squared up the hole up with my air saw.
It fits my 3/8 drive in. lb. torque wrench.
I can use two lug nuts to hold it on which really isn't needed.
Now I can lay under the car adjust brakes by the shop manual and then look at the torque setting. Back off the adjusters 12 or 15 clicks per shop manual, for either front or rear.
Now when I go to the rest I have the base line torque to achieve even pressure at each wheel, plus I can do it while laying under the car. Do not have to get up until I have set it to match the rest.

Works slick, you could still use this even if you have self adjusters to get your brakes started evenly. And then the adjusters can do their job.

Takes the guess work out of adjusting the brakes to get the same drag on the drums.

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then!

Front profile now!

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: 52bagman ()
Date: February 22, 2012 04:54PM

GWLee pics please. ggggg

Sam C. Saunders,Pt. Pleasant WV
68 500 cp 95 pg ash gold
66 Monza cp 110 4spd black
68 500 cp 95 3spd blue "DAIRY QUEEN CAR"

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: February 23, 2012 12:24AM

52bagman here is the pic of the brake tool. Crude but works well.


Lee A

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then!

Front profile now!

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: 52bagman ()
Date: February 23, 2012 12:28AM

X-C-LENT and Thanks. Was wondering where the leverage was applied, end or middle. Got it.

Sam C. Saunders,Pt. Pleasant WV
68 500 cp 95 pg ash gold
66 Monza cp 110 4spd black
68 500 cp 95 3spd blue "DAIRY QUEEN CAR"

1 link2 linkPhotobucket

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: Leon Renaud ()
Date: February 23, 2012 03:32PM

GWLee Wrote:
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> 52bagman here is the pic of the brake tool. Crude
> but works well.
>
>
> Lee A
Ok I understand how this works but what are the dimensions other than the wheel lug spacing? Between the wheel lug hole and the square torque wrench hole.

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: February 23, 2012 11:03PM

I made mine and others just long enough to clear the edge of the brake drum. Say maybe 6" from the lug nut bolt.

I didn't want it to far past the edge, to keep clear of the wheel well. It isn't that critical in size, if you want longer you can. It isn't about a lot of torque anyway, it is about getting the same pressure on every wheel. You have to back each off 12 or 15 clicks, depending whether front or rear per the shop manual.

I made these to keep from having to crawl under the car to readjust, until getting them to stop locking up.

I have done it without this for years, this though has stopped me from having one wheel to tight.




Leon Renaud Wrote:
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> GWLee Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 52bagman here is the pic of the brake tool.
> Crude
> > but works well.
> >
> >
> > Lee A
> Ok I understand how this works but what are the
> dimensions other than the wheel lug spacing?
> Between the wheel lug hole and the square torque
> wrench hole.

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then!

Front profile now!

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: Johnniespeed ()
Date: February 24, 2012 12:16AM

I have shown this before, but wanted to get it into this thread.
Finned transmission side cover and finned starter block off plate. I couldnt find any for sale, so I made them.

John



Snowy Sparta Michigan.

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