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New and Old Tricks
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: June 12, 2018 06:02PM

I just bought a couple books to help me keep this old bird flying. Already found a couple useful things in "Corvair Alive" (the 70's version). Performance is a little more dense, but I'm sure it will be valuable.

Eric

Eric C. Player
Porterville, CA
- National Member, CORSA
- Member: Central Coast CORSA
- Former Member: Vintage CORSA Orange County & South Coast CORSA Los Angeles California Chapters. Member, ISA (Int. Screenwriter's Assn.), SAG Eligible, and Producer's Guild Aspirant


* Then: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red/1965 Monza 110 Purple/
1967 Monza 140 Red/1966 500 110 Black/1965 Monza 110 Yellow
* Now: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo Project. Getting there.



"Chevrolet's Corvair was a maverick machine, a rear-engined renegade born out of spite and genius." -- Sports Car Graphic, August 1969

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Re: New and Old Tricks
Posted by: 7004doorL ()
Date: June 12, 2018 06:57PM

Remember to install the cylinder baffles before the Heads.

Corvair Alive Number 8 has Engine assembly order incorrect. Page 61.

One Cannot install the pushrod tubes after installing and applying torque to the Cylinder Heads.

Go ahead and kill me now.


Mike
1960 4 Door
80 HP PG

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Re: New and Old Tricks
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: June 12, 2018 07:00PM

I feel your pain 700!!!

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Re: New and Old Tricks
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: June 12, 2018 08:13PM

That's interesting about the incorrect order in Corvair Alive, esp. considering the author. I bought the older version because it seem to have a few more chapters in it then the newer one. Did they fix that issue in the newer one?

Eric C. Player
Porterville, CA
- National Member, CORSA
- Member: Central Coast CORSA
- Former Member: Vintage CORSA Orange County & South Coast CORSA Los Angeles California Chapters. Member, ISA (Int. Screenwriter's Assn.), SAG Eligible, and Producer's Guild Aspirant


* Then: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red/1965 Monza 110 Purple/
1967 Monza 140 Red/1966 500 110 Black/1965 Monza 110 Yellow
* Now: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo Project. Getting there.



"Chevrolet's Corvair was a maverick machine, a rear-engined renegade born out of spite and genius." -- Sports Car Graphic, August 1969

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Re: New and Old Tricks
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: June 12, 2018 08:43PM

The most important book for you is 65 shop manual. In fact I just referred you to the shop manual in your thread about alternator removal.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

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Re: New and Old Tricks
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: June 12, 2018 08:50PM

Yeah I have one of those. Just out of curiosity, is there no 66 shop manual with relevant updates?

Eric C. Player
Porterville, CA
- National Member, CORSA
- Member: Central Coast CORSA
- Former Member: Vintage CORSA Orange County & South Coast CORSA Los Angeles California Chapters. Member, ISA (Int. Screenwriter's Assn.), SAG Eligible, and Producer's Guild Aspirant


* Then: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red/1965 Monza 110 Purple/
1967 Monza 140 Red/1966 500 110 Black/1965 Monza 110 Yellow
* Now: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo Project. Getting there.



"Chevrolet's Corvair was a maverick machine, a rear-engined renegade born out of spite and genius." -- Sports Car Graphic, August 1969

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Re: New and Old Tricks
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: June 12, 2018 09:34PM

playerpage Wrote:
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> Yeah I have one of those. Just out of curiosity,
> is there no 66 shop manual with relevant updates?


No, '65 only.
BUT. . . . they made yearly supplements.

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: New and Old Tricks
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: June 13, 2018 09:22AM

Eric - look here [corvaircenter.com] to find the correction list of errors in the Shop Manuals.

Not a ding on GM, one has to remember the shop manuals were made without computer assistance and while very low, there are some errors.

Another issue is references are made to values in a chapter, but the values may be in the back of the manual in the specifications sheets.

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Re: New and Old Tricks
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: June 13, 2018 09:38AM

Nice book cover photo, Eric. The Irony is that I wrote the book (with Bill) on the left, but the book on the right has a picture of me driving my car on the cover! Another very handy book is the "Corvair Basics" book, available from Corsa or Clarks Corvair.

Final note - maybe Richard, in his assembly order goof, was really just trying to describe the way most of us did it our first time. DOH!

Seth Emerson

Check my new Performance Corvair Web site [www.perfvair.com]

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