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5 weeks ago
TIBCO
Yes Frank, I have seen them. I installed them in my dash 15 years ago when I rebuilt my instrument cluster. I recently saw them in a friend's 65 Corsa. So, I am relatively confident they belong there. However, I will say that the 1816 bulbs that are manufactured today seem to be a tad bit longer than the original. When I replaced the ones in my Corsa cluster, I had to make a bushing to
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5 weeks ago
TIBCO
The 1816 bulbs were specified for the speedometer and tachometer in the Corsa instrument cluster.
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5 weeks ago
TIBCO
I installed a new cardboard box in my 66 with A/C. I seem to recall that all I did was compress the two ends to flatten it out. Then inserted it at an angle and let the sides pop back out and then pulled it into place. Been in the car for close to 10 years now.
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4 months ago
TIBCO
Maybe the low gear band?
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5 months ago
TIBCO
Great. Glad to know I wasn't imagining things. Now for the next question, wouldn't hi-temp RTV work in place of the specialty coatings that GM recommended back in the 60's? Something that wouldn't harden or permanently bond the two pieces together.
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5 months ago
TIBCO
James, Did you use the national reservation line or call the hotel directly? If you did not call the hotel directly (770) 487-2666. Be sure to mention CORSA in the reservation.
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5 months ago
TIBCO
Am I wrong or did the factory use some kind of sealer around the top shroud at the assembly plant? Think I saw a car recently that I believe is pretty much original that had some. Could have been done any time in the life of the car. Just wondering.
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5 months ago
TIBCO
oh, that doesn't look good. I think I would try a time-sert first. If that doesn't work, I doubt the "super pro" stud will work either.
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5 months ago
TIBCO
I agree with Jim regarding the signatures. I just happened to be out shoveling snow when mine arrived. The guy just dropped it at the door. I asked him if he needed a signature and he just shrugged and let me sign the pad. If I hadn't been there, it would not have been signed. Oh well, the fan arrived safe and sound and we don't have a lot of trouble with "porch pirates"
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5 months ago
TIBCO
Still waiting on mine. SIGH Hope it comes soon.
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6 months ago
TIBCO
vairboy, I really think you will like the new location. It is also located really close to the Interstate so it is really easy to find. give it a try.
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6 months ago
TIBCO
Well, just my 2 cents worth, but the move to Ann Arbor was a huge step up. The hotel is a lot nicer with two large conference rooms available. In fact we used both of them this past summer. Also, they have a very nice kitchen on site and best of all, plenty of parking. I am looking forward to going back again. As Ken mentioned, we got bumped because our August date conflicted with all th
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8 months ago
TIBCO
Sorry to be so late to this thread, but wanted to say a word or two about the resistors. As noted they are different from the heater only and may be getting hard to find good used. New ones are virtually non existent. But there is an alternative. Google part number 3929055 and you will find the resistor used in other GM products from the late 60's. Their values are a bit lower than the
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10 months ago
TIBCO
Great pics and a nice trip I'm sure. As for the oil consumption, 1 liter, (quart +/-) that is not bad at all for 2600 miles.
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10 months ago
TIBCO
Have to agree with 66 vairman. If the rings were completely worn out, which they do not appear to be in the photo, you still wouldn't get that kind of a gap.
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10 months ago
TIBCO
Just one comment on Mark's post. Usually, I agree with just about everything he says, as he is far more experienced than me. However, I take issue with his comment regarding the condenser. I find the O-ring fittings to be a huge bonus over the barb fittings. They are much easier to install and almost never leak. The same cannot be said of the barb fittings, especially if using the barri
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10 months ago
TIBCO
66vairman wrote "Better cooling is more about pushing more air through it, not running the evaporator below freezing." This, I believe, is why newer cars push so much more air than our cars do and at a higher temperature. I tested my Honda Pilot on a very warm afternoon, and the temperature of the air coming out the center vent never got below 50 degrees. Yet it was plenty cool insi
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10 months ago
TIBCO
Agree with 66vairman. I run the exact same system. The only thing I did differently was to install a new evaporator coil that I purchased from Oldair.com. The big difference between the new coil and the old is that the coils are all copper which makes for a better transfer of heat than aluminum. Also, the new coil already has the male o-ring fittings rather than the barb fittings of the origi
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10 months ago
TIBCO
Add me to the two who think it's the flex plate. It couldn't be the crankshaft as the knocking would only get worse with the increase in RPM's.
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10 months ago
TIBCO
I broke one in the late 1970's. It was an 80 HP engine in a 61 Rampside. I didn't know at first what was wrong. The engine just began to vibrate badly all of a sudden. It was late at night and I was still about 10 miles from home. I limped home at about 40 MPH and the next day, I opened the engine and found out what had happened.
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11 months ago
TIBCO
Actually, it was 18 seconds, but we get the idea. Nice job Dean.
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11 months ago
TIBCO
Shortest dang 20 MINUTES of my life.
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11 months ago
TIBCO
Well, I have to agree with Richard. Unless you really are set on making the trip, why not just use another 64-69 case? I have 140 heads on a 110 block and couldn't care less. There really isn't any "matching" numbered Corvairs until you get to the 69's. So, unless you have a really pristine, original car, why go to all the trouble and expense?
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1 year ago
TIBCO
It just doesn't look as if it's thick enough to do anything. I'll be anxious to see how it does.
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1 year ago
TIBCO
What is it supposed to insulate against?
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1 year ago
TIBCO
I seem to recall there was a pad mounted to the truck where that box just dead ended. I took mine apart and pulled all that insulation out. Why is it even there? It is the only part of the entire duct system to have any. Look at the diagram in Clark's catalogue and I think you will find the pad I am talking about.
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1 year ago
TIBCO
When I use the Ignitor 1, I run full 12 volts to the ignitor, NOT to the coil. I run the stock coil and use the resister wire to feed the coil. That is per the instructions, IF I RECALL CORRECTLY. The coil in my car now is the original that was in it back in 1966. Engine will rev to 6000 with no trouble. You might want to try my method.
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1 year ago
TIBCO
TWO THUMBS UP FOR RICHARD
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1 year ago
TIBCO
That's right Matt. In fact, Beth and I had just finished lunch in Laughlin with Kevin Willson and his then girl friend. It was just a short drive away. the burros were great.
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