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jazzworkerbee
My car is just for fun in canyons, so I have drums in the rear. I went with single pistons only because they were the cheapest I could find. I think the bore is 2.5”, but I don’t know the coverage. Some people insist that singles cover more surface area than duals, but I ain’t building a race car, so I never bothered to learn any further. Discs up front will make a world of difference over stock
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jazzworkerbee
I installed the single piston version of the Wilwood D154 on my 65 Corsa turbo last winter. They were NOS, so I got a stupid deal on them! I too used the Scarebird brackets and the calipers fit well, despite reports from a few years ago that they needed a little trimming to fit Wilwoods. Further, finding wheels that didn't rub those GIGANTIC calipers was a bit of a hassle. Since I wasn'
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10 days ago
jazzworkerbee
PM sent.
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17 days ago
jazzworkerbee
I ordered an antenna from Classic Muscle nearly two weeks ago and it has yet to arrive. In the meantime, I found a local listing for a 110 car that has an Impala style antenna, mounted on the rear. Looks good to me!
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24 days ago
jazzworkerbee
I was just thinking about this issue a few days ago when I removed the shroud from my engine. I plan to just wrap it and when I do my engine build, I'll have it all ceramic coated.
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30 days ago
jazzworkerbee
Turns out, the shaft that was pressed into the crank case cover is at the right height and the binding is because the spacer between the two bearings (inside the housing) is too short. When I tighten down on the cap screw, they bind. This was confirmed with the assembly off the car, using a long 5/8” bolt that was left over from my rear swing arm mod. The nut and bolt only made contact with the i
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4 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
The Retro folks have a power version of the sway back design that they're quite proud of! If I can come up with an excuse to drop $200 on an antenna, it would make a luxurious addition to the car and deter youngsters from breaking it off. That was a major problem for my buddy's dad who had the 63 Impala
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5 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
That's it precisely! My buddy's dad had a metal flake (money color) green, 63 Impala when I was a kid, That car was STUNNING!
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5 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
My 65 Corsa has a rear antenna hole on the passenger side. The original is pretty beat up and should be replaced. I have always liked the sway back look that is common on Impalas and would like to know if one of those will fit on a Corvair? If not, then will the antenna from an EM work? If neither of these work, does anyone have a suggestion? Thanks,
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6 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
I don’t know yet, because I’m still sorting out some issues. I have heard from a few folks who have mounted their arms upside down and have had no issues. It’s fairly common among hot rodders. In my case, it appears as though there is way less stress on the rod joint. However, there are folks on the forum who tried it and didn’t like it.
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6 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
Thanks! I went with the cheap, stainless turbo muffler from Flowmaster, the Flow FX. Haven’t installed it yet.
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6 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
When that happened to my car (before I bought it), it was the fuel pump. The ethanol in the fuel wrecked the diaphragm and it leaked all over, causing a fire. One of the first things I did was to switch to an electric pump.
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6 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
The oil that goes to the turbo splits off before the cooler, so "hot" oil is sent to the bearing. I'm still new to this, but all of modern turbocharged setups I have seen send cooled oil to the turbo bearing once the engine oil reaches a certain temp. That should make for more efficient and longer lasting operation for a Corvair. Ostensibly, the extra oil pressure from the high
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6 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
Thank you! PM sent.
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6 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
I am interested so I can add an oil cooler for my turbo, but I read somewhere that they are hard on the internals in the crank case. Is that true?
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6 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
I’ll be adding LEDs to my dash this winter!
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7 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
I used this one from Capri and it was amazing! It’s so small that I made some of the flares on the car. Capri Tools 3/16 in. Double Flaring Tool (CP21110-316)
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7 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
I plan on being there, but my car isn’t drivable yet.
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7 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
So now, the starter just clicks when I turn the key, but no spin. Not sure why it's happening. Any ideas?
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7 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
Well, assuming that the height of the shaft and seat for the bottom inner race is right, then I can't just add a spacer underneath to solve the problem. As it sits now, the inner race of the top bearing is as Nash described. In that case, I'm not sure of how to "properly" address the fitment issue. However, the original problem was created when the bottom half unscrewed its
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7 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
Are the top of the shaft and the inner race supposed to be level? Mine is recessed about 1/8” inch or so. If it’s supposed to be flush, then there’s the problem.
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7 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
At Ray’s suggestion, I used blue thread locker when we thought that was the only issue. Should have done a dry run because it’s on there now, but good… I’m out of map gas and the local sores are as well. Tried using a heat gun, but the parts that need the heat the most are underneath the fan, so the heat distribution is less than ideal. Further, I’m getting to the point where I’m starting to nick
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7 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
Just tried your second suggestion and oddly enough, when I push down on the housing with the cap off, it spins, but with some noticeable friction. It's not as bad as with the cap off, but not as good with no cap at all. Even with the cap off, there's still a little sound as indicated in the first video I posted. Another thing that's stumping me is why the housing isn't scr
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7 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
63turbo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > what do the seals on both the top and bottom look like? do they have evidence of rubbing? Not that I can tell, but there is evidence on the bottom of the cap. the other thing, how tight is the cartridge in the fan hub? If the cartridge is not fully seated on the shoulder of the fan hub, the bearings will get tight
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7 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
As far as I can tell, mine doesn’t look any different than the one in the old demo photos. I’m stumped.
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7 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
Thank you! I’ll ask Ray about it. I really hope it’s that simple. Does anyone have a picture of one?
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7 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
This is how it looks with the cap off and resting on the shaft.
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7 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
the Pieces in question.
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7 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
when I had the housing off the fan, the bearings spun freely and were quiet. Not sure, because the unit I have is the only one of these that I have seen.
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7 weeks ago
jazzworkerbee
You mean the shaft that mounts in the top cover of the block is too short? I think I'll need a picture to understand that because it didn't come with a spacer from Ray. He made them a long time ago and the one I ended up with was the last, demo unit that was Frankensteined together. Maybe he just forgot a piece? Daniel
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