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7 weeks ago
Alberto
Not yet I have put this on the back burner, while I am swapping engines. Once I get the engines switched I will try your recommendation. Thanks
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8 weeks ago
Alberto
Yes, When I hit the brakes hard, the right rear locks up.
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8 weeks ago
Alberto
"Parking brake adjusted too tight?" Nope, very loose & operating (releasing) correctly.
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8 weeks ago
Alberto
By overtightening I mean: I adjusted the new brakes to be quite loose. I went to an empty parking lot and, while rolling in reverse, applied the brakes, several times. I kept doing this until they were all responding nicely. Then a week or so later I took a 60+/- mile drive. Upon arrival I could feel that the brakes were dragging, and I could smell that they were hot. I went around the ca
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8 weeks ago
Alberto
Thank you, AZTROY for your feedback & concern. Let me respond: 1. "Your "good side" is filthy & wet." "A redone brake system should be clean, dry, & mostly dust free. Yours are none of those" The "good side" picture was an old photo, just to highlight the particular spring that 'self-destructed'. Rest assured that the 3 assem
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2 months ago
Alberto
I am having the problem with the right side (passenger) rear brake. You may be confused by the photo which is of the other (drivers) side. I took that photo because the spring on the side in question was destroyed.
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2 months ago
Alberto
KEN & FRANK> I did replace all hoses when I re-did the brakes. Is there a wayy to determine if the hose is failing? Or should I just go ahead & replace the hose & wheel cylinder?
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2 months ago
Alberto
Thank you all for your help. I am still not sure what the probem is, however when I disassembledeverything, I found that the spring in the picture was there, but broken & crushed. Could this be the culprit?
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2 months ago
Alberto
WAGONMASTER, The drums still come off fairly easily. This could be the problem: "...one or both wheel cyl. pistons sporadically hanging up in their bores..." The hoses & wheel cyl. are all new.
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2 months ago
Alberto
JJOHNSONJO, What notches are you referring to? On the star wheel?
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2 months ago
Alberto
WOW! Thank you all for your help! Let me reply: 1.After reviewing all of the info. sent regarding the adjuster & star wheel, I am sure that it is the on the correct side, tightens in te correct direction & has been cleand & is operating correctly. (It is currently adjusted IN all of the way (brakes are as loose as they can be.) 2. I redid (& cleaned) the brakes less than 50
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2 months ago
Alberto
Thanks Rod, Pushing downward on the adjusting wheel (as it is shown) tightens the brakes. I believe that is correct?
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2 months ago
Alberto
I do not believe it is bent or incorrect? Check me out on the photo.
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2 months ago
Alberto
I have redone my whole (stock) brake system. The right rear brake keeps overtightening 'self adjusting'. I cannot figure out why this is happening. Any guidance would be apreciated. Thanks, Al
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1 year ago
Alberto
Still in the market, though, for a 'numbers correct' re-buildable 65 Turbo engine.
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1 year ago
Alberto
I had the same problems starting my 140 cold after it had been sitting for a week or 2. I put new chokes on both sides and then put a flow-thru electric fuel pump with a push button switch (must continue to press to keep 'on'). I run the electric pump about 10~15 seconds before trying to start. Doing these 2 things (and retarding the timing to 15 BTC) has cured the problem.
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1 year ago
Alberto
Thank you, all for your recommendations. I will follow up & have "Fun" rebuilding to a Turbo!
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1 year ago
Alberto
Matt, Thanks. I will contact them! Al
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1 year ago
Alberto
Yes, I have the "Corvair Junkyard Primer" ... Very good reference. Yes, numbers are correct on the ID plate for a '65 Turbo. Yes, I have been a member of the SDCC for about a year ... still looking locally for a good rebuildable motor, a good mechanic and machine shop. Thanks, Al
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1 year ago
Alberto
66Vairman,Thanks Do you have the names of some reputable machinists? Yes, I want to restore to "numbers correct" if possible. Maybe update some of the internals, but keep it looking completely original.
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1 year ago
Alberto
I live in San Diego, CA. I have a 1965 Corsa Turbo that, somewhere in its' history was changed over to a 140 w/4 carbs. I would like to restore it to a 'numbers correct' Turbo. Is there a: ~ good Corvair mechanic that anyone can recommend OR ~ a rebuildable Turbo engine in my area?
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1 year ago
Alberto
Thanks for the help! I have adjusted the valves, added oil treatment for the hyd. lifters, added octane booster to the gas & retarded the timing to 14 btc @ 750. This has cured about 95% of the 'rattle' when hot & under heavy load/acceleration. 'Good enough' for now.
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1 year ago
Alberto
'Terrible Ted', Yes. It is a 0330 Distributer ? The Vac. Adv. has "370" on the arm, not sure if that is the # you are referring to.
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1 year ago
Alberto
'Terrible Ted', I have not checked the distributor yet. Also need to check carbon build up & plug Temp. range. Replacing brake lines today! Thanks for everyone's help as I get 'up to speed' w/Corsa! Al
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1 year ago
Alberto
Thank you all for the helpful suggestions. Yes, it is a 140 ~ 4carb setup. Yes, I have removed, cleaned & replaced all of the sheet metal cowling. I replaced the spark plugs with new NGK’s recommended by Clark’s, but I do not know how to check the heat range. I do not believe that the engine is running too hot. The gage is showing 300+/- & when my fan belt broke a while back it went r
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1 year ago
Alberto
I am new to Corvairs. I have a 65 Corsa in fair condition. I have had a “rattle” under load when warm/hot. I assume it is predetination. Timing is set at 16btc @ 750. Using 93 octane with ‘octane booster’. Any ideas? Can it be valves? Thanks, Al
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