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2 months ago
jeffmort
So I have corrected my throttle linkage. I replaced an aftermarket swivel joint linkage piece with the a stock link (the link from the crossover shaft to the carb). I also found that the cross shaft was installed backwards so I flipped it around and installed it correctly. After doing this I was able to set the throttle linkage properly getting the linkage to to the carb's throttle stop boss
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2 months ago
jeffmort
My gauge appears to be good. I disconnected it at the manifold and used my air compressor set to 15 lbs, stuck the air compressor nozzle in the disconnected vacuum line, pressed the air nozzle and the gauge read 15 lbs. I did notice that the carburetor cross shaft was installed backwards so I flipped it around to the correct orientation and was able to get my linkage set up properly to achieve 1
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2 months ago
jeffmort
Thanks. Ill go through adjustment procedure and see what happens.
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2 months ago
jeffmort
Rocco- I have run the car up to over 5000 RPM's and held it there (may attempts) as you have described (engine warm, 3rd gear, yup slight incline as well as flat, etc.) and get no boost. Steve- Yes I stuck my finger into compressor to spin the turbine wheel - the wheel spun smoothly. Wolf Industries (Grant) just fully rebuilt the turbo and tested it before returning it to me.
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2 months ago
jeffmort
Thanks for the info. Car hasn't had boost since i have owned it - been trying to sort it out along with other issues for a while now. What I have done: 1) All throttle linkage parts from pedal to carb have been refurbished, replaced, lubed, etc. - everything moves freely and happily. 2) Top of pedal is 3.1" from carpet. 3) I just had carb and turbo rebuilt by respected Corvair guy
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2 months ago
jeffmort
My car is a 1965 Corsa turbo (all stock). I am not getting any boost from my turbo and I am thinking my problem may be that my throttle linkage is not adjusted properly which is not allowing me to get to wide open throttle when my gas pedal is fully depressed. My questions are: 1) How can I tell if/when my carb throttle plate if fully open when the carb is installed on the car? 2) Is the carb
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1 year ago
jeffmort
Good ideas - I do plan to replace any rubber hoses while I’m in there and use the steel T as suggested (makes sense to me). I am getting my parts list together now.
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1 year ago
jeffmort
got it. so I guess I know what I am working on next - gas leaks take priority!
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1 year ago
jeffmort
More good tips. My pan for now is too drive the car more and a bit harder to see if the turbo wakes up. If it doesn't, I will start digging deeper. American Mel- You mentioned to check the rubber "T" as a possible fuel leak issue - where is this "T" located so I can check it and replace if needed. Also, do I need to drop the tank to replace the rubber filler section -
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1 year ago
jeffmort
All good tips. As far as “getting into the throttle” I didn’t really run it up much (maybe to just around 4000/4500 - easing into it). Next time I will hit it harder as you suggested and see what happens. I will test and report back. Other issue that is more pressing is that I have fuel leak at the gas tank - it looks to be where the filler pipe meets the rubber filler section and then translat
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1 year ago
jeffmort
The turbo unit was recently (4 years ago) serviced by a reputable guy - Ken Hand. He did the following work on the turbo: Turbo reseal Turbo exhaust inlet gasket Turbo carb gasket Turbo exhaust outlet gasket With this additional info, should I look at something else? How do I check for leaks? Also, should the vacuum gauge go into the positive when the turbo kicks in? I will take car t
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1 year ago
jeffmort
So I had a chance to drive the car for the my first real drive around to get used to it. Here is what I noticed: The engine has a very hard time starting cold but once it warmed up it idled very nicely and reliable at around 750 RPM. It would restart easily when it was warm. Engine was smooth while under load - no strange noise or pinging, car accelerated nicely without any lag/bog, it decelerat
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1 year ago
jeffmort
Ken, Thanks for taking the time to talk with me and help me understand.
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1 year ago
jeffmort
I do have a few questions about this car that you guys may be able to help with. I am trying to confirm which engine, differential and transmission are in this car. From reading Ray's past posts and looking at casting numbers, etc., I am 99% sure the transmission and diff are 1966 or later units. I determined this by the fact that there are 6 mounting bolts (instead of 4 bolts for 65 and e
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1 year ago
jeffmort
From reading Ray's posts on this forum it appears that he owned a 1963 that he called Old Blue or something close to that? I guess this car that I bought was his more current Corvair that he appeared to have purchased in 2015 +/-. In any event, here it is now - I received it yesterday so it 'm still trying to learn what I have and generally find my way around it.
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1 year ago
jeffmort
66vairman - I will review your message. If it means anything to the forum members here, it turns out this Corvair that I bought was previously owned by a Corvair Center forum member - Ray Chappell from Marysville, WA. Apparently Ray passed away away a year ago or so. A classic car dealer in the WA area was selling the car for his wife. I found his name on a receipt for the cylinder head work
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1 year ago
jeffmort
Bob, Thanks for the input. I plan to call Ken today to see if he remembers doing this particular job. I just joined both the Corsa club and the local San Diego club.
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1 year ago
jeffmort
Hello- I'm a new Corvair owner as of today! Well I guess its my second Corvair - first one was a 1965 Monza that I purchased when I was in high school in 1983. I didn't know a thing about Corvairs then, other than my engine fell out one time while driving! Now I know a lot more about cars and have had many 1960-70's Chevy's (multiple Camaros, Corvette, Nova, etc.). Now I am
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1 year ago
jeffmort
Thanks.
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1 year ago
jeffmort
Hello- I am a new Corvair owner in the San Diego area. I am looking to make contact with the San Diego Corsa Club. Does anyone have an email or phone number of a contact at SDCC? Thanks. jeff
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