……
Corvair DiagramCorvair Photo
Corvair Center
home forum corvairs calendar links Corvair Podcast
California Corvairs
Clarks Corvair
Clarks Corvair
“CORSA"



Chevy Corvair License Plate
Chevy Corvair Chrome Wheel
Corvair Center Forum :  Corvair Center Phorum - presented by CORSA The fastest message board... ever.
Corvair Center 

Pages: 123Next
Current Page: 1 of 3
Results 1 - 30 of 90
10 days ago
PequotMonza64
Thanks for the suggestion. If I can source some locally, I might try it. In the usual unexplainable manner of Amazon pricing, the Parker Hannifin 2GF-4 come in two ways: 1 (one) for $15.61 or 10 (ten) for $14.82 I know Amazon isn't the best place to get everything in the world. I'm going to check it out today and see if it's still leaking before doing anything els
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
11 days ago
PequotMonza64
Looks good, anyway.
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
11 days ago
PequotMonza64
Right carb had a mismatched inlet valve needle and seat. The seat that came with the carb kit didn't thread in easily, so I had decided to use the original seat. I somehow got the needle from one set in the valve body of a different set, so it was loose and just flopping around. Replaced it with the needle I had taken out (which was Viton and looked fine), reassembled, and the problem was
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
11 days ago
PequotMonza64
First thing I tried, Jim! ;-) I think I may have not installed the jet properly, but that doesn't explain why the other carb is working. I'll take the tops off of the carbs later this afternoon and check my work. Then I'll report back.
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
12 days ago
PequotMonza64
Well, there ain't no dirt in there, and the float levels are right, but I think something got messed up when I put the top half of the carb back on. I'll pull it off and see if I can see anything. Check the needle and seat. Thanks, Colorsarge. Two granddaughters staying over tonight, so maybe tomorrow afternoon.
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
12 days ago
PequotMonza64
This is one of those shoot from the hip posts where I have a problem but I haven't really thought it through yet. To some, I apologize. To others, here's your chance to spare my brain and look really smart. So...I got my 1964 110 hp Monza engine back together last night except for the air cleaners. Cranked fine but would not start. Been busy with granddaughters today, but did realize
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
13 days ago
PequotMonza64
Grateful for the responses. After reading your posts, I found the diagram I had printed out that called out the screw/bolt sizes. Then I actually found my 3/8-16 tap and was able to chase the threads. I think it was the only non-metric tap still in the kit. Thanks
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
13 days ago
PequotMonza64
Thanks, Tim. I found a 13 minute video I took of the whole engine compartment still together, and it looks like those are the bolts in the video, too.
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
13 days ago
PequotMonza64
First of all, apologies for being testy about screw identification with Frank DuVal and RobertC a while back, because now I have a screw ID question. And sometimes it is hard to tell the difference, Frank, when those small screws are involved, especially if you've been painting. Where the RH passenger side air filter support attaches over the engine shroud and into the aluminum cylinder h
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
15 days ago
PequotMonza64
Thanks, Alphasud. Worthwhile advice.
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
15 days ago
PequotMonza64
Very, very helpful, Ken. And this car did run on a bit after it was shut off. Also, Alphasud. Very helpful. I'll be getting to this in the next few days (I hope) and I'll remember these comments and some others as well. Tonight, I cleaned (really cleaned) the generator and painted it with Underhood Black which is what I had on hand. Should look good. I went fancy and painted t
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
15 days ago
PequotMonza64
Kims65 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Absolutely needed down the "black hole" at the rear of the engine compartment. > > Happy fishing! > > John G. > '64 Greenbrier > Central PA John G. wins the prize...which is yet to be determined!
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
15 days ago
PequotMonza64
cnicol Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Flexible magnetic pick-up tools? Yes, Craig. And they go where on the car, primarily. I think Colorsarge was on the wrong track...
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
15 days ago
PequotMonza64
Received this set of essential Corvair tools this afternoon. They are extremely flexible and can move around corners and get under things. Guess what they are used for.
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
15 days ago
PequotMonza64
Still reassembling the engine, Frank. I understand about the stalling issue. Can't tell you what the revs were when I picked up the car and drove it home, but I would guess at least 1500 rpm, not racing but noticeably high. When in drive, the revs dropped to what sounded like a normal speed. I was really just asking about the factory spec which tells you to set the idle speed with the car
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
15 days ago
PequotMonza64
Lane, I'm very pleased with those numbers. For a car that's new to me, I just wanted to know there wasn't anything seriously unbalanced or low. This tells me things are in pretty good shape and that I don't have to worry about it. Thanks for the feedback.
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
15 days ago
PequotMonza64
I'm not overthinking anything. It's a simple question related to why the factory specs and procedures are what they are.
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
16 days ago
PequotMonza64
When I got this car, it idled quite high in neutral, even when the engine was warmed up, and then much slower and seemed about right in drive. I know the spec is to set the idle rpm with the Powerglide in drive. So, why does it need to idle so fast when in neutral? Is the Powerglide such a load even when you're not moving?
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
16 days ago
PequotMonza64
MattNall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Most likely an overbored engine in great shape! I'll bet "bored" from only 42k in 58 years, Matt! Tim, all plugs were clean (no fouling) but black, and I suspect it had been running rich. I have rebuilt the carbs as carefully as I could following Bob Helt's book to the letter, so we'l
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
16 days ago
PequotMonza64
I wanted to check my compression while things are off the top of the engine and access is easy and also in case there was anything drastically wrong. Here's what I got. Engine cold. Had not run for weeks. cylinder 1 170 cylinder 3. 165 cylinder 5. 165 Cylinder 2 159 cylinder 4. 175 cylinder 6. 171 Upper engine shroud off. Carbs not installed. Mechanical gas pump ins
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
16 days ago
PequotMonza64
;-) Dale, I know about bean counters. It brings to mind when I worked for a company that sold service agreements, and I was responsible for four hospitals in one system and two others. Using medical imaging as an example, the people in that department would specify what coverage they wanted, and that included very expensive components that might 25 years ago have cost $50k each. They wou
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
17 days ago
PequotMonza64
Thanks, everyone. I'm going with spare tire pads.
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
17 days ago
PequotMonza64
Found these lying loose in the engine compartment. Are these Corvair parts? Maybe for the thermostatically controlled doors?
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
17 days ago
PequotMonza64
Thanks, Jim. I'm okay and okay with the list. Also, the two people who pm'd me on this provided very specific and useful information. I'm still happy with the forum and have benefited greatly from the other members. I also just met a highly experienced Corvair guy at the local O'Reilly's who lives right in my town. There was a very nice red '61 Rampside parked out
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
19 days ago
PequotMonza64
19 days ago
PequotMonza64
I apologize profusely for asking the question and expressing an opinion. I'll be more careful in the future. I don't yet know what triggers Corvair people, I guess, but there must be some allowance for criticizing the engineering or production decisions that were made. Having to jack a car up, remove two dozen screws and drop three panels in order to access the wiring harness is quaint
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
19 days ago
PequotMonza64
Guys, this thread had gotten way out of control. I was just asking where the wires ran in a Corvair because I'm a newbie. I just wanted to hook up this silly little gadget I bought on Amazon. I tested it on my 1993 Volvo because it is running, and the little sucker worked exactly as advertised. You program it for how many cylinders and how many sparks be engine revolution. It's power
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
19 days ago
PequotMonza64
19 days ago
PequotMonza64
I simply reject the idea from a business standpoint that it was cheaper to produce six different harnesses than to produce a single generic harness. The bean counters would have been in favor of having one supplier produce a larger quantity of a single harness in higher numbers. That's how you get the cost of the wiring harness down. Making several versions was more expensive, so cost cou
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
Pages: 123Next
Current Page: 1 of 3

This forum powered by Phorum.