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8 months ago
aircooled
OK, thanks for the advice and heads up.
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8 months ago
aircooled
I am trying to help a high school kid with his 61 powerglide car (hey, he thinks it cool!). It has a REALLY badly leaking pan gasket. As in, it's a pretty constant drip if the car is at any angle. I tried to tighten the bolts a bit, but that might have made it worse! (the gasket is mush) So, I have little experience with Powerglides, what is the suggested best practices? Should I pu
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8 months ago
aircooled
jimc Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Tim, > What belt gap at the belt guide are you running? That was about 3/16 - 1/4 inch.
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8 months ago
aircooled
The real solution is to just do a 911 style vertical fan and doghouse. To be clear, this is only really a problem at the more extreme end of driving and like only with modified engines. Even as I had it setup, it required a very aggressive downshift to throw the belt, likely more than I would ever normally do. I am not attempting to address a serious concern, just investigating the edges
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8 months ago
aircooled
63turbo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > aircooled Wrote: > ------------------------------------------------------- > > > > It would be real interesting to see what happens at tighter belt tensions- It sure looks like the belt has to be slipping alot for the alternator side to be as slack as it gets at high rpms. The other one is to perhaps
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8 months ago
aircooled
Yeah, it would be interesting to do some comparisons. I am tempted to mount up some of my older, more classic style belts. I even have a non-wrapped toothed one! The belts in the video BTW are all the thin style belts (like Clarks sells). Has anyone else seen the jumping over the guide behavior? It has happened on this engine a few times recently (after loosening up the guides a bit). His
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8 months ago
aircooled
I thought some here might find this interesting. I have recently gotten more into practicing heal-toe downshifting, which leads to higher RPM downshifts, which, as many here may know, leads to fanbelt fun times. I started smelling smoking belt after driving and thought, in my infinite wisdom, that loosening the guides a bit would help... fanbelt mayhem ensued. So, I decide to mount my GoP
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3 years ago
aircooled
I have had the quicker FR box and aftermarket fast arms on my car for years. It's not an issue for me. The steering effort is really only noticeably higher when stopped (I have always run 205 front tires with the stickiest street tires available). I can't imagine most people would have any issues in an autoX (autoX'd mine many times). I do run the stock steering wheel tho
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3 years ago
aircooled
I have also downloaded this thread and put it into a Word and PDF doc, slightly edited and placed it in a Google Drive folder. I think it is a valuable resource, and since we lost most of the picture when Photobucket got stupid, it's a good backup. There are also a number of other Corvair related reference docs in there that many will find useful: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-1E
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3 years ago
aircooled
I have been hearing what I thought was a throwout bearing for a while now. I check the TO bearing a few times and it seemed good. It only made noise in neutral, clutch out, which would have to be a miss adjusted clutch. Well, it got pretty loud a few months ago and I finally figured out it (with help of a stethoscope) was coming from the front cover of the transmission. It was loud enough to he
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4 years ago
aircooled
I have the under floor setup in my car. I have never seen a servo setup but I imagine you use switches to cause servos to move the shifter to a particular location (gear). The question I would have with that kind of setup would be: what would you calibrate the force to? That is, I am sure you could tune the servos to the correct location, but the amount of force required to put the car in ge
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4 years ago
aircooled
Religion is a protected class in South Carolina, you could sue him if you want. Proving it might be an issue unless you have anything recorded or written down. Probably not worth it, but might be good for a scare.
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4 years ago
aircooled
I figured some might be interested in some real world pics of the trans in operation. Here are a couple of driving pics in 5th gear (.72 5th, 3.08 diff, 205/60/14 tires so speed shows a bit high from reality). The first one is a bit of higher speed highway, the second is loafing on the street (clearly this is not done on hills!). As you can imagine, in this case, having some extra torque is
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4 years ago
aircooled
It's back in and running. Yes, this trans was in my car when it was t-boned years ago. The crash broke off two mounting tabs on the trans that needed to be welded back on.
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4 years ago
aircooled
Here is my trans sealing. The diff splash hole and transfer hole are sealed with expoxy clay. The splash hole is easy to sandwich the clay around the lip that is there. As you can see I am not sealing the bearing (see below) because I don't want to take the diff apart. Here is the seal and speedy sleeve install. I smoothed it out with some 400 grit to help the sleeve go on
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5 years ago
aircooled
Looks to be some sort of mechanical G (acceleration)-meter?
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5 years ago
aircooled
Regarding the bell crank: The primary issue I see is that you would need two bell cranks, since when you pull the shifter back, it needs to pull the trans shaft forward. You also need a twisting motion, which I am not sure how that would work with bell cranks.
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5 years ago
aircooled
The "need gas" scam is common. Probably the best reply is to ask him/her to pull the car up and you will put a few gallons in it. That will normally result in them walking off. Worst case, they actually get gas and not cash. A common one is "I drove down here and don't have enough to get back" with maybe an addition of "kids in the car". Never true, but to
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5 years ago
aircooled
I have an old sand drag motor with a wet nitrous system on it: As you can see, it injects both into each runner. As you can also see, no cooling system, it's only made to run for a few seconds at full throttle. I bought it for the carbs, but no have no idea what I am going to do with it now. If I had a buggy (which I want, but have no room for), it would be fun to put it in it for s
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5 years ago
aircooled
I think that a metal wing 140. Not surprisingly a lot of aircraft people are into Corvairs. Great looking car, I am a bit jealous, and I hate red cars (too many of them). Now it's like a big model kit, just put it back together...
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5 years ago
aircooled
7004doorL Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I wonder if that was filmed on Agoura Rd. Brent's > Junction, CA? > > Lots of movies filmed scenes there. It was close > to Hollywood. > > Mike > 1960 4 Door > 80 HP PG It looks like a lot of the "back road" scenes where filmed in the Agoura / Thousand Oaks area. L
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5 years ago
aircooled
He shows up at my local Cars and Coffee occasionally (it's right in front of his store). If he brings it again (haven't seen it in a while) I will make sure to get some pics that show some of it featurs and post them up. The front suspension is certainly something to be seen. Last time he showed up was with a VERY nice 356 replica, so he's clearly a bit of an 'AirHead�
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5 years ago
aircooled
Yes, that is Christians car. The car is obviously shaved and has a full custom bagged suspension. I believe he has owned that car for a LONG time, and clearly has done a lot of work. Stockish 110 I believe with a Powerglide. Last I saw the car, he was trying to sell it. Not sure if he ever did or not. If you are interested in purchasing it, I can probably find out if it is still avai
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5 years ago
aircooled
How? I find it a bit strange (concerning?) that you would even have to ask: - Large factory just making those. - Pay workers who live in squalor almost nothing. - Work them as hard as you want, and don't worry about any of those pesky "environmental" things. Thank whatever gods you may believe in that you where not born as a poor person there...
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5 years ago
aircooled
I can't stand red. WAY to many cars out there in that color (pissed me off royally when I was looking for a new body). Red on a Corvair, to me, implies a quick respray. On a Corvair, that is a bad sign. The original color is nice, unfortunately it seems like at least half of them are a version of metallic blue/green, which I have grown tired of. There are some interesting non-blue gre
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5 years ago
aircooled
JerryM Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Technology transfer between GM and Porsche did > take place during the 1950’s. At GM Maurice > Olley had pioneered the principles, design and > analysis - still used today. Porsche had a great > deal of experience and business relations in the > area of deep fin aluminum castings. > May explain
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5 years ago
aircooled
To be realistic, these physical films are really only a collectors / curiosity item. The videos (which most anyone would really be interested in) have already been created from them and shared with the world. I don't have any issue with him selling them to the Nader museum, or any other collector. I don't thing the Nader "dangerous" connection hurts the value of the C
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5 years ago
aircooled
I also took a few more pics of my throttle lever adapter which seems to work great: And here is a clearer shot of the strange bends that were required on the clutch lever to keep the cable in plane:
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5 years ago
aircooled
Here is a picture showing the updated trans with the new drain plug, which does a very good job of staying out of the way of the clutch lever. You can also see the clearancing that was required on the end of the case to let the arm clear it cleanly. I don't think I had any other full pics of the drivetrain, so here are few showing the layout. You can see by the front mounting
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