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steve c goodman
Good eye Tim: the pic straight down on engine top in the beginning of this post shows lots more angle from fan pulley to alternator compared to fan bearing to idler pulley. One more thing to fix before you start using the car,
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Yesterday
steve c goodman
wolfusmc Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yes, I am running 10-30w.I will change that over and see how it does. > > How hard would you say it is to do the piston rings? > > Thank you so much for taking the time to help me out.Greatly appreciated! Steve sez: why don't you do a sig line with city/state--year and model of car and maybe a
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Yesterday
steve c goodman
Plug is available from good parts stores or rebuilder shops
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5 days ago
steve c goodman
It is not unusual to see an eyebrow in piston top. All except 140 intake will touch piston if run. 140 intake is too large but as Mel stated you need to pull head and look everything over. If bits of seat ring are crunched into piston then probably at least top comp ring will be stuck. NOTE use of words IF and PROBABLY.
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5 days ago
steve c goodman
Yep those few revolutions of cranking may have done some damage.
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5 days ago
steve c goodman
You are lucky because if engine had been running the piston would have broken seat ring into small pieces damaging both quench area of head as well as piston/ring lands crushed too.
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5 days ago
steve c goodman
I was lucky Jim, I removed the starter (and tire/wheel of course) and cleaned around the edge of the diff cover so nothing could fall into diff and removed the 6 bolts and it lifted off with minimal prying. Gasket surface was clean on diff top so replacing was easy too. Funny thing too, it never showed leakage around the diff side seals, just pushed the axle check dipstick part way out of t
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6 days ago
steve c goodman
The only diff I have had with vent issues was a 64pg convert several years ago. Vent on diff top was plugged and pressure would push diff grease out of axle check dipstick. In fact the pressure was so high it would push dipstick half way out of the tube. It didn't take many miles to do it either and at slow speeds. I just replaced diff cover and it was cured. The cover and around the ve
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6 days ago
steve c goodman
Answer to 2dr shortened wagon is YES it has been done. Customer/club member here in Denver area has white shortened wagon. It has been finished for many years and he drives it to club affairs occasionally. Probably Matt has some pics of the car archived. He also has shortened early convert and a three wheeler made from early convert. Other short cars are around too. I have snapshot
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6 days ago
steve c goodman
Benfro in your first post you mention scotch brite material at vent. Is is inside the vent or wrapped around it or?
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9 days ago
steve c goodman
The pilot bushing extends out of crank hole as part of the conversion The adapter plate has countersunk holes and Allenhead cap screws to attach the adapter plate to the end of the Corvair case halves. NO washers at all. The bellhousing is part of the VW transaxle.
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10 days ago
steve c goodman
No rivets on VW conversion flywheels but there was a very lightweight flywheel in two pieces bolted together. Only the OP knows what is on his engine
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10 days ago
steve c goodman
Disregard reference to flex plate bolts please but depending upon which flywheel you are using there are special bolts for flywheel to crank hub.
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10 days ago
steve c goodman
I agree Joel I always have a tough time trying to isolate a noise through a microphone. Since the OP has removed belt and noise continues it makes sense to look at the other end of the engine. Well to me anyway ggg EDIT to ask about new flywheel bolts. You used the short bolts that would be for PG flex plate correct?
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10 days ago
steve c goodman
I am aware it is swing axle VW. The reason I asked how clutch worked and driving is exactly what you said, noise from front of engine in bellhsng/adapter area.
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10 days ago
steve c goodman
How does clutch and gearbox feel if you drive down driveway/street gently?
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10 days ago
steve c goodman
Nate is correct, impact wrench is easiest. It isn't tons of torque either just hold exhaust wheel with a rag so it doesn't turn while impact is banging on nut. What is condition of exhaust wheel? You have to remove exhaust scroll to hold the wheels while unloosening left hand nut. You cannot place anything into scroll to hold wheel, damage to blades is almost guaranteed. One thi
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11 days ago
steve c goodman
MattNall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You do know the Distributor Rotation is Clockwise? -------------- And crankshaft rotation is CCW at pulley end
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11 days ago
steve c goodman
deleted post didn't read everything before typing sorry all
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12 days ago
steve c goodman
Eric if you have concerns with ignition system damage OR getting your fingers around the pulley etc then play it safe and pull the pulley to remove damaged belt.
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12 days ago
steve c goodman
Sorry I know nothing about it. Frankly for the few little bumps of the starter the engine will not fire. You are just going to push/release button that quickly. Just on-off as you are pulling on end of belt. If belt gets pulled out of your fingers you know the engine needs turning by hand in other direction.
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12 days ago
steve c goodman
Eric it just occur to me that if you have some pointless distributor you should unhook coil B+ wire or whatever your information sheet advises.
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12 days ago
steve c goodman
joelsplace Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Take the power wire off the coil. If you remove the coil output wire you need to remove it on the cap end and then ground it. Firing a coil when disconnected is hard on the ignition system. Steve sez: He doesn't have to. The engine is not going to start if the ignition isn't turned on. I just offered h
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12 days ago
steve c goodman
Eric make sure unwind will match engine rotation. If unwind is opposite just use wrench as I described above
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12 days ago
steve c goodman
Remote starter button. Two wires one to purple wire going to starter and other to battery pos (+). Make sure you are in neutral gear. You can buy remote starter or make one.
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12 days ago
steve c goodman
Pull coil wire if you like but engine won't start if key is off or in your pocket
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12 days ago
steve c goodman
Doesn't have to be. I wound one between pulley and rear cover once on open highway. I have installed a starter button on each of my cars in engine bay on purpose. I just noted that belt would unwind in normal engine rotation so I grabbed end and pulled as I bumped starter. Presto out of engine. IF rotation of belt is other direction then use wrench on crank bolt to rotate engine.
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12 days ago
steve c goodman
Grab end that is overlapped then rotate engine while pulling on that end. Belt will unwind as engine is rotated
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12 days ago
steve c goodman
Very sad news, even though I have never met Dave he is still part of our Corvair community. My condolences to his family.
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13 days ago
steve c goodman
Nice options Seth, it will be fun in the mountains. Good to see someone got the car with knowledge and resources to fix it up.
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