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8 weeks ago
corvairbob
thanks it is possible it has diesel in it as the tanker that delivers the gas to the station may have had some diesel in the truck when they filled it with gas. they do have diesel pumps and underground tanks. that may be why the carb has what looked like snot in the bottom of the bowl as well. anyway the tank is bone dry the lines are bone dry and the carbs are as dry as running out of gas go
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8 weeks ago
corvairbob
ok maybe the photos will go now
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8 weeks ago
corvairbob
thanks for all the ideas i did not have the email me boxed checked for this thread so late reply and for those that wondeed i park the car over winter and i want to run the carbs dry. it seems every spring when i start the car i have cab issues and i have to take them apart and clean them. i have an electric pump now and i just installed a cutoff switch up where the wires and lines come thru
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2 months ago
corvairbob
i want to install a gas line shutoff in the engine bay area on the 65 i have. so what would be a safe valve for the engine bay heat and or where would be a good spot for one? also another fuel filter it in the same area? i have a filter now just behind the bulkhead by the D S read wheel. i guess i could put a gas shutoff valve there so any ideas on one that might be easy to use and safe? t
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2 years ago
corvairbob
i'm looking for a good used engine for a friend that is posting on our area craigslist. he has a 65 2 door manual car and it has set for some time. he said it is froze up so i'm coaching him on getting this one to turn over by hand. but he is not convinced it will ever go. he keeps putting mystery oil in it i told him to use trans fluid. anyway if anyone around the southwest michigan ar
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3 years ago
corvairbob
joelsplace Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > LOL If you were responding to me you didn't read what I wrote. > > "sorry joe but that bulb gets power from both sides so when the key is on it gets power from the battery and sends it to the alt and when the alt starts making power it cancels out the battery and turns off the bulb" > &
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3 years ago
corvairbob
they have them on ebay cheap enough but here is what i have
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3 years ago
corvairbob
ok this is what i'm talking about from the battery to the alt. which is actually the d+ on the alt. on my alt it is internally shunted on the other terminal so i do not need to run the wire down to the b+ out to battery. on the d+ terminal it get power thru the idiot light to make a ground and turn on the light when the alt starts producing power it send 12 volt beck to the bulb and the bulb
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3 years ago
corvairbob
sorry joe but that bulb gets power from both sides so when the key is on it gets power from the battery and sends it to the alt and when the alt starts making power it cancels out the battery and turns off the bulb. all idiot bulbs for the alt work the same. that is how i wired it and that is how it is working. in fact the new wiring harness i got actually has that wire in it for the idiot bul
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3 years ago
corvairbob
joelsplace Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I took an alternator and wiring off of a G-body (Regal?) and the sense wire was connected to the charge wire about a foot into the harness. Factory wiring. It didn't do much good that way I'm sure. I was looking at an alternator parts wholesaler a couple of years ago and they had about a dozen 10SI regu
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3 years ago
corvairbob
Frank DuVal Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > No joke, it's been the HRPT for over 25 years in the Corvair community. > > Correct term as per SAE? No, just add it to the automotive terms of endearment that others have objected to over the years: > > Turkey Roaster > Tranny > Carb > Dizzy > HRPT > Saginaw (as applied on
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3 years ago
corvairbob
yea i got it i did the same thing for franks benefit. i know what it is called. thanks for the diagrams but my alt dose not use them. it has the 2 prong connector at the side but the internal connections require only 1 wire to be used. looking at the top and back it is the left connector that is used and that goes to the lamp in the cluster for excitement. that is how the company i got it fro
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3 years ago
corvairbob
Timothy Shortle Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Glad you got it fixed. I agree 10 gauge is a little "skinny". What size cable do you have between the battery and the starter? It looks small in the picture. I venture to say for 99+% of us alternator charging systems are a non issue. that wire it the original typ wire that came in the car. i rep
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3 years ago
corvairbob
yea thet one made me wonder. frank jogged my memory on the hrpt. even though i replaced that with a much larger heavy duty unit i did not assemble it correctly and cause that issue to show up. now it may have been there all along and the old hrpt was causing my issue back when and because i installed a new heavy duty unit it worked better but not like it should have due to my error so now with al
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3 years ago
corvairbob
ok i think i found it. frank jogged my memory with that hrpt i checked the connections and they were a bit loose. i took them apart recrimped the fitting just to be sure they were crimped good and they were and then re assembled. i then restarted the engine and turned on all the power and it stayed at idle at 12.81 volts. that is enough for stops. then i revved it up to 2000k and the volts starte
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3 years ago
corvairbob
Frank DuVal Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Well, based on people posting here, no one else is having a problem with multiple bad alternators. > > My first question, is the engine grounded to the body of the car? On late models, the negative battery terminal has two wire, the large one goes to the left head, typically under the bolt holding the rear
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3 years ago
corvairbob
that matt it does it with the head lights the fog lights the fan. there is nothing else. the radio is after market and an amp the the amp is only running 6x9 speakers and it makes no difference it that is on or off. nor the radio. it has done this for 3 alternators. the original alt. when i got it failed. so i went with the one wire. then i had to put on a smaller pulley, that caused the belt
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3 years ago
corvairbob
thans paul. i have 2 voltmeters on it one analog and one digital and htey are close to the same. i'm just about ready to go back the the regulator system with this. when i got the harness they made it up for me but they fails to remember i had a rear engine and i got shorted on some wires. anyway i have had this issue forever. i even reset the idle to 1200 rpm and then had to stomp the brak
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3 years ago
corvairbob
put the top down cleaned it up gassed it up and took it out for the first run of the season.
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3 years ago
corvairbob
i have had issues with my alternator since i got this car. when the car idles the voltage goes down so far it almost shuts of the engine. i had a pertronix in it and the voltage got so low it burned out the pertronix 3 times before i figured it out that the low voltage was the issue there. i put in a one wire unit stock amp and that did not work i changed the pulley so the alt would
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3 years ago
corvairbob
ok i found the lugs from doorman a bit different number than listed. but they worked. i had to drill the flange out a bit but they went in good after that. thanks for the help. the studs did not stick out but about 1/2" and i could see they had about 4 threads in the nut and that is not enough to be safe. now they go all the way into the acorn nuts and they do not bottom out i checked that a
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3 years ago
corvairbob
i want to install longer wheel lugs on the rear of my car for some reason the back studs are shorter than the front. i have mag wheels and have like 3 turns for the rear nuts on the wheel and i'm just not liking that anymore. so what other cars use the same size wheel lugs and are like 2" or maybe 2 1/2" long overall. i need at leas 1/2" longer thread section so if i get 2&quo
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3 years ago
corvairbob
thanks most have told me they are quite when the engine is running and they can't hear them. so i got one and it was not the airtex most have talked about and i do not want to install it until i find out it is going to work as needed. thanks bp. jcorvair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I have bolted a Carter 4 psi pump to the body > behind the r
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3 years ago
corvairbob
ok i ordered an airtec p8016s pump and i got a precise genuine part pump that has precise fuel pump 402-p8016s on it. anyone use this pump to replace there original pump? and if so is it any good? thanks.bp
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3 years ago
corvairbob
i found my mistake i used the pump i had on the back by the trans and after i posted it downed on my that pump is frame mounted and will make noise. so i checked out the e8016s pump and noticed it is just help in place but the hose. so i ordered one. i figure i will have to make something to keep it from sagging down if it does sage down but i can make it out of a strap to isolate it. the p
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3 years ago
corvairbob
ok today i got the electric fuel pump installed on the right side in the back of the bulkhead and turned it on and wow the noise is unbearable. i figured it would maks some noise but i can't hear anything but that pump. so going to get some isolators and see if that helps. before i had the pump in the back over the trans and most said i needed to move it to the tank. by the way i had to c
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3 years ago
corvairbob
no the cover and bowl where warped enough that the cover gasket would not seal and i was not getting any gas out the jets. so i counter sunk the check valve hole and put in small o'rings that helped seal the leaks. then i had to under cut the checks a bit so they did not hit the o'rings it works good no leaks and the checks work good they check off so the pump refills and they lift to
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3 years ago
corvairbob
looks like it is. and i have that spare engine that over hearted 2 years ago and i got it running this summer to do. i ordered 2 more pump cups and when they get here i will repair those carbs and then should have a good spare engine. thanks bp.
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3 years ago
corvairbob
ok got the viton pump cups and installed them today one worked right off the bat the other one i had to make an adjustment i have o'rings around the top of the bowl to keep the gas in the pump check valve and only allow the gas to leave thru the jets and one o'ring was out of alignment so i had to re-align it and now they seem to be doing the job. time will tell but thanks for tellin
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4 years ago
corvairbob
Spectre Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I hope it works out for you. because this is viton and i have worked with viton for years in my job as a machine repairman i'm confident it will dio the job. i just did not know they were now available. like i said a few years ago like maybe 5 or more i tired to find a different material and none was around tha
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