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4 years ago
Paul Kehler
I remember the Turbo-glide from the '60s....If someone brought one into the dealership having trouble, we couldn't repair it!! ...went to the parts department and got a cast iron PG replacement in a crate with all the mounts, adapters, etc. ...TG went away. ...A few years later, the Turbo- Hydramatic ['65] TH350 and TH400 came along. ...very good transmissions.
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4 years ago
Paul Kehler
I have the paint store add about 10% flatner to the Argent. ...it was not glossy.
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4 years ago
Paul Kehler
Jamison...I have some of the special spacers ...Clarks also sells them.
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4 years ago
Paul Kehler
Mismatching the rod bearings works for clearance, but leaves a slight scraping ridge at the mating surface. ...not recommended! ...if you mic the rod journal, you can figure out the proper bearing needed and even have a machine shop polish a little more. At most, this can improve the clearance by about .0005.
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4 years ago
Paul Kehler
When I build a engine, I want the rod bearing clearance to be: .0015 to .0025 ....001 is very tight ....003 is loose... OK for racing and using a high volume/ high pressure oil pump ...I keep a stock of GM Delco Moraine .001 O/S rod bearings to install in case I have a reading of .003
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4 years ago
Paul Kehler
I was thinking about a side event that would stay in the "Navy" theme. ...How about launching a very rusted EM Corvair off the steam catapult into the bay off of the "USS Midway"to be a fish place and divers spot? We already have a sunk Canadaian destroyer off the coast. ..We would have to import the rust bucket from the east....we don't have any here! ....could get up to
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4 years ago
Paul Kehler
Tim....I know how to shovel snow....lived at Lake Tahoe for several years... skied every day. ...that's why I live in San Diego! ...Also skied at Breckenridge and Vail. .....saw on the news that Volvo was going electrical, does that mean you have to become an electriction? ...Paul
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4 years ago
Paul Kehler
Attie...I have your crankshaft here at the house ...you don't need one. ...just need to have "Miss Rita Red" here at the house! ...give me a call. ...for those who don't know, ...the crankshaft broke at #6, just driving along! ...The harmonic balancer rubber is hard, and will be replaced.
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4 years ago
Paul Kehler
This could be a great idea for the "Fan Belt Toss" ......last year, I put a bunch of parts aside with a free sign on them...along with a grab-box filled with small parts. ...will do it again this year. ...on Sun., there are always free stuff left that have to be cleaned up!
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4 years ago
Paul Kehler
Pic. of the vac. connection:
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4 years ago
Paul Kehler
This is an update on the power brake booster for the "Greenflash". ...The operation of the brakes were not quite right, disc brakes were squeaking and the car was not stopping as it should! ..I checked out the pads and they were not '78 Dodge Colt. They were worn paper thin and looked like they were doing all the stopping. ..The pads I got from Napa were '80's Neon {Mitsu
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4 years ago
Paul Kehler
Thanks, Jamison, for the kind words! It was a great, fun build! ...For me, it was satisfying to mentor a young man so the experience and knowledge would be continued to another generation! ..Great job!!! ...The 4 spd. is done and the diff. is being done now. ....To address the original post, the 102HP engine is now being rebuilt for one of our new members for his beautiful Greenbrier that had th
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5 years ago
Paul Kehler
The right front engine shroud has a notch in it to clear these ribs. The notch means it is a 164 C.I. '64 engine.
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5 years ago
Paul Kehler
Crankshaft and pistons reinstalled with new Clarks std. main and rod bearings ...plastigauge reads 1 1/2 to 2 thousands. Rings are Hastings moly std. ...baffles clipped on the bottom of the cylinders. PVC tubes hold the cylinders in place while assembling.
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5 years ago
Paul Kehler
Jack Martin has not been seen in years. ...Jim Stansbury is 92 and in poor health. ....WWII vet!! Three of our members passed away last year.
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5 years ago
Paul Kehler
WHAT!!!... I'm 73 1/2 .....Working on three FC, two PG rebuilds, three diff. rebuilds, three 4 spds, .. eight carb rebuilds, ...five engine rebuilds, ...I'll have to live 'till I'm 80 to finish everything! ...so much for retirement!.....I'm planning on being shot by a jealous husband when I'm 83 !!! ...See everyone at the "Fan Belt Toss" in Oct. ...I'l
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5 years ago
Paul Kehler
Eastwood has a good selection of "chassis black"
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5 years ago
Paul Kehler
On a previous post, Kris from San Diego bought a beautiful green Greenbrier and the cam gear failed! ...The options were to rebuild the 80HP engine or to build another engine that I have. ...'62-'63 102HP with a "turbo" nitrited crank and heavy duty rods and pistons. ...Kris chose the latter. ..We will reuse the FC cases and tin...the heads will be the 9-1 CR with FC full rota
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5 years ago
Paul Kehler
I have a '65 posi diff. [3.55] and matching 4 spd. core that I'm ready to clean and inspect. ...ready for rebuild. ..I can bring them rebuilt to the "Fan Belt Toss" in Oct. or ship them, or meet somewhere in So. Cal. ...$650 .. plus shipping,if needed....the only "X" factor is the condition of the posi plates...I will know that shortly. ...any interest? ..Paul fo
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5 years ago
Paul Kehler
Went down to Kris' place in Pacific Beach to check on his engine....first, what a beautiful G.B.! ....took the left valve cover off, ..turned the engine at the crank bolt ...no rocking at the rocker arms. ...cam gear is toast! ...time to pull the engine! ...more to come.
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5 years ago
Paul Kehler
If you top diff. vent is leaking, you can put a small piece of synthetic wool in the vent ...requires taking off the top cover. ...shouldn't be leaking on a late model.
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5 years ago
Paul Kehler
Jamison and his family came to the "Rainbow" on Sat. ....On Sun., he came to my house and the family went to the beach! ...he did one more cleaning and inspection of the block...had to repair an alignment stud ...two cylinders and pistons got cleaned and decarboned, then the ridge was removed. ..then honed. ...Everything looks good! ...It is going back together with Moly, Std. Hasting
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5 years ago
Paul Kehler
It's been awhile since I've seen a '69 vert 140HP with A.I.R. ....all original! ..had to be a COPO..I delivered some rebuilt diff's ..sold some parts and picked up a few. .....weather was perfect, lots of Corvairs! ..lots of dogs and puppies. ...It is hard to believe this was our sixth "Rainbow" !
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5 years ago
Paul Kehler
Two EM differentials to be picked up at the "one-day-Avair" in Rainbow Cal. tomorrow. ..both of these are the owners cores and very rebuildable. ...one MT, the other PG.
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5 years ago
Paul Kehler
All done....I put everything back where it was....used the old window as a pattern. ..It was tight before ...and it is now. ..Had to let it sit in the San Diego sun to get the latches closed!!
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5 years ago
Paul Kehler
Kris....I can help you. I live in Escondido. ...Tomorrow is our club spring show at Rainbow, Ca. ...just north of Fallbrook, off Interstate 15 ...see event "sticky" for info and directions. ..no cost,just show up and have fun! We can talk and help you. ...Paul
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5 years ago
Paul Kehler
The rear window on the "Greenflash" finaly cracked. ['64 Monza vert.] ...got a new one from Clarks that has all the correct info to replace one...been awhile since I've done one. ....The rear tack strip uses short and long screws. the long ones face the rear and the short, the sides. I saw an upholestry shop put a long one to the side and drilled it right out the side of the b
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5 years ago
Paul Kehler
Jamison ....We just got one of our members '65 Corsa 140 HP vert back together so he could bring it to the "Rainbow" ....complete front suspension rebuild...blasted and powdercoated. This vert has taken "Best of show" at the Fan Belt Toss! ...white with a red interior.
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5 years ago
Paul Kehler
Clarks has a used one in the specialty catalog [ blue section] ..#58 on page 22 ... the missing clip can cause the PG not to upshift. ...from the picture, you don't have low either
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5 years ago
Paul Kehler
If the piston comes down, the upper clevis [ the one that connects with the adjustment pin] on the low band can fall down...you can not get it back to where it should be from the bottom.
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