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azdave
If you bleed with a vacuum pump you can't be too aggressive or you can pull air past the piston seals. I have used Craig's grease trick to reduce air being pull past the bleeder screw threads but air bubbles originating from there are not a problem (but they can fool you into thinking there is still air in the lines).
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2 days ago
azdave
Monza109 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Here are some others too at better pricing: Not when I checked if only buying cups. 2 pump cups from John Sweet = $10 delivered 2 pump cups from Rafee = $10.30 delivered 2 pump cups from CA Corvairs = $13.00 delivered
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2 days ago
azdave
A convertible that still has floors and no daylight showing through below the back seat?? That's a low-rust gem if you live back east! :D
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3 days ago
azdave
American Mel Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Sleeper City. As long as the engine is not running. :D Video from 2011 but not much has changed except the vanity tags.
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3 days ago
azdave
There is an air-cooled group here in Phoenix and so far, they put up with our Corvairs crashing their Cars-n-Coffee meets sometimes. Their FB group very clearly states that the group is for German engineered air-cooled cars. :)
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4 days ago
azdave
Had the V8 out over the weekend and I took some time to try a few more ideas on the cooling and instead of having a scoop underneath to plow the air into my mid-mounted radiator I installed a splitter plate. Now people don't honk and tell me something is falling off my car undetneath. :D I also further sealed up the engine cover so that hot air was less likely to recirculate after being pulle
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4 days ago
azdave
American Mel Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Is that an Observatory in the background of the last picture? Don't know. I took the photo when the Cactus Corvair Club members joined the Tucson Corvair Association members for a tour of the Franklin Auto Museum in Tucson back in 2015. I remembered Frank's 69 vert was there so I attached the photos to this ad.
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5 days ago
azdave
solo2r Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- >...so, was the car repainted at some point? soytrejo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > pretty sure it has had at least one repaint.
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8 days ago
azdave
If you don't already have the gear, I really don't see the need for a home-based DIY guy to use tools like Nitrogen tanks and micron gauges. I've used those things for my home A/C repairs but I've never chased a leak on a car that could not be found with a good gauge set and soap bubbles. I have a sniffer that rarely comes out of the case but will admit it was handy in one instance.
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14 days ago
azdave
Info from Clarks's catalog suggests that all left front 65-69 2-door inner door latch mechanisms are interchangeable as they only have only have one listing for 65-69 both in the NOS catalog and the used catalog. My guess is that you should be able to install a 65 or 66 part and delete the safety feature found on the 67-69 models. Be advised...the LM 4-door latches are not able to be used in
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15 days ago
azdave
Spectre Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Did the patent on R-134a expire? Let's just say there is no shortage of lobbyists in DC with a hell of a lot of reason$ to make sure that their clients stay on top. I had relatives in the business that were constantly doing battle with the big dog who thinks nothing of forcing smaller companies into bankruptcy wi
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15 days ago
azdave
UGLYTRUK Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Insurance companies wouldn't even notice a claim... They do keep score of the small claims. Even asking your agent about an incident will often get a file opened indicating that you were considering filing a claim. The Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange (CLUE) compiles your claim history from all insurers
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16 days ago
azdave
How about this? Everyone knows that exhaust pipes only get hot at the very tips. :D
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18 days ago
azdave
UGLYTRUK Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > So syththic brake fluid does or does not affect > paint? Hope you aren't confusing synthetic with silicone. DOT 5 Silicone is safe if spilled on paint, not always so for DOT 3 or DOT 4 no matter synthetic or standard. DOT 5 is always silicone fluid. DOT 3 and DOT 4 are not always synthetic but never silic
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18 days ago
azdave
Duplicolor Ford Semi-Gloss Black DE1635. You can buy it nearly anywhere around here. It sprays nicely on primer or bare metal, covers well and dries very quickly. I buy it in 6 -pack cases on Amazon.
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28 days ago
azdave
JimBrandberg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thank you for not calling it a Sport Sedan... Right or wrong, Chevrolet identified it in their advertising as a "Sport Sedan" with hardtop styling. I love the look but in my opinion, GM should have at least reserved the "Sport Sedan" name for only the 140 4-speed version. :D I can say that because I have a 1
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29 days ago
azdave
If you zoom in on the carton you will see it is for an F/C.
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4 weeks ago
azdave
It's a vintage sewing machine cloned by a Japanese company to imitate a popular Singer model. They were sold under many other popular names by Toyota Arrow.
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4 weeks ago
azdave
Sold in the last seconds for $32.50 to a well known Corvair engine builder in Cali.
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4 weeks ago
azdave
Sta Lube GL4 85W90 (locally at NAPA Auto) is about all I have used in the last 10 years. No issues here.
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4 weeks ago
azdave
The current owner joined CorvairForum last March but never posted much about the car. He also listed it for sale there.
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4 weeks ago
azdave
I didn't ask anyone to place a fake bid. I expect whoever wins to pay.
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4 weeks ago
azdave
I put this used pressure retard unit on eBay last week and thought by now it would have enough bids to at last cover the free shipping. No luck. So far it's at 99 cents. It's a good working unit marked #250. Anyone? Anyone? :) forsale
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4 weeks ago
azdave
Probably the same non-Vair vendor that sells the Powerglide vacuum modulators that don't fit Corvairs either. :(
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4 weeks ago
azdave
I know of two cases where a manual tranny car would not have rolled unexpectedly off of the trailer if it had been left in gear (unloading incidents). I can't speak about the one that rolled off the trailer at the Tri-State as I don't know if it was auto or stick. Also, with the e-brake engaged, there will not be a load upon the gears if the car rocks back and forth during towing (unless you
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5 weeks ago
azdave
Here are pics of two early engine cases. Notice no ribs are seen in the casting area between cylinder #5 and the bellhousing mounting face. Bonus points: Experts will be able to narrow further the origin of these early cases by a feature see on one but missing on the other.
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5 weeks ago
azdave
Kyle_in_Mich Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I would focus on the slab. Putting up roof and > walls prior to the slab will only make for more > headaches down the road (by my non-builder > experience) Don't know about that. I've always seen the pole barn go up first and slab later. Tony, I would invest towards a permanent solution. A nice
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5 weeks ago
azdave
Timothy Shortle Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Dave, wait 1 week from today and offer it as a > "birthday" part. On Friday the 13th???? :D
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5 weeks ago
azdave
forsale YR engine case from a 62 or 63 Spyder. The crank turns by hand and the lifters and pistons move. I would not count on anything being useful but the case. I am willing to break it all down and ship only the case halves and bolts if that is all you need. What you see is what you get. Head studs have full threads and look in good shape. The oil pan is still attached and so is the
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5 weeks ago
azdave
Battery hold down? I thought those were just a myth? :D
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