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4 days ago
GWLee
roger65180 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Do you have a propane torch if so warm the area > around the dist and lite taps on the dist that > should work. the kroil and wd40 are aslo good ways > to go they just take more time I had the same issue on one engine. Couldn't get it loose at all, tried about everything. Broke out the torch and war
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4 days ago
GWLee
Thanks Greg. That is next, and hopefully I can check this today. Yesterday I spent the time on the carbs and it runs a lot better. The hesitation I had was bad but now I can push on the gas and it doesn't hesitate. But if I blip the throttle it will just slightly. I'm hoping the timing correction will get this cleared up! But it idles smoothly and such! Spent the day working on the car
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6 days ago
GWLee
Thanks guys. I guess I'll possibly look at upgrading my timing light or do as J.O suggested and take it up until it pings. But using the new timing light makes it easier to record and keep for later use if needed! That will help my son when he takes over the care of this car. Thanks much hopefully this and fixing the nuts on the rocker that keeps getting loose will end my issues and I can conc
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6 days ago
GWLee
I'm working on the 60 and setting up the carbs syncing and such. Also the timing, which has led me to a question. The 60 has two engines for 60, early and late. Mine is the late, which the book calls for the timing to be set at 4°. The timing tab has 0-4-8 and then a space then the tab ends. I was checking the distributor points and such and it all is by book. Which the dwell is set at 32
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11 days ago
GWLee
Thanks Jim, I've read thru the service manual for the 60 engines and there are things different, than with later design engines. My engine date code puts it at mid year design change. Thanks for the info,
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12 days ago
GWLee
Thanks JO, I'll see if it clears up with the sea foam. If I have to take the valve covers off, I'll go ahead and do the orings at the time. And be done with it. Was hoping it would wait. Will, i certainly hope not! Mike hopefully with time, you will find your problem. All my ignition system is new, and so was the advance. Carbs where new rebuilds i tuned this stuff up on the other engine a
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12 days ago
GWLee
No it hasn't been rebuilt. Still all original inside but it only had 46,000 miles on it. Had perfect compression and clean inside. And had fantastic oil pressure. I did take it down and replaced all the gaskets and seals, with the exception of the orings, which didn't leak at first! I just changed the oil, for the 3rd time but I may drain it down some and add some marvel. Or I think I still
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12 days ago
GWLee
I have a quick question. I've got my 60 on the road and have driven it several times. The lifters of course made a lot of noise when I first started it. Now after running it numerous times in the shop, and driving it some, the lifters had stopped making any noise. The longest I've driven it is about 4 or 5 miles, so overhearing shouldn't be a concern. Here's the question, when I first
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14 days ago
GWLee
Don't dump it, it should still have useable parts on it. They don't make them anymore. The last pic you posted is for the fresh air hose, that goes to the big blower you have. Of course the hose is gone, but they usually dry rot over time anyway. And the small rubber pipe sticking up thru the top, is for fresh air for the combustion process. It still has good parts on it and possibly ins
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15 days ago
GWLee
Oh my! My luck! I usually stop for the day when stuff like this happens! Keep at it your doing a fantastic job!
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15 days ago
GWLee
I'm not certain it is complete. I've looked at the pics several times and I don't see the exhaust pipe for the combustion chamber. Might just be how the pics are taken, but I don't see it. I considered it for another spare. But I really didn't need it.
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18 days ago
GWLee
Here in KY i paid $30 dollars, which the car hadn't been licensed since 1977. That was all, and I got the historic tags and no annual renewal. And no yearly taxes on it either! Which is great!
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18 days ago
GWLee
AL thanks, when you posted that I saved it, or the link anyway. I figured it would help refresh my memory. Was a nice write up, by the way! Thanks much,
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18 days ago
GWLee
Thanks Tim, I also have a socket that I modded for just that reason. Ground the end down to get a better bite on the stud, since most sockets are rounded on the edge. Also have the tool to remove the push rod tubes, I bought from Clark's many years ago! Thanks
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18 days ago
GWLee
Thanks all, I've replaced all the orings on the old engine before, and had replaced them several times for Dad, in various cars he had, over the years. I had never tried tilting the car before, normally I would have just drained the oil and replaced it when done. But Frank I had to go back and read my post because I didn't remember asking question number 2. But as mentioned, I do have the
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19 days ago
GWLee
Thanks Mike I have all the seals needed! Ordered them quite some time back and have them in waiting.
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19 days ago
GWLee
Thanks Steve for quick answer! Hopefully I can get on that next week, I want to drive my 60 bad!
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19 days ago
GWLee
Well finally took the 60 out today for the first time, since replacing the differential. And I now realize I have a leak on three push rod tubes on the driver's side of the engine. My plan is to replace them all, but in the fall when the season is over. Hence my question, I just changed the oil and filter while I was putting it all back together. And I hate to waste fresh oil. Can I Jack th
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28 days ago
GWLee
Allmotor I have one as well. It was in the parts car I purchased a few years ago. I have no intentions of using it in my 60 because it will rust out the truck floor! But it is nice having it because there isn't many left. Good luck on your sale!
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28 days ago
GWLee
I've never had that issue in KY. But since they are starting this new ID system I'm sure it is going to be a different story. Since I'm retired now, I don't know that I'm even going to keep the cdl. I have for the last 14 years. I'm not going to be driving commercial any longer, due to age and couldn't pass the physical anyway. But there are going to be a lot of people in trouble with this,
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29 days ago
GWLee
Beautiful home! Something to be proud of!
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4 weeks ago
GWLee
He is certainly a Jewel! And a Super guy!
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2 months ago
GWLee
Didn't know Bob personally, but enjoyed the knowledge he shared. I have his books and talked to him on this site. I was shocked at the news he passed! But his family will be in my prayers. And I hope and pray that God gives them the strength to get thru this! Such sad news!
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2 months ago
GWLee
Discgolferman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I take a crowsfoot wrench and set it on top of the > bolt and then start wrenching from below. It will > catch on the frame and stop the bolt from spinning > allowing ya to take the nut off.... Its worked for > me a few times. I did this when I replaced mine this winter! Worked just fine!
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2 months ago
GWLee
Dave, I am so sorry that this post has, went to the birds! Haha!
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2 months ago
GWLee
Dave want to thank you for your video on setting up the pg transmission. I've read that section in the service manual to set up the selective thrust washers, to gain the correct clearance numerous times, but it just didn't click! But I finished the task today and can now start putting things back together! So thanks for the energy you put into the video, and your time! It all makes sens
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2 months ago
GWLee
Want to thank you Steve for all the hard work! But they say,if you have a job you love, you'll never work again. And it is obvious you love what you do! Thanks for all the help over the last few years!
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2 months ago
GWLee
Good deal Tom. I later, after posting this, looked up the modulator valve for a full size and found some on eBay and places. Atleast there is an option, if by chance a person bought a corvair valve and it didn't shift properly!
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2 months ago
GWLee
I sat here this morning crying in my coffee, when I realized the site was down. JK It sure messed up my morning routine. But I'm so thankful for those who work in the background, trying to keep things going! Thanks guys for your efforts! Now back to your regularly scheduled program!
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2 months ago
GWLee
Stich I'm not sure which one myself. Ive read both. But I measured mine and 15/16th looked like it works, but I guess a 1/16th inch isnt that much. For this anyway.
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