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5 days ago
GWLee
Thanks all for the info. As Allan mentioned, it would be nice if someone made a pattern. I do remember seeing one somewhere just can't find it now. But I got the static adjust done yesterday, and may just run it and see how well it was done. I used Steve G's method for adjusting them. Though I've done them by the service manual before. Hopefully it doesn't need any more adjustment bu
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6 days ago
GWLee
Ok I thought I had read, sometime back, that someone posted a template to drill valve covers for valve adjustment? I have searched and looked at the faq, but don't see it. So does anyone have tham I could print or it may have just been a drawing with the measurements. I'm doing a static adjustment first, but if need be, I will follow it up with a running adjustment. Thanks
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11 days ago
GWLee
Thanks never thought of harbour freight! I've seen the kits of orings , just didn't know if they where any good! I'll give it a try, need some stuff from there anyway!
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11 days ago
GWLee
Where do you guys buy the seals and stuff to rebuild the jacks. I've got one that leaks around where the handle attaches to jack it up. In fact I have 3 that leaks in the same area, just never tried to find seals to fix them! Thanks
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12 days ago
GWLee
Brizo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > By the time Viton O-rings became available I had > been sealing GM O-rings with an early form of > black RTV windshield sealer. Years later I would > pull some of those engines apart and the o-ring > would be rock hard but RTV around it was the still > supple and sealing. Strange you mentioned this!
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17 days ago
GWLee
I believe this is what your looking for! Hope this helps!
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22 days ago
GWLee
American Mel, my daughter had a Honda that did the same thing. After towing it home I started checking and had no spark or just a slight spark. I took the distributor cap off and there was a small module. In the bottom of the distributor, It was fried! I don't remember but believe it was a amplifier or ignition module. Been awhile now and have forgotten. But I spent about out 30 bucks fo
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5 weeks ago
GWLee
Thanks Wagon, I'll watch the video. But one of the reasons I was told was I would have to change the drums so I had the adjustment knockouts if I ever had to remove the drums, if they got to tight. Of course replacing the brake with 63 pads which have a larger diameter for the pins, but I've read they can be drilled to accommodate the change. Don't remember the other reasons why 60 could
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5 weeks ago
GWLee
Richard1 I'm curious , when I asked about installing self adjusting brakes oj my 60, i was told i couldn't. That was from several on the forum! But if you work it out I would like to see your finished install and what you had to do! I had bought all the parts but stopped when I was told it wouldn't work. Thanks Lee
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5 weeks ago
GWLee
Gorilla duct tape. That holds everything, just watch the commercials! Or flexiseal, just spray on!
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5 weeks ago
GWLee
Frank I looked it over numerous times and there is no squirt hole, on either end. And it is obvious it was switched out sometime in the past. All the rest are typical corvair rods. Except this one is really blue from heat! Seth, it was assumed it would work and it has. But there was no valve train noise at all. Just a severely overheated push rod. But I'm sure it would eventually have fail
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5 weeks ago
GWLee
Thanks Matt, I was looking for a picture of mine, to show him.
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5 weeks ago
GWLee
Thanks Bob I have that all covered. I need to clean up some spare push rod tubes, which I have many extra. But my question was that one push rod that had no squirt hole and had a ball on the end. Never saw them like that before! But thanks for the offer!
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5 weeks ago
GWLee
Are you asking where it is actually located on the car? If so it is up by the gas tank, or should be, depending on if it is or was installed like the factory.
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5 weeks ago
GWLee
Ok started doing the o-ring replacement on my 60. While cleaning up the rocker arms balls and push rods everything looked good until I got to the #4 cylinder. The push rod on the intake was worn on the tip, smooth but copper colored . So I dug thru my used push rods looking for a good one to replace it. Got that one done and started on the #6 cylinder. I got the push rod for the intake on #6
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6 weeks ago
GWLee
Thanks Mel. Danny that was what I was wondering about. How to set the adjustable shocks. I read what Clark's say to do for ride quality but wondered if anyone had real on the road experience with the different settings. I guess I'll have to install the rear and play with them. I can't afford the more expensive ones Clark's sell but I'm not driving the car everyday or year round. Thanks
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6 weeks ago
GWLee
That was what I was wondering about, as well! I hoped someone who had purchased some would have chimed in, but I guess not! I didn't expect anyone would respond, but I asked anyway!
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6 weeks ago
GWLee
18. shocks?
Well it's that time of year. I've started working on the 60, replacing push rod tube seals and such. I'm also going thru the front steering replacing steering components and to take the steering box apart for cleaning and seal replacement. And to replace the line In the box! What I'm curious about is shocks. It looks like we are limited to only a few brands. So my question is, which s
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8 weeks ago
GWLee
Well the season is over for driving the corvair, so I started on a much needed job! The O rings where leaking on one head and it wasn't bad, so I've been driving and cleaning it up this summer. So it was cold and raining and i figured it's time to start replacing them. Got one side stripped down and stopped for the day. Dug out all the tools and have everything ready for tomorro
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2 months ago
GWLee
I had a starter rebuilt by a local shop that has been around for 40 or 50 years. He still had parts for them and knew it was a corvair starter, as soon as I laid it down. Only charged me 50 bucks and had it done in no time. Just sqying!
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2 months ago
GWLee
Wanted to warn others about the hf jack and an issue I had with mine. I took the photo Phil posted and drew the line going to the cross brace. I noticed when mine, with the engine sitting on it, would not sit level when it was lowered all the way down. But it would level up when I started jacking. When I first purchased it it was fine. Also it was a little difficult to move around lowere
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2 months ago
GWLee
Have a friend that has just had a pacemaker implanted. It has taken a toll on him, it been about 3 months and he is starting to feel better! Just take your time and you'll be back to normal before long.
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2 months ago
GWLee
Kentucky requires 2 historic tags. But only one regular tag. At least that is what they did on mine!
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2 months ago
GWLee
Ok I've talked to him a few times. Seems like a great guy! He will be in our prayers!
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2 months ago
GWLee
What happened to him?
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2 months ago
GWLee
Yes there is no movement in the idler arm. I actually thought that was going to be the issue and was surprised when I found it wasn't. I will know soon if it is the wheels weights or bad tire, or balance. I'm going to take the wheels offend have them checked for out of found or balance end such. If that doesn't turn up anything I'll then start looking even closer! Thanks guys let yo
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2 months ago
GWLee
Thanks guys for the help, As said I have been under the car and checked everything and nothing is loose or has any movement, except the slight movement when checking the tie rods and it is just with twisting. But this is normal movement. The only thing I saw was the slight crack in the Pittman arm bushing on the end where the nut is, I could see just a slight amount of movement when
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2 months ago
GWLee
Steve yes the shimmy goes away completely at 60. I had planned to rotate the tires. Al, the tires are about 3 years old and it has done this since i started driving it. Dave, everything is tight with the exception of the Pittman arm bushing. But when I replace the bushing I'll check everything else again. Frank the tires have no unusual wear from an alignment issue. But after I repla
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2 months ago
GWLee
I have a shimmy in the 60 between 45 and 55 mph. I have looked at the steering gear and everything seems tight, except possibly the Pittman arm bushing. It has a slight split I can see at the bolt end. Also I can see just a slight movement of the bolt where the nut screws on. But other than that slight movement everything is tight. What has me curious is, I took my wife and two younge
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