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GWLee
Matt my wife and I caught that when it aired, I just about tell over laughing!
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Today
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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Today
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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Yesterday
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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6 days ago
GWLee
While I don't have as many miles on mine as Eric, I have ran mine 3,000 miles or so, and it seems to be fine. Ymmv
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8 days ago
GWLee
Helpfully this will help you. It seems by your pics you have a 60- 61 pump and a 62-64 pump. I can't tell what rod your using because of the spring. But read the warning on the pic I sent to make sure you use the correct rod for your pump. HTH
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14 days ago
GWLee
I haven't seen a socket like that in a long time. I remember reading about making one in the tech guides, many moons ago! Never had or made one, just use individual sockets and modified the one for the rocker studs. Good job!
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25 days ago
GWLee
That is how I installed mine. Worked great!
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26 days ago
GWLee
Keep us updated Crawford. I am gong to replace shocks and such on my 60 this winter and this will help!
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26 days ago
GWLee
Oh my! Bet somebody looses their job over that! Im glad that it didnt collapse. Would have been terrible after all that work! Hopefully they can still finish up your car soon! Sorry
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4 weeks ago
GWLee
Thanks guys, no I have not looked at it yet. I have been back and forth to the hospital and doctor appointments for kidney issues. Seems they don't want to work as intended any longer! But I will check this out when I get a chance! Mel once I get an opportunity to see what is going on I may give you a call. Thanks for the info, I asked before I looked because I knew I wouldn't be able t
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4 weeks ago
GWLee
So I suppose since no one has responded, no one has any idea why a door latch will lock for no reason. Thanks much! Have a wonderful day!
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4 weeks ago
GWLee
My doors and latch have been working fine for the last few years since I put the car back together. But a few weeks ago we took it out for a drive and came home, closed the door but didn't lock it. When I went out the next day and went to open the door, it was locked. I had to reach inside and pull the handle to unlock the door. It has happened a couple of times now and I have not had time t
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5 weeks ago
GWLee
Had the same thing happen when I installed my new bearing. The puller ring broke. Fortunately I did as you did and replaced it. I just figured I tightened it too tight, when I hit the bottom and I was to blame. But since you had the same thing happen, I'm not so sure it was my mistake. Glad you got it!
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6 weeks ago
GWLee
Thanks Guys. I dug around on the internet for a bit, and found places selling Chevrolet parts as a kit. The price was good but as was said. I have to wonder if they are parts that actually fit a corvair or should fit. My ball joints and such are new. Dad replaced those at some point. So I just need the tie rod ends and related hardware. I only ask because I've seen some mention that they
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6 weeks ago
GWLee
OK I'm thinking ahead for winter. I need to rebuild my front suspension and I've been looking at Clark's site, at parts! I need new tie rods both inner and outer for my 60. I notice they only have aftermarket parts for this. Has anyone used their tie rods and did the work OK? I also need the idler arm but they have those in either GM or aftermarket, so no question there. Plus until I cr
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7 weeks ago
GWLee
Have had this 60 in my family since 60! Dad loved this little car and ran the wheels off of it. Then I took ownership in 71! After having the car sit for so long and finally have it on the road and driving it, I started calling her, Old Girl! And I've learned, she is temperamental! Thinking of my Dad each time I turn the key to go somewhere! I have had a lot of cars, some I really liked
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7 weeks ago
GWLee
I know how it is wth spending years working on a project, to finish it, and not be able to drive it much because of rain! We have had so much rain over the last month that on the days it didn't rain, I had to do yard work. Then couldn't drive the corvair! Frustrating to say the least, but it looks great. And I'm sure it runs just as nice as it looks! Great job!
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8 weeks ago
GWLee
Sent you a PM Crawford
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8 weeks ago
GWLee
Thanks guys, right now i hope to hold off on this until fall, when the summer is over. Unless the fuel pump starts giving me more trouble. This is the first summer I can just get in and go. Dont want to spend the rest of summer working on it. But I'll get my things together soon so I will have everything. Plus i need to replace the main fuel line and the one for the gas heater when I do th
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8 weeks ago
GWLee
JO I was also reading up on that as well. All of them look interesting. Thanks only thing I was considering between yours and Tom's was if I could get the part local, if needed in case of a failure. Plus I'm cheap. $20 verses $60. But I'll decide one way or the other, soon. Thanks so much, the knowledge on the forum is great!
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8 weeks ago
GWLee
Thanks Tom, i was just reading an article explaining that. It would be great to only run one wire to the pump. But if I read the specs correctly you shouldn't need the prime switch. Doesn't the relay have a three second prime function? Thanks and please correct me if I read it incorrect. I've read thru so much now I may have combined the info from something else. So you put the ground w
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8 weeks ago
GWLee
OK the time has came to consider installing an electric fuel pump. I went out yesterday and was tuning up the carbs and noticed a small amount of fuel on the pump housing. I tightened up the bolts which seem to have fixed it but, now I'm concerned! I already have the fuel pump and I have been reading up on installing the pump. Which has left me with a question. The 60 engine has two oil
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2 months ago
GWLee
Regardless of the cause or if it is real! It looks like it was a nice looking 60.
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2 months ago
GWLee
Thanks Matt. I saw a post you made, on a search, that mentioned them. But it was an old post, and I wasn't sure if they still did. I'll check tomorrow.
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2 months ago
GWLee
Are there any local flaps that still sell accelerator pump cups or the complete pump rod with cups? I know I can order but I don't want to wait a week, if I can get it local. Thanks!
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2 months ago
GWLee
Well I did get it, today! My 60 also had screws at the top for the side reveal trim. But I put regular trim clips and of course the hard to find trim clip for the bottom on both sides. I discovered that the trim I refinished was for a later year em than my 60, and when I compared it to the 60 pieces I noticed the change. When I modded the trim piece at the bottom, to match the original 60 t
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2 months ago
GWLee
Looking good!!!!
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