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14 days ago
slow61
Haha, no need to apologize. I didn't mean to come off so disaffected The noise is most definitely coming from the rear of the car. I've never had a positraction rear end in a corvair, and the cars I have had with posi never gave me any problems, but in general people refer to posi noise as a chatter or clicking noise. I found an old thread here from 2011 where davemotohead des
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15 days ago
slow61
Since no one else seems to have any other ideas, I'll try add some friction modifier. I've ordered a bottle of motorcraft XL3 rather than the amsoil you recommended. That's what Bob Anderson of CIDCO fame always recommended, or so I'm told.
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17 days ago
slow61
I've semi recently acquired a 66 sedan. Some of you may remember it from a post AZDave made a while back. It is definitely an unfinished project, but it has a lot of potential. I've been working through it's issues as time allows, and I've come upon an odd noise from the rear of the car that I don't recognize. It's a sort of whine that I get when turning in e
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6 weeks ago
slow61
The vent tube can be replaced without dropping the tank. I've done it. If it's a Turbo with the return line in the vent tube then you're a better mechanic than I if you can successfully complete it without dropping the tank. If it was me, I'd drop the tank anyway and replace the filler hose at the same time as the vent tube. And maybe give the tank a coat of paint. The
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6 weeks ago
slow61
7 weeks ago
slow61
I assume the 2.9 (2.85, lol) liter setup be more at home in something like a rampside, or really any pg equipped motor. If I recall correctly, ted brown built an engine like this and was trying to drum up support for a custom pistons, but had not enough takers. 174 ci engine Full disclosure: I bought a clutch from Ken about a decade ago and it's been just fine in my rarely driven
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8 weeks ago
slow61
Are there any off the shelf bolt on headers available for a 140 engine other than the ones Clark's sells? I've seen the modified Porsche headers posted by Matt and modified by Ken hand, and I see a plethora of buggy headers on ebay. The buggy headers obviously won't do, and my caveman welding skills aren't up to the custom job. Just wondering if there are other options I�
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2 months ago
slow61
Economies of scale are possibly different in the auto manufacturing world than whatever machine manufacturing you are currently involved with. I currently work in auto parts manufacturing. You might think that for instance all of a certain model of Japanese SUVs from a popular manufacturer would have the same back hatch seal. Believe it or not there is a different part number for cars with
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2 months ago
slow61
Jacking up a corvair and removing the tunnel pans is 1/2 hour of work, assuming you have a garage and floor jack. It might be less. It's really not that big of a deal. If that kind of thing is too much for you, then the good news is that there isn't really too much of a reason you need a tach for driving around. Lots of miles have been put on Corvairs without tachs.
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2 months ago
slow61
Spec is .016 to .019 depending on used vs new points, right? Its been a while since I checked the manual. I measured a fresh 100 folded over twice. 0.017. A worn out single folded the same came in a 0.0205. I think either of those would get you down the road in a pinch.
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2 months ago
slow61
American Mel Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Mark, I can never figure out if you are trolling, or just an Id--t? And that right there is the best reason not to discuss politics or religion with casual acquaintances. It is not conducive to good times
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2 months ago
slow61
I don't know. Seems like we got a good sampling rate of the gas prices nation wide, which was the point of the thread. People are frequently tempted to discuss their politics in those type of threads. I very much prefer not to hear the political opinions.
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2 months ago
slow61
67 airvair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > My first thought on this thread was that it should be labeled OT - off topic. After all, we are concerned with Corvairs, which never had catalytic mufflers. > > My second thought, after seeing someone ask as to how to put them on a Corvair, was WHY? > > My third thought is that, unless you are an au
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2 months ago
slow61
I wouldn't consider Delphi a stamp of quality these days. Like all large companies, its an international affair and often quality is put aside in the name of price. I will say that the last two pumps I have seen from Rock Auto were functionally fine, but they lacked the divot for the hold down bolt. I used a drill press to recreate the dimple to match the pump removed from the car on on
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2 months ago
slow61
If I'm reading this correctly, under normal operation, the ignition switch closes the relay, grounded at the oil pressure switch. The relay closing allows 12v from the battery through terminal 30 and out terminal 87 to the pump. Using the priming switch pulls power directly from the ignition switch.
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2 months ago
slow61
Around here, it was a 10 cent differential between grades up until about 5 years ago. Now its regularly 30 cents between grades, and sometimes 40 cents. Which means that premium costs 60 cents more per gallon at most gas stations than regular. Some times its 80 cents. I'm not sure how much toluene costs, but if you add 3 gallons of toluene to 10 gallons of 87 octane gasahol you sho
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2 months ago
slow61
Remove everything including the stick. Fit the carpet in. Use your sense of touch to find where to cut hole for stick. I've had some success using an old cheap soldering iron to puncture to make holes for bolts to penetrate for things like seat mounts. Good Luck.
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3 months ago
slow61
Do you have the corvair style distributor cap or is this the hei style cap that requires custom wires? Also, do you have the springs and sleeves to convert to the 140 distributor curve?
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3 months ago
slow61
How do you subscribe to Rick Norris's newsletter?
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3 months ago
slow61
Does it have the ported vacuum port?
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4 months ago
slow61
You've got a PM.
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4 months ago
slow61
Is this a case where a re-ring job may be all that's necessary?
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4 months ago
slow61
To those running 4 primaries, are you using the short strong secondary accelerator pump spring, or the regular primary type pump spring?
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5 months ago
slow61
You've got a PM.
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5 months ago
slow61
I am also interested
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2 years ago
slow61
There's no shortage of industrial maintenance jobs in/around Richmond, IN. The town itself, like much of the mid west, has suffered under the heroin and methamphetamine epidemic. It's not far from Dayton, OH which has a pretty good Corsa chapter, from what I understand. Plenty of cheap homes to be had, but there is a considerable amount Urban decay. Cost of living is low. Plenty
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2 years ago
slow61
I do believe the 2gc has the same bolt pattern as a Stromberg WW. Might go well with a Turbo. Eapecially if the ignition control is good. Could Introuble you to measure from the base of the throttle body to the air filter flange? Did you use the "master kit" that comes the pump and various bits and pieces?
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2 years ago
slow61
No. It's a 180 engine with a Stromberg WW, wrapped exhaust, and adv/ retard unit right now. I had to send my safeguard in for repair this past week. Cars also a bit lighter than stock. No back seat or carpet, plexiglass engine lid. Been shifting at 4500. I've been seeing 12 on the autometer boost gauge in 3rd, and I'm honestly kinda afraid I'll build more boost and da
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2 years ago
slow61
Hey Matt If that's the 0-60 time for your 110pg, what kind of 0-60 are you pulling down in your Turbo car? For reference, Our lakewood get about 20seconds 0-60 using an app on my phone, and the 61 turbo measured at 10.7 last weekend. The turbo has more in it for sure, but I'm too timid to hard launch and haven't been revving it out all the way between shifts.
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2 years ago
slow61
Yup, that's the one. It is certainly desirable. If it had 4 doors, I'd make it my summer daily.
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