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7 weeks ago
slow61
Same thing happened to my father with his 63. I believe he had a local mechanic write a letter stating the value of the car to be what it was, instead of the 38000 or whatever the state thought it should be. I had never heard of this happening until it happened to my dad, but apparently here in Ohio its become a thing lately.
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3 months ago
slow61
If he is swapping to a LM front suspension, presumably he'll be keeping the larger front brakes of the LM. So his question is really about how well the combination of LM front and EM rear brakes will work together.
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5 months ago
slow61
Marco_a_p Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > > EG3: The Federal Tax credit reduce my over cost of > buying the car. Um, yes. But is not a $4000 > reduction in the over all purchase price of the > car, its more like $800. A $4000 tax credit means > im not paying FEDERAL Tax on $4000 of my income, > which for simpliplict is about 20%
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5 months ago
slow61
Where did you source rattle cans matching your original paint code?
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5 months ago
slow61
Well, I was saving for a downpayment on a house, but I think my girl will understand...
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6 months ago
slow61
Out of curiosity, how much will you be asking for that mini when you do sell it? My DD is a 95 caprice with 240,000+ miles on it and my girlfriend has pointed out several times that I should be looking for something more practical. I however don't want to drive something boring. Having 6 speeds might make an economical car easier to stomach.
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7 months ago
slow61
8 months ago
slow61
There was a version of the 3800 in Trans-ams and Camaros circa 2000. They were setup for a 4l60E. Thats where I'd start if I HAD to have a 3800 s10... I'd just use the vortec 4.3 though. Vortec heads respond very well to a little bit of extra cam.
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8 months ago
slow61
You stopped in Eaton for lunch? Where'd you dine? The Skyline or the Pizza Hut? Or the Subway inside the Walmart? If you came up 127, you came about 1/8 of a mile from my house. :)
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8 months ago
slow61
Andrew Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Those clear engine lids are cool but are as heavy > or almost as heavy as a steel part. I weighed one. With the gutters, its 5 lbs less than a stock steel part. Not exactly a light weight racing hood. I never knew there was an original light set, but I've been brain storming a setup like the import cr
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8 months ago
slow61
I have a Flaming River quick box and a set of stock arms that were modified by LeVeque to match factory quick arms. I think its a pretty nice setup, and I'm sure he can modify more.
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8 months ago
slow61
Gas-a-just shocks are a step up from their normal shocks. The set I put on my EM are OK on the front, but not nearly stiff enough in the rear for my taste. They leave quite a bit of bounce. I know its not an issue for LM, but they were also a bit longer than they should be for the rear of an EM.
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8 months ago
slow61
Now theres a deal. Payed more than 2x this for a new one last year.
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8 months ago
slow61
Have you tried to double clutch it? I don't know if it will help, but its worth a try. My transmission requires pretty good rev matching before I can downshift 3 to 2 as well. But I rebuilt it myself with my grandfather, and probably skimped on a few things that should not have been skimped on. Like synchros. Some people swear that gl5 lube in their transmission makes the synchros functi
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8 months ago
slow61
Sent out an order today. These are gonna really set off the engine in the slow61.
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9 months ago
slow61
LOL. Cody hasn't a wife or kids, now do I suspect the time to deliver it to you.
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10 months ago
slow61
I installed some "screw in" types in my 61. Went in just fine. Kinda tricky getting them lined up right.
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10 months ago
slow61
Assuming the seats and door panels are vinyl, cleaning isn't really very hard. Soap and water, followed by a preserving spray of some kind. Making a basic slip covers for the seats out of some towels or the like helps tremendously keeping it clean, but then you end up driving around with a car that has towels covering the seats. As far as I'm concerned, as long as you don't have white carpet,
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10 months ago
slow61
Phil Dally Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > slow61...the turbo pickles itself as soon as the > boost comes off. > > No worries about any water in the comprssor > housing damage. > > For that matter the entire motor pickles itself at > the same time. > > Don't forget the ignition loop for the water > pump...hydrolock i
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10 months ago
slow61
Thanks everyone for the input. I have some reservations about injecting pre-turbo, mostly fears about water erosion on the turbo blades. Is that ridiculous?
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10 months ago
slow61
I'm going to install a water/methanol injection system on my 180 engine. I'd like input from anyone who has used a water/methanol injection system. I have my eye on a Devil's Own universal kit. I'm looking for opinions on nozzle placement. I see a few pictures where someone has mounted dual nozzles, one on each side of the crossover tube, right before it enters the head. It looks very slick
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10 months ago
slow61
American Mel Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Ken, its a funny thing, but Corvair people are the > only ones I have ever even mention "rocker > geometry"! Really? Because I've had this conversation over on the impala ss forums regarding having the block decked effecting the length of pushrods necessary.
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10 months ago
slow61
LOL, I've already struck a deal with a forum member for one, but I did just get the supplement last week and completely missed the clutch cables. Their catalog does need some help.
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10 months ago
slow61
My father's 63 Monza snapped its clutch cable. Right now its held together with cable clamps, but I would like to replace it and I hear the repros don't last as long. So anybody have a NOS cable for sale? needpart
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10 months ago
slow61
65-70 should be 3250-3500 RPM, and should be no problem for a healthy corvair.
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10 months ago
slow61
Location?
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10 months ago
slow61
Ad says it needs new fuel pump and ignition coil, as well as having a small break leak. If that is all it needs, then maybe its a fly out, drive back. But I translate that to "has no gas or spark" and "brakes don't work" It would be hard for me to feel confidant about a that on a drive back.
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10 months ago
slow61
YenkoYS-100 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > > Which means.......the consumer gets to pay more > for the same product. > > Oh, BTW....it's "Paid", not "Payed". Just a FYI. > :) The price would probably go up. I'll concede that. A $2/hr raise for all the production employees involved with making automotive parts would probably
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10 months ago
slow61
glivorsi Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If you make more than minimum wage then a raise is > minimum raise is a pay cut for you. If I make > $15/hr and MW is raised, I won't get another dime. > I disagree. Here is why. Minimum wage in OH is 7.85/hr at the moment. To work at the factory I am employed at, you have to start as a "temp" wor
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10 months ago
slow61
Test fit my new rear deck lid. Still too cold to do much else.
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