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11 months ago
tkalp
Typically a rod knock will get worse under load. You might try dropping it in gear and loading it against the brake a bit and see what happens. You should try to do all the diagnostics that require a running engine before you open it up. Good luck, hope you find something simple. T. Kalp Wichita, KS
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11 months ago
tkalp
I had a '67 A/C convertible. It was the one I should have never sold. Think the body number was one off of Mark's. It was pretty loaded, 4-speed, 110, F-41 suspension, Quick Steering, Tele-Wheel with "wood" wheel, oh and Speed minder. AM radio and manual top. T Kalp Wichita, KS
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11 months ago
tkalp
Not the first time. There was a very nice Yellow '66 Corsa Turbo convertible that a local collector had his in house crew restore. It had the "optional" front shaker mounting also. I am presently working on a T-bucket that a friend of mine had almost built before he passed away. The guy was a good guy and I don't mind finishing the job so his sons can enjoy the car. Sad t
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1 year ago
tkalp
Mark Welte of the MCCA did some research on the "golden rods" and published his findings in the March 2021 issue of the FlatSix Journal, available at: When I pulled the power pack from my 27,000 mile '61 Greenbrier to replace a bad flywheel, I also pulled the shrouds for cleaning. It has the full fin cylinders and '60 style exhaust logs. It was a mid-year production date.
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1 year ago
tkalp
Thanks Steve, you are a great researcher and have a comprehensive library. Terry
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1 year ago
tkalp
Steve, you got me close to the answer. Mike Dawson was down to the shop for Juna Tuna today. I asked him and he was at the '81 convention and he was pretty sure it was Jon Brychta that had the Shark at the convention. T. Kalp Wichita, KS
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1 year ago
tkalp
Yep, that is surely the Shark the attached photo is when I found it in Ken Regan's basement. Note the details on the roll bar and the oval opening in the body. Wonder who brought it to the convention. Terry Kalp Wichita, KS
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1 year ago
tkalp
I have two '61 Monza parts cars that use the straight shifter and are factory bucket seat cars. Not sure the exact usage. Anyone see one on a bench seat '61? My 2/1/1961 P&A lists a 1st and 2nd design for the non Monza 3 speed shifter . . . T. Kalp Wichita, KS
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2 years ago
tkalp
When I turned 70 last April, they shut almost everything down. Drove my first Corvair in 1964 (I was 14 and it was my dad's Rampside) Bought my first Corvair in 1967 and proceeded to modify it a bunch (See the attached photo) Think when I joined the phorum I was using a phone modem. T. Kalp wichita, KS
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2 years ago
tkalp
Terry Kalp Wichita, KS
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2 years ago
tkalp
Here is a photo of how my Corsa uses the Corvair mounts for the Olds 315 (former Carl Kozad conversion) T. Kalp Wichita, KS
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2 years ago
tkalp
Looks a lot like these TrueSpoke wheels. T. Kalp Wichita, KS
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3 years ago
tkalp
There is a Kent Moore J- tool that was designed use to put the yoke on the spindle in the car. There is a photo and number for the tool in the '65 shop manual. If you are lucky maybe someone near by has one you can borrow, or be able to make one after seeing the photo. T. Kalp Wichita, KS
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3 years ago
tkalp
1987 Suburban. Bad heater core. To get it out had to remove the fender well, fasteners on both sides of the firewall. Core was trapped deep within the ducting. 1988 Fiero with a little over 9,200 miles (in 2018) coolant pouring out the front. Bad core . . . wasn't too hard to replace. Recently put a water pump on my '65 Barracuda. I don't like messing with anti-freeze. Anoth
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3 years ago
tkalp
Another spot to check for your oil leak is if there is a gasket surface difference between the block and the bellhousing. Sometimes there is a slight step in the gasket surface of the block vs. the bellhousing. The reason it would leak when running is that the cam timing gear is throwing a bunch of oil around in the cavity. At rest the oil level in the pan is higher than the timing gear cavity. A
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3 years ago
tkalp
Since I like to cut, grind and weld combined with the proper '64 parts being hard to find, I modify an EM mount for additional clearance for belt changes. Wrote it up in the April 2013 FlatSix Journal. Page 6. Link to modifying the mount story Won't clear an AC pulley but changing a fanbelt on a harmonic balancer engine in an EM. Many ways to the top of the mountain. T. Kalp Wich
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3 years ago
tkalp
My 1966 Corsa with factory Air Conditioning. IROC fronts on the rear rears on the front. 245/50-16 on the rear 205/50-16 on the front. Close no clearance problems. HD suspension. T. Kalp Wichita, KS
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3 years ago
tkalp
I sold a NOS reverse ring and pinion set at the CORSA convention this summer. Went to a guy wanting to build a Kelmark V8 Corvair. Attached are a couple of photo of the "Shark" Formula V car converted to Corvair power by Charlie Clark. First race car Charlie built at his shop. Nowhere as advanced as Seth's racer, but a lot of fun at 1100 lbs. Steve's advice about the
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3 years ago
tkalp
Most tracks are quite a bit cheaper to rent on a weekday rather than a weekend. Wonder how many racers could make a weekday race? T. Kalp Wichita, KS
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3 years ago
tkalp
She was as sweet and unassuming in real life as she was on TV. She will be missed. T. Kalp Wichita, KS
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3 years ago
tkalp
Luckily, I get to look at one about every day. Regular Corvairs are a lot easier to work on. An interesting part of Corvair history. As a teenager went with my dad to see Glenn Prey working on the prototypes. T. Kalp Wichita, KS
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3 years ago
tkalp
Another thing to check is all the seals and window adjustments. Keeping the cold air in is essential. Convertibles are usually more leaky than closed cars. T. Kalp Wichita, KS
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3 years ago
tkalp
Another work-around on the Kelmark style is to use a '65 4-speed transmission and a '66 or later input shaft. T. Kalp Wichita, KS
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3 years ago
tkalp
Eric, yep Ned sold it to Chris last October. Lots of good memories of that Corvair. T.Kalp Wichita, KS
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3 years ago
tkalp
I am no expert by any means, but have dabbled in "Ackerman" for over 50 years starting when I built my Corvair powered T-bucket when I was 17 to decades later when setting up the front end of the Corvair powered open wheeled formula racer. If you look at the diagrams Tony provided early in the discussion, then check out the steering layout of a stock Corvair you would discover that the
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3 years ago
tkalp
Thanks Steve, had seen the number translation somewhere. Checked everything except the P&A before I posted. Will know where to look next time . . . if I remember. T. Kalp Wichita, KS
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3 years ago
tkalp
A friend of mine picked up a very solid barn find 1965 Corsa. Helping him decode the body tag. I haven't found a trim line decoder for 1965. It is a Los Angles built car so has no letter for the interior code. the number on the tag is 795. It appears to be a Slate interior, but the seats have been redone with cloth (ugly) inserts. Any help will be appreciated. The exterior color is Glaci
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3 years ago
tkalp
Are these the GM optional wheels or aftermarket Dayton rim lace wires? Any photos of the adaptors? T. Kalp wichita, KS
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3 years ago
tkalp
Moving the rack forward and back can have a profound effect on Ackerman. How is your Ackerman now? Did you measure your bump steer with the tires turned 10 degrees? In theory a front steer car with a solid tie rod would need to have the tie rod ends outside a line between the upper and lower ball joints (Kingpin angle) The stock Corvair compensates for having the tie rod ends inside the Kin
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3 years ago
tkalp
I have had good luck using the LM Kent-Moore puller with longer, grade 8 bolts on EM yokes.Always make sure you get the thick washer under the Yoke bolt out before you use the puller. T. Kalp Wichita, KS
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