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7 years ago
ron L
It is/was a device that kept your engine at a set temperature, based on maybe a user-selected ambient temperature. If this device was designed for water-cooled engines then it's possible the position of the red puck most approximated the warmed up temperature of a water-pumper. The solenoid probably pulls only once per cycle to initiate the choke.
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8 years ago
ron L
Converting an old PC power supply is a waste of time, been there done that. It lets you test 24v and 5v but I never found that useful. If you're set on 12V automotive testing, what you want is a "12V switching power supply" and can be had for under $30. Here are some examples: Banana plugs on the second one make things easier since you can get different types at the l
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8 years ago
ron L
You can also paint over Plasti Dip. I've done my wheels in Rustoleum bronze over Plasti Dip. Peels off when I want my chrome wheels back. I was thinking of using PD in my cove then applying the silver over it to see if I like it.
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8 years ago
ron L
Keep in mind theretrofitsource.com usually has good deals on black Friday. I'm planning to pick up an H1 conversion kit then for one of my cars.
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8 years ago
ron L
I saw that car in the backyard of his old shop many years ago. He did a good job cleaning it up and getting it going. He's been trying to sell it for a while and I think the sunroof is scaring people away. I noticed the later ads have been hiding the sunroof from view.
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8 years ago
ron L
Thanks. I swapped the shift coupler already but I couldn't pry the seal out enough and it was getting late and cold outside. Almost punched a hole in it to pry it out but I didn't know if I'd end up draining the whole axle in case I failed. I will try the drywall screw method next time.
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8 years ago
ron L
Just got my seal in the mail. Will gear oil come pouring out or is the shaft sealed enough to allow the swap?
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8 years ago
ron L
This might help. You sure they're called 3-piece and not 2-piece?
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8 years ago
ron L
chanceparker Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I have 17X8, ET20 BMW wheels on my car and they > fit fine. ET20 equals 5.28 backspacing just as > you stated. Me too, and so does azdave, MikeJ's former car, and a few others. Search for 17x8 or BMW wheels and there's a lot of info.
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8 years ago
ron L
Not mine.
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8 years ago
ron L
Bump steer reduction, proper camber curve, anti-dive, reduced unsprung weight... who needs any of that stuff when all this will end up doing is putt around the fairgrounds with Doo Ron Ron in the background. This is the proper way to build one.
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8 years ago
ron L
Adapters can be found on many applications from 4x4s to race cars. There is nothing inherently wrong with quality, correctly-mounted adapters. There are so many wheel choices for earlies that I don't think adapters are necessary. With the same bolt pattern many RWD compact car wheels are a direct fit. I kinda wish I had an EM because of specific wheels available for them. But yes, you ca
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8 years ago
ron L
gbirk1 Wrote: > The present van (2001, bought used with 30K miles > on it), has always had a very slight transmission > pump noise (at least that's what it sounds like) > since I bought it. It's just that the noise is > really starting to get loud now. The fuel pump on mine got progressively louder over time along with the power steering pump. You're sure
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8 years ago
ron L
If the filter/flush doesn't do it I'd go salvage yard trans with warranty if you just want another year out of it. A generic rebuilt unit would likely cost much less than rebuilding your existing one. I would only do a full rebuild at a reputable (i.e. expensive) shop if I was planning to keep the vehicle long-term. Just sold my one-owner 2000 with 120k on it and it still ran like it
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8 years ago
ron L
There is ground/power at the pump but it does not run? The pump runs fine when wired directly to power? Then your connection to the pump is no good, or your fuel is blocked. Do you hear the pump running? Is there power at 86 terminal when you are cranking? Are the bowls empty and you haven't cranked long enough?
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8 years ago
ron L
Look into a robotics forum. A stepper motor will not have enough strength to shift a PG without gear multiplication, on top of that it will need a custom controller with custom software written for it. A linear actuator with a some sort of external positional sensor would be ideal, but again requires custom software. For position sensing there are: potentiometers, inductive sensors, encoder wheel
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8 years ago
ron L
Matrix/Vibe have notoriously weak stock clutches, in case you sway your decisions toward a good deal on a manual. Mazda Protege/Protege5 is a good choice in the under-5k range, too. I own a P5 and there are many people on the forums running them in snow/rust areas and seem to last OK in that weather but the fender area above the rear bumper is prone to rust if not regularly cleaned out.
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8 years ago
ron L
Many years ago I used wordpress.org with good results.
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8 years ago
ron L
I see what you mean. I would've tried it if I knew about it then and save the hassle. Probably would have a more flush fit than the chrome trim, too.
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8 years ago
ron L
VairKing Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Looks great, I never thought of the plastic dip > when I painted my trim, the paint did not stick > well. Do you have rubber around your windshield? Not sure what you mean, but the windshield is held in with whatever glue the installer used and he glued the chrome strips on rather than gouging my paint with
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8 years ago
ron L
It sounds like his mind is already made and you can't change it. What are you looking for in a car? Although Corvairs are fun and different don't buy it for the wrong reasons. Have you driven one?
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8 years ago
ron L
I used PlastiDip on the chrome window trim to black them them out. Remember all the other chrome is painted body color. That chrome "stick" that separates the side windows isn't as distracting anymore to me.
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8 years ago
ron L
To make a nice clean hole in carpet use a soldering iron. I've done this with new carpet kits for seatbelt holes, shifter bolts, etc. Not sure how it would work with the original Corvair carpet.
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8 years ago
ron L
My 65 sedan has those too
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8 years ago
ron L
Does this happen mostly when cold? Have you checked the OVP (over voltage protection) relay? It has its own built-in 10A fuse and when it goes it will cause all sorts of problems when cold and part-throttle. It's the red relay in the upper left. Sometimes it's a different color.
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9 years ago
ron L
I'm pretty sure you aren't drawing 7A for 6 days. Sounds like a weak battery. Drain them once they'll never hold a long-term charge again. Have it load-tested with an actual battery tester; most places will do it for free.
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9 years ago
ron L
Considering the pic of Anthony's engine is in an album called "Layout ideas" we can be pretty sure he is not building/continuing Anthony's car.
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9 years ago
ron L
cnicol Wrote: > ...for my money I'd put up with smog > checks in favor of good EFI (rather than an > electric carburetor) and an airbag. JMO Same here. Old cars are fun but there's a middle ground (70s-late 80s) where carbs + increased use of smog quick-fix methods rushed in by the automakers dulled the experience. Even if you got a smog car from the "dark era"
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9 years ago
ron L
Sounds good, I'm just wondering if that width/backspace combo puts the wheel under the fender or directly in line with it. Hard to tell with the suspension drooped like that plus the track and camber will change a bit when on the ground. The stance on Ryan's car looks great too.
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9 years ago
ron L
How does it look at normal ride height? Got any pics? Gary Hoffman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Bassett, 8x15, 4.5" backspacing all the way > around.
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