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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
seth, good to know. I've never seen one on any of my cars.
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
I got it put back together and off the blocks it's been on for 4 months.
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
You know, I just remembered that I used a degreaser and washed out the engine with the shroud off during this whole process. Whatever is smoking SHOULD burn off after a few more drives.
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
No pinging, I checked the oil and don't remember the dipstick being hot. The oil filter was too hot to hold onto; I checked it for tightness because there was a drip. Maybe it's been too long and I'm not used to old engines anymore! The lack of power paired with the smoke after shutdown drew my attention.
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
Idled it for a while while washing the dust off, and then took it around the block. It doesn't seem to have much power, but I think both carbs are working. I'll play with the timing later now that it's running. And it seems really hot; smoke coming up the fan when shut off. The belt is working. I know the oil pump is engaged. Could it just be burning off oil from sitting?
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
I just copied the photo above for vac advance position. I found a written set of instructions online and set my timing to 14 degrees btdc and placed the #1 wire position clockwise from the vac advance, turned oil pump to fit, and inserted distributor with rotor pointing to #1. Wouldn't you know, it started right up! I hooked up the timing light and had to adjust it a little, but not much.
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
I'm getting around to putting my new distributor today. Engine was disturbed, I have located TDC #1 and slightly adjusted timing to "0". I tried to find proper position to place dist, but manuals don't give a hint. I looked at some pics online, and most have the vac advance pointing nearly straight to the passenger side, and the #1 wire in the first position Clockwise from it. My previous tune
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
wired up correctly, done for today. Carbs and fuel lines tomorrow, maybe test start.
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
thanks!
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
I've looked up wiring diagrams for my 1963 80hp. I've found two different ones. One shows resistor wire from engine harness connector paired with yellow going in to the starter (R?) and to the POS coil post, and the coil NEG post to the distributor. The other shows resistor wire going from engine harness connector to the coil NEG post, which is also going to the distributor; and a yellow wi
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
thanks again, Matt! Maybe by the time I'm done messing with cars I'll know something...
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
This is such a simple question I couldn't find the answer with a web search. The resistor wire on my car had failed and was replaced with a standard wire. Not a problem because I was using pertronix. I switched back to points because the pertronix plate was damaged in my sheared dist drive gear event. I bought a ballast resistor to take the place of the resistor wire, a BWD RU12, which I was t
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
Looking at these and other pics, I think I have been trying to put the bolt piece on backwards. The tab was on the other side. I'll give it another go tomorrow. Thanks for the help!
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
Nothing has changed since I took out the throttle shaft, I never took the cable off. The position of the Piston should be the same as it was before I dropped the pan and took out the throttle shaft. I'm dry-shifting, I don't have the pan back on (or I should say I'm ATTEMPTING to dry'shift, the lever won't budge when I put on the end piece with the nut).
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
Pan is dropped, which is how and why I am able to put the inner two pieces that go on the shaft back after they fell out when removing the shaft; with the pan off to loosen the nut on the end piece.
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
Finally getting around to putting me throttle lever with new o-ring back in. I read the manual and heeded warnings to do so, but installing the inner parts with the lever at "D", I cannot get the lever to shift back to "N". It will shift to "L" but not the other way. When I took the shaft out and the inner parts fell out, it was in "N"; my logic tells me that I should re-install everything in "N"
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
Designed to use a Corvair motor, very few made. Check it out.
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
thanks!
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
I replaced the o-ring on the lever, I had to take off the pan to get it out. As I pulled out the lever shaft, the inside lever assembly came falling out. I did not look to see how it was oriented before it came out. The end part with the locking bolt is obvious because I know where it was in order for me to get a socket on it. The manual and parts catalogs have too small a picture for me to make
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
I don't know if it's high volume. The clamp works well, I could not turn the dist. by hand even with extreme force when it was tight. Someone suggested that the petronix might be the reason it wants to turn, but I don't know why that would be. The shaft turns, but there is a fair amount of side-to-side play.
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
Having a good time taking apart the rear part of the motor, no complications. It's been nice weather here, close to 70 all week (I love climate change). The distributor drive gear (finally correct term) was shredded, came off easy, nothing else seams to be damaged. While I have the motor dropped down, I'll do some other stuff. I need to replace the valve cover gaskets, maybe inspect the valves.
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
Correction: Timing gear. It looks like it goes on with a woodruff key, so maybe I DON'T have to remove the engine to replace it.
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
I found where the brass/bronze shavings came from: the cam gear. It looks like I have to tear the engine apart to replace it.
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
Steve, you are correct! I pulled the distributor, and there are a LOT of bronze shavings on the shaft. I believe the distributor shim is disintegrating. I'm going to get a whole new rebuilt rather than piece stuff together. Underground has the correct 80hp I need at a great price. Any thoughts about getting all the bronze shavings out of the crankcase?
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
Driving my car a little more now that I'm going to sell it, I noticed that the distributor wants to rotate clockwise even when I have the hold-down really tight; I CANNOT spin the distributor with my hands to move it back to position for proper timing (yes, I tried on a drive when I didn't take a tool kit with me to loosen the nut...). I replaced a broken shaft gear pin a few years ago, but it wa
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3 years ago
surlyoldbill
forsale What's wrong with me, you ask? SELLING your last Corvair?! I have too many other projects going on, and I just mothball this car in the winter and drive it maybe 500 miles at most each summer. Someone else would probably get more pleasure out of it. I'll get another one sometime in the future, and the significant other does not like riding in convertibles anyway. $2500 80hp, p
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4 years ago
surlyoldbill
For us old people; The next time you see a Chevy Volt, try NOT to see a Vega. I think it was a practiacl joke by the designers to style the Volt like the Vega.
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4 years ago
surlyoldbill
I wish I still had my 1973 Thing, too! I think I sold it for $800. I also wish I had my 63 Fender Jazzmaster that I bought at a pawn shop for $90; worth over $10,000 now.
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4 years ago
surlyoldbill
I grew up in OR, lived in CO for a while, and now live in The Beast (in pig latin it's called The East Bay). Only the urban counties of CA are restrictive and regulated to death. You don't need to smog your 1975-present vehicle in most rural counties. The only reason a reasonable person would live in CA is the weather; unless you have a high paying job that can only be obtained in CA. While
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4 years ago
surlyoldbill
Corvair often at Hot August Nights has plate "F NADER".
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