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7 days ago
Darrin
Those look great. Nice explanatory thread too! Thx
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7 days ago
Darrin
Just a quick note to give this thread a wrap. I checked everything and everything seemed fine except for the fact that the stock starters were turning rather slowly so maybe my battery was not fully up to the task And making them work too hard on the newly rebuilt slightly tight engine. I did install the high torque starter and I bought a diode wire from Summit racing for about 20 bucks and in
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10 days ago
Darrin
They look great. Congrats!
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13 days ago
Darrin
Here is my current beater. Top stays down. Kids on my sons HS football team take pics every time they see her. Nobody has queried on the rust holes on a sunny day. Really fun car. 110 4 speed. Teaching my son to drive in this one as it needs a pilot bushing so why not a clutch dis c as well? Fun.
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4 weeks ago
Darrin
Well, maybe we will be able to 3D print as many RR blocks with whatever date codes we want in just a few years (the 3D printer dudes will definitely have to do Corvette parts first :)).
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4 weeks ago
Darrin
Dave, I am still interested in one or two engine stands if you go back to that one. Thanks.
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4 weeks ago
Darrin
I am pretty sure these are the base belts, so I have seen red and black so far. Dave, I will send my son, Morgan Freeman, up to pick them up from your Morgan!
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4 weeks ago
Darrin
Not a smart guy, but I have a Canadian turbo Corsa with the same belts in red. So they are Canadian. There was a Canadian deluxe belt option as well that is pretty rare. Bob Slusher gave me a chrome insert for the Canadian option since he is a nice guy and I have a Canuck Corsa. Will post a pic if I can find it. I would be all over these for my coupe if they were red.
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4 weeks ago
Darrin
Here is one with the P word. The patina extends to not having any front floors.
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6 weeks ago
Darrin
They look great! Thx for sharing the fun.
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7 weeks ago
Darrin
No tach on this Monza and different engine than removed, but my impression is that takeoff is around 400-600 RPM higher than standard TC....but that is just a guess. Clark's claims a bit more. I can clearly state that it is not extreme and a nice addition to a 140 PG, but did not change my life or turn the MoreDoor Airvair into a rocket. Another very good upgrade from Clarks.
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7 weeks ago
Darrin
Thx for the feedback on others in use. The torque converter looked perfect. Will confirm that. I like the converter in action.
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7 weeks ago
Darrin
Yeah, indicator is next. Nobody who is using one chimed in. Will call Clark’s again too. Thx all
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7 weeks ago
Darrin
Thanks for the questions and vote of confidence, but, I do still screw things up all the time despite (or maybe because of) a lifetime of Corvairing! But, in this case, I am confident that I used correct LM flex plate (with no cracks) installed correctly. Of course all installed now so would have to pull things apart to check out of round on the ring gear. I have a Clark's high torque s
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7 weeks ago
Darrin
Not a high compression engine. Has NOS 140 heads that were lightly ported and all clearances (bearings etc) are in spec. Timing set at factory spec. Thx
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7 weeks ago
Darrin
Hi all, I just got off the phone with Clarks, but their techs were busy so they said to call back later. Will try here. Has anyone installed one of these? I did on a fresh 140 engine with a good transaxle that had no issues with a stock torque convertor. With the high stall and the new engine, I now broke my second starter nose. First one that broke was working fine on old engi
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2 months ago
Darrin
Shake that C pillar a bit. You may have a convertible with a little effort!
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2 months ago
Darrin
Really nice. How many miles? Looks very original and well stored. Congrats. Darrin
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4 months ago
Darrin
Not the expert you are waiting for here, but the fluid level bit is interesting. Is it possible that the new torque converter is bleeding fluid excessively back into the pan and only refills and works properly after a few miles? Excessive clearance on the bushing? Experts? Sorry BT, all my sentences here end with a question mark.
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4 months ago
Darrin
“My first car was a 69 Caprice, had hideaway headlights, very cool feature.“ Hey Don, my second car was a 69 Caprice. Big fun car and the headlight doors were cool. Used a little gas.
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4 months ago
Darrin
You are doing a good job of getting the word out. I imagine if the membership were concerned about this change (which I am not, and guess most will not care, just see it as a small improvement) that the board would ask for ballots...which has a cost. For this change, this procedure seems just fine.
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4 months ago
Darrin
Thanks for the link Dan. Just finished reading Wesley Ross’s account of D day and the rest of the European campaign. Fascinating.
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4 months ago
Darrin
I think they break up the nice front and rear lines on a LM, so I vote no....especially the rear, and the front benefits more from a nice spoiler than from bumper guards IMHO.
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4 months ago
Darrin
Great work! Southern California? California cars are awesome. Bolts can be removed. I did an FC front end rebuild a few years ago here in Maryland on a Texas van. I spent days on tortured disassembly. Definitely jealous.
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5 months ago
Darrin
Thanks Fred. The internet says it is model HS6 which means 1 3/4” bore, close to your measurement.
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5 months ago
Darrin
Hey Fred Which SU carb is it? Bore size or model number would tell. Thx
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5 months ago
Darrin
So, pretty much worry free then. :) That sounds like a lot of head gaskets. Makes sense that dealers would end up with one mechanic being the “Corvair guy” given the uniqueness of Corvair in the Chevy lineup and after warrantee repairs come back for prior workmanship issues. I bought a project Corsa last year that came with lots of documentation that showed that the original owner ha
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5 months ago
Darrin
You bought your Spyder new? What sort of repairs did it need the first few years from new? Cool pics.
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5 months ago
Darrin
Very cool. I had to watch it four times and finally pause it to make sure that blur was a Corvair!
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5 months ago
Darrin
Another pic that is too small...was too big first time I tried to post. Need to get a new resize program. Here is a 1 inch shard of rod bearing. Many bits in this nice aluminum Moore pan.
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