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6 days 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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10 days 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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11 days ago
Darrin
Hey Fred Which SU carb is it? Bore size or model number would tell. Thx
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14 days 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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15 days 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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19 days 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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20 days 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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22 days ago
Darrin
Phil, is that a bolt ring for a flywheel welded to the bearing? To make a bad pressure plate work?
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22 days ago
Darrin
Four screws actually. I do not think it has anything to do with the rod, I was going to post a pic of the bearing shards that were in the pan. Tearing down a dead 140. Pic was too big. Not a mystery to solve. Engine was filthy inside.
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22 days ago
Darrin
Pic says it all...HB “fix”. Engine spun out a rod bearing.
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4 weeks ago
Darrin
Pretty clearly modified. Step is removed and quench area modified. You can CC the heads for volume and calculate what the compression ratio would be. Looks professionally done. The result will be lower compression ratio than stock 110 but might be good lower compression with resistance to preignition due to the remaining quench area? Does it have deep valve seats installed?
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4 weeks ago
Darrin
Hi Bob, Consider Ken Hands matched springs and shocks for excellent bounce control. I put this kit in my 65 Greenbrier and the change was dramatic and very stable. I believe they were Monroe shocks but not sure if the number listed above is what he sells. Darrin
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5 weeks ago
Darrin
Condolences to both the Helt, and Corvair families. Bob was a nice person and an expert of the first order. So many threads here call out for Bob to comment. He will be missed.
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5 weeks ago
Darrin
Yes, complete interior trim panels that go on the doors. Thanks for the additional clarity!
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5 weeks ago
Darrin
Thanks Dave, exactly what I wanted to learn...based on your experience. Will keep measuring when I do a new PG/Diff mating ceremony! Clearer to me now where the variation comes from. Much appreciated.
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5 weeks ago
Darrin
Thanks Rory, will follow up. Ted, that is a good idea. Will consider non-white, non-red as well if I cannot find white.cards.
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5 weeks ago
Darrin
I know I have a stack of these mostly from late models so wondering if someone has these for an early four door in good used condition. These are for my brother's 61 Monza sedan with white interior, I think any set that are early model and white would be fine for his purposes. Red could work as well I think...better than the curled and delaminated originals. Let me know what you are willin
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5 weeks ago
Darrin
Excellent write up and pics Dave. I have a question about outcomes. I have made this measurement three times now and every time the factory stack of two shims measuring .032 in. each brought the assembly to spec. I checked the remaining four pg differentials I have sitting around and all had two shims same size. The danger seems to be too little clearance and the factory stack addresses
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6 weeks ago
Darrin
I bought a set of Neway cutters about ten years ago and have used them on four sets of heads. Would say they have paid for themselves already. I bought my set used on ebay and it had most of what I needed and I bought a few more pieces over the last couple of years. Works well once you get confident on the cuts.
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6 weeks ago
Darrin
Marty worked on my Corvairs when I was still a twenty something in Los Angeles. Good times. Good man. Will take a look in the parts bin.
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6 weeks ago
Darrin
I have never seen one either...thx for sharing the pic Dave. Still learning.
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6 weeks ago
Darrin
Putting trim around the Spyder dash is something I have never seen before. Unique and interesting and lots of good metalwork. Though I admire the craftsmanship, I am not sure what it wants to be.
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7 weeks ago
Darrin
I just voted for every name on the ballot...easy choices here as only a few hardy volunteers have put their names forward leaving each slot with a single candidate. Much thanks to Bryan and John in my region...and to all board members/candidates. I love Corsa and hope to contribute more when I retire in a few years, but most of these folks have full time jobs!
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7 weeks ago
Darrin
I use the USPS like my own personal delivery system. Maybe I should be investigated too!
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2 months ago
Darrin
You did a great job on this car. Cute kids too!
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2 months ago
Darrin
Hi Dave, did you drag her home? I have a Corvair Depot just south of Catlett so there are Corvairs in the neighborhood as Frank mentioned. I have several Corvairs and lots of parts and know where lots of additional parts are! That is the correct turbo for a 63 so maybe the engine is original as well. Good project and sounds like the price is right. Rust, as always equals work. At lea
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2 months ago
Darrin
Beautiful.
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2 months ago
Darrin
That was easy, now 53rd.
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2 months ago
Darrin
RIP Don. Condolences to his family and friends.
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