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That's great, now you can start writing Tech articles! B)- Corvanatics is the best!
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Yeah, that's much better. (tu)
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Thank you, glad to have you on the team! (tu)
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To drill & retap the original 11/32-24 out to 3/8-24 you would be wise to use this: Blue-Chip Tools flywheel hub tap guide tool Made by machinist Russ Davis - Corvair Guy available on eBay HERE The smaller original bolts don't fit the flywheel holes securely. 3/8-24 are a more common high strength flywheel bolt easy to find new ones.
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Van, I sure wish mine was that "easy" My 1963 Greenbrier has 1961 side doors on it from some previous owners work. The door handle has that hidden clip alright, but even with that removed the handle was NOT coming out. Turns out it was "pressed" into the latch lever bushing. It does not slip into the square hole, it must be hammered in place. This is the round part that your clip A fi
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You (and anyone else interested in Corvair Forward Control models) should join CORSA and Corvanatics - Support the hobby that supports you! Steve Spilatro of the Corvanatics Group and also CORSA's Social Media director has done an amazing job gathering published info about the FC models and posting this info online at our website. Here is an image from the 1963 Chevrolet Dealer's Showroom
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steve c goodman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I sent a PM to the OP with a list of known wagons > here in Colo > but seeing Marks' comment reminds me that once > upon a time there > was "The Lakewood Group", a chapter of CORSA as I > recall. > > I wonder if anyone here was a part of it and knows > where those > records
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Several here in Western Washington. 2 of 'em here at my house... Head over to the Lakewood Monza Group on Facebook.
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5 days ago
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jjohnsonjo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Never miss an opportunity to change a pilot > bushing in a Corvair. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hmmm, I'd check the cl
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5 days ago
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Best NOT to use a flame around flammable liquids and materials. Use an electric heat gun, such as the 1500 watt from Harbor Freight stores. (often under $10) Heat it then melt a small candle at the joint of the rear housing and distributor body. Keep it hot and twist and pull to free it up.
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Is your external sending unit ground wire installed and properly grounded? Many are non-functional/missing. The tank does not have a reliable ground, so the sender must be grounded to work properly.
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1963RedBrier Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I will never understand why Chevrolet put BLACK > interiors in convertibles... <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Simple - C
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Here's an enhanced version = you can read Highway Patrol on the door of the cruiser. Someone got confused by the mirrored lettering on the nose of the AMBULANCE
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8 days ago
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A "Positraction" (limited slip) differential wasn't even standard on Corvette. Chevrolet - and other manufacturers love to have you "let your fingers do the walking" thru the Options list when ordering your car. I'd have to say that a 5-7% number on an option is pretty rare, though not as rare as some others. Such as N44 Quick Steering or F41 HD suspension. 4-5% is the range for Factory
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8 days ago
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I sniffed this out at a local auto parts store. Vairy handy when you need it. Yes I am a tool Junkie.... That's Phillips bit comes out and the quarter hex socket Drive goes in the ratchet. (tu)
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8 days ago
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GUys, this is not just a stock Corvair. This is one of Mel's 'Zilla series EM Corvairs: I believe this 409 powered 1960 Sedan is "Godzilla" No issues with the belt on this one...
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9 days ago
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Lil' ol' Yenko Chevrolet in Canonsburg Pennsylvania sure did. They even created a whole "Stinger" which was largely based on a Corvair, but was in the SCCA's rules deemed to be a newly minted vehicle by Yenko as a manufacturer. Don Yenko shared the love, by working with SPAN inc. to sell Stingers (and other Yenko creations) to other dealerships such as those you noted in addition to many others
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9 days ago
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American Mel Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > vairmech Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > The oil level is normal as you describe it. The > > only reason you would need the baffles is if > you > > are going to autocross or road race. I have yet > to > > starve an engine on any clo
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9 days ago
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All Corvair axle shafts are the same length. The entire "Uni-Pak" drivetrain is off-set 1.5 inches to the left to allow the axles to be the same on each side.
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9 days ago
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Did they bypass the rectangular connector? Please post a photo of the wiring repair. First, check that your linkage is allowing the carburetors to open fully. Replacing the carburetors affects the linkage. They need to be adjusted for "balance" or even opening between the two carburetors, then for choke operation, and finally for full throttle operation. Also check your ignition timing settin
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HA! If Steve didn't have his day job, he would be able to afford to re$tore his beloved FCs!! How to make a small fortune restoring Corvairs - Start with a large fortune!
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9 days ago
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Might consider changing the Transaxle lube to improve the shifting. Need a GL-4 rated lube with additives that are OK for our manual transmission synchronizers. I use Amsoil MTG Synthetic Gear Lube which has the extreme pressure (EP) additives needed for the hypoid gears in the diff, but also has protection additives for the yellow metals of the synchronizers. There are a few other synthetic G
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10 days ago
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US Royal was an original supplier to GM for tires used on Chevrolet. That imprint is one used back in the 1960s for the Corvair tires. Quite likely that yours is an original spare tire. Firestone was another brand that was an original supplier to Chevrolet for the Corvair. A few years ago, a new 1963 Corvair Monza coupe was bought at the Lambrecht Auction in Pierre Nebraska by Pete Borchert
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HA! You think that Jay, Harry, Meghan, Alex, Barb, Clint, Cal, Jeff, Rafee even own a camera?! They are their own PhotoSphere.... Now, put Moto on that list..... he has Chicken Little taking photos of him!
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DrDarby Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ..... > > The owner and his wife were out for a drive, > smelled smoke and got out. I was told they saw > smoke, lifted the back seat and saw a wire > smoldering. Then left the seat up and the doors > open and ran away from it thinking it would > explode ?! <<<<<<<<<&
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12 days ago
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Lower the rear of the engine a few inches. Use a jack under the shock mount to compress the spring as you work at getting the bolts in.
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14 days ago
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The Allies invasion of Normandy "Operation Overlord" began today. Thousands made the ultimate sacrifice. Tens of Thousands succeeded in the largest amphibian/air surprise assault in military history. Plenty of great info on D-DAY available on the internet these days. I commend to you this personal account by: Wesley R Ross SN 0-472141 O.I.C. Gap Assault Team #8, that landed on Omaha Be
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Indeed, Richard Lentinello is a loyal CORSA Member and certified "Corvair Nut"!! Looking forward to his books.
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15 days ago
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Greg, Isn't there a "Electrical Rebuild" shop within reasonable distance? I know a lot of the old shops are fading away, but you might get lucky and find someone that is experienced. I'm an advocate of installing a relay back at the starter to apply direct Battery 12 volts to the solenoid Start terminal. Then the wire that goes thru several connectors to the key switch and back is only neede
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