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Frank DuVal
I see both sides of this discussion. In the case of an automatic transmission, it is usually going to get torn down for a rebuild later, so no worry about old fluid with swelling compounds contaminating the new seals. Now, if it needs just a torque converter seal or such, that can be easily replaced from the outside, YES, no swelling magic. Great pictures, Craig!(tu)
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Yesterday
Frank DuVal
QuoteMattfront spindle dust caps The brass "spring" inside the dust cap is the 'static collector". Junk, I've never seen a strap installed under the car, dragging on the ground, for radio static. I HAVE seen them installed for dissipating the static charge that zapps humans in the winter. The chains under trucks are usually on fuel trucks, and the static is dissipated so when the driver puts
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Yesterday
Frank DuVal
QuoteMarcoWhy not just swap in the sector block and pitman shaft from the 65 into the 67 box Wouldn't these be the worn parts that Larry is trying to replace? I've never seen the actual box wear out, and the bushings/bearings are replaceable.
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
Apples an Monkeys again. Shoes, not PADS are discussed in this thread, for stock Corvairs. The write up is here, not on sites that discuss power assist drum brake cars, disc brake cars, etc. I do admit that searching with the terms brake shoe hardness on this site produced only one result. :S The guy (Corventure Dave) was talking FC shoes, not Late Model car shoes when he mentioned not liking
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
Aircraft stripper would be my first choice to try. Keep it wet (you can wrap the part in plastic after stripper is applied). It is mostly MEK anyway.... At least it was years ago.;)
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
I agree with those that say to ask the paint company. Find the company that made the paint, ALL the paint, not just the top coat. Only they know how long their products take to completely dry. Trapping solvents is a sure way to ruin a paint job.
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
The 60 in the photos came from Ohio. He won the hard luck award, as he started out bringing his 62 Monza wagon, but the oil pressure light came on 50 miles from his home. Confirmed oil problem (vs chaffed wire or temperature switch issue) by removing wire from sending unit. So, he had it towed home and came in the 60 700 4 door. He also won long distance award, since we counted the 100 miles of t
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
Here are two shots from earlier on Saturday, as we were setting up for the people's choice voting. More people have showed up this morning, having waited out the Friday and overnight rain. Still drizzling at this time. More showed up after I took these pictures, all the way to Noon arrivals. Later the skies cleared for the rally through the countryside. We had only one outside vendor, a
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
Well, it sounds like there was never a master cylinder problem. A quart of brake fluid is cheap (I assume you are using that cheap stuff, not DOT 5), and a quart to bleed a dry system is not excessive waste. All hydraulic brake systems need no leaks and bleeders at the top of air pockets, aka wheel cylinders/calipers. You are getting close!(tu)
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
QuoteTedThe gap tends to widen I've never seen this. The rubbing block gets bigger? Points closing up is the major complaint as the rubbing block, cam and shaft bushing wear. This causes retarded timing.
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
I'm still confused on where a condenser would connect to a front wheel.:S A condenser is another name for the same electronic component called a capacitor. With the engine not running, there will be NO spark plug noise, generator noise or voltage regulator noise. What does a portable AM transistor radio operating near the car sound like? Same noise? What? You don't own a portable rad
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
Sorry, eye to brain converted urethane to Nylon. Apples and cats again....:D
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
Yes, the link gives choices of serrated flange nuts or lock nuts. Neither is what we should be using for Corvair head nuts!::o
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
So there are 2 1/2” brakes on the front and only 2 “brakes on the rear? One wonders what other problems are lurking from the pervious owner.....::o
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
So you swapped your front and rear drums? Or bought two more 2 1/2” drums to put on the front? You do not have 2 1/2” shoes and drums on the rear? :S:S
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4 days ago
Frank DuVal
For the worse. There are discussions on this forum about how all urethane strut rod bushings do not allow the rear suspension system to move like it was designed. The "one end urethane" is a compromise for ride and not swelling the inboard rubber bushing with leaking Powerglide fluid and rear axle lubricant. "Both end urethane" is for racing or other applications a casual driver does not n
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4 days ago
Frank DuVal
Lots of GM vehicles, not just Cadillacs. Once you see this it makes an unforgettable impression!:)-D
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4 days ago
Frank DuVal
I was slow posting picture, not technical savvy, couldn't post picture from phone, had to send to PC. Anyway, here is a earlier picture of the Corvairs who came out in the pouring rain. Weather better now. More pictures later. People rolling in now, come on down!
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5 days ago
Frank DuVal
Ah Ha! I did not look the width up in the shop manual. Well, I actually got the 2 and 2.5" from 40 years of working on them. :D Yes, the shop manuals have errors. Here is a list, line 79 addresses the reversed numbers for rear brake width. I think this is also in the FAQs on this site.
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5 days ago
Frank DuVal
Craig and Tim are right, you can fill either one and wait for the fluid to level out into the other unit, but it will take a long time. Put it in both. You can always use the online manuals at the Corvanatics website.
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5 days ago
Frank DuVal
I'm confused. Is this static with the engine not running? What did you ground? Condenser at the left front wheel? Matt is right, the antenna base does need to be grounded. Usually accomplished by the "teeth" of the mount part underneath the fender digging into the fender. Rust here can complicate matters.
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5 days ago
Frank DuVal
Interesting about Virtual Vairs, all the posts have gone back to almost 100% Corvair, and the answers are almost 100% correct also! All the crap and drama has left to populate Facebook and other forums. Even VV-Talk is almost non-existant. I don't like the page layout of Facebook, too segmented, small pictures, small typing space. Maybe it can be changed, but then I would have to spend time
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5 days ago
Frank DuVal
And to answer the original question, NO I would not use locking nuts for a head nut because how in the world would you get an accurate torque reading?:S Plus, I see black oxide fasteners rust QUICK in salty environments out here (and on ships).::o
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5 days ago
Frank DuVal
QuoteJimI see in latest Corsa Communique someone is selling a new and better Head Nut.No cheap but will solve all issues. QuoteVairismoI see in latest Corsa Communique someone is selling a new and better Head Nut.No cheap but will solve all issues. That would be Russell Davis, a member of CVCC, who got tired of stripping the "new" head nuts and set out to make improved head nuts. He does hav
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5 days ago
Frank DuVal
Leaving late morning to get there. See you all then!:)-D
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5 days ago
Frank DuVal
QuoteKen Anyone ever see a 66 style back up light blank? There would be no need for GM to have produced a 66-69 back up lamp blank because the Federal safety standards made backup lamps mandatory on these models. Same requirement as an outside mirror starting in 1966. A 1966 500 model with NO options would have backup lamps and a left door outside mirror.
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6 days ago
Frank DuVal
I buy the Clark's bushings and install them this way: Inner strut rod bushing gets the nylon C4604 bushings and the outer bushing gets the C4376. Yes, the rubber ones are a bear to install. Got to start all the parts halfway in with lots of liquid soap. The nylon ones are easy with a press. Well, compared with the rubber ones!::o I see why Ken uses the metal shell ones and modifies the arm...
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6 days ago
Frank DuVal
QuoteChuckWith the FLAPS having the shoes reversed, front to back, and shorter primary pad size no wonder many of the Corvair people complain about stopping power. I just checked Roak Auto and Advance (I cannot access Autozone on this computer:S) and both list the correct brake shoe numbers for the correct axle position of the shoes. QuoteI said above:Late Model Corvair: 246 is the rear s
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8 days ago
Frank DuVal
That is classic vapor lock on a Corvair. I also added an electric fuel pump to my 66 AC sedan, just to cure this. Switch on when needed, run mechanical the rest of the time. Matt was asking a real question. I have gotten several Corvairs that were suffering heat soak vapor lock to start using this method. Walk back into store and buy a non-sugared drink or cup of ice. Return to car, place ice
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8 days ago
Frank DuVal
Excellent!:)-D
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