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Frank DuVal
Right, no Muncie in any Corvar unless you adapted some weird transmission.:D The input shaft has to match the transmission. According to my copy of the second edition of the Junkyard primer, there are three shafts. There are 4 pictures, but two have the same description. So, no help here....:D 4 pictures: 60 to 63 three speed, 21 3/4" long 60 to 63 four speed, 23 1/4" long 64 to 65 thr
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Frank DuVal
If the surface looks good, and it ran OK in service, and you are in there for a worn disc or just R&I engine and looking around for "while I'm in here..." , I run an 8" DA with 40 or 80 grit paper lightly to give it a uniform look. I'm not trying to remove any metal, just giving a non-directional finish. I do the flywheel too. And not just on Corvairs. Now, if you are in there because there is
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Yesterday
Frank DuVal
In case this has never come up before, The transverse leaf on a 64 Corvair can be reshaped by any spring outfit that works on big trucks. They are used to re-arching leafs! In Richmond I used Thurston Spring Service. They do have a small alignment rack for small vehicles too....;)
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Yesterday
Frank DuVal
QuoteJoelSend that junker to me! No, Joel, the cliff in my backyard is much closer for Lee to safely dispose of the vehicle!:D Also check for holes in the floats, proper float level (do you have 61-63 carbs or 64 and later carbs? setting different). When you hold the top cover in your hand, float/needle/seat assembled, blowing into the fuel inlet should not pass any air with the top inver
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
Well Monza109, if someone has to lie about what they will do with a car in order to buy it, that is dishonest. What else will they be dishonest about?:S Story goes to show moral character of the guy. Not snarky at all, more of a warning. Prospective buyer not being shown into the shop? Big red flag. Sounds like shady used car dealings. Not a friendly Corvair environment. Again, not snarky,
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
Hub assemblies also interchange between 65 and 66-69, just have to match the 4 bolts to the hub yoke. Insides all the same.
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
I also use Nitrile gloves for messy jobs and just to keep scratches/cuts down. Money down the sewer is common. When I worked in wastewater treatment, one always walked by the grit screens to check for money. A quick wash and it spends just fine.:D Now if one finds multiple hundreds, probably counterfit! City of Richmond had combined sewer and storm drains then, so money dropped on the s
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
Bryan Blackwell installed the late model crossmemberin his wagon. Kept the 4 lug pattern but nice big late stock sway bar. Maybe on his website? Autoxer.Skiblack.com. If not, his contact info is on that site. Whatever Smitty did, don’t knock it. The combination autocrossed very well and towed his travel trailer to almost 49 states. I do know he did not tow a trailer to Hawaii.:D P M
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
I understand radiators before recovery tanks became standard equipment, they were designed to not fill all the way. If crossflow, then the top rows would be empty in use, after the initial burp. So, if a radiator as designed needed all the tubes full of water to reject engine heat, and there is no overflow tank, someone goofed! Not saying this is the Vega problem, just talking in general terms.
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
Craig, I followed everything except this first step: Air in coolant led to small coolant loss at head > gasket. Where did the air come from?
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
Only 95 HP engines mated to manual transmissions used the cast pulley. See the description, PG (all HP in 164 cu in) uses balancer.
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
Right, Joel, they were silicon aluminum like Mercedes, Porsche, etc. It was the overheating issue that moved the block more than the cast iron head (only aluminum head Vega was the Cosworth) and distorted the cylinders. If only a larger radiator was installed and the car not sold as an American car, it would have worked wonderfully, like the same alloy in Mercedes and Porsche has shown!:)
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4 days ago
Frank DuVal
Don't forget the "tin" under the cylinders! aka cylinder baffles.:D
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5 days ago
Frank DuVal
Sandblast it first. Looks waaaayyyy better than most east coast rods!(tu)
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8 days ago
Frank DuVal
Wow, Steve, I thought the small diameter section was an east coast thing. I have had several rods break when I tried to remove the nut, as there was very little rod under the sleeve. No Kroil? Mix ATF and Acetone 50/50 and soak liberally. No Acetone? Just use ATF, takes longer, does not creep as well, but gets there eventually. 24" at least breaker bar and deep socket. (tu) Pipe extension
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8 days ago
Frank DuVal
They still sell coffee in cans?:D
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8 days ago
Frank DuVal
I think the problem is ether is way too easy to spray too much, which will cause damage. If just a fraction of a second burst is applied to the intake snorkle and the engine sputters on cranking, then fuel issues. Not trying to make it start! But real easy to spray too much, causing preignition, etc, real metal damaging sounds!::o Certainly if you can get a capful of gasoline down the intake,
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8 days ago
Frank DuVal
Yes, #5. C701 Have you had the engine separated from the transaxle recently?
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8 days ago
Frank DuVal
QuoteBrizo because OD and lock-up AT's didn't exist and most all the cars turned that fast Well, well, now for the history lesson. The first automatic transmission designed and sold by Borg Warner Detroit Gear division, the DG 200, had a lock up in high gear. They were developed for Studebaker. DG 200 and DG 250 transmissions were used in a lot of Foreign makes also.
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8 days ago
Frank DuVal
Bent piece of wire and air has made most lost parts found again in the black hole. It is worse when working on a daily driver for years back in the day, as the pit was more of an oil reservoir! Air just made a bigger mess.:D Seen lots of black holes with new holes drilled in them to let the oil out.;) Nothing magnetic on most rotors. Let's see a raise of hands all those who upon replacin
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9 days ago
Frank DuVal
Steam Cleaner!:)-D Only difficult part is keeping the sheet metal from flying away with the high pressure hot water.:D Then into the sandblaster, perform body work on the tins, then paint.
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10 days ago
Frank DuVal
You are welcome!:)-D
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10 days ago
Frank DuVal
Corvair Haven, I’m With you. I have a 96 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon. My daughter is two years older than Dave’s, masters working on PHD, and would never ask what a station wagon is, as she drove my Roadmaster many times, even with friends loaded in it to the beach!(tu). She also drove my 94 Caprice Estate. Did I mention I like station wagons with lots of horsepower? Dave, you never s
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10 days ago
Frank DuVal
QuoteOCGuyAdding the one-way valve should help to keep the air from getting into the system when I go to change out that filter Because??? The only place for air to enter the system when the filter is out is the filter housing which now has air in it. Is there air entering the system on the other side of the proposed one way valve? I hope not! If drain back is what you are worried about (
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11 days ago
Frank DuVal
65/66 is one clutch/brake pedal assembly. 67/8/9 is another clutch brake pedal assembly. You need the common 65/66 assembly. I do not know why people buy the wrong car. But, I am jaded, as I lost a 69 pedal assembly out of a parts 69 2 door to loan to a friend who was doing a swap for a customer on a 67 PG to 4 speed swap one weekend and the car owner supplied the wrong pedal assembly. For
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11 days ago
Frank DuVal
Just like car terminology gets skewed, around here everyone calls home boilers furnaces too. Boilers are those big 100 horsepower things in industry!:D
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11 days ago
Frank DuVal
Richmond had GEM store, Government Employees Merchandise, like GEICO was Government Employees Insurance Company. My grandfather was a member of both.
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11 days ago
Frank DuVal
Actually Bob, nice western backing plates, like yours probably are, are great, just a trip through the blast cabinet and off to the powder coaters.
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12 days ago
Frank DuVal
Then the other option that fits your do it once situation (and I do understand the need for this), is to get a starter from a club member and have that one rebuilt locally. Then get under the car once and do the job in one sitting. Usually starters are available from local people who have parted out cars over the years.
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12 days ago
Frank DuVal
One down, 9 to go....:D
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