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Frank DuVal
That was endorsed by Click and Clack! Back to the subject. Steel gaskets dry, copper gasket with thin never seize between the fingers.
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Yesterday
Frank DuVal
Filter (metal cylinder type) should be installed in the rubber hose location just behind the left rear wheel. If you put the filter at the tank, it will leak large volumes of gasoline (spilling allover your hands and arms) when you try to change it! Not to mention fire danger.::o Why replace or turn perfectly good drums? Only reason to turn is deep grooves or out of round condition. It has bee
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Yesterday
Frank DuVal
Looks like the 4 door has a Corsa silver cove!
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
I just looked in a Spyder dash, and Craig is right, no cardboard tube. In fact I could see from the lamp hole straight to the back of the gauge face (I assume). SO, I agree that it might be the lamp is not really it when snapped into the hole. Maybe the gauge housing is not grounded anymore. The tachometer had a plastic lense in the lamp hole, the other gauges were just like the temp gauge
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
If you are on well water, you might have to keep the door open on that washer to help dry out the mildew. We have to keep the door open on our top loader of recent vintage (you know, the ones without an agitator) to keep the smell at bay. This never happened with the non HFE old agitator style. Units operating on chlorinated city water do not have as much of an issue, I've been told. Aren't Sh
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
I agree with Carahoic, except, I almost never turn drums. I like a lot of metal in my drums to keep them from distorting at high heat. I say this because I rarely ever find out of round, belmouthed, cracked or other defects in drums. i DO find drums that have been turned and now are TOO thin (diameter too large) to be used safety (or pass safety inspections). Good 64 rear drums are about impossib
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
Slipped cardboard tube? Have to remove and disassemble instrument cluster to find out.
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
QuoteCraigAs Kevin said, you can install the later bearing and mag fan but you'll also need the later top cover, pulley, and bolts to do it. Or, you can buy a blower bearing from Junkman Dan, who made the 35 mm or so ( whatever the late model uses) water pump bearing into a 5/8" shaft (that is what comes standard on the 30 mm water pump bearing as used on early models) to fit early top covers.
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
Thermistor and 90 degree oil filter adapter bolt! You might count spark plugs, but they are METRIC, 14 mm diameter. The supplier dictated the thread count. Oil pressure switch is standard 1/8" NPT threads. Fuel inlet nut, yes they are fine! But not a standard bolt size. And, the carburetor top is not aluminum....
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
Sorry, Mark, I forgot to mention the rubber gasket C-975 also gets replaced now and then.... Buna-N just does not last 50 years bathed in hot oil!::o Not a bad idea to keep one of each in stock, because when the cardboard one leaks, you are not going anywwhere cleanly!
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
Why not do it the easy way? Just like a non-adapter oil filter, remove the bolt right on top and remove the assembly. Then change the filter, fill the adapter with oil (just like you fill the filter too, right?) and put it back on the engine with the nice to get to bolt right on top. Every so often you need to change out that cardboard gasket in the adapter anyway! Why do people mak
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
Extra o-rings some racer trick?:S
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5 days ago
Frank DuVal
Wagon, YES! Just what GM did for the smog cars with a fuel return line.
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5 days ago
Frank DuVal
Volvo has been using Cunifer for years. Everyone else still seems to use steel lines (zinc is too soft for a line, zinc coating is OK, but I've never seen any). You northern people see lines rust through with brake failure in under 10 years. Very dangerous! I've gone to using Cunifer for all lines on cars, as I am tired of changing the steel lines AGAIN!
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6 days ago
Frank DuVal
Same as a 64 also.....:D
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6 days ago
Frank DuVal
Warning: If it is a manual transmission, be sure to disconnect the shift coupler! A#1 reason for bending the shift rod. I have never loosened the front engine mounts (transmission crossmember nuts), but it certainly does not hurt to loosen them. Do tighten them and replace all cotter pins when finished. Yes, do not forget the cylinder baffles. One of the first notes I wrote in a shop man
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6 days ago
Frank DuVal
I need a glossary of terms. PIP? UM? UIM? You guys work for the military?:S I know one should be uninsured motorist. In search of PIP was a Twlight Zone episode....:D
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7 days ago
Frank DuVal
The damage I see is the alcohol absorbs water from the air in older open fuel systems. New vehicles have closed systems (to minimize fuel vapor getting into the atmosphere) so, minimal water vapor gets into the tank. Older cars vent right into the tank, so water vapor is always present to get absorbed into the fuel, thus rusting out the tank, lines, and making new compounds to put globules into t
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8 days ago
Frank DuVal
Interesting, so by 1970, GM lists just a starter, with no difference between the PG and manual starter. The difference originally was a seal on the powerglide starter, since it is open to the dirt through the big air cooling hole for the torque converter. Of course I use them interchangeably all the time. Lack of seal seems not to be an issue when used on PG applications.
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9 days ago
Frank DuVal
99% of the Corvairs on the road are running the stock starter.(tu) C11114, if that's the one, they still sell them. Almost twice as much as a rebuilt stock one with all new electrical internals from Clarks. With over 40 years experience with Corvairs, the starter is not a part I would worry about. Sure they fail, but usually just brushes and bushings. A new set and probably never touch it
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9 days ago
Frank DuVal
I too have many of the free HF meters. Keep them in kitchen, cars, etc. The only time they are flaky is when the battery is almost dead. Seen this with Flukes also.... For the price, they are great!:D Oh, but they are not built to take a fall.;) Nor save the battery (no auto off). Speaking of this, I have seen Flukes ruined by leaving batteries in them so long they leak onto the circuit boa
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9 days ago
Frank DuVal
Starter armature is Corvair only. It matches the length of the nose. Starter drive is also Corvair only. Brushes are cheap. You can buy a nose with new bushing installed. Most larger cities have a rebuild shop for starters. Club members have extra spare starters squirreled away. What is the issue? Must not be an issue for most, as they are still throwing them in the scrap metal bin when a clu
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10 days ago
Frank DuVal
Interesting, the Power Probe DMM listed on Amazon is NOT listed on Power Probe's website. The idea of a device to safely ground or apply hot to a circuit is very handy on modern automotive troubleshooting. But, I have not had one to use, yet.:D
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10 days ago
Frank DuVal
QuoteT. TedI run around 32 rear and 22 front on late models. Depending on the tire and wear patterns after some use I have sometimes modified these pressures slightly up or down based on handling and wear pattern. I do not run less than 20 PSI on the fronts. I have run as much as about 25 on the front as one set of tires seemed a bit squishy at less pressure. Usually the rear tires have worn most
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10 days ago
Frank DuVal
Do not have a Power Probe 3, so have no opinion. I do have HF and Fluke meters, and for what the Power Probe meter (PPDMM) is, I would buy the HF $22 one instead. Now, if I was going to work on 480 vac circuits, I would get a Fluke or the PPDMM and hope the Cat IV rating is good. What do you need these two tools to perform?
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11 days ago
Frank DuVal
Early turbos “fresh air hose” exit right side just like all the other cars and FCs until 1965. It is only about 4 inches long. In 1965 the fresh air hose got really long in the engine compartment and the turbo and AC cars* got the left side exit from the upper shroud. * discussion going on about 140 AC fresh air exit in another post.
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11 days ago
Frank DuVal
I have used the plastic hose from Clark’s for the last 30 + years on every Corvair I have worked on. No issues.
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11 days ago
Frank DuVal
Yes! A 51 Studebaker. A Studebaker Hawk. A 62 Chevrolet 2 door sedan Biscayne... what a great neighborhood!
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11 days ago
Frank DuVal
With a lot of interest in AC cars, I would not say supply exceeds demand. If doing AC on a early or FC, one also needs the special rear engine mount sheet metal parts. Remember, chances are that adapter got thrown away when the smog pump was removed from all the 68/69 cars.
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11 days ago
Frank DuVal
You running bias ply tires? Pressure is low for radials unless really wide. I agree that the most logical reason for pull on sitting cars is DOT 3 and stuck wheel cylinder pistons.
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