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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
1. The 9KOH is a Symmetric Lift! Look at the picture, the posts are square and the sides face each other. An asymmetric lift has square posts, but the sides DO NOT face each other. This is why an asymmetric lift lets the doors open farther. It has un equal length arms, they say asymmetric arms, not asymmetric lift. 2. Yes, Kevin, that was when I first installed the work bench. Now it looks
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
Have you tried a very small Crochet hook to see if anything is in there? BTW you turn the cylinder CCW (to acc) to remove the cylinder. Be careful drilling, you can destroy the switch parts if you go to the end of the cylinder. I would try cleaning the key way first.
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
Wow! Never seen a trunk lid taken apart before!::o You will have to take the axles out of the backing plates to reassemble the drivetrain....;)
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
Missing link to VW show. Yes, Allen camps with the VW campers several times a year.
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
Heads do not usually cause oil burning. Sure, some can be sucked through loose valve guides. And old timers will say engines (way before Corvairs were made) burned more oil once a valve job was done due to better compression working against worn rings. Dropped valve seats much bigger issue on unknown heads.
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
Robert, I agree this is the next test. All 3 coils should not be bad, 5 volts enough to give a spark at the end of the HT coil lead. Red yellow instead of blue white. Jump +12 to the + coil terminal and try again lifting the ground jumper to see a spark at the HT lead. HT means High Tension
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
You can see mine is close to the cabinets I installed, but it works. About 15" clearance.
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
I would , and did, buy an asymmetric lift. Neither of these two are. You do have 13 feet clear wall to wall? That does put the uprights very close to the edge of the concrete slab. You do have at least 4" of concrete? I have put Corvairs on both ways. I like the "normal" position, rear hanging long, but I do use Hoist Stands to keep things safe. Like these: I bought the Dannmar 10-AC
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
I just clamp two bolts in the vise to mount carburetors and other objects I do not want to crush.... Then there is the box of 2 x 4 & 2 x 6 scraps I keep for building holding jigs all the time.....
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
Need critical information: What is voltage at - coil terminal while cranking? i.e. what does the Dwell meter say? QuoteJeffWith ignition on Voltage at + coil terminal is 12.2V, same with points open vs closed. Wait, this is with the ignition on and not in start? Obviously there is no connection from the + terminal of the coil to ground through the points, because if the pints are closed (el
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
Picture clearly shows puller ring installed in correct direction. Think of it this way, the center of the puller ring, to do its job correctly, has to touch the inner race of the wheel bearing. I have yet to damage a GM puller ring using Russell's tool. Before that, yes, broken/bent/distorted puller rings and bearings damaged beyond repair/reuse. Now you can be the source for # 1 , #3 and #
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6 days ago
Frank DuVal
Got scrap lumber? Build blocks from 2 x 6 (think floor joists) and 1 x 6 (think floor and ceiling) pieces about 12 to 18" long. Cars do not slide on them like metal jack stands. Great for wide support under rusty cars too.
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7 days ago
Frank DuVal
For interesting reading of who owns whom in the lead acid battery world see: Johnson Controls makes most of the batteries sold by Wallyworld. Same people who make Optima batteries. Interstate does not make batteries, just sells them. I needed a group 47 today. Costco does not sell them, bought from Walmart, cheaper than anyone else around here and 3 year free replacement warranty, tw
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7 days ago
Frank DuVal
Yes, those are late model rims.;)
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7 days ago
Frank DuVal
Southern California is not a place for a real battery test! :D
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10 days ago
Frank DuVal
Here is what I have gleaned over the years: The 164 cid engine had the front crank seal moved 0.070 inches to the rear, which relocated the position of the seal on the hub. Bell housings are identified by the cast-in numbers per the following table. the dollar sized imprint is on the EM housings. MT PG 1960-63
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10 days ago
Frank DuVal
Phil, Vapor compression. We did have an experimental PLMC (Pumped Liquid Multiphase Cooling) system, but it isn't a "chiller" as ambient is best you can do. It does move a lot of heat energy from a process to the outside air.
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10 days ago
Frank DuVal
Just looked up the VG54 and it is a typical great micron gauge, so the readings are lower numbers for better vacuum. 500 microns is the goal for a dry system. 10,000 microns is 29.53" Hg, 98.7% of pure vacuum, 10 Torr, 10 mm Hg. 750 microns is 29.89" Hg, 99.9% of pure vacuum, .75 Torr, .75 mm Hg. As you can see, lower numbers better. Now, I have never attached a micron gauge to an aut
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11 days ago
Frank DuVal
Use micron gauge to see what the vacuum is in the system while using the vacuum pump. 500 microns is real dry system. 1000 microns is good. When the system is pulled to 1000 microns, leave it under vacuum, with pump valved off. The first rise in microns will be water vapor gassing off. If you cannot achieve 1000 microns, there is a leak. Then you break the vacuum by connecting the nitrogen bot
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12 days ago
Frank DuVal
Rock Auto, lots of choices in 15" refills. They hide under the Tools and Universal parts tab. I think the Anco U15R is the plastic spine universal fit for our width blade. Anco lists a Universal (p/n above), Narrow and Wide versions. I checked Anco website, but they do not list refills. I sent them a sternly worded email....:D
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12 days ago
Frank DuVal
No, sounds normal if there is still one bulb in the dome lamp circuit. Do you have one dome lamp, typical hardtop, or two courtesy lamps, typical convertible, or three lamps, an option on hardtops with a dome lamp and two courtesy lamps. And do you suspect a prior owner did other lamp modifications?
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13 days ago
Frank DuVal
OK, why would it run the life of a car with no service required? Still has compressor? Evaporator? Condenser? Hoses? All leaks waiting to happen....
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13 days ago
Frank DuVal
I sent Wagon Master Russell's contact information.
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13 days ago
Frank DuVal
Les, what do you mean by "ground side"? The shell of the bulb or the white wire? The shell of the bulb can be hot, as the shell of the socket does not internally connect to the screw holding the socket to the dash. Also, with the dome lamps off, both sides if the bulb can be hot, as nothing in the circuit is grounded (attached back to the negative terminal of the battery) so the white wire
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13 days ago
Frank DuVal
In Matt's picture, the top small terminal is the R where the yellow wire attaches. The lower small terminal is the S where the purple wire attaches.
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13 days ago
Frank DuVal
Wonderful long lasting engine. What timing, I drove my 84 F150 with the 300 cu in (what we called the 4.9L originally) to work today as I needed to haul something. Great runner, even with the YH oh, I mean YF downdraft carburetor and the 4 speed transmission. Only 150 k on mine. Somewhat rusty, but still in service. Engine probably good for another 100k. Hope the body is up for that, because
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13 days ago
Frank DuVal
Russell used a Snap-On battery impact to run those Acme thread nuts down while demonstrating the tool. Not having that money :(..... I made a very deep 1 1/4" socket (cut a socket and welded in a section of pipe) and use a 2 foot ratchet on them. :)-D Ball peen hammer good thing in many cases!;)
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13 days ago
Frank DuVal
Wade, that is thanks Dan!
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13 days ago
Frank DuVal
Dome lights and courtesy lamps under dash all have HOT wires going to them. This is typically an orange wire. Always hot. Should be, not a symptom of something wrong. Door switches and CCW switch on headlamp knob GROUND the lamp circuit to make the dome and courtesy lamps light. Courtesy lamps have insulated sockets, so there is no "ground" terminal of that bulb until a switch closes, so ho
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