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Frank DuVal
You heat up the broken drill bit to cherry red and let cool slowly. Also works for taps. Well, work might be a strong word, it is your only hope short of cutting the hard tool out with a torch. That and taking a punch to the hard tool and trying to break it up inside the hole. I thought I saw an earlier poster say they had a broken drill bit stuck in a manifold.
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
Yes, keep that wedding ring and other jewelry off your body when working around batteries (have that ring short an automotive battery and it will be molten gold on your finger), rotating machinery (pull the skin or entire finger off your hand when it get caught on something moving at a different seed than your hand), pinching points (crush the ring onto your finger), you get the idea. I've seen t
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
That's nice, Dave, but we are talking rusty manifolds with broken studs. I bet you can still read the cast part numbers on the ones you fix! Some of the ones I work on are so thin in the ears from rust I just weld the stainless steel stud to the manifold, since the ear broke off.::o Darrin, come by and try the plasma cutter on one. I'll stick to drilling.;)
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2 days ago
Frank DuVal
These would be good for an AACA show where the judges know Corvairs. They deduct for anything not original in form and function.
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
All thread and nuts! Ladder making. Quite a heavy ladder......
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3 days ago
Frank DuVal
I do what Caraholic says here in the rusty east. I do not try to remove the broken stud, just cut off stud if it protrudes, grind flat, drill with small bit, followed by 5/16 bit, tap 3/8-16. Use plenty of lube on drill but and tap. Now, if you are trying to drill a drill bit..... get the torch and heat the drill but cherry red and let cool slowly to remove the hardness, then drill it out.
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4 days ago
Frank DuVal
I've seen lots of these washers with the three grooves. I do not recall the plain one, but maybe early production or late?
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4 days ago
Frank DuVal
For a driver, stock rods with rubber bushings give the best ride. If a Powerglide, I do install the Nylon/Urethane on the inner hole, because the ATF eats the rubber. Around here we still drive Corvairs with Powerglides, they are not trailer queens that do not leak! Autocross and racers have different needs. I still find cars that have bent rods, so I keep many spares on hand. Maybe not 38!
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5 days ago
Frank DuVal
At least if the Powerglide car starts in drive, there will be a delay before it actually moves. Unlike a manual transmission car in gear, that with out stepping on the clutch, lurches forward or backwards the instant the key is turned. I wouldn't worry about it if it were my car. YMMV. I'm such a rebel that when the automatic shift interlocks (step on brake before shifting out of park) start g
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6 days ago
Frank DuVal
There are two sets of contacts (switch on dash lever), starter interlock and reverse lights. The terminals with the purple wires are the starter interlock (on most years). The switch contacts should show 0 (.1 to .3) ohms when in Neutral N and infinite ohms (OL on Fluke's) in the other positions.
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7 days ago
Frank DuVal
2161, you are looking at it wrong, probably due to Clark's not labeling the last picture like the other head chamber pictures next to it. The last picture is a smog 110 HP head. The 66-69 140 head looks exactly like the 65 -66 head, because the chamber is the same. There is no smog open chamber 140 HP head that anybody here (Corvair Center Forum or Vitual Vairs) has ever seen. Because of that
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8 days ago
Frank DuVal
QuoteCraig A couple of months ago, we published a complete write-up of all the alternatives, mounting locations, safety switches, etc. in the CORSA Communique. It is a great article, with part numbers and pictures!
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8 days ago
Frank DuVal
Remove the trim by removing the rubber with the trim and glass as a unit. It does not come out of the rubber until the rubber is off the glass.
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8 days ago
Frank DuVal
Actually it is a 67 - 69 as assembled because of the key head shown. If you tell me the letter stamped on the key I will tell you which year it is from.
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9 days ago
Frank DuVal
Ease of use, that's stock carburetors! No fiddling with changing linkage. No fiddling with making a choke work. No fiddling with size of jets on replacement carburetor.
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10 days ago
Frank DuVal
West coast people should have lots of those brackets in good shape. I have bought the "hockey sticks" from Dave Motohead, as what you see is on most every car on which I change the bushings. You can search for him on here.
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11 days ago
Frank DuVal
Grille bars are swapped left to right also. Dash should not be gloss paint IIRC. Where does that incorrect negative battery connect? And just what is that weird aluminum trim surrounding the engine?:S
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11 days ago
Frank DuVal
No, use 5 minute epoxy and paint the area silver after the epoxy dries!:D
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12 days ago
Frank DuVal
It is like the 60 to 64 ignition switch EXCEPT there are no lips to grab and turn the switch without a key. It is flat faced. Maybe slightly crowned but not convex like 65 to 69.
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13 days ago
Frank DuVal
No, no, there is inflation, so I will offer $6.76, as that is what one online calculator says $1.66 is worth now.:D
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14 days ago
Frank DuVal
Welders use brass hammers. They look a lot like cutting torches.
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14 days ago
Frank DuVal
They might hang them off the side of the engine, but I heard of oil dilution from leaking fuel pumps on those other engines from the time I started being interested in cars, the late 60s! Including the exploding oil pan story (fuel pump bad, leaked fuel into crankcase, worn engine, flame front got past rings and ignited crankcase fumes). Look at any side mount pump, the lever arm pocket con
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15 days ago
Frank DuVal
Yes, but it went from 99 cents a can in the 80s to $30 a can by 1999. This is because no retailer had them by then. I was buying 30 lb R-12 cans for $175 when Advance Auto was reducing ther inventory because of the new inventory rules (tax on excess inventory of R-12 to eliminate hoarding by stores of old stock). This was about 1994. The last 30 lb can I bought in 1996 was $600! But we needed
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15 days ago
Frank DuVal
Corvair 1. Hmm, I had to Google it. Oh, Rafee! Yes, he is on my personal approved vendor list!:D
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16 days ago
Frank DuVal
What year? There is a difference? Yes, 64 has a larger diameter shield. The pulley is the same size in all years IIRC. There is also the style without a shield, just the pulley. Figure 8-17 in the 61 shop manual. Pictures here: So, which one? Or any?
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16 days ago
Frank DuVal
Quoternchstill had occasional "foam" in the trunk mounted sight glass. This is correct! As the compressor cycles on and off slight bubbles should be seen in the sight glass at compressor shut off after a few seconds pass. Having occasional foam while the compressor is running means you are on the edge of correct and slightly low. No worries.
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17 days ago
Frank DuVal
QuoteJ.O.No Bob, yes the resistor does dissipate some power, but it also blocks flow. So the current in the entire circuit is reduced. ?? I have reread Bob's comments, and they are correct. He shows it (the resistor) reduces (if it blocked, the fan would not turn, no current would flow!) the current (flow) in the entire circuit. Why the No comment?:S
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18 days ago
Frank DuVal
Quoteirfgt I work in S.C. and moisture in brake fluid is not a problem You have never seen white corrosion in a wheel cylinder? You have never had a stuck piston in a wheel cylinder? I'm not trying to pick on you, I just can not say the same statement. I run into moisture problems with DOT 3 all the time. Hence why I switched to DOT 5 in non-ABS cars. By bench bleeding, it is loosen fi
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18 days ago
Frank DuVal
I too have bench bled master cylinders, installed them on the car just bleeding at the master cylinder fittings and it works fine. No need to open any wheel cylinder/caliper bleeders. Of course, this means the system does not get flushed, which we all know now is important. So I do not do it on systems with old fluid. The real trick is to bleed at the MC fittings when working by yourself!:D
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18 days ago
Frank DuVal
Most cases are the same, keeping in the same family, 145 cu in vs 164 cu inch. Only the suffix of the stamped number changes. So, yes, an RL case can be used with 64 cylinders, heads, pistons, rods, crank, cam... Only the heads and cylinders need to be both 64, as the 64 cylinder barrel outer diameter is smaller than 65-69 cylinders. There are tricks to using 64 cylinders with 65-9 heads.
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