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vairmech
With the guide and seat machine now I don't have to disturb the tramming on my Bridgeport. It's a @#$%& getting less than .00025" on a 10" circle.
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vairmech
Does it ever end? I don't know why, well I do, but I went and got 2 new tools. One is a Van Norman guide and seat machine with all of the tooling, And then I got a home made flow bench but let me tell you that it is well made. It has lots of information that came with it including an operators manual. There is also tools that came with this unit. Now I just need to learn how to use
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vairmech
There was mention of grease fittings. This was a tech tip many years ago and it since has been proven that it does not do any good and generally causes more harm than good especially if you over grease. These bearings are lubed for life. If you put to much grease in the housing it does nothing but possibly overheat, the lubrication leaves the grease and you have a bearing failure. Also if you
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vairmech
OK, everyone explained about the smog engines and the SS tubes but what about the combination that Ken mentioned? Do you think that maybe they noticed that the #6 and #1 tubes would rust away? So for warranty issues they replaced the end tubes with SS and left the regular steel in the center tube? Anyone have different theory or knowledge? Ken, was this a smog 140 engine?
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2 days ago
vairmech
There are lots of things to cause chatter. Have you tried lightly burnishing the clutch?
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2 days ago
vairmech
Eventually the bearing will freeze up and then slip on the fingers. The fingers will wear as will the TO bearing face. You more than likely can finish out the season for the few days we have left to drive. You already know the answer to what you need to do. In addition change the pilot bushing and the seal.
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3 days ago
vairmech
The split ring really isn't a seal retainer it is a seal protector. It protects the seal when you hang the engine on the shaft and you don't crack the snout but you do put a side, down or any pressure other than just sliding together so you don't bend the seal. I have seen the split ring loose many a time in the snout and the seal is just as tight as ever and not leaking.
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3 days ago
vairmech
Welcome and how bad was the damage to the body to warrant a replacement? You would be surprised what someone can do with a solid body that has been bent.
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4 days ago
vairmech
If it is the face of the tach I'm sure I have one laying around pay the postage and it's yours. Might not be perfect show quality but not junk either.
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6 days ago
vairmech
Hmmmm, these look familiar.
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8 days ago
vairmech
Hey, Lansing! I'm in Fowlerville, stop on over!!!
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8 days ago
vairmech
I have to laugh at the people that put something directly behind the engine and through the belt. Anything through the belt needs to be removed first before you can put a belt on! I can't tell you how many things like that I have corrected. I use a 45 degree fitting and then a 90 degree AN hose fitting to run the oil pressure off to the right side. Do not use the 1/8" copper line as that is to
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11 days ago
vairmech
You can add me to that list of suppliers and I am in MI. Out of all the vendors listed Who is closest to you?
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12 days ago
vairmech
Alternators are an AC producing unit with an internal rectifier and will work in either direction.
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12 days ago
vairmech
That (C2056R) is a starter relay and not needed on a Corvair, what you need is a smaller relay like Dan posted the diagram of and that only needs to energize the Purple wire going to the starter. The ignition key will energize the small relay. The full size relay you have will take just as much current to operate as the regular starter relay.
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12 days ago
vairmech
I have been happy with the HF 7mil Nitrile gloves. I have only ripped one putting it on and that was my fault for trying to just pull it on. If you put the gloves on like women put on pantyhose it works pretty good.
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12 days ago
vairmech
I have several good used worm gears, do you need the nut also?
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13 days ago
vairmech
I like the converted distributor and use that very thing in the race car and some of my personal cars. It can also be used as just a trigger with a round cap made to cover the electronic components. That way you can have the best of both worlds and use the full distributor with wires or just as a trigger. Then if anyone wanted to upgrade to the new TSP distributor using wires it would be a piece
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13 days ago
vairmech
There are several in Summitt and Jegs. I have also seen the small John Deer alternators used. You will have to fab your own mount.
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13 days ago
vairmech
BobV66Vair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I had one years ago that sounded like that. I > ignored it and whole thing locked up while driving > it on a date. Had to have it picked up and towed. > Plus a large bill to rebuild the diff again. That > sound is a bad thintg. stop driving and pull the > trans/diff. I think your rebuilder may owe
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13 days ago
vairmech
That could be in the diff! The rear pinion bearing takes a beating. Specifically the pinion shim actually seems to go away. What one person had to do was put the shim under the cup in the diff! No matter what it needs to come apart and everything looked at.
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14 days ago
vairmech
You didn't get my point. Point being is headers are not the answer all for exhaust. If you are concerned about heat ceramic coating does a good job of keeping the heat in the exhaust.
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14 days ago
vairmech
If you haven't seen the Corvair news lately, out of the 18 Corvairs that raced at VIR a week ago, the fastest 2 Corvairs on the track had stock exhaust stacks and stock manifolds on them.
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14 days ago
vairmech
I was able to shift the trans on the bench and in the car you just might not have noticed anything with the long lever of the shifter in the car. I noticed it because with my short punch I was using I had to force it just a little and had the side cover off to see what was happening. Would this have been a warranty repair? There is always that maybe but I be the person that owned the car just
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14 days ago
vairmech
Look at the area under the bearing. Is there any radial grooves or a wear pattern? It should be pretty smooth with only a few longitudinal lines from pressing the baring off and on. If there is any radial wear under the area where the race goes then the pinion shaft is junk.
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16 days ago
vairmech
This is just a trans that I had laying around to replace a broken case for a customer. All of the parts inside were excellent and his were, well, kind of well used and rusty to boot.
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16 days ago
vairmech
The pitman shaft only turns 90 degrees no matter what box you have.
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16 days ago
vairmech
I am building this transmission, a 4 speed, make everything good on the inside and I start assembling the trans and all is good until I try to shift it. The 1-2 shift is fine but going to the 3-4 shift I can't easily rotate the shifter shaft into the gate. I see the shift fork is offset and push it back slightly and everything lines up and I can easily rotate the shifter shaft. I release the pres
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16 days ago
vairmech
I do a conversion for the 4 spider carrier. I also make the center blocks and can set it up with whatever end play clearance you want. This one is modified for an early diff but you get the idea.
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16 days ago
vairmech
Have you tried shifting into reverse? Does it grind? I never said that starting the engine with the trans in gear would cure the problem. That was only a troubleshooting step.
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