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vairmech
You need to get either the 3# or the 10# check valves, nothing wrong with your master cyl. The larger the master the harder you will have to push the pedal. Simple hydraulics I learned from the CH47! Former CH47 Tech and Door Gunner and CC!
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3 days ago
vairmech
Good for you! I rebuilt a quick box and had the arms with it for the same price, it didn't sell and I put it on the race car with the arms!
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3 days ago
vairmech
The shop manual has enough pictures if you look closely, Chiltons also has some good pictures. I use them all the time to remember the directions of the slider assembly.
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3 days ago
vairmech
It always helps to know a location of where you are at, or some way to find out. Post a signature line. I am in MI and I do that kind of work. If one seat dropped the question is how long before another seat drops? If you can afford it do both heads and have peace of mind as others have said. I will do only one seat if you wish.
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3 days ago
vairmech
Unless you have to absolutely use 64,5,6 turbo heads start with 95 hp heads or 62-3 turbo heads. They have the best combustion chamber design. Take the gasket step out add the "Singh" groove and then take off the piston top half enough for what you are trying to do. It will take some math to figure it out but keep in mind you can run 9-1 compression ratio with my system using a Corvai
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3 days ago
vairmech
This sad to hear. I have been near/or next to Mike and Jackie at a few conventions. We always had a lot to talk about and also trade parts! I too remember the truck full of parts being stolen. There was security video of it driving in and then of it being driven out never to be found as far as I know. I remember talking with Mike right after that and the anger and sadness present was unmistakabl
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3 days ago
vairmech
What re you trying to do? If you want to keep it under wraps for a while contact me privately vie EMAIL. Keep in mind you can do the same thing doing this as shown below to accomplish the same thing and have better results than a dished piston.
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5 days ago
vairmech
What's wrong with the ones in the pictures? When you tighten the bushing you tighten against a sleeve that pushes on the shoulder. I have used worse than what you are showing!
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5 days ago
vairmech
When I traveled full time I got the largest 110v powered compressor, 3hp I think, and it was oil-less! Very noisy but it did what I needed. I even SAND BLASTED with it! Did I have to wait for it? Yes! It ran my air tools just fine but I was NOT running a DA or an air file. I used my impact and sometimes my air ratchet. Why did I choose what I did? Space and power requirements. Not everyone had
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7 days ago
vairmech
REM654DPG Wrote: > You need to find someone with a valve spring pressure gage like the ones shown in the picture. You can’t just guess work this aspect of the valve train if you want it to work well and last. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I use a spring pressure gauge and then use my m
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10 days ago
vairmech
isucorvair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > vairmech Wrote: > ------------------------------------------------------- > They call them TuffTride, but its Chrome-flash? > > Eric P. > DeWitt, IA >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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10 days ago
vairmech
Just a bump, it would be nice if someone needed this, I can build another.
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10 days ago
vairmech
They are as good as what I sell. Theirs has what they call "tufftride" and ine have a chrome flash on the stems. Both systems do the same thing to reduce stem wear.
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13 days ago
vairmech
While everyone poo-poo's the aftermarket bushing it is what I have used for years with no issues. Not only in my cars but customers also so it is not just my driving style. What I learned a long time ago is to clean, YES clean, the bushings and then re-oil them and store in oil. How do you re-oil an oilite bushing? After it is cleaned and dried you stand the bushing on your finger, pou
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15 days ago
vairmech
tomkeo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Ken, What kind of cylinders are you using? > > TomKeo >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Clark's full fin cylinders. With their extra wall thickness they can go that large safely. This means no block mods and
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15 days ago
vairmech
Wagon Master Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > What is your best guesstimate of what the compression would have been had you not octane cut the pistons? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> About 12-1!
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15 days ago
vairmech
As an FYI, this engine was built for torque not RPM. Originally this was for an Ultravan but would work well in any FC or car with a 3.27 or even a 3.08 rear gear. 3.27 or 3.55 for a PG. As a reminder of what went into this engine here is some visual candy. This is for installing the 140 exhaust stacks.
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16 days ago
vairmech
corventure Dave Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Absolutely sweet! > > However is there any rumor to a Yellow fan making the window washers plug up? > > > > Corventure Dave >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ROFLMAO The Yell
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16 days ago
vairmech
I have a 2.9 engine for sale, I built this for a customer but the plans have changed. I posted a lot about this engine build here and all I can say is it is extensively modified for torque. Some of the feature items is Ceramic coated 140 exhaust stacks in a 95 head, extensively ported, Singh Groove, octane cut pistons for a 9-1 compression ratio, will run on 87 octane fuel, NOS Ceramic coated ex
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16 days ago
vairmech
junkman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > My 4 post drive on lift solves all these problems, and the rolling jack makes it even sweeter. I have seen pictures of too many cars falling off of 2 post jacks to want to become one of the victims of these accidents. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>&
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16 days ago
vairmech
joelsplace Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > vairmech Wrote: > > ------------------------------------------------------- > > > Doesn't everyone put the cars just off the ground and then bounce them on one end? > > I don't every time. Mainly just on things I'm not familiar with. I put the pads in the same place e
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17 days ago
vairmech
My lift is asymmetric and I have not changed the arms and I put the vairs on driving in. Yes, the doors will hit the post but I just cover them with a Harbor Freight blanket. I have pulled engines and the tail will get light but I have never worried about it. With the engine in I can just about lift the front off the pads but again I have never worried about it. Doesn't everyone put the cars
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18 days ago
vairmech
And then if you want a new one come see me. (Aftermarket straight)
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20 days ago
vairmech
The one thing everyone forgets about is the points ground wire. They do break! Where do they break? At the point where they bend all the time from the Vacuum advance moving all the time. That will make the engine cut off and back on. Not sure that is your issue though. Have you checked to see if the accelerator pumps are working?
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22 days ago
vairmech
That is a mod I do when I build the diff. There was a lot of discussion in the other thread about where oil comes from or goes, I can't say I agree with it all. This can only be done on a manual trans diff as the PG diff has trans fluid running through the shaft. Some of the other discussion stated oil came from the 4th gear, I'm not so sure about that. The rear pinion bearing has i
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23 days ago
vairmech
If you read the manual I'm pretty sure it says to check voltage at near 2000 rpm, the same for the amp output. If the voltage is off and you have an original regulator the voltage and the amperage output are adjustable. This is also outlined in the shop manual.
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24 days ago
vairmech
Lane66m Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Snip, I err on the side of caution and use Teflon on the intake valve seals based on reports here. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> That is old school and also high friction, go to the viton l
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25 days ago
vairmech
I want to thank everyone for the good comments. I have to say the good steel that this stuff was made from made welding easy and yes, there is some skill involved. As far as keeping everything square the final assembly was off by about .025" but easily corrected on the lathe. The backside is off visibly when it rotates but the mating face is now true. I learned to oxy/acetylene weld when
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25 days ago
vairmech
REM654DPG Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Those look great Ken- nice work and I bet you had a big pile of chips after machining the u-joint flanges off. Will you be using the dust shields on those or do you think they are really even necessary. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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26 days ago
vairmech
I have a 1964 Corvair with 46,000 miles, a 95 hp 3.27 with 3 speed. This is an excellent running and driving car. I have put almost a 1000 miles on it since I got it with 2 longer? trips of over an hour at freeway speeds of 80+. I resealed the engine, it still had rubber in it! I put brakes and wheel cylinders all the way around and new tires. I'll be right up front the car has rust issue
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