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vairmech
I'm sure it did! I will say that I can deliver for a fee, fuel and expenses both ways. Although I can't do CA. or west coast, sorry.
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vairmech
Sale Pending
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Yesterday
vairmech
It needs to be taken apart, cleaned and hopefully just reassembled with only new gaskets. If you don't do that then you don't know what you have or how bad or good things are. Surface rust doesn't mean anything.
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Yesterday
vairmech
I have a working surface grinder for sale. This is an Abrasives Tool Company 1 1/2 it was built around 1941-42 with a SN of 983. I have posted pictures of some of the work accomplished on this machine so you know it works plus I have a video of it running. $900 and this must be picked up, no shipping. If you want it shipped I know it will not be cheap. There are 2 new wheels that go with this and
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Yesterday
vairmech
I have 1 NOS 140 head with a casting code of 80A. Look at the pictures, what you see is what you get. One exhaust tube is missing, one is slightly bent and it looks like one carb pad got hit with something, it is dirty. $250 plus shipping. I can deliver to Helen. forsale
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Yesterday
vairmech
The spacers are like +.005 and .008 thicker than stock. I have the thickness written on all the spacers I have, stock and Dave's. All spacers are not created equal! I have found as much as .003 difference in my used spacers. Even my 2 NOS spacers have a difference between them. I have not looked at the print to see what the tolerance is.
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2 days ago
vairmech
I have been saying that very thing for years! I have had several Ignitors "SOFT" fail with symptoms rather than a hard fail. Many here also have had the same and my first troubleshooting tip is to put points back in. I will not install or purchase any Ignitor product anymore. As others will point out they have 20 year old ignitors working, well I have one of those also but it doesn't cha
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3 days ago
vairmech
The "HE" stands for 3.89 gear ratio.
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3 days ago
vairmech
No one has said this yet but with your combination of parts you need to get an early short throw crank and use that with the parts you have. Even if you get the late pistons the heads will end up with way to much compression without any mods to them. Adding spacers and thicker gaskets is NOT the way to go.
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3 days ago
vairmech
What you are looking at is casting numbers and not really part numbers. The "R" number is a build date and the important number on the diff is the letter code stamped in. Contrary to what might be said you can use any 61-64 trans/diff combination you want. Keep in mind that the 64-65 transmission uses a different input shaft. Also be mindful of what clutch combination you use as the stud heigh
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3 days ago
vairmech
You need to be good with a drill but these bolts can be drilled and tapped. I have done several over the years. I have even gotten heli-coils to work. If you are doing a restoration, weeelll, then you might re-think the direction you want to go.
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4 days ago
vairmech
That was going to be one of my comments, about the thicker spacer ring. I do have one or two here if you can't find Dave and you want to go that route.
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4 days ago
vairmech
Actually isn't that an early piston with a late crank?
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5 days ago
vairmech
Here are some pictures of very usable posi plates. As a mater of fact one set will be in a diff for the race car. The first side Other side same set Second set, This picture looks worse than it actually is. Second set other side
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5 days ago
vairmech
The plates in the link "look" correct but they don't give any dimensions. New posi plates do have a coating and I forget the name but it is the same thing as what is on the cam lobes. Scoring is what makes them bad but minor scoring is OK. I have some that really aren't usable but I keep them anyway. LOL @ plates score on the first turn. That is not really true! I have a couple of sets that
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6 days ago
vairmech
Thanks for the mention but ceramic coat is the way to go for exhaust. And 95 hp heads ave a SQUISH area NOT a quench area. What that does is promote turbulence in the combustion chamber reducing the chance of detonation and with the piston closer to the head detonation can't start there. Speaking of 140 turbo heads, here you go. If you look close you can partially see some other thing I do
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6 days ago
vairmech
Everyone always makes the same mistake and moves the piston away from the head for less compression, that alone makes any head more ping prone. Does anyone remember 10-1 compression and 87 octane fuel and NO spark knock?
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6 days ago
vairmech
I might have a good used set. I have a couple of new sets but they aren't going anywhere.
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8 days ago
vairmech
Just so you know here is what the lathe can do on the exhaust valves. Yes, that is a possible crack in the valve face! And as I said the Neway valve cutter can get a little harsh on the soft intake valves. If you look close you can see some of the chatter marks in the face. They are the marks at 45 degrees to the face. This is cleaned up on the lathe. In the second picture you can see
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8 days ago
vairmech
I'll bring a used or new set to Helen if you want. I have to ask, what problem do you have that pushrods will cure?
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10 days ago
vairmech
I use my carbide inserts in the bits. They need to be set just a little low and you will probably get about 4-6 valves per tip. If I would spend the money on the really hard inserts I might get more valves per tip. I also sometimes have to use a finger on the head of the valve to stop chatter or ringing. It takes practice but if you have a valve facer use it.
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10 days ago
vairmech
I too have the Neway, wouldn't go any other way. I do cut the valves on the lathe though, the intake valves really want to chatter on the Neway cutter. You do need to keep on top of the cutter bits as they will dull and chip fairly easily. It is really harder than you think but the do get dull and chip. I have changed out probably 5 sets over the last 20 years.
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10 days ago
vairmech
BTW, I have run this set up on one of my cars. With the Stromberb the engine idled at 600 rpm and the boost was a good 20+"! I wasn't set up for that much boost and had spark knock, there was more available.
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10 days ago
vairmech
I have raced the 24hrs of Lemons and also Chump Car. If you think that is not real racing you need to get real. I have had a lot of my fellow racers and Flaggers poo poo that racing until they actually went and flagged there and then their eyes were opened. There are the cars out there for show only but I have seen those show cars actually do pretty well. The Lemons race is a little more serio
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10 days ago
vairmech
I know what GM did to build engines and they did take the pain to make a straight line by using .001 main bearings, BUT, I can't tell you how many engines I have built just putting the standard main bearings in. Including the race car! I have only had ONE crank break and it was my own fault for putting on a steel crank pulley a long time ago. OH, and then, GM goes in and bends the crank by puttin
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11 days ago
vairmech
I have went for many years in a row, I even had as much space as what Clark's takes up when I vended there! I just haven't went for the last few years for various reasons. I will have my dual clutch with me if anyone is interested!
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12 days ago
vairmech
I am going to jump on Pete's thread here and let everyone know that Beth and I will be attending the Helen show! I am delivering some parts and if there is anything else I can bring for someone I would be happy to see if I can bring it. I will not be vending but I will be there! Need anything?
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14 days ago
vairmech
I know what the parts book says. I have encountered the 7/8 master cyl but never the wheel cylinders. I'm going back a long ways with this, anything after the late 80's and things could have been done to the cars so I don't count after that. The thing about the GM metalic shoes, NOT semi-metalic!(do not confuse w/metalic), is they took a bit more pressure initially to stop but once you use t
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14 days ago
vairmech
The question would be are you getting spark to #1 plug? Pull the wire at the plug and put a spark plug in the wire and start the engine, look for spark. Yes? No? Tells you which way to look. Usually a problem like you describe is not electrical related but you do need to rule that out. I have seen spark plugs have a cold fire issue!
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14 days ago
vairmech
radvair03 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I am pretty sure it belongs to a nice couple who > live about 25 miles from Old Town , Kissimmee, Fl. > They belong to the Central Florida Corvair Club. > If you are still in the area and would like to get > together, please let me know. > > > Titus >>>>>>>>>&g
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