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2 days ago
whubbell
After carefully trimming the excess tape from the edge of the paper, I reloaded the paper into the printer and then used the first file (with the writing and fill color) to print the image onto the masking tapes. Finally, I applied a satin clear urethane to the tapes to seal and waterproof them. After this dries, I will be able to peel the tapes off the glossy photo paper and apply them to
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2 days ago
whubbell
Next, I copied the individual tape files into a single file with all four tapes (two identical front tapes, one left rear and one right rear) all on one page. I then made a copy of that file and removed the writing and fill colors, leaving one the tape borders. I printed the tape border file on glossy photo paper, and then I carefully applied masking tape inside the printed tape borders
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2 days ago
whubbell
I spent a lot of time looking for a way to reproduce these spring tags. I finally discovered the correct font and spacing in Word and was able to make files that would print the tapes the correct size. These three files show my creations next to the originals
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2 days ago
whubbell
These are the fragments of the original coil spring tape I was able to recover from the Glenn car.
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2 days ago
whubbell
AC hooked up and charged with R12 Purchased a dry charge NOS tar top Group 53 Delco battery
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2 days ago
whubbell
Front Seat belts
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2 days ago
whubbell
Refinished jack and spare in trunk, re-plated washer
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2 days ago
whubbell
I rebuilt the distributor and found an NOS correct model Voltage regulator.
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2 days ago
whubbell
It's been a while since I updated this thread. Well, there hasn't been a lot going on - just some minor tweaks here and there. I rebuilt the carburetors. One of them has an NOS bowl cover and the other has a re-plated bowl cover. I managed to find an exact date/PN set of carburetor tags and refinished them.
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2 months ago
whubbell
kaminski45 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Does anyone have a side shot of the heater box to see the orientation of the arms for the doors? Forgot to take a picture before I took them apart. These might help. It was hard to get good exposure of black on black, but maybe you can manipulate the exposure.
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2 months ago
whubbell
I just wish they could’ve integrated air conditioning with the heater. That would’ve been “cool”. They came close with the Late model design - just needed to have a box to mix the hot and cold air together and choose which outlets to use.
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2 months ago
whubbell
MattNall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > whubbell Wrote: > ------------------------------------------------------- > > Also, if the insulation is removed, you also remove the “burst-o-fuzz” option > > > > > > > How many old-timers remember that one? > > ============== > > Thought that was at the Resistor
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2 months ago
whubbell
Also, if the insulation is removed, you also remove the “burst-o-fuzz” option How many old-timers remember that one?
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2 months ago
whubbell
Frankly, I think it’s overkill to split the heater box. I did it once, many years ago - never again. The early model system is two pieces - the blower box and the cross-duct. Only the latter is insulated. For my last two cars, all I did was remove the old insulation, sandblast the two boxes, and repaint - you can repaint inside of both boxes well enough without splitting them. I did not both
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3 months ago
whubbell
jjohnsonjo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Assuming you a married, which I have know idea if you are, you must have a great wife if you can get away with bench testing in the kitchen. 42 years this month. She is a saint.
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3 months ago
whubbell
Seth Emerson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Doesn't the listing for the 305 regulator say, except 35 AMP? It's confusing, I know, but what it says is "Except 35 amp. LCI" (NOT "except 35 amp AND LCI") Look at the list of generators (third photo in my post above) to clear it up > The standard generators from 60-63 (11
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3 months ago
whubbell
PGVair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thanks Bill. Although I have read those articles I did not recall that being covered. Ha! I wouldn't have recalled it either except for having recently re-read all of them.
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3 months ago
whubbell
The changeover from welded to screwed occurred officially with the 1962 models, but some of the early 1962s were still welded together. This was covered in Larry Claypool's "Stock Is..." series in the December 1988 and January 1989 issues of the Communique.
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3 months ago
whubbell
I'm looking for options for covers to protect the sides and back of the car when working in the Engine Compartment. There are lots of options for front engine cars, but what works well for our rear engine beauties? Here is the sort of thing I'm looking for, except this is for front engine: RUPSE Automotive Mechanic Magnetic Fender Cover Mat Pad Set 3pcs
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3 months ago
whubbell
Yes, Corvairs with radios did use external capacitors on the Generator, as well as on the Coil and Voltage Regulator. The Generator capacitor was installed in that location, and to the armature terminal, as pictured (although turned 90 degrees). The original capacitor was 0.3 MF, so .22 is close. I believe Clark's sells the Delco-Remy plate with rivets if you want to make the generato
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3 months ago
whubbell
2manyvairs Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Bill - try to find an original Delco regulator d-626 1119261, quite a few come up on ebay for reasonable $. Actually, for 1964, the correct regulator is D-662 1119305. The reason for the change is that the 1964 generator delivers 35 amps, whereas 60-63 delivered 30 amps. And yes, I just found and bought an NOS
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3 months ago
whubbell
Found this online - original Delco-Remy Voltage Regulator Service Bulletin. It tells you everything you ever wanted to know about these units, including how they work.
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3 months ago
whubbell
wittsend Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Congratulations on the fix. And we won't even let the significant other know you were working on car parts on the kitchen counter! Oh, She knows. SHE KNOWS!!
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3 months ago
whubbell
As I stated earlier, the problem was indeed a defective regulator, and, as Jeff noted in the next post, the issue is the cheap manufacturing of the new replacements. To recap: The issue started after an hour long drive and manifested when I got home and shut the engine down - there was a brief puff of white, odorless smoke from the generator at which point I removed the ground cable from the b
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3 months ago
whubbell
2manyvairs Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Bill - try to find an original Delco regulator d-626 1119261, quite a few come up on ebay for reasonable $. The newer replacements have much small wire diameter and either are bad out of the box or can fail in short time. A old used Delco will be better than a newer made part - regardless of made in USA or elsewhere
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3 months ago
whubbell
Solved. It was a bad voltage regulator after all. I’ll post details later today.
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3 months ago
whubbell
Wagon Master Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > whubbell Wrote: > ------------------------------------------------------- > If so, could that short circuit within the field coils still test OK (no open or ground) but reduce the ability of the coils to generate a strong enough magnetic field at normal (regulated) current, but grounding the field terminal
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3 months ago
whubbell
Some additional information - I forgot to mention that when I pulled the generator I discovered a thin red waxy material on the bottoms of the end frames and underneath the generator - but I did not find anything like that inside the generator. One other thing - when I inspected the original voltage regulator (the one in the car when everything started), I noted the cut out relay points were “
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3 months ago
whubbell
I drove the Glenn car to the Corvair Ranch a few weeks ago to get the AC system charged, and then drove it home this past Friday - everything was working great until I got home. I left the engine running in the driveway while I checked out the fast idle solenoid, then I shut it off. After shutting it off, I noticed some fine white, smoke (almost like a mist) wafting out of the generator for abo
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3 months ago
whubbell
Here is the $10.83 “battery” Funny - it doesn’t look anything like the picture. Glad I didn’t order a bunch of them.
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