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5 weeks ago
2manyvairs
I repaired one by drilling the hole out to fit a piece of brass tubing in it. Used tubing that was the same id as the pin diameter. Can find the tubing at hobby or hardware stores - K&S is the common brand. The shaft is hardened so have a few very good drill bits of the needed size on hand.
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5 weeks ago
2manyvairs
In July I took the starter from my 64 coupe to a local rebuilder who I have used before. He also recognized it as being off a Corvair as he has done in the past. Also found out he is working on a 1965 Monza cvt. It was $85 for the rebuild and picked it up the next day. Once installed it would not engage the ring gear on every crank and just spin. Also the new solenoid was not powering the coil le
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2 months ago
2manyvairs
Wagon Master Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > By the time you cut and respline a set of early > axles, the other choices will look pretty good. Tried putting a 1965 140 4 spd drivetrain into a 1962 and ran into this. Looked at getting the axles cut and resplined then. Was young and still somewhat Corvair dumb 40 yrs ago. Cost was more than 10x what
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2 months ago
2manyvairs
I bought a set of 185/70 13 Kuhmo for my '62 coupe to use on 5 slot aluminum wheels. Mounted when setting next to the 185/80 they are about 2" shorter - I would not like them as a "stock" look - not much better looking than the 175/70 and tiny looking compared to the 185/80's. The 175/80's would be about 1" less in diameter so up to you if you can live with it. My Late models all run > 13
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2 months ago
2manyvairs
Woodward pic #64 isn't Kerry's car, different one. Has the headlight guards as well as the wires. Not sure who's car it is.
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2 months ago
2manyvairs
Problem solved - Almost. Spent the last couple days cleaning every metal terminal in every connector in main and dash harness except wiper and turn signal switches. Cleaned them all even though they were bright shiny brass with bright shiny copper wire crimped to them. Even backside of fuse block and paper gasket look brand new. Tried 3 NOS and 5 used ignition switches and ended up with a used
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3 months ago
2manyvairs
Need rear window trim for early coupe - both side pieces and rt side top ( pass side) Also need a 1964 rear engine compartment seal strip retainer - the side piece - same for either side I only need 1 Also need rear engine lower sheet metal for a 1960, unique for that year. Need the boxes that attach to the lower shrouds ( that have the thermostat doors in them for 1961 and later years) and
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3 months ago
2manyvairs
Todays tests. Removed + coil lead and used jumper from +batt to + coil terminal, then cycled ground jumper on - coil terminal. Get spark from coil wire to ground but still looked like weak spark to me. Will only jump about 1/16" gap. I then reattached the + coil lead and jumped + batt to the coil supply connector of the starter harness, Bypassing the resistance wire - results same as first
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3 months ago
2manyvairs
RobertC, first thing I tried when it wouldn't fire and no spark.
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3 months ago
2manyvairs
I just got the conditions reversed. Batt voltage at both coil terminals with open circuit on - side. 5V on + terminal 0V on _ terminal when - side grounded. In some cases when I remove - side jumper from ground I do get a very small/weak spark from the coil wire ( all 3 coils) with only 1/16" gap to ground.
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3 months ago
2manyvairs
So I tried a 3rd coil today - new Clark's $ saver. Points lead between coil and distributor is disconnected so points/distributor not involved. With jumper lead from - coil to ground and ignition on there is 12.37 volts on both + coil terminal and - coil terminal. When ground on - coil side removed there is 5v on + coil terminal and 0v on - coil terminal. No spark from coil wire to ground
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3 months ago
2manyvairs
Most important thing is to be sure you have a matched pair. Not just by year only but check all the bleeds and orifices to be sure. Having a '65 95 auto on 1 bank and '65 140 manual on the other doesn't work well either. Since most of the ID tags are long gone I measure everything to be sure of what's what.
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3 months ago
2manyvairs
I've checked other topics on this and have a couple more things to check out tomorrow. Car is a 1964 Coupe 95hp pg with 54k miles and is pretty much untouched. All wiring shows no signs of being messed with - no replacement terminal ends or cuts/splices. Still appears in good shape compared to most I've seen so I didn't replace the engine harness like I usually do ( no brittle insulation or corro
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9 months ago
2manyvairs
In my '66 Corsa the red dash pad matches the seats. Both are a lot darker then the new vinyl colors. Red reacts to sunlight differently than most other colors and darkens with exposure. Eventually goes to almost black.
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10 months ago
2manyvairs
A couple more photos of the weathered model. Builders name is Ian and goes by topfueldragcars on ebay. Does an amazing job on getting the chipped paint look - very different from what most weathered models look like.
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10 months ago
2manyvairs
Any of the LM kits have the same engine detail except for the turbo parts. The chrome plated turbo air cleaner, heat shield, and intake x-over were last present in the 1967 or 1968 annual kit. The unplated turbo parts remained in later reissues. The current release is the 1969 posted above by Shaker455 - Has all options for a Fitch Sprint or Yenko. Engine is a 140hp but you can cut up the air
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11 months ago
2manyvairs
I don't remember having the heater box attached to the removable panel ( like it is in FC's). The panel in my car was just like Ed's in the pics posted by Seth. The car was a 1962 700 2dr pg. The vin is long gone as I had the car 30 yrs ago. Every 1962 I've had since did not have the panel but those have been manual trans cars and a pg 4dr. Made it nice for replacing the starter, brake li
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11 months ago
2manyvairs
PM sent
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1 year ago
2manyvairs
In for 4 early model levers to start with. Can use lates and FC's as well.
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1 year ago
2manyvairs
Mel Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Looks to me like both sides will suffer the same > fate:(, factory double panel with some kind of > rigid foam applied between the two in an attempt > to seal out dirt and water. Not sure if this only > applies to convertibles :S Convertible owners take > note::o The sealer traps moisture so they all
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1 year ago
2manyvairs
I have coated several tanks with no problems. I have used the POR-15 tank sealer, the sealer sold by Clark's, the Bill Hirsch alcohol compatible sealer, and other types. I have 1 tank in use that was coated more than 35 yrs ago. I also coat the inside on NEW tanks. The only issue I have had is when I did an FC tank with the Caswell epoxy. The Fuel cap did not vent as it should have and th
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1 year ago
2manyvairs
My 1964 Spyder cvt was original white car with white interior. Metal door surrounds, carpet, dash were red. Steering wheel was two tone red/white.
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1 year ago
2manyvairs
I've repainted a couple and have just masked them. regular masking tape burnished down into the sides and then trimmed with new xacto blade or single edge razor blade. I've used automotive touch up paint like duplicolor to match the two tone wheels. Clear afterward with 2 part urethane for durability - use duplicolor clear over duplicolor color first and then urethane clear.
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1 year ago
2manyvairs
Steve - I would be interested in 1 if in the $300-$400 range, My FC is a base std trim and prefer to keep it that way. Just wonder if the major Corvair vendors have contacted the suppliers who make repro mats for the 50's Chevy trucks (LMC carries them), probably so and it's a quantity issue to get them done. The repro pick up mats are in the $100 - $150 range.
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1 year ago
2manyvairs
Thanks Craig, Learned long ago to pull the whole drivetrain for manuals to keep from breaking the throw out bearing shaft but never had a problem leaving the tq converter in place before. Had the front shroud completely removed so could have saved myself more trouble by just removing 3 lousy bolts!
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1 year ago
2manyvairs
I took the engine out of my 1962 sedan to replace the tq converter as the ring gear is shot. I left converter bolted to the flex plate and just pulled engine - what I've usually done. The 2 inner shafts did start coming out with the engine/converter though. So it looks like the pump shaft should not have come out of the trans. So is the pump shaft fixed in the trans and now I need to fix it at
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1 year ago
2manyvairs
I had put a new vented cap on my FC from the major Corvair vender. Ended up with fuel spewing out of the fuel line at the rear firewall when I disconnected the rubber section. Then had a big whoosh when I took off the gas cap. It may have been vented but didn't blow off at low enough pressure - ruined the tank I had repaired and sealed. Won't trust new vented caps anymore. I driller a 1/16" ho
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1 year ago
2manyvairs
New garage first of the year, lift installed at the end of May. 4 more Corvairs moved in July 4th week.
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1 year ago
2manyvairs
like the '69, looks good for the price
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1 year ago
2manyvairs
62 coupe: 05A, OA 34396, trim 2-732 02, paint 912, acc H A P W 9063 D 63 cvt: 01D, WR 16317, trim 1-758, paint 908-4, acc F2CM 62 sedan: 08B, WR 37011, trim 782, paint 900-5, acc AJ
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