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Seth Emerson
All the films have been digitized and are available if you look. The only one expressly denied access is "Car on trial". It is an internal GM training film, compiled for the defense of the Corvair in Court. It has been shown a few times at a convention or two, but is not available. GM has kept it controlled, for their own reasons. If you are picking one for fun, try "What about the 61 Chevys?"
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Seth Emerson
Mel writes: "rear differential will need to be replaced with an 64 Olds rear before I can mashed on the throttle." So Seth writes: "or shortly after you mash on the throttle". Prep a pair of 5 on 5 wheels too!
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2 days ago
Seth Emerson
Corvette America lists them - Expensive.
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3 days ago
Seth Emerson
My perception: In 1966, if your ordered N36 by itself, you got the plastic painted wheel. If you wanted both the telescoping column (N36) and the woodish wheel You had to order both numbers. You could order the woodish wheel by itself.
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3 days ago
Seth Emerson
So, In all the years of Corvair production, there were only two places that the GM engineers installed fine threads in Aluminum. Where were they?
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3 days ago
Seth Emerson
I believe Chevy sold two different rockers for the Corvair. (First one, then replaced by another). The newer rocker has a narrower, but longer contact surface for the tip.This later style is the style that Clark's modeled for their replacement. I actually prefer the earlier ones with the wider face. There may be other differences in their design.
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3 days ago
Seth Emerson
Tim - We had four Carbs on the motor and all were set up with accelerator pumps. We removed the Primaries because of time constraints, but Smitty, with the proper home-made tool, replaced all four cups. Chuck had several older pump assemblies. He decided we only needed to fix the primaries, for now. But he has a pair that are converted to Viton. Since he will have the motor out -might be already
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3 days ago
Seth Emerson
It actually looks like a good deal. Body work and electrical are the things most kit-cars need to finish. This is no exception. All the rebuilt hardware would cost more than that. I wish there were some interior shots.
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3 days ago
Seth Emerson
In the past 2 years, the Tesla charging network has finally covered most areas. The car is smart enough that it will tell you if you are headed off to a place where it will not be able to get back. (I know, kinda weird). I do not have an electric car, but our Solar Charging panels, now that they are paid for, could really keep the cost down. They continue to keep our home electric costs low.
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4 days ago
Seth Emerson
If it is out of the car, can you not just remove the clamp/spring at the bottom and let the shaft drift upward to get to the snap ring.
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5 days ago
Seth Emerson
I have an applicable distributor in stock. Easy, but at some cost, I understand. Mine has the Ford/MSD style magnetic pickup/reluctor.
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5 days ago
Seth Emerson
Dave - No green?
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6 days ago
Seth Emerson
For reference- All 66 Corvairs use this same coupler (Along with later 65s). And the 67-69 coupler appears identical, but located in a different position. Would it be easier to list what you do have? How about a photo of what you have?
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6 days ago
Seth Emerson
So, what bolt pattern are they? four on 4.5" or . . .?
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8 days ago
Seth Emerson
Even the small alternators have a fan inside designed to pull/or push air past the rectifiers. They are listed as CW (clockwise) or CCW (counter-clockwise) For racing, it probably doesn't matter. Short races, small loads, etc. For street use, the correct rotation (which is CCW) is important. The power you need, the more heat it will produce and more cooling it will need. One time, lazy old me jus
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8 days ago
Seth Emerson
The photo in the catalog is not of any Corvair arm. Looks like a Camaro set to me.
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8 days ago
Seth Emerson
The Flaming River steering box is fine. The 1962 uses a steel coupler at the bottom with a long shaft from the coupler up to the steering wheel. The end of the long shaft from the steering wheel is the place where the splines have gone away. He sent me a couple of more photos). Here is what I suggest. Find another 61-63 steering column and steal the shaft out of it. Make sure the coupling is in g
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9 days ago
Seth Emerson
Joelsplace: 67-69 will work as well. Interchangeable.
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9 days ago
Seth Emerson
The 185/75 should be fine as well.
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9 days ago
Seth Emerson
If you install them on 6" wide wheels, they should work fine. Are you sure they are not 175/75-14s. Still fine at that size.
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10 days ago
Seth Emerson
Looking for the owner - VIN ends in 7593
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11 days ago
Seth Emerson
Ted - How about the other Dist option. The GM 4.3 EFI unit? Did you look at integrating that. Those electronics are at any FLAPS.
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12 days ago
Seth Emerson
That was $100 + $15 for Priority mail. (turned out to be $18.00) Some-how edited?
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13 days ago
Seth Emerson
It looks great, Dale. I wonder if the VHX box could handle a head temp input and display? I read that the high-temp switch is integrated. The head temp is the only place a numerical (digital) readout would be useful. Anyway, nice work! (both you and Dakota!)
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13 days ago
Seth Emerson
At VIR at the SVRA Hecock gold cup, a couple of weeks ago, Chuck Sadek had an issue with his race car. With a splash of fuel the car would start and run - tentatively at idle, but it is a race car.It would come off idle a bit slow, but revved fine. Turn it off and it would not re-start. All four accelerator pumps shot dry (he is running 4 primaries). We pulled the primaries. The pumps looked fine
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13 days ago
Seth Emerson
My 1955 Chevy V8 did not come with a filter. Mid 1956 they were made standard.
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13 days ago
Seth Emerson
Magnetic Pulse pickups, Like those used on the "Big three" in their distributors, do have the advantage of not being particularly affected by the gap. Only a couple of rules, one there cannot be contact, and two, it must be close enough .030" is about the max, to induce a pulse. The electronics that use this pulse are triggered at the crossover point of positive to negative in the pulse - think a
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13 days ago
Seth Emerson
Dang - Keep your fingers crossed!
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13 days ago
Seth Emerson
Evening Orchid Turbo? Decode please? Why sure, Dave! Evening= sometime from Noon until Midnight Orchid= The Orchidaceae are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants, with blooms that are often colourful and fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family. Turbo= A silly 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy sports film produced by DreamWorks Animation. It features a snai
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14 days ago
Seth Emerson
You can test the reaction capability of your lens before starting the weld. Grab the striker from your Acetylene tanks and stike a quick arc, If the lens reacts, go ahead. If not, set it out in the sun for awhile. MATT - can you list the source on Ebay? Something that will show us where to find it.
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