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Seth Emerson
Marco - Do the factory 66-67 "Mag" wheel covers have a replaceable center cap? I have never tried to take one apart. I do know the three-bar spinner from the 64-66 wire cap will fit onto the snap-in center of the early "Rally" wheels. That is an interesting look.
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2 days ago
Seth Emerson
Those are the two holes used for removal. Those two bolts are placeholders. Ignore them.
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4 days ago
Seth Emerson
Probably would work for bodywork!
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4 days ago
Seth Emerson
I have never thought of a car as an "investment". Anybody here do this? I have always had another reason to buy a car. (There are so many.)
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4 days ago
Seth Emerson
Okay - I am about 1/3 of the way through an installation and maintenance manual for the distributor. It will also come with a list of repair parts and suggested spares and tools. I will post it on here - and elsewhere, when it is completed.
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5 days ago
Seth Emerson
New vacuum canisters, and instructions shipped out today.
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5 days ago
Seth Emerson
Tom - Which year/model are you addressing? I don't know of any Allen head (Socket head) screws in any Corvair hub. The 65-66 woodish (plastic) wheel option had the wheel riveted onto a stamped steel stand-off welded to a center hub. The tall outer shell is sandwiched in-between the wheel and the stand-off, retained by the rivets. The horn button snaps into a horn switch which screws down on top o
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6 days ago
Seth Emerson
PM sent (PS any of about 50 different Vacuum advances will work.)
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6 days ago
Seth Emerson
Thank You Dan - Great Article!
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6 days ago
Seth Emerson
I have offered to put 303 on the contact faces of my competitors race tires at the Autocross track. I told them that the tires would last longer on track. At least it would seem longer. They said no.
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6 days ago
Seth Emerson
I have used it on my Avalanche cladding. It looks okay, but doesn't last too long. Note, this is plastic, not rubber.
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7 days ago
Seth Emerson
Which application are the exhaust "manifolds" Astro Van? A couple of move views of the rear mount would be nice. 6" balancer? Which starter will you use, the original Corvair or a reversed V6 one? Depends a little on the clutch/flywheel used. Looking good.
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7 days ago
Seth Emerson
Add to the tool box, a set of 3/8 drive hex-drive tip sockets. They make them tough!
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7 days ago
Seth Emerson
Al - In your "Messing around" with the distributors, consider installing a bushing around the shaft/pin that the points plate swivels around. Also, maybe a ground strap. The updated plates are available from Clarks and probably other sources. Of course if your plates are new or show no wear at the swivel, go with them.
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7 days ago
Seth Emerson
Warren did not (originally) change the powertrain when he went mid engine Corvair in his ex-Formula SAAB car. It was a light-weight Autocross only car. He just turned the complete late Corvair power-pack around. He autocrossed with the transmission shifted into reverse. He replaced it with a modified stick setup later, when the PG "blew up" - as in exploded - after an internal failure of some typ
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7 days ago
Seth Emerson
Steve - DO you remember seeing some with two separate holes in the link end, with a choice of locations for the link? Maybe I am hallucinating.
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8 days ago
Seth Emerson
Tony - When the factory built the Corvair mid-engined -Think Monza GT - they used a special reverse cut Ring and pinion mounted in the same case as the regular one. The engine and transmission turned as originally designed. the output of the differential was the only thing reversed. There were a number of those sets re-made in the aftermarket. That is the simplest way to go mid-engine. Not the ch
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9 days ago
Seth Emerson
You can also use a little emery cloth around the pin hole to remove any sharp edges, before installation.
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10 days ago
Seth Emerson
I needed extra leg room, so . . . . Hey, is this a backward control?
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10 days ago
Seth Emerson
The dealer's Tech Box can probe a bit deeper than most our OBDII readers, including history. Lots of things in the computer are available - but not to us. In my mind any fuel smell -although probably from unburned gas going through, not any kind of leak - says take it to the dealer. If only for your piece of mind.
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11 days ago
Seth Emerson
12 days ago
Seth Emerson
Jimc wrote: G40 used in Porsche Carrera 911, 1983 and later I think he meant G50 -
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12 days ago
Seth Emerson
Sure - Here you go: Tire rack 225/50-15 - fine on a 8" wide wheel 24" tall
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13 days ago
Seth Emerson
So, Maybe it isn't "Lucas" or "Delco" electricals that causes the issues. Maybe it is being in England! Lots of good advice above, Mark!
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13 days ago
Seth Emerson
The Corvair engine will also bolt up to a Hewland Mk 8 and Mk 9 - You use the Corvair to VW adapter. This install used a Mk 8 4-speed. Engine was not reversed, but the Hewland allowed flipping the ring gear with no ill effects. You will have to learn to shift a dog-ring box. It was fun.
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14 days ago
Seth Emerson
Earlier this year, when I began supplying the new distributor gears to Clark's for use on OEM distributors, I told Mark that I had found some earlies (not 60-61 style, 62-up style) had the smaller pin. That was the first he had heard of it. When we talked later, he told me his distributor rebuild technician had confirmed that some early (62-63), low HP had the smaller pins. I am sure that someone
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14 days ago
Seth Emerson
Have you tried it with the Clarks 140 bracket? That kicks it up and should clear.
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14 days ago
Seth Emerson
Wagon Master - I will revisit the issue. Stay tuned.
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14 days ago
Seth Emerson
Again, for reference, early low HP cars used a smaller diameter roll pin in the distributor drive gear. All others used a larger pin. (As does my distributor, and the Mallory.) That means you can install a new gear onto and older - but not really old, dist. I have never seen one of the larger ones shear. I suppose something non-compressible going into the oil pump might do it.
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14 days ago
Seth Emerson
My guess is Iowa, right? Location is important or availability and shipping. Anyway - in order to help with getting a replacement, we would need to know the input shaft length they you need. If you just want to use other parts to rebuild yours, any other box will work (except a quick-steering ratio box). The "Nut" and the pitman arm are the same in all years. (The Nut is unique to the quick bo
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