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2 days ago
Seth Emerson
If you buy the Speedway ones or the Summit Racing ones, be sure to buy a pair of LH and RH nuts to lock them after you adjust them. They are not split to use a clamp.
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5 days ago
Seth Emerson
This weekend I received my August 2018 issue of Road & Track. One of the items I always read is the column by Bob Lutz. Lutz has been "The car guy" at several Car companies, including GM. He writes almost anything he wants to write about, concerning cars. This time he writes about his favorite cars during his almost 70 years of car ownership. Then he talks about his all-time favorite car and why
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5 days ago
Seth Emerson
Just kidding around, an 8-door Rampside would have been the fewest production of all FCs - like zero. Nevermind!
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5 days ago
Seth Emerson
It might run Tom - I suggest checking out the fuel system first - electric pump wiring, than the hose pieces/lines to the carbs. Evaluate the wiring need to run.
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5 days ago
Seth Emerson
Clearest windshield around!
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5 days ago
Seth Emerson
Rampside?
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6 days ago
Seth Emerson
Hey Don - Maybe YOU are the problem!
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6 days ago
Seth Emerson
I will have the newest complete Stinger racing ignition system on display in the vendor area at the convention. The distributor-based, Magnetic pulse triggered unit features a multi-spark system, selectable RPM control, special E-core coil and, of course, special ignition wires. Drop by, let’s talk about it.
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6 days ago
Seth Emerson
Charlie - the 1985-1991 5.7 Corvette used a short shaft design and was designed to rotate opposite of the crankshaft - It was driven on the back side of a serpentine belt. If you drive it via a V-belt, or the ribbed side of a serpentine belt. it turns the same direction as the crank. Since the crank on the reverse rotated 4.3 will be going the opposite direction from the Corvette, the water pump
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7 days ago
Seth Emerson
If you can look under the dash, where the steering column passes through the "firewall". Check to see how the column itself is attached to the three bolt flange that bolts to the firewall. If the flange has a small stamped flange that is spot welded to the column housing - welded to the housing - it is "possible" that you could have a factory quick box installed. If the flange is clamped to the c
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7 days ago
Seth Emerson
After trading away my 2005 Corvette, I went through all the stored up wheels/tires suspension and body stuff selling it part by part on Craigs List. The last parts went today, a set of new 2007 Corvette wheels. The guy came buy to pick them up and noticed the three Corvairs around. He said I wouldn't believe this, but the wheels were going onto a Corvair. I said, true, I don't believe it. He expl
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9 days ago
Seth Emerson
Nelson - The bolt pattern matches. 4 on 114.3mm (4.5") The backspace is a bit much for the Corvair, though. In order to match the backspace of the Corvair wheel, you might have to add a spacer between the drum face and the wheel. Since they list the backspace 4.88 inches, you should measure your stock steel wheel and compare the backspace. If you can get within .25 inches of the Corvair, you are
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9 days ago
Seth Emerson
From one eccentric to another,Tim?
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9 days ago
Seth Emerson
Yeah - One of the earliest failures on the Stinger distributor was a guy who was working on his car and left the power to the distributor on - overnight. It started the next day, but the unit failed after about 10 minutes. A few minutes is probably okay.
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10 days ago
Seth Emerson
Great tip, Chet. (Toaster) I do hope I never have to use it!
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13 days ago
Seth Emerson
Tom - Reading through this thread makes me feel better about you getting the Tulare 65. At least you know what a project looks like.
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13 days ago
Seth Emerson
The 65 bezel/assembly allowed you to remove the bezel with the key/lock cylinder still installed. In 1966, the changed the design to force you to remove the key/lock before removing the bezel. With a 65, if you do not have the ignition key, you can still spin off the bezel, push the switch assembly out, drop it out under the dash, replace the switch with another one, start the car and motor on. I
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13 days ago
Seth Emerson
Bruce - Which EFI controller are you using? Brand/Model.
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13 days ago
Seth Emerson
Somebody had a good time, Dave! I do buy some stuff there. Strict rules apply, though. Used a 25% off coupon on July 4 to buy a chain hoist. Plenty good for twice a year use! Saves an hour of Cherry Picker assembly and disassembly, to lift an engine into a stand.
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14 days ago
Seth Emerson
And that's the way they'll get it, Matt! Drop a not to your local newsletters, Bob - If nobody will drive over to pick it up, recycle it.
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15 days ago
Seth Emerson
I think someone else just bought a set of "Non-Maxxis" 185-80-13s. I will check.
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15 days ago
Seth Emerson
First, disconnect the electric pump so that won't influence your troubleshooting. I am pretty sure you have wiring incorrect at the starter solenoid, as Frank mentions.(Or a bad solenoid) The solenoid has 12 volts at it all the time via the big wire from the battery. The other two smaller wires each have a function.The thicker, Purple wire is fed by your ignition switch when you turn it to the st
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18 days ago
Seth Emerson
Please remember that "Grade 8" is a fastener system. This fastener system involves a harder/stronger bolt, a harder/stronger nut, and an increased torque value. If you use a Grade 5 torque value, the Grade 8 fastener will not be stretched to impart the clamping force desired, and they can loosen up and fall off.
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18 days ago
Seth Emerson
They did sell that optional accessory for the Corvair. I had one. It was a special speedometer head with a tab on the back for a slide-on connector. I am pretty sure it just grounded a circuit at the adjustable speed. You could insert a relay to reverse the action.
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18 days ago
Seth Emerson
Joel - if they have eaten through a wire, send it back to me and I will fix it. shipping cost only.
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18 days ago
Seth Emerson
Back to Corvair for a second. It isn't hard to upgrade the 7/16-20 studs on a Corvair to 12mm. Both the studs and the lug nuts are easy to find and drilling out the holes and pulling through the studs is not hard. 12mm is easier to find stuff for than the Ford/Mopar 1/2 inch studs these days. And the 12mm can carry a much higher load. Also, if you are converting a late model to discs, the rotors
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19 days ago
Seth Emerson
If you absolutely can't stand the 8mm black wire, I offer 7mm sets in black as well, in Standard 61-69 as well as 1960 lengths. I normally only sell them to dealers. I have some 8mm sets on cars lasting 30 years. Maybe the 7mm will only last 15?
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19 days ago
Seth Emerson
60-63 Short input shaft at box. Solid coupler - two bolts on splined inner. Steering shaft is retained in column. slides into coupler. 1964-1965 (Through May, 1965) Solid shaft from inside steering box to Steering wheel. No coupler. Steering column slides onto steering shaft. Exception - 1965 - through May 65, with tele column Solid coupler (like 60-63) about a foot out of the box. Two bolts,
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24 days ago
Seth Emerson
If you want to retain your existing column, you will need 5 things.A U-joint at the box, a two-piece Double-D section, available as a unit that can be cut to the appropriate length, A U-joint at the top. and a retainer collar and large washer at the bottom of the stock column. One thing you would have to contend with, removal of the steering wheel would allow the shaft to slide down the column. Y
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24 days ago
Seth Emerson
Before you hack the distributor, try this. If you want to verify the 180 off, you can just swap the plug wires around on the cap - if they will reach. Swap 1 and 2, 3 and 4, 5 and 6. You have now rotated the distributor 180 degrees. The cylinders won't know.
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