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3 days ago
Seth Emerson
Be aware that many of the low cost displays are very easy to use, they just plug into your OBDII plug under the dash and display the data from your computer. Uh, wait a minute . . . . PS - The VDO unit can be driven by almost any method, including GPS or other ways.
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3 days ago
Seth Emerson
I, too, was sorry to hear of Bob Helt’s passing. I met Bob in the mid-1970s, just after I joined Corsa. In the early 80s, when I joined the Corsa Board of Directors, Bob was already a member. I served as Corsa VP when Bob was Corsa President. He was always a stickler for the details. That was most obvious in the various Corvair technical books he wrote, but he, along with Fred Johnson, were th
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3 days ago
Seth Emerson
Frank writes: "You know you can always shove any wire into both towers as long as it does not run past a grounded surface. House wiring would work for testing!" That said, if it is running don't push it in by hand while you are leaning on the car. "You" might be the "grounded surface". Wheee!
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4 days ago
Seth Emerson
The points open/closed signal wire is often the culprit. The outside gets hard and the copper will pull apart. If you replace it with new, buy a replacement T-shaped rubber grommet where the wire exits the dist. (grommet applies to 62-up, not sure on 61s.)
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6 days ago
Seth Emerson
The Saginaw, Borg-Warner T10 and the Muncie all have the same front bolt pattern. GM offered the BW T10 in the F85 and the Buick Special (Jetfire) in the early 60s.Those bell housings must be hens teeth now. But they did make them. As Steve wrote, the Fiberfab Valkyrie was a mid-engined steel frame car with the same outer body shape as the Avenger. The Avenger was either VW or Corvair powered, wi
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6 days ago
Seth Emerson
Bobdudeman writes: "I wish I had enough money to build a professional Corvair racer" Me too, Bob.
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6 days ago
Seth Emerson
What did you do to bleed/adjust the rear calipers? Be exact.
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6 days ago
Seth Emerson
I do still sell the adapters. All 65-66 Corvairs (except the tele-column) use the same adapter. This adapter will take any 5-bolt and most 6-bolt wheels. I shipped the last one from stock last week. I have 10 more on order. Delivery to me is still a few weeks out. Meanwhile, Clarks Corvair Parts also stocks them. You can order from Clarks. They will also be quicker and, likely cheaper, shipping t
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6 days ago
Seth Emerson
Phil. The Avenger is a mid-engined setup with a Crown style setup, Engine/trans/diff. If your buddy changed from the Crown front adapter to the "Big Car Saginaw housing - Like Chis Wills' design, then it would be an easier solution. The big-car Saginaw would bolt right to that bellhousing. But it means building a side-shifter set-up, or individual cables.
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7 days ago
Seth Emerson
So, the SVRA sticker is ornamental only? What do you want a harness?
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7 days ago
Seth Emerson
18,000 is a lot of money for a non-running car - can't tell. And is that Canadian or US dollars? Nice looking project. For that money, a nice C6 Corvette 6-speed is available.
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7 days ago
Seth Emerson
Simple - Rebuild the 389 dist with all the 140 internals - providing they are good. Then put it up for sale, but keep the trash 330 housing with it to show any prospective customer. Explain what you did and why. If everything in the usable distributor is good, someone who is looking should jump at it. If anybody complains about what you did, offer them the old housing, and tell them where to put
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11 days ago
Seth Emerson
No - Dave Clemens might. Several of the rear-disc kits sold by Underground and others included a cable. They might have something available.
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12 days ago
Seth Emerson
Yep - That is what it is.. Want to adjust them, take a YouTube trip: Have fun!
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12 days ago
Seth Emerson
I have seen the variations over the years, but never one with a totally isolated mounting face like that.
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12 days ago
Seth Emerson
There are a couple of Coarse thread bolt holes on the case halves. They are likely used for a holding fixture during engine assembly at the factory. A fixture could be used to mount the half onto an engine stand for the home mechanic to do the cam/crank assembly and torque.
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13 days ago
Seth Emerson
Bob - It is possible to machine the flange and the shoulder without disassembly. I would only suggest that if the rear carriers had been recently rebuilt. If the carriers had not been recently re-done, the pain of taking everything apart for the discs, might as well check the bearings/seals.
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14 days ago
Seth Emerson
That was a fun autocross, especially the U-turn at the far end of the course. That took discipline!
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14 days ago
Seth Emerson
Maybe you can swap-in the rear suspension subframe from a 61-63 from a car with a 4-speed. The 4-speed won't clear the 3-speed/PG carrier. You might be able to cut it away somehow.
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14 days ago
Seth Emerson
What I remember most about the 1981 Continental Divide event was the problems I had trying to make my motor run at 6200 ft altitude, when the brand new to me Webers were tuned for 60 Ft altitude (SF Bay Area). I was totally lost. I cranked in an extra 6-8 degrees of advance, but it was pretty hopeless.
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14 days ago
Seth Emerson
By the way, Wilwood offers a stand alone mechanical parking brake caliper, their MC4. You could probably start with one of these and attach it in the appropriate location. As a further note, the Cadillac Caliper has the exact mounting bracket and location as the standard GM Metric caliper. When I removed the Cadillac calipers, I installed Standard GM equivalents. I am looking at the MC4 Wilwood a
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14 days ago
Seth Emerson
Note - The 4th Gen Camaros used two different rear disc systems, neither one has the capacity for the rear of a Corvair. 93-97 used a caliper with an integral parking brake. Those have been tried and removed as ineffective. The 98-2002 used an internal drum with a separate caliper as a regular rear brake. The system Mark shows should be very effective, especially since Wilwood offers several diff
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15 days ago
Seth Emerson
You may have interference issues on the front. The 215/45 is 8.5" wide and that is when mounted on a 7" wheel. 8" is the max wheel size for that tire. Perhaps a 7" wheel, perhaps a 205/45? The 9" is really close on the rear as well, unless you start trimming the wheel well. The 235/45 is 9.4", when mounted on a 8" rim. Even wider on a 9" wheel. Your call.
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15 days ago
Seth Emerson
Some great photos, there, Randy. Remember this one?
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15 days ago
Seth Emerson
This car was built by Dennis Pedersen of Santa Clara, CA. Dennis did a good job driving it. He sold it to Ken Klingaman (see previous post photo) Ken and I drove it at Lime Rock. A few years later, another driver crashed it at Lime Rock. (I'm not naming names!) Strangely enough, I just remembered that the other race car I drove at Lime Rock, a couple of years later, was also crashed later by som
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15 days ago
Seth Emerson
Dave is still around - He wanders by at the fan belt toss each year.
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15 days ago
Seth Emerson
Why buy that if an oil temp gauge is available? Either this Autometer or a Stewart-Warner.
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15 days ago
Seth Emerson
Caveat Emptor - Let the buyer beware - Cadillac Calipers. They are a pain to use. (I have done it). Below is from a Toyota conversion web site. This is about the calipers only, not someone's Corvair kit! '76-'78 Cadillac Eldorado Rear Brake Caliper with E-Brake '76-'78 Caddy El Dorado rear brake calipers have an e-brake built-in. We haven't found these to work very well but they might be y
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15 days ago
Seth Emerson
Prettiest location? In your attic, with all traces of AIR removed.
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15 days ago
Seth Emerson
The Pre-"Iron Duke" 4-cylinder began in the Chevy II back in 62? It was a shortened version of the 230" Chevy in-line 6. It was last used in the US in 1971. The engine used in the Camaro was a version of the Pontiac built Iron-Duke. It started in 1977.
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