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Seth Emerson
Actually not my wires.<grin> But, Anyway, I have removed several of those plugs, if it is the one on the side of the float bowl. It is used during manufacturing to plug the access hole used to drill and insert the restriction for the high-speed enrichment circuit. When we relocate the jets for racing, this plug is removed, followed by the restrictor, then the feed hole is continued all t
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4 days ago
Seth Emerson
On the heater issue, I suggest you hook up with one of the East Coast shops. Someone who works on the cars. Then get your car up on a lift and shoot photos all around under the rear of the car, And maybe in the engine compartment, as well. With those photos in hand, a shop should be able to gather up all the stuff you will need. It will take up some room, but not particularly heavy. Ship it all t
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4 days ago
Seth Emerson
Earlier models had the single vent. The slot in the casting, and the matching slot in the choke plate could stay the same in later models (which meant no extra cost for GM) so they just stopped extending the center hole into the float chamber and added the two others - As Robert mentions, on either side in your photo.
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5 days ago
Seth Emerson
The simple solution that most racers have gone to is monitoring the air pressure in the "turkey roaster" - upper fan shroud. Warren - then Michael - LeVeque sold a kit with a remote mount for a very low pressure switch. This is the type of switch used in a home forced-air heating system. The switch opens at a very low pressure, like a few lbs of pressure. It is wired like an oil pressur
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10 days ago
Seth Emerson
He is actually asking if you know the gear ratio of the crown-converted transmission. It is either stock (Corvair) 3.11 to 1 or close ratio 2.54 to 1. Do you know which? Looks like a great deal!
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12 days ago
Seth Emerson
12 days ago
Seth Emerson
Always a bit crowded near the passenger side 140 secondaries. Here is a not-so-secret tip I have been using for years. First, yes, use separators to link the wires to each other - without just wiretie-ing them in a bundle (please!) - now, when you find cylinder #1 and #3 (and sometimes #5) running into the right-side bellcrank, or linkage, take a wire tie and make a 3-4" loop around one of t
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12 days ago
Seth Emerson
Not Holley. Both Edelbrock and Comp Cams are owned by a Financial holding company. (As is Holley/MSD/others - but not the same company) The company is closing that Edelbrock assembly/office facility in Torrance and the Comp Cams HQ in Tennessee and opening a new Headquarters for both companies in Olive Branch, Mississippi. "Aftermarket parts supplier Edelbrock is closing its Torrance, Ca
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13 days ago
Seth Emerson
The Celicas are a little bit bigger. I am going to the Hondas P/N 100-7712 - They recommend a 12mm drill - Those Celica GTS studs need a 14mm drill (.551 inches) What did you drill the holes to on your hubs?
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13 days ago
Seth Emerson
If you install braces at the outer tips, use something that will break away if you curb the spoiler. It can be strong enough to resist the wind loading, but snap if concrete is contacted. How about a plastic bolt at the body mount, solid at the spoiler. Hit a curb and the plastic shears when the bracket is pushed back?, The bracket is still there and the spoiler is still installed across the top?
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13 days ago
Seth Emerson
Reference plugs first. I don't think it matters whether you run resister plugs or not. I think heat range matters more. My only normal reminder is if you change from non-fully threaded plugs to fully threaded (FF) be sure to chase the threads all the way into the chamber. If you don't - you will stand the chance of stripping threads in the holes during installation, when the plug contac
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15 days ago
Seth Emerson
Which 12mm ARP studs did you first try? P/N? ARP catalog lists everything from the recommended hole size to the knurl size.
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16 days ago
Seth Emerson
All Chevy pumps were directional- the only exception were some Marine pumps back in the 50's that have a straight-vane bronze impeller. Chevy made short and tall pumps over the years. Shorter were used with exhaust manifold mounted and intake manifold bracketed generators/alternators. The long pumps were used when the cylinder heads were cast with bosses for brackets to attach both alternato
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17 days ago
Seth Emerson
I think Speedhut is offering a Cylinder head temp gauge that will match (visually). The clock should be easy. Looking good! And if you want a real Walnut/stainless wheel . . . . . .
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17 days ago
Seth Emerson
The Corvette water pump also uses the larger 4-bolt pattern for the pulleys, and a larger shaft size (middle hole). Some pulleys are drilled and set-up for both patterns. The flywheel you use will depend on which year block/crank you start with.
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19 days ago
Seth Emerson
Tim - They probably told the buyers that the "C" stood for Corvair!
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19 days ago
Seth Emerson
The original "How to Hotrod Corvair Engines" was HP Books #1. In 1972, my girlfriend and I drove down to Anaheim, CA, so I could join Bill in the "HP Books" SEMA booth, showing his new books (many titles by then) to the attendees. (She married me anyway, the next year).Bill's son, Howard runs the current book business.
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19 days ago
Seth Emerson
Gary - If/When you replace the center plastic piece, I could use it (cracks and all) for a particular project I am exploring. A Monza one would do fine.(Anybody?) I do not want to tear one apart that is usable, but if the Chrome is bad, or the face discolored, I can use some parts.
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20 days ago
Seth Emerson
The first major decision will be mid-engine or rear engine. Mid=Crown style, many Crown parts will work with the V6. If rear engine, the Kelmark or Kennedy parts will be needed to adapt the motor to the transaxle.Find your adapter before spending much money.
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23 days ago
Seth Emerson
The internal parts of a Flaming River box are not the same as those in the Corvair box. There are a few folks selling a reversed Corvair box, using, it appears, a version of the Flaming River outside design. (Not made by flaming river). You might be able to re-reverse that design and fit it into a Corvair. There is at least one vendor doing just that.
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23 days ago
Seth Emerson
The internal parts of a Flaming River box are not the same as those in the Corvair box. There are a few folks selling a reversed Corvair box, using, it appears, a version of the Flaming River outside design. (Not made by flaming river). You might be able to re-reverse that design and fit it into a Corvair. There is at least one vendor doing just that.
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25 days ago
Seth Emerson
Not the first and not the last Saturday Night Live "Commercial". I remember Bass-o-Matic!
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26 days ago
Seth Emerson
At least you know exactly where to add a relief! <grin>
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26 days ago
Seth Emerson
Sure - The Velvetouch metallics were finally produced and sold by Apex, in Winchester, Virginia. They included an insert along with the shoes telling what to do - and what not to do. I have attached two files covering that insert. Several good tips here. PS - I knew I had a copy of this in my paper files! It took me a half hour of searching to find it! Enjoy. . .
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29 days ago
Seth Emerson
I have seen two failures of cast quick arms. One was on a crashed race car. This may have happened as a result of an accident. The car spun exiting the carousel at Sears Point and rolled over when the right front wheel encountered a ditch and dug in. The car rolled onto the roof at a slow speed. The arm was found broken when the car was hauled back to the pits. The second was failure of a new one
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4 weeks ago
Seth Emerson
I wrote: According to Koni, for street use, the shock should be installed as delivered. The "adjustment" is for compensating for wear. For competition, I stiffen the fronts half way to full hard, and just one turn on the rears. Joel wrote: Are you sure that isn't backwards? The fronts don't have to control much weight compared to the rears and they have less advantage.
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4 weeks ago
Seth Emerson
According to Koni, for street use, the shock should be installed as delivered. The "adjustment" is for compensating for wear. For competition, I stiffen the fronts half way to full hard, and just one turn on the rears.
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4 weeks ago
Seth Emerson
KenHenry Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thanks Jeff, I’ve been meaning to pick up a copy since reading in Bob Helt’s the Classic Corvair that stock ignition timing on the 140 is over advanced past the setting that produces maximum torque. Odd that those settings would be used in the production distributor... Well, Ken, The "good" news is that
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4 weeks ago
Seth Emerson
Thickness of the bar? Diameter?
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4 weeks ago
Seth Emerson
Original what? No Corvairs came with the eye-bolt shown. The ring shown is for the clips used in racing belts - and some aftermarket bolts. Did your belts, or the hardware have a brand name on them? Nice nylon insert in the bolt, by the way.
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