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JimBrandberg
My buddy Peter had a LM convertible and said the best time for convertibles is summer evenings, I think that's a paraphrase of above. I wouldn't go out of my way to put the top down just to exercise it. Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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Today
JimBrandberg
I just had a beautiful 63 convertible dropped off. Apparently at the body shop the engine was filled with gas when the guy went to move it. I mean like FILLED where it was coming out of everywhere. It's a crying shame. Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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JimBrandberg
Thank you for not calling it a Sport Sedan, for some reason that term sticks in my craw, although it would certainly qualify... Very nice car for the money. I love the blue and 16" wheels. Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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Yesterday
JimBrandberg
Black smoke often means too much gas. Be on the lookout for a flooding carburetor on that side. Just one possibility but I thought I'd throw it out there. Some of the mechanical fuel pumps these days are putting out too much pressure and they can overwhelm the carburetor inlet needle and seat. Again I have no idea what the trouble may be, just going off the black smoke thing. Jim Brandberg
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Yesterday
JimBrandberg
I don't see anywhere above saying whether this is a Powerglide or Manual. If a Manual, where did you find 80/90 GL-4? If a Powerglide I usually use GL-5 80/90. Good news, I was worried about you. Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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Yesterday
JimBrandberg
While I wanted to curse at Dave for being too simplistic he was right. When I finally got the linkage adjusted the higher idle in Low compared to Drive went away. It didn't quite go by the book like the dual carb engines do but I think I'm there. I still have to test drive and see if the shift points are improved. It was quite a journey. First I didn't think the throttle rod going from the
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Yesterday
JimBrandberg
WalterElias, I wasn't responding to what you said about 9/16, we were replying at the same time. Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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Yesterday
JimBrandberg
Another clue regarding the TV bellcrank. I realized that I had inserted the cable with the selector in Neutral rather than Drive so I did it again. I turned and held the bellcrank counter-clockwise and inserted the cable, it went in and it rotated the bellcrank slightly clockwise as it went in, just like usual. Trouble is the hole in the bellcrank is 1" below the rail not the 3/8 that is ca
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Yesterday
JimBrandberg
I don't understand what you're saying. The 6 bolts holding the pressure plate to the flywheel usually have 1/2" hex heads and are 5/16-18 bolts. Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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Yesterday
JimBrandberg
While fiddling with a 140 PG to get WOT I found an interesting dilemma. It idles fine in Drive but goes up to about 2000 RPMs in Low. I removed and reinserted the shift cable as per the 61 Service Manual to no avail. It shifts okay except WOT upshift occurs at 40 MPH and WOT downshift will not occur at anything above 25 MPH. Of course the e-clip or a part of it somewhere it does not bel
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2 days ago
JimBrandberg
It was bugging me to figure out the difference between Dorman 610-259 I was using and 610-259.1 someone else was using. Turned out one was in a box and the other was in a bag. Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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3 days ago
JimBrandberg
Dale uses countersunk allen bolts like that. The double center punch peening over the nuts is interesting and something I might consider doing next time. Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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4 days ago
JimBrandberg
Corvair Secrets by Bob Helt Page 254 shows 60-63 vent on the corner towards the engine on the passenger side. 64-65 on the corner towards the transmission on the drivers side. 66-69 in that same corner but with a baffle added. I don't know if this helps but I read the above post and then was reading the book a few minutes later. I generally use the 85/90 Sta-Lube like above. I did try Redline
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4 days ago
JimBrandberg
I didn't see the posting you referenced. Do you have the part#? I'm doing some tomorrow using Dorman 610-259 which are black and 1 3/4" long. There's another one I use that's about 1 1/2" long and zinc plated but I don't have the number in front of me. I came up with these by searching the catalog by 7/16 and knurl size and length. I wish I could have found them easier. I come across
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7 days ago
JimBrandberg
If I didn't recognize Timothy Shortle and MattNall I would not have clicked on this message. I won't usually click on a message with a general sort of Title like this one has. I'd rather miss out on Corvair content than open myself up to a virus or something. Same with my e-mail. Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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7 days ago
JimBrandberg
The 7/8 I tried at fist did not have to be stretched to install. The 13/16 does need to stretch to go over the end of the pipe. I'm getting the sizes from how they're arranged in an O-ring assortment box I have. It calls them 1/8". The one from Clarks fits well. Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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8 days ago
JimBrandberg
I ordered an O-ring from Clarks. It looks like a regular 1/8" round o-ring. I think I used a 7/8 and the proper size is 13/16, it was broken when I removed it. I just thought I would post a follow-up in case someone is searching later. Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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11 days ago
JimBrandberg
Some needle and seats come with an extra little clip dealey that I don't use. I figured it was included to fit other applications besides Corvair. I could be wrong. The smaller Late float has provision for the spring. The bigger Early float does not. The provision is a little tab with a hole that the straight leg of the spring goes through. So the extra little clip dealey and the spring are
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12 days ago
JimBrandberg
I had a hole that would not take a Time-Sert. My Machine Shop guy had a "second time Time-Sert" that took care of it. I took the head off and brought it to him since the engine was not in the chassis but it wouldn't be necessary. Although it's hard to get most machinists to venture outside the shop. It depends on the OD size that the insert you used before had. The one Dave pictured above mi
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12 days ago
JimBrandberg
Is the o-ring on a FC dipstick something special? I used a regular round o-ring from a set, 11/16 if I remember right, and the owner reports a leak on that side of the engine. I can't remember ever having trouble with one. I suppose I've usually just replaced them as I found them. This one was all loaded up with silicone and I found it impossible to get that off without ruining the o-ring.
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12 days ago
JimBrandberg
I have a C125X Clarks muffler in the box. It looks just like the Walker 21310 and the fit would be good. It also comes with a "J" tail pipe which fits inside the muffler outlet. If it fit outside perhaps it would be a little larger. The one I have is fairly old so I don't know if it's the current offering. I hope I have the Clarks number correct, I'm going from memory which isn't so good.
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12 days ago
JimBrandberg
The 18179 didn't work out either. Although it's 6" to fit the stock hanger, the Inlet and Outlet offsets are not clocked correctly to line up with the body opening or have the spout pointing in the correct position. I ended up using the now unavailable Walker 21310 I had on hand. To get the outlet length and step it up to 1 3/4, I welded an adapter and Walker 41299 spout. I just couldn't liv
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12 days ago
JimBrandberg
I have a 61 Lakewood with a good access door on it. Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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12 days ago
JimBrandberg
Anything under 100 isn't good. A Leakdown Test can help identify the problem. You might try a lifter adjustment. I would count the turns it takes loosening the rocker arm nuts on that cylinder before the rocker/pushrod gets loose. I go in 1/4 turn increments. After removing the valve cover but before touching anything, look and see if the threads showing on #5 are roughly the same a
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13 days ago
JimBrandberg
"Valuable or Worthless"? We could start a game show. My wife would probably say worthless every time. You would think it would be needed by someone although I've never had a call looking for one, except for the lights. Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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14 days ago
JimBrandberg
I had a look at the copper flare gaskets at Grainger. The only review said there is no shoulder on them to stay in place on a vertical installation. Have they worked okay on our installations? Hard to say who's leaving a review on Grainger. I don't mean to hijack the thread, it looks like that problem has been resolved. Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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14 days ago
JimBrandberg
I'm looking for 61 Rampside muffler today and ran across this old thread. I was curious if anyone had an update for a good FC muffler. I have a Walker 21310 and a Clarks C125X. They look to be about the same. I don't especially like the 1 1/2 Outlet, looks sort of wimpy on a truck. I might save these mufflers for EM car installation. I purchased a Walker 17856 and I don't think
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14 days ago
JimBrandberg
I was under the dash of a 63 Spyder recently that had every wire coming out of the fuse block spliced like that. The owner bought the car more than 5 years ago and I don't think there's been any problems. I was glad electrical was not why I was under there and I could look away. Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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14 days ago
JimBrandberg
Good stuff so far. Along mechanical lines I would add that it's much easier to turn the engine with a wrench if you remove the spark plugs. When checking the ring gear through the starter opening you could try to measure whether it's out of round in the opening. Along electrical lines, I would add that the purple wire operates the starter and connects to the terminal marked S. I strip a
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14 days ago
JimBrandberg
You might try a different inlet nut, sometimes the flared steel line just won't seal. The flare needs to seal, not the threads. Sometimes they need to be super tight to seal which is just not right. A recent thread here showed copper washers to help seal these, I haven't tried them but it looked interesting, I'm not sure where to get them. I think MattNall posted a picture of them. A few local
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