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JimBrandberg
You might try some of the Craigslists too, a better tool for finding someone local. You are fairly close to Twin Cites, Des Moines, Dubuque, Quad Cites and Madison. It will probably take someone in the region to come with a trailer. Is it a roller? Many folks like me have quit casually searching Ebay, there's just too much there. I only visit now when I need something specific. How recent
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3 days ago
JimBrandberg
I went to Eastwood and was looking at a 30 minute video with their brake tools and there was a LM Corvair body in the background, down to bare metal with some body panels cut out. How cool is that? Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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3 days ago
JimBrandberg
Eastwood pro tool looks attractive, at $240 I would have to mull it over. Annealing is interesting, probably a little risky in a line full of brake fluid under the dash. Thanks for good suggestions and I'm anxious to read more. Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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3 days ago
JimBrandberg
I've always gotten by with a somewhat inexpensive K-D double flaring tool set with the wingnuts holding the base. I guess I don't pay much attention when it's going okay. Recently when installing a dual MC in a 66, I wanted to make the original 1/4" line under the dash going to the rears 1" shorter. It took 3 attempts to get it right, I kept getting a split in the line in the same place. On th
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3 days ago
JimBrandberg
Good information that Ken has posted here. I'll just add my recent experiences using cheap "Brake Best" shoes from O'Reilly. Shoes purchased for 64 had correct long/short linings but not beveled on the ends. The drums would not fit so I sanded the material down with a sanding block on the bench in the vice, a tedious chore. I also made the arc deeper on the top of the shoes where they contac
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3 days ago
JimBrandberg
All American Racers and Anglo American Racers, Eagle cars, all good stuff on a world class level during the Golden Age of racing. Dan Gurney with Carroll Shelby and Richie Ginther. I love the smell of race gas in the morning. RIP and Godspeed Dan Gurney. Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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3 days ago
JimBrandberg
<<>> For LeadFootLogan, what would be the target Intake Centerline? I think 108 is Isky standard. For me, I have a 140 PG to build. Would Isky 260 be a good choice? Installed at what Intake Centerline? Thanks, Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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4 days ago
JimBrandberg
On FCs, I mount to the east/west bulkhead just behind the tank. Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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7 days ago
JimBrandberg
The erected set-up pictured above has minimal frontal area which isn't possible with your Greenbrier. Curtainside and conastoga type semi trailers usually have a metal front bulkhead and then tarp on the sides and rear. They often have an entrance door in the bulkhead too. I like the enclosed trailer idea where the front is slanted to utilize the front of the trailer leading to the tongue
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9 days ago
JimBrandberg
I do one cylinder at a time with the piston at TDC ready to fire, both valves are well closed at this time. I use the rotor location or mark the HB 120 degrees apart. I only loosen the bottom 2 (rocker stud) one cylinder at a time and retorque to 30 before moving on, 35 is a bit much for me. I adjust the rockers 3/4 turn down from zero lash as I go. The theory might be better to loosen and ret
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9 days ago
JimBrandberg
Corvair Enterprises Northeast doesn't seem to come up much on a Google search. Not listed in CORSA directory. I would talk to the local Corvair club for a reference or maybe somene will follow up here. I had a fellow wanting to purchase a Craigslist engine from Tucson and have me install it. I asked for an opinion here and local Tucson Corvair guys said to steer clear. Corvair Enterprises N
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11 days ago
JimBrandberg
Was it Bob Ballew who was the Corvair technical guru in 29 Palms? My buddy is an engineering type and loved Bob's experiments and such. Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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11 days ago
JimBrandberg
And you didn't even remove the oilpan. Nice work. I suppose the welding also helps break loose the rust and steel/aluminum galling that caused the bolt to break off in the first place. Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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11 days ago
JimBrandberg
Any center mount will still have the air/fuel mixture going through turns in a foot or more of cold manifold. I wonder how an oxygen sensor reacts when fuel puddles out of the atomized mixture. The fuel/air mixture makes a 75 degree bend right away and then another 120 degree bend just before the intake valve. At least the second bend is warmer. I'm not anti-center mount, I have a 6-tube 390 H
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12 days ago
JimBrandberg
I like Clarks forged pistons with drilled oil returns. I would probably do .040 as cylinders get thin and unstable with .060 although probably okay with full fin cylinders. I would do extra clearance for forged pistons even though Clarks is not suggesting it. I'm doing a 140 with the TRW Speed Forged or whatever they're called pistons soon, I liked what people were saying about them in a previous
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13 days ago
JimBrandberg
Hopefully you have the proper offset. Inner clearance on the front is an issue with the tie rod end rubbing the wheels. Outer clearaance on the rear is an issue with the tire hitting the body. Everyone seems to be all jazzed up on wide tires these days but bigger is not necessarily better in my mind. You're smart to go to 15" wheels, 14" tires are getting rare. How do you get a stock FC
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13 days ago
JimBrandberg
Pertronix is more forgiving than points if the distributor bushing is worn causing some runout. It's important to choose the proper Ohm coil to match, there's threads called "Pertronix 1 wiring" and "Pertronix 2 wiring" where we discussed it at length. Another factor is whether the resistance wire is still in the wiring harness. I purchased a supply of AC points, condensors and rotors sever
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13 days ago
JimBrandberg
That's very interesting. When I was El Presidente of Corvair Minnesota about 20 years ago, I purchased the Jam Handy VHS video and showed it at a meeting. It must be around here somewhere... Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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13 days ago
JimBrandberg
I like the Panhard picture, she's digging the car and he's digging her. She would look good in there. Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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13 days ago
JimBrandberg
So far we have NGK advice. Anyone know how Bosch W8AC compares to AC? Anyone know how Autolite 425 compares to AC? How about 2656? Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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13 days ago
JimBrandberg
Murphy wrote <<<"I need to know what time it is, not how to build the clock.">>> I think Richard is trying to get us to think on our own. From what I gather reading his paper, oil formulas are often changing and there could be different formulas under the same brand in different stores or regions. As an oil professional he can't recommend a certain brand and then have it ch
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14 days ago
JimBrandberg
I see in the Communique that the CORSA Executive Office is now in Minnesota which piqued my curiosity a bit as I don't know Paul and Ramona Bergstrom. I searched a bit and found they are also Pontiac connected, so are the Executive Editor and his fiance. I'm certainly not complaining and I wish them all the best. I'm sure it's a good thing that they've worked together before. It's probably
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14 days ago
JimBrandberg
I've got a generic tool for removing the pitman arm from the steering gearbox which is actually too big although I've always gotten it to work. I actually bought another one from LS Corvair on EBAY several years ago and was somewhat disappointd that it was the same. Where can I get one that actually fits well? It doesn't come up for me very often but it did again yesterday. This is the arm tha
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14 days ago
JimBrandberg
It seems like spark plug comparison charts I've found don't really agree. Most seem to have a vested interest in getting you to their brand. I would like to get opinions on the relative heat range of other brands comparing them to baseline AC. We had AC 44FF and 46FF to begin with. That changed to 44F and 46F with the loss of one thread. The 44F is for higher performance engines like 102,
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14 days ago
JimBrandberg
Around here we only have 87 ethanol, 89 ethanol and 91 non-oxy. A Scion guy said Amoco has 92 non-ethanol. I try to put in 91 non-oxy for winter storage and then whatever octane the engine will bear without pinging during regular use. Maybe 87 for a 80 or 95 HP; 89 for a 102 or 110 HP; 91 for a 180; maybe 89 for a 140 but probably 91. Around here 89 used to be only a few cents more than 87
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14 days ago
JimBrandberg
I was just wondering if it still had like a 50 jet in it contributing to detonation with B5HS. 53 is a little fat around here and may have had a role in soot situation with B6HS. Of course 64 and earlier carbs need to be a little richer without the high speed enrichment system. I bought a set of B6HS to install in a 140 Manual with 51 Primary and 49 Secondary main jets. My first step
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15 days ago
JimBrandberg
What main jets were you running when you had some soot with the B6HS? Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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16 days ago
JimBrandberg
I'm thinking of switching to NGK spark plugs. In searching here, there seems to be a little discrepancy in what people are using. I was thinking B5HS (4210) in 80 and 95 HP engines and B6HS (7534) in 102, 110, 140 and 180 HP engines. Some folks seem to use the hotter B5HS in everything. What do you think? Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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17 days ago
JimBrandberg
The Featherlite is interesting. Besides the FC headlights, it has a Corvair instrument panel and the windshield looks an awful lot like an Early 4-door rear window. I sort of like the lines of it except for the sliding patio door. It reminds me of a 60s Dodge pick-up, I won't comment on the relative beauty of that. NW US seems to be a haven for unusual RVs, a few months ago there was the one
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17 days ago
JimBrandberg
There's a Corvair guy near Minot with several although I haven't talked to him in 15 years or so. There's a fellow on this forum near Fargo who inherited his father's Corvairs. I'm working on a Corvair engine for an ATV project near Cando. I worked on a fellow's Corvair from Oakes, when he passed away his brother moved the car to SD. I talked to another fellow who works at the farm Co-
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