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RobertC
Interesting, I always thought those were replacement lug nuts. Have a couple "old" ones - "smooth" with 3 "dimples", but at this point; no clue if they are original (to 1965)? Far too many decades have passed.
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Yesterday
RobertC
As Craig noted, if you remove the yoke holding the steering mast to the dash frame; you get more room to get to the shift selector. I think the knob should just pull off, but I have only owned 65's. Check for a set screw first. Obviously easier if done first with the instrument panel still installed. Been decades, but there are only 2 nuts / bolts holding the shift selector to the b
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Yesterday
RobertC
You can also use a swivel with the standard spark plug socket.
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Yesterday
RobertC
GM cast pistons lasted a 100,000 miles or more - if not subjected to a lot of abuse. Had my 140 rebuilt at 125,000 miles; all 6 GM pistons had cracks. So, they should work well.
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Yesterday
RobertC
Back up light switch for PGs is in the dash with the shift lever. FWIW - had a bad manual B/U switch that blew the heater fuse. Took me a couple fuses to figure it out.
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2 days ago
RobertC
BigGeorgesVair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Update: > Doug, I went on their website and searched for location nearest to Orange, CA and they listed this one: > Pinedale > (559) 999-3214 > 30 W Spruce Ave > Pinedale, California 93650 > > Don't know if that's anywhere near you, but hope it helps. > George Accordi
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2 days ago
RobertC
Kamaka Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yes, Clarks sold them - they may still sell them - I ma not sure of their origin BUT I do know Clarks has sold them for at least 40 years that way. I have a sticker set rom them from the mid-70's and there is one in it. Clark's still sells them - with the caveat that a few people claim their car had the dec
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3 days ago
RobertC
My old Corvair mechanic put a Corvair engine in a REAL Speedster - before I was a customer - probably early 70's.
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7 days ago
RobertC
Phil Dally Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I came up with C772 before I posted this but it seems really wide. Cut the excess off with a utility knife... But, like I said: an auto glass shop should have the stuff - maybe in different widths?
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7 days ago
RobertC
Any auto glass shop should have the stuff... May have posted the wrong stuff... Another material
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7 days ago
RobertC
Clark's catalog shows the strap you need.
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8 days ago
RobertC
If you do not find any in your area, PM your address. But, my gaskets are old...
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8 days ago
RobertC
Assume at least a few members in Corsa Northwest would have them? Guess you are not a member?
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8 days ago
RobertC
Lane66m Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The 2 I took off my cars had exposed screws, once the trim was off and dirt cleaned away. > > Now the other 6 scrapped ones were broken windows and rust, so those were easy removals. At the opposite end of the spectrum is the people who fill the trough with sealer and push the trim on...
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8 days ago
RobertC
Lane66m Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > NO rear window removal. Depends: on how the rear glass was originally installed... And, how it was reinstalled; if removed when work was done on the vehicle. Sometimes the screws can be covered / partially covered.
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9 days ago
RobertC
Attach the control arm to the bracket; install the bracket (front of wheel well). Install shock / spring. Install rear strut to arm. Assume the car is on jack stands; jack the drum / bracket / arm to ride height. Makes it easier to install stock rear strut bracket to diff case. Same if you have the bracket under the diff. Install front strut - the suspension needs to be at ride hei
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9 days ago
RobertC
Mike Stillwell Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You are thinking of Johnathan Knapp, Robert. > > Mike > YS-117 Thanks. I just found his name using a search on Ackerman. tkalp, another user here, may be able to help with selection . setup of springs? Seth Emerson, also.
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9 days ago
RobertC
isucorvair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------ > > > Yep, most likely am, but really just want to know what I'm starting with, but I guess it doesnt matter. > Like I said, it is the spring rate that really matters - not the diameter of the spring. Clark's has one or two HD springs (economical). GM had HD coupe; HD convertible and HD
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9 days ago
RobertC
Sweating too much small stuff. What you need is the tool that measures the spring rates. But, since your autocrosser is probably not at stock weight, even that is really not useful. Basically, you are going to end up putting one set of the springs in the car and if it does not perform to your satisfaction, you are going put the other set in - or start "cutting coils". RE Cl
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10 days ago
RobertC
flamingchariots Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > OK. Forget what I said about the rivets. > > The VIN .....00003 shows pilot car by being one of the first in '66. > Does the body tag have any "evidence" of matching this ".....00003" ? The body tag is in the pic above... states "02"
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10 days ago
RobertC
Wow, collected water from all the surrounding mountains, also.
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10 days ago
RobertC
flamingchariots Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Just curious... How do we know the VIN tag and body tag are from the same car? > The rivets are different. > > Just trying to learn... It is a "pre-production" car - probably not built on a fully supplied assembly line. Or, on a line that they were setting up for full production.
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11 days ago
RobertC
Decades ago, a piece of "metal" got stuck in the idle tube of one carb - see Craig's pic above. Memory not great, but the symptom was engine ran poorly below 30(?) mph and ran fine above that speed. The "valve" that wittsend mentions is on the side of the base of the carb. I believe it is for hot restart. The description / setting is in the 65 shop manual. Do n
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11 days ago
RobertC
Phil Dally Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > More Rain!! Think "they" are done - unless they want to wait a couple weeks for it to dry out - as long as no more rain occurs.
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12 days ago
RobertC
Alberto Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I am having the problem with the right side (passenger) rear brake. > You may be confused by the photo which is of the other (drivers) side. > I took that photo because the spring on the side in question was destroyed. It might be easier for people to diagnose your problem if you post pictures of the problem
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14 days ago
RobertC
First problem is that there is no metal in the rear of the Corvair that would support the forces generated by shoulder seatbelts / crash. Then, there is the design of the seatbelts themselves. Possibility of the belts doing more harm than good depending on the type of crash. Just because you install them does not mean that they will work effectively.
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14 days ago
RobertC
Maybe some bigwig at Camp Roberts boar hunting?
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15 days ago
RobertC
slow61 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Since no one else seems to have any other ideas, Sorry, no one else has replied. I listened, but I have never heard that sound. Seems high pitched to me... Far fetched guess: Is it the front tires squealing on the asphalt? My posi-traction "chattered" (grabbed / released) when not happy. A bott
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15 days ago
RobertC
junkman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Whoever buys the 1966 should buy my air-conditioned 1966 convertible for the A/C parts before I chop it up for scrap, and sell its parts off 3000 miles (near San Jose, CA) makes that idea a bit uneconomic...
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16 days ago
RobertC
American Mel Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Less than one-tenth of an inch will make that big of a difference? That is just a weather people guestimate. And who (especially me) knows what it really means. It could be the total rainfall expected based on some measurement of moisture in the air. The problem is; I do not think it would take much wat
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