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6 days ago
RobertC
Might send a PM to 1966-Corsa-GT-180. Dan Davis. He seems to be overseeing the software change, maybe ha he has access or knows who does?
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6 days ago
RobertC
American Mel Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > RobertC Wrote: > ------------------------------------------------------- > > You guys are trying to hard. > > > > Neither BonnyD nor bonnyD have posted on this forum - if I used search > > correctly. > > > > Might be a clue? > > > You used the "Searc
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6 days ago
RobertC
You guys are trying to hard. Neither BonnyD nor bonnyD have posted on this forum - if I used search correctly. Might be a clue?
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11 days ago
RobertC
Just noticed another issue in your pic: Looks like the rim / corner of your valve cover is sitting on top of the head gasket surface.
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11 days ago
RobertC
Thought I had a couple for a pic, but I cannot find them. Yours in pic looks "bowed out". The bar between the two ends should be straight. The metal is come kind of "spring" material - easily bends when tightened. I use 1/4" drive. I tighten them so that the bar does not touch the valve cover. Surprised you have not stripped the hole.
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11 days ago
RobertC
Should add - use "GM" / rubber valve cover gasket.
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11 days ago
RobertC
Never seen that. And, obviously, the valve cover should not be dented. Think your valve cover "clamps" are bent / distorted. I would throw (all of) them away. And, find some better ones? California Corvair? Corvair Ranch? Club member? FWIW To add another "version" to the "thousands" that are out there. NEVER used silicone (same for oil pan)...
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13 days ago
RobertC
Lane66m Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If the nuts have a dot on each flat, That is the indication it is a lock nut. you might even see a slight inwards deflection of the threads. > > Nut will thread down close to those dots, there the nut is slightly deformed. So now you have to wrench it onto the rod into the position you need it in. Yep, yo
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13 days ago
RobertC
Sorry to hear that. Might want to check the carb for damage; Magnesium fan? Not familiar with EMs - any insulation in the lid? Rubber gaskets that seal the engine compartment? Good luck. Glad you had a fire extinguisher available.
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14 days ago
RobertC
Know nothing about Clark's replacements. As far as I can recall the stock nuts are not self locking. The nuts are used to adjust caster and moving them back and forth would "defeat" the purpose of a self-locking nut - in my opinion.
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14 days ago
RobertC
Standard Seat Belt Decal - 65 - 66 5/8" x 1 7/8"; "flat"
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14 days ago
RobertC
Feeble memory: The red background is not correct for standard seatbelts. Think the background should be black - at least for black belts? Of course, you can use whatever you want...
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14 days ago
RobertC
vairmech Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > RobertC Wrote: > ------------------------------------------------------- > > Depending on how long ago / what was done; the lever might also be worn. > >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> > > The lever is probably worn but does not cause the sympt
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14 days ago
RobertC
Depending on how long ago / what was done; the lever might also be worn.
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15 days ago
RobertC
mtinley Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > saw this old post you don not still have the locking gas cap #985895? Nichshu sold his car a couple years ago, so it is doubtful he still has the cap.
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16 days ago
RobertC
Confused? Do not know of any teeth on bolt / washer?
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16 days ago
RobertC
Frank DuVal Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > E=IR > > P=IE (pie good, but I digress) > > Power in Watts = amps x volts > > amps = watts / volts > > 55 / 12.6 (or 13 or 13.8*) = 3.98 to 4.36 amps. > > Per lamp > > You were adding driving lamps to 6 volt vehicle? > > Ohms law has not been repealed.
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16 days ago
RobertC
JimBrandberg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I would think Halogen lights would draw more amps than original and LED lights would draw less amps. > I'm just trying to learn something. I had a car here earlier this year where someone was half done installing different lights with some new wiring. There were problems so I just put stock parts back in t
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16 days ago
RobertC
Many decades ago in another vehicle, I had an issue with the headlights flickering at night - from the time they were turned on - IIRC. Do not recall another electrical issues - only had an AM radio (and driving lights, but I did not use them in the city). It turned out to be a bad diode in the alternator. Replaced the alternator and problem went away.
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17 days ago
RobertC
Steele no longer lists it; Clark's states "out of stock" (Steele?) Good luck. Probably not enough demand?
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17 days ago
RobertC
Since no one posted, I will give it a shot in the dark (since I am on the west coast). John Sweet (on here) is in western PA, I think. Do not know how much Corvair repair work he does? Frank Duval (on here) is somewhere in Virginia. Corvair Ranch is in eastern PA. The national Corvair club: has a list of clubs (local chapters) around the US. If you can make it to one of th
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18 days ago
RobertC
I should add that the 22F and batteries with less CCAs are cheaper - given the price of batteries nowadays. 600+ CCAs was just my choice.
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18 days ago
RobertC
24F I have used DieHard - 600+ cranking amps - from Sears. But, I doubt that many Sears stores exist anymore, but other places sell Die Hard batteries. There are a couple threads here on batteries...
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19 days ago
RobertC
zfitch Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Anyone know where the original anti-squeak material was located? I'd like to put the material in the same spots. Assembly Manual
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20 days ago
RobertC
21 days ago
RobertC
Think you qualify as OCD... Or, a lot of soil is blowing away in Texas; or, you drive on dirt roads...
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22 days ago
RobertC
Here are a couple more pics
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22 days ago
RobertC
Levers on throttle shafts: It looks like I used the primary lever (looks like your first pic, but with the "tangs") on my secondaries when I (with mechanic's help) replaced the throttle shafts on the carbs almost 40 years ago. I did 10 carbs at the time including 4 primaries to replace the stock 140 carbs. So, I cannot remember what / why I actually did what I did. Links:
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26 days ago
RobertC
I would not call the early 65 linkage progressive. It basically works like mechanical secondaries on a 4 barrel. I have pics, but I am not at home. Next week? Would need to take pic of secondary lever on throttle shaft.
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30 days ago
RobertC
I have always placed the muffler hanger behind the tin; against the head. Both sides. When replacing a hanger, I cut a piece out of the top hole so that I can slide the hanger behind tin / bolt. Only did this once or twice in decades. Memory issues - stud.. If you have a stud remover, you can remove the stud, place the hanger and reinstall the stud.
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