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4wd430
Took the Corvair out for a ride and parked her up for 30 minutes. Took her out again and got 15 feet before she stalled out. Popped her into neutral and attempted to restart but no GEN/TEMP lights when I turned the key. Removed negative cable and put it back on and nothing. Thought maybe the battery died so hooked up a jumper and I only heard clicking when I turned the key. Took off the jumper an
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7 days ago
4wd430
It does not
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7 days ago
4wd430
Hey guys, hope all is well. On my ‘60, my speedometer doesn’t work (Needle doesn’t move at all). Ordered a new speedometer cable but when I went to inspect the old cable,it seemed fine. It was connected to the transaxle and to the back of the speedometer and didn’t seem frayed or anything. Any ideas? Thanks!
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16 days ago
4wd430
To take it all apart do I just remove the top part and try clearing that out with carb cleaner? Or do I have to really disassemble it? I would hate to have to do that as it's a rebuilt unit.
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16 days ago
4wd430
Hey guys, can you please take a look at this quick vid I took. Does my right carb not spray correctly? The left side carb sprays a good strong stream out the hole but the right carb seems to have a weaker more drip like stream from another hole. Any ideas? Thanks!
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21 days ago
4wd430
Can someone with a '60 please send me a picture of the orientation of the choke from the driver's side (with air cleaner removed) so I can make sure the orientation of mine is the same. I find the service manual to be lacking with this. Let me know if it is while cold or hot.Thanks!
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22 days ago
4wd430
I took the old line out and used some brake line and inserted it in the manifold where it should be. I also got a vacuum line to connect to the air cleaner. However, I feel no heat or anything through the steel line or the vacuum line at all. So no heat is really be transferred into the air cleaner. If you look at the picture attached this is what happens: When I step on gas/hit the thrott
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29 days ago
4wd430
In the meanwhile, if I don't get it to work, should I leave the choke locked in the open position permanently, until I can find the issue? Or is it better closed? Also, I don't seem to get any vacuum from the manifold from the fresh air line, which is very likely one of the issues. The line snapped off from the manifold so I will try and fit it back on and hold it there with some exhaust putty
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30 days ago
4wd430
I will do some more investigation tomorrow. 2 things I will look into: 1) The orientation of the throttle leaver assembly and the fast idle cam (from my first picture) seems a little off from the diagram in my shop manual. I will try to get it spot on and see if that makes any difference. 2) I read somewhere that an improper fitting air filter can cause the choke to not work properly. U
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30 days ago
4wd430
I recently changed the manifold and there is the little pipe there that the comes into the tin and the vacuum line is connected to it from the air cleaner.
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4 weeks ago
4wd430
Hello everyone, hope all is well. I am trying to figure out why the choke on my '60 does not work. It does not open up as the car warms up. It remains in a fixed position. I changed the thermistor yesterday but same thing. It isn't sticky either as I can easily move it by hand. Any ideas? Thanks!
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5 weeks ago
4wd430
Check to make sure that the wires connecting to the voltage regulator are nice and tight. My light was on and I realized that the screws holding the wires in place were loose. I tightened them up and the light went away.
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7 weeks ago
4wd430
Added a couple more pics
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7 weeks ago
4wd430
Thanks!!
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7 weeks ago
4wd430
Hey guys, Took some pictures of my 1960 Corvair Sedan the other day and wanted to share! The files are too large to direct upload. More to come!
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8 weeks ago
4wd430
Hey, I know this is an old thread but I found this gorgeous 60' that was used in the set of an old Bollywood movie. I thought it was super cool!
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2 months ago
4wd430
Time to replicate in my 60 :D
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2 months ago
4wd430
Look at 0:45
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2 months ago
4wd430
Honestly, your attachment is way to big for me to see anything. Regardless, read through this, might help!
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2 months ago
4wd430
I go to college away from home so my car is at my home 5ish hours away. So when I go home during break, I will be able to see the car then.
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2 months ago
4wd430
Thanks for all the advice guys! I really appreciate it. Here is a video that shows it. The idle is super smooth and car runs well for the most part. Yet, there is the puff puff from under.
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2 months ago
4wd430
There is a long island club as well. I'd be interested in an answer myself as I am in Queens.
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3 months ago
4wd430
Not sure if there is another clue but I usually always have exhaust coming out of the road draft tube. What would be my best steps moving forward? I feel like I would need help with this job as it seems somewhat complex given my current skill level.
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3 months ago
4wd430
I had someone readjust the rocker arms with the engine running quite recently. However, the misfire and the puff puff sound was there before I did pushrod tubes and touched rockers and continued after even after reinstallment and readjustment. There is a puff puff coming out the exhaust and when you put your hand by the tail pipe, you can feel the puffing. You can also hear a puff sound from the
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3 months ago
4wd430
steve c goodman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You don't have to remove the oil return tubes to > check head torque. You say 'having done that job > recently' did you replace O-rings? Did the head > nuts easily hold the torque when going back > together? Oh really? Do I just use an extension? The o-rings were replaced with new viton o-
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3 months ago
4wd430
I honestly would have to do it again and give you the number because I had done it over break and I forgot. The other cylinders were at a healthy level but the number one cylinder was noticeably weaker and was losing compression over time, The test was done with a warm engine. The torque of the head bolts were not checked. I didn't have enough time to take out all the pushrod tubes and what not a
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3 months ago
4wd430
Figured this post is long overdue for an update. When I was home for break from school, I did some work and discovered a few things. I changed my points and condensor and spark is now given to all cylinders. It seems my points were completely burned out from when I had corrosion in my fusebox. (A while back Gen and Temp lights remained on even when car was off and key was out of ignition which
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5 months ago
4wd430
I appreciate the kind words, it means a lot!
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5 months ago
4wd430
Hey guys, thought I'd share this video I worked on changing the differential fluid on my Corvair. Not the best production quality but I like getting more Corvair related videos on Youtube as that will help younger Vair owners like myself.
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5 months ago
4wd430
Sorry guys I misspoke. There is spark. The cylinder doesn't fire however. Will do a compression test
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