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6 weeks ago
mattlockwood
Yikes- I just read that I should not be using vacuum advance with my powerglide. So I should disconnect the vacuum hose and plug it at the carburetor?
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6 weeks ago
mattlockwood
3/8, my mistake. Thank you.
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6 weeks ago
mattlockwood
On the rear face of the heads there is a 3/16th bolt holding a shroud to the head. Can I attach my steel strap to this? The steel strap is my muffler hanger . 1970 vw bus.
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2 months ago
mattlockwood
My oil pressure sender needs to be mounted in the stock location of the oil pressure switch, however, the fuel pump is in the way. Can anyone recommend a specific adaptor or T that would allow clearance for the sender? It’s 1/8 npt I believe
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2 months ago
mattlockwood
Frank DuVal Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > It is possible to rebuild that points plate. I have done several. Takes a small length of 1/4" steel tubing (fuel line) to make a bushing for that pivot pin. > > Putting a wire braid between the moveable plate and the distributor case also solves some irregular running issues. Frank- can you clarify
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2 months ago
mattlockwood
Thought I’d add an item to check on the hesitation at low idle issue: My hesitation had the characteristics of a bad vacuum advance circuit, either the diaphragm or the line, but both checked out. I knew (hoped) it couldn’t be the accel pumps since I just rebuilt the carbs.... I checked everything: timing, plugs, points, changed the condenser, fuel line, fuel pump,etc etc. Turns out, it was
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3 months ago
mattlockwood
In the vw bus, the gas tank sits right above the engine. Any fuel leaks could potentially be perpetually pouring gas on a hot engine, feeding a fire.... I was planning on installing an electric fuel shutoff solenoid in my bus, and I got to thinking that using an electric fuel pump would achieve the same result with the added benefit of having an electric Fuel pump. If wired correctly, (I h
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3 months ago
mattlockwood
Success! It was simply a bad connection between #2 terminal and the battery. I had discovered that I had no continuity between #2 and the battery and Craig and Kerry’s suggestion to jump a wire between the two (duh- why didn’t I think of that?) made the light extinguish and the alt voltage to drop down to 14.8. Quick replacement of the pos battery terminal clamp fixed it permanently. Thanks
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3 months ago
mattlockwood
No continuity between #2 terminal and battery cable terminal, so I suspect the terminal is old and crusty and needs replacing. Will update
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3 months ago
mattlockwood
Just “thinking out loud” It’s prob either the VR or the ground from the alternator not the engine block is loose. I’ll check it out tomorrow and report back.
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3 months ago
mattlockwood
I’ll give it a try. It’s a “1 wire”(really2). The VR is internal and also replaceable
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3 months ago
mattlockwood
Alternator question: Engine running. Turned on the lights and the gen light blinked on bright for a moment , then is now very dim light continuously. Also, on startup, the light takes a big rpm rev to extinguish , rather than quickly going out. Also, getting 17 volts out of the alternator, at the electrical connection of the alternator Bad voltage regulator? This is a corvair motor in a v
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4 months ago
mattlockwood
Nope- question was “what keeps them from resting on the cover” Question occurred to me while changing the gasket
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4 months ago
mattlockwood
Thanks everyone. Was just curious as I had the gasket kit from Clark’s and as it turns out, the thickest gasket is the only one within specs.
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4 months ago
mattlockwood
What keeps the pump gears from resting on the oil pump cover after installation?
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8 months ago
mattlockwood
Yes to all. I need to clarify. The oil light flickers on, when the engine has been warmed up, at a stoplight (for instance), with the PG in gear. If I put it in N the light goes out.
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8 months ago
mattlockwood
Considering one of these for my Bus. I sure that the stock bus vents aren’t large enough for a corvair fan
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8 months ago
mattlockwood
JimBrandberg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Low oil pressure could be worn out crankshaft bearings. In this case, it’s a brand new rebuild
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8 months ago
mattlockwood
Great discussion. I have the low-psi-light-while-in-gear-when-my-engine-is-warm issue. Would an external oil cooler and/or thicker viscosity oil fix this? I was leaning towards a high output oil pump
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8 months ago
mattlockwood
Getting close to a shakedown cruise in my bus. What’s I. Your road trip survival kit? Tools? Fan Belt(s) Etc etc
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8 months ago
mattlockwood
Ha! That’s true isn’t it? guess I’m ok then
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8 months ago
mattlockwood
My PG dipstick broke off, the end. I need to move my bus back into the garage. Can I safely move it with the dipstick end in the pan?
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9 months ago
mattlockwood
Hey Vern! 5/16th is correct, I was initially just guessing when I posted. All is well, the adaptors are in good shape, a new later style yoke is on its way from Clark’s as well as the correct adaptor bolts. Thanks! Matt
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9 months ago
mattlockwood
Thank you. Came right out. Easy. Took the yoke to my machine shop guy to drill out the sheared bolts and he recommended I’d be better off just buying one from Clark’s. Problem solved for $17 plus shipping.
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9 months ago
mattlockwood
Great! Great idea too. Last filter question: RIGHT SIDE , PASSENGER SIDE is OUT from engine INTO filter, correct?
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9 months ago
mattlockwood
Found a nice spot for my remote oil filter, but it requires the filter to be mounted horizontally. Shouldn’t be a problem, right?
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9 months ago
mattlockwood
MattNall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If you remove the axle....the yoke should slide out. If not it's just the one bolt in the center holding it in. Thanks for the clarification. What initially looked and sounded like a big deal may not be after all
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9 months ago
mattlockwood
I may try to extract, but first I have to remove the yoke, or pull the engine, which is not fun on a VW bus. Would rather remove the yoke. So if I’m understanding you correctly, it’s a simple procedure to remove the yoke? Thanks Matt
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9 months ago
mattlockwood
Will accommodate the powerglide attached? How did you bolt it to the jack?
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9 months ago
mattlockwood
So- the bolts securing the transvair adaptor to the PG sheared off at a stop lite. This was my first test drive after a fire caused by a split in a metal(!) fuel line that melted all my wiring and destroyed my alternator. Question- the sheared bolts remain in the yolk on the drivers side of the dif. Looks like about a 1/4 bolt that secures the yoke to the dif. Clark’s sells yokes, not too exp
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