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2 months ago
66vairman
I appreciate trying to make the site more friendly to multiple devices, BUT my browser is now presenting topic threads with itsy-bitsy print and HUGE pictures in members signature areas. Poor separation of individual posts and LOTS of wasted space. I hope this gets fixed, the old format was easy to read and compact. I also keep getting logged out and sometimes I can't log in. If
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2 months ago
66vairman
66vairman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > vintagecarleds - interesting site. > > I noticed they use the basic H4 housing. The AUTOPAL units are glass, but considered to be modest performers. Even with the standard H4 bulbs some complain about the light pattern. > > The HELLA H4 housing upgrade has a thicker FLAT front lense that provides a b
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2 months ago
66vairman
vintagecarleds - interesting site. I noticed they use the basic H4 housing. The AUTOPAL units are glass, but considered to be modest performers. Even with the standard H4 bulbs some complain about the light pattern. The HELLA H4 housing upgrade has a thicker FLAT front lense that provides a better light pattern. They don't look STOCK like the rounded front lens AUTOPAL housings.
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2 months ago
66vairman
Basically take the increase in bore circumference, vs. stock. and take the percentage increase and apply it to increase the ring gap. Keep in mind a piston ring expands and will bind, or break something, if the gap is too small. A gap too large means a little more blow-by.
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2 months ago
66vairman
Over the years a LOT of good information has been posted here about carburetor issues. That said ---- knowing WHAT YEAR the carburetors are on your car are will help (the were revised to some degree EVERY year). Carburetor fuel pressure is 4-5PSI. Your pump pressure is too high at 8 PSI (known issue). When a carburetor was rebuilt makes little difference. I've seen carburetors re
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
2 months ago
66vairman
Mike Stillwell Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > What a mess. I hope no one pays more than 10k for that. It may have been excellent, but I see a lots that needs redone. It has not been well cared for. Why would anyone put bias ply tires back on a Corvair!?! > > Mike > YS-117 Every so often you read an auction review and the "reviewer"
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2 months ago
66vairman
I noticed you soldered the wire in the eyelet. Good job. Basic crimp connectors in this location will eventually allow the cooper wire to corrode due to water exposure. I also run the ground wire inside instead of the original outside, and exposed to water and dirt, location. Every once in a while I help someone with a "fuel gauge" problem that is caused by a bad ground at the s
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2 months ago
66vairman
Marco_a_p Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If I recall correctly, the connector/wire loom must be installed into the grommet before installing into the firewall. It's been a few years, but I recall Marco is correct. I tried a number of ways with no success. Finally I had one car with the instrument cluster out and put the grommet on the connector (from
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2 months ago
66vairman
Brizo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Great info Dale! What can you tell us about the bright yellow "panel" type LED flash lights and work lights that have become so common? Early on the unfiltered LED chips were usually white in appearance producing a blue white color when powered. The now common yellow chip produces a warmer yellow white color
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2 months ago
66vairman
I hope CORSA doesn't REQUIRE folks to be a CORSA member to use this site like they did on their site!!! Thanks San Diego club for the many years of supporting this site.
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2 months ago
66vairman
Frank DuVal Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > That's why I like a car WITH a KEY! And then hope the key cuts power to the ignition system... You're probably referring to the tragic event were a high end luxury vehicle had a throttle pedal jammed for wide open throttle. It was a loaner car and the driver did NOT know that if the car IS NOT IN PARK j
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2 months ago
66vairman
Note I said my buddy had a "partially" open throttle issue. Keep in mind stuck throttles have been an issue ever since automobiles were made. While momentarily disconcerting, a competent driver should know how to deal with the problem. Basically you just turn off the ignition key, push in the clutch, or put the automatic in NEUTRAL. Anybody who drives a car should be able to do this.
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2 months ago
66vairman
Dale, I like old station wagons, but the min-van and the consumers free choice did them in. Sorry no conspiracy by "experts". In fact the mini van probably saved Chrysler and the guy who helped design the min-van worked for FORD, but Ford management didn't see a future for it so the designer went to Chrysler - as they say "The rest is history". As long as you use in
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
2 months ago
66vairman
dryenko Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Were you using the original style long hex nuts ? > Abut as tall as a lug nut ?? > Which can be used, BTW. > Is the bolt badly striped? A longer nut ay still work. > The Clark's replacements have a long milled flat, as part of a design change , which makes them less strong and a tendency to twist.
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2 months ago
66vairman
bmarsh52 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > After adjusting the camber on my 65 Corsa I was tightening one of the nuts when it stripped out. I was probably at 40 foot pounds when it went. No where near the suggested 70 foot pounds. The same thing happened to the other side several months ago. These appear to the original camber style bolts. > > The
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2 months ago
66vairman
Surprised by the complaints about LED's not lasting. That said there is a lot of cheap LED lights that are junk, especially when they first came out. I've installed LED "warm" light spectrum LED lights around my house. I had some small incandescent floods that burned out every six months! The LED replacements have been in place for four years and still work well. Year
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2 months ago
66vairman
I got a call from a Vair buddy to warn me he had a partially stuck open throttle that gave him a moment of excitement. The problem was his 140HP Roger Parent carburetor linkage came apart. This is NOT bashing Roger's linkage, just a caution to check it. I have two 140HP engines with Roger Parents linkage and I like the setup. The PROBLEM: I was told that the Heim joint for the cr
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2 months ago
66vairman
The casting number indicates they are 66 and later 140HP heads that have the bigger tin bolts and reinforcement for the A/C compressor bracket. Awfully shiny for heads sitting in boxes for decades. Looks like someone cleaned them up. Ventura Dave is in that area. Would be fun to look at.
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2 months ago
66vairman
Unsafe140 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yes Phil I think you may need the extra volume in your case! > So we have one for catch can and one for breather. > Ken I did see that pic in the other post when i was searching nice work. > Did you road draft the top tube? > > I would like to decrease crankcase pressure especially when in low or
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2 months ago
66vairman
Good discussion Dale. It shows how many scientific discoveries are based on "Something doesn't add up observations". Research is tough sell if you can't see the immediate benefits (and profits), yet in the long run the benefits are worth it.
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2 months ago
66vairman
FLSteve Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Great story and video. Was entertaining the whole way down to the last second. When did this take place? Could the club invite other groups to make the event in years to come? Occasionally I've heard discussions about inviting other air cooled clubs to join Corvair functions, or shows, to boost viability. For w
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2 months ago
66vairman
Recently discussed the Holley LED headlamps. Waiting so see if anyone has used the quad style. After reading a lot of online reviews, most LED headlamps don't perform that well due to poor light patterns, especially on LO beam. The better LED headlamps with good light patterns AND reliability are relatively expensive. The other issue is some LED headlamps look UGLY in a classic c
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2 months ago
66vairman
If it was originally built that way, it's a nice find. I looked for that combo for years with no luck. I found a solid Monza convertible and Corsarized it and added factory A/C upgraded to R134.
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2 months ago
66vairman
I still get "Those Corvairs rolled over all the time". I reply "Yes, mine was on it's roof again when I opened the garage door today". Leaves them speechless - LOL.
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2 months ago
66vairman
Great weather, but only a few folks showed up. One fellow had just purchased a very nice 64 Greenbrier. It looked like it had been restored about 20 years ago. Not perfect, but very nice. Deluxe model with both rear seats, a table, good deluxe rubber floor mats in the correct color for the interior - all three mats including the middle mat that apparently Clark's doesn't reproduce.
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2 months ago
66vairman
David Malcolm Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > It seems a belief in conspiracy theories is a part of our evolved system of learning about the world. A good read here on how our cognitive processes can misfire. > The Conversation on Conspiracy Theories A good read. There have been other studies that reveal more about how people think, but yes irrational
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2 months ago
66vairman
vairTer Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > oh boy, starting to drift out into deeper waters now... > > In looking at the stud, I think it might be tapered to lock into the mount at the correct depth. > > I think it would be possible to make the existing stud fit (not interfere with the base of the distributor) if the fine-pitch portion were cut
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2 months ago
66vairman
I was talking with a Corvair buddy and the subject of "Corvair myths and conspiracies came up". I learned a long time ago many folks will believe anything if someone spins a good story. I still occasionally run into someone who insists Corvairs were banned by law. I recall Steve Goodman had a good story about this happening to him. My buddy asked if I heard that "BIRDS ARE N
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2 months ago
66vairman
KOOP Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I helped a friend do a headliner on a Nova years ago. My advice: don't do a headliner on a cold day. Unroll the headliner and lay it in the sun for a couple hours before you start. Good advice. The other way is to let the headliner hang from the bows inside the car outside on a warm sunny day. It will get warm fast
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2 months ago
66vairman
This was interesting. I know from personal experience when orderings a new 1969 Camaro that the dealer could order things only to have the "factory" call them and deny the build. Being a kid my "Dad's" insurance company told him "NO FOUR SPEED, NO BIG ENGINE". I did some homework and ordered a floor mounted three speed, low compression 350 C.I. engine, a
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