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66vairman
As cnicol said - check your pinion shaft length. The 65 vs 66-69 pinion shaft issue wasn't widely known about until a few years back when the article by Dan Drommerhausen was sent to CORSA for publishing. BTW - Dan D. rebuilt both my 66-69 Saginaw 4 speeds and I recall him showing me the aluminum bearing support and noting he sees many were the snap ring groove is worn beyond "safe
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2 days ago
66vairman
The 67 model was the first year with the collapsible steering column. Best to keep that intact for safety reasons. There were a LOT of changes from 66 to 67 in the steering column, pedal assembly, etc.
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3 days ago
66vairman
TIBCO Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I'm going to try it as well. I have Napa 80-90 GL4 in it now and I get the notchy second gear shift as well when it is cold. Hope this helps, I get tired of pulling the power pack each time I change oils. I might try and remove the oil with my pump. Who knows? > > Anyway, just placed my order. Super eas
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3 days ago
66vairman
I agree the Clark's LM dual convertion kit isn't the best design. Most do it the way Jim B. showed. I suppose Clark's had a bunch of parts made up for their kit and have to use them up, but it's time for Clark's to go with a new design.
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4 days ago
66vairman
jazzworkerbee Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hello, > > Looking for a cylinder head temperature gauge for my 65 Corsa so I can run one on each head and get a better idea of what is happening when it goes on boost. If you have one available, please PM me. > > Thank you, If you are going to put the extra temp gauge in the clock position yo
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4 days ago
66vairman
alphasud Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > So true as the whole process of efficiency is to have the evaporator saturated enough to make full use of the surface area. Of course too much causes the liquid to flood back to the compressor making your day miserable ???? True and the expansion valve is suppose to prevent liquid getting back to the compressor, but
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4 days ago
66vairman
playerpage Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Those points about the power draw are well taken. But never occurred to me. I suppose halogens would overpower the wiring, I kind of assumed that they wouldn't because I'm running LEDs that draw less power anyway than the original bulbs. I misspoke when I spoke of the halogens before, because I no longer ha
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4 days ago
66vairman
solo2r Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > No matter where you are you are going to get flashed if 4 headlights on! Absolutely. In some areas don't be surprised if you end up in a road rage incident.
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5 days ago
66vairman
Based on my conversations with "Dan the Gear Man" I would recommend against re-using the pinion shaft bearings. Dan said when he takes a differential apart there is NO preload on the pinion shaft bearings as specified during a rebuild. This indicates they have worn. Sometimes the end play is substantial. The pinion shaft bearings have a history of failure, probably due to folks never
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5 days ago
66vairman
It is possible the urethane is too thick. This is why I still use the old butyl strip (and yes you must leave the blocks in place). I apply the buytyl ribbon to the frame (not the glass) and I leave the roll paper on one side of the strip and seat the windshield in place (paper keeps it from sticking in place). Then I can check glass fit and adjust the butyl ribbon thickness so the glass and
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6 days ago
66vairman
I run a 235/60X14 on the rear and it JUST fits nicely on a 7" wide rim. I doubt it would fit well on a 6" rim. The 205/70X14 will fit either 6" or 7' wide rims. BF Goodrich makes a 235/60X14 in the TA series. Not a common size. The 235/60X14 is slightly small diameter (more revolutions per mile) than the stock 7.00X13 and the 245/60X14 is slightly larger. Also you real
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6 days ago
66vairman
v8vair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > During my 3:08 diff build I changed out the 80,000 mile gear oil in the transmission too with the Brad Penn GL4 The notchy cold 2nd gear shift is now gone ! and really shifts nice up and down and its not expensive > I may need some posi additive but ill hold off for now. I replaced the Sta-Lube GL4 85W90 with t
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7 days ago
66vairman
Wow after all these years Pertronix is still a mystery - partly due to Petronix ambiguous instructions. Fist - yes most older coils will run with the "+" and "-" leads reversed, but not optimally. Seen it many times. Pertronix Ignitor I will not last if the TOTAL resistance of coil (and any ballast) is less than 3.0 ohms. BTW ALL coils for 12VDC systems are marked &quo
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7 days ago
66vairman
I got mine from Clark's Corvair and they fit fine. No issues.
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7 days ago
66vairman
205/70X14 are almost exactly the same revolutions per mile as the old 7.00X13 tires (used on 66 - 69 models). A bonus is the 205 is a little wider. For stock rim offset there is plenty of wheel well room.
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7 days ago
66vairman
Mertz - It's not junction box - it is "JUNCTION BLOCK" as noted in the wiring diagram. The junction block is the notorious plastic terminal with a screw into it on the engine compartment frame rail. In 65-66 it was about a foot forward of the battery tray. Not sure on 68. There are three fusible links. 1 Between the junction block to the battery positive cable. 2 Between the j
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7 days ago
66vairman
Nice to see a replacement. But I have a question. Your design looks like what others have done with the bi-metallic coils and the one problem is when they fail the door doesn't open, or doesn't open far enough. Is this the case with your product? One good thing about the original bellows design - when it fail the door goes open to prevent overheating.
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7 days ago
66vairman
Who doesn't like a bargain, but years ago I looked at all the different soundproofing mats and ONLY ONE didn't have some kind of complaint posted online, and that was Dynamat. Dynamat has consistently gotten good reviews and is still around compared to a number of bargain companies that are now gone. Just me, but sometimes it pays to spend extra, especially on a one time use product
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8 days ago
66vairman
He said he has a "68" model. Fuse box and wiring is NOT the same as 1965-66 models. Refer to the 68 supplemental shop manual for wiring diagrams and fuse box picture.
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9 days ago
66vairman
playerpage Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I can't believe there are TOO many of those, Vairman. It's entirely possible your friend's car was the one my dad made. He made it in 1988 in San Luis Obispo. It was a 65, only purple, but we all know how easy it is to paint any color. He sold it in 1989 when we moved out of state. It's possib
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9 days ago
66vairman
vairmech Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I think we need more info, what calipers are being used and what master cylinder? The brake pads also make a difference. > > As far a a "larger" master cyl? It is a matter of hydraulics and PSI. What does PSI mean? Pounds Per Square Inch. Your foot pushes at 30 lbs, multiply that by the lever length
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10 days ago
66vairman
As a buddy says "I'd rather die from a car falling on me instead of sitting in front of the T.V. waiting to go."
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10 days ago
66vairman
Years ago I found a site on the 10DN, 10SI, 12SI alternators. The 10DN fan for GM cars or Corvair (reverse rotation) is only capable of providing adequate cooling up to 85Amps! When GM created the 12SI they modified the front housing AND fan to improve cooling so the amperage rating could be increased. The 12SI fan (besides being the wrong rotation for a Corvair) won't work as effic
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11 days ago
66vairman
This "shortened" wagon may have shown up here before. I hate to see a wagon cut up, but it is different. Note the wagon only tinted windshield!
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11 days ago
66vairman
cnicol Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > .010" is correct for cylinder base gaskets except for a/c engines which had thicker base gasket to lower compression. Cylinder base gaskets have virtually zero crush. I might be wrong, but didn't the late 65 and 66 A/C cars with 110HP engines and PG go back to standard cylinder base gaskets and instead came
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13 days ago
66vairman
Depends on the size of the city you are in, but check for tool and die suppliers. I found a place that carries top quality items. Not inexpensive, but the taps and dies are top quality.
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13 days ago
66vairman
A fellow in the SCC club in L.A. CA. bought a roof cut off 65 coupe years ago (he may still have it). The doors were welded up and that solved the body flexing issue. Someone made a lift off fiberglass roof for it. It was painted a bright yellow!! Fun at car shows, but jumping over the doors to get in and out got old.
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13 days ago
66vairman
corvairsince70 - PM sent to you.
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13 days ago
66vairman
Rustoleum stopped making the outside weather SATIN paints. I used satin black and it was very durable and easy to touch up. It resisted oil and gasoline. After two weeks dulled enough to look just like the factory finish. Now Rustoleum only makes a standard enamel in satin black. I haven't used it and can't comment on it's durability. High temperature paint is required, unl
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14 days ago
66vairman
vairfanitic - check your PM (private messages).
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