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66vairman
66Monza140 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hi All, > My son recently got a job offer to work in the Carlsbad area for a major tech company. > As it would result in a cross country move, any members on here from that area? > Feel free to share your insights into the area (good or bad) so I can at least give him an idea of what to expect..... >
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2 days ago
66vairman
RexJohnson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The psg. side in neutral would be the 3rd 4th shift gate. OOPS - I mis read your first post. Correct the lever is pushed toward the 3 -4 shift gate.
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2 days ago
66vairman
RexJohnson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I forget which side it goes on but its job is to push the handle towards the 3rd 4th shift gate. That is usually a sympton the plate with the tab is installed incorrectly. A I recall the shifter should be spring loaded to psg. side in neutral.
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3 days ago
66vairman
corvairsince70 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Removed the pinion bearings from 2 different pinions (one a '65, other '66). There were no shims under the bearing of either pinion. Wondering how often people see no shims at all. The only time I didn't find ring and pinion shaft shim were on two PG pinion shafts. BTW - you do know the 65
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5 days ago
66vairman
The motor amperage specifications are difficult to locate, but note the new blower motors either for the heater, or A/C (turns in opposite direction compared to heater blower motor) are permanent magnet motors that "usually" draw less amperage per CFM load than the old blower motors. Vern - I've never run across the a different heater blower for A/C cars (at least not original)
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5 days ago
66vairman
L.A. CA Craigslist. Almost missed it as no description of A/C in ad. The car does have what appears to be an original A/C dash, but no evaporator. Nothing in engine compartment, no frunk pictures to show if blower is in car. If you just got to have a 65 convertible with factory A/C, this might be it. A picture of body tag would be needed make sure. Rough car, but maybe worth saving. There
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5 days ago
66vairman
Not sure if someone posted this car before. A LOT of work went into this car. Then I see the missing engine tin and odd proportions. At least it's different, but $15,000.00! See
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8 days ago
66vairman
Just me, but I think the extra bushing is more trouble than it's worth. The single bushing is fine for at least 50K miles. I've seen two double bushing distributors were the lower shaft gauled the oil pump shaft hole because the shaft was too tight to one side (you'll notice the single bushing unit has some side to side play at the end that fits into the oil pump gear). One fai
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8 days ago
66vairman
Use an old distributor shaft to tap the bushing back up slightly until a test fit of the original shaft and shims is acceptable. As a buddy says about new replacement parts "Just because they are new doesn't mean they are right".
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9 days ago
66vairman
The Wankel design was originally considered by a number of auto manufacturers including Ford to meet emissions requirements using using an air injection reactor without compromising driveability. This was in part due to the Wankel running a rich fuel to air ratio that worked well with an air reactor. The engine was also smooth, compact, and powerful. So what happened at GM? A number of artic
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9 days ago
66vairman
Normal for carburetor cars now. Even non-ethanol fuels evaporate fast. This all started when lead-free gasoline required a different refining process to increase octane. I know a fellow with several 30's cars and he finally installed 6 volt electric fuel pumps just to prime the carburetor(s). Now his cars start immediately. Better than punishing the starter.
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11 days ago
66vairman
The original 1965 140HP version had the accelerator pump cups. This prevented cold engine bog (although one really shouldn't be running an engine wide open when cold). Never a problem during GM testing, but in the real world folks would jamb the throttle wide open momentarily and the fuel from the accelerator pumps would be trapped above the solid throttle plates (primaries had a transition
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12 days ago
66vairman
From SCC club. STOLEN - 65 Monza Convertible 140 Stolen from Gardena, CA License plate: 4SPZ157 Stolen on July 13th Blue, 2 door with white convertible, 140Hp If you have any info PLEASE contact Sasa at Sasabjork@gmail.com.
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14 days ago
66vairman
JimBrandberg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Is viton a good choice? It's not so good with something that revolves against it, is something that slides against it okay? I'm not disrespecting the viton just asking. I've been using the blue viton accelerator pump cups hoping they will last longer than the black ones with the gas today. Viton i
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19 days ago
66vairman
Dave - PM sent.
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21 days ago
66vairman
Thanks all for the good responses. I'm going to try them on my 66.
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21 days ago
66vairman
I was told the Moog K6094 Chevy II front suspension strut rod bushings work in the LM Corvair and are a little firmer, less give. Has anybody tried these in a LM Corvair
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21 days ago
66vairman
cnicol Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > "It shares the same fused circuit as the dash warning lamps." > > Craig opines: As I recall, the dash warning lights are key-direct and unfused in 66. > > Heater/Backup use the same fuse. CORRECT! Note the heater fuse ONLY supplies power to the blade connector below the fuse the BROWN
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24 days ago
66vairman
HMMMM I wonder if the drivetrain would fit in the back seat area of a Corvair.
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24 days ago
66vairman
Years ago a fellow used the LM front suspension assembly in his EM wagon with the EM spindles and backing plates to keep the 4 lug drums and narrower EM front track. He said the LM sway bar resulted in a noticeable improvement in handling when he entered an autocross.
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25 days ago
66vairman
boudin Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > have done a search but still cannot find the length of positive cable to move the battery up front. Ive seen kits with 15 ft. of cable but not sure the gauge is correct. I used a 15ft kit and it was BARELY long enough. Most folks use only a positive cable and the car body for ground. The kit I bought was ONE gauge cab
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27 days ago
66vairman
Engine fan shroud is non-A/C car, but it looks like the ignition coil is mounted on part of the old compressor mount. A/C hoses cut off in engine compartment. Poor picture, but it looks like the evaporator is gone. I'm wondering what the trunk looks like for A/C holes. Looks like the A/C controller is in the dash. Says it comes with compressor, but I wonder if the condenser and evapor
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27 days ago
66vairman
dedwinsom - Did one or both of the rod nuts come loose? I took apart an engine once that had the copper showing on the bearings just in the middle - odd. Then I checked the bearings and crank. The crank had been cut, BUT standard bearings were installed on the rods. Very loose, and I was amazed it never blew up. The crank journals were badly damaged, beyond saving. The only other thing th
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27 days ago
66vairman
Good posts. GM pioneered PCV on military vehicles for use crossing streams and rivers to keep water out of the crankcase. While many think PCV on automobiles was done to lower emissions, the initial reason was to keep the "engine stink" out of high end luxury cars. During evaluation GM found the PCV systems lowered vehicle emissions considerably with no impact on "normal"
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28 days ago
66vairman
A couple years ago I read an article in a business journal about the huge counterfeit auto parts industry. Even the FLAPS get taken in on this since the parts boxes look legit and wholesalers are good at covering up the source. There was a brand name I liked and had good luck with. The local FLAPS stopped carrying the brand. I asked the manager why and he said "Even if it's only cos
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29 days ago
66vairman
detroitdude Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I must of bought the wrong wheels > for my 66, I bought 4 of the > 205/70/14 but when installed on > the front they wouldn't fit. Turning > the wheel the tire clearly hits > the fender. Need different wheels?? > I wish I could figure this > out but I might have to scrape > the i
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29 days ago
66vairman
TIBCO Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > to get back to the original post, I recently went from BF Goodrich radial T/A's 205/70/14 which I loved to BF Goodrich radial T/A's 195/65/15. The new tires seem a bit harsh compared to the 14's. I wonder if it is because there is less cushion in the 15" tire verses the 14" tire. I still like t
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30 days ago
66vairman
Last I checked the only sources of LM windshields were from China or S. America, but that was five years back. I'm not sure about the S. American windshields, but I can tell you from experience the China windshields I looked at from a glass distributor were poor quality!! That said they were only asking $125.00 each and are fine for a driver. Yes the new windshields are thinner vs OE
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30 days ago
66vairman
A 235/60X14 is going to be a tight fit up front. Works fine in back. I run a 205/70X14 (a common size) on the front. I run the 235/60x14 on the rear and I could only find them at BF Goodrich T/A radial. So I also bought BF Gooodrich T/A 205/70X14 for the front. Car rides smooth, quiet, and handles fine. Unless you are going racing the 205/70X14 up front is adequate. One of these days I
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