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2 days ago
Nickshu
Wow one of a kind! GLWS.
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2 days ago
Nickshu
vairmech Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Guys, you are missing the finer points! > > The early adapters had lightning holes in them and > could only be drilled for the 4 bolt pattern! That > is why when you adapt to the 5 bolt the hole(s) > need to be welded then redrilled. > > The late adapters have NO lightning holes and can
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4 days ago
Nickshu
mwr Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > "They were cast as 5-bolt, not welded and > re-drilled." > > Technically they were all cast as blanks and > drilled to suit, but clearly these weren't re-done > after the fact. Agreed, that was the point I was trying to make above. The casting mold was likely the same, just drilled in a different pa
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5 days ago
Nickshu
My wife and I drove my car 6-1/2 hours each way to Crested Butte, CO for the Tri-State Corvair meet last weekend. The car drove beautifully both ways and the turbo was working hard on the mountain passes, easily keeping the car at speed and even gave some really nice passing power a few times. The car ran just fine at altitude, but at over 11,000 feet on Monarch pass it did need a little help t
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5 days ago
Nickshu
Very cool, getting a set! Junkman what Corvette vendor did you find those at?
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5 days ago
Nickshu
Etrailer or Amazon.
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5 days ago
Nickshu
vairmech Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Nick, Remember your redrilled set of adapters? > Wasn't one hole brazed over then redrilled for the > 5 bolts? > > The 4 bolt adapters as cast cannot just be drilled > for the 5 bolt pattern. The 5 bolt adapters were > cast differently. Ken I don't think I had one like that...mine were all 4
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6 days ago
Nickshu
Wow beautiful job Steve amazing work! Congrats on completion!
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6 days ago
Nickshu
I would imagine that K-H cast the adapters, then drilled the holes in them. So in theory a 5-bolt adapter would come from the same casting mold as a 4-bolt, they just custom drilled it for 5 -bolt? Would any offset difference be needed on the LM body 1965 Spyder prototype that we have all seen the photos of with K-H wire wheels on it?
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6 days ago
Nickshu
If you live or plan on driving at altitude you may want to rethink the DOT5.
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6 days ago
Nickshu
Caveman_1960 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Did K-H offer 5-bolt adapters to mount their wire > wheels on a late model? I have a set and wondered > where they might have come from... The only 5-bolt adapters I have seen are original 4-bolts that were welded and redrilled for the 5-bolt pattern.
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9 days ago
Nickshu
I put in one of these with my electic pump works a treat!
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9 days ago
Nickshu
FWIW I bought an 8016S and installed it near the tank...measured pressure at the carb was only 1.5psi. So I removed it, put in an 8012S and then a pressure regulator so I could get the 2.5-3psi that I wanted at the carb. That said neither pump was hard to find. Amazon has both.
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9 days ago
Nickshu
glivorsi Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > That nut/washer contraption looks scary. Are those > pieces welded together? That would destroy the > engine if it ever came apart. I was just at the Tri-State Corvair Meet...I had never seen this T-handle cap before but was surprised how many of the cars there were using one of these.
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10 days ago
Nickshu
I cut a piece of neoprene rubber, 1/16" thick I believe, and put it in place of the paper gasket. NO leaks.
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10 days ago
Nickshu
Below are some photos I took at the event. Sorry they are "my car centric". It was great to see some familiar faces and meet some new ones as well. What a great venue for the event, the downtown car show was really awesome. Thanks to all who contributed to putting on the event.
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10 days ago
Nickshu
If you are installing 64 rear suspension there were 64-only spacers that go behind the rear brake backing plates. I doubt these have much effect on the axle length, but they space the plate away from the transverse leaf spring.
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11 days ago
Nickshu
I keep a cheap Kiddie CO detector between the seats in my Spyder. It did go off once when I was running the car briefly in the garage (with the door open) on a dead calm day while adjusting the carb.
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14 days ago
Nickshu
14 days ago
Nickshu
Sounds like a great turnout. Look forward to seeing you guys there.
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16 days ago
Nickshu
You can see one of them in the photo in this thread: The clips go on either side of the cluster, piggybacked on the screws that hold the painted top bezel to the instrument cluster face.
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16 days ago
Nickshu
I believe those screw on the upper back part of the Spyder instrument cluster and hold the dash wiring harness as it traverses across the top of the instrument cluster. The harness "shoots off" it's various wires going down to the gauges as it travels across the top of the cluster.
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17 days ago
Nickshu
Oops! I don't envy you...my suspension assembly was a real PITA project...almost as challenging as the disassembly!
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18 days ago
Nickshu
So I removed the Clark's repro sender today and installed the NOS sender. I did some investigation and bench testing and found that the problem was that on the repro sender the strap was bent against the fuel pipe and there was a crack in the insulation at the point where it contacted the fuel pipe causing a short. Bench testing w/ a multi-meter the resistance went to near zero when this short
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18 days ago
Nickshu
Mine stayed white for about three days. 8-)
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21 days ago
Nickshu
I talked with Seth about adapting one of his distributors for my Spyder and he felt the curve was not right for a turbo. We did discuss possibly trying to custom program my Safeguard to advance and retard the timing connected to one of his distributors, but this would be uncharted territory.
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21 days ago
Nickshu
I put a set of NOS GM lifters in my Spyder when I changed to closed chamber heads. I never looked at the oil flow up top (only did a cold valve adjustment).
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