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Nickshu
Wow I am surprised at 2 hours the carb was still 92 degrees!
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Yesterday
Nickshu
larry202br Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Were you able to remove the ferule to trim it, or > did you have to trim it on the cable? Trimmed on/around the cable. I doubt I could get it off without destroying it.
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Yesterday
Nickshu
So is the turns out the problem was not the actual cable being too long but the brass ferrule is too tall and it bottoms out before it's fully seated. So I carefully trimmed about 2 to 3 mm off the end of the brass ferrule (around the cable) and then filed it smooth. Now it's seats completely. Here are photos of what I mean.
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Yesterday
Nickshu
OK so to wrap this up the problem all along was the Speedometer cable. I removed the cluster and sent the speedo back to Bob's Speedometer to repair. BIG SHOUT OUT to Bob's Speedometer - They fixed it in one day and shipped it back to me overnight at NO CHARGE. That was nice of them. They found the internals were pushed against each other and sent it back to me with a note that said "
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2 days ago
Nickshu
My local Discount Tire shop would not do mine. I had a local race shop that works in some vintage races cars do them.
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2 days ago
Nickshu
We have a Ring Pro video doorbell. Installed about 6 months ago. Love it! Installed a extra Wifi chime in the basement and the garage, where normally you would miss the doorbell. It works so well I am thinking of replacing our home security system with a Ring system. We are currently with Xfinity Home for our security system.
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3 days ago
Nickshu
I run the ball type inlet valve from Clarks and have been very happy with it.
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5 days ago
Nickshu
jjohnsonjo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Wow, can you get a more clear picture of your > gasket stack. That looks like a real GM 3 piece. I > have some of those and they are good and very hard > to find anymore. I actually have one of those on my car right now...found an NOS 65-66 rebuild kit on Ebay awhile back.
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5 days ago
Nickshu
goatsnvairs Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > jjohnsonjo Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > irfgt Wrote: > > > -------------------------------------------------- > > > ----- > > > I doubt if it will help much. Until you keep > > the > > > heat away from the car
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7 days ago
Nickshu
larry202br Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > IMO, you should be thankful the buzzer sounds on > startup. Mine doesn't, so I have no way to tell if > it's actually functional, and will sound when > required! Larry just take a test lead and ground out the green wire in the engine bay (connector near the distributor) with the ignition on (engine not
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8 days ago
Nickshu
150 = Full advance 12deg@4500rpm, Advance starts 0deg@3900rpm with Pressure retard max 6.5deg@3.5psi starting at 0deg@1psi 180 = Full advance 18deg@4900rpm, Advance starts 0deg@4000rpm with Pressure retard max 8deg@3.7psi starting at 0deg@2.2psi Info from Communique article, not sure on date, I only have a screenshot of the chart I took from it. As well documented by Bob Helt the Pressur
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8 days ago
Nickshu
So I finally got around to pulling out my gauge cluster and hunting for the diode. I found it about midway between the two pigtails across the top of the dash harness. The diode and associated wires were wrapped in about 4" of duct tape. I cut that away to reveal the offending backwards diode, crimped to the wires on either end. I will remove it, flip it, and solder it back the correct way.
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10 days ago
Nickshu
There is a diameter difference between the Chevelle version and the Corvair version of the GM wood wheel. I can't remember which one is bigger but IIRC the Corvair version is 5/8" smaller in diameter. That said a Chevelle wheel will still work on a Corvair with the correct adapter, it just makes the distance between the bottom of the wheel and the driver's seat a little tighter.
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15 days ago
Nickshu
Drive behind any modern turbocharged car when they mash the throttle away from a stop light. You will almost always see some brown exhaust from a little blow by.
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16 days ago
Nickshu
krfjkm Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thanks Nick— sorry if this is a dumb question— > is that inside the car under the dash on the > drivers side? No...to the right of the center tunnel would be on the passenger's side, just to the right of the centerline of the car. This facilitated running the purple wire down to the fuel pump under the
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16 days ago
Nickshu
krfjkm Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Nick—. Beautiful car! Question- where did you > mount the fuel pump controller? I have one for my > car. > > Thanks! Under the dash, to the right of the center tunnel cover.
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20 days ago
Nickshu
Shows in stock on Amazon -
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28 days ago
Nickshu
+1 on what Steve said. 24 degrees period. Assuming you are running a stock setup. I have tried all the "internet myths"..16,18,20,22. Even Clarks says in their catalog about setting it to 18. Phooey. The car runs best at 24 and timing is not your problem if it doesn't.
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4 weeks ago
Nickshu
Layton Curtis Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Try Dayton Speedometer. That is where the Chevy > dealers used to send them. A fellow club member > used them recently and they fixed his. Googling Dayton Speedometer indicates they may no longer be in business and may have been bought out by a speedometer shop in Tennessee?
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4 weeks ago
Nickshu
subdude17349 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I too would be interested in knowing who works on > them. My Corsa's odometer quit a couple months > ago. I know that I'm capable of disassembling it > and replacing the worm drive gear, and have > already ordered said gear. But if the opportunity > to have it calibrated arises, I would love to
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4 weeks ago
Nickshu
jjohnsonjo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Nick, I've seen your work. I have fixed and > calibrated a bunch myself. My advise is this ain't > rocket science. Something is binding, you are more > than capable of correcting it yourself. Any articles or references on repair you can point me to?
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4 weeks ago
Nickshu
Melb-Mike Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Nick, sorry to hear of your problem with your > speedometer but didn’t you shell out around $5K > to have your gauges restored ? > > I had issues with the speedometer and odometer on > my Greenbrier, and since I’m too cheap to pay > huge dollars for a fix, I decided to do it myself. >
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4 weeks ago
Nickshu
My Spyder speedometer is stuck at 60MPH. This is the second time this problem has occurred with the repair shop that I have been using (or the 3rd time if you count their initial rebuild/restoration of it). I need to get it repaired but I am leery about sending it back to the same place due to happening again. Thanks in advance.
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4 weeks ago
Nickshu
Dave it's nearly impossible to see the hidden VIN on an EM car without removing the front suspension crossmember. It's on the pinch weld, facing outward toward the wheel, covered by the shock tower.
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4 weeks ago
Nickshu
Gauge cluster and glovebox door look nice. Wonder if they had them redone like I did or if they found one that good.
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4 weeks ago
Nickshu
I have been looking for a set for 5 years. I have purchased a few of them but none appear to match the photos I have seen of original kits, they are close but not a perfect match. If you find more than a pair let me know. Here is the best photo I have ever found of the toolkit. I believe these kits were offered from 1962-64 in this style and then such toolkits were discontinued in 1965, con
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5 weeks ago
Nickshu
Shade's classic cars is in Nebraska and may be of assistance to you.
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5 weeks ago
Nickshu
A TB-20 cam and 95HP heads makes a world of difference in off-boost performance. Mine is quite "zippy" off boost.
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6 weeks ago
Nickshu
I have had erratic behavior with mine too. I bought one of the first ones that came out. It has never died, but it acts erratically sometimes, similar to how you describe. I have talked with Pete about it and he has told me that several updates and improvements have been made to the firmware in the little black tube that holds the guts of the unit since it's inception. The warranty on the u
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6 weeks ago
Nickshu
Holley FPR with a custom line. DO NOT use rubber lines in the engine bay of a Corvair.
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