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11 days ago
Nickshu
I use Brad Penn. I'm sure the Amsoil high zinc type is good too. Main issue is making sure you have high zinc/ZDDP.
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13 days ago
Nickshu
I bought mine on Amazon "Gold Plug" brand, they were/are very good quality. I drilled my '64 transmission and diff cases, tapped, and installed drainplugs during rebuild. Drained them after the first 1000 miles, the magnetic plugs were doing their job! Link to what I have:
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14 days ago
Nickshu
FWIW I bought an 8016S directly from Airtex and it was dead out of the box.
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16 days ago
Nickshu
This is one major reason I chose a guy who ONLY does classic car body work to do mine. Took him nearly a year and lots of $$$ but he did finish it for what he quoted me and did great work.
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18 days ago
Nickshu
Seth Emerson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > There is another option. The newest Safeguards > have a direct Magnetic input connection. Several > guys are running my distributor, converted (by me) > for a direct mag output into the safeguard. You > can run a vacuum advance - which disappears under > boost - and vary the mechanical advance t
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19 days ago
Nickshu
I think your optimal settings are variable depending on what you are running...I am on the stock setup, stock YH and stock Turbo. I have 95HP cylinder heads with CR at slightly above 8:1. Kevin it looks like you and the OP have some pretty souped up setups, nice!!!
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19 days ago
Nickshu
63turbo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Nick- I went to the J&S site to read up on the > newer safegards, and while it is true that the > unit does provide for vacuum advance and boost > retard, it is not quite like having both at the > same time. When switch 8 is down, (NA mode) > then the unit is armed to detect knock at less > than
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19 days ago
Nickshu
63turbo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > No matter what distributor you use, you want > switch 8 up so you have boost retard. Because of > how that Safegard works, you can actually just run > the > the distributor timing more advanced and start the > boost retard sooner, which > is effectively the same thing as having vacuum > advan
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19 days ago
Nickshu
I don't think you want the stock pressure retard can in either situation. I did not remove mine but blocked the hose off by putting a ball bearing inside so the engine bay still looks stock. Are you running with the MAP sensor connected to the manifold pressure gauge line? What altitude are you at? I have learned that some of the advance features of the Safeguard operate erratically at al
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26 days ago
Nickshu
I have two of them and both take some help from some blocks of wood and a pry bar to get lined up. Double gaskets helps.
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29 days ago
Nickshu
Holy cow Bill that was lucky! I see they did some quick fab to make a support there, nice work!
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29 days ago
Nickshu
steve c goodman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > 3 seconds isn't very long when carbs are dry plus > just another electrical piece to fail later. I agree I wish the unit had a switch or dial to set how long it's prime cycle lasts. If my car has been sitting for awhile I will turn the ignition off and on 2 or 3 times to get 6-9 seconds of prime time.
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29 days ago
Nickshu
I have this unit...it runs the pump automatically for 3 seconds when key is turned to the ON position.
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4 weeks ago
Nickshu
Engine looks great Bill! As said before here... The Corvair engine is such a beautiful sight, it's a shame to hide it under all the acres of engine tin.
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4 weeks ago
Nickshu
gnvair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Have it zinc plated This.
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5 weeks ago
Nickshu
Coming along nicely Bill. Plastigauge clearances look identical to what mine were.
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5 weeks ago
Nickshu
Sent you a PM.
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5 weeks ago
Nickshu
KH. The Daytons look like low-rider wheels to me.
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8 weeks ago
Nickshu
solo2r Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Rolls Royce uses BMW engines. Not 100% British AFAIK the Continental GT uses a W10 Volkswagen engine. The Brits have figured out that they need to focus on the things they are good at...styling and luxury suspension...let the Germans handle the rest. :D
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2 months ago
Nickshu
Very nice! Love the blue!
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2 months ago
Nickshu
+1 on Aeroneds color diagrams. I got one from him for my '64 Spyder and it helped immensely. I blew it up and hung it on the wall in my garage during my restoration. Way better than the factory diagrams.
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2 months ago
Nickshu
Instructions: [1969corvair.com]
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2 months ago
Nickshu
Spot welded to the body was factory.
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2 months ago
Nickshu
Wow Bill looking amazing!
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2 months ago
Nickshu
I had a bad dual master cylinder with the dual master kit from Clarks right out of the box. Would not hold pedal pressure once bled and getting it bled was difficult. Clarks sent me a replacement which went right in a D worked great.
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2 months ago
Nickshu
Depends on the trailer and how far back the trailer's wheels are on the deck. Shoot for 15% tongue weight. A weigh safe hitch helps a lot.
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2 months ago
Nickshu
There are four screws on the rear seat back. Two on the bottom corners and two on the top back corners. After removing pull upwards on the bottom edge.
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4 months ago
Nickshu
Excellent! Thanks for posting. I enjoy following your story.
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3 months ago
Nickshu
Wow one of a kind! GLWS.
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3 months 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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