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oldqmguy
This has been an interesting discussion to follow. 8-) If you want to 'see' what "Nikasil Cylinders" are I suggest you go to www.corvairspecialties.com/products/Cast Aluminum/Nikasil Cylinders. I came across this site several years ago. This gentleman seems to have a lot of good custom Corvair parts. His prices are not "totally" unreasonable. I have not seen it updated lately so I don't kno
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4 days ago
oldqmguy
Hi Allan, At this point it seems that I can make it on March 1st and 2nd. Probably use Friday the 1st as a 'travel day' with the Workshop taking place on Saturday the 2nd? Because I am 'always updating' the Monza I am not sure I will bring it although I would like to show off the new display! I live in Avon, IN (just west of Indianapolis on US36) so it 'seems' to be a straight shot West
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4 days ago
oldqmguy
Allan, I did a presentation at the last Performance Workshop on electrical stuff (my 'area of expertise'). I have installed a new Custom Instrument Panel in my '67 Monza and would like to present a paper on this and what instrumentation is available now. This will depend on the date. I think the Corvair Museum is a great place to do this. Keep us up-to-date on this and let me know i
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5 days ago
oldqmguy
"Energy can neither be created nor destroyed: energy can only be transferred from one form to another." The Law of Conservation of Energy (The first law of Thermodynamics) pretty well spells it out! X( This means the is NO "free lunch" from Tesla or anyone else! :( I remember reading a Tom Swift, Jr. book in 1955 called "Tom Swift and his Outpost in Space." Tom creates his Space Station
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6 days ago
oldqmguy
A 'fouled plug' means that the item doing the 'fouling' is making a path to ground that is easier to follow than the ARC! So the electrons flow through the 'low resistance to ground' rather than having to jump to the ground electrode! You want clean correctly gapped plugs so you get a nice sharp "spark" (ARC)! The "44F" plug is one thread turn less than the FF version. I never noticed any
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6 days ago
oldqmguy
Ken did a very (Vairy?) good job of describing how the High Voltage side of the Ignition System works. The use of "Resistance Wires" is for RF Interference (RFI) reduction. Any ARC (the Spark Plug 'firing' in this case) creates RFI. The Spark is created by High Voltage making electrons 'jump' the GAP on the plug. This requires High Voltage but not much current. Resistance wires reduce the RFI
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15 days ago
oldqmguy
Thanks Matt! Didn't buy one until 1962, so I am not familiar with the early design. Dale B)
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15 days ago
oldqmguy
I think I know where to install my 'third brake light' (bottom of rear window) now! :)o I have converted ALL bulbs (except Headlights) to LED's. This includes the Back Up lights! They are nice and bright so I don't want to give them up! 8-) Thanks for all the replies! :D Dale B)
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15 days ago
oldqmguy
I don't know if this will help, but here is a picture with the generator/alternator removed with an arrow point to the Oil Pressure Switch! Dale B)
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15 days ago
oldqmguy
In another 50 years I will (or would have been) 124! 8-) I hope my grandson will be passing it on to his grandson 50 years from now!! At 5 years of age he just loves the 'more-door' and can't wait to drive it. I hope to be around in 11 years to see that!::o Maybe that is why I don't 'feel' my age? :S Dale B)
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15 days ago
oldqmguy
There are lots of things to do in Honolulu. Definitely go on the Pearl Harbor Tour! It gets crazy busy so being there early is best. On the top of my list next time I am there!!! You might want to check out climbing Diamond Head (Diamond Head is actually a volcanic Crater. The walk takes you to an old Coastal Watch Station)! It takes a while but the view is unforgettable. That is #2 on my list
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15 days ago
oldqmguy
I have not heard anything yet! I hope we have one this year! Dale B)
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16 days ago
oldqmguy
OK, that is what is normally called a 'snap switch' instead of a Sensor. :) A Sensor has a variable Resistance or Voltage Output that varies with Oil Pressure and drives a gauge in the dash. :)o The snap-switch has the Wire Terminal 'switched' to the frame of the Switch, which is grounded to the engine frame thru the NPT threads with NO oil pressure. (tu) When it 'sees' the designed pres
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16 days ago
oldqmguy
I have a LM (67 Monza 4-Door) and I have taken out the cardboard that covers the 'shelf' behind the rear seat. I put in a board on the shelf which I mounted the VHX Control Box for my Custom Instrument Panel, which includes the GPS option. I will complete the 'box' that will have a thin top cover that is level with the bottom of the window. I am thinking of placing the 'third brake light'
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16 days ago
oldqmguy
Is this an "Oil Pressure Sensor" for a gauge or is it a Snap Switch? I have both on my '67 Monza. The Sensor does not require a ground thru the threads so I used sealant on it. I did not on the Snap Switch and have a little 'weeping' around its threads. It does work (grounds its single wire contact thru the threaded connection) but I don't like the leak. When the stock Snap Switch was install
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16 days ago
oldqmguy
OK, while figuring out 'what to do next' on the Corvair I started wondering about adding a 'third brake light' to match "modern (post 1986) cars" and would like to know if any of you have done this, what you used, and where and how you mounted it? Center of the rear window of course but TOP, BOTTOM? Thanks!! Dale B)
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16 days ago
oldqmguy
My "improvements" are to get the (at least my) Corvair to 2018 standards without modifying the basic design! With today's improvements in manufacturing, materials and sealants we should be able to produce a Corvair 110 (or 140, 150, 180) air cooled engine that addresses all the issues we have been 'correcting' for the last 50 years. :)-D I don't want a Porsche, a 'mid-engine car,' or a V8! :X
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17 days ago
oldqmguy
Upgrade the engine with the latest technologies and EFI! ::o 4 wheel disc brakes. :D Hydraulic Clutch (manual) /non-leaking shift cable for PG. 8-) "MY" custom instrument panel. :D:D Electrical Power Steering. :S Front Bucket Seats similar to the Eclipse convertible seats (built in shoulder harness). :D ??? B)- Dale B)
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18 days ago
oldqmguy
That is a Vairy nice '65 More Door! :)-D If I had time, money, and unlimited storage I would love to drive it home to Indiana!!! :D Not having any of those items, I hope it is purchased by someone who appreciates the unique look of the 4 Door Corvair! :)-D Dale B)
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20 days ago
oldqmguy
JimBrandberg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > As an aside, I don't like rap music but I like the > Elwood version of that song. I guess 'old age' is catching up with me! I do not like, nor listen to RAP (just a bunch of noise!) and I don't know who "Elwood" is! :S If you are referring to the title of this message that is a line from the Folksong "Sun
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21 days ago
oldqmguy
Actually,that was a "tongue in cheek" remark,having been born in 1944! 8-) I did go to my first car show at Navy Pier (Chicago) in 1962! :)-D I agree, 'stick shifts' are today's best anti-theft device! :D Dale B)
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21 days ago
oldqmguy
I was just pointing out the wide range of prices! 8-) I don't care if it was the 1944 Auto Show or the 2018 Auto Show, most of the cars and trucks are things I would not drive if they were free! (:P) It was interesting to see how my grandsons reacted! They are 4 & 5 and really like cars. Most of the cars and trucks were available to sit in and check them out. The boys were interested in the
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21 days ago
oldqmguy
My son and I took my grandsons to the Indy (Indianapolis) Auto Show Saturday. Wow, what a wide variety of prices! I hate to say it, but many of the best deals were NOT in the Chevy/Ford/Chrysler booths! If you want a good car at a good price look at Hyundai, Nissan, and Toyota. If you have "money to burn" BMW will sell you a 'car' that looks like 90 percent of what you already see on the
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22 days ago
oldqmguy
Yes, I think I dodged a 'bullet' on that one! (:P) I used to drive GM cars, mainly Chevy, Oldsmobile and Pontiac. I was ready to buy a new Olds when they decided that "front wheel drive" was all they would offer! Being a long time driver of Rear Wheel cars (look at the Corvair) I decided I would have to look outside the GM line. :( I found a really nice Towncar at a good price, bought it an
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23 days ago
oldqmguy
WOW! I really lucked out. :)o Damn Lincoln and its several dozen 'sensors' that read everything you can think of! One of them 'died' and the ECU decided it could not start the engine!! :X Tow, fix and change the oil for under $500 ain't bad! I was figuring on $1500+ so I didn't damage the Corvair account too much! 8-) No, I don't think I got a discount, I was just happy he liked the
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24 days ago
oldqmguy
Yep, parked on a sloping driveway with the temp dropping like a rock it is definitely time for 'someone else' to see what I busted! :) The tow truck operator was quite impressed with the More-Door and wanted the nickle tour. He liked the 'custom dash' and told me he fixes up old cars and uses Dakota Digital stuff as well! :D Dale B)
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24 days ago
oldqmguy
Well, I think my EFI funds are going to take a big hit! :( Tried to start my 'stinkin' Lincoln' last night and the Starter died. At least it made a 'noise' and now I hear it spinning but it ain't turning the engine!! :X The tow truck will be here in about two hours, then we will see what the repair shop thinks. I am hoping for a Bad Starter Motor, but figure it will probably be a Broken Fle
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25 days ago
oldqmguy
Vairy nicely done, Roger! I am glad your health issues are behind you! Happy New Year! Dale B)
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25 days ago
oldqmguy
Ted, Have you talked to Ray Sedman (American-pi) about his in-tank pump assembly (new tank, HP pump and solid state Fuel Level sender installed and ready to install) to see if his setup will drive your Gen2 EFI? It isn't cheap, but then neither is the EFI Kit. I know that his stuff, like yours, will work when I hook it up but if his High Pressure pump won't handle your Gen2 EFI then I need
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25 days ago
oldqmguy
A better question is "What IS NOT on your Corvair to-do list?" ::o I doubt that "cyber-space" has enough memory for my list of 'things to do' on my 1967 More-Door Monza! :)o I have done many upgrades in the last two years and with the exception of the Dash (Custom Instrument Panel) I have not left the engine compartment (I started at the 'rear' license plate and am working toward the 'fron
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