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4 days ago
oldqmguy
I have NO idea on what the metal piece is. :( The Gauge is a Fuel Tank Meter w/Idiot Lights! B)- It fits in the Right 'hole' (Right as you are sitting in the drivers seat looking at the dash) in a Late Model dash. I have a few of those sitting around! 8-) Dale B)
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8 days ago
oldqmguy
Bad Ground!! ::o Been there, done that! :)o Dale B)
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12 days ago
oldqmguy
:)-D Excellent product!! :D I have one of these plates and it is a perfect fit! You can't go wrong with Tom's products! Dale B)
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12 days ago
oldqmguy
Thanks for all the replies! :) I got an email from a friend about the EPAS system and have been looking to see if it would be something I would or could install in my 1967 Monza. :S 1. I don't think there is a "problem" with standard steering. 8-) 2. Steering with the new wheels and tires is good! (Thanks for showing the picture!). :D 3. In some cases age and arthritis make a difference.
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15 days ago
oldqmguy
I have driven Corvairs since 1962 and don't have a problem with it, but my wife thinks it is to hard to turn! 8-) I am also looking at a different steering wheel, so Power Steering may be good to have. :S I just wanted to check out the history of steering mods. A lot can happen in 50years! ::o Dale B)
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15 days ago
oldqmguy
Has anyone ever tried to add Power Steering to a Corvair?? I keep looking at the EPAS(Electric Power Steering Assist) website and wonder "Could I do that?" It seems like "someone" must have tried it! 8-) Thanks!! Dale B)
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16 days ago
oldqmguy
Frank is right! Back in the 'old days' I was working at a Shell station while I was in High School (Summer Job) and they had 'real' mechanics (and me) working there. A lady pulled in with a Station Wagon that had the front windshield covered with oil that was blowing out from under the hood. Her husband came in behind her, told the head mechanic to "fix it" and took off with the wife and k
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16 days ago
oldqmguy
Darn! Given the title (Comic Relief) I "thought" they were talking about ME! B)- And YES, I am old enough to remember "Kookie!" Good laugh for 'hump day!!' :D Dale B)
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18 days ago
oldqmguy
The Corvair is a unique vehicle and Chevy/GM used it to introduce lots of 'new' ideas. :)-D However, Mechanical Fuel Pumps were in use in ALL cars in those days so that was part of the 'Flat 6' engine design. :)o 50 years later and things have changed. I changed to electric pumps on the previous two Corvairs I owned. My 'last'(?) Corvair, a 1967 Monza has a good mechanical pump and it runs
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4 weeks ago
oldqmguy
You know,if anyone else had asked this question my answer would have been "Dave Motohead!" ::o I am glad Don and Matt know of others. Dale B)
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5 weeks ago
oldqmguy
When I started owing and restoring Corvairs my first one was a 1964 Monza (with the 'special spring' across the rear). On my way to work one of the bolts that holds the right side on BROKE. I was only a mile from work so I was able to get there. :( I called our local "expert" (this was almost 40 years ago) and he said he didn't work on "that EM stuff" and I 'might' find it at Clark's. :S I
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6 weeks ago
oldqmguy
Fort Monmouth! Never had the "pleasure" of visiting Fort Gordon. January 1966 to December 1968 with a "one year vacation" in beautiful Southeast Asia!!! :)o I was still driving dad's '64 Vair,having just graduated from Electronics school and working for Motorola in Chicago when Uncle Sam decided my turn was up! They were looking for guys with electronic degrees for the Signal Corps (3yea
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6 weeks ago
oldqmguy
This has been an interesting discussion. :)-D The "Points" Ignition System, designed by Charles F. Kettering at the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company (DELCO) has served the auto industry well for many years. Being an "old timer" I grew up working with and changing hundreds of 'point sets' over the years. When properly installed and adjusted they work well but begin to 'wear out' as soon
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6 weeks ago
oldqmguy
Yes, molded is the better choice! That is on my 'to do' list when I get that far! DaleB)
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6 weeks ago
oldqmguy
"SI" means System Integrated! This is Delco Remy's way of saying it is Internally Regulated. This is a Delco Remy document so they may have used the wrong picture. The next 7 pages describes the operation and maintenance of the 10-SI, 15-SI,and 27-SI Internally Regulated alternators. DaleB)
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6 weeks ago
oldqmguy
Matt, Here is the FULL Opening Page of this document. It is about INTERNAL REGULATED Alternators! Dale B)
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6 weeks ago
oldqmguy
The "Resistor (R6)" was used to make the indicator lamp more useful but made no difference in a vehicle with an ammeter. I suspect it was 'left out' to save a few cents on ammeter equipped vehicles!? Dan was right, I have replaced a couple of 'diode trios' to fix the glowing indicator light. Here is one more picture showing the 10-SI with connectors labeled. Dale B)
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6 weeks ago
oldqmguy
I have found a file that that explains HOW a Delco Remy "Delcrotron Generator" (Alternator to the rest of us!) works. I can't upload a pdf file to the forum so I have attached a few pictures that should show 'where' and 'how' R6 (the resistor in question) works. Delcrotron 1 shows the schematic for the 10-SI Alternator. At the top (just under the 'lamp' and 'switch') you will see resistor R6.
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6 weeks ago
oldqmguy
Tony, According to my copy of Ted's EFI Installation manual you WILL need a Fuel Return Line. They recommend an AIRTEX E8094 External Fuel Pump which provides 15 to 20 PSI Fuel Pressure. They also say that an INTERNAL PUMP is required for FC's! The Internal Pump is a Bosch #69238 with a Filter Sock (#68001). This manual is downloadable from the EFI website. I hope this helps! Ha
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7 weeks ago
oldqmguy
Yes,Happy New Year to everyone! X( I do remember CCR! :D Dale B)
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2 months ago
oldqmguy
To Quote Tiny Tim, "Merry Christmas Everyone!" Dale B)
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2 months ago
oldqmguy
Checking out my 1965 Manual and Bob Helt's Classic Corvair book I "think" this is the fuse layout, from Left to Right: 1 = No Fuse (No Lower Clip) 2 = 3AG/10 Amp (Tail/Stop/Dome/Glove Box) 3 = 3AG/10 Amp (Heater/Backup Lights) OR 3AG/20 Amp with A/C Option 4 = 3AG/3 Amp (Radio) OR 3AG/7.5 Amp with Stereo Radio Option 5 = 3AG/3 Amp (Instrument Lights) 6 = 3AG/20 Amp (Wiper) The "old" si
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2 months ago
oldqmguy
The main problem with using an electric fan is the amount of CURRENT needed to make the electric motor spin fast enough to generate the pressure needed to cool the engine! In a DC system power equals Voltage Times Current! The voltage is 'fixed' at 12 Volts so the more power required the more current has to be drawn. The standard Corvair generator or alternator cannot provide the necessary
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2 months ago
oldqmguy
This is an interesting discussion but PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN TELLING "WHAT GAS" WE ARE CONCERNED WITH! ::o The problem with any "Air Cooled Engine" (Corvair, Airplane, VW, etc.) is the development of CARBON MONOXIDE (CO). X( IT IS NOT CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2)!!! :( Places sell detectors for both types of gases, so make sure you are getting the right one for your car (Carbon Monoxide). The di
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2 months ago
oldqmguy
For a 1964 Monza: Instrument Lamps = GE1816 Turn Signal/High Beam/Heater = 1445 Temperature/Pressure and Generator/Fan = 1895 Check out www.superbrightleds.com to find LED replacements. Others may be able to give you the proper part numbers. FYI, I got a shock (mental, not electrical) the other day when I went to WalMart to buy more of the Pilot LED bulbs and found that they no longer
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3 months ago
oldqmguy
OK, I think we understand your goal! Excellent solution for a badly designed Headlight circuit!! :)-D Now tell us "what" you want the "label" to say. Maybe we can figure out 'how' once we know 'what' you think it should read. :S Again "assuming" that you have this worked out and have developed a 'kit' to correct the original, not-so-good wiring in the Ultravan would any of our Corvair-ce
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3 months ago
oldqmguy
I don't have a good answer for your label problem. In Broadcast we use a Cable Label Printer made by Brady. It prints on special plastic 'cable labels' that rap around the cable and have a clear section that overruns the printed area. These last and are not bothered by chemicals. The printer system is about $600 and the labels are $30 to $40 a roll! X( Not cost effective for a single cab
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3 months ago
oldqmguy
OttawaCorvairGuy Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > BTW - it is not me. I'm not the one calling it > battery cable. It is what some suppliers are > calling it on their site. > While other suppliers do not even have a listing > for battery cable and they happen to call all > their wires - wire and not cable. I realize that it was not you
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3 months ago
oldqmguy
Yes, 8 gauge is too small for a main battery cable. Keep in mind that the LARGER the AWG (gauge) number the SMALLER the wire! This can be very confusing but is something we need to remember. The smaller the number the bigger the wire. This matters because the wire size determines how much current can be carried safely in that wire. Dale B)
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3 months ago
oldqmguy
Yes, many companies have made lathes over the years but I don't know of any with the reputation held by South Bend. My mother's Dad owned a small farm in a small town called North Liberty (Indiana), sort of a 'fly speck' on the map just southwest of South Bend Indiana where the O'Brien twins founded the South Bend Lathe Works in 1906. One of my uncles (he and his family lived with my granddad)
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