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19 days ago
oldqmguy
Any of the Coils with an Primary reading of 1.5 to 1.7 Ohms and a Secondary reading of over 5 Ohms should be good for your engine. With ANY of those Coils you will need to use the Resistor (this keeps the Primary current to 4 Amps)! The higher Secondary readings mean there are MORE WINDINGS in the Secondary and they will supply higher OPEN OUTPUT VOLTAGE. One thing that many folks don�
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24 days ago
oldqmguy
Hi Everyone! I have been away from the Computer and the Corvair for a few days! Thanks for the suggestions. I will get back to the Vair this week and see what is going on, but I am pretty sure my 6 year old Battery is gone. I forgot to put the 'trickle charger' on it before we left for vacation back in May and my Dakota Digital Custom Dash draws 'just a little' curre
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27 days ago
oldqmguy
OK, so I went to start the Corvair and the 5 year old NAPA battery died! Well, it operates the LED's just fine, but click on START and it is DEAD! So my question is: What New Style Battery is correct??? Checking for a "1967 Corvair Monza Battery" on the Internet shows many local Parts Stores that list batteries but none are the same! I figured this group would have the
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30 days ago
oldqmguy
The "Jacking Points" (where they expect you to 'jack up' the car) are clearly shown on the diagram! If you just want to change a tire, use a Floor Jack AT the Jacking Point next to the tire. IF you want to work under the car you can use the Floor Jack on the body 'pinch weld' which is just "ahead" of the Rear Jacking Points, or just "behind"
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5 weeks ago
oldqmguy
I agree with Craig. I was thinking he measured it at the Coil + Terminal. IF he measured it at the - Terminal while the engine is running you would 'see' the waveform he shows, and most Digital Meters would have a hard time 'averaging' that voltage! My description is for a non-running engine, measuring the voltage at the junction of the Resistor and the Coil + Term
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5 weeks ago
oldqmguy
Boss Kettering's Ignition System was designed to operate on a 6 Volt supply! The Points (they are a 'switch' that is turned ON and OFF by the Cam in the distributor) are able to carry 4 Amps of electrical current! 6 Volts divided by 1.5 Ohms (Coil Primary Resistance to Ground) = 4! Switching to 12 Volts and keeping the same Coil WITHOUT a 'resistor' to limit the
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5 weeks ago
oldqmguy
I have also had Log In problems! It started when I clicked on the link to the Firebrier (sp?) site to see the 'fix' for the High Beam Indicator problem. When I tried to go back to the Forum, I was told I had to sign in AGAIN! It would not take my old password, so I put in my email address and it sent me a NEW password THAT DID NOT WORK! This was on my Kindle HD Tablet. I went t
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5 weeks ago
oldqmguy
The Primary Resistance of a "standard" Delco Coil for the Corvair (and most of the other Chevy's my dad owned) were in the 1.5 to 1.8 ohm range. ALL of these Chevy's had either a fixed 1.5 ohm resistor OR (somewhere around 1964) a "Resistance Wire" that was 1.5 ohms. The "NEED" for a total resistance of the Primary Ignition Circuit was to limit the cu
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6 weeks ago
oldqmguy
Excellent!!! Congratulations, Dave! You have an wonderful family and I am proud to know you! Dale
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2 months ago
oldqmguy
Well, I am finally back in Indiana! Getting from the UK to Newark was easy - getting from Newark to Indy was a bit of a hassle! I was not intending to upset anyone when I posted about how the 'cost' of everything in automotive production was very tightly monitor by the Finance Department (Bean Counters to most of us!). Being "Older than Dirt" I do have some knowledge of
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2 months ago
oldqmguy
The Corvair was a new "family car" and was not originally intended to be'fancy' in any way! Because it was a new design with many unique parts (Air Cooled, Rear Engine in the first Unibody car) the production costs were higher and the Bean Counters were always watching to see how many 'beans' they could save, based on the number of vehicles they produced. GM ha
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3 months ago
oldqmguy
Here is how I installed both the Pressure Switch and Oil Pressure Sender! Of course, this is a 1967 110 PG! Dale
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3 months ago
oldqmguy
Does anyone on this forum subscribe to "Corvairs for Sale" (corvairs@trunkhill.com) List? I have been a subscriber for years and keep seeing ONE Corvair that keeps showing up - always the same picture and description! The PRICE varies, but will eventually 'go back' to $500!! This makes me wonder if ANY of the other listings are real!? Any one else notice this???
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3 months ago
oldqmguy
Frank, "I" did not pick the Wire Colors! Those are a "direct quote" from the 8th edition of Bob Helts book! Bob did not put a Color Chart in his book, but if I remember right here are the Color wires used in the EM's: P = PINK V = VIOLET BRN = BROWN DBL = DARK BLUE DG = DARK GREEN B = BLACK B/OR = BLACK with ORANGE STRIPE GY = GRAY B/W
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3 months ago
oldqmguy
Looking over the "updated diagram" for 1960 to 1964 Corvairs in "The Classic Corvair, 8th Edition" by the late Bob Helt I see the following wires coming from the FRONT to the Engine Compartment (the MAIN Harness): 1 20 P Left Stop/Turn Light 2 20 V Right Stop/Turn Light 3 20 BRN Gen/Fan Light 4 20 DBL Temp/Pressure Light 5 18 BRN Ignition ON +12V
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3 months ago
oldqmguy
Frank DuVal Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Right, same rheostat section does both instrument lighting brightness and dome light on/off. So, it normally has both ground and hot on it without any issues. maybe the switch is bad? That's why I suggest the headlamp instead of a fuse. Unplug headlamp switch and test headlamp goes out then you found the proble
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4 months ago
oldqmguy
While many of these problems are because of "lack of GROUNDS" this seems to be a case of too many GROUNDS! You can test this by putting a 12 Volt lamp in place of the fuse. The bulb will light when ANY current is being drawn. With everything turned OFF, disconnect wires until the bulb goes off. Trace that circuit to see what is wrong. I hope this helps! Dale
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4 months ago
oldqmguy
The Blackbox Fuse Panel for the Corvair is an EXCELLENT product! It was my privilege to 'help' (I hope!) Craig figure out the 'small difference' between the "normal" Fuse Panel (the Flasher on the Panel is for the Turn Signals until 1967) and the '67-'68-'69 design change (Flasher on Panel is now for the 4-Way Emergency Switch, wired a little diffe
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4 months ago
oldqmguy
I was able to RENEW my membership without any trouble yesterday!!! Now I don't have to worry about it until June of 2024! Maybe by then I will have all my "updates" done and I can attend the National CORSA Convention (I am 'busy' on this years dates!)! Dale
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5 months ago
oldqmguy
I have looked at a lot of early "LED Headlights" that were a quick attempt to make money from people who did not understand how these lights work. Some were designed for Motorcycles (they use the 5 3/4" size), but they looked like crap - I would not put them on my Harley (I had one once, another lifetime ago!). Others were "LED Inserts" to replace the Halogen Inserts
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5 months ago
oldqmguy
I see a couple of folks got there before I did! The 'new' LED Service Lamps and Flashlights are made using "COB" technology and the Yellow color you see when they are not ON is the phosphor that is used to create a more "natural" White Light. I have a few small LED Lights that I use in electronic servicing. They have magnets in one end so they will 'stick
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5 months ago
oldqmguy
I am not too surprised at complaints about LED lighting. Once again we don't have a 'choice' on which type of light bulbs we can buy for home or business use. The same "experts" (I am trying to be polite) who decided that "Station Wagons are BAD/go buy SUVs with all the features you DON'T need!" have decided that Tungsten Filament Light Bulbs are "
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5 months ago
oldqmguy
With all the talk about "LED" lights I though it might be time to explain just what an LED is! LED is short for Light Emitting Diode. It describes what happens when electrical current is passed thru a "Solid State Diode." Back when I was in Technical School studying Electronics, Vacuum Tubes were what 98 percent of electronic gear was based on, from Radios, TVs, to
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5 months ago
oldqmguy
For the first time in 12 years I won't be able to make it either! I hope you have a great event! Please be careful in your travels. I hope to see you at the 'next' Performance Workshop!!! Dale
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5 months ago
oldqmguy
The Corvair headlights are made up of TWO Dual Beam Headlamps and TWO High Beam Only Headlamps. The Dual Beam units are on the Outside and the High Beam units are on the inside. When the headlights are turned on and set to Low, the Low filaments of the outside Bulbs are ON. When you switch to High Beam, the voltage is switched to the High Beam filaments of the Outside Bulbs and voltage i
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5 months ago
oldqmguy
At least the folks at Vintage Car LEDs have tried to match Reflectors with LED modules for automotive use! I don't know of anyone else who show actual photos that show how the LED units compare to "real" Headlights. I don't know about you guys but I am BLINDED by "modern" Headlights! If the police don't issue tickets for this crap, nothing we do to Corv
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5 months ago
oldqmguy
If you really want to go to LED Headlights I suggest you check out this site: . They have done more research than any other folks I have found for LED's and have a wide variety of choices for all makes and models of cars. From their home page you can select the Make (Chevrolet), Model (Corvair), and Year (1966). This will show you the available options (they have several) and even sh
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7 months ago
oldqmguy
If you buy it from Clark's you will get the right one! Dale
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7 months ago
oldqmguy
Does anyone (besides ME) subscribe to "Corvairs for Sale" (corvairs@trunkhill.com)? I have been a long time subscriber but it somehow got marked as SPAM, so I have to go to the SPAM folder each day and mark it NOT SPAM. I have gone thru all the settings I can get, but it still shows up as SPAM! I am a little curious about this 'list' anyway - there is a White 1967 C
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7 months ago
oldqmguy
I have also used the XR700 on many 6 cylinder cars (I put the first one on in 1969) and have NEVER had a problem. I never had a reason to 'change' the dwell. They were all used with the "stock coil" that came on the car. Like they say, If it ain't broke, DON'T FIX IT! JMHO Dale
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