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5 days ago
oldqmguy
Just catching up and saw this thread. If you really want your Corvair to last you need one of Craig's Fuse Blocks!! X( I worked with him on the 67 - 69 mods a year ago and I have not seen a "replacement" device as well done as this! I see so many 'electrical gotcha's' in this Forum that would be eliminated by installing one of these! :)-D Money well spent!!! Thanks, Craig! :D Dale
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5 days ago
oldqmguy
FYI, the "Parking Switch" inside the Wiper Motor Assembly DOES PROVIDE GROUND when the 'assembly' is not in the "parked" position. This is to prevent the wipers from stopping in front of the driver! Dale B)
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5 days ago
oldqmguy
The Wiper Motor has +12 volts applied any time the Ignition Switch is ON or in ACC Position. The "ground" is (supposed to be) supplied by the Wiper Switch OR the 'Parking Switch' inside the Motor Assembly. To test the Motor, remove the wire(s) that go to the Wiper Switch from the connector AT THE MOTOR. Turn on the Ignition Switch. Motor should not run! IF the motor runs with nothing connec
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6 days ago
oldqmguy
Vairy interesting posts so far. I have tried to think of a "special Corvair" but can't remember any that were more memorable than that "FIRST CORVAIR" I saw in the fall of 1959! :)-D I was 14 and we were doing our yearly "check out the new Chevrolet's at Johnson Chevy" trip (Johnson Chevrolet, located at the south east corner of 10th and Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN was where dad alway
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12 days ago
oldqmguy
The LCD in the Speedometer is the Odometer and the LCD in the Tach shows Time-of-Day in the "normal" mode. Using the hidden push switches you can select a wide variety of readouts: Speedometer: Trip A Trip B SERVIC(E) ENGINE BRAKE 4W DRV WAIT Tach: HOURS HI SPEED 0-60 MPH 1/4 MI SPD 1/4 MI TIME RPM HIGH RPM BIM Displays (Bus Interface Modules) Bus Interface Modules
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13 days ago
oldqmguy
Thanks Bill! It is going to take a few days just to figure out where to mount the Control Box. Dale B)B)
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13 days ago
oldqmguy
Here it is! Better than I expected. X( Now it is my turn to make it work!! :)o In case anyone has forgotten, this is a Dakota Digital Custom VHX Display for the Late Model Corvair with a "3-Hole Dash." It is a 'little optimistic' showing 0-160 MPH and 8,000 RPM! It will show Oil Pressure, Battery Voltage, Fuel Level and Oil Temperature (my idea as I don't have any 'water' to measure)! All i
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16 days ago
oldqmguy
I have seen the EM on display in front of FantomWorks but I have never seen them actually working on one! I figure Dan would probably be the one that would do Corvairs. Dave Kindig(Bitchin' Rides) is probably to young to be interested in these! I have only been watching these shows for two years so I have probably missed a few. Velocity has lots of shows but these are my favorites. Dale
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17 days ago
oldqmguy
I understand the "problem" of bringing an "old car" to a dealership for repair. (:P) It has been pointed out that most of the Techs were not born when the last Corvair came off the assembly line. I see the same problem showing up in the electronic field. 8-) The biggest problem is lack of proper training. You MUST learn the basics of the field you will be working in. This seems to be lost i
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18 days ago
oldqmguy
They did send me a jpg drawing of the display. I was asking for them to use a display they already have, modified to match the "3-Hole Dash" of the Corvair. They have a similar display for the 64-65 Chevelle. The problem is the diameter of the '3 holes' is smaller. The display will have a Speedometer on the left, a Tachometer in the center, and '4 gauges' on the right like the Chevelle display
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18 days ago
oldqmguy
YEAH! Got a message from the "Customs" department at Dakota Digital telling me my "Custom Display" was finished and would be shipped today! :)-D "Assuming" that it is what I ordered I will post pictures when I get it (should be early next week). Do to the Oil Leak + projects I just got into it may take some time to get this installed. I intend to document that as I go along because I reall
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18 days ago
oldqmguy
Yes, the leaks are easy to fix, its just all the "other stuff" that I really need to do now that I have on the lifts! :)o The wife will be happy now that I can throw away some of my 'boxes of junk' (stuff I have been collecting to use on the Baron!). (:P) I guess it was better to have 'blow up' in the neighborhood test than on the road to Decatur, IL to see the new Corvair Display at the Ch
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19 days ago
oldqmguy
The title should read "DOUBLE PFUI!!!" I got it up on the Jack stands and pulled the tins off. What a mess! I knew the PO had used 'silly-cone' for the oil pan, but it was holding last year so I thought I would wait until I was ready to install EFI to change the pan and valve covers. With the leak that has started from the pan and several leaking o-rings guess what I will be doing for the n
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20 days ago
oldqmguy
This is how I would do it! I hope this helps!? Dale
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25 days ago
oldqmguy
After a long, exhausting search down the "rabbit hole" of instruments, gauges, what will fit where, etc. I finally made the decision to have Dakota Digital see what they could do for the Late Model Corvair. I sent a good LM dash to their Custom department back in November of 2017. They have an Analog Display for the '3 hole dash' completed and I should get it next week! I will keep every
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25 days ago
oldqmguy
Seth +2
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4 weeks ago
oldqmguy
I agree,it seems odd to see it leaking there. I plan to pull the lower sheet metal and see what is going on! That assumes it won't snow in central Indiana next week!! Dale B)
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4 weeks ago
oldqmguy
I took the '67 More-Door for a quick test drive around the neighborhood and when I pulled back in the garage I left a long trail of oil!! It was 'pouring' out the passenger side cooling air door. Too late to work on it so it will miss the "Corvair Birthday Party" tomorrow !! Looks like I will have 'more fun' next week! :)o (Pfui is the way fictional detective Nero Wolf pronounced phoo
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4 weeks ago
oldqmguy
Open "resistor wire!" The resistor wire could be bad or there may be a bad connection. When the starter is engaged it bypasses the resistor wire. Dale B)
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4 weeks ago
oldqmguy
DAMN!!! :(:( It was a good day until I read this! I am so sad that the Corvair family has lost one of its leaders!!! I was privileged to have met Bob on one of my trips to Las Vegas. I wanted to buy his book "The Classic Corvair" (eighth edition) and he brought it to my hotel and signed it right there. We had an interesting talk and I new I had a new friend. I will miss him "FOREVER."
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4 weeks ago
oldqmguy
Either way will work. The EM ground cables were a flat braided type that went from the battery negative terminal to the chassis, then was bolted to the engine block under the same bolt that holds the generator rear support bracket. Clark's sells an exact replacement. Dale B)
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5 weeks ago
oldqmguy
I was told by a "real Corvair mechanic" (he worked in a Chevy dealership in Northern Indiana many years ago) that this was to prevent the Bolt from being left "over torqued!" :)o He said that most mechanics used a LOT of force getting the pulley seated. If they followed the instructions in the Manual the final torque would be correct. (:P) It doesn't take much extra time and like Craig said
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5 weeks ago
oldqmguy
OK, with good weather the past couple of days I started working on the "rear window" of my '67 4-door Monza! With the new tool, I removed the Trim from around the window and got my first shock!! ::o It appears the PO knows less about body work than I do (but I do learn quickly fixing other peoples goofs!)! The window is glued in place tightly (the first test is to see if any part of it moves w
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6 weeks ago
oldqmguy
Yes, Seth is right, Ken isn't as "old" or "geezery" as we are! :D
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7 weeks ago
oldqmguy
Look at the "Air Intake Plenum" (for lack of a better description (Chevy didn't help much,none of the books even mention that area) and see the convoluted path the air must take to get to the engine (sometimes thru the A/C Coils)! If these 'valves' were not necessary Chevy bean counters would not have allowed them to be installed. At $15 it just seems reasonable to install them. JMHO!
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7 weeks ago
oldqmguy
I can't believe no one has suggested Indiana! ::o Don't like the weather? Wait a day! 50's Saturday, 30's & 40's on Easter, snowed all night, 48 today, going to have rain storms tomorrow with temps near 70! More snow by next weekend! It has been my "home of record" for the last 73 years! And they think I am crazy because I drive Corvairs??? X( Dale ;)
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7 weeks ago
oldqmguy
Heck, even an "old geezer" like me knew that! :)o Dale B)
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7 weeks ago
oldqmguy
Please check the Oil Level and see if it smells like gas! X( Corvair fuel pumps fail and leak gas into the crankcase. This can be very dangerous. Join CORSA and your local Corvair club. I am sure there are "experts" around that will help you trouble shoot any other problems. Welcome and good luck! :D Dale B)
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7 weeks ago
oldqmguy
Congratulations Steve! Dale B)
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7 weeks ago
oldqmguy
Matt, Screen is fine for rodents, but I don't want to pull "air" (or what passes for it down there) into the engine compartment. My big surprise was the total lack of information about that area of the body. They don't even mention the "air input panel" (I don't know the right word), that panel that sits between the bottom of the rear window and the engine lid opening. Dale B)
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