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MoxyRamone
So, I got a chance to dig through the turbo I bought, and it turns out to be junk. The impeller shaft is broken. The carb is freely moving, but everything else is pretty bad. Good thing is that I am getting my money back and it's going back to where it came from. Tomorrow I get back to working on my carbs. I am really Jonesing to drive my 'vair!
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2 days ago
MoxyRamone
I'm open to offers. Anybody?
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2 days ago
MoxyRamone
So, it's been a while. Between my twins and the weather, not much is getting done. I did manage to convert my charging system from a generator to an internally regulated alternator. Most of the parts were used. The guts of the alternator are new. I used the fan and front housing from a junkyard Corvair alternator. I think I will be happier with it. As a funny side note, I was recovering from
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4 days ago
MoxyRamone
Some pictures.
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4 days ago
MoxyRamone
Would anyone be interested in a complete turbo from a 1963 Spyder? Carter YH, air cleaner, cross over pipe, air inlet pipe and turbo. Not sure of overall functionality. I would be interested in possible trades. I could use a pair of rebuilt carbs. $250+shipping. forsale
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5 days ago
MoxyRamone
Well, my carb book arrived. I would like to thank the late Bob Helt for all of the time and passion he clearly put into his work. I feel very confident that I can rebuild carbs with no problems... except one. My matched set of '64 carbs are in extremely bad shape. The pair of carbs on the car now are mismatched. One is a '63 and the other is a '65. I need a matched pair worth rebuilding. Does
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8 days ago
MoxyRamone
This is a rust bucket? Looks pretty good from the picture.
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9 days ago
MoxyRamone
You know what? You guys are right. I just ordered Bob Helt's book from Clark's. I have two rebuild kits in my box of goodies and I have two spare carbs for any parts needed. I'm a good mechanic, and I can save a ton of money by switching to GEICO.... er, um... by rebuilding them myself!
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9 days ago
MoxyRamone
I have been making my project more driveable and reliable. It has been upgraded to an internally regulated alternator, leaks are being isolated and repaired, and it's time to upgrade the fuel system. I am going to spare myself the frustration and I am going to buy professionally rebuilt carbs. I look at carburetors like I look at transmissions... I can work on them, but I dont do it often eno
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12 days ago
MoxyRamone
At least we finally found out what Corvair Batman would drive.
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17 days ago
MoxyRamone
Disregard my first post. I found them on the California Corvairs site.
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17 days ago
MoxyRamone
I am rebuilding a pair of carbs for my project, and after cracking them open, it looks like the accelerator pumps are beyond repair. I looked online, and I found replacement pumps, but I can't find the springs. Clark's has everything except those springs. They have the return springs that go below the cup, but they dont seem to have the one that fits over the pump. Anyone know where I can find
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28 days ago
MoxyRamone
It's a shame. Body shops in general will prioritize insurance work over out-of-pocket customers every time. Every shop I ever worked at did that. One place I was at took in a '53 Olds 88. We had it for a year before I left and I was told they still have it over a year after I split. It is sitting partially disassembled, collecting dust. The only way to get them to work on it is to harass them
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5 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
That car looks fantastic! I think you scored big time with that one. I would totally daily drive that sweet machine!
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6 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
A Donk is specifically a Chevy full-sized sedan, usually the Impala from 1971-1976. The word "Donk" is short for Donkey. The old Impala emblem was said to resemble a Donkey and those that drove Impalas were known as "Donkey Riders." Generally these cars are fitted with ridiculous wheels and flashy paint. If the car isn't a full-size Chevy, it's not a donk. It would be properly referred to as a "H
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7 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
alpha1906 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > As though kids haven't been drag racing, or doing > donuts in the street, since the Model T. But yeah, > since they have a Mexican flag (and god knows, you > can't be proud to be a Mexican American), throw > out some more racist red meat on this board. > Disappointed that a community that should be
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7 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
Golly, gee whiz! I sure am glad there aren't any minorities that read or post to this forum that could potentially be offended by this sort of content. 8-) Peace out, my homies.
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2 months ago
MoxyRamone
fred bagnall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Nice work on the custom made floor panels. Good > fabrication skills!!!(tu)(tu) Totally agree! Excellent job on the metal fabrication. Looks 100% professional.
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3 months ago
MoxyRamone
You're doing some good work! I think it's cool that you are so positive. It's easy to get defeated sometimes, but I feel like you rarely get down in the dumps. Keep up the good work and keep posting! It's great to have another MacGyver on the scene. We work with what we have.
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3 months ago
MoxyRamone
Definitely a good starting point! A little work and that could be a sweet daily driver.
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3 months ago
MoxyRamone
Did a bit of illegal driving today to try to work some bugs out of this engine. Some things that I discovered are: 1) Upon warming up, the car stopped smoking except when I floored it. 2) The clutch is badly out of adjustment. Too much free play in the pedal. Very slight grinding when shifting to reverse. 3) There is too much oil in the crankcase. This is probably why I'm getting a bit o
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3 months ago
MoxyRamone
Just to get an idea of how bad off my engine is, I ran a compression test today. The results were: #6- 155 #5- 160 #4- 148 #3- 140 #2- 120 #1- 110 A little squirt of oil in #1 and #2 boosted the reading to 145(#2) and 130(#1). The spark plugs were all dry but carbon fouled. This engine has run for roughly a half hour total since I got it running again last year. It had sat
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3 months ago
MoxyRamone
My wife and I really enjoyed all the Corvairs and meeting cool people. Seemed like a good turnout. I very nearly bought a lot of stuff I don't need. I was there under the radar... if anyone remembers a blonde Lexus mechanic with a woman with a head scarf and a camera, that was me and my wife. Next year I will bring the Corvair.
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3 months ago
MoxyRamone
No way, amigo. I think this engine will last long enough for me to build another to replace it. I'm thinking about building a 140. That would be killer.
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3 months ago
MoxyRamone
bbakerga Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > AWESOME! Drive it to Helen! :) I wish! Aside from having no lights, no top and no tags, I doubt this engine would make it in its current state.
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3 months ago
MoxyRamone
Well, all I have to say is... IT'S ALIVE!!! I changed out the wiring today, sat behind the wheel and turned the key. It started and basically idled. Sure, it was smoking and running excessively rich, but it was running. It's got some blow-by and needs the carbs rebuilt, but I finally got it to run. After it warmed up, I took it for a little drive in the yard... in the rain. I got too exci
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3 months ago
MoxyRamone
I dissected my gas cap for the sake of science. I had gotten tired of the whoosh of air and gas fumes when I opened my cap up. I always wondered why it did that when it was supposed to be vented. Knowing that the cap is vented, just not 2 way vented, really helps. The first picture is the cap disassembled. The one way vent is the small black piece with a spring in the center. The spring contro
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3 months ago
MoxyRamone
So, I got my starter situation squared away. I decided to stop chasing electrical gremlins and replace the body harness and the engine harness. The body harness on this car was heavily modified at some point in the past. I'm guessing for electronic ignition and an alternator, etc. I am running this car basically stock. It's just easier to take it back to stock wiring for me. My engine harness has
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3 months ago
MoxyRamone
Timothy Shortle Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I have purchased many cars thru the years where > people just gave up. Many times very little was > needed to fix them. I dig what you're saying, but I'm not abandoning it. I'm working on it, it's just frustrating.
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3 months ago
MoxyRamone
Replaced the new solenoid with a rusty, 50 year old GM factory one and lo and behold the damn thing starts fine. I guess they just don't make them like they used to. Now, how to keep it running. It dies when you let the key go.
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