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7 days ago
MoxyRamone
#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). These results were from the last time I ran a compression check back in April. The engine made the same sound then as it does now, and was not run at all between them and yesterday.
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8 days ago
MoxyRamone
I love this beyond words. Totally my style... "Low Budget!" I am going to end up doing something very similar with my whipped 110. Thank you so much for posting this!
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8 days ago
MoxyRamone
Sounds are sometimes difficult to isolate. I'm also slightly deaf on my right side (28 years of rock&roll bass! Hell yeah!). I will get a second opinion tomorrow and probably post a video so you all can hear it.
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8 days ago
MoxyRamone
That would actually make sense. It does sound like compressed air escaping.
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8 days ago
MoxyRamone
Honestly, it sounds like it's coming from the top center of the engine. Is there a possibility this could be crankcase breather tube or oil dipstick tube?
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8 days ago
MoxyRamone
I am moving in a few weeks, so I thought I would get the Corvair going again. We had been out of commission for a while with carb issues. I found out that the idle mixture screws on both carbs were more than 4 full turns out from seated. No wonder it was running rich! Once all was sorted, I let it warm up and took it for a little drive. While the engine is warm and at idle speeds, there is a
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21 days ago
MoxyRamone
Sorry, I thought you meant wheel well trim. I should've read more thoroughly!
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22 days ago
MoxyRamone
I would think that if you have the trim, it should only fit one way. The holes are already drilled in the trim, so it should be just placing the piece and marking where to drill.
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7 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
Gotcha... inadequate... story of my life.
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7 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
Dude, you're killing me! This work is so good, I have to up my game. You are doing a fantastic job with this one. I can't wait to see what you'll do next. (tu)
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7 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
Like the title says... I know that stock is 185/80r13, but these are pricey. I have found a few sources for 175/80r13 passenger tires that are just downright cheap. I've seen them for $45 a tire. Does anyone here run the 175/80r13's? If so, what are your thoughts on them? From what I can tell, the difference between them and stock is pretty small.
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7 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
Congrats! Glad it worked out for you.
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8 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
I have to agree. Great deal! Someone needs to grab this up.
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8 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
I think it's an awesome ride. If I had the money I would love to have it. My old man drove cars with that styling when I was a kid and I feel all happy and nostalgic just looking at it. It's so pretty, it will sell. Someone will snag it sooner or later.
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8 weeks ago
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 months ago
MoxyRamone
I'm open to offers. Anybody?
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2 months 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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2 months ago
MoxyRamone
Some pictures.
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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months ago
MoxyRamone
This is a rust bucket? Looks pretty good from the picture.
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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months ago
MoxyRamone
At least we finally found out what Corvair Batman would drive.
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2 months ago
MoxyRamone
Disregard my first post. I found them on the California Corvairs site.
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2 months 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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2 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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