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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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10 days 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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24 days ago
MoxyRamone
Definitely a good starting point! A little work and that could be a sweet daily driver.
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27 days 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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27 days 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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28 days 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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4 weeks 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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4 weeks 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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4 weeks 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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4 weeks 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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4 weeks 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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4 weeks 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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4 weeks 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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4 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
I have double checked the wiring and it is correct. Is it possible that the cheap non-GM solenoids are just garbage? I never had a problem with the old starter until it was rebuilt with a cheap solenoid (except for the broken nose cone). The rebuilt starter I got had a solenoid that is identical.
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4 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
A little info on the car. It is a manual, the clutch assembly was just installed a month or two ago. It is all new or remanufactured. The starter is also remanufactured and the solenoid is new.
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4 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
Okay, here goes... I rebuilt my starter the other day and after installing found that it wouldn't disengage. It was stuck on and I had to disconnect the battery to get it to stop. I decided to stop screwing with the old starter and bought a remanufactured one. Just to be safe, a new starter harness was purchased, as well as new battery cables. I put it all together today and wouldn't you know it,
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5 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
Silly question, but I felt it was worth asking. What is the proper routing for the negative battery cable on an EM? Is it: Battery(-) to chassis ground post, to generator... or is it: Battery(-) to generator, to chassis ground? Does it really make a difference at all? I have supplied crude diagrams of my two options. Battery - chassis - generator is first. Battery - generator - chassis is s
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5 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
I rebuilt my starter today and installed it along with with the new solenoid I had laying around. Got everything wired up, hit the key and it sllllooooowly turned. Crap! I rebuilt the wrong starter! So, I pulled the starter, swapped all the new goodies over to the other starter, installed it and turned the key... Turned over perfectly. The engine didn't start, so I hit the key again and still no
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5 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
Dude, that really sucks! Unfortunately, the only Spyder stuff I have is a glove box door. It's yours if you need it.
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6 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
I opened the garage door looked at the broken starter nose cone laying on the floor, exactly where it had been tossed in disgust days earlier. I glanced up at the car, still on jack stands. I swear I heard it whisper, "Help me." I sighed, spun around on one heel and left the garage. Maybe another day.
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6 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
The good news is that my old starter has a good nose cone. I will just swap it over. I figured it was a good time to rebuild the starter anyway, so I ordered a rebuild kit from Clark's. I have a new solenoid laying around, too. Perhaps next week will be the first drive, weather and twin boys permitting!
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6 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
Got everything done. Shifter is in, accelerator linkage is together. Clutch is working. Hell, I even got that valve stem replaced. I would love to say that it's a runner, but sadly, it's not. I couldn't get her to stay running once she started. I traced the problem down to a bad connection at the coil. I was getting ready to take that first drive and I turned the key. It didn't start so I tried a
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7 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
It's not my cup of tea, but I really admire the metalwork. Look at the rear window... That is good work in my opinion.
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7 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
I would like to thank everyone for their offers for parts. I greatly appreciate it and I am pleased to know that there are generally very good people in this community. I have parts from three accelerator pivots. I am confident that I can make one that will last the life of the car. I am a certified and experienced mechanic and collision repair technician. I don't know why I didn't just repai
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7 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
I have to agree. Late 4 doors are kinda awesome. The earlies are well... interesting.
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7 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
It's not like I'm asking for the Academy Awards opening dance number or a website assembled by Siegfried and Roy. I don't want the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey to give me the greatest aftermarket supplier on earth. I just want a no-nonsense online shopping experience that is efficient and easily navigable. To clarify; I still love these little cars. I have owned five of them and as w
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7 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
I do have a passion for Corvairs. Just not the parts suppliers.
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7 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
Timothy Shortle Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > One thing I have learned is you must be thick > skinned when dealing with classic cars. (I don't > know about VW since I have never owned one). I am > sorry you found my offer of a free one awhile back > as unacceptable. Glad to hear of other classic car > companies being so efficient. Good l
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7 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
Part II: The Third Cut is the Deepest So, you know how I ordered a used Accelerator Pivot from a vendor and it was garbage, but they sent me a replacement at no cost that was also garbage? I ordered a used one from a different vendor in hopes that it wouldn't be garbage. As of today, I will never know if it was junk or not as the order has been cancelled. I placed the order on the 25th of Marc
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7 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
Okay, so I had a slight delay, but the engine is in. Next is clutch linkage, accelerator linkage, shifter and a few here-and-there's. I was using my right rear wheel as a chair while I was working on the axles. Out of nowhere I hear this loud hissing and I about jumped out of my shoes. I though a snake was about to bite me in the ass! When I calmed down I realized that my pants pocket caught t
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