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2 days ago
Melb-Mike
The keyed voltage to the gauge is 12 volts and goes to the terminal in the gauge. There are two wires connecting to the gauge, one brown and one tan. I don't remember which goes to the fuel sending unit but you can look at the wiring diagram and see that pretty easily. One thing to remember is the different sending units. Some of the early ones use a 0-30 ohm unit and the later ones us
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13 days ago
Melb-Mike
Rob is right. I looked for it as well. Estimate on the web has dropped to $35,000 to $45,000. Well worth it in my book.
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9 days ago
Melb-Mike
I was at the Mecum auction today. That gave me the opportunity to check other early 60’s Chevies and their latches. I think my striker is too high vs the latch causing the tumbler to jam after the first rotation. I will adjust accordingly to see if it fixes the problem. Thanks Dave. Mike
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9 days ago
Melb-Mike
At the Mecum auction in Kissimmee today, item T-214, a 1965 8 door Greenbrier sold for a record $103,400 with buyers’ premium. I was there and inspected it. It was as perfect as I have ever seen. It deserved serious consideration. I was interested in bidding on it up to $50,000 but it shot past that like a top fuel dragster. I’m pretty sure this is a record sale for a Greenbrier. At thi
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10 days ago
Melb-Mike
Thanks. Got it done. Getting the glass was a bit tricky. However, now one more thing I know how to do. I think I have an issue with the striker and will likely need to replace it.
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10 days ago
Melb-Mike
I Have a 62 Rampside with a bad passenger side front door latch. I was able to buy a replacement from Jeff at the Corvair Ranch. However when I went to remove the latch, I saw it was hindered by the glass channel and wouldn't come out. I thought that maybe I need to remove the inside door handle mechanism to allow the bar and latch to drop down to clear the glass channel. I did a search
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13 days ago
Melb-Mike
I bought the Longacre scales a while back on eBay for around $800. I’ve been very happy with them. I used them to set corner weights on my Corvette and Lotus. I don’t think they’re much use with Corvairs since very little adjustments are possible unless you have coilovers.
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2 months ago
Melb-Mike
63turbo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > KenHenry Wrote: > ------------------------------------------------------- > > Thanks everyone. Wow Mike, that must have been a real thrill running your Lotus on the track! I drove the Corvair a few times on the carbs with the WB02 installed, and was surprised that it was so consistently down around 13 AFR. I
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2 months ago
Melb-Mike
Thanks for the reply and explanation Ken. You’re right about the Sniper’s injectors being some distance from the cylinders with the Corvair’s 4 barrel intake manifold, and that can’t help. Your setup is ideal with the injectors so close. When I setup my Lotus Super 7 for SCCA timed trials, I spent several hours on the Dyno and my laptop. It had a Pectel T2 ECU, and like the mega squirt was
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2 months ago
Melb-Mike
Not meant as a criticism of your incredible project but did you consider using the Holley Sniper EFI 2 barrel setup ? I just installed the bigger Sniper EFI on my 70 SS 454 Chevelle and found it fairly easy to function nicely. The unit incorporates the computer in the back of the throttle body. Only 5 wires need to be connected: (1) battery positive. (2) battery negative (3) ignition coil
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2 months ago
Melb-Mike
For a parking brake on rear disc brakes, take a look at the Willwood brake system. It uses a cable to both rear wheels and a cam type lever to block the rear disc. I have it on my Cobra. I wouldn't want to rely on this to stop the car in an emergency but it's satisfactory in holding the car on a 5% grade. Right now it's actuated with a mechanical handle but I will eventually us
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2 months ago
Melb-Mike
I would not remove the manual parking brake without a very good reason. I like the ease of engaging the manual parking brake. But if it's in the way of a project need, like bigger speakers in a kick panel, or if you need to install something else that needs that space, then you may need to replace it. The nice thing about Corvairs is everything is MANUAL like the windows, door release,
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2 months ago
Melb-Mike
I made my own for my 70 Chevelle SS 396. My parking brake had the pedal up against the left kick panel. I wanted to have decent speakers in each kick panel in addition to the rear speakers. Since the pedal was in the way, I needed to get rid of it. I bought a 2” 12 VDC linear actuator on eBay for about $60. It has 250 lbs of pull. I mounted to the frame to pull on the existing emergency bra
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2 months ago
Melb-Mike
I pre-heat water on a propane cooktop to get it right to boiling point. I run it as long as my Ultrasonic cleaner goes. I have yet to pull plugs on any. In pulling plugs, you run the risk of fouling the sealing surface and create more problems. However, in a perfect environment, the passage plugs should be removed. Mike
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2 months ago
Melb-Mike
Most kits are good. The two areas of concern are the accelerator pump and float valve due to ethanol fuel. I think they all sell the premium material now. The problem is people don’t clean the carb adequately and then blame the kit. Soak your disassembled lower assembly in carb cleaner, and then run it in an ultrasonic cleaner at 180 degrees for 30 minutes minimum. I get my kits from the Car
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3 months ago
Melb-Mike
I go to the auctions like Mecum and BJ, and I have both bought and sold cars there. Occasionally you’ll see someone pay an extravagant amount of money for something out of the ordinary......but it’s rare. Especially lately. People are being a bit more conservative. I’m not sure we’ll see another $160K + commission paid for a Yenko anytime soon. 3 or 4 years ago, crazy buys we’re a common pla
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3 months ago
Melb-Mike
I have no doubt someone could do it...........however, let's look at the realities. Right now, getting a C8 is pretty tough. I'm a member of the Spacecoast Vettes Club and only one of our 80+ members is going to get one this year. He put his order in last year in early summer and put down a pretty healthy deposit. Cost of a new C8 with the Z51 package is running around $85K and some
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3 months ago
Melb-Mike
Ok, good idea. Just put out about $25,000 to $35,000 for the power unit, then spends just as much for some batteries, controller, etc. There was a guy at our Corvair Affair in Daytona with a beautiful Rampside that he converted to EV. He had a good bunch of money invested, well over $75,000 for a vehicle with a range of about 40 miles. I don't think the young "green" gene
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4 months ago
Melb-Mike
From my experience, checking resistance on the primary and secondary windings of an ignition coil may not reveal a bad coil. Recently I had one (Pertronix III) on my SS396 Chevelle that tested perfect with my ohmmeter, 0.32 ohm on primary. However, after 15 to 20 minutes, the coil would break down. It still tested OK with the ohmmeter. I replaced it with another coil and problem solved.
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4 months ago
Melb-Mike
I have both a two post and four post lifts. I also have the Quick Jack. As some have said, the Quick Jack is heavy. Some may find it too heavy. However, to its credit, it’s also quite strong and safe. I use it only if both my other lifts have cars on them and I need to do wheel or brake work. I think if I had to do it over again, I would get the EZ Lift due to its light weight and ease of c
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4 months ago
Melb-Mike
Having seen some of his cars in his collection, I would say the Rampside is likely a very nice example, in spite of some obvious flaws or rough spots. I think the Corvair community is not used to the prices going up on our cars. One Rampside sold at Mecum or BJ last year for around $77,000, a real shock to me. I saw the Yenko Corvair sell at Mecum in Kissimmee for over $160,000. I was goi
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5 months ago
Melb-Mike
We have our commercial use trucks, Ford F-250 4X4, all sprayed with the commercial Line-X coating and it lasts incredibly well. He lays it on pretty thick and we have yet to have a failure. I have used the Raptor DIY material on some of my race cars to protect the paint from rocks and it's OK but nowhere close to the Line-X. I have had a few of my cars' suspension parts treated with
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6 months ago
Melb-Mike
One trick I learned to clean the inside of the engine is to add a quart of ATF to the engine oil after removing a quart of engine oil. Run the motor at idle for 30 minutes, then drain all the oil. ATF is extremely detergent and will clean a lot of oil varnish and gunk from the case and components. It won’t clean years of sludge build-up.
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9 months ago
Melb-Mike
One advantage of a manual transmission is you really don’t need an alarm. In fact, you could likely leave the keys in the ignition and not worry. Today, only old people like us know how to drive a manual.
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1 year ago
Melb-Mike
Wow, what a deal ! I think you need to get in touch with the American Pickers producers, tell them you got a “hot” one, a gem in the rough, an American classic. I can’t believe the asking price, only $2500 for a car virtually ready to take to Pebble Beach. It sure looks like it’s got a brand new rust job, premium one too. I’m sure there’s going to be a fight over this car.
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1 year ago
Melb-Mike
Auctions are a funny place. Although trends are established if certain cars consistently bring highe or lower sums, those trends can change. Example would be Corvettes from 58 to 69. They were rising yearly, the 63 split rear window first reaching stratospheric levels then surpassed by 67’s with BB power. Of course the market became flooded with matching number fakes, prices have dropped for
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1 year ago
Melb-Mike
FYI, last year at this auction a Yenko hit $200,000. When I first saw the car, Mecum posted an estimate of $65,000 to $85,000. A few days later it was revised to $75,000 to $100,000. Usually their bid estimates are a bit optimistic. In the case, it was way under. I checked out YS-043 today. It’s a good race worthy Yenko but maybe not quite as clean as last year’s Yenko. We’ll see. Price
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1 year ago
Melb-Mike
Timothy Shortle Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Good deal for the original A6 A/C people here. Of course special tools are needed to install these parts. I wonder if it can be done with the system charged up? Nope, the seals on the shaft is what keeps the Freon inside. I have the special GM A6 compressor tools. I saw them on eBay a few years ago and ju
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1 year ago
Melb-Mike
I had no idea you crazy guys drive your Corvairs in the snow. Somehow that seems criminal , however I have to admire your conviction. When it comes to racing, I agree with the posi. I didn't think there were that many out there that race. I raced for 10 years in SCCA and secured 3 SEDIV Timed Trials championships so I'm quite involved with performance. I raced my Lotus Super 7 an
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1 year ago
Melb-Mike
Just wondering why anyone entertains a posi diff in a Corvair. Unless you drive in the snow, why ? These cars struggle to break one rear wheel loose in wet grass. The posi causes more wear & tear and adds what ? My 480 HP 67 GTO....maybe, my 650 HP Z06, definitely. Corvair ? Ok, if installed in a dune buggy and driven over sand, yes, good idea. Snow ? I live in Florida so it’s not a re
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