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3 days ago
JerryM
"My brother and I brought two Convertibles 66,65, back from California and rebuilt both of them we both are having trouble with a vibration in the front end..." What do you and your brothers car have in common that may cause this cowl shake?
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4 days ago
JerryM
"Cowel Shake", a common convertible phenomenon. Many modern convertibles still suffer this
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4 weeks ago
JerryM
jjohnsonjo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I weighed my 65 Turbo Vert many years ago, I seem to remember it was about 2900 lbs. Has anyone else ever weighed one. Extra framing, corner weights,turbo and plumbing. Mine weighs 2865 with 1/2 load of fuel , gen 3 Camaro wheels+spare and corner weights
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7 weeks ago
JerryM
I've used Rust-Oleum 7777830 for all the shrouding. Very durable. No issues
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2 months ago
JerryM
That's what I've been doing for years too. I was wondering if someone has discovered a cover that would stay in place, especially when you're getting in and out of the car a lot
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2 months ago
JerryM
Hot sunny days and convertibles...Has anyone found a bucket seat protector that hangs on well?
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2 months ago
JerryM
joelsplace Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Has anyone tried the cheap ones? I bought some cheap plastic caps off Amazon. They fit very snug, had to break them to get them off
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2 months ago
JerryM
joelsplace Wrote: -------------------------------------------------------
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2 months ago
JerryM
What Matt said. Maybe remove the fan shroud and check for rodent nests
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2 months ago
JerryM
Trying to determine when a car was running last. Paperwork indicates maybe '72-'73. Here's the battery; Wards Riverside, can't find a date code, maybe someone here knows how late these were produced
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3 months ago
JerryM
I had a '74 which is most likely the same wheel. It has a much smaller BCD than the Corvair if I remember correctly
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4 months ago
JerryM
Several other influential automotive personalities as well
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4 months ago
JerryM
New'76 Mazda Cosmo R/H remote mirror, switch and wire harness. Racing Beat 13B Street Port template 12ea. New NGK B7ET spark plugs Selling as a lot. Take it all $100+shipping
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4 months ago
JerryM
Any wood gas powered Corvairs out there?
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5 months ago
JerryM
48kb1panel Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I bet that made some noise when those went. Ouch! Don't know the whole story behind these other than it was a 540 ci Merlin powered C2 Corvette.
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5 months ago
JerryM
Just be mindful about RWHP
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5 months ago
JerryM
C4 Corvette half shafts?
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5 months ago
JerryM
Early 65 had no dash pad. I had one just like it.
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5 months ago
JerryM
davemotohead Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > First two are sketchy but the last one? I’m sure the tank is full of fuel, so it’s safe… he has two support points, i.e. primary and secondary, AND he is using a wheel chock.… so, he is clearly a professional !
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5 months ago
JerryM
I've done the LM Clarks kit. How hard is it? Not too difficult, but does require quite a bit of patience fitting the corners. End result is very nice.
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6 months ago
JerryM
You'll never be able to remove the stud. 600 series Loctite's are very high strength retaining compounds for slip and press fits.Try one of the Threadlocker's like 271
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7 months ago
JerryM
I had the same problem once on a LM passenger side, about 1/2", new springs did not correct. I put a 3/16" steel shim between cross-member and body to correct. If that's an option for you be mindful more than 3/16" shim is likely to require longer bolts.
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7 months ago
JerryM
What's the rationale behind heat treating to remedy dropped seats? I've never seen any documented evidence heat treating aluminum changes it's coefficient of linear thermal expansion.
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7 months ago
JerryM
Has anyone tried beryllium copper valve seats?
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8 months ago
JerryM
joelsplace Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Unlikely. The mounts are very similar and making all of them solid didn't increase the cowl wobble on my '63. That illustrates where I'm going with this; Solid mounts in my '65 markedly increased cowel shake. Unfortunately I can't attribute this solely to the mounts as all the rear bushi
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8 months ago
JerryM
Since the engine is not rigidly mounted to the the chassis, it would inherently work as a mass balancer as well. Maybe some of the difference between early and late are related to the difference in mounting the drive train.
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8 months ago
JerryM
Olley describes the device in "Chassis Design Principles and Analysis" He(refers to Hertogs tuned mass dampers)explains the damping for the bob-weight is determined by the amount of air trapped in the shell. The oscillations he's illustrating are of the sprung/unsprung mass and the resonance of the pnuematic tire. He also talks about the dampers (shocks) effect on this. The take-a
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8 months ago
JerryM
I'm curious about the quantity of oil is. I've found several references to them as pnuematic dampers.
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