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12 days ago
4speedoverdrive
I was not so lucky, a couple of years ago I was traveling and needed to get from Minneapolis/St Paul airport to Eau Claire, WI. There is a local ride service that runs a van from the airport to EC. They provide good service at a reasonable price. They had a web site where you could purchase tickets and make reservations. I visited the web site and made a reservation and then paid for the trip
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5 weeks ago
4speedoverdrive
Thanks for the info, I just fashioned a tab using a piece of metal stock that I drilled a couple of holes. Got the spring installed. It will be the first time in three years that I have owned the car that it will have a functioning clutch spring. I guess that is one of the joys of owning an older car that has gone through several hands. I was also looking to replace the bushings on the shift
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5 weeks ago
4speedoverdrive
I have another thread going on the broken clutch cable, but I need an answer before I button everything up. The clutch cable broke and I replaced it. In the kit sent by Clarks was a clutch return spring. When I took the car apart there was no spring on the car. I thought maybe when the clutch cable broke it threw it off. I'm putting the car back to together and I cannot figure out where
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6 weeks ago
4speedoverdrive
I got the cable from Clarks and installed it. That went ok, the problem I have is that in the Clarks kit they included a spring. When I pulled the car apart there was no spring on the car. I checked the owners manual and the 66 supplement shows a spring that connects to the shaft assembly and the bracket (6). The bracket looks like it is located just above the rear strut rod, but I cannot loc
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7 weeks ago
4speedoverdrive
jamesolefjensen Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > > I found the post above via Google. Sometimes the "in house" search on this site comes up short. Thanks, that is what I was looking for
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7 weeks ago
4speedoverdrive
Thanks for the comments. I looked for the Parents clutch cable source, but did not find anything, is there a thread or a website that I can visit. While it may have been possible to drive the car home without a clutch, getting the tow truck worked fine for me. I wasn't sure why it would not go in gear and did not want to screw up something else. The only thing it cost me was about an
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7 weeks ago
4speedoverdrive
Wasn't aware of the other cable source till now. I already ordered the Clark's cable so they can get it in the mail. I may look at this as a spare. I did try to start and drive home with no clutch, I've done that before (not on a Corvair though). I couldn't get the car in gear and I didn't want to force it. I even rocked the car back and forth thinking the gears we
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7 weeks ago
4speedoverdrive
Just finished filling with gas, got in the car and put the key in the ignition, stepped on the clutch and about halfway down, a bang, and the clutch petal went to the floor and stayed there. I ended up calling roadside assistance and having the car towed home. Wrecker guy was great, he even helped me get the car on the lift, which wasn't too easy because it is a pretty good ramp on the lift
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9 months ago
4speedoverdrive
I'm looking for one also, so I'll just hang out here and see if one pops up near Denver.
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10 months ago
4speedoverdrive
I just visited Shade's web site and there is a 65 EO convertible on it and it has a PG, at least it has the shifter on the dash. A 110 though. Of course just because it is on his web site does not mean that it is still available, because he doesn't do a very good job of keeping the web site up to date.
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11 months ago
4speedoverdrive
Bruins_Fan Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Click the link to Richard's oil paper, I believe he does cover some Royal Purple oils. I did that and read through most of the paper. I did find some Royal Purple oil's but not the one I was asking about. But after looking at the Richard's Oil paper I see that he rejects all "S" oils.
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11 months ago
4speedoverdrive
I have a comment and a question. The comment: I've been driving for a lot of year and have had multiple cars and in all that time I have never had an engine fail. I think if you use any of the quality oils and change them at regular intervals most engines will serve you well. The question: following comments and recommendations on this forum, that I need an oil with a certain amou
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1 year ago
4speedoverdrive
I have used the self leveling product once. I like you was concerned about how it would work/turn out. When I poured the material I was on skimpy side and the floor did not get completely level. I used a glue down laminate and even with the floor not completely level it seemed to work out ok. It's been 10 years and the laminate is still stuck down and appears level.
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1 year ago
4speedoverdrive
I also was looking at this Corvair very hard. The pictures look real nice. I was scared off by the comments the lister makes about the floor pan. I sent him a question asking if he would be more specific and could provide pictures of the undercarriage. The lister never responded to me. The car is also a long distance from me so to pick it up or get it shipped would have been costly.
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1 year ago
4speedoverdrive
Many years ago I had an MGB and they had lever shock absorbers. The shocks leaked badly and I was constantly having to refill them. As a college student I couldn't afford to replace the shocks, so I filled them with STP, Worked great, they quit leaking and even stiffened up the ride.
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1 year ago
4speedoverdrive
My guess is that he was a proxy bidder and was contracted to bid on the stinger, white Corvairs are all the same right! If that was true, I bet the guy that contracted him to buy the car was doing backflips thinking he got a stinger for $20,500 until he found out it was just a Monza Convert. Good luck getting $21,000 for that car even if it is in great shape.
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4 years ago
4speedoverdrive
I guess you can have rear windscreens, but no rear windshields??
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4 years ago
4speedoverdrive
Seems to me the issue is not that there is a Corvair site on FB, but there are 4 Corvair sites on FB. There is "Corvair Society of America", "Corvair Trader", "Corvair" and "Corvair Owners Group". Just too many sites to visit, so I tend not to spend much time on these FB sites.
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4 years ago
4speedoverdrive
Great information, Thank you I was thinking there was a problem with the driver t-stat and had actually started looking for a replacement. Your information saved me time and money. I just had the Corvair out and about. 90 degrees here today. The temp gauge on the highway was pushing 240 or so. Around town it fell to around 230. The cylinder head temp was pretty stable at 250. I used
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4 years ago
4speedoverdrive
MattNall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > 1 Do you have lower shrouds and are the T-stats > working? > > 2 Where do you live? 1. I'll have to check for the lower shrouds. I'm pretty sure they are there, but never specifically looked for them. The passenger side T-stat seems to work ok. The driver side does not close all
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4 years ago
4speedoverdrive
I have a 66 Corsa Convertible and I quite often see 240-250 degrees running down the highway at 60-65 MPH. When I slow down the Oil temp will back off to 220 or so. I was kind of concerned when I first bought the car, but convinced myself that was normal for this car. The cylinder head temp is usually low, just off the left peg, I don't remember right now what the peg side of the cylinder
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5 years ago
4speedoverdrive
1. I'm located in Western Wisconsin. 2. The advice I got buying a Corvair is buy the best one you can, because if you restore one you will never get your money out of it. Not that's the reason for buying, but there's no sense losing a bunch of money either. The other advice was look for one with no rust, any rust means you don't know what is hiding in the inner panels.
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5 years ago
4speedoverdrive
23. New Guy
I just picked up a 66 Corsa Convertible a month or so ago and thought I would check in with this forum. I've been lurking here for some time while looking for the Corvair. If I can figure out how to attach a picture I will add one.
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