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7 weeks ago
boyd
OK, this is kind of stupid, but I have to share this. The reason you guy didn't really get the answer is because you didn't have all the information. I wasn't hiding it, I just didn't think of it till now. I'll keep it as short as possible. when I built this buggy, I was 15 years old (I'm 69 now). So back in 1968. My Dad was a "Master Mechanic Iron worker&q
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7 weeks ago
boyd
Because I have "usually" had very good luck with adjusting them "hot". I have had problems adjusting them cold in the past. I think that is a matter of personal opinion. some hot, some cold. I just know it works for me. I am going to put it all back together today (VALVE COVER), then run it. I'll take the old lifter apart also and look inside. I'll try to
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7 weeks ago
boyd
OK, I replaced the one lifter and put it all back together. I was suprised the lifter cam out as easy as it did. the old lifter looked brand new (mainly because it was band new. Also, I remember replacing all the rocker nuts, so that would remove the idea that they could possibly be "backing off". Which is not what was happening. Adjusted the rockers using a very thin gauge and w
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8 weeks ago
boyd
I have forgot, how do you adjust lifters for the first time (cold) to get the engine started so I can adjust them running and hot? I forgot. It's on cylinder #1, so I assume I need to get #1 to top dead center (which is easy). Then??????? Boyd
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8 weeks ago
boyd
Frank DuVal Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I would adjust it to the first quiet spot, add 3/4 of a turn put the cover back on and drive it for the rest of the year! That 3/4 turn is still within the lifter's range. Now, if it misses continuously, not just the miss for a few seconds and recovers) then back off slightly. > > > QuoteBoyd >
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8 weeks ago
boyd
v8vair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I would let the motor cool and adjust the lifter per manual, then crank it and let it idle for 30 minutes, then gradually blip the throttle and hold it at a higher Idle . It should come to life, I would put fresh oil in it too > Does anyone think GM adjusted valves running at the end of the assembly line ? Well, I
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8 weeks ago
boyd
rfw66 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Before you go to all the trouble to change one lifter I would simply use a new rocker nut! Any of them can loose their self locking ability. I would give that a try because it is the easiest to do. Hopefully one rocker nut will be your fix. I have left the socket on the extension on the ratchet wrench during that time
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8 weeks ago
boyd
One thing is, when the lifter is adjusted, it runs for a few second (around 20 or so), then it starts chattering again. If I undo it (while running) all the way open chattering a lot, I can adjust it again till it stops chattering. Then it runs for around 20 seconds then chatters. I adjust it again (from that point) and it stops. Again, for about 20 seconds. I can keep doing this till there
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8 weeks ago
boyd
I've done that first. and second. It will not stop clattering even if I take it for a drive. there must be something wrong with that lifter. The others are fine.
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8 weeks ago
boyd
Peek Yes, all Corvair. No VW anywhere. Boyd
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8 weeks ago
boyd
11. Lifters
Hi all, it has been a year or so sense I was here with lifter problems in my buggy (Corvair). Now after driving only2 miles last year and it sitting, I got my knees working again and decided to go out for a drive. But, the lifters are clacking....again. This time I removed the valve cover and adjusted the lifters on the passenger side of the engine. All sounds good then ....slowly, the clatter
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1 year ago
boyd
I have slotted mags on the front. They have 4 lug slotted 13" mags with 4 hole. I'm not looking for slotted mags for the front. I have them already. I wanted to change the front spindles, backup plates,bearings, and drums to make it 5 lug like the back. BEFORE I did that, I wanted to see if I could find 5-Lug, 13", 5-spoke mags. I want 5 spoke mags (like the rear) all the way
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1 year ago
boyd
Ok, pulled the left rear tire and drum off. It was apparent to me that the brake cylinder was stuck. On both sides! That will do it. So I removed everything and cleaned it and put in a new cylinder in. I figured why I was doing it, do both sides.''The front seem to be working OK so I left them alone for now. Put it all back together and bled out the fluid and adjusted the rear brake
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1 year ago
boyd
Question #3: Are these after market distributors (billet aluminum) really worth the price. I know they "look good", but I really love playing around with "points".
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1 year ago
boyd
Vairismo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > To get. the five lug front hubs you can install the 65 and up front spindles, hubs and brakes complete. I'm looking for "rims" first before doing all that work on the spindles. I need to find 13" mags 5 spoke if they even exist. No point to going to 5 lug if there are no rims at 13". I w
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1 year ago
boyd
American Mel Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Sounds like it may be dirty. > Something floating around in there plugging it up. > Maybe pull it and clean it. > How long was your "drive"? > Long enough to get it really good and warmed up? > Or just a quick fling around the block? Not a quick drive. Maybe 3 miles total.
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1 year ago
boyd
Thought of one more Question: I adjusted the rockers (which I have done many times before) and I had to do them "running" this time. On #3 intake, I backed it off till it chattered and then tightened it up slowly till it stopped clacking. Then turned it slowly 1/2 turn. It worked great, but after about 20 seconds, it starts clacking again. I can give it another 1/4 turn and it stops, t
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1 year ago
boyd
I have a few questions. I finally got my Buggy on the road this week.I didn't remember how much I missed it. It's all 1963 Corvair Monza from the front end to the rear suspension and drive train. Except the rear axles and Brake drums are from a Corvair Van. That gives me a "wider stance" and 5 lugs. Question #1: When I got out on the road, I tried to stop and the right rea
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1 year ago
boyd
In the future I'd like to go to a 140hp and an automatic trans. Don't need all the power (I have enough!). But I like the looks of the 140. And the older I get, the less I like shifting! LOL Darryl
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1 year ago
boyd
Phil Dally Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You are drilling the flange where wheel studs are, not the spindle. Best probably to find a machine shop who can index the 5 holes equally around the flange plus hole needs to be precise diameter so the new wheel studs are pressed into the holes correctly.< I like this idea and it is "simpler" to do.
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1 year ago
boyd
66vairman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I agree with Craig N. Just bolt in an LM front end. Bigger sway bar, lower camber eccentrics are easier to work with, etc. > > I do remember an article were a fellow with an EM wagon bolted in the LM suspension, but he wanted to keep the original 4 lug wheels and drums. He said the EM spindles bolted up to th
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1 year ago
boyd
cnicol Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Or you can get an entire LM front suspension and just bolt it in. There are no modifications required. As a bonus you get bigger brakes, sway bar, and cam-adjust (rather than shim-adjust) front camber.< Can't do that. This is in a Dune Buggy and that front end is now a part of the frame and welded on. So, not
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1 year ago
boyd
MattNall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Just weld up one hole and re-drill for 5lug! You can do it at home. Drill press makes it even easier.< Matt, I get plugging the one hole and re-drilling the 5 new holes. but, is it that easy? How about centering for balance? Also, I hear the spindles are "very hard" and difficult to drill. Is tha
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1 year ago
boyd
I have a buggy that is ALL Corvair. I have Van rear axles on it so they are 5 lug. I have 4 lug front end. I want to "match all the wheels with the same rims. I have 5 spoke on the rear (15" 5 lug on large rear tires) and 4 lug dish rims aon narrow tires. I want to change up the front to 5 lug spoke to match (or close) to the rears (and 13"). So, I understand the front ends
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2 years ago
boyd
Some wanted to see the entire car....sorry
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2 years ago
boyd
Some photos. I updated the engine and seats and shifter this year. New Front Seats (look like the old ones! LOL) But, a little "wider" LOL
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2 years ago
boyd
You know, I keep getting jerked around by different people on the horse power. But Here is what I know. Engine #T0301YN = 98 TO 102 HP Head #3813516 = 102 HP So I guess I have a 102 HP engine 145 CUI. I was told when I was younger it was a 110hp. That was wrong. Not sure if it is worth it to get the extra HP from a 140hp / 4 carb engine. I have (like I said) a 150 hp spider
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2 years ago
boyd
You are right! Concord, CA. I just don't want to pay $1,000 for an engine I have to re-build. I can find all sorts of 2 carb engines out here. I even have a Spider in my sandrail. But pulling it out is not an option as it has a reversing cam (and other parts) so it can match up to the VW tranny or I would. That and I don't want a "single exhaust on a buggy that this is going
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2 years ago
boyd
Exactly what is the difference between a Monza 1963 engine and a 140 hp LM engine. what are the differences. Can a early model block be made into a 140 hp? Or is there a huge difference that would mean a lot of machining or it wouldn't be strong enough? I've been looking for a 140 hp engine and every time I find one (in my price range), it gets scooped up. I'm not payi
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2 years ago
boyd
Any difference between a Auto and a stick engine? I see a 140hp engine for sale and it is listed as a automatic transmission engine. It doesn't have anything past the crank, so no plate or torque converter. So, what's the difference? Boyd
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