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7 days ago
BobV66Vair
I believe SCCA is changing the safety belt rule to require at least a 5-point harness to prevent submarining in a collision. if you put in seats with a high back, you can avoid a lot of head damaging scenarios. For racing, they must be a seat that allows the shoulder belts to come through the seatback. You need to carefully consider why your adding a roll bar. For sanctioned racing you will need
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8 days ago
BobV66Vair
In a dual MC the rear chamber runs the front brakes and the front chamber runs the rear brakes. The idea being that if one circuit fails, the other can stop the car. No major difference would be felt since both chambers are always working. A slight drop in the pedal would be because the bad circuit cased fluid to leak out of that circuit. You will feel something but the pedal should get you stopp
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8 days ago
BobV66Vair
There is a list of all Corvairs and parts for sale in another posting on this forum. It is near the top of the listings. That will show you what things are selling for.
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9 days ago
BobV66Vair
I thought the Turbo engine was not available with an automatic. Is this just a parts car? For that money it seems like it would be.
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9 days ago
BobV66Vair
Ken, what are the alternatives to the metallic shoes? I have not found anything that would stand up to performance braking.
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9 days ago
BobV66Vair
I am running them on all four wheels. No need for power brakes, they are easy to pedal. Much easier than the drum brakes were. I run a single 1-1/8" MC. I found that the extra fluid was needed to make the pedal stay higher under braking.
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9 days ago
BobV66Vair
Yes to Mel. We are now in the winter rainy season. It will last until July next year. You learn to pretend it's nice out and stay inside for 8 months. I put my driver in the garage since its down to freezing where I am.
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15 days ago
BobV66Vair
Finally send my 66 body to have the roll cage installed. A little progress, a lot of money!
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16 days ago
BobV66Vair
This is really interesting information. I am glad someone has the foresight and patience to put it together. I have always felt that unless Don Yenko ordered and built the car, it's not a highly prized Corvair. The cars that were jits sold by Yenko may be more valuable but not the super-high prices of the originals. Cars with tags that were just tags? Not so much for me. I am sure the owners of t
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20 days ago
BobV66Vair
Wow Tom! Would you mind showing more photos? I have long been curios about a water cooled Corvair. Did you keep or sell the car?
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21 days ago
BobV66Vair
Should slide together. Don't force it. Make 100% sure that they are in line and there is no force on the input shaft. It can be bent if any weight hangs on it. There are several input shafts. if you did not build the same unit you took apart, make sure you have the correct shaft. Also, make sure the input on the trans is flat. The bearing can protrude and that's a problem.
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21 days ago
BobV66Vair
I did away with the snorkel altogether and use 4 K&N filters. Amazon
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22 days ago
BobV66Vair
Seam seal can be removed by freezing it with dry ice. It then just breaks apart. For the rust, I use a heavy duty wire wheel on my drill motor, or on an air tool. Lots of layers.
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27 days ago
BobV66Vair
MMO helps burn off carbon deposits. If you have a lot of deposit, start the engine, run at high RPM and pour the MMO directly into the carb. It will smoke a lot but stop after just a few minutes. Carbon gone.
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30 days ago
BobV66Vair
The Le Mans race series owned the rights to that name and did sue GM, and won! No more Pontiac Le Mans.
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4 weeks ago
BobV66Vair
I would replace the clock and keep the vacuum gage. The vacuum is just part of the history of the dash. A cool, maybe useless, bit of information. I think GM was trying to find something to make it unique. Who needs a clock?
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5 weeks ago
BobV66Vair
Has anyone tried removing the part and checking it? I wonder if there are any visible signs of a problem. Has anyone then reinstalled it using the original directions to set it into the head as required? I was not real clear when I installed mine as to the proper depth. It worked initially so I figured I got it right, or it's very forgiving. Is it supposed to bottom out on the head?
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5 weeks ago
BobV66Vair
Nate Wolf has a hydraulic clutch on his Corsa. He gave me all the spec's for my race car to use one. He is a good resource if you want to ask him.
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5 weeks ago
BobV66Vair
Talk to Binnie. He will have the most experience and has probably tried many cam's.
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5 weeks ago
BobV66Vair
mine is a 140. Should I worry that the reading is low? I have no lower shrouds so I think it may run that cool. Still, 275 is barely running temp.
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5 weeks ago
BobV66Vair
It is a cut and welded gear. Bob Coffin made these back in the day and they can still be made if you can find the gears. 1-3 change to a closer ratio and final is still 1"1. I had one made for my race car last year. Rex Johnson put mine together after I got all the gears and had the input made. it is considered a "close" ratio transmission. If it's for sale, I would consider buying it as a spare.
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5 weeks ago
BobV66Vair
Interesting. Mine did a nice self-test from day one but only reads 275 degrees when the engine is hot. It can get to 290 but only under hard driving, like on a racetrack. I assumed that the temp was pretty close and I should only worry if it spiked. Now I am worried. I will contact Clark's and see what they say. I have very few miles on it.
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6 weeks ago
BobV66Vair
Just thinking about the bushings versus Heim joints. It seems to me that shock loads would be higher with urethane bushings and there is not chance for any rotational forces to be disbursed with them either. The Heim joints are metal but given how smoothly they move, in any angle, it seems they would be better than urethane. The rubber bushings flex but the Urethan do not. They should be about th
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6 weeks ago
BobV66Vair
I can help depending on the day/time. I am southwest of Portland but not too far to help. Mark offered our club and he knows all of us.
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6 weeks ago
BobV66Vair
I have a number of used push rods and rocker arms. I am not familiar with the 1960 engines but if you send me details so I can measure etc., I will check my stock. free to you if I have them.
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6 weeks ago
BobV66Vair
PMT bars work great. I think Summit has them. Far more adjustment and they don't bind.
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6 weeks ago
BobV66Vair
One bite at a time.
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6 weeks ago
BobV66Vair
Be sure to remove the front cowl piece to see rust under it. Much rust can form there and rust through to the interior, under the dash. That is a disaster so fix it now as suggested in the above posts. I like to use a rust convertor before sealing. POR15 has a kit that cleans, converts and seals. Costs a few dollars but does the trick. You can probably get the POR15 epoxy to fill the slam holes o
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6 weeks ago
BobV66Vair
Too many variables. Main, rod, wrist pin, cam and others. post a video of the sound and more details on when, exactly, it makes it.
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6 weeks ago
BobV66Vair
He is working through a large backlog and prefers to get caught up. He had some serious personal issues to deal with for nearly the last year. He expects to be back current this year and able to take work on a current basis. he is always very busy so his lead time exceeds a few months. he told me he gets over 100 emails a day and has to defer many of them or he would get nothing done in the shop.
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