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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
The difference in tools are ease of use and quality of the finished product. Typically, the more it costs, the better the tool. I have a new 37 degree flare tool, new in the package, if anyone wants to buy it.
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
it is important for anyone posting results to clearly state what type of Dyno was used. Not brand but engine, tire, hub. Wildly different results for the same engine. So many other factors are important, not just HP peak. HP peak is more about ego than actual automotive results. Sand rails put out lots of HP but blow up after a handful of runs if not rebuilt.
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
45 degree double flare. Don't buy a cheap bar type flare tool. Buy the one that is a cylinder shape, actually hexagon so you can tighten it to the base. Worth the little extra money. Worth it. I use a vice to hold the base tightly, then flare. Amazon
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
Anyone run a crankcase vacuum pump? I have seen them on big engines and they seem to work well. No replacement for leaking rings though.
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
Gary has it right for the rear springs. There are a number of things that will hinder it but you can deal with them one at a time. Otherwise, rent a coil spring compressor and do it right. That should make it less difficult to get them out. On the front, as long as your renting the coil spring compressor use it!. I mage my own out of a long piece of 1/2" all-thread long enough to replace
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
Colorsarge Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Bob V. You are correct. Never said it had an external regulator. I erroneously used a one wire alternator. The prongs for the regulator were bridged together. It was incorrect for my application. > > Thanks Fred! Sorry, I misread the post. Glad I was a little helpful anyway.
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
Sapphire can be molded. Probably kind of expensive!
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
The 10SI alternator does NOT use an external regulator. It has one built in. You can easily find the correct wiring in our FAQ or with an easy search of the internet.
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
Geez mikecee, take it easy. This forum is for conversations about Corvair's and we try to act nicely.
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
Funny. A lot of money for a spoof. I assume there is a real car they are releasing.
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
Pull the inside panel off the door and get a look at the mechanism. You can likely get the door open from that side. Don't risk damaging the door with brute force. IMHO
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
Last report I saw was for about an inch of rain in Portland over the storm. I'll stay indoors anyway. I was in Florida once when a tropical storm sent bands over my area. It rained almost a foot in 15 minutes, that's a storm!
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
This pan would require a longer oil pickup. Longer than even a 2-quart would need.
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
Dimmable or lower lumen bulbs.
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
When your wife is out of town. It's the age old conundrum, wife or Corvair? The Baxters auto parts here has a machine shop. They will degrease a pile for not much money.
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
He is lucky. Most of those injuries lead to loss in all four limbs. Medicine today is amazing, they will have him up in no time. I'm thinking of him and wishing all good things for him. Oddly, I just had those two vertebrae fused in June. I was losing feeling and the neurosurgeon fixed it up.
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
It looks like there is a lot of adjustment left to extend the rod. About an inch if I am seeing correctly. Why not just adjust the rod using the available threads?
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
Vapor Lock? You mean the fuel filters in the carburetors, correct? Did you change one or both? If it's an in-line filter, are you 100% that you have it in the correct direction? They usually have an arrow pointing the direction of flow. Finally, if none of those, a defective filter. They are cheap, try another.
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
Never Forget. I was scheduled to be in Dubai that week but could not get a visa in time. Thank God for that. it's too bad we left Afghanistan exactly how we found it 20 years ago. Remember those who lost their lives.
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
He's lived a long, fruitful life. I guess he would rather die than quit.
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
Replace the metal line and the hose. They are both corroded and not safe. Then do the same for the other side. It is just as old!
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
If you do replace all the bulbs, perhaps consider the LED bulbs made to replace the incandescent. They are bright and last forever in a Corviar. Well maybe not forever but 20+ years! Also, be carful as you remove the dash, there are a lot of brittle, old wires there to get pulled loose. Those little bulbs go into the metal frame of each gauge to hold them in and ground them. If they get tugged
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
It looks like a cool project. I assume that motor has many speed upgrades available so you can do them in the future, once the need for speed takes over! Can you raise the motor/trans up a bit so the car rides lower? lower is usually better for any competition car.
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
X2. Before you tear into things change that bulb, or at least test the old one.
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
Consider using Gross inlet valves. They work well and don't wear out.
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
I may be wrong. The PP looks pretty toasted. Good as a core though. The clutch plate was put in backwards at some point. The rivets are ground badly. Core I am not terribly familiar with the aluminum flywheel but it look pretty badly worn on the friction surface. The metallic discs put a lot of wear into the flywheel. They can also crack so maybe clean it and look closely
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
If memory serves, and it often doesn't, Clarks has drawings of this in their catalog.
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
I am not the maker. I just posted this as one possible route Eric might take, not me. Chuck Sadek made mine. Contact him and try to sweet talk him. If not, maybe he will share his spec's with you.
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
If you can get 10 people who want one, you might be able to convince the people who made the last bars to make another run. I know some of the racers have made really big bars, maybe one of them would make you one.
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1 year ago
BobV66Vair
I had heard that GM did not offer the 140 in 1969. Is that true? Seems like it's not with Dave's car.
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