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2 days ago
Richard
Original 34 & 37 Amp 10DN external regulated alternators.
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5 weeks ago
Richard
Personally, I think that would be a hell of a lot nicer and more useful as a real truck than a rat rod crap.
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6 weeks ago
Richard
Are there usually many air cooled cars other than Porsche?
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2 months ago
Richard
On your other thread about this same daydream, you stated 100" CA (Cab-to-Axle) on your chassis. An 8' dually bed has 56" CA distance. Have you found a sleeper that measures 43-44"?
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2 months ago
Richard
vairman66, didn't you mean that to read "10.5-12.5 Amps @ 10V. Initially when you turn the key, the Pull-in + the Hold-in windings will draw the 42-49 Amps @ only slightly less than the 12.5 Bat voltage. 12 gauge works fine, because the two coils together, draw the 42 Amps for maybe 2 milliseconds. When the plunger disc shorts the two posts, the motor begins to spin, drawing 280 A
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2 months ago
Richard
>>"As the World Turns"<< Isn't that a daytime drama. This thread is more a comedy of errors. >> once the solenoid is engaged it gets some power from the motor terminal to take some of the load off of the ignition switch<< >> two windings, boost and hold. The second one is grounded through the armature until the armature gets the real 12v<
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3 months ago
Richard
>>We deal with the same thing on the Early Broncos all the time. Where 70a is considered the safe limit for the original 10ga charge wire, running<< I didn't know this was a fnord forum. You might take a look at 1960's Chevy truck wiring. The drawing below is for my '67 GMC. I removed all of the non-essential wiring to show only the wiring for the Ammeter gauge. (An
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3 months ago
Richard
>> higher output alternator, ................ in the 60 or 65 amp range or below. If you want more, ................. up-size the wire slightly to 8ga.<< You are going in the wrong direction there, with needlessly oversized wire. You need to be looking at Shunts mounted independently of the Meter. Both pictures posted above by Matt, show independent or Remote Shunts along wit
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3 months ago
Richard
>>I DID correctly spice in to the red one going to the switch.<< That doesn't explain your wiring any better. Do you think you could explain in a little more detail what you did. The Ammeter has to be installed into the charging circuit. Sorry. I'm a little slow pushing my send button, so what Craig said.
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3 months ago
Richard
There should never be a need for a diode in an SI Alternator conversion. The '65 and newer Corvair will have the resistor in the dash harness wiring. The existing Sensing wire and the Existing Exciter simply need to be connected to the SI Alt instead of the old external regulator. It should look like this first drawing. The second drawing gives you a better idea of how the resistance
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3 months ago
Richard
The wiring diagram above is wrong in so many ways. Would someone please remove that diagram before someone copies it. Pictured below is the solid state regulator used in SI alternators. Terminals #1 and #2 protrude through the back of the case. Terminal #2 is labeled S for Sensing. It connects to the Battery to monitor battery voltage. Terminal #1 is labeled L/Trio. The Trio connects to t
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3 months ago
Richard
Every hole in that pan is dimpled and deformed. Not repairing that damage is unacceptable for any engine rebuild. Makes me question the rest of the rebuild.
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4 months ago
Richard
4 months ago
Richard
There's something missing in that picture in the original post. Hard to believe no one has mentioned it.
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4 months ago
Richard
>>Pauter rods are nice - $1500 for a set of 6 Corvair-specific.<< Pauter makes Alum rods for some applications, but I couldn't find them for Corvair. $1500 will get you Chrome Moly. I'd actually like to see a picture of any Corvair Alum rod. Aluminum rods require massive big ends and there just simply isn't enough room between the crank throw and the cam on a Co
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4 months ago
Richard
>> living in southern Iowa << A google search shows several Junior Colleges with welding classes. Learn how to weld correctly. Learn what equipment works best for you. Many Welding Supply Stores offer discounts for welding students.
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4 months ago
Richard
I am anxiously awaiting richard 1's answer to the "0w-40 Mobil 1 European formula" I have a 6.4 Ram and Dodge specifies "0w-40 Pennzoil Ultra platinum", MS-12633 or equivalent. Pennzoil also has a 0w-40 Platinum Euro. Dodge says not to use the Euro in the 6.4 Hemi. Hoping hear Richard's comments about this. These oils are the ones you see Pennzoil advertisin
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4 months ago
Richard
Used primarily in Corvette, but possibly Cad. It's a Semiconductor Voltage Regulator. The square rectangular area covers a relay for use with Gen Light. Other version without relay is used with vehicles using Amp Gauge.
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5 months ago
Richard
>>The YH's are 'poor man's' Weber's to us.<< Sure. The Carter "Y" series carb included YF, YFA and the YH. All are simple 1bbl carbs and only the YH is for horizontal use. Some Webbers are side draft, mounted horizontally. From your first post. >>A carburetor is idle,cruise and power circuits plus accelerator pump.<< That's
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5 months ago
Richard
If you really need the extra Amperage and know how to swap the fan and front case half, you might consider this. Use a higher amperage 10DN and you don't have to mess with the wiring. Swap the Corvair specific Alternator parts and reinstall as original. No need to hack up the original wiring.
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5 months ago
Richard
FLSteve said, "I have seen that car". That should mean more than what anyone else has to say about the car. Kyle_in_Mich says, "If that is overpriced for a good original A/C car," Did you look at the pictures? The AC components are factory pieces, but obviously not a factory installation. I would think that in FL, AC would be a prized addition, but just not an origin
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6 months ago
Richard
Try a Flexible Magnet Pick-Up Tool. If that doesn't work, replace all the bolts with extra long through bolts as Matt suggested.
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6 months ago
Richard
>> The newer (new NEC code) four plug 220VAC single phase has four wires, L1,(Black or Red) L2,(Black or Red) N,(White) G, Green in your lead wire and bare copper in the box).<< Does this apply to sub-panels where the Neutral and Ground are not Bonded?
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6 months ago
Richard
X2 Archived pictures from those photo hosting sites are disappearing from this and other forums. Every Windows version since Win 1.0 has had Microsoft Paint or paintbrush. Paint is very easy to use for resizing. It's always been there and will probably be there longer than the next photo hosting anyone chooses to use.
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6 months ago
Richard
>> I think it's a bit uncool to post the link. They need subscribers.<< Sharing one issue isn't exactly giving away the farm. Corvanatics does more than that on their own. You can view most of their Newsletters clear back to 1972. Sharing a newsletter is like a welcome mat. This is who they are, so come on in. A lesson I've always felt CORSA could learn from
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7 months ago
Richard
>> can always find sloppy, hokey or otherwise cheaply restored vans...<< >>Until values increase I doubt that will change.<< It is BECAUSE values increase that you do see sloppy, hokey cheaply restored vehicles.
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7 months ago
Richard
Yes Dave, it works and works well. The mushrooming on the end of the shaft is an indication of hard you have to work to make it work. it is also an indication of the pounding the crank thrust bearing has to endure. I do understand the hundreds of pilot bearings it took to get that shaft mushroomed, but think about how soft the bearing shoulders are in comparison. Try a tap, you'll like i
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7 months ago
Richard
As others have said, I too have used grease for years on all kinds of engines, without failure. After trying the use of a tap as Steve Goodman and Matt mentioned on this forum years ago, it's impossible to compare the simplicity of the use of a tap. I can't imagine even a specialized puller operating with any less fuss.
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