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10 days ago
Richard
>>The company sandblast all of the parts.....Problem with that is you don't get a smooth finish. C and R plating does a really nice job on zinc plating.<< The Zinc can be built up and sanded and polished to a smooth surface. If you sand through, you can add more zinc and polish again. I plated the parts on this 1934 Emerson SeaGull about 12 years ago with the Eastwood kit. Th
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10 days ago
Richard
>>....., inspect it, then stand in front with a bullhorn to publicly share your criticisms of the car?<< The BaT page says there were 46 comments. Assuming 6 were posted offers and I see 1 from ralf-who, so that leaves 39 comments from guys blowing their horn, publicly, about a vehicle they are not bidding on. They don't have a dog in the hunt, yet many of you think their opin
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12 days ago
Richard
I bought this Zinc kit years ago for half the current price, but it does work well for small parts.
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18 days ago
Richard
You could always build your own. Uses old wheel chair motors.
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20 days ago
Richard
>>The seller said that the car has around 60k miles on the odo,<< More like 160k or 260k. Sounds like dropped seat to me as well.
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4 weeks ago
Richard
Smokey Yunick built inline six Hudson engines with turned pistons for driver Herb Thomas and won the 1952 Nascar Championship. He later did the same with Chevy V8 engines.
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4 weeks ago
Richard
Standard rotation on the right, Reverse rotation on the left. Hard to see as I lost a lot in the file reduction. At the bottom of the picture, both cams have the #1 Intake facing up, toward the camera. The 1-2 Exhaust lobe is to the right, in the picture on the standard cam. The 1-2 Exhaust lobe is to the left, in the picture on the reverse rotation cam.
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4 weeks ago
Richard
I didn't care for lace panels back in the 70's when it was popular. There may have even been a few Corvairs painted that way in those days. It doesn't fit with most peoples taste today, at least here on this side of the pond.
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4 weeks ago
Richard
IROC = International Race of Champions Emphasis on International as, "The drivers invited were from a broad range of racing disciplines: Indy cars, NASCAR, Formula One, sports car racing, and on occasion, sprint car racing". The cars, all prepared by the same team included Porsche for 1 year, Camaro for 12, Dodge for 6 and Pontiac Trans Am for 11 years. So what does IROC have to
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5 weeks ago
Richard
I walked past it yesterday and took several pictures of this really nice Corvair Rampside with AC. Carbon fiber panels that resemble a Corvair, glued onto a used Camaro with panel bond doesn't light my fire. It is well done, but it's still just a Camaro.
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5 weeks ago
Richard
Guys, in #3 he said he was setting the dist at 12* BTDC. In #1, he was just letting us know, he knew to set it at TDC compression and not TDC exhaust. He's got this. I just added that it is a good idea to rotate the engine while priming the oil pump to fill the lifters and that priming the fuel system helps for a very quick startup.
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5 weeks ago
Richard
1) Tru TDC - generally called TDC Compression 2) Prime oil pump - done while turning engine by hand two turns. This is the time to check for oil leaks. 3) rotate the distributor until the light just comes on - called Static Timing. I just use a spare spark plug on wire #1, Key ON, turn dist until plug fires. The test light is a common VW bug timing method. 4) Wrap rag around air nozzle s
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7 weeks ago
Richard
>>150 each is a fair price if you need them. If you do not need them 25-50 bucks each.<< That, I think is a honest statement, but unfortunately doesn't reflect the seller mentality on this forum.
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2 months ago
Richard
>>You pull the vacuum line off if you want to disable the vacuum advance......<< YOU PULL IT OFF AND PLUG IT!!! Meaning the carb port, in case you aren't sure. You started this thread with the title. "Vacuum leak speeds up engine?" That has nothing to do with the ridiculous topic of using manifold vacuum to create an off-idle retard
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2 months ago
Richard
Getting back to the original poster, >>I noticed that if I have the FULL vacuum line off on my right carb, the engine speeds up?<< What was the rpm before you pulled it? What was the rpm after you pulled it? What were you trying to determine by pulling the vacuum line off?
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2 months ago
Richard
I am quite sure as everyone promises that we won't be loosing anything. Show me a so called "modern forum", that doesn't have pop-ups about cookies and ribbons of advertisements. Advertisements, top, bottom, within the threads and pop-up advertisements coming in from both sides. You're not going to get less, you are going to get so much more. Go over and look at
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2 months ago
Richard
Congrats!
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2 months ago
Richard
In May you had some kind of carb problem with a Power Valve block-off and jetting change. Did you ever get that sorted, before you pulled the transaxle? Four years ago you had questions about your PCV setup. You had Manifold Vacuum for the dist. at C. Dash Vacuum Gauge at B. Ported vacuum. You don't have choke? AS I assume you have the choke tied open, have you checked to see if it h
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2 months ago
Richard
And this thread isn't closed? A guy just threatened to punch a guy out, simply because he is confident his way of posting images is the only true way of doing it. Hang in there Mel. New guys that have all the answers generally fade into history in short order. gggg
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2 months ago
Richard
>>It is said to have been applied to only about 1 percent of all Chevys<< I think that is more opinion than fact. I recall Evening Orchid Impala's were very common. It might be that I took notice of the EO Impala's, because my Sister bought a New '65 EO Corsa. After about two years you couldn't tell my Sisters had started to fade until you opened the doors or
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2 months ago
Richard
What is that screen capture for? What kind of broser are oyu using. >>The wire is attached to the firewall on the left and to the spade terminal on the regulator on the back right side.<< The spade terminal is for a condenser. Not a ground connection. The ground wire is attached with a sheet metal screw to the base.
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2 months ago
Richard
I don't recall what this guys name is, but he has pictures and description of his brake setup for 13" wheels. Others may know who he is. I only seem to be able to link to his Home page.
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2 months ago
Richard
>> Same results on #3 test - "an open circuit between "F" terminals. Since both connectors and wires are new I don't understand?<< Step 3; Pin #4 on the Regulator plug will have 12 volts Ign Sw. ON. Terminal F on the Alt (Delcotron) connects to the Field Winding (Rotor) and then to ground. The Lamp should glow. Are you saying it is not?
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2 months ago
Richard
Maybe I didn't explain the horn relay very well. 6Y-7, fig. 6c is borrowed from other GM manuals. Many front engine GM cars have the horn relay on the firewall, behind the engine. In fig 6c, The battery, the Alternator, the Regulator and the Ignition Sw. are ALL connected directly to the horn relay. This is how many Front Engine cars were wired. NOT CORVAIRS. 6Y-7 just wanted you to r
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3 months ago
Richard
>>I found a bad connection/wire from the alternator to the regulator. Changed the testing to all good but did not alter the dash light situation.<< You mentioned changing the alternator-to-regulator wires in this thread and the old thread. It might not hurt to double check those connections. #2 on the Reg, goes to R on the Alt. F on Reg, goes to F on Alt.
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3 months ago
Richard
From your post above. >> Manual page 6Y-6, item 2 .. "connect a voltmeter from junction block on horn relay to ground at regulator base".<< In the 60's on many GM cars, they used the horn relay as a junction block or Buss Bar as a central location to tie a bunch of 12V leads together. The text and 67-7, fig 6c is simply borrowed from other GM manuals. Forget the
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3 months ago
Richard
Wait!! Wait!! Wait!! Please don't disappoint. Throw them away immediately.
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3 months ago
Richard
For the last 100 years, So Calif has been sucking the water out of the rest of the state and from Colorado. There are 10,000 illegal immigrants a day coming into this country and many of which come to So Cal. 10,000's of legal immigrants, plus Newson is the first to accept refugees from Ukraine, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Haiti, or any place the wind blows sideways. You can't
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3 months ago
Richard
>>It’s supposed to have a 1” bore like the original single.<< Measure the new MC and the old one. Then you 're not guessing or assuming.
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3 months ago
Richard
A couple of detailed installations.
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