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3 days ago
DOUG WARD
Sirsparksalot, although I have a turbo Corsa right now, back in the 70's I had a red hot 64 Monza convertible that I successfully slalom raced against the likes of Porscha 911's & blew their doors off. (There is a picture of it in "full song" in my signatere line) My 64 Monza had dual glasspac exhausts. It was the best sounding Corvair I ever heard. I put an equalizing pip
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3 days ago
DOUG WARD
Troy, you might want to get hold of Dave Binnie. He's in Canada. He has done a lot with blow thru 4 carb engines with turbo's. He is on this forum but I don't know his signature name. ( you might try 1-905-689-5799 ) I believe he has said that he has had the best performance using a stock turbo cam. Altho I see that Ray Sedman gets a lot of good reviews on his turbo cams. Ray recen
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9 days ago
DOUG WARD
Hi Zimby, I was in your neighborhood the other day & I think I found your house. Is your Corvair under a black cover ? Also is it the 2nd house, tan, with a number common to the size of a chevy V-8 . Doug Ward
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13 days ago
DOUG WARD
Hi Zimby. I also live in Orange. Just west of main st on Almond.I recently did a 3 year restoration on my 65 turbo Corsa. It does turn heads too ! It would be fun to get together & compare cars / notes. Do you live nearby ?
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15 days ago
DOUG WARD
I'm getting interested in the nash fan. Who is making it ? I would like to know availability & prices. Thanks.
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23 days ago
DOUG WARD
I need to correct my bragging. I hadn't read all 7 pages of posts. I see now that there are several 83 year old guys with similar Corvair histories. I don't feel so lonely at the top now. I'm in good company. Carry on, gang.
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23 days ago
DOUG WARD
HA ! I think I've got you all beat. I'm 81 1/2. I bought my 1st brand new car on December 25th, 1960. It was a 61 Monza coupe. it had the 1st year 4 speed trans. I've had numerous Corvairs thru the years, including the 61 Monza, a 61 Lakewood, a 62 Monza coupe with A/C & automatic, 3 Rampsides, a 64 Monza Convert that I slalom raced & did well against the 911's, Jags,&
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23 days ago
DOUG WARD
In my line of work, I deal with computerized pool control systems. They have relays to activate pumps, lights, etc. The most common fault when a circuit won't turn off is that the relay has burned its points & that circuit stays on.( the points weld themselves together) I replace the relay & all is good. A very common repair. Maybe you need a new relay.
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4 weeks ago
DOUG WARD
Hi Gary. I'm not computer savvy enough to send you pictures but I'll try to describe them for you. The spacer is a 1 inch long piece of 1/2 inch OD PVC tubing. The "U" bracket is a 1 inch wide piece of 1/8th inch thick piece of aluminum. It's 3 inches long. It's bent at each end 90 degrees, with the center section being 1 inch long. Put it in a vice & d
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5 weeks ago
DOUG WARD
If the carb rotaters are still available, I would like to have them. Please PM a reply. Thanks. Doug Ward
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6 weeks ago
DOUG WARD
Just to be sure, I refer to the turbine / shaft as the hot side. The one that the exhaust blows in to. The compressor would be the one that compresses the incoming air from the carburetor. I have a pretty complete 64 150 hp turbo. I have no idea what it might be worth. I would overhaul it & replace the seals too.
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6 weeks ago
DOUG WARD
I guess it's just how things go for me. The front & rear seat track fasteners on the inner side ( middle of the car) are studs that have nuts on them & the studs won't come out.. The 2 on the outer side are bolts. So I made a U shaped bracket for the inner front one, & got a longer bolt & made a 1" spacer for the outer one. 15 minute job turned into a 2 hour job. Bu
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6 weeks ago
DOUG WARD
Hi Eric, I knew that. The front attach area is a flat horizontal joint. Should I bend a bracket in a U shape & attach both ends of it, or should I make a solid 1 " spacer with a longer bolt to hold it together ? Whadya think ?
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6 weeks ago
DOUG WARD
This looks like a great project car. You can't find these kind of parts anymore. Price is very reasonable too.
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6 weeks ago
DOUG WARD
Hi guys. I want to tilt the front of the front seat up one inch in my 65 Corsa. I can't find any thing in the faq's.
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6 weeks ago
DOUG WARD
Robert, thanks for the info. Doug
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7 weeks ago
DOUG WARD
My wife & I were having a discussion about what future project We might engage & share in. On topic was " could I do another Corvair project ?" " Would she be able to share in the project ?" LSS we kind of landed on a Greenbriar camper van project. The biggest possible problem would be if the van could fit between the garage & the side fence, so it could be worked
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8 weeks ago
DOUG WARD
Is that Dave Motohead getting to his ranch ?
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2 months ago
DOUG WARD
When I did my dash pad on my 65 Corsa, I took the metal backing plate to the upholstery shop & they just gave me a scrap of black vinyl big enough to cover it. I replaced the padding foam & carefully stretched the new vinyl over it with contact cement. Used a heat gun to soften it in the corners. It turned out really nice. Good luck with yours.
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2 months ago
DOUG WARD
Al, I have had the exact same problem with my Perkins powered diesel engine in my boat. It's a Delco starter. I have had it rebuilt 2 times by reputable shops ( both shops replaced the solenoid with new ones.) Yup, they are both made in China. and also had it checked by a well known diesel shop. All 3 places tested it & it runs great on the bench. When I mount it to the engine, it just c
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2 months ago
DOUG WARD
I don't recall the ( what appears to be ) the rather large push on connector that comes from the coil. I think mine just has a stud, like the 12 volt connector has. Is that "strap" looking thing that is attached to the coil terminal the normal size that would take a standard push on fitting ? It's probably just my interpretation of what looks oversized in the picture. Thanks f
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2 months ago
DOUG WARD
What is the connector to the red terminal on the back of the tach ? Mine does not have that & it occasionally stops working. Any wiring experts out there that can ID it ? ( BTW, this might be a 1966 dash. The perimeter bright metal has been painted. My 65 Corsa has that area polished.) Maybe that will help ID the correct year & wiring difference. Doug
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2 months ago
DOUG WARD
Hi Richard, Yup, time flies, doesn't it. I personally benefited from your suggestions on how to refurbish & polish the aluminum trim, etc. while I was restoring my 65 Corsa. Doug Ward
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2 months ago
DOUG WARD
Hi Matt, scuze my stupidness but what is the scallop plate ? Doug
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2 months ago
DOUG WARD
Hi John. Yup, you have the bestest price. Can you email me so I can give you my address, etc ? Thanks. Doug
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2 months ago
DOUG WARD
I'm gonna have a camshaft reground to some special spec. I don't want to sacrifice my 180 turbo cam. Do any of you have a core that I could obtain without breaking the bank.? I'm thinking that most any late model worn out cam would work.
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2 months ago
DOUG WARD
Hi guys, back in the 1970's I had a 64 Monza convert that I slalom raced.( pretty successfully too ) One of the best features I liked about my engine was the great acceleration of the engine. I had ( if I remember correctly) a Schaefer aluminum flywheel. I think it weighed about 9 lbs. Do any of you old timers remember those ? are there any still around ? I'm pretty sure I know the pros
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2 months ago
DOUG WARD
Hi Mark, Correct ,me if I'm incorrect, but didn't Doolittle's raids consist of carrier launched B-25's ? I don't recall any of Doolittle's missions involving B-29's. I'm just a nit picker sometimes. Thank you and all of your relatives for your services and sacrifices.
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3 months ago
DOUG WARD
Does anyone have an extra GM T 180 exhaust valve that is still serviceable? I'll buy it if you do. Doug Ward
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