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2 days ago
cnicol
Eric wrote: "I think the best thing to do would be to create a legacy site. Simply take this forum and make it something like CorvairCenter-Archives.com, then make it "read only" like it is for anyone that's not registered, and start a whole new site under CorvairCenter.com." Craig replies: Sounds great, at least until we're sure the history is safe. Hopefully a n
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5 days ago
cnicol
Saxon Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Ahh, if there is too much axial play, then it would allow some bearings to slant inside the cup. Craig replies: Not really, the needles will tolerate quite a bit of axial play and still stay lined up. Most likely, someone took it apart at some time and lost a needle. A missing needle causes some of the needles to opera
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6 days ago
cnicol
Old magnesium casting "strikes again". It's amazing to me this isn't more common.
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11 days ago
cnicol
Based on the visible and excessive squeeze-out and your report of corner splitting, the oil pan bolts are clearly overtorqued. You only want to tighten until the gasket "just starts" to pooch out. Published torque values are for the oe type "hard paper" gaskets.
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12 days ago
cnicol
Wow that's cool! I've never seen one let alone an NOS one!
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12 days ago
cnicol
If you resoak it in oil well before installation, you should be able to reuse it on the same two parts. OTOH, if you have a new spare and can afford $2.85 for a new one, the new one "might" work better.
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12 days ago
cnicol
'65 Mid-harness connector is for the backup light switch. 3sp switch connects there directly, the 4-sp switch also connects there but has about a 4' lead because the switch is on the transmission.
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12 days ago
cnicol
Do you know their application?
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15 days ago
cnicol
Maybe this is more clear:Click here and scroll down to '66 Supplement error on SPECIFICATIONS Page 4
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15 days ago
cnicol
I'm going to call that 45 ft-lb value a mistake; it's nearly double the standard value for a 3/8" coarse thread grade 5 bolt! In our application the crankcase threads are going to yield before the bolt fails. It's your car so your call but there's no way I would torque those studs to 45 ft-lbs. The strength comes more from shear than clamping anyway.
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15 days ago
cnicol
I think that's quite a high figure and likely to pull the studs out of the engine cases. Looking in the '66 Supplement on SPECIFICATIONS page 4, there's no obvious call-out for the bracket-to-case bolts but their size and construction is similar to the bracket-to-transmission which is listed at 25 lb-ft. The two vertical nuts are listed at 30 ft-lbs.
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18 days ago
cnicol
Funny about the pix. I remember seeing them. If you've only posted here, the pix have vanished for some reason. Maybe I saw them on another forum?
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19 days ago
cnicol
'65 service manual says 55-65 ft-lbs for regular wheel nut torque.
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21 days ago
cnicol
Head gaskets install dry 5 ft-lb increments won't hurt anything I would use motor oil or better-yet anti-seize on the threads I don't think it's wise to leave out the barrel-to-block gaskets. There won't be a noticeable effect on the compression ratio and you would be mighty sad to have an oil leak there if one were to happen. Before engine assembly, I test to 35#.
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22 days ago
cnicol
Sure sounds like your clutch isn't releasing. While adjustment may help, there's a chance something in the clutch is mechanically failing. Cable? One of the clutch levers? Pressure plate? Disc itself? Pilot bearing? Any one of these will cause the clutch to have some "drive" into the transmission and the synchros aren't designed for that.
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25 days ago
cnicol
I have used one and it fit and looked great.
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27 days ago
cnicol
Note that there is no "one best camshaft" for Corvair. The cam determines the character of the engine and the character should match the vehicle's application. Once you describe the application, then there might be a "best cam" for that use. My "go to" for a street/performance 140 with headers and a manual transmission is either an Erson 280 or Otto OT-20.
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27 days ago
cnicol
JerryM Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- "I had a 140 PG with a 3839891+4 degree retard crank gear converted the car to manual trans and 10.25 static CR, it could run circles around the 2304'd stock 140 I now have." Craig replies: 2nd design mid '65 PG140 used the very mild 889 cam with retarded cam-timing to literally "rev it up"
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4 weeks ago
cnicol
19. Re: Si
PM sent with my contact info for Si Johnson. I hope it's still valid.
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4 weeks ago
cnicol
"E" in the upper right is the interior paint color code. "E" indicates black interior paint.
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4 weeks ago
cnicol
playerpage Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > 20 hour drive. HMMmMMMmmmmmMMMmmmmm.................... And Eric, you're the proven choice for Corvair road trips!
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4 weeks ago
cnicol
$10k+ Deep-seat tri-port heads $3k Nash fan $1500 Fresh everything else $4k Just this short list is $8500 Is there such a thing as a reverse Nash fan?
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4 weeks ago
cnicol
playerpage Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Any advantages to a Mallory over stock? Or have I just started a flame war? Craig replies: The Unilite distributor features an electronic pickup similar to Pertronix so whatever benefit one attaches to "no more points wear, no worries about dwell" carries over to the Unilite. I purchased a new Unilite d
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4 weeks ago
cnicol
Are all of your engine shrouds in place? Are the damper doors fully open? Is the compressor feeding the higher of the two fittings on the condenser (when the lid is closed)?
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5 weeks ago
cnicol
My 61 rampside is similar to the middle one except it reads "FLARESTAT 105". I've also seen the triple bow tie version.
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5 weeks ago
cnicol
Ditto on the cylinder stud interference. That has been the hang-up for me every time.
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5 weeks ago
cnicol
Nicely done, Mark!
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5 weeks ago
cnicol
Well that sucks. The good news is it's obviously fixable. I hope all parties involved were not injured.
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5 weeks ago
cnicol
spike59 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > i need one back up light and one tail light with all the chrome on it . thanks much Gordon The outer ring "Chrome" is part of the housing so if you want that, what you're looking for is a "Taillight lens and housing". If you just want the lens with the cross-bar, that would be a taillight
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5 weeks ago
cnicol
May I suggest editing your title to be more specific? With that you're more likely to find what you want as well as saving folks from clicking or avoiding your WTB request. It's a win-win
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