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3 days ago
gwrench
I found deflashing the heads to be time consuming. It was my first time so that was part of it, but it was also awkward to see and hard on my back. I had to take numerous breaks and mess around with lights to see what needed done. Have the pushrod tube Orings been updated? They're not upper engine but worth doing if they're original.
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4 weeks ago
gwrench
The average person doesn't know where the real engine is. I can imagine getting some laughs out of that. "You think my car is slow? Let me show you the engine!"
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4 weeks ago
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4 weeks ago
gwrench
Grills have been located, thanks!
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4 weeks ago
gwrench
AZ Troy Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > Have you considered having your panel chrome plated, masking off the grille area, & then re-painting the panel body color? > > You would have the shiniest grills of anyone, even more shiny than my one set that was polished. That's a different idea, might be more complicated than I am wishing
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5 weeks ago
gwrench
I've been too late to grab the last few that I've seen here, so I'm trying a different tactic. I have a 65 Monza in original Cameo Beige. The back end looks pretty plain with body color all over. I'm thinking the Corsa grills are what I'm looking for. Do you have any for sale? Please let me know. I don't need show car quality, just a little more sparkle. I'
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6 weeks ago
gwrench
Congratulations!
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7 weeks ago
gwrench
I never heard of a Yenko Vega, that's interesting. There's a guy in town with a Cosworth Vega. It's a little rusty now but still has original stripes and wheels. It reminds me of the SHO Taurus with the Yamaha V6. A very interesting engine in a forgettable car.
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2 months ago
gwrench
Subject to change, I'm sure, but the synthetic blend is cheaper than the conventional so that's what I would get.
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2 months ago
gwrench
I would start with the cable too. But in my situation lubing and then changing the cable had no effect. The speedometer itself was a little dry which I could feel by spinning the little nub on the back with my finger. I put some Fluid film on my finger and worked it in around that little nub. It's been working fine for about a year now.
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3 months ago
gwrench
The good news is that you have a relatively cheap thing to fix that can make a real difference in how your car runs. Mine wasn't that loose but changing to a snug dual bushing housing really helped, especially at higher rpms. In my tune up shop career many years ago we changed out many point distributors that showed wiggly lines on the oscilloscope, excessive dwell drop etc. As a group
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3 months ago
gwrench
Thanks for the video! I learned quite a bit from it.
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3 months ago
gwrench
Grease is something that I chased for quite a while for my work. Needed something that is really water resistant for golf course mowers. Rollers and bearing housings etc. While lithium grease is most common, there's a number of different soaps that can be used to make grease. They have different pro's and cons. Barium and aluminum grease is the most water resistant. We now use a bari
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3 months ago
gwrench
I've heard of this kind of pepper infused tape but I have no experience with it. A roll may not go very far if you think of all the wires you may want to protect.
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4 months ago
gwrench
I find a lot of stuff on craigslist, that's where I would look. Keep an open mind when you're browsing, a lot of sellers don't know the details of what they have and may have it wrong. 5x120 wheels for BMW fit fine. I'm very happy with the ones I found but I did put in longer studs. These are 16" with 215/55/R16 tires. I don't know the backspacing.
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5 months ago
gwrench
These are Borbet wheels off a BMW. 16x7 with 205/55R16 tires. Only change made was longer studs.
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5 months ago
gwrench
Looks more like a palace than a carport!
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6 months ago
gwrench
My 65 Monza has the chrome lid and the 140 emblem. I believe it is original.
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6 months ago
gwrench
It's beautiful! Looks like it belongs in a fancy collection. With that said it doesn't interest me much. I don't need a finished product, I need a project. As soon as my projects are truly finished I start to lose interest. To each their own, of course.
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6 months ago
gwrench
Yes, that's what I have. Paperwork shows it's original.
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6 months ago
gwrench
I don't have experience with using water in a Corvair, but I've used it on many cars in the tune shop where I worked in the 70's. We had some can's (probably 8 oz) made up with our logo that said "chemical A". We'd fill them out of the sink in the back and dump em down the carb when needed. If the customer asked what it was we'd say it was a trade secret. I
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6 months ago
gwrench
American Mel Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Dale, the Monza wasn't the only car with inaccessible spark-plugs. > Had a '68 Cougar with the 427 in it. > Multiple plugs couldn't be pulled without jacking the engine up. > Brutally powerful car, but whoever thought that, that particular engine shoe-horned into that car was a good ide
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6 months ago
gwrench
I worked at a high volume tune up shop in 77 and 78. We had a rule against tuning V8 Monza's but I tried to do it anyway. I foolishly thought that since I could kinda touch #5 plug tip that I could change it. Not so! I had it out no problem but could not reinstall that plug. Had to loosen the motor mount and jack it up to get the plug back in. The steering shaft almost completely blocked acc
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7 months ago
gwrench
A weak accelerator pump will cause backfiring at the carburetor. I'd check that first.
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7 months ago
gwrench
This is from my 65. I don't see a date code but I'm still a newbie.
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8 months ago
gwrench
I don't leave my 65 out in the sun for long but I occasionally could use something that fits. The generic ones I got at walmart are still too big (tall). Any suggestions for cheap sun shades? I'd be interested in front and rear.
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8 months ago
gwrench
You could try pinching the hose to the vacuum gauge with a vise grip. Don't pinch it closed, just close it down some. A motorcycle tune some years ago needed that trick.
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8 months ago
gwrench
That's a mighty nice sound!
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8 months ago
gwrench
Thanks Mike! Previous wheels were 14" Olds rally wheels which are pretty nice but these are more modern and more options for 16" tires is a good thing.
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8 months ago
gwrench
Recently lucked into a set of wheels on Craigslist. Borbet wheels off a BMW. They measure 16x7.5. Not sure of the backspacing but they fit! New tires installed yesterday 215/55/R16.
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