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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I somehow lost a photo...
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I couldn't resist doing some investigation into this unit just based on comparing photos similar units for sale. It appears to be a rebuild of a Thiokol Spryte snow tracked vehicle (snowcat) built probably in the early-mid 70's. These originally came with commercial or truck sourced Ford inline 6-cylinder engines and automatic transmissions feeding into heavy duty axles with a two-sp
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Now THAT's something I can really use!! Too bad its so far away.
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Matt, We have a whole stable of early 2000's DaimlerChrysler products as daily/winter drivers. They seem to be well adapted to our Upper Peninsula winters. I have purchased additional remote key fobs off eBay for the 01 PT Cruiser, 01 Dodge truck and 04 Jeep Liberty and successfully programmed them, BUT I have had at least one of the original key fobs to start with. This was a w
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Tony, The G3500 truck you have was used as the basis for multiple configurations of small school buses. I drove many versions back in the day when our kids were small and I had to keep busy with some sort of part time job. School buses come loaded with mirrors! Take a trip to your local auto recycle yard after confirming that they have some G3500 models. These mirrors will all have he
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
autocomman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > The gauges are awesome, perfect fit in the dash and great match for the stock tach and apeedo Actually; 1) All three dual gauges are Westach units. 2) The speedometer is a mechanical Auto Meter unit. (80 MPH is enough for a FC) 3) The tachometer is a Stewart Warner marine unit to which I made a custom f
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
CREATIONBLUE Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I Have the above CHT dual gauge along with some thermocouples that i had made, I haven't yet fitted them as the ring to sit under the sparkplug looked to thick in my mind to seal the cylinder. Where did you attached your thermocouple? When I had Ken Hand rebuild the engine we came up with a plan for getting
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Eric I have had running in our Greenbrier, for 6+ years now, a dual CHT from Westach. I made my own type J thermocouples using aircraft type units, placing the junction to extension wires in the cooling air inlet. These are millivolt type gauges that are calibrated to the resistance of the thermocouple circuit, so measure the resistance of the supplied thermocouples and match your TC+e
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I was not 100% thorough in reading through the original post but I did not find any repair work focused on eliminating all possible vacuum leaks. Here are the things I would try first: 1) Remove the balance tube and thoroughly inspect it for cracks, especially at the soldered joints for the PCV system and PG vacuum modulator line. 2) Replace the two short rubber lines between the balance
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
For your step #2 - In 43 years of owning Corvairs I have never broken any of these any of E-clips but I have lost several. I have learned over time to remove all but the most stubborn with my fingers alone (calluses help). If you use needle nose pliers make sure to have a really GOOD pair and put your fingers around it just in case it goes "ping". Step 2a - Disconnect the throttle
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Ron asked; "What are folks running for electronic ignition for a street engine that have been found reliable" The most reliable electronic ignition I have running is a stock Corvair distributor rebuilt with new bushings and fitted with a Chrysler magnetic points pickup. This feeds into an MSD 6A box. I mate this to and MSD Blaster 2 coil. This setup has been totally reliable. I
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Craig, since you were successful in finding an appropriately date coded alternator for your car I might also try. We own a very original 1967 500 4-door with only 23k documented miles. This is a somewhat highly optioned two-tone car we won the Cole award with in 2017. I am working to undo the few modifications that prevent it from being in Factory Stock class. A previous owner had replaced t
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
As a metallurgist I concur with all of the statements made by Chuck. With regard to cryogenic treatment; it is essentially a very low temperature quench to transform any retained austenite left from the initial quenching treatment. That transformation imparts an additional minor compressive residual stress that also improves fatigue life. Dale Dewald, PhD Engineer/Scientist - Foundry Opera
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I don't know about the Eastwood product but success, as always, will depend on surface preparation. The exhaust logs on our '65 Greenbrier were installed by Ken Hand vairmech@aol.com in 2011. He has a place in Detroit that does ceramic powder coating. After 9 years and 20k+ miles they still look like new.
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hold on a minute. This sounds almost exactly like the symptoms I had with a 1967 500 4-door I purchased off eBay in 2009. In this case the engine is factory stock with 87k miles (never apart except for O-rings) and smoked on the right side, also with little heat in the exhaust. Here is how I found the problem: 1) Synchronized the carbs. The PO was a diesel mechanic and had rebuilt them but
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello, It appears that all you want to do is plug your 240V heater into either your dryer or range 240/120V outlet. There are a number of issues here: 1) The plug for your heater (center) appears to be the 15A 240V configuration. We need to confirm this by looking at the ratings plate of the heater. 2) One must be careful plugging a lower amp rated device into a higher amp rated circuit
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I have a gallon I purchased several years ago from from autocolorlibrary.com It is still unopened. I can make you a deal.. or maybe sell you a half gallon... Dale
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I would have to agree with Jim; 602 W Broadway, Minneapolis, MN. Google maps places this as one of the several buildings combined to make up the ~1/2 city block Kemps dairy complex. This is definitely in a commercial/industrial zoned area. Who knows the history of this address, building or lot other than the registrar of deeds.
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
PM Sent
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
What you see here is the first of our 4 daily drivers; my trusty 2001 Dodge plow truck. I purchased it from the original owner in the summer of 2001 with only 7000 miles on it. It is a 2500 model, but the dealer ticked all of the HD options; HO 5.9L Cummins/NV5600 6-sp & Trailer tow pkg , Camper pkg [1T rear springs], Snowplow prep pkg [1T front springs] and the NP241HD transfer case. He ess
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Ron62 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Did they just leave them loosely on the floor? YES BTW, What condition were the plastic retainers on the bench seat you removed? If the bench is being kept for later re-installation in the car, great! If the seat is in poor condition and is being trashed then those retainers are highly desirable to people preservin
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I did the same thing [20 years ago!] with a couple of Corsa speedometers. I used a synthetic grease called Syl-Glyde with great results. It is still available;
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
One of these cheap units would seem to be the ticket for monitoring trailer tires.
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
You may want to contact Ken Hand. He modifies Mustang II front springs to fit. They have a lower spring rate, therefore compressing more for a lower ride height and a bit softer ride. I put these on our '65 Greenbrier 15 years ago and finally settled on Clark's rear springs also. The van sits nice and level, maybe a bit lower at the front. I use Bilstein shocks all around and 15X6
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
My wife has been driving her '65 Monza to work daily and all around the county since the CORSA Convention in St Charles--about 3 months! She last drove it Saturday night to the Michigan Tech hockey game and there had to use an old credit card as a scraper to clear the windows of a frozen lake effect rain/sleet/snow mix. Her driving enjoyment came to an end this morning when I approached th
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I have Seth Emerson's distributor in my wife's '65 Monza , which has been driven by her daily to work since attending the Convention in St Charles. I had a coil fail with this unit last year but since then with a new MSD Blaster II it has been flawless. Our '65 Greenbrier has a rebuilt stock distributor fitted with a Chrysler magnetic pickup feeding an MSD 6 box with an MS
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2 years ago
vairsUPnorth
To clarify, this is a loop carpet accessory mat cut to the same dimensions as the original rubber accessory floor mats sold by GM back in the day. These were sold to protect the carpet flooring found in LM Monza and Corsa models. This is not to be confused with the black rubber "carpet" mat that was standard issue for Corvair 500 models. BTW, I own in total five LM 500 4-door cars in
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Max Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > >> 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).<< Richard Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > Does this apply to sub-panels where the Neutral
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
lowandslow Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- >> The bearing is original to the car and has never been re-greased.<< That would be enough for me to assume the bearing is toast if driven under the circumstances described.
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
It looks like this car also has the Comfort & Convenience group option: Outside driver door mirror, Two-speed wiper w/ washer, Backup lights, Glove box light,
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