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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Personally I do not prefer whitewalls either but in some cases they seem appropriate. The photo of your LM Monza Sport Sedan with the associated chrome trim and full wheel covers looks "right" to me with the narrow whitewall tires. Your 500 coupe with minimal chrome and simple hub caps looks absolutely correct with blackwalls. With some kind of sport or performance wheel (or Mag cover
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I think it would work just fine. Also from Amazon is this product specifically advertised for steering boxes:
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
playerpage Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > While we're on the subject, can someone explain the several available differential setups for the Corvair, and the differences between them? Also what is good/bad about those various setups? > > Thanks. For LM cars the stock differential ratios were based on engine/transmission combination. In gene
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello John, I have installed clutch pedal spacers on both my 01 Dodge and 18 Ram trucks in addition to the Subaru. For all three vehicles the clutch doesn't release until the pedal is 3/4 of the way to the floor and the accelerator is nearly level with the brake/clutch at rest. If I keep the seat close enough to push the clutch into the carpet my right leg gets sore from being too close
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello John, I was unaware that the Fusion was ever available with a MT--you learn something new every day. My wife and I have only driven MT daily drivers for the last 35 years so I have seen a number of clutch linkage/hydraulic failures and some worn out disks but interestingly, no transmission failures. Apparently your Ford services the clutch master and slave cylinders as separate uni
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Bill, These are 15X6 Chevy Rally Wheels, 3-1/2" backspace, on our '65 Greenbrier. The tires are P215/65R15, a common (older) minivan size. Dale
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5 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Saturday Marilynn and I drove our Corvairs up to the end of US-41 in Copper Harbor, MI for the "End of the Road Car Show" This is the 14th annual event but we have always had conflicts that kept us from participating. This is more of a big party with cars rather than even a serious peoples choice show (plenty of beer). There were lots of classes. Marilynn's 65 Monza was entered
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Joe, I could possibly pick this stuff up in Wausau as I am heading down to Madison next week.
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
PM Sent
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
In order to keep the offset the same I purchased 15x6 wheels with a 3.5" backspace. To these I had mounted 215/65R15 tires that have about 26.0" OD and run ~805 rev/mile. This is a little shorter that the stock size but our Greenbrier has a 3.27:1 axle ratio. If you are running a 3.55:1 or 3.89:1 then you might consider the 205/70R15 which is 26.3" OD and runs ~795 rev/mile.
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
LeadFootLogan Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- >>> I am building a 65 Corsa 140 for autocross and street use. So I will be > doing engine modifications(most likely internals as well). My question is what octane should I run on my vair.<<< Hello Logan, As others have stated, you should be fine running the currently available 91-93 octane p
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Some years ago the attendant at a local full service station filled up my wife's 65 Monza. She got 1.5 mi up to the top of the hill before the engine lost so much power that it would barely run, along with lots of smoke. This was in late October, so I dragged the car home and pushed it into the garage for the winter. Next spring I tried to start it--no luck, despite spark and accelerator p
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
PM Sent
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Check this out; Thanks to Mark Corbin for submitting the 1966 styling photos.
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
In order to get real quiet I think you need to have a local muffler shop fabricate a large pipe crossover into a single muffler. Have the pipes collect into a 2" elbow to feed into a 2" inlet/outlet universal fit muffler. The Walker Sound FX series have served me well. Have them bend a 2" elbow for the outlet and cut the slant tip like the originals.
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
joelsplace Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I've got a few water pumpers in the fleet namely 3 > Buick Lesabres that were given to me. I hate FWD > cars so I was thinking about selling them and > getting some other modern car for a daily driver. For RWD how about the Dodge Charger? There are plenty of low mile 3.6L V6 ex-police cars avai
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
It does not look like the front bar is available though.
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
A close up of the kit photo parts content confirms to me that this is the old ADDCO rear bar, maybe updated a bit. It is nice to see that it is still available.
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
How about this AMC? Something unique and different. It might be a bit of a project though....
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
For those interested, the cutter looks like a carbide tipped parting tool, such that you would set up on a lathe. It did not occur to me that this tool could be a pipe cutter of some sort. Kevin, Some of the parts available; 1974 AMC Matador tail lamp lens assembly AMC Eagle aluminum bumper center (not sure if front or rear) I believe he also had a set of front springs for an AMC Eagle 4 c
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Everybody, I was in to my favorite independent auto repair shop have service done on our 05 Subaru Legacy GT and the owner had an assortment of old parts dug out of a storage trailer out back that they are slowly going through. The dealership/shop has been at the same location since the early 60's as a Nash/Kaiser-Jeep then AMC franchise until the Chrysler buyout. There has been an
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
What you have is a boiler and hot water circulation system, not a furnace . The symptoms you describe suggest that somehow air got into the water circulation system, which can allow the pump to run but not effectively circulate the water through the system due to loss of prime. The boiler then short cycled due to overheating, with the limit switch doing exactly what it is supposed to do.
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
For those of you that might want a moredoor project I discovered this on Craigslist; It is located near Mt Pleasant, IA Contact the seller, not me...I live ~10 hrs away!
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
To get back to the original question; "was the engine cooling fan painted when factory built the car?" No, the magnesium fans were given a chromic acid dip that produced something ranging between dark brown/light gray/almost black coating, as shown in the NOS photo provided by Matt. There may be run marks in this coating but it should not come off with anything less than abrasive
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Ken, What about the idea of welding up the squish area level with the gasket surface? That way the remaining chamber could be shorter but deeper, helping reduce the flame travel distance by a small amount. This would also preserve valve geometry with stock pushrods, alignment of the shrouds, etc.
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I find it interesting that of this short list of 10W-30 oils tested, the top 5 were specialty racing oils with low TBN numbers, therefore not suitable for long term or street use. The highest rated oil was Amsoil Z-Rod, an oil specifically formulated with a high TBN and corrosion inhibitors for longer term street use in occasionally driven cars. The other take away I get from this is the im
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Lane66m Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Back to cracks on the magnesium fans. I just bead > blasted a fan and found a crack at the blade root > outer edge. I could see the corrosion issues on > the bottom, but wanted to see what else would be > revealed after the bead blast. Crack was hidden > in the paint. > > So add another
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Back in the 1980's I made biweekly 6 hour freeway trips from Urbana, IL to Ann Arbor, MI in my '66 Corsa. Even Clark's stock replacement mufflers got to be too noisy at 60 MPH for my tastes. It helped to have a local muffler shop weld in a crossover on the U-pipes, but it was still a bit loud for me. Fast forward to the last decade or so I have become a fan of the big single e
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
rnch Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Please be aware that the front bench seat is not > nearly as comfortable as the individual "bucket" > seats are. > > I wouldn't wish that "penalty box" seat on anyone > with Monza bucket seats! > > I had a bench seat '63 and '65 Corvair; both were > thinl
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3 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Paint color is Granada Gold
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