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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Gents, Be careful on this. Wheel width is measured from the tire bead mounting surfaces, not the edge of the wheel lip. Lay a 15X7 wheel on the floor and place a straight edge across the back. Measure to the floor and you will find it is close to 8" wide. Therefore an additional 0.5" must be accounted for when comparing back spacing to offset. For example, if our subject 15X7
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Bill, You don't need a new plastic connector for the ignition switch, just a good used one. I have taken apart many wiring harnesses from parted out Corvairs to reuse the wire (inspect first) and connectors. A simple scrubbing with an old toothbrush, some pipe cleaners and Soft Scrub cleaner will make them look like new. Purchase a good used ignition switch connector from the Cor
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I suggest you also do an upgrade on the #10 red wire in the engine compartment to install a fusible link similar to what was done on 1967 and later cars; 1) Obtain a #14 fusible link, a length of non-adhesive vinyl wiring harness tape, two #10-12 heat shrink butt splices and a ring terminal; #10-12 wire crimp to #10 ring. 2) Disconnect the battery negative cable. 3) Remove the body harness
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I ran the engine with the belt off; no difference. After reading over the account of nearly the same type of problem by VairKing, I will next check the vent tube while revving the engine. I would suspect a lot of blow-by if there was a broken ring.
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I just replaced the harmonic balancer today because the old one had slipped--no difference. I have had bad motor and transmission mounts before, usually they just transmit a lot of noise. There is really no noise, just intense vibration, centered on about 2500 RPM. It is like it is running on 4 cylinders, but the engine has too much power to be running on anything less than 6. It smooths out
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I have been getting my wife's '65 Monza 110/4 ready to drive to the DACC Homecoming. I am trying to find the source of an increasingly worse vibration from the engine. The engine starts and idles smoothly and has good power up to high RPM. The carbs are balanced properly, new HEI distributor & wires (just installed), MSD Blaster 2 coil, Bosch Super plugs all gapped to 0.035."
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
In my opinion, this appears to be a near stock original car. I would simply make some repairs; 1) do a thorough cleaning, 2) find good used replacement bumpers, 3) Engine sheet metal appears to be damaged by battery acid mist, perhaps restore these (powder coat) as a necessary repair, 4) spot surface rust repair and refinish in trunk (above lip & at bottom), 5) leave the original pati
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I currently own 6 Optima D34/78 multi purpose batteries and one 51R yellow top. I have had one outright failure, back in 2005, of a 51R yellow top in our '65 Greenbrier. Its warranty replacement is still in the Greenbrier. I killed a D34/78 red top in a Corvair after discharging it down to zero 4-5 times, leaving headlights on and glove box light that didn't turn off. I now disconn
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Not surprisingly, there seems to be more Subaru's tooling around here in the Upper Peninsula of MI than all of the other Japanese makes combined. The local independent auto shop I patronize (and who also works on my Corvairs) does about 1/2 of their service business on Subaru's, in part because the nearest dealer is 100 mi away. My dad's last car was a 2012 Legacy Outback Premium
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello all, I stumbled upon this while looking for something else;
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Dan, What a great find and you didn't get screwed on an eBay sale, too! It is in really great condition for the mileage. I have a theory on the deluxe seat belts--the fronts came with retractors. For people who were planning to actually use the seat belts the retractors were worth the money simply for the convenience.
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
When I was driving my '66 Corsa 140 as my only transportation back in the 80's I solved the droop problem and reduced the exhaust "drone" at highway speeds with one simple modification: a crossover pipe from one U-tube to the other. The muffler shop across the alley from my apartment did a splendid job of it for only $20. Adjusting valves warm was never easier; just remove t
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Have you considered building modified 66-69 4-speeds? In particular, I am interested in a wide ratio, 3.50:1 1st, 4-speed. This would require making a 16 tooth input shaft and matching 29 tooth gear on the cluster. The rest of the gears would be the same.
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Take notice of some chemistry. Bleach, both chlorine and oxygen, are oxidizing agents. What are rust stains? Oxidized iron, of course, so oxidizing cleaners are not going to remove them--instead they might set the stain permanently. I run into a similar problem with the laundry at our home (yes, I do all of it) when sunscreen that rubs off onto our family's clothing reacts with iron in
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I forgot about the mounting feet. This would make sense for someone mounting it in the floor of a tub-like vehicle body. Someone fabricated a rear mount pedestal for the replacement engine that incorporated the stock Corvair engine mount.
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I took a second look at the photos of this engine and I think I know what it was used for. Two years ago this Corvair-powered tracked vehicle came up for sale at a local heavy equipment dealer. It was manufactured in the early '60's as a prototype for a light weight mobile gun platform. Apparently about 6-8 of them were made and sent to various military bases and test institutes for e
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Wow Pete, that is cutting it close. I'm glad you are okay and on the mend. Did this come out of the blue or were there some warning signs? My paternal grandfather dropped dead of a heart attack in 1965 at age 66. Knowing this, my father, in excellent physical shape who rode on 100mi/day bicycle trips, decided to get a coronary calcium test; not good. They later found >80% blockage o
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
There is not more of a graphic photo than this of the difference in wear rates between the high carbon steel heater hose wire against the low carbon axle tube.
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I started out using Amsoil Z-Rod 10W-30 in our '65 Greenbrier, the engine having been rebuilt by Ken Hand several years ago. Under really high heat conditions (pulling a trailer against a 30MPH head wind at 90F ambient) it thinned out a bit more than I liked. The actual oil temperature was running about 250-260F. I have since gone back to the original Amsoil type ACD SAE30/10W-30 HD Diese
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
It is amazing how many '67 500 4-doors have been surfacing lately. This makes 5 that I have witnessed in the past year.
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Another neat and tidy installation! Looking Good--->
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
I might be able to squeeze it forward an inch or so. The "frame" members end right there. I have seen another setup where the bar was mounted ahead of the suspension.
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Shift rod clearance is needed for the rear bar, not the front.
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Here is the front bar I made up that is 2X stiffer than the ADDCO front bar. I used 1" OD 4140 steel tubing and had a local machine shop plasma cut the arms from 1/4" A36 steel plate. I had to fabricate the tab on the end that attaches to the A-arm from 5/16" steel plate. A couple of pieces of 1-1/4" square tubing were used to space the tube down to clear the gas tank and s
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Sorry for the year delay in updating this. Here are two views of the properly installed ADDCO rear anti-sway bar for the rear of the FC vehicles. I am at the rear looking forward. Even though this would seem to add roll stiffness and make the jacking effect of the swing axle worse--it doesn't. This bar actually reduces some of the rear roll effect and keeps the inside rear wheel down
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Frank DuVal Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Probably consolidation of part numbers knowing > early cars were going away at the end of 64. > > "Don't reorder those FC speedos, we have lots of > car ones in stock!". Yes, but the ChevyVan and Sportsman for 64-66 ("flat glass" replacements for the Corvan and Greenbri
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Especially if you had some detonation.
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Ken, The photos of the cracked cylinders are actually pretty good. What I see-- especially in the cylinder with the beat up piston--is a fair amount of porosity. I don't think there was anything wrong with the engine build, just casting defects that weakened the wall enough that, along with the overbore, it could not hold against the combustion pressure.
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Hello Bob, Please take a more careful look at the left side of your differential and see if there is a drilled hole for a speedometer drive. Chances are slim, but you might have a '65 FC differential. Supposedly the holes for the strut rod brackets were not drilled and tapped on these, but consider what a PO might have done to get the car back on the road (especially in the 70's).
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6 years ago
vairsUPnorth
Jim Brandburg wrote: ----------------------------------------- I used to like a Monroe Gas-Matic shock #34381 in Early and FC that is no longer available so I'm anxious to hear how the Dodge PU application comes out. The bouncy bouncy rear is a common problem that is shock related in my opinion. I just haven't had time or opportunity to experiment. I wouldn't recommend a leaf s
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