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2 months ago
gbullman
playerpage Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- … > > Backspacing the wheel is important, here's a site that outlines a lot of that: > > Sizing Corvair Wheels and Tires > > And here's a wheel that conforms: > > American Racing Classic Eric, Those wheels seem to be a bit low on backspacing from what I’ve read. Have you
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3 months ago
gbullman
playerpage Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You can download my "Corvair Kit" here: > > Corvair Kit 2020 - ZIP > > It has the shop manual, Corvair Gold, and Corvair Basics. And a bunch of other tech articles, 60s magazine reprints, and advertising literature. Eric, Thanks for the link, a lot of information / resources are in t
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3 months ago
gbullman
Yes, would agree it is that reddish primer, GM did that for a long time.
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3 months ago
gbullman
Each state is so different when it comes to collectible cars! NJ Historic License Plates are quite restrictive but those restrictions are seldom enforced, in fact most police officers I’ve talked to are not aware of them. In NJ how you insure the vehicle is pretty much independent of how you register it. My only “restrictions” from Hagerty are that my classic won’t be my primary car and curren
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3 months ago
gbullman
playerpage Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The new top arrived from Clark's. Impressively done. Here's hoping it will be just as impressive after *I* install it. > > I see where the PCV pipe comes out--will it be easy to switch? Is it tamped down on the inside in some way? Eric, I put in new PCV O Rings when I did this maintenance as
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3 months ago
gbullman
Where are you getting wheels with sufficient backspace? From what I’ve read 6” wide should be 4.5” backspace while 7” wide should be 5” I do see the occasional 4.5” backspace wheels but haven’t seen anything higher than that. I’m fine picking from wheels that fit the car correctly.
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3 months ago
gbullman
Every couple of weeks I’ll try to adjust the brakes by backing up 3 or so times and hitting the brakes with varying force. Sometimes it feels like they definitely adjusted, other times I notice no difference. Brakes were completely replaced just prior to me getting the car but doing a thorough inspection is on my to do list for this fall.
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3 months ago
gbullman
That is just an awesome job, everything looks like it belongs there. I give you a lot of credit in seeing a project like that through to completion.
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4 months ago
gbullman
alan_smithee Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Just cant bring myself to do it...driving sustained high RPM's lol > I can understand where you are coming from but I got this car to do fun things with and sometimes that involves a decent run on the highway. The Corvair replaced an MGB that was really not a good car on the highway and that really limi
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4 months ago
gbullman
UnauthorizedServiceTech Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I have a little slop in the steering but I desperately need an alignment that I don't trust anyone to do so long drives get tiring keeping the wheel straight. I'm eventually going to get an alignment at my local ETD, they did a really good job with my MGB and I'll take the shop manual w
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4 months ago
gbullman
UnauthorizedServiceTech Wrote: > I was at a wedding in Tuckahoe this past weekend and wanted to take it but didnt know if I could endure the parkway for that long. As I'm sure you know, you'll get run off the road under 75mph. Yeah, that is what prompted me asking the question in the first place. Driving on the highways around here means 70 MPH minimum and as you say 75 or so pr
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4 months ago
gbullman
We're expecting to make a trip down the Parkway sometime after Labor Day to Long Branch or somewhere in that area. Just don't want to deal with shore traffic during "in season". I've done a few trips with around 40 straight miles at highway speeds, the trip to the shore will probably stretch that duration a bit.
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4 months ago
gbullman
Due to the irregularities of the Corvair floor, those may prove somewhat "wobbly". These are a bit more pricey but work great. Clark's Seat Extenders
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4 months ago
gbullman
Maintenance records that came with my 66 included a number of receipts from Corvair Ranch (a previous owner lived in Gettysburg, PA). I am fortunate that my car has been well maintained with reasonable mileage, 72K. For leaks many you may find you could handle on your own, but I'm with you when it comes to solving burning oil issues, leave it to the experts. Good luck getting your car
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4 months ago
gbullman
American Mel Wrote: -> Yep. > That was one of the FIRST things we learned in High-school auto-shop class. > "You can get unlimited HP from any engine, but as power goes up, longevity goes down." > Exponential power increases, bring about exponential wear! I agree, have heard some horror stories with Ford's EcoBoost developing coolant leaks, other issues. Any tim
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4 months ago
gbullman
66vairman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > NOTE: While 1960's engines were modern compared to most of the 40's and early 50's engines, THE ARE NOT LIKE TODAY'S ENGINES that have enhanced oiling systems to handle higher loads at lower RPM. Running a Corvair engine at highway loads at around 2,000 RPM for extended periods would not be good fo
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4 months ago
gbullman
Thanks for the feedback, should have mentioned car has 72K original miles, currently has slightly undersized tires (185/70R13). I'm debating getting other wheels but not a high priority. I probably will get a set of 185/80R13 Maxxis tires at some point just to lower the RPMs a bit. I'm putting more miles on the car than I expected to, which is a good thing. I just don't want t
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4 months ago
gbullman
My cumulative MPG so far is about 21 with a best tank of 23 (I'm on my 15th tank of gas since December). I have a 140, 4 speed with 3:55 rear end. Most of my driving is on back roads between 40 and 60 MPH.
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4 months ago
gbullman
I feel that I have my 66 Corsa pretty well sorted out with only unsolved issue being a bit of oil consumption. Really not sure where it is going, there is a small leak that is wetting the area around the distributor (from lip of upper shroud down to tin that goes out to lip seal). Car was driven very little for many years so feel that as I drive it more rings are clearing up and oil consumption
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4 months ago
gbullman
A more artsy picture of me in my 66. I purchased it in December and have really been enjoying it so far!
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4 months ago
gbullman
Eric, Very good write-up! I’m always interested in learning more of the history of and that surrounding the Corvair.
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4 months ago
gbullman
Looks really nice, good luck!
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4 months ago
gbullman
Reuben has been posting his acquisitions on FB and in fact admitted he is running out of space and selling these to make some room. They do appear to be nice cars, I haven't be at this long enough to comment on how correct / valuable they are.
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4 months ago
gbullman
Was going to give about the same advice, Here is a link to posting pictures in FAQs; Posting Pictures You may have to resize them and possibly change the format. What platform you trying to post pictures from?
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5 months ago
gbullman
A suggestion that worked well for me (only had to do 1 tube) was tightening a hose clamp close to the block so you could use the block as a fulcrum for a big screw driver and pry the tube out. No distortion at all.
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5 months ago
gbullman
Way to go, perhaps you can get just the needed parts from Corvair Ranch or one of the other suppliers on this site. Not familiar with the Carters at all but would hope you can just replace a few pieces. Good Luck!
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5 months ago
gbullman
Great information, I used a choke / coil to eliminate alternator noise in the stereo of my 55 Chevy but much better information has been provided here
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5 months ago
gbullman
There is a free program called GIMP for both Mac and Windows that can do most of what Photoshop does. You can open a photo, scale the image and export it as a .jpg to shrink the file size. App is sort of overkill for doing that but it works and is free.
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5 months ago
gbullman
What a great setup! I imagine you will get really good use out of this!
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5 months ago
gbullman
MattNall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > See our FAQ's No luck in FAQ's but found what I needed with Search. I have a plan now.
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