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5 months ago
gbullman
Discovered on Sunday that my Windshield Washer doesn't work but heard the familiar click when turning them on so it seemed like it was engaging. I little digging yesterday and I discovered the bellows / piston has completely separated from the pumping mechanism. I see that at one time Clark's had a rebuild kit that included the bellows but it is no longer available and they are being c
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5 months ago
gbullman
I would say talented, not nuts. I can’t even imagine that level of fabrication.
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5 months ago
gbullman
joelsplace Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Another one followed me home. '63 auto 102 Congratulations, that is a nice car! Hopefully there is some room to keep it under cover.
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5 months ago
gbullman
Learned something from this thread! Was it #3 Exhaust?
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5 months ago
gbullman
cnicol Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > FB has the full range from full pros to complete newbies; definitely more of the latter. > > A contender for the all time winner was this: > > {picture of little red light in speedometer) > > What is this red light for? The guy was serious... I burst out laughing when I saw that one. Looks l
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5 months ago
gbullman
From first hand experience I know that over inflated front tires make for a wandering hard to keep tracking straight Corvair. When I picked mine up from the seller I just drove it home and thought the car was way out of alignment, checked tire pressures when I got home (35 PSI all around) and adjusted them to 22 up front, 32 in back. After that adjustment it was like driving a different car, hav
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5 months ago
gbullman
Not familiar with the term float mode but sounds like the behavior of a tender. All the ones I’ve used have some sort of light indicating when they are charging or sensing. If I hook mine up immediately after a run, no light as the battery is fully charged. If I open a door and the curtesy lights are on the tender light comes on and stays on until a few seconds after I shut the door. Normal op
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5 months ago
gbullman
I mounted a tender in my Corvair (bracket under the battery) and just plug it in when I park in the garage. On my MGB that I recently sold I used a tender through the cigarette lighter for 5 years without an issue. If you intend to leave it connected full time or even for long periods you need a tender that senses voltage and stops charging when the battery is fully charged. A trickle charg
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5 months ago
gbullman
Enjoyed that interview. Kind of cool that he is really that much into cars!
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6 months ago
gbullman
Kind of a sobering thread but a lot of truth being shared. I find myself driving my classic much like I used to drive my motorcycle, assume I’m invisible and try to evaluate quickly whether a driver is distracted or not. I really enjoy driving my 66 but would have to admit it isn’t necessarily relaxing. Until evidence suggests otherwise I consider every vehicle around me a threat. Since 201
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6 months ago
gbullman
I had good luck with the Pertronix I installed on my 2 previous classic cars, believe the Ignitor II is a bit more robust and less likely to fail from leaving the ignition on and other such no-no's. I'll be putting an XR700 in my 66 Corvair sometime in the next month or so, I just prefer to not mess with points every year or so. Gary
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6 months ago
gbullman
I would prefer 3.27 gears but I'm getting used to the higher RPMs at highway speeds. The engine seems to love turning up, I'm trying to shift below 5000 RPM but every now and then I exceed that. Throttle response 3000-3500 on up is just a lot of fun!
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6 months ago
gbullman
That is about where I'm at now (vacuum advance roughly parallel to the rear frame ). I've spent about 3 sessions with the Accelerator linkage in the last 2 or 3 months and feel like it is all working very well now. Last little bit was changing the angle of one of the choke rods so it didn't bind on the side of the hole in the shroud when extending. I totally agree with you that
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6 months ago
gbullman
Matt, That is what I did, didn’t have the appetite or the time to pull the distributor today. Gary
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6 months ago
gbullman
My Corvair has been running very well since I got it in December but as I'm putting more miles on it was just seeming like it be a good idea to see where things are at. I suspected my carbs were a little out of sync because of the way it idled and I haven't checked timing or dwell since I got it. This morning I checked all of those items. Carbs were in sync but left carb idle speed
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6 months ago
gbullman
Mike, Very interesting I wonder when that was changed out. My car is mostly original and I didn't realize it may not be the original speaker. I replaced it with a stereo speaker that fits in the dash. Driving a few too many watts for the original speaker. Gary
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6 months ago
gbullman
My 66 has that opening also and the 66 Shop Manual supplement shows the piping for the A I R system passing through there so I'd agree it is for AIR.
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6 months ago
gbullman
flat_six Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Bump - anyone have an old speaker core? I have a speaker that works, not sure of the sound quality because I replaced it pretty early in owning my car and didn't really pay attention to it. You can have it for $20 plus shipping costs. Gary
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6 months ago
gbullman
That takes ugly to a whole new level! Sometimes one just has to ask why!
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6 months ago
gbullman
Tom Rahochik Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Getting ready to install new coil springs on the rear of my 1966 convertible. > Can I use the two coil spring compressor thread stems with hooks on the ends to > install these rear coil springs? Seems this may be easier than trying to > install the coil spring with a jack under the rear strut bar. All
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6 months ago
gbullman
Thanks John, Pump arrived Monday, in the trunk as a spare for now. Gary gbullman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > jasvair Wrote: > ------------------------------------------------------- > > I have one new fuel pump in stock right now. Price is $65 plus shipping. I do take Paypal at js189@zoom&#
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6 months ago
gbullman
That was scary watching the video sitting in a chair. I have no interest in ever trying something like that.
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6 months ago
gbullman
DOUG WARD Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Being the cheapo that I am, instead of replacing the bolts & adding nuts, I just put a drop of threadlocker on em, tightened em down & never had the problem again. I have been thinking of going that route and probably will. I last tightened the screws up a week or so ago and leak has stopped. They were r
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6 months ago
gbullman
I use anti-seize on my spark plugs so seems like I have some choice. I’ll certainly follow the advice to stop if I feel noticeable resistance removing any plug.
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6 months ago
gbullman
Thank you both for the feedback. No issues at the moment but thinking I may do a baseline compression test one of these days I'm looking for something to do.
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6 months ago
gbullman
RexJohnson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > 2nd gear is the one that get used and abused. If you want to get going fast you shift hard from first to second. If you are move slow in high gear and want to get going you down shift into 2nd and away you go. It is the one that is always worn out. Rex, I agree, more urgency going from 1st to 2nd than almost an
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6 months ago
gbullman
Pretty simple question, with cast iron heads one usually performs a compression test with the engine hot / warm. Removing the plugs from a cast iron head presents little risk. With the Corvair's aluminum heads my preference would be to only remove plugs when the engine is cold. Do most people perform compression tests on Corvairs with a cold engine or is there little risk in removing the
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6 months ago
gbullman
My 66 4 speed is a little more balky (sort of grinds) going into 2nd than any other gear, especially when cold. I just make sure that I keep pressure on the shifter until I'm firmly in 2nd gear. It does improve a lot in the warm up of just going about 1 mile at slow speeds so not an issue for normal driving. I'm coming off of an MGB whose 2nd gear was really tricky to find so the Co
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6 months ago
gbullman
I had what sound like similar experiences with a Pertronix Ignitor in my 55 Chevy 265 SBC back in 2010 timeframe. Basically it behaved like the ignition was cutting out above a certain RPM, and the RPM was noticeably lower when the vacuum advance was connected. According to support at Pertronix they hand issues with the firing point of some units being off far enough that as the timing advanced t
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6 months ago
gbullman
jasvair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I have one new fuel pump in stock right now. Price is $65 plus shipping. I do take Paypal at js189@zoominternet.net. > > John Sweet > John's Corvair Parts PM Sent!
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