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6 months ago
gbullman
Thanks, I may have to do your longer screw / nylock mod. I know I checked the tightness of the screws soon after I got the car (based on reading about them loosening up) and they were relatively loose today. There was a very slow drip coming from down low on the fuel pump. I did not run the car after tightening, will keep a close eye on it the next few times out.
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6 months ago
gbullman
I want to get a spare fuel pump in hand and see that Clark's is out of both their main supplier and alternate. California Corvairs has new, American made pumps in stock. Has anyone used them and how do they hold up? Not ready to make the switch to electric just yet if I can avoid it. Thanks, Gary
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6 months ago
gbullman
Welcome and get ready to enjoy the ride. This site and its members have been invaluable as I've been taking care of issues on my recently acquired 66 Corvair. By the way my first car was a 65 Corvair 4 door, still have great memories of that car some 40+ years later. Gary
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6 months ago
gbullman
Where did you get your pump? I see California Corvair has new ones in stock, American Made. I'm thinking of picking one up as a spare. Thanks, Gary FrUFrmMe Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Got the new fuel pump installed. I ordered another one for future. If they go bad then I will do the electric pump deal. But have another issue. I must have pl
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6 months ago
gbullman
Wonder how it ended up with 65 placement of Corvair script up front. Also, did they actually sell Corsas with a 3 speed?
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7 months ago
gbullman
A related question on a 66. I recently checked the oil in my 4 speed transmission and a little ran out as soon as I removed the plug and it was very clean / like new. I know the car received major service just before I bought it so think there is a really good chance the oil was changed to some degree just before I bought it. My question is does oil coming out of the transmission plug mean th
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7 months ago
gbullman
Jim, Good catch, not positive but it does look a hair off. I had one come apart on my 1st Corvair years ago and was lucky the oil filter wasn't impacted. But there I was 10-20 miles from home with no cooling or alternator. I tried driving a while but the car got really hot and then I had it towed home. Between the comments here and how much easier it was to do while I was doing the re
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7 months ago
gbullman
One other thought is that when new if it were used on a manual car it would have been cut. All you're doing is what would have happened to it new, just many years later.
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7 months ago
gbullman
I was confused by the post with 116 as the Subject, but this time I knew what it meant. Congratulations on the addition!
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7 months ago
gbullman
Thanks to all that answered questions and gave advice over the last couple of months. What started out as a project to replace a chipped fan and bad fan bearing and fix an exhaust leak turned into the following; Replace Top Cover with new bearing installed Replace Fan De-Flash the heads Replace upper shroud seals (dip stick & PCV tube) Replace Failed Rear Motor Mount Replace Harmonic
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7 months ago
gbullman
Finally catching up from a whirlwind weekend of finishing up the planned projects to my recently acquired Corvair. The photos are of the Harmonic Balancer I removed from the car (replaced it with a rebuilt one from Dale's Manufacturing). To me the rubber does seem to be cracking and I think there is a chance this is the original Harmonic Balancer. It hasn't started slipping yet but
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7 months ago
gbullman
Did a lot of needed maintenance to my newly acquired Corvair the last 2 weekends and when I was pretty close to home last evening I suspected my left turn signal wasn’t working (it wasn’t a friendly beep behind me when I made a left turn with my signals on). I’ve been checking all lights pretty regularly since getting the car and having the left rear brake / turn signal socket come apart on the w
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7 months ago
gbullman
Sorry for a little thread hijack here but my father and I used to set up a tripod with a leg on each shock and the third leg on the rear frame rail to remove the power pack from our LM Corvair back in the 70s. That and a come along worked very well so I always thought that was a good approach. Anyone else lower from the top instead of the bottom?
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7 months ago
gbullman
Craig, Thanks for the tips, especially the use of feeler gauge, really hard to find zero lash so this method worked much better for me. Expect to start it tomorrow and see how everything came out. Gary cnicol Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > 1) Yes, loosening only one or two studs is actually the preferred method. > 2) 30# > 3) If it's y
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7 months ago
gbullman
Glad this is behind me. It was not easy but bad tube is replaced. As I started to see if I could salvage the old tube it became apparent it was paper thin in places, actually tore getting it out. The head stud does just interfere with the exhaust tube (at least on #5) but I was able to hold it away with some needle nose vice grips. I chamfered the leading edge of the new tube just a little an
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7 months ago
gbullman
Fred, Thanks for the feedback and I remember the lower O Ring part so all good. You are right on the shroud but it isn't too bad. That manifold to exhaust pipe joint was pretty bad too, likely causing the rust. Seems like a lot of weight on that exhaust joint with no hangers up front. I won't change it out now but perhaps sometime in the future. Car will only be driven in g
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7 months ago
gbullman
Mike, Thanks for confirming, I have the parts to remove 1 push rod tube so I'll just stick with the plan. Push Rod tubes I did multiple times years ago but this will be a first for exhaust tube. Best news for me is I should finish up this weekend and then just drive until the next thing comes up.
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7 months ago
gbullman
Car is at another location so can't look at it right now. If it looks like I can remove the tube without taking out the Push Rod Tube that is what I'll do. My memory is telling me the exhaust tube has a noticeable indent for clearance of the push rod tube and I'd have to tilt the exhaust tube too much in order to clear the push rod tube. If it looks like no interference that wou
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7 months ago
gbullman
Craig, Thanks for all the tips, especially for the Push Rod tube removal. Been a few years since I adjusted hydraulic valves but figured I'd spend the push rod to find zero lash, will use a .002" feeler gauge to get me really close. My engine is a 140 HP, and I think I need to remove a push rod tube to be able to pull the tube out straight and put in the new one. Intend to store t
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7 months ago
gbullman
Planning on completing my spring projects this weekend. Due to finding an exhaust tube as the main source of my exhaust leak, I'm changing it out. The engine is in the car with heads on, here are my questions; 1. Is it OK to just remove the affected rocker studs / head nuts without loosening any other head nuts? 2. What should I torque the studs / nuts to when I re-assemble? 3. The
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7 months ago
gbullman
Please confirm that Timothy's description of "No Brake Lights" is really the issue so we're all on the same page. Assuming that is the case you will need a volt meter or test light to diagnose this. The orange wire going to the brake switch should always be 12 volts to ground (car on or off). With Brake pedal depressed the black wire on the switch should also read 12 volts
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7 months ago
gbullman
If turn signals work then wiring and sockets to back of car is OK. Let me look at wiring diagram (I also have a 66) and offer some suggestions. You have verified the brake switch isn’t always on right (first check with multimeter)?
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7 months ago
gbullman
I tested both bellows while I had them out of the car with a heat gun I use on shrink tubing. They both expanded fully with heat from the heat gun. Is that a reasonable test to make sure they are still functioning?
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7 months ago
gbullman
Decided I'm going to get 2 manifolds from Clarks and 1 exhaust tube. I really need to do this tube with the head on the car, hopefully with a lift that is doable. All O Rings I'm definitely going with Viton. What is recommendation for Valve Cover Gasket & also want to confirm that 66 140 HP is 4 bolt Valve Cover, right? Working on Car at a location about 25 miles from home
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7 months ago
gbullman
I ended up using a sheet rock saw, did a really good job (as good as you can do with heads installed). Head studs make some areas tough to get to. Glad I did it, quite a bit of flashing in most areas, some slots not open at all. Really hard to get a good picture of them installed but I did a lot of comparing to pictures provided by others and definitely good improvement over what I had.
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7 months ago
gbullman
Al, Thanks, lower shrouds and exhaust logs are already off so this is as good as it is going to get. I have a variety of lights to illuminate from both bottom and top so we’ll see how it goes. Overall this little project is turning out to be bigger than planned but looking forward to clearing up last remaining issues with the car. I know there will be future maintenance but this is a good s
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7 months ago
gbullman
I’m pretty sure the adjustment coming from the gas pedal (tunnel) needs to be adjusted a little longer. Relaxed the pivot goes past center and sometimes I end up giving more throttle than intended to overcome the initial resistance. Are directions in the Assembly Manual (which section) or the shop manual (or supplement)? Thanks, Gary
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7 months ago
gbullman
Fred, Thank you again for your suggestion on how to remove the carburetors on a 140 HP engine! Really couldn’t have been easier.
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7 months ago
gbullman
Thanks everyone! I don’t want to change the tube but I don’t want exhaust leaks so something has to give. Besides the tough shape of the tube cylindrical part the cone that backs the donut is pretty well shot. Oh well, will get this over with and then enjoy the car. Both exhaust pipe studs are gone on the other manifold and someone did a poor job just drilling a 10-32 or so sized hole throu
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7 months ago
gbullman
I have the upper and lower shrouds off for some other work with the intention of deflashing the head if they need it. Best I can tell the do.
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