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7 months ago
gbullman
Finally dove into my long anticipated project and immediately found the exhaust leak that has been allowing CO into the cabin. Cylinder 3 had a minor leak but Cylinder 5 is a bit of a mess. The back side of the tube still has a little cup left for the donut, the front side not so much. Pretty sure the manifold will clean up to a good surface but also posting a picture of that. Really don'
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7 months ago
gbullman
From personal experience I know Corvairs are great in the snow! Used to call it car mobility back in the day.
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7 months ago
gbullman
Great looking car, looks like you're having fun! Guarantee you'll have more fun once you start driving it regularly.
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7 months ago
gbullman
Just wanted to close out this thread, I received a rebuilt Dale Manufacturing Harmonic Balancer on Saturday that is going in this coming weekend, along with a bunch of other maintenance. A big thank you to Rex Johnson for helping to facilitate a quick turnaround with Dale Manufacturing. I'll let you all know how the multiple projects go this weekend.
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7 months ago
gbullman
RexJohnson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > DALE Is located just a couple of miles from me and I have some cores. Let me know if this could help you out. Rex, PM Sent Ken, Thank you very much for the offer, I'm leaning towards a replacement with modern synthetics for the rubber part.
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7 months ago
gbullman
Any experience with the Clark's new ones? Not sure I want things apart while I'm waiting for a rebuild. Thanks,
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7 months ago
gbullman
Very nice, the Corsa Dash has been transplanted in, right? My understanding is they were only in 65 and 66 Corsas. Enjoy the car for sure.
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7 months ago
gbullman
I might be doing too much reading but as they say an ounce of prevention = a pound of cure. Still trying to get a better view of my harmonic balancer, will take another look with the car out in the sunlight. I'm pretty sure it is the original balancer, or at least one that was installed prior to 1988 (I was provided extensive maintenance records with the car from 1988 onward when I purcha
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8 months ago
gbullman
Eric & Andrew, You guys are inspiring me for longer road trips than I was initially thinking I would do. Very much looking forward to how your trips turn out! Gary
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8 months ago
gbullman
I agree that USPS is having a lot of problems these days but I did have an incident work out in a positive way during Christmas week this past year. I bought all the LEDs I needed for my 66 dash and USPS tracking showed them stuck at our local regional center (Teterboro, NJ). I first filed a claim via USPS web site and got pretty useless updates with no changes to the tracking status. After a
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8 months ago
gbullman
OldWrenchTurner Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thanks everyone! > > I'm embarrassed to say it in all the years I've been turning wrenches, but this is the first time I've come across this type. Was this a common fastener for GM vehicles before the 1970s? My 55 Chevy had a number of them in the dash area so GM was using them at leas
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8 months ago
gbullman
Yeah, before diving into changing jets verify your chokes are working properly. That means that the bimetallic coils are still moving pushing the rods up when cold and opening when the engine gets warm. I'm coming off 2 older cars that started with less pumps than my Corvair so would agree they like a few more squirts than others I've owned. When cold (sitting a day or more) and te
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8 months ago
gbullman
Have a great trip, it should be quite the adventure!
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8 months ago
gbullman
Welcome, I'm in northern New Jersey (Wayne) and have been a member here for about 4 months. I picked up my new to me Corvair the beginning of December and starting to have some fun with it. Finally getting some spring weather to enjoy! Gary
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8 months ago
gbullman
Mjposner Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Is the Clark's a solid heavy ball or plastic? It looks the same as the one I got on Amazon in the pics, same size and same chrome base. I would assume it is plastic. The white one doesn't have the chrome base (which is what I wanted). Diameter is 1 3/4 which fits my fairly large hands pretty well. Cl
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8 months ago
gbullman
So far with my car 5000 seems like a good shift point for spirited driving. That may change once I know I have the secondaries all working properly.
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8 months ago
gbullman
Agree with Wagon Master, Clark's has what you're looking for. I bought their white larger one a while back and like the feel of it. I did have an issue with the threaded insert breaking loose but had that happen with a Wood MG shift knob as well. I simply epoxied the insert back in and all is good now.
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8 months ago
gbullman
Thank you all for great advice! Hadn't thought of towels but that is a simple, great idea. Also tips for when to unzip / zip up as well as caution heat with the boot on. I will likely try to keep the top down during the warmer season except if I get caught in the rain. I kind of sensed there was a minimum temperature to manipulate the rear window, good to have a target temperature.
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8 months ago
gbullman
What are ways that you convertible owners protect your rear window from scratches when putting the top down and up? I've been thinking of making a sleeve out of a soft blanket that I could slide over the whole rear window when unzipped and gently place it in the well. I put rear speakers in that clear the top when down but the rear window will brush against them as the top is going dow
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9 months ago
gbullman
Timothy Shortle Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If the car was owned and serviced by Corvair type people don't be surprised if the deflashing of the > cylinder heads has already been done. That would be a pleasant surprise! From what the seller has told me an experienced Corvair enthusiast did the last round of replacing parts, tuning, etc. All ap
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9 months ago
gbullman
Fred, I have not started yet so thank you for the detailed description. I'll go ahead and get the gaskets and o rings you suggest, very small expense in the grand scheme of things. The Push Rod Tube O rings were changed a while back but the car has had very few miles put on it since then so thinking they should be fine. Dale, Yes, I'm concerned about doing the deflashing and
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9 months ago
gbullman
cnicol Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > This one is coming up for sale in Washington state. Concours quality 66 Turbo convertible. Not mine but the owner contacted me about helping sell it. Just curious what happened with this one, looks like a very nice car!
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9 months ago
gbullman
Thanks all for the feedback! I don’t know the full history of this engine and trying to take care of any issues before the driving season starts around here. I know the car sat a lot the last 30 some years but the previous owner had most items that would be a concern redone before he sold it (new gas tank, sender, all new fuel lines, rebuilt and set up all carburetors (it’s a 140 HP), new brak
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9 months ago
gbullman
Hoping weather cooperates in a couple of weeks to change out the chipped Magnesium Fan on my 66. Already planning to deflash the heads and change the fan bearing so I don’t need to go back in for those items down the road. Also starting to think I should change the oil filter mount gasket and the oil cooler seals while I have things apart. There is a little oil present by the oil filter mount tha
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9 months ago
gbullman
Like Paul I had glass packs on my 4 speed Monza back in the day when I was 17 or 18. What I found then was it gave me a splitting headache when cruising. Going up and down the gears wasn't bad but that pitch at a steady speed was very uncomfortable. I kept them on a month or 2 and went back to the single exhaust.
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9 months ago
gbullman
vairygood Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Same as '65? If so I have 2 Thanks Buster for parting with on of your Horn Buttons! Much better than what I had in place. Gary
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9 months ago
gbullman
I think it looks great, have fun with your car! Gary
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10 months ago
gbullman
You have to admire the creativity. Seems pretty crazy though.
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10 months ago
gbullman
It will be a while, but I’ll post some pictures when I can get under the car. Is there a way to identify the Quick Steering box? I’ll look for some comparisons of the steering arms, now that I understand what I’m looking at I know I’ve seen some pictures comparing the various types. This is all a lot of fun! I thought I knew Corvairs from owning my first one in the early to mid 70’s but I had
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10 months ago
gbullman
Thanks for the info, think another item just fell off my wish list. I'm coming from an MGB as my fun car to this Corvair. As far as utility the Corvair is a big step up, not to mention a bunch more power. Really looking forward to nice weather this year, expect to put a lot of miles on the Corvair. No matter what, 60's GM steering is not going to feel like Rack & Pinion but t
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