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10 months ago
gbullman
With the linkage in place I'm getting 3.5 turns lock to lock so sounds like the Quick Steering Box. I'm pretty sure the car is original, from info I was given when I bought it, I'm the 4th owner. Car has been well maintained but very little changes made to it. This conversation has made me quite curious. So not only a quicker ratio box was an option, there was also shorter li
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10 months ago
gbullman
Lock to lock I'll be a bit over 3 turns, no way I get close to 5.
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10 months ago
gbullman
Is it a valid test to check steering lock to lock with the steering linkage all assembled. I'm somewhere around 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 from center to full left so seems like my car has the quicker steering box. I'm pretty sure I remember reading that the check was to be done with the steering linkage disconnected from the output shaft but it will be a while before I would take that on. Was t
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10 months ago
gbullman
Looks like car has a Pertronix module in it (2 wires from distributor and Flame Thrower Coil). If that is correct then I agree wire goes to positive terminal of coil. Of course there is the whole other discussion of resister wire vs direct 12 volts with Pertronix that I’m still trying to get straight in my head.
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10 months ago
gbullman
Lane66m Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Same on both years. > > If you have good chrome ring, Get the Clarks Corsa insert C8423 and Screws C8425. Gently grind away metal holding clips on ring. Then drill new holes for screws. > > Repair Horn Button Retainers: Allows you to repair loose 1960-69 horn buttons held on by the bent metal retain
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10 months ago
gbullman
isucorvair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I believe I have several spare 66 Corsa horn buttons at home. I can check condition tonight. > > Eric P. > DeWitt, IA Thank you, I'll send a PM with my contact info.
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10 months ago
gbullman
vairygood Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Same as '65? If so I have 2 Buster, good question, I need someone else to answer that question.
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10 months ago
gbullman
Was looking to replace my horn button because of some stress / heat cracks on the face of it (Photo Attached). Realizing replacing it might be easier said than done. I'm not finding any assemblies that I can just snap on so some questions on my options; 1. Does anyone have a Corsa Horn Button in good shape they'd be willing to sell? 2. Is there anything I can apply similar to th
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10 months ago
gbullman
jjohnsonjo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > This used to be my go to ride for this type of weather, but after all the hours spent on rust repair it now gets a day off. Took a pretty good hit yesterday in this part of the country Back in the day I loved taking my Corvair out in the snow, only got stuck once because I ran too far into a snow bank. Now days I
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10 months ago
gbullman
No doubt for me it is a 4 speed. That is what I learned to drive on and take my drivers test. Have owned mostly automatics over the years but realized recently how much I enjoy driving a standard so made a move to get a manual fun car (66 Corsa Convertible). If I were still commuting don’t think I’d like a manual as my commuting car but for fun definitely manual. Recently sold my 55 Chevy 4
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10 months ago
gbullman
joelsplace Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I'm really surprised how many younger people are here. Check out the age thread. > For a long time I was the really young guy but now I'm in the middle. I am happy to see so many younger people and like you somewhat surprised. My perception is most average collectors (those with cars that are driv
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10 months ago
gbullman
Congratulations, I'm counting down by months now & can't wait. Enjoy your retirement!
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10 months ago
gbullman
I’m 64, owning my 2nd Corvair a little over a month after a 42 or 43 year gap since owning my first one. First one was my first car and was a 65 Monza Sedan 110 / 4 speed. My current Corvair is a much nicer car in so many ways. Have been on this forum a month or so, already appreciate the help and advice I’ve gotten. I intend to contribute wherever I can.
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10 months ago
gbullman
RobertC Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > gbullman Wrote: > ------------------------------------------------------- > > > > Tom, > > > > For that item I'd want to stay away from NOS. Rubber changes chemically over time and by now any NOS from the 60s would probably be pretty hard / stiff, likely to split when you stretch it
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10 months ago
gbullman
I agree the chip does look like it has been there a while. I'm thinking for the cost and time involved and this is the season to do these sorts of things I'm going to replace it and the fan bearing. Knowing me it will always be in the back of my mind and if it were to fail I'd really be kicking myself. Thanks for all the feedback and advice.
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10 months ago
gbullman
Eric, PM sent. Joel, I’ve read of “deflashing the heads” since getting this car, what exactly does that mean? Thanks, Gary
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10 months ago
gbullman
Wow, certainly don’t want to chance that sort of failure! While the Nashfan looks amazing it is quite a commitment of funds for a cooling fan on a street car. Clark’s only has used fans listed and I can essentially exchange my top cover to get a cover with a new bearing. What’s the benefit of the aluminum hub, just the lower weight? Anyone have experience with used fans from Clark’s?
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10 months ago
gbullman
steve c goodman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > In acc position the wipers/heater motor/turn signals/BU lights plus radio will work. > > To fix turn off wipers/heater moto/center turn signal stalk and leave in forward gear. ggg Thanks! I should have stated my biggest concern was there was voltage going to the ignition systems. Thanks for answer
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10 months ago
gbullman
Placed the key in the accessories position to play the stereo while I did some work on the car today. Much to my surprise when I walked to the back the backup lights were on (car was in reverse). I then tried the turn signals and they worked also. Is this normal for a 66 car? I measured voltage at the positive side of the coil and across the coil and both read 0.13 volts which I’d consider noise.
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10 months ago
gbullman
Checking a few things out on my 66 Corsa today and noticed 1 of the fan vanes is missing a piece about 1/4 the size of a half dollar. Is this a concern from either a cooling or balance perspective? All other vanes seem fine.
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10 months ago
gbullman
Tom Rahochik Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Looking for NOS or almost new original pedal pads for my 1966 Corsa convertible. Clutch and brake pedal pads should be the same.....needpart Tom, For that item I'd want to stay away from NOS. Rubber changes chemically over time and by now any NOS from the 60s would probably be pretty hard / stiff, lik
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11 months ago
gbullman
Gaterfly, I see you are into RC Airplanes as well. Cars and airplanes seem to go together as hobbies for a number of people. The attached is a photo of 2 planes I took on a house boat vacation this summer. Gary
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11 months ago
gbullman
I have really enjoyed reading this thread as someone that is transitioning from more mainstream classic cars to my second Corvair (1st one was my daily driver for about 4 years when I first got my license in the early 70’s). I recently sold my 55 Chevy 210 with its original 265 and Powerglide and will soon be selling my 79 MGB that isn’t all that original. In my mind the Corvair combines the f
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11 months ago
gbullman
I live in northern New Jersey, the picture above was taken in Warwick, NY. After 4 years with an MGB that I never put the top up my wife and I are enjoying a more comfortable environment for our drives. The MG I stowed the top away per the owners manual and the car looked great with the cover over the stowed top so I never put it back up. I always felt it would take me 20 minutes or so to get
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11 months ago
gbullman
After letting the car sit a couple of days oil came up to about 1/4 to 3/8 of a quart down. Given the advice that some Corvairs go down 1/2 quart fairly quickly then slow way down I’ll be doing some driving before adding more oil. Doing some dash work this week and waiting for roads to clear off completely (that may take a while given the long range forecast around here). Attaching a couple
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11 months ago
gbullman
The half quart low is very interesting, won’t be so quick to top it off if it stays there overnight. Will definitely drive the car more before doing anything drastic. For me this car is a driver, expecting to put about 2K miles a year on it. I’m expecting a few things to fail because of he change in use pattern but overall the car will be better off driven, not sitting. May be a few mont
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11 months ago
gbullman
Best I can tell it is not smoking, need to get someone knowledgeable to follow me to confirm.
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11 months ago
gbullman
Had my newly acquired 66 Corsa Convertible out for my 3rd drive with it today. Drove great, it is running great, really happy overall. I topped off the oil before taking it out, drove about 56 miles mostly pretty calmly with a few spirited runs through the gears. Checked oil after it was parked about an hour or so and it appears to be about a 1/2 quart down. Recently went through the mainte
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11 months ago
gbullman
Pretty successful day. Installed seat extenders from Clark's and now have enough leg room to drive comfortably. Also re-attached the aftermarket antenna so don't have to worry about closing up any holes in the left rear fender. I have a few more small projects planned for the break between Christmas & New Years.
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11 months ago
gbullman
Great Thread, nice to put some faces with names!
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