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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Zoom Zoom Zoom... Phil! Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Who made em?
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
My 3 Fav aircraft are the P-51, the A-10 and bestist the P-38 Light Lightning. Don't have many of them flying any more! Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Good advice here and more information on the car will be helpful. I don't have a problem with someone asking advice about a car they are not familiar with... even if it's the same question. Until a person owns a Corvair, the car can be unusual at best to understand so many of the things we take for granted. Add to that the goofy owner modifications made over almost 50 years... and ho
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Just "don't" spray undercoater down there!!! After a few yeras the undercoating will release a bit and hold moisture behind it. Then the rust starts again, but now you won't be able to get the undercoat out of there. When it comes to welding up rust holes in the area...you will have fire as the undercoat melts and catches fire! I say use undercoating only on accessabnle surfac
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
I have found that with cans, it is hard to impossible to get the larger splatter that was origional.Sooo I chose to stick with trunk paint that was applied with a gun. More pressure and a better splatter pattern like origional for my taste. Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Vary good advice above. Have solved a lot of venturi drip problems like you describe by putting in the later floats that have compensator springs at the float valve and be sure to adjust the springs so that the bloats are nearly weightless in the operasting position. In just one day, years ago, I repaired this problem on 5 Corvairs, all having venturi drip and the carbs having been rebuilt mos
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Jimmyd, Keep us posted. We are here to help. Is your Brier a stick shift or Automatic? I know this will be a ways down the road, but you mentioned that you wanted to make it a camper. For camping with my 64 Greenbrier, I found the free standing tent that attaches to the early VW Westfalia camper to be perfect. My tent is from a 1972. They are not real easy to find but do pop up from time to ti
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Layton has it right. I remember reading an article somewhere about this back then. If you think back to the origional 007 movie Goldfinger..... "not the recent Goldmember".....there is a scene where James Bond tears the heck out of a Mustang with his extending wheel spinners. Apparently it was this scene in the movie that regulated taking wheel spinners off the production cars. If one l
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
I will be there as usual. I will have a space to sell my stuff. Problem is.... when selling it can get hard to break away durring the day for any metings. Seems it always works out that as soon as you step away from your spot... thats when people drop by and want to buy something. Regardless I will be there. Just look for the "Greenbrier Family Home"! It will make sense when you see it
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Ah yes... and the Corvette guys love to talk about the Astro series cars. However I have only met a few who know or even want to believe that the Astro I is Corvair powered!!!!! Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Dammmmnnnn Phil... I am envious you dog!!! It's true that Jay is a real non-celebrity..celebrity when you meet him in public. I have always wanted to have a chance to see his collection first hand. Have met him a few times at the Rock Store. He rolls up by himself, no fancy flashy riding gear and always with a cool bike. Talks to everyone. A real nice gentleman. Tell me tho.... I heard th
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
If the PCV tube on top is loaded up, then the one going down into the crankcase cover will likely also be. Also if the tube is obstructed, excess pressure can build up in the crankcase and force oil up and out of the dip-stick. With the PCV system working and a healthy engine, there should be no crankcase pressure at the dip-stick tube. Now if your "PVC" tube is plugged up..... it&#
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
flashpoint Where are you located???
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
How about a grain silo? Naw... that would not work... I would always want the one on the bottom!
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
I had one last year that the spring cap had a nylon washer with a small fine crack in it. Made the pesky little leak hard to find, buttt I changed the nylon washer and it stopped weeping.
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
The most I got was when Dad, Brother and Me... 11 registered Corvairs and about 5 a-come and a-going parts cars. Buttt back then, 20 plus yeras ago I lived on the Company ranch and had room to spread out... feeding mental condition. Then there were the stories of a guy who owned several Taco bell's in Los Angeles and had 100+ Corvairs. Couldent keep them and most got crushed because he want
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
I have seen broken spring(s) on the weights for the mechanical advance in the distributor. Have to remove the points plate to check. I have also seen advance weights stuck in one position. Also check the rubber bushings on the throttle linkage. The linkage can bind up between the accelerator and the carburetors. make sure the carburetors are at idol closed when setting idol speed. Like Bill sai
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Nothing beats a spray gun, however... As the Corvair Ranch can do... here in Kalifornia... most auto paint supply shops can mix single stage paints in matching colors and put them in a Rattle Can "spray can". I have had these cans of paint keep on the shelf for over 3 years! For small jobs they are quick and easy. Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
I have had pesky oil leaks in the area you mention that turned out to be the seal washer on the oil pressure regulator spring cap. Just a slight leak that is hard to see. Also... did you use Viton seals on the oil cooler or origional seals? OEM style seals can start leaking within a couple years as they take a set. When I femove and replace the rear engine cover I also hand mill the surface that
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
I always wondered how the brakes worked after coming out of the water!?!>! How many laps around the parking lot, with a foot on the brake did it take before the wet shoes started to catch.... even a little! Wish I could post pictures... I made a radio Controlled Corphibian copy of this some 20 years ago for the Boat Races in the pool at the Great Western Fanbelt Toss and Swap-Meet in Palm Spr
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
A lot of goofy things have been done to Corvair engines over 50 years. From low octane gas, never changing oil, to running with belts off. Good running used engines can be found from Corvair enthusiatsts... but I like reliability. Everyones situation is different... but my vote goes for rebuilding if possible. At least then you know what is in there and the thing will not be looking like the
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Also the 67-69 have a notch in the up down slider. I guess this was to keep the transmission from being bumped up into reverse. I think it is only in the face plate. Kinda cool but I have put 65-66 shifters in the later cars.... as long as the origional black "nob" look is not important to the owner. Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Thats what I advise to avoid..... Tire and Wheel Shops that advertised (4 wheel alignment)! There are actually 5 to do a complete alignment properly and have the steering wheel streight. The steering wheel should be aligned to center for turning lock to lock. If the mark is not visable because of wheel puller tools mashing it away.... just jack the front wheels off the ground and count turns, lo
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Hmmm. Guess I have been lucky. Have installed many Pertronix units and several P-II units and never had the problem with Powerglides. I set the idol at about 600 rpm. Good to know tho. Will keep an eye on the tingz. Oh... I always carry an advance plate with a set up points set on it... in case something should happen. Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Lee, I was thinking that the Van you were thinking to buy was already in London!!! Not a problem finding one here in the States. Nice Rampsides also come up available. There is a Rust bucket Ramp in my area, but for the price I feel it is not a good investment. Keep an eye on this post. From time to time ask if anyone has any leads. The FC you are looking for will pop up. Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
On this side of the pond... most everything is available. Without pictures, it is hard to judge the rust issues. However, some extensive rust repairs have been done with great results. Question... does it have a Metric Speedometer? Rare one indeed if so! Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Yep.... origionally Otto Parts made them in different colors. If the bearing is also from Blakes shop, "Otto Parts" you will find his part number! Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
I agree with the vacuum system mounted on the top of the bead-blaster box. The unit I made 30 years ago and still use today has a simple tin baffel and fan to draw the dust out the top and away. I do not use the standard rubber gloves that are found on many chambers. Instead I just have inner-tube sleeves that I put my arms through. clean air comes in around my arms. Sometimes I wear gloves wh
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
I have been welding on and off for 35 years. Oxy/Acet is a great system for a home hobbiest because it can be used for so many different projects. I have stitch welded many many body panels, rust holes and complete floors with Oxy/Acet. True it, is not the cleanest. A wire feed system is better.... buttt the home hobbiest may not need to go the extra expense for Hig or Tig welding systems, to get
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