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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Ay Lon... Been there.... done that. Not fun, however for me the worst was drinking that clear transmission fluid the day before!!!!! I could only handle about half of the bottle of the nasty stuff.... and all worked out anyway! Tho I did my own version of the space shuttle launching after that go juice! Wishing you a good checkup and forget about it for 10 years! Dave P.
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Dad Burn it!!! Jeff... I'm going to have to miss your open-house AGAIN!!! If it were only next week... dernn-it! Have an appointment for Saturday that I cannot break away from. Ya know how it goes.... everything seems to fall on the same weekend!! Have a great event, and I do plan on dropping down your way one of these days. Dave Palmer
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
As I recall....64's had two styles of corvair letter emblems on the trunk. One style had round mounting studs, the other had flat paddle like mounting studs. Clark has reproductions, bit I don't know if they have both.
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
ejn, There are no dumb questions. Carry on friend.
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
I have installed a lot of new fan bearings and remember the same problem you mention. I solved this some 28 years ago by putting a couple small drops of locktight on the bearing shaft going into the aluminum top cover. Never had a problem removing them years later and never had a bearing slip up out of the cover. Steve is right about the aluminum and the interferaence fit of the top covers being
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
With all the parts from a doner car, STD to Auto is easy. In Late models, Auto to Std is easy!
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Sand blasting puts grit in every nook and crany. It will shake out years after the body work was done! There is also a good chance of warping the metal from heat buildup when sand blasting sheet metal. Media blasting is an alternative but is $$$$. For my early cars I prep-ed and painted for show and go, I chose to strip the louvers or air inlet's with a chemical stripper, followed by endless
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Oh come on guy's... it's a 60's economy car!!! I love my Greenbrier and have put 300,000 miles on it and will never get rid of it.... but I just cannot compare it to anything modern or wish it had things like air bags or a 3 speed auto. It is what it is. Now as for modifications..... the possibilities are only limited by time and my wallet! Interesting to me.... I recently
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
I was aware of the MaxJax lift. It is made and sold just 20 miles from my house. Looks like a really great lift and definetly goes higher than the EZ Lift, and is rated at 6000#. However what I wanted was something that was far more portable. I can loan the EZ to anyone and can haul it anywhere. Also the EZ takes less room in my garage when not is use, compared to the Max. For me... I cannot
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
You may be ok. You may also lose a valve seat down the road. If the engine has origional cast pistons... one of them may fail down the road. But again.... you may be OK. I have seen Corvair engines run like nothing happened after being ran shortly with out fanbelts. I have seen others have problems in just a few hundred miles. If your engine was recently rebuilt properly, you may be ok. It sounds
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Have seen some installed over the years, however the FC seats are made to fit over the top of the wheel wells. The other than FC seats I have seen installed have all required hammering down the top of the wheel wells to accommodate the thicker seat frame of the from something else - seats. It works... but about all of them I have looked at shows the tires having hit the now hammeredlower wheel w
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Years ago I installed a dash light bulb and socket in each of the outside corners of the FC tail lamp housings. I wired it to my brake and signal's. Now I have about 1/3 more brake and signal light coming from my tail lights. Quite simple to do! I have been thinking of upgrading the added light bulbs to LED's. Have installed a lot of LED "safety" lighting on the motorcycle! I
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Never had a problem with them. Just put 135,000 on my 95hp Van engine before tear down. I don't know what conditions others have, but I have found engines where the exh. tube from the head can be burnt away. This is the part the exh packing slips on. I still have quite a few sets of new OEM packings. Kinda went crazy buying them years ago. However I like using the asbestos free Clarks thes
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Ay Phil. I bought Boytcho's EZ Car Lift last year to help R&R the engine from my Greenbrier. The thing works fantastic. As you know I used to have the two post commercial car lift. Had to sell it because I lost use of the building it was in. Like Seth said earlier... the two post unit would not fit at my house either. This EZ Lift does. So I have had the experience of both kinds of l
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Just an idea... Back when I was in school in Up-state NY. and didn't have much money... I found a free pair of early shocks. I cut the flat tabs off the bottom mounts and pressed them out. I then pressed out the bottom tube from my old late model shocks and pressed them into the bottom of the earlies. I had to find a washer to back up the rubber so that the pressing would not dislodge it f
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Those rivets come out easily. Just tap them from the side and then use a flat blade screwdriver between the head and the bi-metal thermostat plate to pry the whole thing away from the head. To re-install, I have punched or compressed the rivet hole in the head... just a bit. This way the rivet can be tapped or pressed back into the origional hole. This will work for multiple bi-metal thermostst
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
As long as the damaged area is not a oil "pressure' area...for a quick fix, the JB Weld will work providing all oil residue is removed. Make sure no extra JB Weld material gets into the engine. If the rear housing is to be removed for this repair, you may just replace it anyway. The metal timing plate "AC and or Air pump equipped" is just riveted in place and can be transfere
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Ay Phil, I have a new pack of matches to light off that new motor! Dave P
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