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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Good thing we are not talking about late convertibles!!! Just try to find those! Yikes!
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
You are going to love it. I used to have a Rotary 2-post lift. Gave "Free Lift Rides" for the club here.... until the building I had it in became unavailable. I don't have room for a 2-post lift here at my house, so had to sell it! Sad Sad Sad!! But have found that the EZ Car Lift I have now is perfect for my needs. And the best thing is.... I can take it with me anywhere. Cost
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Send me a PM.
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Looks like a great idea to get yet another government grant! My brother does emmissions testing for large power equipment. Last year he was called to do emmission tests on a new system from germany that extracts the hydrogen and oxygen from water to boost diesel fuel. It is a machine that you put diesel in one end and water in the other... splits the 2 water molecules and blends it with the di
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
korvair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > as for the fuel pump i just put a low pressure > electric in line fuel pump on my 63 and just left > the stock fuel pump in it seems to be doing fine > so far I used to do the same thing years ago... until the old fuel pump formed a leak and filled the crankcase and skid pan with gasoline. Just a c
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Welcome and enjoy! Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
One thing I have found with some others who had fuel pump failures..... When installing the new pump, they did not hand turn the engine over so the pump cam was on the low side of the lobe. When the pump was installed with the pump cam on the high side, it was easy to over stress or even break the diaphragm while pushing down on the pump to install the retainer bolt. Seems it was all in the tec
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Don, Is it your Greenbrier I saw up there a couple months ago? I'm down the road a bit from you in Fillmore! Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
If keeping with the 61 - 63 look is not too important... I installed a 64-65 access door on my fathers 1962 Rampy because of those pesky early license plate lights getting broken sooo easily. It is a direct bolt in and the light is easy to fabricate. What I did for the light is take one of the two origional license lights from my 64 and use it on Dad's 62. One light is more than enough to a
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Origional ones are quite hard to find in good condition. The center bars are held in place with the rack straps that can be tightened, and not screwed to the roof. However I have found that if they are not in good condition, they will bounce and rattle in the wind. I also noticed that 1970's - 80's? Volvos had nearly the same roof racks but the front edge was pointed more than the FC r
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
I found that removing the windshield on Earlies, makes the padded dash installation far easier. I have even removed the windshield on one occasion just to install-glue in the dash pad, just to make it fit perfect. Good job... and congrats to FLSteve. Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
I had always removed the seat to be able to get to the panel a little better. Another tip..... brush the back of cardboard panels with some kind of water-proofing material like Thompsons water seal. This will prevent moisture from buckling the cardboard sometime down the road. Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Another thought.... shocks available today have a longer travel.. in other words, they could unload the springs more than OEM shocks of the day. I don't think it is a issue with normal driving, but something to consider.
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
It is my understanding that.....62 qnd 63 had the swaybar as an option to save production costs. 62 Spyder's it was standard. 63 Spyder an option. As for Misser Nadler..... 62 and 63 production suspensions were quite identical. One of hiz complaints was that the swaybar should have been standard as a safety issoe. Butt what the heck does this "expert" that does not even drive a car
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Calif. DMV has a program and a form to register vintage plates to vintage cars. As long as the plate numbers are out of service and not stolen. I think the fee is $40 and an additional $20 each year upon renewal. Front plates in good condition are the hardest to get. There are plastic reproductions that are not legal. There is also a outfit that makes them in metal. These come from Central Amer
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Check out, "The Brotherhood of the third wheel" not many Corvair trikes left but still a few! Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Clark sells a kit. I made one up years ago to have a floor shifter for PG. Never installed it and sold the thing at Corvair swap meet. Back in the early 1960's I saw a kit that had an additional cable so the dash shift indicator worked with the floor shift kit. Soooo it can be done. Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Make sure the nuts are also at least grade 8. Axial.. "edge" run-out is "critical"!!! Factury origional tolerances allow as much a .028! Not acceptable in my book!
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
He also bought a restored 1966 Turbo Corsa Coupe from Dave Statland of Los Angeles.. buttt he paid a heck of a lot more than $600. "Go Dave"! In fact he bought the CORSA quite a while before the Rampside and it's restoration. He has been seen driving the Corvairs to his show studios.... along with the zillion other cars in his collection! Corvanture Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Something to ponder.. Rear wheel toe will effect camber on the truck and early swing axils. First.. the transmission rubber mounts have to be solid. Toe is adjusted by shims between the trans and the steel trans mount. If the rubber mount bushings to the crossmember are bad, the entire transaxil will move around. As the transaxil moves forward the toe rolls out, negative toe. As it moves back th
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Something easy to check... The clutch or bell housing gasket, between the crankcase and clutch housing can protrude into the oil pan gasket area. It needs to be trimmed off with a sharp razorblade to be flush. I have seen a lot of pesky leaks in this area over the years because the gasket was not trimmed... making a line for oil leakage. For show and go Corvairs, I only use silicone gasket seal
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
I have found that 3.27 gears and add your oversize 217 70 tires, is too tall for the 110 to pull. Origional 4 speeds in the FC's had a lower 1st gear than car transmissions. If your engine is tired at all... more of an issue. Flat cam's are not too common in street engines. Could the cam have been re-machined by a previous owner? Then I would question the cam. My Greenbrier has the Pow
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Check the crank pulley... I have seen some where they have spun on the rubber... outside pulley to inside hub. Look at the timing mark. Below it is a hash mark that should align with another hash mark across the rubber insert. This is an alignment mark. All 3 should be in align. I have seen them 10 - 20 - 90 degrees off. Resetting the timing with the pulley hub mark can mean nothing if the harmon
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Have used DOT 5 silicone braake fluid in my Greenbrier for 32 years, 200,000+ miles. Flushed once and disassembled a wheel cyl to see the condition.... still perfect and fluid is clear. I have ran DOT5 on all Corvairs I have owned. I feel the benefits over Glycol brake fluid for street vintage vehicles is a huge advantage. The brake fluid system is a closed system. The only way water can get into
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Got me puzzled too! I know Mr. Pinard painted his Convert Red recently.
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
8756. Re: chug?
Not sure what exact kind of Chugging you are describing... however. Hard starting and rough idol can be as simple as a bad Choke-Break Diaphragm on one carburetor. Cold: one choke is going to be rich because the bad diaohragm is not pulling the choke open. May run a little better when the engine is hot, but the bad diaphragm is a direct vacuum leak! Easy thing to check.
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Deep oil pans have their advantages, however I don't think I have seen too many that had not bottomed out on speed bumps or something! I agree with Jeff, and the others. I also question the oil pump. You can get a oil filter bolt that is threaded for a oil pressure gauge. I use one of these with every engine rebuild I do, just to test and be "sure" of operating oil pressure.
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Make sure the ball inlet valve is not rubbing on the pivot point of the float valve. The carb top cover threaded "bores" for the needle valves are not always streight and the valve can touch the float causing binding. But this usually shows as venturi drip... gas dripping into the venturi at idol. Vacuum leaks and leaking venturi gasket can also cause this. Remember.. there are two ci
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Oh this takes me back.....True story! When I was in school in the early 1970's, I kept an old flannel long sleeve shirt tucked behind the battery of my 1966 Monza... just to check oil and wipe the engine down. One weekend I did an oil change and couldent find my old shirt. It just was not there behind the battery!!! Could I have left it out? It couldent escape the sealed engine compartment..
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
62 Corvairjunky... Have an idea of price if you are willing to part with them? Thanks. I am also looking into cutting, welding and chroming a set of early car guards to fit the FC. A lot of work but I have done fabrications harder than that over the years on other projects... still easier to find the real McCoy! Corventure Dave
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