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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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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Eric has it right. I built my own glass-bead blast chamber 20 years ago for home use. Units are available from Harbor Freight. If you have an air compressor, you cna bead blast small parts ay home. The blasting media is available from commercial suppliers or ask any aut machine shop to buy a bag. I have also used this same glass bead blast material to frost glass and remove chrome from small
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Looking for a set of (4) FC bumper guards for Rampside project. Can be painted or needing re-chrome, as long as usable. Anyone out there have some available??? Thanks, Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Send me a PM. If you are interested...I think I have a pair of new repro's from Clark I will not be needing. I only want 1/2 an arm and a leg for them!!!
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Ay Dave... My Snap-On socket head is warn out! Ha! Dave P.
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Here is my experience with these... Be sure to install the valve so the flat of the hex body is flat at the float. If necessary, carefully file the edge of the inlet valve body for clearance. Only have to take away a couple thousands or so of material. I have only had to do this with two or three of these valves due to the threaded bore in the carburetor casting not being perfectally streight. I
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Give them at Pertronics a call. They have been really helpful when I have called them in the past.
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Ya... My home state is screwed up. Just look who has been and is running it for decades... one party! California is so left wing and environmentally conscious, that we can't even ban plastic grocery bags that are blowing all over the place and hanging in trees! Buttt like they say on TV in the info-mertials.... "But Wait"!!! Regardle$$... I $till love living here, even with the ta
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
The VW seal strips look interesting, however I go agree that the cost is a bit high compared to the stock strips. For installing the stock rubber strips... here is a tip I used for my Consours Corvairs. Remove the origional staples and drill out the staple holes with a 1/16 drill. Then when you reassemble the strips,cut some solid copper wire... like household Romex to make copper wire staples.
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
You can get rattle cans of automotive paint at an auto paint supply store. The quality of the paint is far superior to over the shelf spray rattle can paint. This is great for door jams and interior trim as long as the colors are not metallic. However, by the time you buy all the cans you will need for an external job that will look "canny"... you may as well go for a regular discount p
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
In my former life... I made do with making thick washers from thick rubber belting or tire sidewalls. These washers were about 2 3/4 inches outside and with 1/2 inch holes drilled in the middle. With all but 1964 mounts... they can be stacked up between the steel trans mount and the warn out trans mount bushing rubber. Tightening the castle nut squeezed the washers uo and made the transmission mo
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
I gave up on shops for laignments long ago and do my own... however I have found that guy's with older Corvetts have special places that will do it. Late Corvairs a a lot like Vetts and those guys know how to do it properly.
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Transmission mounts on Early models and FC's are critical for rear wheel toe alignment and the rear toe will effect wheel camber or sag. I have resolved many earlies and trucks over the past 38 years that had this problem. If the tranny mounts are bad and moving around, there is no way to adjust the rear wheel toe, no matter how many shims are placed or removed between the trans mount and th
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
A simple mechanics stethoscope will help isolate the noise from the crankcase to the head area and one cylinder to another. That would be the next thing I would do to try to find the noise. Also while running check each valve with valve covers off using the stethoscope. Old school is a long screwdriver to the ear or other metal rod. But I spent $6 or 9 quid on the proper tool! Keep us informed a
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Another vote to avoid copper lines! I have witnessed too many home fix's over the years with copper tubing and breakage. The last one was a FC brought to my house for minor repairs a couple years ago.. and there was a nice fine mist of fuel spraying over the engine from the left carburetor "home made copper" fuel line. I don't know how it did not burst into flames!!! Corve
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
I don't believe this is a indication of overheating per-say. Most of the older high mile heads I have seen have a low spot as said above. My 1964 Van heads have over 225,000 miles on them from new. They had new guides and seats put in quite a while ago. The valve cover rail on the bottom by the push rod tubes was really warped. The machine shop said the whole heads was warped.... wrong!!! I
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Goop.... really... the stuff dries to a clear hard rubber like material. I have used this "Goop" adhesive for zillions of things and it can be applied so none of it shows. Can also handle outdoors exposure.
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Fantastic deal! If you put it out back... with a car on it and up all the way...you also have a new patio cover! Man-Cave.... I love it! How come I never find the deals like that!
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Have a guy locally... almost, who has a van for sale with a dropped valve seat. He wants to sell it as is $5000. I have informed him that if the van is in as great condition as he claims, it would be worth at least putting a used head in it to make it run-able. "Red flags"! He keeps asking me about buying it.... lets see now... it's going on 6 years! Hasn't ran in 10. I said s
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Wrap them in plastic before packaging. Zip-lock bags work.
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
The local Ford dealer had a guy doing this on cars in their back lot a few years ago!! He had a roller thing that rotated the tire and a wheel to slightly buf the tire where te stripe would go. Then swapped that for a white paint roller! I was watching him do this when a salesman came out and insisted that I go out front. So it can and is done. Probably lasts until someone bumps or washes the
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Jeff, Looks like a great time. Really makes me wish I could have been there.. ISPIRATIONAL for me. Will get down there regardless one day soon. Your shop is amazing. Congratulations my friend. Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Ay Tom... I used to live in the Rochester area... in a earlier life! Greece... off Long Pond Road! Shoreway Drive to be exact. Family moved here to So. Cal. in 1965 from Chili... You know I'm from there kuz I say it right... Chie--Lie. Have a White hot dog at Don and Bob's on me! Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Perfect photo, however two hammers of the same weight work best for me. The biggest challenge is to strike both hammers at the "same" time... no big deal!
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Also check for vacuum leaks!
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Two hammers... one pounders work well. Hit the center link on both sides of the idler stud at the same time. May take some practice blows to hit both at same time. It is a pinching-shock that will free the nestiest idlers or tie rod ends. Oh... be sure the castle nut is in place but vary loose. This will protect the threads if you miss with a hammer! I used to live in snow-salt country in a forme
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Oooooh.... NOS Inserts.... Ahhhhhh! Nice
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
If someone says "Man your car is smokin".... he may really mean smokin!
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Congrats to Lon on getting Dale's toolings. There is still somewhat of a demand for high quality flywheels. Yes I also do rebuilt flywheels. To clarify.. I do not have a 5 year warrantee. On the other hand I do not have a "Forever" warrantee like Dale had,simply because I don't think I will be living that long! I just say if one of my flywheels fails, I will replace it unle
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