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10 years ago
corventure Dave
When rebuilding steering box's, I have made up my own lube-grease. I start with a good lithium grease. Then I add-mix STP oil treatment to it bit by bit until I have a grease that will just barly pour. I think the only thing STP is good for is this and also making screwdrivers hard to hold... If you remember the old ads! The STP is a good sticky stuff and the grease-STP mixture will not
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10 years ago
corventure Dave
Except for show cars.... I use 1 1/2 inch long stainless steel all thread studs for the stock valve covers. Aluminum covers may need 1 3/4 studs. Those little aluminum threads in the heads dont like so many service calls after 40 years. Gaskets.... Cork-Rubber have always worked best for me. Corventure Dave
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10 years ago
corventure Dave
I never seem to find them Gold nuggets laying around!!! Congrats. It's a great lift! Corventure Dave
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10 years ago
corventure Dave
Sounds like a classic overheating coil. Could be the coil it's self. I do not have much faith in the new made in China coils. As a bad coil heats up it can mis-fire. Coolinga bit, as you said, 10 minutes, it will work again for a bit. I run Pertronix units and their Flame Thrower coils and have had great performance. Next it could be fuel. When it stops running, remove the air cleaner and
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10 years ago
corventure Dave
Another vote for Chevy S10. Had one on my 64. Just had to make metal brackets and mounted with nut-zerts. Unfortunatly I don'r have pictures handy, but it looks a hecl of a lot better than rubber belt material. Corventure Dave
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10 years ago
corventure Dave
BLUE STREAK OK, so you guy's asked.. I'm going back about 20 years since I gave up on the B-Streaks, that's why I said perhaps they have changed, in my origional post. Problems I found back then: Basic quality, poor. Plactic rubbing post. Pivot point was always sloppy so point contacts were irratic. The arm that holds the top contact pad was so light weight that it bent eas
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10 years ago
corventure Dave
A while back there was a guy in the L.A area who had 100+ Corvairs. I seem to remember him being a Taco Bell chain owner. The city made him move his collections because they looked like junk yards. He moved them out to the valley, but after a while he was forced to get rid of them or move them again. Many of us went to that location to buy cars and help him out, but he wanted far too much for the
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10 years ago
corventure Dave
I have seen a few over the years. Should not be a problem. I also have seen rods that were heavily copper plated to bring them back to size for wrist pins.... another factory fo-pah! Corventure Dave
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10 years ago
corventure Dave
Kinda related.....Looks like your rockers have no oil hole near the pushrod like OEM!?! Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Andrew.... I'm really loving what you have there! Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Don't skimp on quality for price. Most all the point sets I have seen lately are pretty bad. The rubbing post that rides on the distributor cam is plastic, It wears faster than the contacts of the points making point gap or dwell hard to maintain. Blue Streak used to be the worst points sets out there 20 years ago. I have not looked at them since. In one month back then I fixed many club mem
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Gas cap must be vented, locking style or not. Story... My father, when he was still working in the late 1960's or so, had to make supply pickup's at the L.A. Airport. After vacation and returning to work, he made the 120 mile trip with the company van.. a Dodge. The tank was left full as was company procedure. He made it down there and was amazed that the gas gauge was still reading
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
If all drain holes are clear and even if not........I agree on the kick-panel vent housings. They can be a bugger to reseal to the inner fender. I always put 4 "extra" screws on mine, making a total of 8. The 4 origional mounting screws behind the vent grills never seem to hold the panel in place secure enough to make the duct seal goop keep the water out. Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
One more thing to check... look at the crank balancer. In line with the timing mark is a pair of scribe marks on both sides of the dampening rubber center ring. I have seen where the outer pully has turned on the rubber. This will throw the timing mark off by any slippage of the outer ring. One 1965 with facory AC seemed to have a fairly kind-of tight pulley, but the timing marks were 50 degrees
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
I do not believe there would be enough pump action to refill the T-converter by just spinning the starter. Long time cranking and heating up the starter would also not be a good practice.
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
I believe my "Line 9" Rochester Products" catalog calls for 1 13/64, but you should be OK with 1 1/8. A tip from when I lived in Rochester N.Y. in the 1970's. A family friend, Frank Mason, Rochester Products Engineer who worked on the Rochester H and HV projects in the day.... be sure the float spring is agjusted properly. With the float hanging down, the spring should hold
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
That has been done. Corvairs like to go out for a run from time to time anywho. What I recommend is having a good or repaired cable ready to go.... so the swap out job can be done when time permits. I have seen cable cracks-leaks up in the tunnel area on some Corvairs. Also try to run the cable as streight into the transmission as possible. The 1965 assembly manual for example, has the cable m
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Yes... the rod for off idol adjustment.
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
The port to the choke pull-off is constant vacuum, so you are correct... the gauge goes there. I use one gauge with a T fitting for hoses to each carb. Pinch one side off to get individual carb readings. It is also a good idea to detach the vacuum balance tube running from one carb base to the other. Simple port caps work here. If it's Powerglide equiped.... I have found that it will idol
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
I have ran many PG shifters for 30+ years and many long miles with no e-clip holding the shifter end of the cable in place, and never had one come off! As long as the cable holder is aligned properly... not a problem. This also makes dash removal for other repairs a heck of a lot easier. Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
I also agree. Pinning defeats the purpose. I think perhaps the Chevy HP article had a dumb dumb point in it. The only other reason for pinning that I could think of, is if there was not enough clearance to have the double belt pulley. Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Have to determine where the leak is. The o-ring from the cable into the transmission? Or is there a crack or break in the nylon cable housing? When the vehicle sets, the touque-converter will drain down and overfill the transmission pan. Starting the engine draws the fluid back u and all is fine. But we have to make sure the o-ring is sealed properly and there are no cracks or damage to the cabl
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Wow....one way to add trunk space! ..... Oh wait...... Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Phil, Seems these two events almost always have to fall on the same weekend!!! Dernn itt! Have a great day and be it "speed man speed"!!! Corventure Dave Palmer
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Dang Phil...... seems every year they fall together! Bestist of luck and Speed Man Speed! Corventure Dave Palmer
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Davemoto......You bee right! Thar tiz! Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
What a great find! Super condition. I moved to the Left Coast in 1976 from up-state NY and vowed to never mess with rust again. Well.... we do get it out here also. AT least a bit. But it is usually the lower windshield strip and sometimes the hinge panels on Late models Wheel wells can get it here on earlies. Then there is the 1970's Surfer who left all his wet salty gear in the trunk for
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Ah yes...1965 Coupe...... the actual speaker is the same as up front in the dash. Looks like you have the mounting brackets also. The next item to look for is the "fader" that is behind the radio tuner knob. I have them also..... in my perhaps someday gold stash!?! Cool to have the origional stuff. Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
You will need the RH air cleaner can "lid" with the fitting for the PCV hose. Sam's picture shows this. I have also seen the same fitting on the air-cleaner crossover, tho not as that common. And Thank You to everyone for not calling it a PVC system!!! HA! That would melt! Corventure Dave
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
When I was 7... I crashed my toy cars!!!!!
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