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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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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Are the Reflectors left hand or Right hand? Sorry... could not help myself!
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
My Greenbrier, "What year is it" is a standard question. My Fathers 62 Ramp has the 64-65 engine service door along with the plate lighting for those years. A guy asked Dad what year it was, he said 1962.... and the guy tried to convince him he was wrong because of the later service door we had put on! So... I guess no one puts different year parts on their old cars? Or as an afterthoug
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Another blast from the past! My 1965 Concours Monza with 140, had the chrome air cleaner cover. At a show one time I was parked decklid up and with the rear of the car facing the sun....... the engine deck-lid insulation started smoking..."Really"! It turned out the sun was just in the right position to be reflected and concentrated on a small spot of the origional insulation! I gue
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Not sure if this is your problem... buttt it gives me a chance to tell a story! Many years ago I did a carb job on one of my Corvairs. Had some major distractions throughout the job, so I was pulled away again and again. When I finally go to starting the engine it would idol but had no power. The left bank did not fire. After running for 10 - 15 minutes, I could hold onto the exhaust manifold wi
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Yes, the chome center part is the hard one to find these days!
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Yep... gas shocks from the 70's Dodge. I use KYB heavy duty all around for the Vans. On the Rampside Heavy duty rear and standard duty up front. Seems to work better for ride in the pickup's. 34 years and 230,000 miles in my van and have only had to replace two of them. Valveeta get's driven a bit!
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
I have a couple vary good used ones. I also have a NOS in the box 12 plate oil cooler. I consider it as a near worthless NOS part because once it is used, it is the same os the other used ones I and lot's of others have. So it's new but no one can use it!! Ha!
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11 years ago
corventure Dave
Curtis Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- U-Joint yokes can be warn and bearing cups are moving around. It is getting harder to fine good yokes that are not warn at the u-joint cup area's. I say it's the first thing to check and the easiest. Corvanture Dave =============================================================================== > Since i bau
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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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