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3 months ago
corventure Dave
The OEM Flywheel was assembled with rivets that were installed cold. The bond of a cold pressed rivet is minimal and eventually loosens wears and the flywheel will get out of round enough to stress the starter nose cone. This is a typical break. I have also seen this happen when one installs a starter from a different standard trans car that had a lose flywheel. So parts history is good to know.
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4 months ago
corventure Dave
Here in Kalyphornya, eviction is a long laborius process!!!! Corventure Dave
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4 months ago
corventure Dave
Yes. It had sheet metal screws all around. No offering for a hinge. In fact the cover that supports the heater box fits under the lid. Some have put a piano hinge there, nut that makes removing the heater box cover-support hard to remove for service. That is why I like the VW hinges. Corventure Dave
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4 months ago
corventure Dave
I hate it when people do that chopping!!! Check with California Corvairs. He has excellent used body panels and should have what you need. Corventure Dave
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4 months ago
corventure Dave
May I refer you to my post here, "Dainer's Rampy Project". In this post I outlined the clean fitting VW trunk hinges I used and others also posted their FC engine lid solutions. Be sure to click "all years" in the search. The post is quite old. Corventure Dave
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4 months ago
corventure Dave
Great observations. I have to remember that the Corvair started out as an "econemy" car for Mom. The Mustang started out as an affordable sports car. Definetly, they evolved differently. Corventure Dave
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4 months ago
corventure Dave
Wow. Thats fast. I blinked and missed it! Thats cool stuff! Corventure Dave
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4 months ago
corventure Dave
May I recommend contacting California Corvairs for a rust free crossmember. Also Dave Motorhead who posts here may have one. Could post here, looking for rust free crossmember. Us Southern Calif guys have the advantage of less to no rust on many parts. Corventure Dave
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4 months ago
corventure Dave
Received the 3 I ordered. Thank you Steve. They are excellent. Corventure Dave
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4 months ago
corventure Dave
That switch is the same as Early model Corvairs. However they are different from the Late model Corvairs. I would not bother trying to match it up online. I think it's best to get a new one from one of our Corvair vender's. Support the hobby and also know your getting the "correct" switch! I've found too many mis-matched parts listed online. Corventure Dave
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4 months ago
corventure Dave
Different Dave. However Moto has made a lot of great video's! Corventure Dave
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4 months ago
corventure Dave
Check with Dave Motohead and Clarks. The solid block, I found style is best. No chance of leaks and the install looks stock. I made my own with round aluminum pucks from McMaster Carr. However the labor for each makes selling them made my way prohibitive. But it's fun to make ones own solutions! Corventure Dave
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4 months ago
corventure Dave
One only needs to push the outer metal sleeve out about 3/16 of an inch to release it. This can be done carefully with a hammer. Heat can be applied if necessary. I just changed these bushings on a friends FC. Corventure Dave
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4 months ago
corventure Dave
I recently posted a topic in the general pots on this clicking sound I was suddenly getting with Dainer's Rampside. But I may as well add it here, as the saga continues. Driving home from a Cars & Coffee gathering, I could hear a clicking sound coming from the Left side of the truck. This sounded much like the sound that the Early style wire wheel covers can make, but it was a bit loude
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4 months ago
corventure Dave
Just wanted to share... Those of us who have been around for a while will know this. However I wanted to share this issue that just popped up on Dainer's Rampside, with others. I was returning home from a Cars&Coffee meet this past Saturday. The drive to Thousand Oaks is about 15 miles and over a twisty grade. All went well, except I noticed a clicking when braking. It sounded like
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4 months ago
corventure Dave
Got it. Corventure Dave
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4 months ago
corventure Dave
I have two very Vairy good Rear FC bumpers. No rust and streight. The only issue is I'm here in Kalyphornya. Shipping would be a bear due to the size! Corventure Dave
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4 months ago
corventure Dave
Ssnake Oyl Products. They restore OEM seat belts quite perfectly. They also sometimes have original sets on hand and available. Not cheap, but they are quite correct. Corventure Dave
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4 months ago
corventure Dave
Corventure Dave
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4 months ago
corventure Dave
Donald is quite a knowledgeable gent. I have seen him on Jay Leno's Garage. I did not know his first car was a 63 Corvair. Corventure Dave
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4 months ago
corventure Dave
Fantastic Steve! Yet another great re-pop you have created! I'm still loving the FC front floor mat in Dainer's Rampside. In fact have some locals who would like to get Black front mat's if and when you make another run. I have sent you a PM on getting at least a couple of these ducts. Thanks again. Corventure Dave
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4 months ago
corventure Dave
Questions... Standard trans or automatic? Early steel fan or 64+ Mag fan? If std trans, how aggressive are you between gears? Do you have the belt retainer on the idler pulley and if 64+ the fan shroud? And how close are they adjusted to the pulley's? From there I agree with above. Bearings and alignment are a place to then check. Corventure Dave
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5 months ago
corventure Dave
Aluminum once came aftermarket in different colors. Look great on a modified engine. However, for me they looked stand out odd on a stock engine. Performance difference? About the same as bubble gum vs spearmint! Corventure Dave
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5 months ago
corventure Dave
Fun video. In fact, My personal family Corvair adventure started when my Mom bought a NEW 1963 Monza Coupe, Black with the same Red - White interior!! Ours also had the 102 engine, however we had an AM radio and 4 speed trans. My brother and I had a lot of adventures in that Black 63, and did everything stupid that teenagers could do driving it back then. Never had an issue, even in the dirt!
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5 months ago
corventure Dave
Early or Late Model? The Early Model suspension will appear sagged and rear wheels cambered out if the rear wheel tow is incorrect. It's the same with FC's. Too much toe-out and the wheels will track outwards making negative camber, or top of tire more inwards than the bottom. Proper toe will most of the time correct this. I have had good luck setting the rear wheel tow 3/8" pos
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5 months ago
corventure Dave
Well Paul, you can definitely rule out that cam gear!! Corventure Dave
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5 months ago
corventure Dave
Paul, A long shot, but easy to check. I had two instances when an engine just stopped and would not start. Fuel was fine. Ignition was fine. Engine turned over just fine. Solution..... I'm covering 50 years of Corvair's here, but these two problems were the same. Aftermarket cast cam gears just shattered. Engines were low performance connected to PG Transmissions. So no abuse. So, m
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5 months ago
corventure Dave
JerryM, The question I would have is, what is the intention of the engine you are building. Racing or just normal street driving? For street engines, I have inspected and balanced OEM Rods and reused them multiple times with no issues. I always heat the Rod ends before pressing in piston pins. My Greenbrier, I have personally put 300,000+ miles on that engine. However if performance is the
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5 months ago
corventure Dave
There you go Ken. I indeed learned something about the Early - Early crankcase bolts. Corventure Dave
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5 months ago
corventure Dave
Just my recommendation. Also take a look at the EZ Car Lift. Look at the reviews here with "Search". Also on line. Made here in the USA. My Easy is more portable and simple to store and not take any floor space when not in use. Corventure Dave
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