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5 months ago
thewolfe
Ditch the teflon and go with viton. They are easy to put on and will last a long time.
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6 months ago
thewolfe
Beam in lb torque wrench can be found for less than $20 on amazon. Do it once, do it right.
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6 months ago
thewolfe
Interesting, I haven't seen Scott around here for a while either. I think those of us who have been around know who ScottV really is.
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7 months ago
thewolfe
I'm guessing you either have low boost or a piece of crap gauge. Maybe both. Also guessing the boost scale is bar. 1 bar = 14.5psi so that reads up to 29 psi. .15 bar would be a measely 2.2psi. Something isn't right.
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7 months ago
thewolfe
That turbo is a 62-63 b flow on the hot side. The 64 exhaust housing uses a different style exhaust gasket and the outlet pipe is also different. Can't tell if the compressor is b or f from those pictures.
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7 months ago
thewolfe
The question is how big is a tiny nick? Does that mean it just has a ding in it or is a chunk missing that would potentially throw the balance off and cause it to self destruct at the extreme speeds that turbos spin at? Without taking it apart to see the actual damage I don't know if there's much advice to be given besides the obvious that if one of the wheels is damaged, it should prob
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8 months ago
thewolfe
A ball end carbide burr is the best thing I found to drill them out with, after breaking several regular carbide bits. Doing them on a drill press the regular bits like to catch when punching through the bottom whereas the ball burr doesn't.
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8 months ago
thewolfe
You only need a blowoff valve if you're doing a blow through setup or fuel injection. And only need a waste gate if you replace the stock carburetor with something bigger. The yh is the biggest boost limiting factor in stock turbo engines and I'd say nearly impossible to over boost a proper running engine with one, even with the upgraded turbo. If you replace the yh with something that
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8 months ago
thewolfe
Assuming you have the correct turbo for a 64, all you need is a late model compressor and compressor housing along with whatever other parts, gaskets, seals etc. you would need when doing a standard reseal of a turbo(those parts are all the same for all years). The shop manual tells how to do that.
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8 months ago
thewolfe
I have the bmw style 5 aka rc090 wheels from an 02 525i on my car and they do fit the corvair bolt pattern but it isn't absolutely perfect. And neither is the backspace. I use 20mm spacer/ bolt pattern adapters to correct both. Others use them with no spacers or bolt pattern adaption and they seem to work fine for those folks.
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9 months ago
thewolfe
When I had a DCOE I used a choke cable from a 61 corvair, mounted under the dash. For what it's worth, the "cold start device" on a DCOE doesn't really work that well. It does not choke at all, just adds a little extra fuel and mine was always hard to start when cold, whether it was activated or not. It does help once the car starts to keep it running while warming up.
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9 months ago
thewolfe
This is the one you want if doing a hybrid f/b in a late model.
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10 months ago
thewolfe
I don't think you're going to get what you want with a stock seat. They are wide, flat, and slippery. I can't imagine them getting much better even if you add a little more support on the sides. Aftermarket bucket seats make a huge difference when you're flying around the corners.
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10 months ago
thewolfe
That's exactly what their ball joints SHOULD come with!
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10 months ago
thewolfe
The boots on their ball joints are terrible. The uppers easily distort, tear, or the rubber comes out of the sleeve from just jacking the car up. They really need to have just a rubber boot and no metal band.
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11 months ago
thewolfe
17x8 all around here with 245/40 in back, 215/45 in front. When you go to a 17x8 with wide tires, offset/backspace becomes more critical.
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11 months ago
thewolfe
Looks nice and can't beat that price. Hopefully the larger stranded cable holds up.
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11 months ago
thewolfe
Haha, I'm no race car. But I did have a bad experience with the C4 bars and I'm relaying that info along with an alternative solution so others can make an informed decision, whether that be positive or negative. The c4 rods obviously work for numerous people and that's perfectly fine. I did not leave one end loose as was mentioned earlier and maybe that would help with the bushing
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11 months ago
thewolfe
C4 bars don't have spherical bushings. They are urethane and they will wallow out over time like mine did before I threw them in the scrap bin. PMT bars have spherical bushings and they are a far superior unit but cost over double. Definitely worth it in my opinion.
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1 year ago
thewolfe
I run 15-18psi with a qjet and I don't have oil pushing past the dipstick or crank seals. I do get a little in the air cleaner. I have a catch can with a line running from the stock chrome tube out of the crank case to the can inlet and the outlet of the catch can running to the air cleaner. No breather.
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1 year ago
thewolfe
Those look great!
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1 year ago
thewolfe
Looks nice and I hate to be the bringer of bad news but it looks like you may have some body issues. The seams between the rocker panel and the rest of the body have been filled, and it is missing the rocker trim and fender emblems. The rockers are an integral piece of the convertibles for strength and are known for rusting out and are a labor intensive repair to do right. I would inspect the car
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1 year ago
thewolfe
It is a bit of surgery! I did a writeup here when I originally did that install. Unfortunately, the pictures I uploaded through photobucket are blurred out now but you can still view them at the awful photobucket website by clicking on them.
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1 year ago
thewolfe
I would say that most modern alloy wheels are not forged. Most are cast which are generally heavier and not as strong as forged. Forged wheels are significantly more expensive than cast aluminum wheels so if you are buying aftermarket wheels and they are not advertised as forged then they are most certainly cast.
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1 year ago
thewolfe
Here's a pretty good cut off pattern with my corvair. Running HIDs, not LED but LED would have the same exact pattern. Can't do that with regular H4 housings though. I have retrofitted morimoto projectors into H4 conversion housings. Lots of work but I can see very well at night while simultaneously not blinding oncoming traffic.
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1 year ago
thewolfe
I know, different wheels but you may be able to add this nice touch like I did to my BMW wheels. The center waffle plates are machined from billet aluminum with billet screw on hex nuts and a horn button fits perfectly in the center of the nut, with the addition of a polycarbonate hub centric ring around the circumference to fill the gap. You may be able to do something similar with the camaro hu
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1 year ago
thewolfe
I'm talking about the one going into the shroud and connected to the bottom of the regulator. I have a similar setup and had a line with no slack there as well. One time when I jacked that back corner of the car up I saw how much that line was being stretched, ready to pull right off the bottom of the regulator. That line promptly got replaced with one that had several inches of slack. The e
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1 year ago
thewolfe
A bit of advice for Eric. Looking at how your regulator is mounted, it appears the line at the bottom is taut. Or maybe it's the angle of the picture but you need some slack in that line because when you go around corners, the engine shifts relative to the body of the car and the line will be getting tugged on since the regulator is mounted to the body.
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1 year ago
thewolfe
Any engine build you need to check piston to wall clearance. There is a specification for every piston type for the clearance. Forged get more clearance than cast so you measure it with a micrometer and dial bore gauge and hone accordingly. Honing should be done with a torque plate to get the most accurate bore because it changes with the force of the heads being bolted on. Not taking these steps
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1 year ago
thewolfe
.009 is tight. You need to file the rings. The application and piston type also determines if you need more or less gap. Turbo motor or forged pistons need more.
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