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1 year ago
4wd430
Try "303 aerospace protectant"
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1 year ago
4wd430
Not having grown up in a time that vehicles came with these fresh air floor vents, I am not quite sure how to operate them. Is it a pull and turn on the knobs? How can I open and close them? With this hot weather, I really want them open!
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1 year ago
4wd430
Hello everyone, It's about time I get some of the oil caked all over the underside of the engine cleaned up and stopped. I am about to purchase some valve cover gaskets and was wondering what would you guys recommend. I see 6 bolt design and the 4 bolt design. I have a 60, probably with the 6 bolt design but according to some searches I looked at, the 4 bolt design is the better version. S
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1 year ago
4wd430
Were those the kyb adjustable shocks? medurham Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Why are people always trying to reinvent the wheel > (me included)? > > I tried a set of kyb's off the internet on my 62 > with poor results. > > I bought the Gabriel Red Ryders from Clarks and > the car now handles > just like my original
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1 year ago
4wd430
Replies are much appreciated guys, I am confident that I will get it right this time. I don't think the pointy bolt was seated properly on the fuel pump.
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1 year ago
4wd430
MattNall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Please look AT YOUR OTHER POST! > > I didn't even realize I made that, I had meant to comment on this same thread but I didn't end up seeing my comment (that's why I asked again). My apologies, it's a little annoying posting on the phone sometimes.
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1 year ago
4wd430
Sorry if I am asking stupid questions. But I just want to make sure I install my new fuel pump properly when I get it. The old one would always rattle loudly unless I push it down (would quite down for a little until it finds its way up again.) So when lining up the pointy bolt, do I push the fuel pump down as much as I can, start threading the bolt in and then once that is started, move the pu
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1 year ago
4wd430
Can you guys give me more information on how to correctly seat the pump. I understand the lock bolt (pointy bolt) goes in the the hole on the side of the pump. But how do I make sure the pump is seated properly? I have had issues where I had everything tightened up but the pump would rattle very loudly and if I pushed it down it would stop for a few moments until the pump wandered back up...
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1 year ago
4wd430
If it is worth any value, I figured I would comment, being a young person. The way to get through to us is many times through social media and current technology. For example, we love seeing repair videos on Youtube as it makes things easier for us to understand and do since we didn't grow up in a time when working on these older cars was common knowledge. Also, by utilizing social media such
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1 year ago
4wd430
My Corvair is sitting a bit low due to old springs. I am planning on replacing the springs and shocks to a more performance/handling oriented setup and I like the lowered look and feel I currently have. I was wondering if those of you with early Vairs (I have a '60) have found aftermarket coil springs, or those from other vehicles that work with the Corvair. I am not comfortable with cutting the
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1 year ago
4wd430
I have been driving my EM (60) Corvair around a bunch, recently. And one shocking thing to me is how well it handles. After reading all sorts of horror articles, actually being behind the wheel of the Vair has really had me stunned. I was expecting a lot more slop and uneasiness but after some spirited driving, I am more than pleased. And this is a car still sitting on suspension that hasn't been
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1 year ago
4wd430
Hey guys, I was wondering. I see a fan switch on my dash next to the heat. What does the fan switch really do? If I have some oil blow-by coming out my engine from time to time, would that be pushed through the fans? Or does the fan push fresh air? Haven't used it because of the safety concern but after being drenched in sweat after a drive today, it made me wonder.
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1 year ago
4wd430
Where in NY are you located?
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1 year ago
4wd430
Thanks, will check it out once I get home!
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1 year ago
4wd430
To remove any of these shrouds/mounts, do I need to remove any other part in the engine such as generator, carbs, etc?
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1 year ago
4wd430
I have a 1960 Corvair Deluxe 4Dr
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1 year ago
4wd430
I keep it garaged when I am not driving it.
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1 year ago
4wd430
Here are some pictures of my engine bay as requested. I did notice a lot of debris in the crevice below the fuel pump and around the crank pulley. I couldn't fit anything down there to vacuum it out so I will probably blow it out with some compressed air.
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1 year ago
4wd430
Thanks for the replies! Anyone have any pictures of the areas I should check? I will check the seal on the engine cover lid. But I am curious as to what other areas I should check. For example, the "sides."
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1 year ago
4wd430
Hey guys, hope all is well. I am new to the world of aircooled so I was wondering if it is a characteristic of air-cooled vehicles, especially the Corvair with the vents in the back, to let a lot of debris get in the engine bay. I used a wet vac to clean up my engine bay from twigs, leaves and dirt and after a drive, I find that debris accumulate once again.
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1 year ago
4wd430
I was thinking about suspension options for my EM Vair. I do like how my Vair sits somewhat low right now (although that is due to tired shocks lol). That made me think of getting adjustable coilover suspension so that I can raise the Vair up when I wish and also lower it with ease. I was wondering if any of you EM Vair owners ever used coilovers on your cars (I have a 60) and if you have any rec
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1 year ago
4wd430
Not worth fixing...I will relieve you of it ;););)
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1 year ago
4wd430
Thanks guys, pushing down did the trick.
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1 year ago
4wd430
Here is an image of it
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1 year ago
4wd430
Hey guys. Sorry for asking on such a basic thing but how exactly do I remove my parking bulb from the socket on my '60. I don't know if it's giving me trouble because I am tackling it wrong or its because it's kinda stuck from sitting. Thanks.
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1 year ago
4wd430
I will check and report back. I remember having to bump up the idle speed because it would run like crap at the lights. To sync the carbs better, do I need the balancer tool?
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1 year ago
4wd430
larry202br Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > When was the last time the carbs were rebuilt? I > would begin with a tune-up, including proper carb > adjustment for idle mixture, speed, and sync per > the manual, and if that fails, rebuild the carbs. The Carbs are freshly rebuilt from Wolf Enterprises.
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1 year ago
4wd430
Hello everyone, hope all is well. I recently got my '60 Corvair on the road and have been enjoying it. 80hp might not sound like its a lot but the car does have some pep to it and is very fun to drive. I also get a ton or stares and people pointing. One thing however, is bothering me. The '60 Corvair power glide would stall from time to time. One time I was at the middle of an intersection wa
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1 year ago
4wd430
Hey guys, I was able to tighten down that fuel pump a bit. I also purchased a stop light switch. At first when I installed it, I didn't install it correctly, the button was not pressed in enough to register that the brake pedal was not depressed. So my brake lights were on for my entire 30 minute drive around. When I got back home and realized and went to position it correctly, I felt the wires a
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1 year ago
4wd430
Thanks for the information guys, will try and tighten it up later. I made sure I got the 62 style rod as well. corventure Dave Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You said you have a 62+ style fuel pump. Securing > it is a stated above. > > However I would want to know if you have the > correct fuel pump push rod. > The Earliest rods wer
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