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2 years ago
mattlockwood
I think the mallet idea was a great one. Now it turns nicely , there is an initial resistance due to (I’m guessing) hydraulic lock from the oil but otherwise no dragging binding or resistance, nor is it loose. Hard to quantify, but I’m confident. Thanks so much for all the good advice
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2 years ago
mattlockwood
wv-geo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Paid for my Idler on April 28. > Still waiting for delivery. > . Say it ain’t so..... I paid for a “super kit b” rebuild kit, $880, in December. All I’ve gotten is a box of gaskets, valued at around $30 at autozone, and my core return for six good cylinders I sent in
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2 years ago
mattlockwood
First off, I’d like to start by saying I really appreciate the help and advice. Second: I did purchase an entire rebuild kit, for close to $1k, from what I thought was a reputable Corvair vendor, back in December. I’ve yet to receive more than just a few gaskets and a set of incorrect-size piston rings. This person is well known on this forum so I assumed he was a reputable source, but
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2 years ago
mattlockwood
The vendor I bought a complete rebuild kit from only sent me one set of gaskets. I can’t tell if they’re for the base of the barrel or are they the head gaskets. FEL-PRO p/n ES-8177 S I assume these are head gaskets not base gaskets. Just want to be sure Thanks for the help. Matt
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2 years ago
mattlockwood
Ok so with my stock pan on an110,hp stock motor it is n/a?
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2 years ago
mattlockwood
No. It’s not a stock installation, is it? original post should read that it’s from “ How to keep your corvair alive”
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2 years ago
mattlockwood
Finch’s book says: “NOTE: oil temp sending unit should be installed before installing oil pan. See chapter on oil temp installation “ Is he referring to his own book or the shop manual, and what is the oil temp sending unit, I’m not familiar? Thanks, Matt
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2 years ago
mattlockwood
jjohnsonjo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > How heavy of assy lube did you use, if its too > thick you can get a suction that makes it hard to > get moving. I use STP and oil. Normally I can grab > the crank gear with a gloved hand and turn it > without much effort. As far as spinning, I have > been able do that during tear down, but not on
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2 years ago
mattlockwood
I didn’t but will start over. Lol....
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2 years ago
mattlockwood
Put my case halves together. Spins freely, but I’ve never built a corvair motor, my experience is VW motors where they spin VERY freely, you can “fling” the crank when the case is torqued. Not so with my Vair. It spins freely but it's def tight. I don’t need to muscle it , it’s just not like my VWs.... torqued to 50 ft lbs. Thx in advance, really appreciate this forum
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2 years ago
mattlockwood
Spectre Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I flat-sanded the inside of the pump cover until > it was almost like a mirror. Then, I followed an > older, experienced club members advice: start > with thinnest gasket and try and turn pump. If it > binds, go to next size. Repeat as necessary. So there should be no binding at all when you try t
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2 years ago
mattlockwood
ROD Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If your crank is already polished and you > installed STD mains .... and you are a solid .002 > on all journals you are within spec . Yep. A solid 002. Polished crank. And I did the measuring 3x, solid .002 on the plastigage each time. That’s great news and thank you!
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2 years ago
mattlockwood
My plastiguage is telling me that I need .001 U/S bearings according to the chart in the shop manual (plastguage is reading .002 IIRC) Clark’s does not offer them. My crank was measured at the machine shop as STD and I was sent a set of bearings by a vendor I don’t trust (anymore) which are allegedly STD as well. Torque wrench is a good craftsman..... So- how come Clark’s doesn’t of
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2 years ago
mattlockwood
The Vermont route works and is legal. The catch is that the cars VIN cannot be in the system. Ie, it’s not been registered in so long there’s no record of it. I did this with two of my cars. Legal and easy, around $400
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2 years ago
mattlockwood
Pistons have a dot on them. Which way is the dot oriented? Thx, Matt
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3 years ago
mattlockwood
Thanks for that. Luckily I have a really good machine shop here in town and I will be taking this info to them for the work. Much appreciated, Matt
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3 years ago
mattlockwood
Thanks for the clarification. Much appreciated
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3 years ago
mattlockwood
I know the manual says wrist pins and their rods are a matched set, but has anyone had good luck with pins that have been removed and refit with rods they weren’t originally matched with?
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3 years ago
mattlockwood
Dear friends, I ordered almost $1000 in parts from a Corvair vendor. The order was only partially filled and multiple emails and phone calls have gotten nowhere. I am flying up to the County seat to file a claim against the vendor. (Easy to do, I work in the travel industry and fly for free) I have a log of repeated phone calls and emails with acknowledgement of missing items and promise
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3 years ago
mattlockwood
Thanks a lot for the info
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3 years ago
mattlockwood
I’ve got one. It’s from Clark’s. Measuringnwith a micrometer, the lobes seem smaller in dis. than the cam from my 110 hp. Since the cam I pulled has a deep gouge in one of the lobes, I’m replacing it. Can I use the OT10?
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3 years ago
mattlockwood
Respectfully: I’m not a troll. I post from time to time with questions about building my Corvair. I also didn’t bash Lon or CU, I simply stated my history of the transaction and hoped I could get my money back. MmattNall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > thewolfe Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----
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3 years ago
mattlockwood
I’d like to point out that I have made several attempts to resolve this issue with Lon, and have gotten nowhere. We’re talking close to $1000 here. I don’t mean to publicly disparage him but I feel I have a reasonable expectation for services that I paid for. Furthermore, it seems there are a few coming out of the woodwork to share their negative experiences. Had I seen those befo
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3 years ago
mattlockwood
Thanks for the replies. The shipping for the cylinders was $65 so Im only netting about $60. They were good cylinders so I figured it was worth it to keep them in the system. I just noticed that Lon posted sale information yesterday, so Im glad to see he is ok. Having said that, I feel that 2.5 months is long enough and Im ready to move on.
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3 years ago
mattlockwood
Late December, I ordered a Superkit B rebuild kit from the Corvair Underground. I sent the money via PayPal, and also shipped a set of good cylinder barrels for the core charge. A month or so later, I called to check on the progress, and got a promise to ship “the next day”. A month after that (late Feb or so) I called and left a voicemail, got another reply that it would “go out tomo
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3 years ago
mattlockwood
Stock coils will measure around 1.5 > ohms or slightly lower. If you measure that > quantity, then you need to have a ballast resistor > of 1.8 ohms. In stock Corvairs, this resistor is > included in the stock wiring. > > Thx for all the responses. I thought the initial answers were fairly straightforward; it's a radio noise suppressor, and, depending on measured
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3 years ago
mattlockwood
Got one locally. The clarks one is a fair price but the shipping made it worth the inquiry. Thx for all who responded .
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3 years ago
mattlockwood
Excellent. Thx again Steve.
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3 years ago
mattlockwood
This is an externally mounted ... resistor? Bought a new coil from my local FLAPS. I believe (not sure though) it has an internal resistor. If not does have an internal, do I need this? Is it connected to the + or - side of the coil?
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3 years ago
mattlockwood
Looking for an inlet fuel line , from firewall to fuel pump. Letter "D" in this picture. I'm located in the Kansas City area . Thank you
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