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7 months ago
66vairman
link9711 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > May I ask was the purpose of the bar to keep the arm from going front to back? > > > > > link9711 > 63 monza spyder > san antonio tx The sway bar helps keep the car from "leaning" over in a turn, but more importantly on a Corvair it unloads weight on the front tire on the in
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7 months ago
66vairman
For you Corvair folks living in the Los Angeles, CA. area, the SCC club is having an informal parking lot meet at the Southwest corner of Hawthorne and Artesia (Redondo Beach and Torrance city limits) on Sunday February 27th. Starts between 10:30 to 11:00. Shops in the area for food or coffee. Take Hawthorne south past Artesia and turn right at 177th street into the BIG parking lot. SCC meets
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7 months ago
66vairman
I don't run mechanical fuel pumps on my 140HP cars. Like many I reversed the lines so they are connected toward the front of the engine compartment. That makes it easier to remove the fuel lines. I still have to undo the lines at both carburetors on either side. It's just asking for trouble trying to remove just one fuel to carburetor line on a 140HP. I do use the flare copper w
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7 months ago
66vairman
CoCoCo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Sorry for the slight segué for a moment, but do our 4-lamp systems leave the low beams on with the high beams? Or do they go out? > I thought all four were lit at the same time when the high-beams are selected, but it looked like the way they had the relays wired in the AAW video has the lows cut out when the highs a
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7 months ago
66vairman
Interesting. A buddy and I have talked about folks converting old cars to EV. Of course original cars are great, but as time passes EV conversions will cost less and trying to rejuvenate an old powertrain will get more expensive. A few companies are rebuilding battery packs by replacing bad cells.
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7 months ago
66vairman
See link to PG troubleshooting video by Larry Claypool. Long, but informative.
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7 months ago
66vairman
Nice pictures Jim. On an LM with A/C it's a tight fit because of the drv. side washer bottle bracket (and why Clark's kit won't work on A/C cars). You have to put the added rear brake "T" behind the original. Enough room if you look at picture of under dash and you DON'T have to bend the line to the rear brakes.
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7 months ago
66vairman
67 airvair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > 66vairman mentioned that a LM 4 door was harder to do than a coupe. Was that because of the integral "C" pillars? If so, that may only apply to the '65-6 4 doors, as the '67 has filler panels that cover the "C" pillar area. > > I used that to an advantage when I did my Arizona c
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7 months ago
66vairman
vairmech Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Have you let it run for about 20 minutes or even taken it for a short drive since the noise? I'm wondering it it just might be a lifter or two making noise. I heard more lifter noise there than what should be. I have also heard lifters sound like a rod was ready to come out of the engine. > Just to be on the s
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7 months ago
66vairman
azdave Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Bringing this topic back up since Jay Leno just released a video on the Jetfire saying he believes it beat the Corvair Spyder to market. > > Great video. Some nit pick-Jay's commentary regarding "details", but his reaction to a vehicle makes his reviews worth watching. Interesting about the
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7 months ago
66vairman
Hard to say what the pictures mean. Not unusual to see "patterns" in the carbon build up. If a piston had a through hole you'd have a LOT of excess smoke. Over the years I've had folks complain about "pinging" on various old cars. Issues are: Using low octane fuel in a higher compression engine. Timing set incorrectly (check the harmonic damper for f
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7 months ago
66vairman
John Luscinski Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > After reading this thread and seeing what people are saying.. I did the conversion of getting 14 volts to my headlights with relays.. Much brighter now. Using wagner headlights not sylvania..! Like to know that if I need a new bulb I can get one via someone online or one FLAPS.. I like the leds but then again..
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7 months ago
66vairman
A few of the Chevy vendors sell quad headlamp relay harnesses. They have plugs that go into the stock headlamp sockets. Easy. The one downside is most are fused so if a fuse fails you loose BOTH the LO or HI beams on each side. I made up my own harness so if a fuse fails you only loose the headlamp(s) on one side on either LO or HI. It requires an extra set of relays (costs more). With re
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7 months ago
66vairman
Some may say it's "easy". Maybe for some, BUT if you want a GOOD looking headliner it takes some careful planning and a LOT OF patience. Without prior knowledge/practice you WON'T get it done in one day IF you want it to look good. You can go online to see how it's done. Keep in mind THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ONE PROCEDURE THAT WORKS FOR ALL HEADLINERS. Some are best t
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7 months ago
66vairman
Like Ken, I also use an extra fitting in the bulkhead instead of passing the line through a hole.
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7 months ago
66vairman
Timothy Shortle Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > REPLACE THE FLYWHEEL!! Really? Volvo also has been using them for quite a while and cars that need clutch jobs are already unaffordable to many consumers. And they are very expensive to purchase. I still have not seen a faulty > DM flywheel but the majority of our cars (Volvo) are automatics. Phil posted
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7 months ago
66vairman
Keep in mind when buying fittings - the 1965 and earlier rear line flare fitting is smaller vs 1966 and newer, when the rear line size was increased!! Yes buying your own hardware will save you money vs. the Clark's kit. Also buying an over counter NEW 1967 Corvair dual MC at a parts store is easy. It was a commonly used MC. Brake line fitting can require some work to find, but now onlin
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7 months ago
66vairman
Has tinted glass! That's is a good deal, but a project. Come on - buy it Phil.
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7 months ago
66vairman
I had a Corvette with a dual mass flywheel, made in Germany. As other's said they do have advantages. The Vette had NO drivetrain give so the dual mass smoothed things out. Worth it. When installing a new clutch, REPLACE THE FLYWHEEL!! The price of mobility.
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7 months ago
66vairman
I'm no fan of the Clark's LM dual MC kit. Just not well done. Won't work with A/C cars because the line loops out into the trunk (subject to load damage) and goes through the bulkhead were the A/C windshield washer fluid container bracket goes. You also have to bend the rear brake line up under the dash - and if you kink it you have to replace the entire line - not cheap or easy!!
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7 months ago
66vairman
A post on convertible top weather stripping mentioned parts by METRO. I went to their site and typed in 1966 Corvair and a list of a number of parts came up! See
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7 months ago
66vairman
Doug W. talked about exhaust headers. On a Turbo they are a mixed bag. If you build a drag engine and insulate the headers they work. No good for a Corvair street tubo engine For a street engine you want boost ASAP to minimize "turbo lag". Exhaust HEAT EQUALS PRESSURE! Headers are very good at pulling the heat out of the exhaust gas to reduce back pressure - not good for spinning up
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7 months ago
66vairman
zarfnober Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > BF Goodrich still makes the 205/60-13 Radial TA’s, raised white letter, 22.7” tall, 916 revs per mile. > > Rocco That tire size is too many revolutions per mile. A fellow in our club ran that size many years ago. At 60MPH the speedometer read 70MPH and boy did the engine rev if you tried to do a real 7
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7 months ago
66vairman
oldqmguy Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > I don't know about you guys but I am BLINDED by "modern" Headlights! > > Dale This has been an ongoing issue with many filing complaints. One issue is the wavelength of the LED light tends to be toward the "blue" spectrum. The eyes are more sensitive to blue light, especia
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7 months ago
66vairman
Around here during COVID the police quit doing traffic stops and folks have become very reckless. It's like the police disappeared! More proof penalties mean NOTHING if folks don't think they will get caught.
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7 months ago
66vairman
oldqmguy Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If you really want to go to LED Headlights I suggest you check out this site: . > > They have done more research than any other folks I have found for LED's and have a wide variety of choices for all makes and models of cars. From their home page you can select the Make (Chevrolet), Model (Corvair), and Y
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7 months ago
66vairman
tjim01 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > What about these? Anyone check intoOctane Lighting these? They seem like the basic H4 Halogen plug in bulb housing with LED bulb installed. All I can say is the reviews of this kind of setup always say - HORRIBLE LIGHT PATTERN!! A LED bulb doesn't have the same focal point as an H4 Halogen bulb. The housing and
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7 months ago
66vairman
NMCarNut Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If you are really attached to your present 13" rims there is a correct diameter wider tire. They are not white letter and they have become quite pricy, but Michelin makes a 205/70x13 Specs. say 798 revolutions per mile. Very close compared to the old Corvair 6.50 x 13 bias ply tires. Speedometer will read 2-3
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7 months ago
66vairman
Rims have "OFF CENTER" or "BACKSPACE" to describe how far off the rim center, that contacts to the spindle (and brake drum), is from the wheel's ideal center from rim to rim. OFF CENTER is expressed in positive or negative numbers and seems to confuse most folks. SO --- the common (and easy to measure) reference is BACKSPACE, the distance from the back side of the rim edg
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7 months ago
66vairman
"Hopped up" can mean a lot of different things. You said the engine will spend most of it's time around 2,500 - 3500 range, but you probably want some occasional GO to a higher RPM. Considering that, it's hard to beat the standard 110HP heads and cam. If you want to run regular gasoline you could go with the lower compression 95HP heads, but you'll loose some mid
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