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9 months ago
66vairman
Few, if any, parts exchange between the convertible and coupe rear side glass. Also beware of the body manual instructions to remove the glass. The 65 and 66 manuals have different instructions and BOTH have errors. Once you get it right glass removal is easy. If you do it wrong your going to break a window. BTW - some refer to the front "vent" window as a quarter window, and tho
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9 months ago
66vairman
Caraholic4life summed it up well. On a LM a 14" rim, 6" wide, 4.25 - 4.5 " backspace is perfect to mount a 205/70X14 tire and it's a popular size, yes BF Goodrich sell the size in raised white letters. Finding a 4 lug EM style wheel with the width and backspace may be possible, but I have no information. Some steel wheel companies do make up custom rims, but it can be p
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9 months ago
66vairman
vairTer Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > When the ignition switch is in "Start" position during starting, is the resistor wire still fed with 12V? I know it is when the engine is running, but I didn't know if part of the "bypass" procedure during starting was to interrupt the 12V to the resistor wire momentarily while the distributor w
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9 months ago
66vairman
I haven't seen anybody post this. Hemmings Motor News March, 2022 has a review of the RM Sotheby's Monterey 2021 summer auction. A 1961 Corvair Lakewood wagon sold for $72,800.00! A small picture of the car wasn't that revealing, but it was painted a nice shade of light yellow and had a set of small fender skirts installed. Hemmings said the car had been restored, although
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9 months ago
66vairman
RobertC Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Ethanol was a “giveaway” to the farmers. > > But, it was also expedient. “They” had to come up with a new oxygenater. > > My feeble memory was that it was a replacement for MDBE(memory?) which was polluting water supplies. I recall the MDBE fiasco. Not just an issue with water supplies, in Winter
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9 months ago
66vairman
Most silicone adhesives are activated by MOISTURE in the air. Once you open the tube and expose the mixture to the slightest moisture it starts to "cure". Very slowly fro the tip inward, but like rust it just keeps going - albeit sloooowly. That's why many silicone products cure UNDER WATER. No air, but lots of moisture.
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9 months ago
66vairman
True --- However ethanol was NOT originally sold as a "GREEN" fuel. It was intended to make us LESS energy dependent on foreign governments. Once our oil supply increased due to all the fracking, the farmers lobby spent a lot to keep Congress from rolling back the ethanol requirements. Money talks, science is ignored. As far as the carbon issue goes --- I remember when Los Angeles a
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9 months ago
66vairman
vairTer Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The label on the coil, which is difficult to read because it is on the bottom side of the installed coil, says "1.5 ohms". I'll have to rotate the coil to get the full part number. > > It looks like I need to find the least painful way of breaking into the wiring harness to get full 12V to the d
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9 months ago
66vairman
Lane66m Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Coil chart from Pertronix. > > The Pertronix coil chart is about as vague as it gets - LOL. I noticed they added a 0.6 Ohm coil for six volt V8 engines. If you just look at the old Ford Flathead you'll find it used a variety of ballast resistors and coils with primary resistance from 0.5 ohms up to 1.
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9 months ago
66vairman
Seth Emerson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > What is the Part Number of the "Flamethrower" Coil you have now? The Flamethower II coils have less resistance. Their base Flamethrower P/N 40501, 40511, 45601 and 40611 all have 3.0 Ohms. Their Flamethrower II coils, P/N 40001, 40011 and 40111 all have 1.5 Ohms. Their P/N 45001, 45011, 45101 and 45111 al
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9 months ago
66vairman
While my Corvairs are not stock, I do appreciate the effort to document factory built configurations. Nice job.
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9 months ago
66vairman
RexJohnson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The air filter might be ok but I have just plugged off that connection and the heater works just fine. True - unless you TURN ON the heater fan motor, if you set the HEAT lever part way for less warm air it will allow the engine fan driven hot air to simple exit out the cold air hose inlet with the filter on it
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9 months ago
66vairman
Dave - I like it. Now how about a digital clock in the license plate area?
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9 months ago
66vairman
Seth Emerson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > 66Vairman - That is a valid question. I can say that the building/assembly source is definitely not the same as the Flaming River units. The new one I installed - in my 65 - seems nice and tight. In addition, they provide instructions on properly adjusting and maintaining the box. Something Flaming River always avo
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9 months ago
66vairman
Seth Emerson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Paul I do not know, because I do not have one of the older Clarks boxes. I do know what Clarks new boxes will be like in a couple of weeks. So at this point the steering boxes Clark's was selling will now be replaced by the box you support, based on how I read your response. That said I'll deal with yo
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9 months ago
66vairman
I wasn't happy when Calif. banned the RED CRC brake clean type and only allowed the GREEN to be sold. Turns out there was a good reason. Being a cancer survivor it really surprised me when I read why the RED type was being phased out. It contains a major carcinogenic!!! Even bare skin exposure is dangerous, let alone inhaling the fumes. This all came from medical research publish in the
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9 months ago
66vairman
The "BLUE" Borsch coil reference is overused now, but at one time it was a 3.0 ohm coil (internal resistor). You'll have to confirm that depending on the model number. The STOCK coil was (about) 1.3 ohms and the ballast was 1.8 ohms for a total of 3.1 ohms vs. Borsch 3.0 ohm - get the picture. Your instructions imply the distributor wants to see about 3.0 ohms and the specs. s
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9 months ago
66vairman
If I recall correctly - the 66 model year SS 396 Chevelles had the same size drum breaks as the LM Corvair!! Such irresponsible behavior to make a buck is why we have to deal with regulations. BTW the first few 65 model 396 engined Chevelles had 11" brakes, so GM could have used them in 66, but instead kept the 9.5" wimpy drum brakes for the 66 SS 396 Chevelle to keep the price low
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9 months ago
66vairman
Keep in mind some of the "classic" halogen sealed beams aren't made that well now. I posted the Sylvania halogen bulbs are now JUNK. Sad as they once were well made. If the ring screw tab doesn't fit flush with the headlamp in place, then when you snug up the little screw it will break the tab off the ring, or crack the headlamp. Learned that the hard way - thank you S
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9 months ago
66vairman
Richard Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Perfect law for an electric DeLorean > > > H.R.2675 - Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015 > > It's a good law, but doesn't exempt "limited production" car builders from meeting emissions standards in the year the car is built. That's why going the EV rou
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9 months ago
66vairman
blackspyder Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I disassembled my tracks, cleaned them and regressed them. The do work a little better but the larger rollers inside the tracks have flat spots on them. I was looking for something that possibly works better and slides easier. Your description suggests the seat tracks got a lot of use. Normally that aren'
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9 months ago
66vairman
MattNall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Type 4 have full auto 3 speeds True - I always liked the Type 4, especially the square back wagon. Fun to drive. I'm not sure why, but they never sold like the "bug".
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9 months ago
66vairman
A company in San Antonio, Texas has announced they will build new DeLoreans, but they will be electric. So far reviews indicate the car will look like the original. Probably easier than trying to install a modern ICE and pass emissions. An interesting car. I've ridden in an original DeLorean and was not impressed with the drivetrain. Hopefully the EV version will have better F/R weigh
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9 months ago
66vairman
The Stig Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Three try thirteen. > OOPS - typo - LOL.
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9 months ago
66vairman
vairmech Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Wwith my past current race season I had belt issues. I found out that the bearing had slipped down by 1/8", (.125"). The belt wouldn't stay on for 3 laps! I changed the top cover with a spare I had and now the belt has stayed on for 2 complete race weekends! > > I don't know what it takes t
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9 months ago
66vairman
DO BE cautious about previous bumper damage. Not unusual for a minor bumper hit to bend the bracket and body so when you install a new bumper lining up things can get tricky. Nothing a big hammer to straighten the body mount area and a new bracket can't fix. The bumper brackets are robust and short, easier to replace vs. trying to straighten.
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9 months ago
66vairman
MattNall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > read this topic > Interesting, but that was three years ago - a long time in today's supply market. I was looking at an item made six months ago and when I went to the site recently the item was no out of production! BTW - What was the final word on VairTex temperature senders? Clark's still h
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9 months ago
66vairman
Lane66m Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Lost me on that explanation. Both side have same cool under lower shroud air. Both get same radiant heat until doors start to open. Left open first. Why. > > My guess is more radiant heat from longer exhaust log. NO the drivers side always has some air flowing over the bellows due to drivers side door
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9 months ago
66vairman
I have some spray cans with the light blue nozzle with a top flap that pushes a pin. Great fan spray. My paint guy uses those cans when he mixes small batches of paint for me. The nozzles ARE HARD TO REMOVE! That said he always test the can before he gives it to me and if I don't use the can right away it gets plugged up. I gently pry the nozzle off with a screw driver with hand support o
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