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15 years ago
66vairman
A new fellow in our club has a rusted, rotten, leaky exhaust tube (early Convertible). He just moved to Ca. from Michigan. I have read that eastern cars have a problem with the #6 or #5 (not sure now) exhaust tube rusting out. Is it practical to replace the exhaust tube (between head and exhaust manifold) with the engine in the car? If so how does one get the old tube out and a good one back in w
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15 years ago
66vairman
I need to get a set of 140 Heads rebuilt. Has anybody had experience with Wheelerizing? Good, bad, or indifferent.
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15 years ago
66vairman
OK folks. Go Google it. The Olds 455 and Cad 500 engines are nearly equal in weight. I'm a big fan of the Olds 455. They are also very popular with boat racers. A VERY strong engine. They rev like a Chevy small block. Not sure about the Cad engine.
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15 years ago
66vairman
Just fitted my 66 with 205/70 x 14 on the front and 245/60 x 14 on the back. Used 69 Camaro Rally ( 14 X 7 with a 4 - 1/2" backspace). It's nearly the same backspace as the Vair (4 1/4" backspace) and everthing cleared fine. The 205/70 tire diameter is nearly identical to the old 7.00 x 13 diameter (825 revs per mile). The 245/60 is about a 1/4" larger in diameter than the 205
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15 years ago
66vairman
Just getting ready to rebuild my 66 Vert front end. So thanks for the info on springs (damn dangerous when there under load). Any suggestions on how to change the "A" arm bushings, or were I can purchase a tool. Last time I took my 69 Olds "A" arms to a front end shop and they did a lousy job.
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15 years ago
66vairman
I have a 66 and was putting in a new steering box and decided to pull the steering shaft out of the column rather than drill a hole in the inner fender(per GM manual) to unbolt the steering shaft from the box shaft. It's lot easier to pull the whole shaft out with the steering box (like the early 65's). I had a difficult time getting the snap ring (yes I used a scratch awl, or an ice p
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15 years ago
66vairman
Bill Your are correct. Early cars used a ballast resistor (much more reliable too). I'm not sure when the resistance wire showed up. You are also correct about the single wire to the coil on a 65. Check the wiring diagram and you'll see the 65 had a connector were the wire from the starter solenoid joins the wire (with resistance) from the ignition, then its a single wire to the coi
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15 years ago
66vairman
I'm not surprised. I live in the Los Angeles area and it took me over two years to find a late modlel Vert for sale that wasn't a rusted mess. Don't forget the Vert rocker panels are different (reinforced) so rust there is a serious structural problem.
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15 years ago
66vairman
When the engine is being started the resistance wire to the coil is bypassed to compensate for a voltage drop caused by the starter. I once had a car that would spin and not start untill I released the key to RUN, then it would just catch and run. The problem was no voltage (or low voltage) during starting. The late model schematic indicates that the starter solenoid has a wire connected to feed
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