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9 months ago
66vairman
UnauthorizedServiceTech Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > 66vairman Wrote: > ------------------------------------------------------- > > In the 70's my boss had a VW autostick company car that I'd drive when my company car was in the shop. I recall it had NO first gear. So the lowest gear was 2nd gear for city use. With the torque converter
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9 months ago
66vairman
Lane66m Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Which side has the longer manifold? My memory says left. If so, then more heat is in the left shroud area quicker. Another guess of course. You have heat transfer transfer by "radiant" and "convection" to the bellows. With the left side door closed there is very little heat transfer by convectio
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9 months ago
66vairman
joelsplace Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I've heard lots of people say the oil cooler gets hot fast/first. That makes no sense to me. The exhaust manifolds heat up really fast and I would think the oil was the last thing to heat up. > I think the cooling works well enough that the doors close quickly when at lower speeds and after an engine is fu
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9 months ago
66vairman
Thanks to all, especially Terrible Ted for the explanations. It seems, more so lately, that every repro part I buy needs some "alteration" to work well. In a couple months I'll be removing the old original weatherstrip from my 66 convertible and I'll post pictures comparing the new Clark's weatherstrip I bought last year to the original weatherstripping off the ca
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9 months ago
66vairman
Dave - Looked better than I expected, very close to your concept of an old neglected race car. Fun to see. My LM four door needs paint and every time some 20-30 something look at the car they ask me about it and I say It's all been renewed and the last thing is to paint the car. It now has some body repair primer and a few splotches of test color and very thin worn out original paint with
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9 months ago
66vairman
Seth - Great news. Not to be wet blanket, just asking valid questions. Considering the issues Flaming River had with quality control when they outsourced the Corvair steering box, how does the steering box you are selling perform compared to the original stock, or, Flaming River units. Even new GM steering boxes seemed to have minor on center play and as the sector block and pitman shaft t
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9 months ago
66vairman
MattNall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > When the air reaches 225F they expand! Drivers side open first since its not allowed to ever be fully closed...look closely! The winter summer plate either allows air into the engine compartment (winter), or holds the drivers side door partly open (summer). So your going to get more air flow over that bellows when
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9 months ago
66vairman
gerg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > My local glass shop - that has done many smaller classic glass work for mw - said they would not install a windshield for me. They claimed getting the 'height' from the body wrong would leave too large a gap to the stainless trim. True or not (sounds possible) - sounds like a WEAK excuse from an automotive glass
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9 months ago
66vairman
cnicol Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thanks for checking into this. I'll be purchasing these for my '66 Sprint in the next year or two. The difference is astounding and I'm surprised Clarks is selling parts that seem so far off the mark. I think Clark's tries to offer the best priced product, not the BEST product. I've noticed th
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9 months ago
66vairman
I noticed Larry used the Permatex "Right Stuff". I've had great luck with this product, BUT they now make a fast setup version that YOU DON'T WANT TO USE! The fast setup version setup so fast it's hard to get all the bolts in and torqued. Use the slower set up version of Right Stuff and let it setup for hours before adding the transmission, or in the case of the engine
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9 months ago
66vairman
This PG video may have been posted before, but I just found it. A long video, but interesting. See
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9 months ago
66vairman
BigGeorgesVair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I just recently bought a new windshield for my LM. the place is called Auto Glass Now. It took them a little while to get in, and ended up changing their vendor source. (they said Pilkington). It IS made in China but "looks good".. Part number is DW00659. this one has the green tinted band at the to
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9 months ago
66vairman
Frank DuVal Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hey, we didn't have Nitrile gloves back in the 60s when STP was the big new thing on the market, thanks Andy Granatelli! > > Studebaker.... > > No one under 50 would understand that. > > I've know many engines put together with STP and wheel bearing grease as assembly lube. Every
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9 months ago
66vairman
dhomuth Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I ordered a LM windshield from Pilkington. Got what I thought was a good price. For an extra $65, they didn't use the Pilkington logo. They put on a copy of the original and dated it properly five weeks before the build date on my car. I went to the Pilkington site for windshield glass and a statement read &q
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9 months ago
66vairman
Seth - Glad you are feeling better. Always a pleasure to hear when someone has improved and is getting back to enjoying life.
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9 months ago
66vairman
The "brick and mortar" places went to "bring it back, no questions asked" policy to counter on-line sales. This "cost" was added to the item's price, same as the cost of theft is paid for by the honest consumer. At one time many on-line buyers complained about receiving poor or wrong goods and ebay countered that by siding with the buyer. As far as fees g
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9 months ago
66vairman
TerribleTed Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I much prefer to painting the black bask over a vinyl applique. Tedious yes, but stock and will last better than vinyl. I learned the hard way that if the paint isn't automotive grade UV resistant it won't last! I've examined good bezels and it looks like a mask was installed on the bezel and t
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9 months ago
66vairman
BEWARE of made in China windshields!!!!
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9 months ago
66vairman
Wagon Master Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > 50/50 Royal Purple break-in oil and STP blue bottle. I use a good 10-30 oil and STP in blue bottle if the engine is going to sit awhile after assembly. I only use camshaft break-in lube on cam LOBES. I've seen too many bearing surfaces damaged with "break-in lube". I ALWAYS prime the oil pump
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9 months ago
66vairman
I used to turn the paint spray can upside down also, but it didn't work about half the time. Today's cans have less propellant and you end up with paint in the can and NO propellant.
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9 months ago
66vairman
azdave Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Sorry. They make their money from more modern vehicles by processing easy insurance claims by the thousands daily. There is little profit in with messing with old cars that usually have rusty metal window frames and hard to source trim, clips, retainers, etc. You probably need to find a smaller, family or locally owned w
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9 months ago
66vairman
I posted about this a long time ago, but thought I'd repeat the information after a buddy was complaining about a paint spray can he used last month, that was still full of paint, wouldn't spray. To prevent this after I use rattle can spray paint, I use a spray can of brake cleaner, with the long tube that always falls off, and remove the spray paint can nozzle and spray out the nozz
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9 months ago
66vairman
Same response I got years ago when many here said "Use Safelite". BTW - changing the title to 65 Corsa windshield would get more views. Apparently about 5-10 years ago Safelite went from sattelite shops to a centralized system. If I called the local shop I got a phone menu and no real person to ask questions. I finally drove to the Safelite shop and the manager's attitude wa
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9 months ago
66vairman
Thanks for the reply Craig. I doubt GM would have made the 339 140HP PG distributor if they hadn't found an issue with using the 330 on the 140HP PG engine.
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9 months ago
66vairman
JimBrandberg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Also be mindful that the hub goes bigger at the bottom where the fan rides. If you shim up past that portion the fan may have trouble being centered. Good memory Jim. Yes the "flange" on the bearing is barely the thickness of the fan so I'd be reluctant to add a shim there. Years ago a fellow
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9 months ago
66vairman
VarTer - I looked closer at the specs. The limit on coil resistance is NO LESS than 1.0 ohm. That rules out many of the HIGH PERFORMANCE coils that have 0.5 ohms. Stock coils are typically 1.3 ohms WITHOUT the ballast resistor 1.8 ohms. A number of aftermarket coils are rated at 1.5 ohms, but require a ballast to prevent overheating. No spec. on the "dwell" so I can't extrapol
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9 months ago
66vairman
Timothy Shortle Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I highly doubt you would notice any difference between an RN engine and a RB or RM engine. And the 65 RN also used the 330 ignition distributor whereas 66 used the 339 distributor. TIM - Good point as the PG and manual transmission distributors have DIFFERENT timing curves in model year 66 per Clark's C7
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9 months ago
66vairman
ihscomputers Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I love it when others invest their time & money to try something new and/or different on our favorite automobile. > > We brave innovators should be commended for our efforts even if they don't always yield the desired results. > > Please be certain to document your process so that others
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9 months ago
66vairman
RobertC Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > corvairtherapy Wrote: > ------------------------------------------------------- > > This mornings update: > > so I got out my stethoscope and started searching. I couldn't locate the source of the noise until I touched the vacuum advance arm. It sounded like a machine gun. WTF? I'm at a loss
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