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7 months ago
66vairman
Simple, don't use ebay.
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7 months ago
66vairman
Has anybody looked at the 65-67 Corvette rear brakes. They were disc with a cable hand brake design and the axle hub assembly is similar to the Corvair. Not sure if they would fit in the Corvair trailing arm. They worked with 15" rims. Just throwing the idea out there. I haven't looked into how practical it is. One nice thing about the 65-67 Corvette disc brakes, they were d
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7 months ago
66vairman
vairmech Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Look at the vac advance as it is idling in neutral. Is it advanced? If there is a question about that unplug the line and see if it moves. > > If it moves then what is happening is when the engine is put in gear it loses a little vacuum, just enough to retard the timing a little and the engine slows down. As t
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7 months ago
66vairman
tjim01 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Old, old topic I know, but what do you do if the damn thing just won’t release the knob after pushing the button as hard as I can (even with a dime taped to my finger, lol)…about to cut the knob off! Not unusual. I recall the knob and shaft have to be pulled all the way out (disconnect the battery) and sometimes you h
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7 months ago
66vairman
flat_six Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Seal properly? Don't think those two words ever went together relative to convertible roof rail strips, new or repro. > > Probably "fluid discouragers" or "decorations" would be better descriptors. Hard to argue with that statement. I'll be installing the weather strips on m
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7 months ago
66vairman
Good luck Buster, we do have to "adjust" to getting older. A buddy sold his mostly original 56 Chevy pickup because diabetes has ruined his feet. He just bought a restomod 57 Chevy pickup with a modern front suspension, power steering, POWER BRAKES, and an automatic.
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7 months ago
66vairman
Digital cameras and taking LOTS of pictures saved me from making some "ignorant" mistakes. It's human nature to think "I'll remember how that goes together", yet I often find myself digging through computer files to find "that picture".
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7 months ago
66vairman
playerpage Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > In the 1970's, they were saying existing known world oil reserves would be tapped out in 40 years. Consequently,vI don't put a lot of stock in gloomy energy predictions. True. Fracking changed all the predictions, but now we know fracking wells have a relatively short life span. As far as those GOVERNMEN
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7 months ago
66vairman
Harry - An excellent idea. As you said "INACTION" accomplishes little. With COVID levels high in my area, I started doing takeout from my favorite beach place for brunch at least once a week. It was a good opportunity to take the Corvair out for some exercise, not mention it helped the restaurant. I've been surprised by how many folks ask me about the Corvair. Some are older
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7 months ago
66vairman
For years I've read the oil and financial news since oil prices have a large impact on other industries. Fracking moved the U.S.A into a major global supplier, BUT I kept reading that most of the fracking wells output deteriorated in 3-5 years. So to keep the oil and gas flowing you had to find new fracking areas. This was compounded by the fact that a lot of companies jumped into frackin
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7 months ago
66vairman
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 it was SLOOOOOOW to get going, but adequate (barely). In 4th gear it would do 70 MPH O.K. The worst of both worlds, clutch maintenance and a power wasting torque converter - AWFUL
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7 months ago
66vairman
The diaphragm material has aged, but it's difficult to say how effective is still is. Years ago I read an article on older fuel systems and the use of ethanol in gasoline. SURPRISE -- the author discovered 50's and 60's fuel items (including hoses) worked fine (not counting the effects of aging). Apparently in the 70's and 80's GM started using a flexible fuel parts ma
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7 months ago
66vairman
After the last discussion here about the Vairtex sensor, there seemed to be contradictory information regarding if the Vairtrex sensor was still being produced. So is Vairtrex still in business?
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7 months ago
66vairman
Aaron65 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I hope the hobby keeps going strong; I'm in my mid 40s and I'd be pretty miserable without old cars to play with. Looking at the prices that Bring a Trailer and the auctions have been bringing, I think we may have a while to go. I've been looking for an early Riviera for the last 20 years, and they'
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7 months ago
66vairman
jjohnsonjo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Clarks has been selling them for many years for brakes. I use them, especially with the quality of new wheel cylinders. > > > > They were installed from the factory on the front calipers on my 87 full size Chevy Van. I don't know if this was standard or if they had a problem. JJ - the Clark
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8 months ago
66vairman
Stig --- Did you check out D&D Fabricators? They've been working with the Buick/Olds and Rover aluminum V8 for years. They make adapters also. See
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8 months ago
66vairman
Lots of "opinions". Fact is every generation has cars they like. I remember the post WWII "hot rod" era. Then the Tri-Five Chevy boom. The California custom "bug" VW era. Now the Muscle car and Pony car boom. More recently the pickup truck and SUV boom. Many others too numerous to mention - anybody under 40 remember what a Packard is? Onc
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8 months ago
66vairman
scottymac Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Geoff: Cost of the sleeves and labor? Did your shop use tophat sleeves? Some Rovers don't use them and they end up walking in the block. > > Eric: Did your budget allow, and casting have Frances McDormand as the driver? Rover used pressed in sleeves, and yes there were issues. I recall the "t
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8 months ago
66vairman
donald g Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I have owned and restored a'61 Olds F-85 4 dr, 215 V-8 2 bbl with Automatic, PS and factory AC, also a 1962 Buick Special Deluxe conv't with 215 V-8 2bbl, Automatic, PS Pwr top and bucket seats and currently have a 1961 Pontiac Tempest Custom coupe 215 2bbl with automatic and bucket seats. the Tempest has the
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8 months ago
66vairman
Oh Oh - Marco - you have all the anti-EV folks howling - LOL. In spite of all the "opinions", it appears ICE engines will be around for many decades, but mostly for high end performance vehicles, and often in hy-brid configurations. What about fuel? "E-fuels" are under development. Many will be "direct replacement" fuels for gasoline and will be carbon neutral, s
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8 months ago
66vairman
RobertC Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > No expert, but I do not think that a flare fitting needs that much force to seal. > > Both flare surfaces must match / be aligned. You might want to check the angle of the line versus the fitting. > > Hope you have not damaged the surface of the fitting. Agree. If you over tighten a flare nut you r
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8 months ago
66vairman
Has anybody ever measured the LM Corsa shifter for distance from pivot to shifter knob, and from pivot to the middle of the "ball" that fits in the shift tube?
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8 months ago
66vairman
wittsend Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I've tried Cerium Oxide which is a common glass polish. The end result was that instead of a scratch I wound up with a 3/16" wide blur which was more noticeable than a scratch. That after 3 hours working on a 1" long scratch. My experience is that anything deeper than a scratch you have to look real hard
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8 months ago
66vairman
Classic Industries in Calif. lists them for sale as does Jegs. After going to another site they imply the Holley headlamp can be installed in either the H5006 (HI-LO) or H5001 (HI) headlamp bucket. It was also claimed you could run FOUR low beams if you changed the wiring. AFAIK - that is illegal per most states requirements, then again does any state enforce lighting rules now? Considerin
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8 months ago
66vairman
I've never had any luck with LED headlamp bulbs. Especially the ones to fit the H4 housings that result in a poor light pattern. The non-H4 single assembly units often look ugly with an appearance that doesn't fit the "60's" look - IMHO. Also not DOT approvals. While there are 7" DOT approved LED headlamps this is the first one I've seen for our quad 5.75
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8 months ago
66vairman
A clever deduction. A "Monday" car. It would have been nice if someone had done a book with pictures on all the "factory assembly" errors folks found in their Corvairs over the years.
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8 months ago
66vairman
Good point about buffer speed and applied pressure. Oh yes - you have sling splatter everywhere!!! If polishing glass on the car you'll want to cover painted areas with plastic or you'll be washing the car.
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8 months ago
66vairman
Trying to hold on the grease gun fitting on the zerk and operate the grease gun can be a hassle since the fixed tube type won't fit in some areas so you end up installing a hose and fitting. The small grease guns are easier to pump one handed. One solution is the Lock on/off grease gun fitting so you don't have to hold the hose and fitting on the zerk and they won't pressur
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8 months ago
66vairman
manofsteel Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thank you for all of your valuable info. When I get back from Fl I will then start checking into all of your contributions. And I thought that the someone who did the swap would have made all of the connections. Oh well a good progect and hopefull the gas tank reading will be the easiest so at least I know how much g
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8 months ago
66vairman
150. Re: 130
I like the 70's graphics. Does it have a Disco ball inside?
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