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15 years ago
caroseiii
Did you replace the fuel filter? I had similar symptoms to yours because rust from the tank was filling my filters with particulars no larger than sand. It took hundreds of gallons of gas before the problem resolved. Might drain the tank and clean it. Also, make sure the return line is clear. I assume you already rebuilt the carb and the distributor. Crawford
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15 years ago
caroseiii
I just rebuilt my 60 gasoline heater and I have to say that carbon monoxide from the exhaust is right under the passenger compartment. If you idle in the garage with the heater on, you could kill yourself... ha-ha! if the engine doesn't get you first! Crawford
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15 years ago
caroseiii
Maybe Warren has some insight into this from the Roe Racer fiberglas deck lid. He would know the pros and cons of the various designs. Crawford
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15 years ago
caroseiii
There is an NOS chevrolet on ebay. Do a search.
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15 years ago
caroseiii
You shouldn't have asked if you didn't want frank advice. However, it's worth whatever you think it's worth. That's the free market. Crawford
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15 years ago
caroseiii
Shawn, I thought $200 also until someone said $50 and I changed my mind. I don't know about you but I bought my first corvair running with a redone interior for $900. Now, I don't know you and you don't know me BUT how much of your life do you want to throw away for a car that looks hopeless on every square inch of its body? Nothing is even a nice used part. The upholstery is bad
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15 years ago
caroseiii
I understand your skepticism. However, many manufacturers are using lightweight pistons with coatings to reduce friction and obtain better economy. Even Cadillac began using the teflon coated pistons in the Northstar to reduce friction. Crawford
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15 years ago
caroseiii
Hi Dan, yes, I was interested in learning whether in a low-performance application if it was possible to improve efficiency significantly with less reciprocating mass. The forged pistons weigh a little more than the factory cast. This information seems not to be available when the pistons are advertised. Crawford
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15 years ago
caroseiii
2019. pistons
Is there any consensus on which pistons being sold currently are the lightest? Is there any data available? Crawford
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15 years ago
caroseiii
California Corvair Parts listed the convertible flaps in an auction yesterday or so. The pin is difficult to remove but yes, vicegrips and wiggle it out. Good thing your flaps are gone because the rusty pin sometimes destroys the flap. Make sure you sand your pins while they are out so that they go back in smoothly. Crawford
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15 years ago
caroseiii
The rebuild instruction sheets from Carter explain that the 63, 64 and early 65 carbs have the needle and the 62, late 65, and 66 ones have the discharge ball and spring retained by a screw in plug. There is a section on this in the Corvair tech guide as well.
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15 years ago
caroseiii
Here is a diagram of the steering and horn assy
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15 years ago
caroseiii
Richard, you may have bitten off more than you can chew. First you need to read the owners manual, then the shop manual. But to answer your questions: 1 The temperature gauge is one of two idiot lights on the dash. The sender is screwed into the engine block on the right side of the motor but is covered by the right lower shroud. It is not surprisingly next to the oil pressure sender which is
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15 years ago
caroseiii
Look for a new carb. Definitely not normal. Crawford
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15 years ago
caroseiii
Looks like you have to rebuild the differential. That part only comes out from the INSIDE. Might want to consider another diff to use. Crawford
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15 years ago
caroseiii
These guys did a perfect resto on my 64 Irving Air Chute belts with new, original grain fabric.
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15 years ago
caroseiii
1. After the engine has been normalized, remove valve cover and install a reworked valve cover (cut the top out of a used valve cover) and gasket on clyinder heads to prevent oil form running out. 2. With the enigine running at idle, back off valve rocker arm nut until the valve rocker arm starts to clatter. 3. Turn rocker arm nut down slowly until the clatter just stops. This is zero lash. 4.
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15 years ago
caroseiii
Sam, you should really read the shop manual about gas heaters. No, gravity feed won't work; you need to pump from a running engine or electric fuel pump. The fuel pressure is regulated between 4 and 5 psi. If you have less than that it won't work. If you have more, it will be too rich and smoke like crazy. Clark's has the regulator nos for about $25. Crawford Rose
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15 years ago
caroseiii
Are yours rebuildable? It only takes about half an hour to change the gaskets and throttle shafts. Crawford
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15 years ago
caroseiii
Yes, the problem was that the previous owner glued them in with RTV and it was a bear to remove the plexiglas after the RTV cured to change the light bulb. Aren't these available used? Crawford Rose
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15 years ago
caroseiii
Compared to new pistons, how much does it cost to get them ceramic coated, cleaned, mic'ed, glass-beaded, and x-rayed or dye-checked? Sounds like I'd buy new before putting all that effort into used pistons. Crawford
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15 years ago
caroseiii
Could be worn transmission mounts, worn shifter housing, worn pin in the shift lever. Crawford
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15 years ago
caroseiii
But does your 62 still have the factory metallic brake linings? You have a lot to try to figure out before buying parts because the master cylinder and front brake cylinders are different for metallic equipment. Only the 62 Spyders were "required" to be fitted with these brakes... Crawford
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15 years ago
caroseiii
Is it possible to convert the late 3 speeds to four speed by changing mainshafts/clusters and the shift rods? Crawford
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15 years ago
caroseiii
Well, I have to admit that I have never seen it working on a car but I knew it was a throttle return from reading the manual. If the device needed vacuum it could get it from the carburetor. The source of the power for the return comes from the manifold because it uses boost to close the throttle.
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15 years ago
caroseiii
Of course, what everyone is missing here is that the device works with BOOST not vacuum. That's why the rubber hose is held on with clamps. C. A. Rose
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15 years ago
caroseiii
Good to post this here, too. FRONT 3848975 Application 527, 627, 769, 927, 969 cutoff length 90.351 number of coils (active/total) 5.85/7.184 wire diam. .470 outside diam.. 4.393 pitch diam. 3.923 Height free 10.651 working 6.42 @ 770 Deflection rate between 8.95 and 11.95 @ spring 182 @ wheel 106.5 3826077 same as 3848975 except Application
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15 years ago
caroseiii
What was the final word on those reproduction rods? I recall that there was a problem but never heard anything further. Crawford
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15 years ago
caroseiii
Throttle return. Its in the shop manual supplement. Crawford
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15 years ago
caroseiii
Remember 4 spd will not fit 60 crossmember. Crawford
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