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5 years ago
1STLM
What does the 6 convertible top color indicator mean?
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5 years ago
1STLM
I used Amsoil GL-4 synthetic in my 66 4spd/diff. When it gets hot there tends to be some grinding going from 3 - 4 and 4 - 3. I have read here that Amsoil can be too slippery. I am wondering if this Red Line would be a better alternative.
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5 years ago
1STLM
Here you go...
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5 years ago
1STLM
Rick, are you using those on the Corvair registry? If not, I can send you mine. Are you looking for pictures or just the info on the tag?
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5 years ago
1STLM
Steve, your advice and willingness to help me out with a few parts has been greatly appreciated over the past couple years. I feel bad because I have yet to bring you any business but that opportunity will come. You are a very generous individual and you set a great example for all of us to follow. I read this forum for a long time before deciding to buy another Corvair, after having one in hi
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5 years ago
1STLM
That sounds good to me. That is what the original lube looked like but was more like adhesive!
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5 years ago
1STLM
Should side window regulator gears and guides/rollers be lubed?
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5 years ago
1STLM
There is some motion at 3 and 9 o'clock but not nearly as much.
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5 years ago
1STLM
Steve, I just checked my hubs again and I can feel movement in the half shafts which seems to be linear rather than lateral. So, I think you are on the money with the inward movement thought. It seems effortless to feel the play. It must be very hard to determine bearing clearance with the hubs installed. Thanks again...
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5 years ago
1STLM
My hubs are now shimmed and back together. When unpacked they were shimmed to .00225 and .00275, roughly. With them packed and reassembled on the car they seem a little loose to me with the car on jack stands while lifting the bottom of the wheel. With the wheel hanging all the clearance is on one side of the bearings so maybe they normally feel loose. I can definitely feel the play but am ce
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5 years ago
1STLM
Someone is going to get an exceptional deal on a really nice car!
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5 years ago
1STLM
I recently put a new tank and sending unit in my 66 also and discovered three things: It seems most floats on new senders are installed backwards for a Corvair. The long side of the float should be toward the center of the tank so they don't rest against the tank wall. The floats tend to leak. Some of the sending units are bad out of the box. My gauge stayed on empty after filling the
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5 years ago
1STLM
A spindle has been found. Thanks
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5 years ago
1STLM
Ken, are you saying you hand pack the outer bearing, press it onto the spindle then measuring the bearing clearance using the honed inner? If so, are there any concerns in measuring with grease packed into the outer?
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5 years ago
1STLM
Frank, as I understand there can be differences in bearings. Al, I agree and would prefer not having to sacrifice a good spindle that may very well benefit someone in the future.
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5 years ago
1STLM
Dave, that sounds good. It would be nice not having to use a yoke. I will keep you posted if something else comes up but it seems a good investment, if you have one available, since the bearings will need to be maintained. Good choice of beer!
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5 years ago
1STLM
Does anyone have a used/damaged LM rear wheel spindle available? I am hoping to make a bearing shim tool by having the bearing surfaces turned for a bearing slip fit. As long as the shaft is straight, with good threads, I really don't care about the condition.
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5 years ago
1STLM
Does anyone know if the LM differential and 4 spd transmission date codes matched from the factory? The only number match missing on my car is the differential and Jeff from the Corvair Ranch found a case that is dated the day after the transmission! Thanks guys...
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5 years ago
1STLM
The only Yellowstone road that are plowed in the winter runs between Gardiner and Cooke City, Mt. Ya Dave, there is a valve for Old Faithful, inside the lodge, that they open up every hour. Think it even has a Corvair steering wheel attached!
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5 years ago
1STLM
Be careful venturing into any mountain ranges this time of year, especially if you are going off state highways and not driving a 4 wheel drive. People have gotten stuck in snow, left their vehicles and died of hypothermia. That happens somewhere, almost every year. The Bighorns are another mtn range worth seeing.
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5 years ago
1STLM
Coil Spring Specialties does a good job and are easy to work with. They built a pair of HD rear springs with a 1" lift for my 66 Corsa.
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5 years ago
1STLM
Ed, were they tucked between the burlap and springs so that they would have been visible from underneath? I could not see anything under my passenger seat but I wonder if the two plants put them in different places. My 66 is a LOS car.
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5 years ago
1STLM
Is it true that some car build sheets were put inside the front seat backs, under the upholstery? I have heard they were left under the back seat of other GM cars. I plan to redo my seats soon and wonder what I might find.
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5 years ago
1STLM
Unlatch the top and raise it an inch or two above the windshield. Open both doors and lift each door up and down at the latch end while watching for windshield movement, in relation to the top. I looked at a convertible once that had uneven door spacing. The doors opened and closed fine until I put the back of the car on jack stands. At that point the drivers door stuck shut!
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5 years ago
1STLM
I have found seat trim! Brice
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5 years ago
1STLM
Dave my car info is on the way.
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6 years ago
1STLM
Dave, I am interested in your parts but you may not be getting my messages. I sent another response last night.
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6 years ago
1STLM
PM sent.
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6 years ago
1STLM
Is there any registry or information out there that would give a good Tndication of how many 66 Corsa Turbo Convertibles are surviving? The CORSA vehicle registration seems to be down and not available but there seemed to be quite few listed there earlier. It also seems like quite a few forum members are owners also. Just curious....
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6 years ago
1STLM
My 66 bucket seat trim, the outside chrome pieces, are bent and worn at the pivot hole. Would anyone have a good used pair, L and R, laying around they would like to sell? They would need to be straight, not rusty, with good pivot holes. I am not concerned with the quality of the chrome and will replate them if necessary. I am not certain but the 65's are probably the same.
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