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6 years ago
1STLM
My 66 was showing strong vacuum but under boost the gauge barely went positive, even though the motor was running strong. As suggested here, I took the gauge out of the dash, lubed the mechanism and exercised it. It now reads accurately up to +30.
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6 years ago
1STLM
I repainted mine recently with VHT and got good results. Aerosol citrus stripper worked very well and I used it on the adhesive on the rear of the panel also. Taping with pin striping is a great idea since I had problems with the tape lifting after hitting it with paint. I baked mine in the oven, following the paint instructions but would only bake it 20 minutes if there is a repaint in the fu
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6 years ago
1STLM
My 66 LOS turbo Corsa has a body build date of 01C and the block date is 0110. I do not have the protecto plate but have no reason to suspect a block change.
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6 years ago
1STLM
Does anyone know if these would have staked valves or what the fuel pressure would be?
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6 years ago
1STLM
I just checked it again and it probably freewheels a 1/4 turn. Is it important or would it help to clean off the carbon or will it just build up again. Last summer this engine was running real rich from high fuel pressure but that should not be a problem anymore.
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6 years ago
1STLM
Problem solved.... I just needed to get the right angle with a block of wood to pry it out.
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6 years ago
1STLM
With a turbo shield plate depressed how free should the shaft rotation be. There is a drag in my shaft but I am wondering if it is normal or excessive. Also I am wondering if the carbon should be cleaned from the turbine wheel and housing. What would be the best way to remove the carbon? Thanks
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6 years ago
1STLM
I am trying to remove the top shroud from my turbo motor and I am wondering how the crankcase vent tube is removed. The clamp has been taking off but the tube will not pull out.
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6 years ago
1STLM
The quality control is probably in China... just a guess on my part. There is so much crap coming from there these days. Even if mine gets replaced by the vendor I intend to use the Ford float... great tip guys.
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6 years ago
1STLM
My 66 fuel sending unit is new but did not work on the first fill up. I pulled it today, found the float backward and also full of gas. Not only that but the sending unit is shorted most of the time. I can wriggle it around and get intermittent resistance but not consistently. Should it short out like that? I would think you could move it through the entire range and see the resistance change
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6 years ago
1STLM
Try loosening the bottom shock bolt, put weight on the suspension and retorque the bolt. I had the same thing happen after assembling the rear suspension and torqueing the bottom bolt with the shock fully extended. Apparently the bottom of the shock couldn't pivot.
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6 years ago
1STLM
I need to paint my Corsa dash panel. The VHT instructions say to let dry for up to 24 hrs. or to cure, put in a 200F oven for 20 minutes. At what point are you guys putting them in an oven, after 24 hrs. or before? Thanks
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6 years ago
1STLM
I intended to do that but have not yet. The speedo was professionally rebuilt and has 130 miles on it. The drive cable and housing are also new.
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6 years ago
1STLM
Thanks for the info guys. The instrument panel was out of the car last fall and I installed a redundant ground then. I have not checked the 12 v voltage. Craig how is the clock spring tension adjusted? Any idea what your turn around time would be if the recal doesn't work out and I sent it to you for repair?
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6 years ago
1STLM
Johnny this is a factory Corsa tach. I rechecked it yesterday and it is reading 640 high at 60 mph and 590 at 50. I can figure out the math, have a background in electronics and access to a function generator. I wonder if I could recal with the instrument panel still in the dash. I would prefer not having to take it out again... BTW, I grew up in Ladysmith.
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6 years ago
1STLM
I forgot to mention that the tach has no bounce or hesitation. So, I am thinking it just needs to be recaled.
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6 years ago
1STLM
My tach is reading fast, 3,400 at 50 mph when it should be around 2,500. Those numbers are based on the rolling tire circumference and the gear ratio. Does anyone have the cal procedure, schematic and repair instructions for a 66? I found some topics by searching here but the links are no longer good. Craig, back in 2009 you mentioned having a frequency chart and I am wondering if you still d
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6 years ago
1STLM
I may drop the roadside assistance also ($60). Hagerty tells me there is no price difference in dealing directly versus going through an agent. I could be considered an old man by some too I guess! Having a Turbo may make a difference in the premium. I did get the CORSA discount applied.
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6 years ago
1STLM
Kurt, what level of mileage limit do you have? With $18,000 coverage and 3,000 annual miles my premium is $350/year. Did you go through an insurance agent?
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6 years ago
1STLM
Does Hagarty insurance still offer a discount to CORSA members? If so, how do you go about getting the discount. There does not seem to be a CORSA membership number or anything. My insurance agent does not seem to know anything about it.
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6 years ago
1STLM
That was about 3 months ago and they were returned for credit. The bottom hole was about in the center of the wedge. Are these the same product?
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6 years ago
1STLM
Dann, will these fit a LM convertible? I ordered a pewter set from Clarks but the bottom screw hole was about 3/8 inch high and fit over the top of the door wedge on both sides.
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6 years ago
1STLM
Those I have installed on my late model, in the past year, have to be completely compressed and then rotated to be adjusted.
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6 years ago
1STLM
There have definitely been lessons learned here on my part. The correct PP should be on its way and all will be well in the end. Thanks for all the help guys.
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6 years ago
1STLM
It does have 1663 written on the cover and that is likely the diaphragm pressure. However, this is a turbo and I want the heavy duty plate.
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6 years ago
1STLM
The pressure plate is a standard and not heavy duty. A lesson learned on my part....
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6 years ago
1STLM
The rivet heads have been ground on the fly wheel side to clear the bolts. I will have the motor out tomorrow night...
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6 years ago
1STLM
Does anyone know the reason for the heavy lugged plate in the heavy duty PP? What would be difference in running a standard PP on a 140 or 180? I am almost certain the new PP is a standard unit.
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6 years ago
1STLM
Yes, the clutch is hooked up, the retracting spring connected and 1 - 1 1/2 inches of freeplay. I can easily push the pedal to the floor by hand. It feels and, so far, looks like a standard PP.
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6 years ago
1STLM
The disc was not marked so I asked the vendor and was told the ground rivets went to the flywheel. I marked the disc and installed as I was told. I am scoping the PP now and it sure appears to be a standard. If the HD PP was laying on a flat surface, with the disc surface down, how close would the weights be to the flat surface? Just trying to confirm my suspicions before pulling the motor. I
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