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27 days ago
WalterElias
How good are the surfaces on both the differential and transmission where the gasket lays? Even after checking ours and even cleaning up the transmission with fine sandpaper on a flat surface (transmission was completely disassembled/bare case), ours developed a pg fluid leak along the driver's side vertical edge. At first I thought it was the governor and checked it and replaced the o-ring
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2 months ago
MattNall
I like the story Walt Davidson told; At an UltraVan rally.... a new couple in a UV that no one had seen before showed up.. During conversation they stated the had to stop almost every hour to let that "little engine" cool off [ light go out ] Said it was normal! Walt pulled the carbs and Top shroud and found the worst case of excess flashing he ever saw After cleaning... light n
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2 months ago
WalterElias
Just opened our registration renewal notice for our UltraVan for 2018 and noticed they raised it by $38. On one of our other cars, it was a $35 more this year too. A ridiculous hike in one year's time.
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3 months ago
OttawaCorvairGuy
What is the average jet size used on a LM 110? My guess is 48 (FYI - I can't recall 100%. But we either use a 51 or 53 with a LM in an Ultravan) Carburetor gurus - What jet size should I start with or be used on a LM when it has a single carb for each cylinder?
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3 months ago
joelsplace
54k battery operated "portable" 4 post lift with no connection between the posts. Seems crazy so I want it. It would be nice for the Corvair/Ultravan hauler.
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3 months ago
OttawaCorvairGuy
FI Owners - I have some questions. What size engine are you running? What kind of Fuel Injection are you using? What MM is your setup? I'm looking at 2 engine builds. 1. Smaller Big Bore 3.0 / 3.1 (I forget which one it is) with least amount of machine work and cost. More for reliability with Ted's TBI setup for PG Ultravan use... 2. Smaller Big Bore (same size as above - but
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3 months ago
OttawaCorvairGuy
Ted and anyone who have installed his TBI. Two questions I need answered - Please: 1. Does the setup need a return line back to the gas tank? 2. What is the fuel pump pressure and volume requirements, for an in tank FP? Grin and LOL - For those who are merely nosey and just want to know why I need these answers: I've designed a gas tank for UV231 Project and it will save me a little
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3 months ago
cnicol
joelsplace Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I meant heaviest for it's size. Weren't they even > shorter than the Ultravan and all steel? > I saw one at Walmart last year and 2 on Craigslist > here. The Cortez wasn't "all" steel; there was some cast-iron too! :D Very well put together and durable too.
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3 months ago
joelsplace
I meant heaviest for it's size. Weren't they even shorter than the Ultravan and all steel? I saw one at Walmart last year and 2 on Craigslist here.
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3 months ago
JimBrandberg
The Featherlite is interesting. Besides the FC headlights, it has a Corvair instrument panel and the windshield looks an awful lot like an Early 4-door rear window. I sort of like the lines of it except for the sliding patio door. It reminds me of a 60s Dodge pick-up, I won't comment on the relative beauty of that. NW US seems to be a haven for unusual RVs, a few months ago there was the one
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3 months ago
cnicol
joelsplace Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Cortez the opposite of an Ultravan. Was it the > heaviest ever? Did yours have the Chrysler slant > 6? Heaviest? Not even. My Cortez weighed about 2000# less than our GMCs. Initially, our '69 Cortez was built with a Ford 302 TBM (Truck/Bus/Marine) and a 4-sp manual. I converted it to 455 w/Toro aut
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3 months ago
joelsplace
Cortez the opposite of an Ultravan. Was it the heaviest ever? Did yours have the Chrysler slant 6?
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3 months ago
joelsplace
I can't believe any self respecting Corvair person would consider anything but an Ultravan. Lightest class A ever built as far as I know. I've got 4. One is cheating though since it has a 4.3/700R4.
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3 months ago
vairmech
If you follow the history line of the Ultravan, this is GM's version of the Tiara!
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3 months ago
Phil Dally
Yes that would end up being a fifty thousand dollar rig. But just imagine how bitchen it would be with a disco ball. I know it's coming...Ultra Vans do absolutely nothing for me.
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3 months ago
CorvairCraigZ
Hi everyone! Want to focus on the restoration of Ultravan 001, so all other projects gonna find a new home.This is the one Matt Nall knows about. Bought from Larry in Sacramento, California, for less than 1000 bucks, but I have done a lot of work, including new trailer tires. Always under cover or inside our museum/shop. Upon some closer inspection, the transom has delaminated in spots. IT IS NOT
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4 months ago
MattNall
Only for heavy loads..... Ultravans use the mag fan...
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4 months ago
phill66
Ditto Monza66mo and rnch comments. I have one "collector" vehicle at a time, it's more than enough $$$ and time. I'm so far under water valuation wise on my '68 Coupe de 'Vair, I'm down with the whale feces. My motto is "if it ain't broke, fix it anyway." Also have an overwhelming tendency to gold plate, or in the latest instance, Cosmichrome. I've noticed at various "Cars and Coffee" even
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4 months ago
OttawaCorvairGuy
FC gas heater would not have been factory installed. Any pictures that I have seen of the first Ultravan have never had a heater and/or heater controls under the dash. Even though the FC cables would be longer than the car unit - it still would not be long enough to use (as stock) in an Ultravan. Also, how would one route so many cables?
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4 months ago
CorvairCraigZ
thanks for the helpful info. I may or may not use it as I don't know what heater, if any was in the first ultravan, as he may have just used engine heat as there were two round holes, now covered over by others,in the rear bed area bulkhead. 001 was completed in 1961, so could have had 61 shrouds, for heat, installed. I am still searching for any info or drawings/pictures of when it was first b
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4 months ago
cnicol
I just checked my "pile o'gas heater parts" and unfortunately I do not have a workable gas heater control. In looking at what I have, I'm reminded that each cable and knob assembly is made as a unit and not adjustable or changeable. Cable lengths for FC are different than car cable lengths. While the chrome bases are identical between car and FC, all of the cable lengths are specific to th
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4 months ago
Pedigo
I'm sorry. That is a hideous whale. The most unorthodox RV my eyes have ever seen. I'm physically repulsed by the image before me. TMI?
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4 months ago
MattNall
Hasn't sold yet except for a known $1 and then an undisclosed sum.... And it did make it to a museum.... While back the FIRST UltraVan was sold buy a museum, after many years.... and driven here to Oregon.... may be your neighbor!!! gg
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4 months ago
Caraholic4life
I saw some interesting recent e-bay listings that may be of interest to a select few individuals on this site. 1: 1960 CHEVROLET CORVAIR PARTS AND ACCESSORIES CATALOG MANUAL There are several starting at a Buy it Now of $5.95 + $4.50 Shipping 2: John Fitch Sprint Corvair 8 page catalog 1968 Starting Bid $10.00 + $3.00 Shipping. 3: 1964 Chevy " Ultra Van " step mat - Corvair 1967 sc
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4 months ago
OttawaCorvairGuy
SOLD (No I did not buy it) But wish I could have. :D
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4 months ago
OttawaCorvairGuy
63turbo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You might want to try this place > > embly as they do list one of their services as > wire marking, and short > runs. Kevin, Thank you I will try them tomorrow. Eric, Good luck on finding an Ultravan.
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4 months ago
OttawaCorvairGuy
oldqmguy Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > OK, I think we understand your goal! > > Excellent solution for a badly designed Headlight > circuit!! :)-D > > Now tell us "what" you want the "label" to say. > Maybe we can figure out 'how' once we know 'what' > you think it should read. :S > > Again "assuming" that you have thi
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4 months ago
oldqmguy
OK, I think we understand your goal! Excellent solution for a badly designed Headlight circuit!! :)-D Now tell us "what" you want the "label" to say. Maybe we can figure out 'how' once we know 'what' you think it should read. :S Again "assuming" that you have this worked out and have developed a 'kit' to correct the original, not-so-good wiring in the Ultravan would any of our Corvair-ce
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4 months ago
OttawaCorvairGuy
cooterr Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Tony, > > You can use different colored shrink tubing. You > can get by with a color difference or use an > indelible pen and write on the tubing before it is > heated. We do this on commercial aviation wiring. > The writing also shrinks, looks good... Thank you. Don't get me wrong I hav
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4 months ago
OttawaCorvairGuy
This is for those who are curious and those who can't seem to answer simple question(s), i.e. where to buy XYZ or who offers ABC services, without knowing what someone is up to. GGG & LOL (Yes I'm being funny - So don't take it so seriously.) FYI - Ultravans like most vehicles have some issues. Things that were not designed well as they should have been. Wiring on an Ultravan is a joke
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