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12 years ago
wcelliot
This is what I put on the Whale... I wanted a postive fan belt off alarm for the ladies... and it does buzz with the ignition on, so instead of something fancy I simply used a momentary off button to push while starting. The temp light is a different sort of circuit and from the wiring diagrams a simple diode will keep the buzzer from going off with the ignition on (that's what the factory sys
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12 years ago
WalterElias
I know there is at least on person running a cooler on their differential in the UltraVan clubs. The differential is where the heat is really generated. This person only runs it when necessary like when pulling a hill. They are using a Tilton electric oil pump I believe. I think it is totally unnecessary in a car given the lite weight. More important would be regular oil changes.
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12 years ago
WalterElias
Okay, after going around and around on the gap clearance I called Clark's and I talked to someone else. John at Clark's verified that .010-.030 end gap for the top two compression rings was adequate. He said to aim for .012-.015 for the top ring. He said that actually they recommend following the .010-.030 tolerance for all the pistons they sell whether they are Hypereutectic, eutectic, regula
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12 years ago
wcelliot
For those not on VV: UPDATE: The girls have picked up a passenger AND have experienced their first serious mechanical failure... they boiled the fluid in the rear brakes on the "Lost Coast" but where able to make it into their hotel... and I dscovered a brake place within walking distance... so they are having the rear brakes redone without even having to get dirty... though they had th
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12 years ago
Larry Forman
Hi Tommy, I believe the correct answer to your question is ONE! Any more questions?! LOL I recommend you perform a www.google.com search for "Corvair Ultravan" and you will find these are HUGE and a hoot as a Corvair powered RV. They are ultra light for an RV and thus have about the same power to weight ratio as RVs made today. Check them out and let me know if you are still interested.
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12 years ago
WalterElias
Hey Scott, Inside looks way better than the outside shot. Nothing really significant about those numbers that I know. Important thing is to keep the rod caps with the correct rods unless your having them resized. I use a variety of cleaning agents but usually don't do intense cleaning with the engine installed and together. I'm currently cleaning up engine parts for the engine I'm buil
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12 years ago
monza66mo
3307. alarm?
Fan belt alarm? Hmmmm, interesting. Care to elaborate? Very cool van Bill. How fortunate for you to find the whale. I bet they are going to build memories that many mothers and daughters only dream about. I'm anxious to read the rest of the story.
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12 years ago
WalterElias
Think it was 65-66 but things do get changed over the years by people. The boss is there for the dipstick on the later differentials so you can just drill and tap it. Get a used dipstick and tube from the J-yard or one of the vendors and presto! Pain to do it on the car, better to plan while the drivetrain is out for something. There are a few pics of me adding it to the UltraVan differential
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12 years ago
WalterElias
Wow!! I was surprised that so many people use anti-seize on the plugs. I have read in several places just the opposite, saying that it would prevent the sparkplug from being properly cooled. I thought that was pure rubbish all along unless you were to use gobs of it. I've always used a slight amount with no problems what-so-ever. I was afraid to admit it until I noticed all the other peopl
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12 years ago
donmanen
There is an ultra van for sale by one of the San Antonio club members- - I don't know much about it except it has been parked for years---but, "it was running when it was parked" -- anyone interested-I'' find out.... DM
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12 years ago
WalterElias
3311. Re: FLAPS
I think it is funny when you come in wanting a part but are not sure of the model or year but you have a GM part #. Some of them don't know how to do a cross-reference and they keep insisting on a make, model, year, engine etc. The UltraVan has been fun since it is a little bit of everything. Couple of times I've granted them their wish and given them the make, model and year. They stand
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12 years ago
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12 years ago
WalterElias
Here's a link to the history: I got it wrong about the Travelon. The first iteration of the Ultra was called the "Go-Home", then Prescolite took over production and called it the "Travelon" of which only a few were made. I was thinking Tiara, which was the one produced after the UltraVan.
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12 years ago
WalterElias
Original UltraVan was called a "Go Home"......really, I'm not kidding. I have a 1962 Brochure that was handed out at a 1962 MotorHome/Travel Trailer show. I think the Travelon came after the UltraVan production and was powered by a V8. It's more squared off in it's design.
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12 years ago
shomeyrwit
what was the origional UV called,,,,,,, ,,,,, ,,, Travelon,,, maybe? Met a guy in Black Rock City with a travelon was nice enough to give me some info and sales brochure stuff he had, saw him again the next year then on the side of I-10 in 2004 but couldnt get the big rig to the side to see if he needed help, definatly a cool ride and lotsa room would love to hav
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12 years ago
WalterElias
As a side note, Recently, I found a great place to get the GM electrical connectors in bulk. I needed to create a some custom harnesses for my UltraVan so I needed a bunch of them. Most of the common connectors used on the Corvair and other GM cars of that era are Type 56. I wanted my harness to look period correct so I used the GM plastic connector shells and they have many of those too. I
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12 years ago
WalterElias
I use Vavoline 10w-40 in the Greenbrier but will be switching soon to Mobil 1. The UltraVan will be getting Mobil 1 as well as soon as I get the engine built and broke in. Will probably start it out on a diet of 10w-40 Vavoline.
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12 years ago
WalterElias
I believe that UV #267 is the "My Girl" UltraVan. Take a look at this link: For the movie, the modified the back end by extending it slightly and squaring off the roof.
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12 years ago
vesmcd
Movie-"My Girl" 1991, chick flick. Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis. Jamie Lee lives in an Ultra-Van. Good shots of interior/exterior of Ultra-Van. Unfortunately, Jamie Lee keeps her clothes on. Disclaimer: THIS IS NOT MY MOVIE!!!!! My GF was watching it with our granddaughters when I saw the U/V.
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12 years ago
WalterElias
Didn't talk to him specifically about the manifolds. He's on the Yahoo UltraVan Group, I'll ask him....
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12 years ago
WalterElias
Here's a pic of Bob Galli's manifolds. I was down at his place this spring picking up a block and talking his ear off and he let me take a bunch of pics of his UltraVan.
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12 years ago
Anonymous User
3322. Re: Clubs
Although I really enjoy the people in clubs...Corsa...Meets.... I long for a chapter like the SoCal WaterPumpers , UltraVan Chapters....everyone in them is focused in the same way.... Normal chapters have the full variety...which is great....but too few to dicuss those things I'm really into...very often... But having Corvairs is the same.....too few of us!
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12 years ago
Pesimist Pete
You are so right..but they look so cool! A racing Vair can use them, an UltraVan..but rarely do they really help anything close to stock..driving on the street I run 20 miles at WOT in 80 -90 deg heat.....with Dino oil.....oil temp at the pressure switch area says 160-170...
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12 years ago
WalterElias
Technically, the torque converter shell functions as a basic transmission oil cooler in all Corvairs. That's the reason for the different bellhousing design to allow air in around center and out through the open duct on the passenger side. An external cooler is necessary for the trucks and especially in the UltraVans where the load creates more heat than the torque converter can disipate.
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12 years ago
beaminscott
According to following link, the AC46FFS plug burns hotter than the AC46FF. I know not of what I speak, just found the above link and wanted to share.
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12 years ago
WalterElias
The thing I've noticed and I've heard others mention that the "under the sparkplug" aftermarket gauges tend to measure about 75-100 degrees lower than a good, stock thermister gauge. I've observed it now on two different vehicles, our Greenbrier and our UltraVan. When our Greenbrier is measuring 350 on a stock 140hp thermister/gauge screwed into an adapter for the 110/95/80 hp head, the eq
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12 years ago
Anonymous User
Like Vince and Kevin say...drive it like you stole it! Vairs never have been know for unreliability....oil leakers.....belt tossers....and poor handling [ 60-63 ] But never WEAK! I know many who drive only Corvairs.... Remember UltraVans 3600lb. + are Corvair / PG powered... We hear mant times of people buying cars and flying in drive out across country and Canada... My partner i
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12 years ago
Anonymous User
3328. Re: AMSoil
"UNSAFE" Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > > Matt wrote >>>>Ask Kevin....he drag > races it too!<<<<< ----------------------------------------------- I meant Walt drag races his Ultravan!!!
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12 years ago
Tommy
> Walt Davidson of Fla. has run Synthetic for > decades in his UltraVan...probably the most severe > service a Vair engine gets.... do you know what brand of synthetic?
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12 years ago
Anonymous User
I think most who use synthetics are too afraid to drive their cars to find out!! GGGGG Walt Davidson of Fla. has run Synthetic for decades in his UltraVan...probably the most severe service a Vair engine gets.... Last I remember hearing, tore down at 325k?? and all was well.... Note: he only ADDS oil...never changes!!! I believe Mobil 1..but not sure! Ask Kevin....he drag ra
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