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11 years ago
WalterElias
I have two sets of Steve Goodman's bushed carb bottoms. First set I purchase at the GWFBT sometime in the mid 90's for our 'Brier. The other set I just had done by Steve for our UltraVan. Top notch work on both sets. The bushings spread the load out over a wider surface area. I went overkill and put new throttle shafts in both sets so I should never have a problem with wear again. I think
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11 years ago
vairynuts
An Orscheln brake would be an easy conversion, you can find them on ebay and new for around $6 from colemans.com part # 217601. They are a common conversion for Ultravans.
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11 years ago
wcelliot
Usually when I do a major carb rebuild, I only soak them a couple of hours in the bucket of nasty carb stuff... but is there any harm in leaving the carb body in overnight? I'm not thinking there would be, but figured I'd check the collective knowledge base. These are the carbs from the Whale where this spring one apparently gunked up, causing it to run on three cylinders (one head cooled down
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11 years ago
UGLYTRUK
Actually he and Diane are riding around in his Whale, I think. Havn't asked...
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11 years ago
vairynuts
jhawk Wrote: >Anyone with half a brain could have predicted that was going to happen! LOL,Two weeks ago, I was drilling a hole in a new .032 thick aluminum skin for my Ultravan when the bit broke and the piece in the chuck went thru my index finger. Of course the bit was dull, but instead of replacing it, I just pushed harder? Duh. My second mistake may have been going to the hospital
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11 years ago
WalterElias
Hi All, Here are a couple more videos. One is of backing it out of it's berth for the first time in 2 years. The second is a funny clip. May just be coincidence but the alignment of the planets on that day can't be ignored. I'm listening to talk radio and just happen to be listening to Savage right after I back it out for it's first bath. Low and behold, a caller calls in and ask Mich
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11 years ago
beguiled
Very nice, hopefully everything continues to go well.
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11 years ago
MattNall
Great news!! I now it has been high on your list of projects to get done! Glad it's driving well!
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11 years ago
polymer
No need to worry about the Hyperutectic pistons. We put a set in a SBC and it ran up to 6500 RPM many times with no problems. With the high silicon content they don't expand as much as forged.
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11 years ago
marv
"Starts just like a regular car" i luv it great vid Congrats
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11 years ago
WalterElias
Hi All, Finally got some spare time and uploaded the engine startup video for UltraVan #299 to YouTube!! I cut some of the video out, the part showing the engine running at 2000+ rpm for 10 minutes but most of the rest of it is there including the engine running out of gas. At first, I was thinking seized engine but since I could still crank it over and there was no gas getting to the carb
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11 years ago
corvairtherapy
Actually, we had 23 cars registered with one "jist lookin'" and one Ultra Van. The van camper is owned by Ben Stiles of Strasburg, PA. You Corvanatics members know it as "Bens Bus". The camper top was an aftermarket conversion similar to the "Turtle Top" conversions of a few years ago. Ben had a series of arcticles on the restoration and installation of the top in the "Corvan-Antics", The FC chap
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11 years ago
SLINKY
we had 19 cars registered, 1 visiting corvair and even a whale sighting. More pictures coming as they get emailed to me. I was released from the hospital on 8/8 so I was able to attend. I still don't have any strength in my legs and was unable to drive. My wife got up the nerve to drive the car for the first time ever and took care of washing it and getting everything ready friday nite.
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11 years ago
MattNall
v2v, what gives you that impression? Talk to the UltraVan owners that annually put 25-45k miles on the units....and these UV's are 3600-5500 lb! As Jim Davis says... the engine works 3 times as hard as in a car...just to move them.. In 40 years of abuse...I've NEVER had a catastrophic failure.... Valve seats [ 3 ] and 2 broken piston crowns... both are still able to be driven af
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11 years ago
MattNall
From Jim Davis on VirtualVairs: "UV" is an UltraVan with Powerglide "Case in point. UV #388 with stock 140 exhaust system and de-flashed heads - could not use full throttle for more than five minutes on a 90 F degree day (cylinder head temps 480+ F). Removed the air doors, kept the lower shrouds, and reversed the cast iron exhaust - 400-450 F degree cylinder head temps on 90 degre
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11 years ago
donmanen
I was out running the highways and by-ways today: ran into Ron Scott Jr (Jr. and Sr. are long-time members of the San Antonio Club) Ron says his '69 Ultravan #401 is for sale $8K OBO- roadworthy now, recent brake work and misc-- Jr.s phones h- 210-494-2470 cell 210-254-2088- Ron Sr was not feeling well at the Convention in Buffalo- and suffered a major stroke shortly after. Automania N
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11 years ago
Chris Lampe
Don't forget the whales (ultravans), while not made directly by Chevy they are Corvair powered.
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11 years ago
Chris Lampe
Don't forget the whales (ultravans), while not made directly by Chevy they are Corvair powered.
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11 years ago
Brizo
Steve, I'm sure youv'e done a lot more Corvair work than I have! I work at a Chevy dealer as a Corvette specialist, I havent done Corvair work on even a weekly basis in over a decade. And you are right about the spacers and shims, the originals are a good place to start- but measurements must be taken and judements must be made and everyones experience varies. I think the Ultra Vans proved th
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11 years ago
steve goodman
Hello Dan: I wonder how many of these we have done between the two of us, probably a heck of alot. I thought about the shims that I use the most and many require a .127" or .133" shim. I also have a large quantity of the bearing spacers and I find those to be .001-.003" difference in length and I use those to make tiny adjustments in the end play. I strive for a miminum clearance and thus
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11 years ago
steve goodman
I have to admit that I didn't look at poly's instructions,(I get plenty of practice building these). You can remove the unit from the trailing arm easily without removing the yoke, just put the yoke at 12/6 oclock and as you slide the unit outward tip it and the yoke will slip from the trailing arm. It is best that you install the unit after the yoke has been properly torqued too, it isn't easy
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11 years ago
GJ1963
> > I've only looked at a few...but I remember that as > well... > > If you are monitoring oil / head temps..It would > be interesting to make some tests... > > 1 Change the Mag fan for a 61 HD unit [ I have > one] > > 2 Add the 2nd / stacked 12 plate cooler and see > what happens... How my dad used to run his FC's, 61 fan with a doub
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11 years ago
WalterElias
For now with the new engine, I've added a complete surround seal and removed the tranny cooler from the fresh air intake duct. That should make a hugh difference. The engine has two themacouple VDO gauges and one thermister so no problem getting head temps. I've yet to connect the oil temp gauge. Speaking to Jim Davis, oil cooling isn't a problem even with just a single 12 plate cooler. Plan
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11 years ago
MattNall
WalterElias Wrote: The Ultra's have > alot of areas that the factory could have done a > better job on. One, I think was the engine to > body seals. I couldn't find any evidence that the > factory had ever installed one!! It seemed to be > completely open from the front motor mounts to the > rear motor mount!! ========================================================
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11 years ago
WalterElias
MattNall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Will you run full sheetmetal on your Ultra? Actually, just put the last of the tin on it today. The lower shrouds are on.....with one caviot. There is a large rectangular hole cut in the bottom of them on both sides. The hole is about 2" wide by about 13" long and runs directly under the manifolds. I didn't modi
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11 years ago
MattNall
Will you run full sheetmetal on your Ultra?
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11 years ago
LeeS
I've been wondering if, and where, to find the Ultra Van owners. I've only had #490 for a week now. It was the one that sat in Olympia for 28 years. I won't, of course, be TRYING to load it down; but I want to do the best I can to take care of it. Thanks for the point to the group. Lee
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11 years ago
WalterElias
Hi Lee, You might want to direct your question regarding the Ultravan engine to those in the Ultravan club. There is a yahoo group just for Ultravanners if you havn't been there. Not that those building killer motors for their cars couldn't give you some great tips, it's just that you're asking for a motor for a very high payload vehicle with great frontal area and you're also thinking of to
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11 years ago
LeeS
It looks like I'm not going to be able to repair the engine that I pulled... only 37K miles on it; but it's sat with seized pistons for to many years (28, actually). I have decided, therefore, to build up from scratch and, as I've never done this before, could use all the advise that I can get. What I have---- Blocks: A pristine AF block ('69 High Perf./PG) and the filthy RK block ('65 -'
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11 years ago
WalterElias
Thanks Kevin. Got the yokes torqued this morning and the power pack is finally bolted into place under the UltraVan. Now comes the compleation of the engine wiring harness, perimeter seal work, final plumbing, etc. Been a long, long two years!! Thanks again,
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