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12 years ago
WalterElias
Just thought of another one on our UltraVan: At least 7 oil pan bolts were glued in with RTV. My only guesses are either: 1) It was done in an attempt to hide that they were completely stripped out. 2) Thought this would prevent a leak
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12 years ago
WalterElias
I live in California. Luckily, I've never been under a car on stands when an earthquake hit. I believe there would be more than a draining of energy in that instance for me. :) There has been at least one good roller that has hit since the UltraVan has been up on stands since last March. Hit in the middle of the night. Was good enough for me to get up and go check to make sure it was still i
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12 years ago
WalterElias
On our UltraVan which was new to us in 2005 we found the following: 1) Copper "ice maker" style line with single flair fittings instead of steel hardlines in the brake system. 2) It appears that rust/corrosion in the brake system was causing the driver's rear brake to hang and overheat. Someone had installed extra heavy brake return springs on that wheel only as a "fix" :) Didn't work
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12 years ago
donmanen
speaking of "wetting your pants in a dark suit"---- has there been any "movement" to arrange a "Corvair Center" meeting at the nationals----I don't do the Oil Filter Club, Whale Club, VV Club, or any of those others- but a "Cold Beer Club"-I can do that !!!! And where's Kevin's "bring extra doors" and similar barbs???? Now that HOT is over- I can work on my "Convention Wardrobe"----(same a
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12 years ago
WalterElias
Hi Martin, You need to talk to a speedo shop about the gearbox Matt suggested. It goes inline. They will need to do some measurements to get you the right gear ratio. I know there are some that advertise on the internet and they give you instructions about how to go about measuring for the ratio you'll need. I need to do that very thing with our UltraVan. Different size tires and an EM Sp
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12 years ago
WalterElias
Yes, that ring seal is of an interesting design with the "hooked" interlocking end. Actually, first I have to grind down some high spots in the pinion gear weld. I had the pinion gear welded on due to the high loading it will see in the UltraVan. Someone installed an aftermarket set of 4.11 gears in it back in the early 90's. Hadn't spun yet but didn't want to take a chance with it. Cou
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12 years ago
WalterElias
That's the key to synthetics, they are such good lubricants that they can and will prevent wear-in/break-in of components. Once an engine is broke-in, synthetics have a real advantage over dino oils. Reduced friction, reduced heat, higher operating temperature etc. I don't believe in the extended oil change intervals though. This is coming from someone who has always used dino oil up unti
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12 years ago
WalterElias
The large nut is a low grade fastener so it definitely shouldn't be used to try to pull the bearing on. I bought a cheap 20 ton Harbor Freight press several years ago and it was the best money I've ever spent. It's amazing how much easier it makes jobs. So handy for other things like idler, fan bearings, differential work, suspension etc. My suggestions therefore would be to invest in a press
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12 years ago
WalterElias
I believe the inner seal is a standard seal available from your local autoparts store but the outer seal is a vendor only item. It was easier and about the same price for me just to get it all from a vendor since I was going to have to get the one seal anyway and some shims. Also helps to support the vendors. A little bit more on the bearing clearance. The book allows for a wider toleranc
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12 years ago
WalterElias
One more thing...If you follow the photo link at the end of my signature, Under the UltraVan folder you will find some photos of the stub axles in various stages of disassembly, measuring etc. There are also some photos of a jig a fellow member in the UltraVan club taught me how to make for trimming the shims down a few thousandths to get the clearances close to .001.
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12 years ago
WalterElias
Hi, I just got down rebuilding a couple of these for the first time on my UltraVan. In an unmodified form the inner bearing and yoke are all a press fit. This said, there are some ideas floating around out there about removing the press fit on the inner bearing but resist the temptation to do this. If upon disassembly you find that it has been modified then I would suggest finding anot
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12 years ago
WalterElias
The top one is original for 1964 as already stated. I believe the bottom one is original for 61 or 62, not sure on that one. The original 1963 I believe has horizontal slots much like the FC except that it is aluminum like the ones pictured. Either of the ones shown will fit and to the untrained eye will look stock. Dan Kling 1961 Greenbrier Deluxe 1963 Spyder Coupe 1967 UltraV
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12 years ago
WalterElias
I found this interesting site the other day that some of you may already know about. There are some great old ads, brochures, manuals etc. There even a nice copy of an old concept drawing of the Corvair/Corvette: If you want to learn the in's and outs of a 2 speed powerglide, here's a link to a 1971 Troubleshooting and Diagnostic guide for the Chevrolet Powerglide Transmission:
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12 years ago
Dan Kling
Hi Denny, I believe the bracket is first eluded to in the Corvair SAE papers on page 62-63. The SAE papers says "It was discovered that primary vibration of the shift shaft linkage was at rear wheel hop frequency or at about 12 cycles per second. The truck was then put on the Bump Rig and run at wheel hop frequency; high gear disengagement occured consistently. Observation clearly indi
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12 years ago
Dan Kling
Hi Brian, I have a 61 Greenbrier so it's a little different as far as shifter and cable routing but most of the problems you are experiencing could have a common cause to what was occuring with mine. As someone said before, worn tranny mounts or a loose tranny crossmember can cause the shifter to pop out of gear. Also, GM added a bracket to the rear crossmember just ahead of the transmis
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12 years ago
VairKing
Yes it was bracket racing. Steve Ridderman and his Rampside ended up winning, beating out everybody. Steve had NO prior drag racing experience, he was just able to drive his ole rampy very consistantly. Almost everybody there was excited that Steve one, truely showing that ANYBODY in ANY Corvair could win in bracket racing. That is except for Billy Bruce. He was simply pissed off that a 20 s
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12 years ago
"UNSAFE"
Watching 2 whales "racing" was a sight I will never forget. I think if I had my tennis shoes on I could've beaten them both to half track on foot, even with my bum knee! One guy even mounted some skinny drag racing tires on the front of his Ultra , Like it was gonna help !!!! In this pic you can see that Steve's "winning" rampside had to play some catch-up to beat this Whal
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12 years ago
Anonymous User
Race?? what race...that's a Bracketrace....gag!! The Whale is Walt Davidsons 26 sec. I heard!!! The Ramp is the winner.....of the Bracket event....so that means he BEAT UNSAFE ???? GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
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12 years ago
Anonymous User
NO FLAME! BUT!!!!!!! 1 Why do you drive / like Vairs??? Isn't it because of the rear engine OVER the drive wheels..like Porsches? The way they handle so well? 2 Then you try it with a 64???? They're the ONLY EMS that won't tuck the rear wheels! GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ!! Talk about dumb..stupid......childish...... Reminds me of a guy on another forum last summer...was brag
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12 years ago
Jeff
I have #422, 1969 Ultra Van for sale. No drivetrain but otherwise complete and in pretty good condition. Originally had a 140 engine. Located in southern California so not very close to FL. Only asking $1600.00 (951) 284-3555
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12 years ago
Bob Nowack
Last year I was interested in a Ultra Van & bought the shop manuel published by the national club--I lost interest but still have the manual--If interested in it You can have it for $23.50 which includes S&H Bob Nowack
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12 years ago
steve goodman
Hello Don: Look at the COMMUNIQUE each month, there is typically at least one for sale. Try Jim Craig in Calif too, he is the resident UV guru, his email is in his ads in the COMMUNIQUE. Regards, Steve
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12 years ago
Lurker
3353. ultra van
"Group Ultravan" for info on the white whales: They would know of whales for sale...
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12 years ago
don meyer
3354. ultra van
I am trying to get info on Ultra Vans for sale in the South Eastern states(pref Florida). If there are any Ultra Van owners out there that have a unit for sale I'd like to hear from you. I can do body work/paint& mech work...etc, so I am willing to take on a project or a resonably priced driver. Thanks Don
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12 years ago
BillPappy
3355. for sale
For Sale: 1968 UltraVan # 417, completely original inside and out, 9745 original miles ! 110 hp Corvair engine and powerglide transmission, have all the original factory delivery papers including " it`s ready to pick up " telegram ! It has been in storage for 16 years so it will need restoration and paint. $3000 Firm John Howell Lenoir City, TN UV417@bellsouth.net
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12 years ago
Larry Forman
Hi Brent, You are doing essentially what the Ultravan people have done, except you might be going even heavier. One issue the Ultravan people have had with the powerglide was the pinion gear spinning on the shaft. This typically happens when you are towing up a heavy grade and the powerglide upshifts. If you leave the throttle floored, the torque shock at upshift spins the pinion gear. You c
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13 years ago
Larry Forman
Hi Brent! Many thanks, since I am just starting on this latest quest and needed to be set straight. I was wondering about all this, since I could not find any record in my stuff about Late 3.89s. The application is for a possible purchase next month of an Ultravan. Common wisdom with these folks is that the 3.89 is the gear set that works best. Others are a compromise. Not a surprise. OK
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13 years ago
Larry Forman
Hi Heath, Leaving Saturday, Sept. 10 in the very early AM hours. Ritt is coming with me and we will drive essentially non-stop the 24 hrs until we reach Custer, SD and the National Ultravan rally. Returning starting early the following Thursday, possibly caravanning in an Ultra for the return trip. Larry
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13 years ago
Dan Kling
Hi James, I see that many have responded with great advice. I'd like to add that I myself find it easier to raise the entire body off the engine/transmission instead of jacking the car high in the air and lower the engine/transmission on a jack. What I do is get everything disconnected like axles, linkage, gas line, speedo cable, exhaust etc. Then I lower the car to the ground and place the
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13 years ago
Dan Kling
It was a joke, really it was!! I don't drive like that. But I have had to panic stop several times over the course of 17 years, havn't had to clean my shorts yet and havn't lost control. It's just that Chet seems to want to autocross his rampside while hauling 1500Lbs of iron scrap and then claim that it doesn't handle or brake good. I'm just saying that with a little defensive driving, you c
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