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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
3334. 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
Anonymous User
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
3345. 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
3351. 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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12 years ago
WalterElias
Hi JD, First thing, all Corvair came from GM with cast pistons of the Hypoeutectic variety. None of these were T-6 hardened which some of the nice Hypereutectic pistons are. I've been doing alot of reading about them because I'm building an engine for our UltraVan and wanted to understand the newer technologies regarding pistons. I opted for the Hypereutectic pistons in my case but I al
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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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