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11 years ago
WalterElias
Hi Tom, I believe the experimental 8 and 10 cylinder "Corvair" style GM motors had the side opening damper doors. Also, one of the Ultravan owners fabricated an addition to the lower shrouds that open them up for added cooling while retaining the original rear doors.
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11 years ago
"UNSAFE"
>>>>I'd even go see UNSAFE if he gets rid of that damn bear<<< Don , come on up , the bear police snubbed that poor scrawny little thing last year right after I took the pics of it in my Yard. there was a little sow with cubs on my deck last week but pretty dull otherwise. You might have something besides the bears to worry about if we go fishing though .
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11 years ago
logjam
Looks about as good as a whale tail on a pinto. It would be inclined to invite jokes similar to... "yo momma is so ugly".... sorry..IM_O...because i feel so strongly i omitted the "H".
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11 years ago
LeeS
Can anyone trailer this to me in Hyampom (No. Cal)? Quote me a price! I don't suppose that anyone lives in the area and has looked at it?
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11 years ago
Steve O
3395. FAQ's
EM - refers to superior '60-'64 models LM - refers to the '65-69 models that everyone is always discussing how to repair rust on! ggggg The silver on the rear cove idea increasing hp is a joke...was originally only available on the Corsa models - later on, of course, Monza owners started adding silver paint to the rear coves of their cars. Others.... BTW - by the way AFAIN - as fair as
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11 years ago
logjam
craigslist seattle there is a whale for sale for $1700.
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11 years ago
donmanen
Actually, I know that whale- and I know the guy that owns it---- frankly, I don't know how it will ever bee moved from where it's parked-- a forrest now exists between it and flat land. I went there once to look at a "good", "restorable" Lakewood--- it had a 3" cedar tree growing through the windshield area..... On the other hand, there is a very good (even by my standards) whale for sale in
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11 years ago
cepak
I too think it would be cool, but I have no place to store something that huge and be able to work on it. I barely have room for the one.
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11 years ago
RthrDent
Actually I've always wanted one of these myself. The funky factor is awesome! I'm not the type to have competing projects though. To quote Charles Emerson Winchester, "I do one thing, I do it very well, and then I move on."
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11 years ago
cepak
Don Manen, Alan found your new project.
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11 years ago
RthrDent
These can't show up for sale very often. Calling all whale hunters!
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11 years ago
wcelliot
After running virtually flawlessly for my wife's 10,000 mile trip, the Whale decided to start acting up on the road rally at the awesome Leesburg show a couple weeks ago. Way down on power, one head cooling off significantly... clear evidence of a clogged carb. Not wanting to do a carb teardown there, I nursed it the 20 miles or so home, watching head temps carefully. The one head would go "on
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11 years ago
wcelliot
Sorry Zac... except for turbos I think you're simply incorrect. My track (and road) experience shows that Corvairs do not heat up under extended high speed use. Even with a hot 140, the stock cooling system is more than sufficient. In fact, many folks use cut down or underdriven fans which reduce cooling even more. Interestingly, their biggest cooling issues are at idle, not at speed. The addi
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11 years ago
zac
> I would think if better cooling was needed for the average Hot street machine...the UltraVaners would've come up with something! Matt, are you trying to say the Ultravan owners are the leading edge of technology in air-cooled performance? I have to disaggree with you and say the majority of Corvairs need better cooling if they are going to be driven realistically in today's traffic. T
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11 years ago
Mark Edmonds
I replaced half of my seals last week. I used a hose clamp with a piece of inner tube under it. Tried tapping it out with a wrench against the clamp. did not budge. I finally made a 'U' in a piece of 1/4 inch flat stock to just fit around the tube and against the hose clamp, and put it on a slide hammer. I had to really whale on the slide hammer to pop the tubes loose. The engine is out of t
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11 years ago
WalterElias
MattNall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Here's a Story Walt Davidson tells: > > Seems he met a couple at a meet who, during > conversation that evening mentioned that it would > be nice if there was a bigger engine for the > Ultravans.....so you didn't have to stop every > hour or so to let the engine cool down! > > >
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11 years ago
MattNall
Here's a Story Walt Davidson tells: Seems he met a couple at a meet who, during conversation that evening mentioned that it would be nice if there was a bigger engine for the Ultravans.....so you didn't have to stop every hour or so to let the engine cool down! Needless to say, Walt informed them that that was not normal...even though the "original owner" with 68k miles on it when they b
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11 years ago
WalterElias
Mel Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Are the FC or Ultravans,powerglides any different, > (heavy duty??) I know they have a cooler but is > there any other upgrades? I just vaporized my PG > with the 327 V8,,,,,thanks MEL Hi Mel, My understanding is that the only differences were pressure related for early vs late PG's to handle the increased
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12 years ago
Mel
Are the FC or Ultravans,powerglides any different, (heavy duty??) I know they have a cooler but is there any other upgrades? I just vaporized my PG with the 327 V8,,,,,thanks MEL
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12 years ago
WalterElias
Layton Curtis Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > My Auto trans was leaking and I thought it must be > the pan, shift cable or throttle rod. After > replacing all 3 and the pan gasket twice, I found > that the O ring was leaking around the end plate. > I suppose everything succumbs to age at some time > or other but that was a first for me.
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12 years ago
WalterElias
polymer Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Is anyone using silicon brake fluid? > Any drawbacks or problems? I run Dot 5 myself and havn't had problems but that isn't to say you won't have any. One is with tiny bubbles and it ain't the song by Don Ho either. Resist the urge to violently shake your container of Dot 5 as it will introduce "tiny bubbles" i
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12 years ago
donmanen
The cars I bought today was not the black car pictured- see my explanation in the original post Matt- for some reason, there are a lot of cars for sale in TeXas right now- there was eight for sale in the CH newsletter last month. There are several available around San Antonio, including a couple of vans and a "Whale"(nice whale too, #401). I would be willing to bet there are some for sale
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12 years ago
WalterElias
Me, my wife and son are going. Possibly bringing the UltraVan if I get the heads in time. If not, the trustly Brier.
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12 years ago
MattNall
Dates: May 4-6, 2007 Event: Capital City Vair Fair in Sacramento CA Hosted by: Classic Corvairs of River City Description: Hospitality, banquet, tech sessions, Car show, swap meet, tours, and lots more! Combined with the Ultra Van Club. At McClellan Park, Sacramento. Host Lions Gate Hotel, 866/966-7100, mention Corvair Club for $91 room with continental breakfast. Contact: Leo Scopesi
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12 years ago
WalterElias
I have heim joints for the linkage down to the carb throttle shaft on both our Van and soon on our UltraVan. They work great on the van and are very accurate. You can get the needed parts from places like TheClipLink.com or Aircraftspruce.com. Funny, the brass blocks I put on the van only took about 1/2 hour to put on the shaft and another 1/2 hour to sync up. Must have gotten lucky? We'll
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12 years ago
Doug Taulbee
I owned 267 when my girl was made. They wanted to use 267 but i wouldn't let them cut it up. They paid me to come to Orlando to take pictures of 267. I put them in touch with a member who had an ultra for sale. They bougt it and painted it to look like mine. I was used as a consultant on the move and went to Bartow, Fl. for the shooting. For filming we actually remove the backend of the Ultra and
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12 years ago
WalterElias
Hi Brett, It's all about training! I started on my wife early, seriously. Our first date was to the wrecking yards in Otay Mesa, Ca :-) I figured that if we were going to be together, I ought to find out first off if she could handle my old car hang-up. That was many moons ago but it set the tone. She likes being around old cars, junkyards, old car swapmeets etc, I like to think it's be
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12 years ago
deebee
Not your average corvair , but for what it's worth.... My Ultra Van #215 with a massaged 110(runs on regular) and less than 4K on a new engine has averaged between 15-17mpg. Doug Bell 61 rampside 63 pg coupe 66 Ultra Van #25 "Bella Beludga"
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12 years ago
Bob Helt
deebee Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Someone told me that it had to be at least 3 > ohms. > Is stock Ok? Is high output the recommended way > to go? > Seems to me someone some time ago ( Bob H.?) > posted an article on > coils and I think summarized by saying that the > higher voltage is > hardly utilized. > Advice ap
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12 years ago
WalterElias
Hi Cary, Forward Controls are addictive. I actually look forward to every trip in ours. They are really fun to drive, you get real used to sitting out front and grow to love it. Funny thing, I just thought about it, the UltraVan qualifies as a Forward Control since you sit over the front wheels too. Your shifter is on the floor, correct? Those are suppose to be a little tighter and m
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