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by azdave
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1965 Corvair Convertible & I'm New
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: 1965 Corvair Convertible & I'm New

Unless you are in for an adventure and have extra time and prior Corvair repair experience, I would NEVER recommend attempting to drive it home. Trying to drive an unfamiliar 50+ year old car across the country in X number of days is a great recipe for making bad decisions to keep going and hope you...
by azdave
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Looking for opinion on front spoiler
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Looking for opinion on front spoiler

It's been a very long time since I've driven a Corvair on the freeway with an original factory air dam so I can't do a fair comparison to that one but adding the early Camaro air dam made a noticeable difference to several of my 65's that had no air dam from the factory. When it comes to the afterma...
by azdave
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Corvair Video and Photo Threads
Topic: 65 corsa
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: 65 corsa

Nice! Turbo 180 originally!
by azdave
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Push rod .050 hole location
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Push rod .050 hole location

The rod will rotate during use so it doesn't matter. What they mean is that the little side hole in the rod must be towards the head (so it oils the rockers) so don't flip it around and put the end with the hole into the engine towards the lifters. Whoever wrote that long ago probably was used to bu...
by azdave
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everybody
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: Hello Everybody

Welcome! I hold the opinion that you should do whatever you want to your Corvair as long as no one gets hurt. I don't care if you buy a rare model or a common one to modify. You paid for it so do as you please. Just be sure to have fun along the way.
by azdave
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Pricing
Replies: 20
Views: 909

Re: Pricing

Pictures of engine from several angles, VIN tag next to the battery, body tag on left or right rear inside engine compartment, assorted interior photos, dash & Gauges,trunk bottom, floors if you can plus any obvious rust or damage areas. Until we see some preliminary photos we would only be guessing...
by azdave
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Fuel controller
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Fuel controller

Nice product for those wanting to do a safer swap from mechanical to electrical!
by azdave
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: V8's - V6's - and...?
Topic: The Spousal Avoidance Unit build
Replies: 308
Views: 35874

Re: The Spousal Avoidance Unit build

I feel for ya. I took my Toro V8 out today heading to the local Cars-n-Coffee meet and after stopping for gas, the drivers door refuse to open more than 1/4" to get back inside. I know that failure point on the LM's so resigned myself to going back home to fix it (not wanting to embarrass myself at ...
by azdave
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Misc. Items for Sale
Topic: 1965 Corvair 4 sell
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: 1965 Corvair 4 sell

...fyi Arizona cars dont have rust .. I'm in Gilbert and even my Monza that has been in Sun City since the fall of 1964 had some minor rust here or there. My other seven Arizona Corvairs all have rust to some degree but I think they have not always been in Phoenix all their life. Arizona Corvairs a...
by azdave
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Misc. Items for Sale
Topic: 1965 Corvair 4 sell
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: 1965 Corvair 4 sell

You should please tell us where the vehicle is now located and what is your asking price.
Pics of the engine and underside are helpful too.
by azdave
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: 1965 Corsa Coupe - Want to Verily Codes
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: 1965 Corsa Coupe - Want to Verily Codes

You did good! Many of us use this page for late model Corvair decoding. http://www.corvairkid.com/65-67rpocode.htm What you have for the RPO decodes is correct, just presented slightly different than the decoding pros would do it. What Jeff is saying is that it is more correct to state that the "O" ...
by azdave
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: 65 spyder
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: 65 spyder

Speaking of rumored 65 Spyders...we should mention that there has been a tale around for many years that one or two "Spyder-badged" 1965 Corsas left the factory but this has never been proven. There is an old GM Design Studio photo around the internet of a mocked-up 65 Corsa where it looks like the ...
by azdave
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: quick bleeders
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: quick bleeders

I've used speed bleeders but didn't feel it was that much easier than just placing a hose on the stock bleeder tip and letting the fluid drain into a bottle to flush the system. When I bleed brakes, I don't pump the pedal like a mad man so I usually don't have an issue pulling air back into the whee...
by azdave
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: V8's - V6's - and...?
Topic: Toro Corvair Project Thread azdave
Replies: 68
Views: 11692

Re: Toro Corvair Project Thread azdave

Start with Kennedy Engineering to look for adapters but it won't be easy even if they have one that appears to work. Too much has changed in the engine layout and design in all that time. How will you pass the right axle under the engine through the notch in the oil pan like the Olds and Cadillacs o...
by azdave
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: 63 Spyder? Help
Replies: 18
Views: 682

Re: 63 Spyder? Help

The only way to know for sure on the VIN tag sounds like to check the hidden VIN. Does anyone have any experience with that on a 63? Can I see even the last few #'S without removing too much? Exact location to check? I provided a link to a hidden VIN discussion a few posts back. Some are easy to re...
by azdave
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: 63 Spyder? Help
Replies: 18
Views: 682

Re: 63 Spyder? Help

Could it be the 1,718th Spyder to come out of Willow Run?? I doubt it. Remember, Spyders did not have their own designator code (6) in the VIN sequence until the 64 models. The VIN tag has a "0" in position #6 indicating Oakland as the manufacturing plant but the body tag says Willow Run. The body ...

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