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by 66vairguy
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Hard to start...
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Hard to start...

Talk to Steve Goodman at Rear Engine Specialists in Colorado. He has a lot of experience with the Turbo Corvairs. Our club had a turbo car that had all kinds of fuel issues, even though everything was rebuilt on the engine. Steve recommenced a fuel regulator set to 2.5PSI. and that fixed everything....
by 66vairguy
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Mid point of balance for engine, transmission and gear box...
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Mid point of balance for engine, transmission and gear box...

Davemotohead posts here makes a real nice frame to use with a floor jack. Many use a lift cart from Harbor Freight. What ever you do - DON'T PUT SUPPORTS AT THE OIL PAN. I've thrown away a few oil pickup assemblies that were crushed by folks lifting at the oil pan (pickup is only about 1/8" above oi...
by 66vairguy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Generator Options
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Generator Options

You stripped the armature threads --- If I recall correctly - Corvair generators had reverse threads (clockwise to remove nut). Turning the nut CCW to remove it would strip the threads as that would be tightening it on a Corvair. Corvair generators AND alternators turn opposite to all other GM cars ...
by 66vairguy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Generator Options
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Generator Options

You might get lucky with a DIY rebuild, BUT -- after all these years it's best to find a good auto electric shop to test and rebuild the generator. They can test the armature and field coils with equipment just not available to the average person. If you don't have a good electrical shop in the area...
by 66vairguy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: 14" Chevrolet Rally Wheels and Tires for LM Corvair
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: 14" Chevrolet Rally Wheels and Tires for LM Corvair

The 14" numbers work well, although I run the 245/60x14 on the rear since I have a 3:27 gear for highway cruising and the taller tire helps keep the RPM down. You need a 7" wide rim to run the 245/60x14. I was talking with some folks today about tires. 14 and 15 inch tires are getting scarcer. One f...
by 66vairguy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Parts Wanted
Topic: LM rear seat riser/firewall sheetmetal
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: LM rear seat riser/firewall sheetmetal

The "riser" at the rear seat area was often "missed" by the painters at the factory and rusts out. Fortunately out West you usually just find surface rust.

I posted to him to contact the world's famous davemotohead who shipped Corvair sheet metal.
by 66vairguy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New 66 Corsa Owner
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: New 66 Corsa Owner

If you want some good solid Western sheet metal you can contact davemotohead who posts here and at the Corvair Center

He email is davemotohead93560@yahoo.com
by 66vairguy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: How to drain 4-speed transmission?
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: How to drain 4-speed transmission?

Bodie said : I did not know that about their gear lube products. The bottle (Redline MT90) label states that it is suitable for transaxles, but the website states otherwise! The problem (as with many "boutique" lubricants on the market) is the point of reference. There ARE FWD transaxles that do NOT...
by 66vairguy
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: How to drain 4-speed transmission?
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: How to drain 4-speed transmission?

To correct an error in Bodie's post -- DO NOT USE Redline MT-90 in a Corvair transaxle. Redline's site specifically states that MT-90 is NOT approved for hypoid gears (differential). So it is NOT acceptable for use in a Corvair transaxle since protection for the ring and pinion differential gears is...
by 66vairguy
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: cylinder head numbers
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: cylinder head numbers

There are two types of 4 carb 140 heads. Easily identified from the top by the small vs. big holes mentioned before by Ted. Note the 66-69 140HP heads were revised to support the "heavy" A/C compressor. In 65 A/C was NOT available on 140HP engines. If A/C is not a consideration, then the 65 style he...
by 66vairguy
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: cylinder head numbers
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: cylinder head numbers

A broken head mount may be worth repairing IF the 140HP dual carb head is worth it. I sold a 140HP head that was beyond an affordable rebuild (ruined by an incompetent machine shop) to a club member that had it cut up to repair a broken carb mount on an otherwise very good 140HP head he had. In this...
by 66vairguy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: cylinder head numbers
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: cylinder head numbers

The CORSA guide says the 3883863 is a casting number for a 110HP engine for 1965. The 3856759 is the casting number used in both 1964 and 1965 for the 110HP, BUT that may be erroneous since the 64 engine used the narrower cylinder outer diameter vs. the 1965 and later heads. It's possible there were...
by 66vairguy
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: tires for 13 inch stock wheels ('64 Monza)
Replies: 28
Views: 6553

Re: tires for 13 inch stock wheels ('64 Monza)

A lot of discussions over the last couple of years and some panic. The 185/80X13 is still sold for numerous cars around the world, but in the U.S.A. you have to have D.O.T. rating to sell. Importers make the 185/80X13 (most tires here are imported, only about 25% of tires sold here are made in the U...
by 66vairguy
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member from Oregon
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: New Member from Oregon

Matt Nall is a moderator at the CCF and lives near you. See http://corvaircenter.com/phorum/read.php?1,946553

He should be able to provide some good Corvair contacts for parts, repairs, etc.
by 66vairguy
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Tyre Pressure
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Tyre Pressure

An understeering car is more predictable and tends to correct automatically by just lifting off the accelerator. Most of the Corvair books note that GM deleted the front sway bar on the original Corvair and relied on lowered front tire pressure to reduce front tire adhesion when the car was at it's ...
by 66vairguy
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Coil arcing
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Coil arcing

NOTE: All electronic ignitions systems warn to NEVER operate the coil without a load, like pulling off the spark plug wire to test one cylinder.

Even with points it's hard on the coil insulation to operate it without a load.

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