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by 66vairguy
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Please ID this part, #2
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Please ID this part, #2

Ted is correct - the ballast, or resistance wire, is always in the engine harness between the bulkhead connector and starter pigtail connector. From the stater pigtail connector to the starter, to the coil is all copper wire. The ballast wire is a long wire to dissipate heat, therefore it's looped a...
by 66vairguy
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: wood/plastic steering wheel
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: wood/plastic steering wheel

Those original plastic wood wheels are the same as used non-adjustable steering columns. Also used on the Chevelle in 64 and 65 and are re-produced. An original can suffer from a number of issues due to the plastic shrinking. I've seen cracks fixed, a new finish applied, but the one issue that isn't...
by 66vairguy
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: spyder tac.
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: spyder tac.

I suspect that "tin strip" on the back of the fuel gauge was a wirewound resistor. On the 1964 cars (and earlier) this resistor is part of the gauge circuit and is mounted on the back of the gauge because it gets very warm. When removing the instrument cluster the resistor tends to get bum...
by 66vairguy
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: spyder tac.
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: spyder tac.

Brad made good points. The gauge cluster ground is often an issue since it relies on simple contact via screws to the dashboard metal that can become corroded. Keep in mind the instrument bezel is metal and the instruments are held in by screws - more possible contact issues. Please state what kind ...
by 66vairguy
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Bezel difference 65 and 68
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Bezel difference 65 and 68

Are the headlight bezels from a 65 different than those on a 68? I think the 68's have a small indentation near the outer light. Is that correct? I believe the "indentation" or headlight bezel drain was implemented on the 1966 cars. Keep in mind some of the "66" revisions were a...
by 66vairguy
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: installing head gaskets
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: installing head gaskets

the head gaskets arrived today and there is no way they will fit inside the head I ask the place where I bought them if maybe I ordered the wrong size for a 1965 110hp corvair and they said no they only list one size Just guessing but it looked about 3/16 bigger than the old ones Clark's gaskets fi...
by 66vairguy
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 1963 charging issues
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: 1963 charging issues

As Jerry said - WHAT KIND OF ALTERNATOR - internal or external regulated? I have little faith in "parts place" or FLAPS testing. If it was working something has changed. If the alternator is internally regulated it will be a hybrid 10SI with the Corvair 10DN front frame and fan/pulley (mus...
by 66vairguy
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: installing head gaskets
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: installing head gaskets

The steel gaskets "compress" when the head is torqued down. The copper gaskets compress little. While some get away with re-using cylinder gaskets (especially the copper type), it is NOT recommended, new ones are not that expensive! I've never seen a mention in the shop manual about how th...
by 66vairguy
Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: 2017 Full Bearing Throttle Linkage - New Versions - Lower Prices
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: 2017 Full Bearing Throttle Linkage - New Versions - Lower Prices

I've bought/installed two of Roger's linkage kits. A good product and he is great to work with.
Illustrated instructions are included with each kit.
by 66vairguy
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: installing head gaskets
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: installing head gaskets

Been so long ago but on my engine I am changing the head because of that stripped out plug hole and bought new gaskets I f I remember right you put them in the freezer for a few hours do I need to put the head in the oven and expand it? Dick Gasket should fit in easily without any heating/cooling. ...
by 66vairguy
Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 150 Turbo or 180 Turbo
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: 150 Turbo or 180 Turbo

I noticed on the news tonight that Sweden just passed a law to give tax breaks on repairs to encourage people to waste less and repair instead of throwing away things and buying new. Maybe that will help with your Corvair.
by 66vairguy
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Ignitor Conversion preparation
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: Ignitor Conversion preparation

First off, thank you all for the responses. I'd love to go for one of the stingers and it may be something I do off in the future but for now, the Ignitor is where i'm at and glad to hear the flamethrower I have should work. Please forgive my ignorance but I'm still learning... So the black with ye...
by 66vairguy
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: spark plug heli coil
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: spark plug heli coil

Helicoils are not the best choice for spark plug hole thread repairs as they can come out with the plug. As Marty said the "Timesert" is the one of the best fixes IF done correctly. If your are in a club someone may already have the kit. Sometimes FLAPS rent out the kits. Go look at some d...
by 66vairguy
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 150 Turbo or 180 Turbo
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: 150 Turbo or 180 Turbo

Opps - Did not know your are in Sweden. It would be practical to put that in your signature so folks can give a better answer. A 61 bubble top - one of my favorites. Good luck with your Corvair. Shipping costs affect you decisions. If your were in the States you could easily find the parts you need....
by 66vairguy
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Ignitor Conversion preparation
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: Ignitor Conversion preparation

Over the years most reports on the two forums indicate that half of folks have very little trouble with the Petronix units, the other half has a lot of problems and failures. I run the Petronix 1162a (often called the ignitor I) and it's fine. That said dropping in a Petronix module is NOT going to ...
by 66vairguy
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 150 Turbo or 180 Turbo
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: 150 Turbo or 180 Turbo

Another issue is the connecting rods. They were originally revised just for the turbo engines, then all the engines got the more robust rods. Your questions suggest a lack of knowledge to build a proper Corvair engine. While some good answers have been posted, a forum can't supply experience. I woul...

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