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by 66vairguy
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: What Size Fitting? -Vacuum
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: What Size Fitting? -Vacuum

Clark's has the fittings. It's just a simple compression fitting that goes on the small nylon vacuum hose. Clark's c1083
by 66vairguy
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Balance Tube Fittings 140 - Change?
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Balance Tube Fittings 140 - Change?

Few Corvairs used the PCV (Positive Crankase Ventilation) check valve popular on other Chevy engines. On the 65 Corvair the more common "metered orifice" that is in Brad's Fig. 11 was used. It must be cleaned (every tune-up) or it will get restricted with "gunk". Bascically the orifice meters in SOM...
by 66vairguy
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Rear wheel camber
Replies: 21
Views: 629

Re: Rear wheel camber

That's odd - the one's I got were Grade 8.

I would want the correct part or a refund. So what did Clark's say when you contacted them?
by 66vairguy
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Rear wheel camber
Replies: 21
Views: 629

Re: Rear wheel camber

The Clark's replacements are grade 5. I didn't like how they looked when I bought a set for my front end so ended up buying a good used pair elsewhere. If they were grade 8 with the bolt machined I may have used them but grade 5? Not in my suspension. Especially since the threads are partially mach...
by 66vairguy
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Rear wheel camber
Replies: 21
Views: 629

Re: Rear wheel camber

Was the camber bolt that failed an original, or the Clark's replacement? I recall (maybe incorrectly) that the original factory bolts had a welded eccentric at the bolt head with a cut position for the nut side eccentric. The Clark's bolts are cut along the entire shaft so both eccentrics slip on th...
by 66vairguy
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Balance Tube Fittings 140 - Change?
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Balance Tube Fittings 140 - Change?

Brad is correct. A correctly operating PCV system has no negative affects on the engine and it eliminates a major source of air pollution. The PCV system was designed by GM for military engines to keep water out of them during water maneuvers. During evaluation it was found that crankcase emissions ...
by 66vairguy
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Rear wheel camber
Replies: 21
Views: 629

Re: Rear wheel camber

Green guy here but what are the benefits of switching to these strut rods? Sent from my iPhone using Corvair Forum mobile app As others said - the C4 type struts are easy to adjust and have less "give" vs. stock. For normal driving I find rebuilding the struts with rubber bushings works fine. First...
by 66vairguy
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Wiper Motor Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Wiper Motor Issue

If you are running the wipers on a dry windshield then yes the motor will get HOT. With the wipers running on a wet surface the motor should not slow down and stop. Just a guess, but the windings insulation may be failing due to heat. Again the motor was NOT designed to run wiper on dry glass. Anoth...
by 66vairguy
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Lifter questions...
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Lifter questions...

I think what Jerry was trying to say is "The pushrods rotate with the lifter" so don't worry about were the side hole is pointed.

Sorry, but I could not understand the how you were checking the rocker movement.
by 66vairguy
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Alabama Corvair
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: Alabama Corvair

Competition was about SALES not how fast a car went. The Falcon outsold the Corvair by a wide margin in 1960 and 1961. In 62 the Chevy II arrived and Corvair sales were a few thousand more than the Chevy II, in 63 Corvair sales were about 50,000 less than the Chevy II, in 64 BOTH Corvair and Chevy I...
by 66vairguy
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Rear wheel camber
Replies: 21
Views: 629

Re: Rear wheel camber

You rarely find a "level" garage floor, but usually they are close. A simple string and weight makes a good plumb line. Also check to make sure the rim isn't bent (shops never check that and it will throw off the machine). The camber eccentric nut torque is considerable at 85-90 ft. lbs.!!! The one ...
by 66vairguy
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Greenbrier Engine & Transaxle
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Greenbrier Engine & Transaxle

Please specify what you plan to install. A camper van could be anything from fold down seats and an ice chest to onboard fridge, water supply, heater, A/C, pop up roof, etc. If you really want a lot of equipment I'd suggest saving money by just getting a newer vehicle. If you want to sleep in it wit...
by 66vairguy
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Alabama Corvair
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: Alabama Corvair

Keep in mind the 60 Corvair was unique in many ways. In 61 the engine, transmission, heating system, front sheet metal, carburetor/chokes - all were revised. Corvair folks use the nickname "Cave Man" for the 60 Corvairs as they were the first. That said many folks like the 60 just because it was th...
by 66vairguy
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Alabama Corvair
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: Alabama Corvair

Keep in mind the 60 Corvair was unique in many ways. In 61 the engine, transmission, heating system, front sheet metal, carburetor/chokes - all were revised. Corvair folks use the nickname "Cave Man" for the 60 Corvairs as they were the first. That said many folks like the 60 just because it was the...
by 66vairguy
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: how to install roof rail stainless trim
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: how to install roof rail stainless trim

I like the above but sometimes you can dent the trim with your hand. It depends how nicely or not nicely the trim is snapping down over the rail. If the trim does not want to nicely snap down I use a piece of wood and position it at a 45 degree angle against the lower bend in the trim and tap light...

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