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by 66vairguy
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1964 four door automatic project by remote
Replies: 41
Views: 944

Re: 1964 four door automatic project by remote

The 3.08 ring and pinion are RARE. Also too steep for a PG car - IMHO. You'll just end up wasting energy in the torque converter. Most PG cars came with 3.55 and 3.27 (highway) gears. The 3.55 gives more go off the line, but with the 3.27 the engine is a little quieter (lower RPM) on the highway. If...
by 66vairguy
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: second wire from starter solenoid
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: second wire from starter solenoid

dick - since this is an airboat engine you really don't need the voltage boost during starting required for cold weather starting that the GM system provides with the ballast by-pass circuit. As long as you use a substantial battery (marine) you can wire the ignition 12VDC line directly to a 3.0 OHM...
by 66vairguy
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Corvair Mechanic in San Diego
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: Corvair Mechanic in San Diego

The "residue" is probably ground up metal from the pinion shaft bearings. Probably the shaft was "walking" and broke the snout. Typical failure when the transaxle lube is not changed (and common). There is a fellow down your way that does transaxle work and the club there should know his name. I hav...
by 66vairguy
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Maxxis 185/80 R13 tire out of production again?
Replies: 23
Views: 623

Re: Maxxis 185/80 R13 tire out of production again?

The Amazon.com North Carolina vendor was just at $100 per tire with free shipping, which makes the Coker Tire price somewhat ridiculous! Perhaps this whole debate really points to a time for a serious look at 14" or 15" rims, which opens the door to a wider range of tire options in brand, performan...
by 66vairguy
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: 65 Corsa LOS VIN Tag
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: 65 Corsa LOS VIN Tag

No VIN tag at windshield in 65. Reminds me of when I bought my 66 and it was out of the system so I had to trailer it for an inspection and the young gal was flummoxed when she could not find the VIN tag at the windshield. A "mature" woman came up to the car and said "There were no VIN plates at the...
by 66vairguy
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Volkswagen cooling theory?
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Volkswagen cooling theory?

At idle the Corvair cooling is more than adequate. GM tested these cars at the summer test grounds in over 100 F temps. Of course if the engine tin seals are bad then you are going to recycle hot air when stopped.
by 66vairguy
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1964 four door automatic project by remote
Replies: 41
Views: 944

Re: 1964 four door automatic project by remote

:goodpost: Agreed. I'm sure I'll end up running the stock engine as long as it is reasonably reliable. The 140 based engine swap would have a substantial increase in displacement. But maybe port FI is a better answer when doing a swap. The 140HP engine has the same displacement as the 110HP engine....
by 66vairguy
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: upper A-arms
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: upper A-arms

The 65 bushings ARE the same on each side. The "A" arms ARE DIFFERENT. It's subtle. This is why it's good to take lots of pictures BEFORE dismantling things. The ball joint plane is different from the bushing shaft plane. When installed in the car the ball joint mounting surface should be in about t...
by 66vairguy
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1964 four door automatic project by remote
Replies: 41
Views: 944

Re: 1964 four door automatic project by remote

If you are going to keep the PG(automatic) then forget the 140HP engine and go with a latter 110HP engine. Mind you - there is nothing like looking at a 140HP engine - those four carbs, but the 110HP engine and the PG are such a great combination and easier to live with. When GM hooked up the 140HP ...
by 66vairguy
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Maxxis 185/80 R13 tire out of production again?
Replies: 23
Views: 623

Re: Maxxis 185/80 R13 tire out of production again?

Hmmmm - Maxxis site no longer lists the 185/80x13. This on and off supply has been the norm for a few years. The 185/80X13 is used by other old cars. At one time a few companies made automotive 185/80X13 tires (not trailer tires), but to sell tires in the U.S.A. you have to have DOT rating, and then...
by 66vairguy
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 63 to 64 suspension upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: 63 to 64 suspension upgrade

The Corvair story, along with a lot of what goes on at a big auto company, usually involves a lot of folks who are forgotten. John D'. book does mention Bunkie's insistence to improve the Corvair handling, but keep in mind Bunkie built up Pontiac with a sporty image (wide track suspension, etc). Act...
by 66vairguy
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 63 to 64 suspension upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: 63 to 64 suspension upgrade

I've never compared a pre 64 car to a 64, so I can only say that those that have state the handling improvement is noticeable and most claim they ride better - a win-win. You can find some of the old car magazine driving tests with positive comments, but remember they were driving on 60's bias ply t...
by 66vairguy
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: First Corvair (Wisconsin)
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: First Corvair (Wisconsin)

That is a nice looking car, but I agree with Wolfe - the continental kit should go. The last thing you want is extra weight out back. First I would not drive a nice car like that in the Winter in Wisconsin. I remember the salt on the roads back there. If you want the car to stay nice it should be a ...
by 66vairguy
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Oil pump housing
Replies: 20
Views: 430

Re: Oil pump housing

NO oil pressure regulator spring! I recall saying "the oil pressure regulator is not working correctly (unlikely if parts are good)". Folks do make mistakes and some things should always be double checked. And this is why I now do all my own engine assembling and follow a checklist (and yes I do cat...
by 66vairguy
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 63 to 64 suspension upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: 63 to 64 suspension upgrade

Folks - go do some reading. A lot has been published on the revised 64 suspension. NO IT WAS NOT A BANDAID FIX and should not be confused with the aftermarket kits called "camber compensators" which were Bandaid fixes. The GM revision not only limited camber, but actually changed the geometry to low...
by 66vairguy
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Why did I wait so long for my first Corvair?
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Why did I wait so long for my first Corvair?

Welcome - You are in the "Moredoor" club. For years nobody paid attention to the four door cars, or cut them up for parts. Now they aren't that common and especially the LM fourdoor hardtops get attention. I bought a 66 four door that sat in a garage for over 20 years - rough but solid with factor A...

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