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by Wagon Master
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Interior light super hot
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Interior light super hot

While the old original covers are indeed brittle, broken tabs and yellow, I've never had one damaged by bulb heat. Only the replacements seem to melt. Cheaper plastic? Nah....that can't be it.
by Wagon Master
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Rear wheel camber
Replies: 23
Views: 714

Re: Rear wheel camber

Yes
by Wagon Master
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Rear wheel camber
Replies: 23
Views: 714

Re: Rear wheel camber

Make sure the floor you car is setting on is level, where the rear wheels are setting.
Make sure the upright section of the framing square you're using is plump. (Perfectly vertical)
by Wagon Master
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 5-Speed conversion?
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: 5-Speed conversion?

:welcome2: Welcome to the Corvair Forum! The five-speed manual transmission you referred to was a replacement transmission that was in limited production, was problematic and expensive, and is no longer available. :welcome: http://corvaircenter.com/phorum/read.php?1,837068,page=7 I knew it was too ...
by Wagon Master
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Clutch response
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Clutch response

If it's a true Corvair disc, it won't have any springs. :tu:
by Wagon Master
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 110hp exhaust question
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: 110hp exhaust question

Yes. Muffler exits the body at a different angle on an FC than a car.
by Wagon Master
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: Control Rod bushing sets-SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Brand New Nylon Strut Rod and Rubber Control Rod bushing sets

PM sent. Please consider them SOLD!
by Wagon Master
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Bad noise.. What do you think.
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Bad noise.. What do you think.

Sounds OK to me although it looks terrible.
by Wagon Master
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: cylinder prep: ball hone vs flapper wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: cylinder prep: ball hone vs flapper wheel

terribleted wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:13 pm
Be sure to measure for proper skirt to cylinder clearances before assembly. Too much slop will ruin some pistons and jugs really fast.
Absolutely a true statement although maybe not as fast as not enough clearance.
by Wagon Master
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Replacement. Now with more pics!
Replies: 53
Views: 1958

Re: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Replacement. Now with more pics!

Your machinist buddy should have know that "Spinning a cut" on the old pp was not the correct process. You're never able to turn out the hard spots. They need to be ground, if not too heat checked , which this one is. Glad you received your replacement.
by Wagon Master
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Replacement. Now with more pics!
Replies: 53
Views: 1958

Re: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Replacement. Now with more pics!

Your chipped tooth is on the reverse gear idler.
by Wagon Master
Wed May 24, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Shroud Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: Shroud Questions

http://www.corvair.com/user-cgi/catalog ... age=USED-7

Picture of where the tins go. Better picture in the service manual.
by Wagon Master
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 67 Fuel line fixed!! but still no gas to carbs?? please help
Replies: 42
Views: 1523

Re: 67 Fuel line fixed!! but still no gas to carbs?? please help

Were there any direction arrows on you fuel filter? I'll take my wild stab and say based on the pictures, the filter is installed backwards.
by Wagon Master
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Bearing question...
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Bearing question...

Not an ideal method for checking but you could put one of the thrust bearing shells back on the crank and check clearance with a feeler gauge. Will let you know if it's badly worn.
by Wagon Master
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: corsa brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: corsa brakes

When it does this you need to jack it up and see which wheel(s) are locked up. My guess is shoes adjusted too tight, stuck wheel cyl., broken hold down spring or broken return spring. Only inspection will narrow it down, but it NEEDS addressed, it's your BRAKES. The rolling one way but not the othe...
by Wagon Master
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: E15 fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: E15 fuel

Sta-Bil fuel treatment has several products that are supposed to deal with the damage that ethanol fuels cause. It's more expensive but I have an app on my phone that locates retailers that sell E-0 fuel. Usually marinas or farmer co-op's. Which seems like playing both sides by the people buying th...

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