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by Wagon Master
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: How to drain 4-speed transmission?
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: How to drain 4-speed transmission?

What are we supposed to do?
Sorry but my suggestion would be to find a bottle of the manual transmission and transaxle lube at a parts store and read the label. Since obviously the representative you spoke to at Amsoil can't.
by Wagon Master
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: How to drain 4-speed transmission?
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: How to drain 4-speed transmission?

Keep trying what your trying with the smaller hose, but if you've already refilled the rear axle, you've mixed new gear oil with old as they share fluid.
by Wagon Master
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 63 brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Re: 63 brakes

Use the backing plates and drums off the 64 parts car on the front of the 63. The rest of the front shoes and hardware are a direct swap as long as the 63 had self adjusting shoes. On the rear use everything off the 63 except the drums. Those can be sourced from the 64 without other changes. The on...
by Wagon Master
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Carburetor color
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: Carburetor color

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Eastwood carb. renew II on the right is what i used on the tops. Bottoms are soda blasted and cleared.
by Wagon Master
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Powerglide
Replies: 26
Views: 1423

Re: Powerglide

"I start out with a flat blade screwdriver as big as I can fit squarely into the Jets slot and before turning it at all I rap the top of the screwdriver a time or 2 with some light hammer blows. They almost always come out after this. If not a bit harder hammer blows." This is what the aforementione...
by Wagon Master
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: clutch pedal
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: clutch pedal

In my opinion you should have also removed the brake pedal and had the pivot tube reinforce welded to it's pedal. That one's kind of important too.
by Wagon Master
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Low power
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: Low power

1. Not enough initial ignition timing.
2. Vacuum advance on side of distributor is not functioning.
3. Disconnected secondaries are not completely closed causing a vacuum leak.
by Wagon Master
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Powerglide
Replies: 26
Views: 1423

Re: Powerglide

Since you've already just about ruined the slot your options are limited. Next time, I've never had one that a hand held impact driver wouldn't get out. Try that this time but you may wind up having to drill it and or use a screw extractor.
by Wagon Master
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Powerglide
Replies: 26
Views: 1423

Re: Powerglide

While waiting on carb. rebuild kits to arrive, with engine idling in neutral, seal the palm of your hand over the top of the left carb. a couple of times. On 5 sec. Off 5 sec. On 5 sec. Off 5 sec. Do this maybe half a dozen times. I've had luck unclogging the idle circuit this way. If there is a to...
by Wagon Master
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: High compression 205 psi average on all cylinders
Replies: 67
Views: 2076

Re: High compression 205 psi average on all cylinders

I time mine to just barely ping when lugged on the cheapest gas I can find, then run mid or premium grade. After finding what you thought was the root cause of your high compression in the cam timing.......I'm not sure I would have still lowered the compression with thicker head gaskets.......but t...
by Wagon Master
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Adjusting my 60 Drum brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Adjusting my 60 Drum brakes

"Also on the last option: would that mean free spinning wheel with no contact with the shoes what so ever, or does it mean adjust until the wheel turns freely but you can hear a part of the shoe still touches the drum giving a little friction?" Right or wrong, this is the method I've used for years.
by Wagon Master
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: sticking high idle cam
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: sticking high idle cam

Tapping the throttle while you sit in the driver seat doesn't really tell you what is going on at each carburetor. True that! the choke coils (thermostats) close the choke plates and bring the fast idle cams into play. After that, as the engine warms up, the only thing disengaging the fast idle cam...
by Wagon Master
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Can you run thermostat flaps fixed open w/o bellows?
Replies: 11
Views: 673

Re: Can you run thermostat flaps fixed open w/o bellows?

Mac007 wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:11 pm
The local Corvair guy here removed and took my complete and working thermostats and doors saying I did not need them.


I would go and politely ask for them back. :assault:
by Wagon Master
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: wheel shake
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: wheel shake

I find you can get see any slop better by moving the steering at the wheel itself rather than via the steering wheel. You can impart faster greater steering linkage movement by manually steering the wheel right and left rather than thru the steering box using the steering wheel, allowing easier ide...
by Wagon Master
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Secondary carb internal components image
Replies: 12
Views: 498

Re: Secondary carb internal components image

In the second manual Brad posted for you, starting on page 6M-8, it covers service of the model H carbs. Including exploded views.

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