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by Wagon Master
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: corsa brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 165

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: 246

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...
by Wagon Master
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine internal limits
Replies: 16
Views: 657

Re: Engine internal limits

Not as weak a link as the 164 inch engines but the stock cast pistons won't hold up under a huge shot of nitrous. After that i'd suspect rod bearings and issues related to elevated cyl. head temps. In that order.
by Wagon Master
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Parts Wanted
Topic: WANTED - 65 Front end
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: WANTED - 65 Front end

Are you in need of everything from the door hinges forward or just the removable front suspension cross member?
by Wagon Master
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Opinion - Which is worse ?
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Opinion - Which is worse ?

Definitely running GL-5 in a trans. is worse. Hundreds of thousands of diffs. were run on GL-4 before GL-5 was released.
by Wagon Master
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Corvair Video and Photo Threads
Topic: Today I drove my Corvair to...
Replies: 139
Views: 9169

Re: Today I drove my Corvair to...

Wbabst, Speaking of planes, I'm seeing drastically different tracks left by your front and rear tires. What's up with that? Did you slide into that spot Jim Rockford style?
by Wagon Master
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Aftermarket brake drums & shoes ?
Replies: 13
Views: 437

Re: Aftermarket brake drums & shoes ?

I also use Advance for my shoes on ALL Corvairs. Their lining material does however vary. Order the shoes. When they arrive in the next day or 2 if they're light tan or brown, kindly say no thanks. If they're dark grey like new cast iron, grab um and go!
by Wagon Master
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: metal
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: metal

Not real sure how shavings from a spark plug hole repair could end up in the crankcase, unless you had the oil filler cap off. But I suppose anything is possible. Did you have the blower cover removed?
by Wagon Master
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Should I do it fellas?
Replies: 14
Views: 604

Re: Should I do it fellas?

Only question I'd need answered to make my decision is, how high did the flood waters get? Engine and transaxle could be a stuck solid chuck of scrap, or a sleeping beauty waiting to awaken. Put a 3/4" wrench on the center crank bolt, cross your fingers, click your heels, and see what happens.
by Wagon Master
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Turbo fan shroud/intake
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Wanted - Turbo fan shroud/intake

If your looking for a shroud that moves the top fresh air exit connection to the left-hand side, I'm not sure a 62-64 unit will do that. Other than that feature what makes a turbo unit unique?
by Wagon Master
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: I used the battery everyone uses and it don't work!
Replies: 32
Views: 1024

Re: I used the battery everyone uses and it don't work!

Sort of what is in most troubleshooting guides I look at.
Place starter in known good Corvair and check operation.
If satisfactory, continue search for issues with your car.
If not satisfactory replace starter.

Well, you asked.
by Wagon Master
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Clark's Corvair Parts
Topic: Clark's Corvair Parts
Replies: 15
Views: 1770

Re: Clark's Corvair Parts

http://www.corvair.com/user-cgi/catalog ... ge=USED-18

Click to this link and several pages after it. Click on the part number you desire.
by Wagon Master
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Rings/Jugs Installation Question...
Replies: 34
Views: 995

Re: Rings/Jugs Installation Question...

Not wanting to come off the wrong way but for next time, this 60 p.s.i. compression could have been discovered laying on the floor or on a test stand, and been dealt with at that time. It will be tighter to re-ring the pistons in the car with rods attached but vairy doable. Just follow the advise a...
by Wagon Master
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: carburator
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: carburator

Yep.
by Wagon Master
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: installing head gaskets
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: installing head gaskets

Wait until you get the new head gaskets. The side differences will be more obvious. One side flat, one side with a raised bevel. Flat side towards the head.
by Wagon Master
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 1963 charging issues
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: 1963 charging issues

My bet is the alternator is at fault. It would fail if the test machine operated at a lower RPM. Replace it and motor on.

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