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by bbodie52
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Speedo connection on 64 Greenbrier
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: Speedo connection on 64 Greenbrier

:dontknow: Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:43 pm ...What is the tranny it does not look familiar to me? early 3 speed? Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:30 am Ya got me Ted, I just Googled Corvair differential & that was one of the photo's that came up. :not worthy: ::-): http://www.widman.biz/Corvair/images/Month_8b/Transmis...
by bbodie52
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Crazy extra oil cooler setup
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Crazy extra oil cooler setup

Craziest "Rube Goldberg" contraption I've ever seen! :rolling: :not worthy: :sad5: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a9/Rube_Goldberg%27s_%22Self-Operating_Napkin%22_%28cropped%29.gif http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ug00/3on1/tobaccoads/images/scratch2.gif http://www.spirit-of-metal.com/...
by bbodie52
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: 65 Corsa LOS VIN Tag
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: 65 Corsa LOS VIN Tag

:doh: :redface: I worked on that Corvair tag breakdown during the wee hours of the morning, before calling it a night. I should have checked the previous entries instead of just reading the opening request and jumping in with a response! Sorry for the duplicate post.
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by bbodie52
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: 65 Corsa LOS VIN Tag
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: 65 Corsa LOS VIN Tag

Body & VIN Tags.jpg Here is a breakdown of the information on the body tag you provided... BODY TAG INFO: 03B Body Build Date: 03 = March, B = Second Week The first two digits are numbers 01 through 12, indicating the month of manufacture. The letter is A-E, indicating the week of the month. If...
by bbodie52
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve cover tube
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Valve cover tube

T0527RD http://media.gm.com/content/Pages/brands/gm/_jcr_content/mainimage.resize.jpg/1350007755370.jpg T = Tonawanda, New York (GM Tonawanda Engine Plant) http://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/company_info/facilities/powertrain/tonawanda.html 0527 = Engine manufacturing date (month and date). May 27t...
by bbodie52
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Please Help! 63 Turbo just won't run!
Replies: 27
Views: 548

Re: Please Help! 63 Turbo just won't run!

Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:24 pm It's either spark or fuel since you have compression, so process of elimination. Assuming the ignition is fine since it was checked multiple times, I blame the stupid YH carb. I had nothing but troubles with that damn thing, never ran how I wanted it to. When it wasn't floo...
by bbodie52
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Please Help! 63 Turbo just won't run!
Replies: 27
Views: 548

Re: Please Help! 63 Turbo just won't run!

I would say that your tests using starter fluid are somewhat inconclusive, but may help to confirm that the ignition system is functioning. The Carter YH carburetor may still be the problem, in that it does not appear to be delivering a proper mix of fuel and air to the combustion chambers. These ca...
by bbodie52
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Please Help! 63 Turbo just won't run!
Replies: 27
Views: 548

Re: Please Help! 63 Turbo just won't run!

At least it reflects even wear and relatively balanced cylinders, with no catastrophic mechanical failures.

Have you checked carefully for vacuum leaks, including that big round turbo outlet hose between the turbo and the crossover tube to the two intake manifolds?
by bbodie52
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: What is the age range of Corvair Fans? (POLL)
Replies: 116
Views: 10430

Re: What is the age range of Corvair Fans? (POLL)

WE have a great group of youngsters under 30 here at the North Texas chapter with a 15 year old girl getting an early ready for her sweet 16. She's a superstar and I think they have 4-5 vairs in the family. After hitting 60 this year and having vette's and others, have fallen for the corvair. The C...
by bbodie52
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: O'Reilly's auto parts
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: O'Reilly's auto parts

Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:15 pm :woo: Brad you figured it out! Do you remove the resistor wire? If you don't bypass the resistor wire, the Flux Capacitor may not begin fluxing until a higher speed is reached. With only 7 VDC, you may have to push the Corvair to 89 or even 90 mph! The old girl may not be ...
by bbodie52
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: How to choose?
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: How to choose?

Unfortunately, the Lubbock area is the last great outpost of Texas, with regard to CORSA club chapters. There is no CORSA chapter near you, as shown on the map... The chapter in Albuquerque, NM is no closer! It looks like the Corvair Forum is your primary lifeline for Corvair support. Members of CO...
by bbodie52
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: O'Reilly's auto parts
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: O'Reilly's auto parts

http://images.oreillyauto.com/parts/img/medium/eb/121g.jpg :chevy: Flux Capacitor Mod.jpg EB Enterprises - Flux Capacitor Line: EB | Part # 121G 1.21 Gigawatts DETAILED DESCRIPTION Time Travel at your own RISK!!! Plutonium is required to properly operate Flux Capacitor. Plutonium is used by the on-...
by bbodie52
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Please Help! 63 Turbo just won't run!
Replies: 27
Views: 548

Re: Please Help! 63 Turbo just won't run!

You might also check the condition of the metal contacts inside the plastic shell of the electrical multi-connector (near the voltage regulator). The aging multi-connector is exposed to heat, vibration, and moisture that can cause corrosian and poor electrical continuity. This could result in interm...
by bbodie52
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Please Help! 63 Turbo just won't run!
Replies: 27
Views: 548

Re: Please Help! 63 Turbo just won't run!

I would suggest backtracking and confirming every aspect of the ignition system operation. Once that has been accomplished, if the engine will not start, you can move on to troubleshooting the carburetor (your comment about a flooding carburetor when you open the choke is troubling. The Carter YH ha...
by bbodie52
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Maxxis 185/80 R13 tire out of production again?
Replies: 20
Views: 475

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

Found these on Amazon.com, and the website indicates "Only 4 left in stock." https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/512JtJXCIUL.jpg Maxxis P185/80R13 Maxxis MA-1 90S WW White Wall Tire Price: $100.88 & FREE Shipping :link: https://www.amazon.com/P185-80R13-Maxxis-MA-1-White/dp/B00CJG0JAY/r...
by bbodie52
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: wires going to the coil
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: wires going to the coil

Assuming your Corvair is still fitted with a stock ignition system with coil, points, condenser, etc... DC power is provided to the coil positive terminal from two sources. On most Corvair model years a single wire is routed between the coil positive terminal and the two-circuit plastic connector ne...

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