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by bbodie52
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: my 65 110 wont start!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: my 65 110 wont start!!!

:wave: :welcome2: Welcome to the Corvair Forum! :think: Let's see... Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:40 pm recently replaced pistons. got it all put back ,, getting fuel, got spark.oil is up. battery is strong. So why wont it start Given limited information it sounds like the peripheral items (ignition and fuel)...
by bbodie52
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Points and Condenser
Replies: 18
Views: 289

Re: Points and Condenser

Body rot and rust damage are the biggest enemy to the Late Model (1965 and later) Corvair. Unibody construction, thinner sheet metal, etc. all contribute to the irreparable damage rust can do. The body sections surrounding the doors are particularly susceptible to being weakened on a convertible. Th...
by bbodie52
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Points and Condenser
Replies: 18
Views: 289

Re: Points and Condenser

:goodpost: This is a very good point. Any significant, irreversible changes should be avoided on your rare Corsa example. However, Seth Emerson indicates that the Stinger distributor does not require any modifications to the engine or sheet metal. It is a strictly bolt-on modification that would be ...
by bbodie52
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Points and Condenser
Replies: 18
Views: 289

Re: Points and Condenser

This or That.jpg :think: FYI: Stock Distributor Overhaul (Parts Estimate). Total cost to overhaul an aging stock distributor depends on the condition of the individual parts. Note that Clark's Corvair Parts charges approximately $200 for a rebuilt distributor. The cost of a Crane Cams or Pertronix ...
by bbodie52
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Points and Condenser
Replies: 18
Views: 289

Re: Points and Condenser

Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:10 pm ...Brad-- you had decoded a tag for me one time that was for a car I was thinking about buying-- the deal didn't work out-- but you are correct that one was a turbo Corsa. My car is a 1965 Corsa-- it spent the past ~15 yrs in a car museum in Dayton OH after a tank dip and a...
by bbodie52
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Knocking and Pinging
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Knocking and Pinging

:goodpost: Here are a couple of illustrations that might help by supporting the above explanation... http://www.corvairforum.com/forum/download/file.php?id=29619&mode=view http://www.mgexp.com/phile/1/111786/UniSyn_tool_parts.jpg A UniSyn gauge measure air flow volume through the throat of each carb...
by bbodie52
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Points and Condenser
Replies: 18
Views: 289

Re: Points and Condenser

Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:44 pm ...Brad-- my Corsa is not a turbo-- does the premium fuel rule still apply? http://www.corvairforum.com/forum/download/file.php?id=40417&mode=view ... W 2LS 3C 4PUO 5W- GROUP 1 W = RPO A02 — Tinted Windshield only GROUP 2 L = RPO M20 — 4 Speed Manual Transmission S = RPO U7...
by bbodie52
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Points and Condenser
Replies: 18
Views: 289

Re: Points and Condenser

You are driving a turbocharged 1965 Corvair Corsa convertible from Charlotte, NC — about 500 miles round trip — correct? There is a long uphill grade as you approach Asheville and hilly terrain and a final winding mountain road with a lot of turns as you approach Helen, GA. PREMIUM FUEL ONLY! Listen...
by bbodie52
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Drop-in electric window conversion kits
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Drop-in electric window conversion kits

The question of installing power windows in a late model Corvair was addressed some years ago by Norm Witte. I don't know if he was successful.

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by bbodie52
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member From New Jersey
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: New Member From New Jersey

:search: :google: I did some searching on the Internet and found some interesting videos related to the Corvair disc brakes, and some other links as well... Below is a link to the David Clemens Facebook page... :link: https://www.facebook.com/david.c.clemens These are links to a pair of videos he di...
by bbodie52
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: oil coming out of dipstick hole
Replies: 69
Views: 1581

Re: oil coming out of dipstick hole

Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:40 am I have a 64 head that has 2 plug holes with stripped threads but the valves a seats are good and I have the jugs for it so I am going to change it out and use my 1965 pistons and rings with it and repair the threads and see what it does that way my head was fine except the...
by bbodie52
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: oil coming out of dipstick hole
Replies: 69
Views: 1581

Re: oil coming out of dipstick hole

This was posted on the first page of this thread... Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:37 pm the motor on my airboat heads are 3856759 and the numbers on the other motor heads are 3856632 so can you tell me what I have from that? 3856759 = 1965, 164 CI, 110 hp, 9:1 CR, 3-13/16" Cyl. Bore (into head) 3856632 = 1964,...
by bbodie52
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Help desperately needed..
Replies: 34
Views: 990

Re: Help desperately needed..

Watch the Upholstery Tour video below to get some idea of what it takes to manufacture excellent quality replacements for your Corvair. If you like what you see, there are quite a few other videos that will take you on a tour of the Clark's Corvair Parts facilities. Just click on the link under CLAR...
by bbodie52
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Valve grinder
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Valve grinder

:rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
by bbodie52
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie from Nebraska
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: Newbie from Nebraska

:clap: :welcome2: :wave: :tu: Welcome to the Corvair Forum! Your initial post has me all excited about this car — and I'm not even the owner!! Congratulations to your Mom for finding what appears to be a complete and solid "barn find" Corvair, and for taking advantage of the lack of bids to talk the...
by bbodie52
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: turn signal won't stop flashing
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: turn signal won't stop flashing

I don't look forward to taking the adjustable steering wheel off. Any helpful hints? i have the manual... OK, your car is a 1965 WITH A TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN! :think: The Clark's Corvair Parts catalog indicates that this steering column uses an expensive (more than double the price) switch! Y...

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