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by bbodie52
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve size
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Valve size

All valve specifications can be found on page 8 - POWER TRAINS (Adobe Reader Page 42 of 79) in the attached 1965 Chevrolet Corvair GM Heritage Center Specs . LEFT-CLICK TO ENLARGE FOR BETTER VIEWING... 1965 Valve Specs.jpg The 95, 110, 180 hp overall valve head diameter is INTAKE: 1.335-1.345, EXHAU...
by bbodie52
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Memoirs of a Monza
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: Memoirs of a Monza

The oil bath air cleaner found on your Corvair was a somewhat rare option that supplemented the normal paper air cleaners on each carburetor. The design reuses the early 1961-1963 Corvair air cleaner design with a filter container on each carburetor, plus a center-mounted oil bath unit. (The option ...
by bbodie52
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 140 Motor Progress
Replies: 13
Views: 470

Re: 140 Motor Progress

...On a water cooled engine I would use a feeler gauge. I think that on these Corvair motors that I'm suppose to tighten them even more. Just checking in... A feeler gauge is used to set a specified gap between the valve and the camshaft (rocker arm) on an overhead cam or solid lifter based engine....
by bbodie52
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Cool Tool
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Cool Tool

:tongue: A modern VAIRiation... K-Tool International (KTUNES06040) External Thread Repair Tool 5/32" to 1/2" https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31UwEqKH8BL.jpg :link: https://www.amazon.com/K-Tool-International-KTUNES06040-External-Thread/dp/B00QINGZ7U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487712250...
by bbodie52
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Long-time lover, first-time buyer!
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: Long-time lover, first-time buyer!

:welcome2: :clap: :wave: Welcome to the Corvair Forum! I have been around Corvairs since my parents bought their first new Corvair in 1961 — a 4-speed Monza coupe. (I was 8 years old at the time). They later bought a new 1965 Corvair Corsa convertible, and I learned to drive in that car and took my ...
by bbodie52
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Memoirs of a Monza
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: Memoirs of a Monza

The condenser (capacitor) bolted to the side of the generator is there only to suppress radio noise interference that might be heard on the car radio (a whining sound on the radio that increases and decreases in speed as engine speed varies). It is not important to the function of the generator char...
by bbodie52
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine & trans removal
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Engine & trans removal

You did not mention your Corvair year model and transmission type, but I looked back through your early posts and see you have a 1963 coupe with Powerglide transmission. Read through the Chevrolet pamphlet Corvair and Corvair 95 Power Train Removal & Installation below, and compare it to the shop ma...
by bbodie52
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: unknown engine data / specs
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: unknown engine data / specs

Strange that the heads don't have a casting number to ID them. Except for the 1964-69 magnesium blower, I would guess that the engine is a 145 CID 80 hp unit from 1961 or 1962. (1960 140 CID engines had drilled cooling fins on the cylinder barrels for the studs to pass through). The oil filter adapt...
by bbodie52
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Please ID this part, #2
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Please ID this part, #2

:chevy: Hopefully these diagrams and illustrations will help. The single thermistor wire for the temperature gauge is routed through the front left heater duct sheet metal. All of the illustrations can be enlarged for better viewing by clicking on each diagram. 1965-66 Corvair Instrument Panel Detai...
by bbodie52
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: unknown engine data / specs
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: unknown engine data / specs

:welcome2: :wave: Welcome to the Corvair Forum! A picture or two of your engine might help to identify the year. Each of the model years utilized unique suffix codes that will help you to identify specifically what engine you have. Details such as the carburetor appearance (automatic choke in 1962-1...
by bbodie52
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New from Illinois
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: New from Illinois

:welcome2: :clap: :wave: Welcome to the Corvair Forum! The following link should prove helpful to you as a new Corvair owner. Among other things it will guide you to numerous free technical downloads, including shop manuals. It will also point you toward Corvair owners clubs and top suppliers for pa...
by bbodie52
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New from East Texas - 64 Monza
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: New from East Texas - 64 Monza

:welcome2: Welcome to the Corvair Forum! I have been around Corvairs since my parents bought their first new Corvair in 1961 — a 4-speed Monza coupe. (I was 8 years old at the time). They later bought a new 1965 Corvair Corsa convertible, and I learned to drive in that car and took my first driver's...
by bbodie52
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Oil Dripping from Vent Pipe - 1962 Monza Spyder
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Oil Dripping from Vent Pipe - 1962 Monza Spyder

Have you tried running a compression check, and perhaps considered a leakdown test on each cylinder to help verify an adequate seal in each cylinder? The Corvair crankcase is sealed. The only ventilation on 1960-1962 Corvairs is the road draft tube. http://www.corvairforum.com/forum/download/file.ph...
by bbodie52
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: My latest project....
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: My latest project....



:ty: You both have proven your skills with photography and video! Thank you for sharing this beatiful presentation!!
by bbodie52
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Torsion bars for trunk 64
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Torsion bars for trunk 64

:welcome2: :wave: Welcome to the Corvair Forum! The attached section from the 1966 Fisher Body Service Manual describes the front compartment lid torque rods, and their removal and installation. Although this manual was published in 1966, it is somewhat generic in nature, as the assembly and design ...
by bbodie52
Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Positraction Plates Source
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Positraction Plates Source

I believe these pictures show the external differences in the Corvair Positraction side of the carrier...
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