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by bbodie52
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Late Model Trunk Lock Replacement #
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Late Model Trunk Lock Replacement #

I don't understand the persistent determination to buy Corvair parts from a local NAPA or other local auto parts stores. The problems often encountered when trying to buy correct parts for the classic Corvair are outlined here in this thread. It took me less than 30 seconds to find the needed parts ...
by bbodie52
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Help on how to remove ....
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Help on how to remove ....

It has been many years, but I believe they just popped out when I used a scraping tool to pry them away from the insulation. The metal fingers may break. You may choose to replace them with a plastic set as shown in the Clark's catalog. I couldn't find any mention of these clips in the 1966 Fisher B...
by bbodie52
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Brit 65 owner in San Jose
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Brit 65 owner in San Jose

:welcome2: Welcome to the USA! Seth Emerson is a Corvair aficionado and accessory supplier who is based in San Jose. He is also a contact for Silicon Valley CORSA (Corvair Society of America). He might be able to point you in the right direction while you are visiting San Jose and the San Francisco ...
by bbodie52
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: gas line fittings
Replies: 13
Views: 437

Re: gas line fittings

Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:14 pm I have ordered chrome gas lines for some of the final touches on a beautiful 1965 Turbo complete rebuild, is there a recommended sealant to apply to the fitting so I don't have to crank down on the fitting for no leaks and possibly breaking the chrome loose. I have read go...
by bbodie52
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: 1965 Corsa Coupe - Want to Verily Codes
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: 1965 Corsa Coupe - Want to Verily Codes

Body Tag.jpg Here is a breakdown of the information on the body tag you provided... BODY TAG INFO: 12B Body Build Date: 12 = December 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 the lett...
by bbodie52
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Dash lights & headlights crossed?
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Dash lights & headlights crossed?

:think: A faulty primary ground path can introduce some really strange and unpredictable results, as the current seeks a path to return home (to the battery negative terminal). In your case, the primary ground path had failed, so the instrument lights didn't work until a secondary path was introduce...
by bbodie52
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: 65 spyder
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: 65 spyder

The 150 hp 145 CI turbocharged Monza Spyder was introduced in 1962 and produced through 1963. In 1964 the Monza Spyder engine displacement increased from 145 CI to 164 CI, but the horsepower rating remained the same at 150 hp since the turbocharger capacity was unchanged. In 1965 the new Corvair bod...
by bbodie52
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 62 Dash Schematic
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: 62 Dash Schematic

CORVAIR COMBINED WIRING SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS :link: http://www.corvairforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=225&t=12968 The manifold pressure/vacuum gauge is a mechanical (non-electric) instrument that requires a plastic (nylon) tubing to connect to the engine intake manifold. On the non-turbo engine in th...
by bbodie52
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: 65 spyder
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: 65 spyder

2LS 3C 4O 5W 1965 ACC CODES (WRN and LOS (Van Nuys)) The Letters are listed in groups. Letters following a number is in that group. The code letters are listed in the order they would appear. Some letters are in more than one group First Group ( no numeric indicator) E = RPO A01 Tinted Glass ( Soft...
by bbodie52
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Dash lights & headlights crossed?
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Dash lights & headlights crossed?

In the Monza instrument panel, the fuel gauge, instrument illumination lights, turn signal indicator lights, and the high beam indicator light all rely on chassis ground for a ground return path. As shown in the illustration below, there is a single ground strap that provides a ground for all of the...
by bbodie52
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 1964 rear axle bearing
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: 1964 rear axle bearing

Corvair Rampside Rear Axle Bearing Packing Procedure https://youtu.be/TdHz-5X0RZg :link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdHz-5X0RZg Finally, the following Corvair Forum link can provide you with a list of useful websites that should be helpful as a Corvair owner... Common and Useful Corvair Websit...
by bbodie52
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from England
Replies: 16
Views: 576

Re: Hello from England

The theme park Alton Towers is in the Staffordshire Moorlands and several of the world's largest pottery manufacturers are based in Stoke-on-Trent. http://thepotteries.org/fake/staffordshire.jpg http://www.thepotteries.org/markguide/knot/kent.jpg http://www.thepotteries.org/mark/g/grim_bros2.jpg ht...
by bbodie52
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from England
Replies: 16
Views: 576

Re: Hello from England

:clap: A tribute to your fine acquisition... :not worthy:
Gladys the British Greenbrier.jpg
:chevy: :mm: :chevy:
by bbodie52
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Fuel pressure regulator

Holley manufactures quite a few fuel pressure regulators, but most have a range of 4.5 - 9 psi or higher, or are designed for a fuel injection system. This unit has the correct range and apparently a good reputation... CHROME CARBURETED FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR Street/Strip Carbureted Applications T...
by bbodie52
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: OPGI Catalog Delayed
Replies: 23
Views: 1500

Re: OPGI Catalog Delayed

:think: Buying a single item at a time is an expensive way to purchase Corvair parts. A combined shipment of multiple needed items, and purchasing recurring consumables such as filters, tune-up items, etc. in larger quantities to last one year or more is a good way to lower shipping costs.
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