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by bbodie52
Mon May 29, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: What is this
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: What is this

Mon May 29, 2017 11:08 pm Not entirely new to vairs, but am new to the 1st gen vair. Working on a deal to get a 1963 Monza convertible, and trying to figure out what it has for an engine. Looks like a 140, with a turbo system. Can't tell if it's original to the car, but it is all new but has been s...
by bbodie52
Mon May 29, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?
Replies: 16
Views: 530

Re: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?

May 29, 2017 7:43 pm I'm so happy I decided to do this now and not wait. This flywheel and clutch are beyond screwed. Thanks again guys. https://youtu.be/STliDMZuz_w What a refreshing video! I think it does an excellent job of encouraging newcomers to the world of Corvair ownership to be willing to...
by bbodie52
Sun May 28, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: Please decode body tag for me 65 Monza vert
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Please decode body tag for me 65 Monza vert

Congratulations on your 2nd — babies do sometimes disrupt our best Corvair plans! :whoa: And congtatulations on your first LM Corvair! It looks like a beautiful specimen! We brought our first born (daughter) home from the hospital in our 1965 Corvair convertible. https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...
by bbodie52
Sun May 28, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Steering wheel diagram
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Steering wheel diagram

Perhaps you should call the Corvair used parts experts at the Corvair Ranch in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. If anyone can answer your steering column questions, they should be able to! :link: http://www.corvairranch.com/ http://nebula.wsimg.com/71495b8a53d59213c296dd88d0d208ac?AccessKeyId=FBAEF2B445F30...
by bbodie52
Sun May 28, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: interior light
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: interior light

Maybe it is no coincidence that the Clark's Corvair Parts has the listing for door jamb switches AND for headlight switches on the SAME PAGE! I have discovered that my body often shows signs of decay in more than one place at the same time as I age, much like the Corvair. Clark's has been at it sinc...
by bbodie52
Sun May 28, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Floppy belt.
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Floppy belt.

It is unusual for a street-driven late model (1965-1969) Corvair to flip fan belts. The cumulative mass of the rotating fan and generator/alternator is continually at war with the changing rotation speed of the crankshaft pulley. Manual transmission cars in particular place a lot of stress on the be...
by bbodie52
Sun May 28, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Question: Temp gauge accuracy and proof..
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Question: Temp gauge accuracy and proof..

:goodpost: I fully concur that the average highway temperature on the Corsa cylinder head temperature gauge seems to always be straight up, at 400° while continuously running at highway speeds. I remember in particular a cross-country run from Atlanta to Los Angeles in the middle of summer 1983. We ...
by bbodie52
Sun May 28, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Occasional fuel supply issue..
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Occasional fuel supply issue..

:wave: :welcome2: Welcome to the Corvair Forum! The car ran great when we bought it last month. It started to smell like gas, I checked the engine compartment and it was spitting fuel out of the fuel pump. I replaced it. We drove the car for about 15-20 mins, it ran great. Then, all of the sudden it...
by bbodie52
Sat May 27, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: Please decode body tag for me 65 Monza vert
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Please decode body tag for me 65 Monza vert

I hope that you will post some pictures of your new acquisition and tell us about your search and the car you found. It would be nice to know more about you, your experiences with Corvairs, your future plans for your Corvair, your location, etc.
:dontknow:
by bbodie52
Sat May 27, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Steering wheel diagram
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Steering wheel diagram

The diagrams contained in the attached 1965 Corvair Assembly Manual - STEERING may be helpful to you.

:chevy:
by bbodie52
Sat May 27, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: Please decode body tag for me 65 Monza vert
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Please decode body tag for me 65 Monza vert

:welcome2: Welcome back! It has been around four years!! It is good to have you back and "stirring the pot". Body Tag.jpg Here is a breakdown of the information on the body tag you provided... BODY TAG INFO: 05D Body Build Date: 05 = May D = Fourth Week The first two digits are numbers 01 through 12...
by bbodie52
Sat May 27, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?
Replies: 16
Views: 530

Re: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?

There are a lot of variables involved, including driving habits, accumulated mileage, possible leaks causing oil contamination, etc. You may choose to wait until the clutch is actually exposed so that you can perform a thorough inspection. Many components will not be available at local auto parts st...
by bbodie52
Sat May 27, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Running on 5
Replies: 20
Views: 1124

Re: Running on 5

:wrench: There is a first time for everything, and we all learn as we go along — hopefully only making minor mistakes. There should be no significant oil (gear lube) that would come out of the differential if the axles are unbolted from the brake backing plates and then pulled free from the differen...
by bbodie52
Fri May 26, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 1963 Turbo ( stock) Spark Plugs
Replies: 27
Views: 2688

Re: 1963 Turbo ( stock) Spark Plugs

We keep running around in circles. The standard Crane Cams PS20 coil is already contributing 1.4 ohms of internal primary resistance. Pertronix sells their Flamethrower coil in both 1.5 and 3.0 ohm versions to accommodate vehicles that lack external ballast resistors or resistor wires in the primary...
by bbodie52
Fri May 26, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Star Wars 'Vair
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Star Wars 'Vair

I saw this for the first time on Facebook today and thought it was worth repeating here... https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18622136_10155021879101321_6641040120322168709_n.jpg?oh=06b02ad048ead3f2305c506d4f9be03f&oe=59A99D21 http://www.corvairforum.com/forum/download/file.php?id=30956&...
by bbodie52
Fri May 26, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 1963 Turbo ( stock) Spark Plugs
Replies: 27
Views: 2688

Re: 1963 Turbo ( stock) Spark Plugs

:idea: There is another possible way to determine if there is a resistor wire present and if it is making any difference in the voltage seen at the negative coil terminal. Simply disconnect the wire on the coil positive terminal. Then run a temporary jumper wire between the battery positive terminal...

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