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by eForce
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Knocking and Pinging
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Knocking and Pinging

Yes, I looked that up and put the vacuum advance back on the vertical port. I got vacuum up to 11 with curb idle. Compression is 150. Timing is at 10 deg. If I go more...the knocking comes back. I did replace the wires because I seemed to have a weak spark. That helped out quite a bit but now I've m...
by eForce
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Knocking and Pinging
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Knocking and Pinging

ok so I set the timing properly. It was out a bit but not much. 2ndly I adjusted my chokes. Still knocked when it warmed up. My vacuum advance is hooked up to the top port so I tested it and my vacuum was at 9. I then tested the bottom port and that was 10 so I moved the vacuum advance to that port ...
by eForce
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Knocking and Pinging
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Knocking and Pinging

agreed but why would it run so great with no knocks when it's cold?
by eForce
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Knocking and Pinging
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Knocking and Pinging

Hi guys. Finished replacing the head on the drivers side. Got the motor built and reinstalled. Runs WAY better than before. As long as it's cold. The problem is, once it warms up AND I'm at idle in drive, it knocks and pings like crazy. Once I give it a little gas, it runs great again. Any ideas? I'...
by eForce
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Should I do it fellas?
Replies: 14
Views: 604

Re: Should I do it fellas?

Mine sat outside for 12 years and was flooded


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by eForce
Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Is this body worth saving?
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: Is this body worth saving?

Outter panels are an easy fix and cheap. For down below, make sure the inner panel is solid as that is your structure (being a unibody)

If solid, fix the panels. Mine was way worse. In fact I made one fender with a hammer and chisel


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by eForce
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: I used the battery everyone uses and it don't work!
Replies: 32
Views: 1024

Re: I used the battery everyone uses and it don't work!

Check your ground strap to chassis. You will find corrosion which is causing heavy resistance


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by eForce
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Engine Cranks Slowly
Replies: 22
Views: 770

Re: Engine Cranks Slowly

ok. Success finally! The power issue was my gas pedal. I finally got some over to step on the gas while I observed carbs. Butterflies were only opening 15 deg. Pulled pedal and saw that this has been an issue before as someone welded the bracket to the rod behind the pedal and it broke loose. Likely...
by eForce
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Engine Cranks Slowly
Replies: 22
Views: 770

Re: Engine Cranks Slowly

Timing is way advanced. Here is my compression. What is up with cylinder 5?

https://1drv.ms/f/s!Al5viGJMAfhzgQKpGAUTtg01uR3f
by eForce
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Engine Cranks Slowly
Replies: 22
Views: 770

Re: Engine Cranks Slowly

ok, put new o rings on and voila. No oil leak. Now, it continues. Took it for a drive and it has NO power. NO kickdown. AArrgghh! Also has a funny response. Give it gas and it revs up but stays that way for a second or two before coming to idle. I'm still suspecting the cable linkage for the respons...
by eForce
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Engine Cranks Slowly
Replies: 22
Views: 770

Re: Engine Cranks Slowly

Ok thanks. I'll wait till next week when I'm on holidays. Need a break from it


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by eForce
Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Engine Cranks Slowly
Replies: 22
Views: 770

Rebuild saga

Lastly. regarding the accelerator rod linkage...if I connect it from the outside, the rod gets stuck on the rod that goes up to the carbs so I connected it from the inside. Anyone have a pic of a proper setup? Aarrgghhh! After all that, went to go for a drive cause it runs great but noticed tons of ...
by eForce
Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Engine Cranks Slowly
Replies: 22
Views: 770

Re: Engine Cranks Slowly

ya, so that was it. Reinstalled with it in drive. Fixed.
by eForce
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Engine Cranks Slowly
Replies: 22
Views: 770

Re: Engine Cranks Slowly

Ya, I have every gear. BUT....my accelerator pedal is funny. Not much travel. 2nd, I can't seem to figure out if the accelerator rod goes on the outside or inside. Seems to catch on lever. Got a pic of a working setup? The carb to linkage has to go in from inside. That's obvious. Perhaps, I'll disco...
by eForce
Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Engine Cranks Slowly
Replies: 22
Views: 770

Re: Engine Cranks Slowly

I got it. the shifter had to be in neutral. Rotated CCW, pushed in cable, bolted it and when I rated CCW again, it went clunk and voila.

Thank you so much.
by eForce
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Engine Cranks Slowly
Replies: 22
Views: 770

Re: Engine Cranks Slowly

Yes I did but when I turned it CCW again, it pushed the shift lever into Rev. I should note, when I lowered the motor, although I removed the cable bolt, the cable was still inside and bent the cable. Hope I didn't wreck anything else.

I did get a new cable.

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