Search found 102 matches

by eForce
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Should I do it fellas?
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Should I do it fellas?

Mine sat outside for 12 years and was flooded


Sent from my iPhone using Corvair Forum mobile app
by eForce
Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Is this body worth saving?
Replies: 6
Views: 560

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


Sent from my iPhone using Corvair Forum mobile app
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: 935

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


Sent from my iPhone using Corvair Forum mobile app
by eForce
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Engine Cranks Slowly
Replies: 22
Views: 752

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: 752

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: 752

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: 752

Re: Engine Cranks Slowly

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


Sent from my iPhone using Corvair Forum mobile app
by eForce
Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Engine Cranks Slowly
Replies: 22
Views: 752

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: 752

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: 752

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: 752

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: 752

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.
by eForce
Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Engine Cranks Slowly
Replies: 22
Views: 752

Re: Engine Cranks Slowly

with selector in D and rotating lever CCW, the cable won't go in. I've pulled the pan to see what's going on but hard to see. There's a lever that looks like the ball goes in but I can't line it up.

Any ideas?
by eForce
Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Engine Cranks Slowly
Replies: 22
Views: 752

Re: Engine Cranks Slowly

ok, so it was definitely my torque converter installation. Removed and reinstalled. Turns over great and runs great but my wheels still turn. It seems to be stuck in gear. Drive, neutral reverse....wheels go forward. Is there something I did wrong with the shift cable? I red in here that you must ha...
by eForce
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Engine Cranks Slowly
Replies: 22
Views: 752

Engine Cranks Slowly

I really need your help; here. After fixing my knocking by pulling motor and replacing head, I married the PG to the engine and tested it on the ground. It turned over extremely slow but I did get it to fire so I installed everything back in the car. It turns over so slowly that it completely drains...
by eForce
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Bellhousing
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Bellhousing

Ok so the engine is back together and I'm marrying the engine to the pg. I can't find any torque specs for bellhousing and flex plate. I guess I would need converter and pg too

Go to advanced search