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by terribleted
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65-66 Convertible Top motor
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: 65-66 Convertible Top motor

Check and lubricate all the pivots in the top frame and try helping it run thru a few times. Might just need to be moved a few times to free it up.
by terribleted
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: What are these wires for?
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: What are these wires for?

Good question. Are these in the original harness? Has the harness been re-wrapped (you might not be able to tell)? From the wiring diagram the back-up lamp switch on the transmission is fed by a Black with Light green striped wire in the main harness out to the plug on the switch at the trans and B/...
by terribleted
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Motor install
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: Motor install

It is not that bad. Car a couple feet in the air at the rear of the car (below the rear bumper) is not very high. I only jack just high enough to clear the top of the engine going back in.
by terribleted
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Rod knock?
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Rod knock?

Certainly valve train noise, like a rocker tapping from a weak, maladjusted, or not fully pumped lifter (could other uglier things as well of course like sticking valve dropped seat, bent valve, etc.). How long did you let it idle (sometimes a weak lifter may take a good bit to pump up properly...I ...
by terribleted
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Parts Wanted
Topic: LM rear seat riser/firewall sheetmetal
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: LM rear seat riser/firewall sheetmetal

azdave wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:52 am
Plugging a hole where a V8 used to be?
His other post says rust.
by terribleted
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Just a few issues
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Just a few issues

Get in the Corvair shop manual and follow the distributor installation engine disturbed instructions in the engine electrical section and re-install the distributor correctly. Hopefully this fixes your no start. The broken generator mounting part (I am assuming generator end frame from what you have...
by terribleted
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Parts Wanted
Topic: LM rear seat riser/firewall sheetmetal
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: LM rear seat riser/firewall sheetmetal

You may want to post a photo of the area so someone with a car to cut up can see what you need.
by terribleted
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Alternator issues
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Alternator issues

Only just do not run it for a long time. Without the engine fan the engine will eventually overheat, but, it would likely take over 15 mins for it to get really hot even in hot weather.
by terribleted
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: This one strikes me as odd for several reasons.
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: This one strikes me as odd for several reasons.

Perhaps a European or someone who has English as a second language. The "inhibitor" could be a naming error or the mechanic told them that as he ripped them off?
by terribleted
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: This one strikes me as odd for several reasons.
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: This one strikes me as odd for several reasons.

It has the wrong hood and front trim for sure. No odd to me many cars are pretty mixed up:)
by terribleted
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: What Do I need for repair and maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: What Do I need for repair and maintenance

If you want to maintain your Corvair the way many have been maintained you need mostly some duct tape, rubber bands, zip ties, rubber fuel hose, an assortment of screw thread and metric bolts (metric bolts work better in SAE holes ya know), and a good supply of oil to replace that which keeps coming...
by terribleted
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Replacing thermostat bellows
Replies: 9
Views: 518

Re: Replacing thermostat bellows

Terribleted Don't discourage the guy! It is almost Christmas and he needs an excuse to buy himself a lift as a gift to himself. Lol Ed Stevenson LOL no discouragement. If he really wants a lift stay with the 3 or more feet argument:) It is actually easier to install the lower shroud with thermostat...
by terribleted
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Alternator issues
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Alternator issues

You can either get a functional generator or rebuild the one you have or purchase a rebuilt generator (unlikely junk yard find unless your junk yards have lots of cars before the mid 60's and even if they do a usable part might be hard to find). You can convert to a later alternator system using use...
by terribleted
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Special part for sale on ebay
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: Special part for sale on ebay

skipvair wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:08 pm
Did you buy them?


Sent from my iPhone using Corvair Forum mobile app
LOL I think not:)
by terribleted
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Special part for sale on ebay
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: Special part for sale on ebay

LOL I used to have a phone book listing for my business. The listing was Corvair Repair. Periodically a radiator shop would call Corvair Repair to try to sell me radiators for Corvairs:)

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