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by terribleted
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Fuel pump not pumping
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Fuel pump not pumping

Are the lines clear? Are the needle valves in the carbs stuck closed? Is there fuel available at the fuel line in the engine compartment or is the system blocked up farther forward toward the tank. (try hosing fuel from an external fuel can directly to the pump inlet). Is the fuel pump rod in the en...
by terribleted
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Custom Vehicles
Topic: Cow Catcher front
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Cow Catcher front

skipvair wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:00 pm
You sure that's not a COPO car?


Sent from my iPhone using Corvair Forum mobile app
LOL
by terribleted
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: fitment of rear quarter patch
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: fitment of rear quarter patch

Yup that's how ya do it:) I often use the same material from softdrink 12 and 20 packs for patterning...20 packs yield a nice big piece. And yeah without WAY more equip than I have available, bending the wheel opening flange into a patch for the wheelhouse is not possible so 2 pieces is the key.
by terribleted
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve lifter question...
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Re: Valve lifter question...

What made you decide there was no preload available on #1 intake? Was it simply that you could not feel the spring give with your hand or that the valve moved when adjusting the preload? Set the one lifter that you question just like the rest at static 3/8 or so. Watch the valve as you add preload. ...
by terribleted
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Custom Vehicles
Topic: Cow Catcher front
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Cow Catcher front

Kinda wild gasser look. Looks like a Corvair body dropped over a frame. Not my style but looks pretty clean and nicely done from these angles anyway.
by terribleted
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: fitment of rear quarter patch
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: fitment of rear quarter patch

Clamp, wide brick splitting chisel, and hammer. Exactly!! On the last section like you have that I installed I actually left the original lower door opening part in the car and sectioned just behind it to keep the nice sharp angle out from the jamb onto the 1/4 (the car was not rusty right at the ed...
by terribleted
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve lifter question...
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Re: Valve lifter question...

Are you saying that doing static adjustment that the valve moves in as you turn in any preload? This indicates a problem. Not feeling any give may or may not be a problem. Are you sure that the push rod is centered in the dish in the top of the lifter. It is possible to hang the push rod on the edge...
by terribleted
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve lifter question...
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Re: Valve lifter question...

Yes, but, I really am a fan of engine running adjustment. I have always used static adjustment initially, but, have found that running adjustment is superior particularly with replacement lifters which often will not function well at higher lash adjustments over 3/8 turn from quiet and sometimes pre...
by terribleted
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Potential valve problem
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Potential valve problem

Sounds like a carburation issue. Are you sure the carbs are clean and adjusted properly. You say P/S is cold this would indicate that the P/S carb is not working thru the idle circuits. This issue is somewhat common particularly it the car has or does sit a lot or if the fuel system has not been com...
by terribleted
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve lifter question...
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Re: Valve lifter question...

If the valve is being held open yes. I really think that most times it is just an issue of the particular lifter being really pumped up when you try to manipulate it, and that function is actually normal. In other words once the engine is turning it does its thing and the plunger moves in and out a ...
by terribleted
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: fitment of rear quarter patch
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: fitment of rear quarter patch

This type issue is unfortunately a fact of life with the available repros. The forming is somewhat hit or miss. (I always try to find a good used section instead of using these repros) The last one of these sections I installed was not short at the lower front, but was not flanged sharply enough alo...
by terribleted
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve lifter question...
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Re: Valve lifter question...

Thanks everyone. My question is not really about adjusting the lifters, but about the lack of lifter piston movement in #1 intake. I seems to me that I should be able to manually push the lifter piston into the lifter and compress the lifter spring. I can do that on other lifters. I can't on #1 int...
by terribleted
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve lifter question...
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Re: Valve lifter question...

1/4 in from quiet is on the loose side, if preload is low faster wear can result . Most lifters will take 3/8 turn and be happy. Older deep cap lifters will take 1/2 turn or more, but, most shallower cap replacements will start to hold the valve open near 3/8 or just a bit more. I always try to get ...
by terribleted
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: GM Designer’s Amazing One-Off: 1968 Molzon Corvair-Porsche Special
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: GM Designer’s Amazing One-Off: 1968 Molzon Corvair-Porsche Special

This is a very cool car. Too bad it is about 10 times my budget:/
by terribleted
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Position of the speedometer cable on an EM.
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Position of the speedometer cable on an EM.

I would get the special tool from Clark's ( C 5332 on page 10-tools) and do a TV lever adjustment and try again (I had this fix one that I was having issues getting the cable to hook in correctly). This adjustment effects the position of the hook the ball is supposed to ride in . Dash lever must be ...
by terribleted
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Vehicles Wanted
Topic: WTB 2Gen Corsa Turbo 4 speed.
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: WTB 2Gen Corsa Turbo 4 speed.

I guess I'm wondering what's so funny about my post. I does appear turn key and depending on where you are it might be worth it or not. Perhaps the asking price is funny? If it is as clean as it appears to be and is not a bunch of smoke and mirrors hiding rust in the body it may well be a very good...

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