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by terribleted
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Restored '64 Monza
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Restored '64 Monza

The "vent" below the drivers door is the heater output. Yes the heat does come from the engine. This is normal operation if heat is selected and defrost is not selected. The heater is supposed to block the flow of heat to these heater outlets when the heat lever is up (heat not on). There is a flapp...
by terribleted
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: over spray on vinyl interior
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: over spray on vinyl interior

Only way I know to remove paints from vinyl is with solvents. Catalyzed primers are very tough. Try some Goof Off first, go to lacquer thinner after if needed. Work in small inconspicuous areas first to see results. Treat the vinyl with a vinyl dressing after. Good luck.
by terribleted
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Bucket Seat Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Bucket Seat Replacement

There are many possible choices all depends on what you like. ALL except original Corvair seats will require modification to the seats or the cars floor to mount properly (evenly and safely). The amount difficulty of mounting will or course vary with the seat chosen.
by terribleted
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Parts Wanted
Topic: Part wanted Wagon Tailgate
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: Part wanted Wagon Tailgate

bump
by terribleted
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Rear wheel camber
Replies: 23
Views: 751

Re: Rear wheel camber

Camber is adjustable with the camber bolts that mount the outer end of the strut rod. I adjust negative 1 degree or a bit more (I like a little more camber for look and depending on tire wear I have run near 2 degrees). 1 degree negative is spec. Best to measure this on an actual alignment machine, ...
by terribleted
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Balance Tube Fittings 140 - Change?
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: Balance Tube Fittings 140 - Change?

What are you using for your PCV system? That is what goes on the larger port. Should be hosed to the smaller nipple (orifice) on the pipe that goes from vent tube to stock aircleaner base
by terribleted
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Parts Wanted
Topic: Part wanted Wagon Tailgate
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Part wanted Wagon Tailgate

Anyone have a descent wagon tail gate they would sell. Moderate dents and small rust hole might be ok. I am in Georgia but shipping of a nice part might be worthwhile.
by terribleted
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Corvair Lakewood 61 - NL
Replies: 283
Views: 22356

Re: Corvair Lakewood 61 - NL

:angry: I hate photobucket need to pay $400,- to show my pictures Anyone got a other photo share free webpage were i can link photo's to forums? wel only this forum I will try to fix this as soon as possible The crappy thing is that any place in the past you ever posted photos from photobucket are ...
by terribleted
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: how to install roof rail stainless trim
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: how to install roof rail stainless trim

I like the above but sometimes you can dent the trim with your hand. It depends how nicely or not nicely the trim is snapping down over the rail. If the trim does not want to nicely snap down I use a piece of wood and position it at a 45 degree angle against the lower bend in the trim and tap lightl...
by terribleted
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Ottos valve covers
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: Ottos valve covers

These valve covers will not leak, even with recommended paper gasket, IF, the sealing surface of the cover and the head are totally true and not nicked of damaged. Many of our heads are a bit warped here and there or have nicks etc., a cork and rubber composition gasket will often seal with out with...
by terribleted
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Oil Slinger...
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Oil Slinger...

I have never seen a washer there before...someone trying to space out the balancer a little perhaps (worn balancer in the past making a leak?).
by terribleted
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65 vert brakes went out
Replies: 21
Views: 792

Re: 65 vert brakes went out

Hmmm I am curious as to how much explaining brake lines require:)
by terribleted
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: shift boot install problem
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: shift boot install problem

as I recall the padding must be removed for the carpet to fit into the bottom fold of the boot. have not installed a carpet in quite a few years.
by terribleted
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Burnt out valve
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: Burnt out valve

If the jugs are still within measurements after honing then yes. Piston to cylinder clearances must be within factory tolerance for a proper job. This is the critical measurement. If there is too much clearance between piton and cylinder the rings will not seal properly. Rings are purchased based on...
by terribleted
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Manual trans Linkage Adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Manual trans Linkage Adjustment

Try tinkering coupler adjustment a little, I would be trying to twist it a little sideways perhaps as making the rod longer or shorter should make zero difference unless the shifter lever is physically running into seat not allowing it to be pulled fully back. You would likely want the coupler to tw...
by terribleted
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Will any of these tires fit?
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Will any of these tires fit?

They will if you have a Ford. Corvair bolt pattern is 5 on 4 3/4.

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