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by terribleted
Wed May 24, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Undercoating
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Undercoating

I looked up RAAMat reviews and it is cheaper, BUT - folks complained it was very sticky/gooey and after a few months it came down off roof and vertical panels. Dynamat Xtreme DOES NOT come loose after it sets onto a clean surface - about one day to set . I installed it on my clean and painted roof ...
by terribleted
Wed May 24, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Undercoating
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Undercoating

If you really want to cut sound use a butyl based sound mat like Raamat. I used (not in my corvair) the roof repair mat that they sell at Home Depot. It works very well and has very close properties to dynamat at about 1/4 of the price. Even in 100degree temps it stays firm and doesn't drip. Sent f...
by terribleted
Wed May 24, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Undercoating
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Undercoating

If you really want to cut sound use a butyl based sound mat like RAAMmat.
by terribleted
Tue May 23, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Undercoating
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Undercoating

treat rust first and be sure not to fill drain holes.
by terribleted
Tue May 23, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Shroud Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Shroud Questions

Any GM ones are a better choice...if you can find them. The repros do not last a long time.
by terribleted
Tue May 23, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Shroud Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Shroud Questions

the thermostats themselves are the same. The thermostats in this photo are Reproductions check Clark's new price before paying too much for used repros.
by terribleted
Tue May 23, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: 1963 Lower Front Panel Replacement Help
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: 1963 Lower Front Panel Replacement Help

I would use a butt weld across the top. Assuming the replacement piece has 90 degree flanges for welding on the ends and bottom that accounts for how to attach all 4 sides. I would be trying to clamp the new panel to the car at the bottom flange after trimming the sides so it will go into place at t...
by terribleted
Tue May 23, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Idling issues
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: Idling issues

Do you have the idle adjusted as slow as it will go without stalling with the car in drive?
by terribleted
Mon May 22, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: interior light
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: interior light

I spent an hour on Clark's site looking for a door jamb switch which I suspected, but I could not find it in the searched I tried. This is where the paper catalog works wonders!!! Its index is very complete and the catalog organization make finding most things pretty easy without even using the ind...
by terribleted
Sat May 20, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 64 turbo fuel gauge not working
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: 64 turbo fuel gauge not working

You can do a portion of the shop manual resistance and continuity checks for the fuel gauge with the sender in the car. Try those first.
by terribleted
Thu May 18, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 64 turbo fuel gauge not working
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: 64 turbo fuel gauge not working

make sure both wires are connected to the sending unit (I am sure you have already, but double check good connections anyway). Next drain the fuel and remove the sending unit from the tank and find out what is wrong with it. You can operate the sending unit out of the tank and it will operate the ga...
by terribleted
Wed May 17, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Knocking and Pinging
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Re: Knocking and Pinging

Well you either fixed a carb (or carbs) or your valve adjustment is no longer faulty after re-adjusting during pushrod tube re-sea.l
by terribleted
Mon May 15, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: lower cylinder air baffels
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: lower cylinder air baffels

Only around 90 here today but warmer tomorrow.
by terribleted
Mon May 15, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: lower cylinder air baffels
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: lower cylinder air baffels

I have never fooled with a center 2 or 4 barrel carb setup. I would assume that if the plugs are black it is either rich or under-timed. Most carb idle screws can be adjusted by turning in until there is a slight rpm decrease and then bumping them out just until the decrease is gone (this assumes th...
by terribleted
Sun May 14, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: How do I remove stuck turbo exhaust housing?
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: How do I remove stuck turbo exhaust housing?

Once the owner decides what he wants to do.
by terribleted
Sat May 13, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Shroud Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Shroud Questions

The expanded thermostat has failed and should be replaced. Clark's C50RM or a good used or NOS is better if you can find one.

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