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by terribleted
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Repainting an EM '64 convertable
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Repainting an EM '64 convertable

Oh I missed your last question above. Commonly available chemical strippers will generally work at least some. Around here the parts stores have always carried a product usually labeled aircraft stripper. It works pretty well on most paints. Lacquer often tends to soften and goo around rather than l...
by terribleted
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Repainting an EM '64 convertable
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Repainting an EM '64 convertable

Ideally if catalyzed paint is to be sprayed then all material from the metal up should be catalyzed material. Lacquer is not catalyzed. Non-catalyzed materials can shrink and swell and cause delamination or cracked of the catalyzed top coats. That said, I have sprayed over many old lacquer finishes ...
by terribleted
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Please ID this part, #1
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Please ID this part, #1

This is a non stock electric choke conversion replacing the stock bi-metallic choke unit.
by terribleted
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Please ID this part, #2
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Please ID this part, #2

That braided wire is the ignition resistor wire. The thermistor wire does NOT enter the engine bay. If you look at the wiring diagrams the thermistor wire is a single plug pigtail off the rear end of the main body harness before it enters the engine bay. The wire from the thermistor is supposed to e...
by terribleted
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: What to do with 69 Corvair
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Re: What to do with 69 Corvair

That sir is a question that can only be answered by the person in love:) I have contemplated many different setups using old and new powertrains. I have owned 2 Crown Corv-8 cars one of which I built. (I only recovered around 1/2 my cash investment when I sold that car. I was in a spot where I had t...
by terribleted
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: What to do with 69 Corvair
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Re: What to do with 69 Corvair

Making a profit on a major custom conversion is likely a very uncertain proposition. Corvairs do not bring big money even in pristine stock form, rarely selling in the upper $20,000's. Buyers for a one off custom hot rod are not generally looking for Corvairs. I have never seen a Corvair conversion ...
by terribleted
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Rampside / FC 140 Air Filter(s)
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Rampside / FC 140 Air Filter(s)

Most people I have seen with this setup graft together 2 sets of early aircleaner tops to make them accommodate both carbs. (weld a carb joining section onto a complete normal early top opened up so air can flow to both carbs after welding the pieces together. here is a link to a Corvair Phorum post...
by terribleted
Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Is this body worth saving?
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Is this body worth saving?

What you photo is mostly cosmetic. Look closely at the underside of the car for floor, rocker and particularly subframe rust. (verticle parts just forward and aft of the floor pans is a common spot for rust thru). If the subframes are holed I would say find a better car. If they are solid then it is...
by terribleted
Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Question on 64 unitized body strengthening
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Question on 64 unitized body strengthening

All Corvairs, particularly the early models are pretty darn stiff. Try pulling one on a frame machine:) No additional bracing is generally needed.
by terribleted
Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: what to look for when buying a corvair?
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: what to look for when buying a corvair?

The 4 speed in the 65 car (if it is original to the car) will work in the earlier sedan ( with rear crossmember modification as the early 4 speed had a factory modified crossmember), however the differential in the 65 will not and the 4 speed differential is not the same as the PG one. None of the c...
by terribleted
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: INSTALLING CONVERTIBLE TOP 65 MONZA
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: INSTALLING CONVERTIBLE TOP 65 MONZA

The top is mostly fastened with staples. There are a few screws and some glue as well. I did one top myself and it came out fair. I have deferred to a pro multiple times since then. My guy does a much better job than me and is worth the cost IMO.
by terribleted
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Leg Room
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Leg Room

If you are truly concerned with stressing the mounting points you could fairly easily fashion steel blocks to sit under the rear of the extender tracks to support them at the floor. I had a buddy that was tall and pretty large in diameter as well who used Clark's Seat extenders in more than one Corv...
by terribleted
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: INSTALLING CONVERTIBLE TOP 65 MONZA
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: INSTALLING CONVERTIBLE TOP 65 MONZA

Frame does not need to come off the car to replace the top. In fact, my upholstery man suggests to never remove the frame from a convertible unless it is truly necessary. There is quite a lot of adjustment in the frame mounting to the body. He feels that generally tops fit better if the factory alig...
by terribleted
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Ignition timing question
Replies: 30
Views: 1223

Re: Ignition timing question

After a good amount of searching forums etc. I finally found that clarks sells a reproduction pressure retard unit. Part no. C13269 if anyone else needs to know part number. Is it just me that has issues finding stuff through Clark's online catalog? I seem to forget all their different catalogs cho...
by terribleted
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: So let's talk about the current state of Corvair prices.
Replies: 34
Views: 1808

Re: So let's talk about the current state of Corvair prices.

I had 62 Loadside for a while. rarest of rare...sold it for 6k+ back in 1989. Selling a Loadside is much more difficult than selling a Rampside as everyone loves the ramp. I would doubt that Loadsides are significantly higher value than Rampsides. I think the guesses are put out there by people who ...
by terribleted
Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Coil resister wire ?
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: Coil resister wire ?

Adding to what Jerry said above. I am very partial to upgrading the charging system on failure (sometimes before the old one quits). I install a later GM 50-65 amp Alternator on all my cars. I generally do not care about being totally stock. I also tend to put good size stereo equipment (amps etc.) ...

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