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by terribleted
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: My 65 4spd Transaxle Has a Diff Dip Stick-
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: My 65 4spd Transaxle Has a Diff Dip Stick-

Good question. or is it a 66 diff, or is it a 63 transaxle, or? these cars get mixed up you just never know the 140HP engine I am building was actually one side early case the other side late case, short throw crank and rods with late cylinders and 140 heads built by some moron about 20 years ago......
by terribleted
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: What is this?

That item in the middle is not the swivel for the damper door rod. It is not shaped properly, look closely at the double step on the narrow end
by terribleted
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: My 65 4spd Transaxle Has a Diff Dip Stick-
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: My 65 4spd Transaxle Has a Diff Dip Stick-

I have the G M (chevy) factory manual. It is the 1965 version. Found lots of misprints, usually the hard way, when doing repairs. Both of my 65's have differential dipsticks. Sent from my iPhone using Corvair Forum mobile app I know and the Chilton's has errors also. I was really just poking fun.
by terribleted
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: second wire from starter solenoid
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: second wire from starter solenoid

the starter I use on my boat is a volts wagon starter and it does have 2 connecters from the solenoid one goes to the start switch and the other goes to the plus side of the coil Right!! The wire from the start switch powers the solenoid which engages the starter motor and feeds 12V out the coil wi...
by terribleted
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: My 65 4spd Transaxle Has a Diff Dip Stick-
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: My 65 4spd Transaxle Has a Diff Dip Stick-

Chilton's is wrong. Throw that way and get a real GM shop manual:) 65's had diff check sticks as well.
by terribleted
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: second wire from starter solenoid
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: second wire from starter solenoid

the way I understand it is the wire from the start position (the starter solenoid )would only be at 12 volts while cranking and as soon as you released the starter switch it would drop back to the 7 volts Dick This is not completely correct unless the 7v feed Powered from the Ign switch Run positio...
by terribleted
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: second wire from starter solenoid
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: second wire from starter solenoid

Yes you should have a wire from the solenoid to the coil to provide 12V while cranking. I thought you had that already as you said above it starts until you release the key from the start position and it shuts off. So you need that and the run position 7V wire as well. These can be 2 wires it makes ...
by terribleted
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: second wire from starter solenoid
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: second wire from starter solenoid

You only need a single wire from what ever is hot on the ignition switch to the + on the coil. In this wire put an ignition ballast resistor (they are fairly common in a number of different applications that used points and most are of a value that will put the voltage about where you want it). So w...
by terribleted
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: What is this?

You need the bellows units times 2....you will not need the choke coil as it is used with regular carbs not the turbo side draft. I am not sure what the little item in the middle is.
by terribleted
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: second wire from starter solenoid
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: second wire from starter solenoid

The stock resistor wire is a cloth wrapped wire that runs thru the harness (actually runs in and doubles over itself back to where it starts to get enuf resistance to drop the voltage the right amount). For what you have you simply need a wire from your run position on your ignition switch (powered ...
by terribleted
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: 1965 2 Door Corvair
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: 1965 2 Door Corvair

For body panels value is all about condition. Zero rust inside or out is necessary for really good value. there are plenty of panels that need rust repair and cheap.
by terribleted
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Maxxis 185/80 R13 tire out of production again?
Replies: 23
Views: 623

Re: Maxxis 185/80 R13 tire out of production again?

Yeah 17" rims are a little big requiring a pretty low profile tire to stay at stockish O/A diameters. In a 17" rim the best match tire size is a 215/45R 17. To me anything under a 50 series profile tire starts to get a bit stiff ride wise. In some tires a 45 series is marginally acceptable ride wise...
by terribleted
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: rochester carb with electric choke
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: rochester carb with electric choke

Perhaps he is looking for a different answer? I thought I saw this on the other forum.
by terribleted
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: rochester carb with electric choke
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: rochester carb with electric choke

Not really. The best place to pull this power is at the main harness connector to the engine harness. You want to connect into the ignition feed wire that feeds the resistor wire in the engine harness but on the main body harness side of the connector so it gets full 12V rather than voltage reduced ...
by terribleted
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Speedo connection on 64 Greenbrier
Replies: 14
Views: 252

Re: Speedo connection on 64 Greenbrier

Pull the entire unipac in one piece,then split the units apart once removed. He means engine and transaxle as a unit. You may need the transmission as well. I expect that the one you have will mount to the replacement diff, but, if the price is cheap get the entire3 transaxle just in case. (I would...
by terribleted
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Crazy extra oil cooler setup
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: Crazy extra oil cooler setup

Is any of that even rated for oil use? Lol those look like fuel pumps and heater hose. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Probably not , best I could determine it was fuel pumps and fuel or trans fluid rated hoses. It was leaking all over but then there was quite a few connections. lol I wonder why...

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