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by funvairs
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: gas line fittings
Replies: 13
Views: 405

Re: gas line fittings

Copper flare gaskets. Check Wagon Master" link posts 7 and 10
by funvairs
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Site Specific Topics
Topic: $1 CPF CPRVAIR HUBCAP RAFFLE
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: $1 CPF CPRVAIR HUBCAP RAFFLE

Come on guys, the Corvair Preservation Society is a good cause. Besides who wouldn't want one of theses in the man cave, or in my case, the wife would probably hang it in the living room.
by funvairs
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Dropped valve seats
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Dropped valve seats

Contact Ken Hand. He's made his living fixing Corvairs for the past 30 years or so, including cyl heads.
He does quailty work.
Handy Car Care
http://corvairm.dev2.livedevelop.com/
On this forum he goes by vairmech
by funvairs
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: FC's
Topic: What gets attached here?
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: What gets attached here?

Thank you Brad
by funvairs
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: FC's
Topic: What gets attached here?
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: What gets attached here?

The battery access door retainer fits there. It holds the lid open to service the battery. Steve Spilatro of Corvanatics reproduced some last year. Pictures and contact info here on page 8 http://www.corvair.org/chapters/corvanatics/files/newsletters/2016/44-2.pdf I don't know why the link won't wor...
by funvairs
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Best way to change a belt
Replies: 12
Views: 658

Re: Best way to change a belt

The key coming out of the switch in any position is normal for cars of that era. Also, if the light switch is on, the lights work in all positions of the ignition switch. As Ted stated, make sure the light switch is assembled correctly.
by funvairs
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Transmission question
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: Transmission question

The oil pickup is the screen filter. There is no gasket or o-ring on the dipstick tube
by funvairs
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Carpet installation
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Carpet installation

Use an awl to start the hole, then use a hot punch to get the hole to the correct size.
by funvairs
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Potential valve problem
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Re: Potential valve problem

do you have a vacuum gauge? A vacuum gauge can be used to troubleshoot a variety of issues This link shows what different gauge readings indicate.
http://www.secondchancegarage.com/public/186.cfm
by funvairs
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Need engine work on 63 Spyder
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Re: Need engine work on 63 Spyder

I realize that they are just over 400 miles from you but, if you can trailer the car, Chair City Corvair Center in Lexington NC is a thought.
by funvairs
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 1022

Re: Engine rebuild

No, a camshaft will not raise or lower the compression ratio
by funvairs
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: '62 RAMPSIDE interior rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: '62 RAMPSIDE interior rebuild

OPGI is Original Parts Group Inc
by funvairs
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Get new valves or lap the old ones ?
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Get new valves or lap the old ones ?

I would suggest that you drive over to the Corvair event in Helen Sat. morning. Ask around for Bill McColl or Bill Pritchet. There are probably others that could help you out.
by funvairs
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine Compartment Air Duct install
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Engine Compartment Air Duct install

In addition to the screwdriver slot many hose clamp screws are also hex drive. You might be able to use a socket, extension and universal to loosen it
by funvairs
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New from East Texas - 64 Monza
Replies: 14
Views: 1011

Re: New from East Texas - 64 Monza

I addition to what others have mentioned. I would replace the rubber grommet around the dipstick to keep the cooling airflow from escaping through the fan housing. I would also remove the rubber fuel hose from under the fan belt. If you loose a fan belt, there is a chance that it could cut the hose ...
by funvairs
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: installing head gaskets
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: installing head gaskets

What is the casting number on your heads? Sounds like you may have early heads and barrels.

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