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by funvairs
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: installing head gaskets
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: installing head gaskets

What is the casting number on your heads? Sounds like you may have early heads and barrels.
by funvairs
Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Engine Cranks Slowly
Replies: 22
Views: 719

Re: Engine Cranks Slowly

From the out side.
by funvairs
Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Source for bulbs
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Source for bulbs

1157 is an industry standard number. All 1157s will have then same size base. My guess is that the diameter is correct, but the bulb is not tight because the contact plate at the base of the socket is corroded and stuck, This will prevent the contact plate from putting tension on the bulb there by l...
by funvairs
Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: EM back seat
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: EM back seat

convertible cushions are smaller
by funvairs
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Unique way to remove Window crank handle?
Replies: 8
Views: 334

Re: Unique way to remove Window crank handle?

Did you try the tool opposite of the crank arm? The spring clip can be installed from either end. If you have the plastic cup washer installed behind the crank, I have found the spring clip on either side of it. I have found that dragging an old tee shirt in a U fashion behind the handle will freque...
by funvairs
Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: rag caught in fan
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: rag caught in fan

Several of the Corvair powered Ultrvans use 1/4" welded wire screens clamped to the blower housing. Sorry the picture is upside down
by funvairs
Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 1015

Re: Brakes

myred63. Sorry, I should have proof read what I wrote. If the shoes retract when you open the bleeder, you probably have bad hoses. If the shoes do not retract when you open the bleeder, look at the e-brake cable.

Again, sorry for the confusion.
by funvairs
Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 1015

Re: Brakes

myred63, the brake shoes should seat on the anchor pin. You replaced the wheel cylinders, so that should not be your problem. Open up the bleeder screw a couple of turns. If the shoes do not retract all the way, replace the brake hoses, all of them. If the shoes do retract, close the bleeder screw a...
by funvairs
Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Girl from UK needing help PLEASE
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: New Girl from UK needing help PLEASE

The short answer is that your Corvair is air cooled. The primary source of engine cooling is the air drawn in by the fan on top of the engine that passes through the cooling fins on the cylinder barrels and out the heater ducts on the bottom of the engine. There is also a small oil cooler (oil radia...
by funvairs
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Rockers getting stuck
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Rockers getting stuck

If it was my engine, I would remove each of the rockers, one at a time, so you don't mix the parts up. Inspect the balls for galling, pitting and wear. Inspect the rockers for galling, pitting, and wear in the pocket. Also inspect the pocket, top and bottom for cracks. Check the rocker tip, the valv...
by funvairs
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Dave Motohead Video
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Dave Motohead Video

NAPA has a 1.82 ohm resistor in the Echlin line. Part number ICR13. I am sure others also list one
by funvairs
Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Question about brake lights.
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Question about brake lights.

If jiggling the turn signal lever gets the brake lights to work, take the turn signal switch apart and clean it. The old grease has gotten gummy and the slider is not returning to center. You can gently pry it apart, just don't lose the small springs.
by funvairs
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Window Not Coming Down
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Window Not Coming Down

EM or LM? Either way, take the door panel off first and take a look
by funvairs
Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Running on 5
Replies: 17
Views: 726

Re: Running on 5

Running on 5 and chuffing thru the intake,the valve is being held open. a loose rocker the valve would be closed all the time. Sounds more like the valve seat fell out.
by funvairs
Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: PG Transmission
Replies: 80
Views: 3123

Re: PG Transmission

A man I know in Florida has flat towed his Corvair/Powerglide equipped VW Vanagon for several years. He says that the trans fluid temp never exceeds 140°
by funvairs
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Crane XR700 install questions
Replies: 15
Views: 623

Re: Crane XR700 install questions

You are correct.

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