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by acarlson
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve lifter question...
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Re: Valve lifter question...

Are you saying that doing static adjustment that the valve moves in as you turn in any preload? No, not at all. If fact, I haven't even gotten to that point. Once I discovered there was no preload available on the #1 intake lifter I stopped adjusting, came here and posted my original question. ...T...
by acarlson
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve lifter question...
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Re: Valve lifter question...

Yes, but, I really am a fan of engine running adjustment. I have always used static adjustment initially, but, have found that running adjustment is superior... That was my plan - I've done this before. Problem is I loosened the rockers on the odd side and now I have to readjust them just to get th...
by acarlson
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve lifter question...
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Re: Valve lifter question...

So, what I essentially have is a solid lifter which should revert to a spring operated hydraulic lifter when the engine is running.

Should I treat this lifter like all the others if I'm doing a static valve adjustment (0 lash + 1/4"->1/2" turn) ?

Alec
by acarlson
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve lifter question...
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Re: Valve lifter question...

66corsaguy wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:48 am

Alec
Do you mean when you push push rod into lifter lifter does not move that small spring amount.?


Sent from my iPhone using Corvair Forum mobile app
Correct. The pushrod will not move.

Alec
by acarlson
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve lifter question...
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Re: Valve lifter question...

Thanks everyone. My question is not really about adjusting the lifters, but about the lack of lifter piston movement in #1 intake. I seems to me that I should be able to manually push the lifter piston into the lifter and compress the lifter spring. I can do that on other lifters. I can't on #1 inta...
by acarlson
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve lifter question...
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Re: Valve lifter question...

Here is what Rafee does: ... YouTube video... Jeff, that's how I originally adjusted the valves/rockers. But after running the engine for an hour or so, I could hear what sounded like a clattering rocker. Just one. That's why I pulled the covers off and started checking lash and pre-load. But I ran...
by acarlson
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve lifter question...
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Valve lifter question...

When I rebuilt my engine I installed new valve lifters. After adjusting the rocker arms I could pull the top of the rocker and slightly depress the lifter piston into the lifter body. I could do this with all 12 lifters. I pulled the valve covers off today and set #1 to TDC compression. This should ...
by acarlson
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Tom Pics
Replies: 28
Views: 780

Re: Tom Pics

$3000 CND = $2460 US. Might be a good deal depending on other factors. Engine and transmission specs, options the car was built with and mileage info would be important to know...

Alec
by acarlson
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: will motor run outside of a car?
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: will motor run outside of a car?

Is there a way to start a complete Corvair motor that is not in a car, but on a bench? I dont know if this is possible - with no starter to engage the fly wheel, not sure how this could work but someone told me they thought it "might" be possible..? Well, you will need the starter installed... Howe...
by acarlson
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: New Product: Replacement Fuse Panels! (more info)
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: New Product: Replacement Fuse Panels! (more info)

Craig, can you post the installation manual ?
by acarlson
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: crane electronic ignition question.
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: crane electronic ignition question.

There is also a small amount of vertical play in the LED sensor mount. If you can, move the sensor up and move the shutter up. I had to do that with my XR-700.
by acarlson
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Checking wiring ignition to starter/battery/coil
Replies: 31
Views: 816

Re: Checking wiring ignition to starter/battery/coil

If I were you, I'd eliminate all the car wiring and just see if the engine will start and run. See diagram below: Wiring.jpg Get yourself a remote starter switch. Get a SPST switch. Disconnect all wiring from the engine except for the XR-700. Disconnect yellow and purple wire from the Starter. Disco...
by acarlson
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: LM 4 Speed shift coupler...
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: LM 4 Speed shift coupler...

Here's the latest. I tried Jerry's suggestion. That didn't work. As Ted said there is no lateral space available to shift the tranny mount. I then loosened the bolts on the coupler stabilizing rod. That did the trick. I'm guessing that the rod was adjusted for the old coupler and needed to be readju...
by acarlson
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: LM 4 Speed shift coupler...
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: LM 4 Speed shift coupler...

First thought, is to loosen the engine and transmission mounts, use a pry bar to move the whole assembly a little. I can give that a try. But when I took the engine out, I just unbolted the transmission from the cross member rather then removing the cross member along with the transmission. So, the...
by acarlson
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: LM 4 Speed shift coupler...
Replies: 6
Views: 280

LM 4 Speed shift coupler...

Well, my '65 Corsa project hit a milestone today. I put the engine back in the car. I have a question about the shift coupler - It does not line up with the tranny shift control rod. It is off by about 1/4". Although my car is a '65, I have a '66 4 speed installed with all the '66 linkages. When I t...
by acarlson
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Posting Pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Posting Pictures

When you post a message or Reply to one, Click on the Attachments tab at the bottom and Click the Add files button. Select the file you want to display. It will get uploaded to this site and you can position it within your message text. resp.jpg I think I basically said the same thing as Jeff, but a...

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