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by acarlson
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: LM Brake Drums...
Replies: 1
Views: 80

LM Brake Drums...

I just rebuilt the entire braking system in my '65 Corsa. I won't go into all of the issues I had. I needed to get new drums all around but not get them mail-order since the shipping would have cost more then the drums. I figured since I was getting the drums locally, I might as well get the shoes a...
by acarlson
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Steering Gear Box...
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Steering Gear Box...

Perfect !!

Is this another one of those "fill to the bottom of the hole" or is there a capacity ? I don't see it specified in the manual.

Alec
by acarlson
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Steering Gear Box...
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Steering Gear Box...

There is a 1/2" pipe thread bolt located on the front of the steering box. Here is the pict from the shop manual: steering.jpg The exploded view of the gear box in the manual does not identify what it is used for and it isn't referenced anywhere in the documention. Anyone know why it's there ?? Than...
by acarlson
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: LM Brake hold down springs ?
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: LM Brake hold down springs ?

Yes, the c-clip is for the parking brake lever but not used in LM corvairs.
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I asked Clarks to clarify where the parts go. I'll report back when I get a reply.

Alec
by acarlson
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: LM Brake hold down springs ?
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: LM Brake hold down springs ?

OK - I finally found a source for mid 60's brakes on the net. Here's the answers to my questions. I will assume they are correct until someone says otherwise. The flat sided spring goes in the cup which holds the self adjuster as toytron said. The shallow well retainer holds it in place. The tapered...
by acarlson
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Please ID this part, #2
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Please ID this part, #2

Brad, Thanks for the diagrams. However I discovered why my temp gauge isn't working- some previous owner removed the thermistor from the cylinder head. I have the wire but no sender. I'll eventually look for an alternative but right now it's not on my radar. First priority - finish rebuilding the br...
by acarlson
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: LM Brake hold down springs ?
Replies: 6
Views: 187

LM Brake hold down springs ?

I am rebuilding the brakes on my Corsa. I have Clark's spring kits for the front and rear. I have some questions about the hold-down springs. Question #1: There are 2 different hold down springs - one with a tapered end that is pretty stiff and one with flat ends which is not-so-stiff. taper.jpg Whi...
by acarlson
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Site Specific Topics
Topic: New Additions/Changes/Features!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 785

Re: New Additions/Changes/Features!!!

Ahh, that is why forum URL didn't work earlier today...

When I used to update my forums I'd create an index.html file which just displayed "Under Construction" and when the update was done I'd just delete it.

Alec
by acarlson
Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from NC
Replies: 23
Views: 503

Re: Hello from NC

There is a big auto show coming up in Charlotte at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. One section of that is dedicated to Corvairs. You're likely to find a more prestine Vair at a show. An auction will be held and private sales are possible. https://www.corvair.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civic...
by acarlson
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Opinion - Which is worse ?
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Opinion - Which is worse ?

Brad - did you see the Amazon Penzoil price ??? :eek: The reason it is so high is it is no longer generally available. I've searched the net and Amazon is the only place it is available. Other company's list it but they don't have any in stock. A few of those at least let you know it's been disconti...
by acarlson
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Opinion - Which is worse ?
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Opinion - Which is worse ?

I've read Widman's paper. Unfortunately Penzoil 75w-90 GL-4 has been discontinued. However your comments have supported my own opinion. Thanks.

Alec
by acarlson
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Opinion - Which is worse ?
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Opinion - Which is worse ?

GL-4 in the differential or GL-5 in the 4 speed tranny ?

Alec
by acarlson
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Aftermarket brake drums & shoes ?
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: Aftermarket brake drums & shoes ?

Another issue I had is it seems the aftermarket brake shoes are oversized to allow for old brake drum wear. With the new shoes and drums I literally could not get the drums to fit over the new shoes with the adjusters turned all the way in (shortest). Others have had this issue. Interesting... I bo...
by acarlson
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Brake drums ?
Replies: 12
Views: 432

Re: Brake drums ?

I read somewhere on the net that O'Reilly's auto parts brake shoes are a little softer then others. I bought a front and rear set today. I'll post a review once I'm back on the road.

Alec
by acarlson
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Brake drums ?
Replies: 12
Views: 432

Re: Brake drums ?

An update... I swapped the left and right side rear drums. The drum which was sticking when installed on the "good" axle still sticks. The good drum installed on the "sticking" axle slides on and off just fine. It appears that the problem is the drum not the shoes. I have never liked the braking per...

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