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by acarlson
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:41 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-

Interesting... My '65 doesn't... :dontknow:
by acarlson
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: Do you own (or know of) a 1961 500 Sedan built in Oakland CA?
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Do you own (or know of) a 1961 500 Sedan built in Oakland CA?

If you look at the CorvairGold link here viewtopic.php?f=51&t=12817&p=87949&hili ... old#p87949 you'll find a lot of info on the '62 body tag codes.

Alec
by acarlson
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: What is this?

The item in the middle is the swivel that screws onto the control rod and connects to the damper door. The clip at the end of the rod holds it in place.
by acarlson
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: What is this?

That would be the bellows and control rod which opens and closes the cooling damper on the left and right side of the engine. Yes, I would say you need 2 of those...

Alec
by acarlson
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: Do you own a 62 527 or 727 coupe, or a 62 769 Sedan?
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Do you own a 62 527 or 727 coupe, or a 62 769 Sedan?

If you check the CorvairGold link in here: viewtopic.php?f=55&t=98&p=87573&hilit=c ... old#p87573 you'll find a lot of info on the 62 body tags.

Alec
by acarlson
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Speedo connection on 64 Greenbrier
Replies: 14
Views: 252

Re: Speedo connection on 64 Greenbrier

In the 1965+ models, GM moved the speedo connection to the drivers side front wheel hub. Maybe you've got an LM diffy.
by acarlson
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Speedo connection on 64 Greenbrier
Replies: 14
Views: 252

Re: Speedo connection on 64 Greenbrier

I believe that the speedo connector is on the differential, not the transmission.
by acarlson
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turbo head question...
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Turbo head question...

Scott V wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:03 pm
he prob added all the gaskets cuz he didnt understand what he was doing.
Now that does make me worry ! :think:

Thanks everyone for the advice. I'll let you know what I find when I get to it...

Alec
by acarlson
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turbo head question...
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Turbo head question...

I am about to rebuild my Corsa engine. I have some invoices from a previous owner - he apparently did the same thing back in 2009. So, according to the invoices, he installed .032 cylinder base gaskets plus .052 big bore head gaskets. Now he may have done this to reduce the compression ratio so he c...
by acarlson
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Please Help! 63 Turbo just won't run!
Replies: 30
Views: 727

Re: Please Help! 63 Turbo just won't run!

I assume you've double checked your XR700 to make sure the shutter is squarely in the middle of the light sensor. You need to be careful when you press the shutter on the distributor shaft. The XR instructions say to press till it stops but if you do that the shutter will nick the top of a tab stick...
by acarlson
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: upper A-arms
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: upper A-arms

Me and Butch wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:56 am
are these early model a arms.....my 65 arms do not have different bushing sizes :dontknow:
They are listed as 65-69 A-ARMS on the California Corvairs website.

Alec
by acarlson
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: upper A-arms
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: upper A-arms

According to California Corvair's, this is the handedness of the A-ARMS for an LM:
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A-ARM.jpg
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http://californiacorvairparts.com/2141- ... a-arm.html

Not sure if this helps or not...

Alec
by acarlson
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: Used Dual Master Cylinder kit...
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Used Dual Master Cylinder kit...

Toytron was the first responder so he gets first dibs on the parts. If he only wants some of it I'll repost the offer for whatever's left.

Alec
by acarlson
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: Used Dual Master Cylinder kit...
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Used Dual Master Cylinder kit...

I recently replaced the entire brake system on my '65 Corsa. Rather then rebuild the master cylinder and brake cylinders - I bought new ones. So I have a bunch of LM brake parts that I'm willing to give away. For some reason :banghead: I bought Clarks Dual Master Cylinder kit which included the brak...
by acarlson
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Corvair History and information
Replies: 7
Views: 4519

Re: Corvair History and information

A lot of good technical info and history in here as well: https://www.monzamotion.com/content/CorvairGold.pdf

Alec

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