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by KiltedPhoenix
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Low Band Adjustment Access Panel
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Low Band Adjustment Access Panel

Hey guys. I need some help from the 60/61 owners. I need to adjust my low band on my 63 PG, I was reading in the shop manual that there was an access panel to do this on 60 and 61 cars but was eliminated for 62. I really need a picture of exactly where this is. Dropping the trans is out of the quest...
by KiltedPhoenix
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Fuel Pressure Regulator
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Fuel Pressure Regulator

Which way do I turn the set screw to allow more fuel pressure to the heater?Image

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by KiltedPhoenix
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Gas Heater Repair Parts Needed
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Gas Heater Repair Parts Needed

Hey all,I've been looking around at a few known Corvair related vendors, Clarks is WAY out of my budget. I NEED some gas heater burner parts, the plunger rubber and the rubber piece behind the nozzle, solenoid gasket too. A thermostat and micro switch would be awesome too. If you have them or know o...
by KiltedPhoenix
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: PG problem
Replies: 2
Views: 169

PG problem

New problem, something I know VERY little about. 63, 80hp, PG, feels like trans is slipping, starting from a stop the engine needs to wind up quite a bit for it to go, once moving, everything is fine, unless I try to accelerate enough that it down shifts, then it winds up before it goes again. Ideas...
by KiltedPhoenix
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Back to the gas heater...
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Back to the gas heater...

Microswitch resistance? Sorry, that's a little beyond me. Also, what microswitch?

Thermostat is a little rusty but it was last year and it worked fine.

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by KiltedPhoenix
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Back to the gas heater...
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Back to the gas heater...

Weirdly, it just started kinda working today while I was driving. It wasn't has hot as it could be and it to a long time while cycling to get back to blowing hot, until it just stopped again. I'm thinking maybe a bad solenoid, again. I'd love to know more details of how you bench tested. I have enou...
by KiltedPhoenix
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Back to the gas heater...
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Back to the gas heater...

Alternator issues are solved, moving on... I cant seem to get it to fire, Ive got voltage at the fuse panel, but inadequate volatage at the harness plug at the top of the heater case. I also am getting NO voltage to the solenoid. Ive tried a few relays, nothing changes. Where/how am I losing voltage...
by KiltedPhoenix
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Alternator Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Alternator Issues

Thanks

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by KiltedPhoenix
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Alternator Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Alternator Issues

If the voltage hits 14 volts, when the field is energized manually, that tells us the voltage regulator is not telling the alternator to work. If the alternator does not produce about 14 volts when energized, faulty alternator. How do I energize the field manually? Sent from my HTC6535LVW using Cor...
by KiltedPhoenix
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Alternator Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Alternator Issues

So how do I determine if the VR is bad?

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by KiltedPhoenix
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Gas heater solenoid/valve question.
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Gas heater solenoid/valve question.

Thanks... I think it might be an unrelated alternator issue... see recent post :(

Also I now have yet another new-to-me gas heater to play with once i figure out my alternator issue.
by KiltedPhoenix
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Alternator Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Alternator Issues

First, what I'm working with: 63 700 sedan, with EXTERNAL voltage regulator and alternator, like a 65. History: I did the conversion last spring, everything's been good until recently, I had an ugly oil leak from the oil pressure sending unit, got oil everywhere, and I'm assuming IN the alternator. ...
by KiltedPhoenix
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Gas heater solenoid/valve question.
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Gas heater solenoid/valve question.

I'm rebuilding the burner in my gas heater. I'm bench testing for proper valve operation but need to know when 12v is applied to the solenoid, does that open or close the gas valve?

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by KiltedPhoenix
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: How to fix a sticky accelerator petal? Please help
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: How to fix a sticky accelerator petal? Please help

I just did this a couple weeks ago. It's daily easy, and as posted most likely at the pedal. Take the tunnel cover off and inspect all pivots, then disconnect the linkage at the pedal and try moving it by hand. You will find the stuck part that way. Sent from my HTC6535LVW using Corvair Forum mobile...
by KiltedPhoenix
Tue May 09, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Alternator wiring
Replies: 16
Views: 971

Re: Alternator wiring

Corsair?
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by KiltedPhoenix
Fri May 05, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Diagnosis complete, but still need help.
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Diagnosis complete, but still need help.

I separated the u joint, turned the half on the diff, no grinding noise, turned the axle, grinding noise. So there it is, the wheel bearing. But I can still not separate axle from brake backing plate. I've taken off the 4 retaining nuts, and I can pull the whole assembly off the control arm, but tha...

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