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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: 469

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: 854

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: 271

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...
by KiltedPhoenix
Fri May 05, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Diagnosis complete, but still need help.
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Diagnosis complete, but still need help.

I've determined the problem to be the wheel bearing, but now I can't separate axle from brake backing plate. Now what?

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by KiltedPhoenix
Fri May 05, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: What is that noise?
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: What is that noise?

Noise happens with engine off, while coasting in neutral. I've put it up on jacaranda. I've put it in Drive and no noise, I then compressed rear suspension to simulate being on the road. I've narrowed it down to the inboard side of the left axle but not with suspension hanging. U joint? No the 63 an...
by KiltedPhoenix
Fri May 05, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Exhaust Options
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Exhaust Options

If you look closely the radius of the U bend on the left is smaller than the right, I needed to do this so the muffler would not rub on the left tire. It could be shortened even more for a more symmetrical finished look. As a side note, my little 80 HP, now runs smoother, and feels like it has just ...
by KiltedPhoenix
Fri May 05, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Exhaust Options
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Exhaust Options

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170505/b2a02dd5fa88a8282331b51083dc7a44.jpg I built my own dual exhaust last weekend from 2 singles. Mine is an EM, the engine is not centered on the CL of the car, so the exhaust is a bit off set, my fab skills are limited, I suppose with better skills you could ...
by KiltedPhoenix
Fri May 05, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: cost to repair corvair plug hole
Replies: 17
Views: 693

Re: cost to repair corvair plug hole

I had to do an emergency repair on a plug hole by using an 18mm thread chaser (not a tap) and using a 18mm plug. 5 months later, it's still there, holding well.

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by KiltedPhoenix
Fri May 05, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: What is that noise?
Replies: 3
Views: 198

What is that noise?

I recently built a dual exhaust, complete with crossover pipe, I got stupid along the way and didn't put hangers on the 2" glasspacks. Yesterday on my way to work 1/2 my exhaust fell off. I fixed and improved it, added hangers. Yesterday, while on my way home from work a horrendous noise started, at...
by KiltedPhoenix
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Facts - Forecasts - Rumors - Letters to the Editor - Misc
Topic: Chasing Ghosts
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Chasing Ghosts

So, I am still chasing ghosts. I'm trying to possibly what became of my uncles Corvairs. All I know is the info he gave me in a couple emails. I don't want them, just a curiosity https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170415/27db99edf753a6517065358e20f3e1b5.jpg about what happened to them. His name is B...
by KiltedPhoenix
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turbo Muffler Options
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: Turbo Muffler Options

The muffler minman82 mentioned is a Thrush glasspack, you need 2" they have them for $26 at NAPA

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by KiltedPhoenix
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 63 to 64 suspension upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 368

63 to 64 suspension upgrade

I'm beginning a update and upgrade project on my 63 sedan daily driver. I have all parts needed (some used some new) for the upgrade to a 64 rear suspension with the camber compensator [CC]. Being that this is my daily driver and I have other things to do to it I'd like to not take a very long time ...
by KiltedPhoenix
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: The Gas Heater Saga
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: The Gas Heater Saga

And where do I get that?

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by KiltedPhoenix
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: The Gas Heater Saga
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: The Gas Heater Saga

The wire came off, I resoldered it back on but it's just melting the solder, yet still running

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by KiltedPhoenix
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: The Gas Heater Saga
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: The Gas Heater Saga

I now have a new problem. The overheat switch has failed, but weirdly, the heater works, it just doesn't cycle on/off, just constantly on.

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by KiltedPhoenix
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Should I do it fellas?
Replies: 14
Views: 795

Re: Should I do it fellas?

Love the "tin Man" repair. I might have to do that as well, it would certainly continue the semi-steampunk look I am going for where all chrome will be copper.

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