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by KiltedPhoenix
Tue May 09, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Alternator wiring
Replies: 15
Views: 600

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: 239

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: 239

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: 170

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: 347

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: 347

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: 614

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: 170

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: 191

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: 586

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: 328

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
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted 1964 Stock Springs or Trade for cut Springs
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Wanted 1964 Stock Springs or Trade for cut Springs

I have a pair of 64 rear springs I'm not using.

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by KiltedPhoenix
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: The Gas Heater Saga
Replies: 9
Views: 488

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: 488

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: 488

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: 711

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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