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by funvairs
Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Front brake line 64 spyder
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Front brake line 64 spyder

If you are removing the tank, I would replace the right side brake line also. To get the right side into its retaining clips, the tank needs to be out.
by funvairs
Thu May 05, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: '69 vin number
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: '69 vin number

Your VIN should read 105679W702141
1=Chevy
05=Monza
67=Convertable
9=1969
W=willow Run
70241=Number 2141 Corvair of the line. Coupes, sedans and convertables included
by funvairs
Thu May 05, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 64 - Harmonic Balancer Question
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: 64 - Harmonic Balancer Question

If it's a manual transmission, put it in gear and pull the E brake on.
by funvairs
Mon May 02, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Ignition Trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Ignition Trouble

The 20 W/R/B (white/red/black) is the resistance wire
by funvairs
Mon May 02, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: steering lube
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: steering lube

Where did you get it from and how much did you have to use?
1 tube is plenty. John Deere farm equip dealers keep it in stock. Since you there are no JD farm equip dealers close to you, call Coastline Equip in Long Beach 562-272-7400 and see if they can get a single tube.
by funvairs
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: steering lube
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: steering lube

Good news
by funvairs
Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: steering lube
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: steering lube

John Deere corn head grease.
NGLI grade "0"
Part number AN102562 for a tube. Costs around $3.50.
by funvairs
Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Adjusting Rockers While Engine is off?
Replies: 34
Views: 1615

Re: Adjusting Rockers While Engine is off?

I think you should check the timing and dwell. They are both part of a basic tune-up. FWIW, none of the 9 Corvairs that I have, idle like a muscle car.
All of them, except the Ultra Van, have stock engines
by funvairs
Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:20 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Adjusting Rockers While Engine is off?
Replies: 34
Views: 1615

Re: Adjusting Rockers While Engine is off?

Why don't you just check the timing if you think it may not be correct?
by funvairs
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Slight Change in Engine Speed
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Slight Change in Engine Speed

Up shift? Down shift? All gears? Engine load, light, moderate, heavy?
Clear the area around the car. Block the wheels, set the E brake, start the engine, give it some throttle and let the clutch out slowly in all the gears. What happens?
by funvairs
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Steering Wheel installation Diagram
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Steering Wheel installation Diagram

Thanks Craig, there is no diagram in the assembly manual either.
by funvairs
Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Steering Wheel installation Diagram
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Steering Wheel installation Diagram

Sorry, no pictures Insert the long end of the spring loaded plunger in the steering wheel Install the curved metal disk. The center should be bowed upward ( toward you) Next goes the plastic insulator with the 6 notches. The 3 small notches engage the 3 small tabs on the metal disk The horn ring goe...
by funvairs
Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: road trip checklist?
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: road trip checklist?

The rubber hoses. I have found some that look good on the outside, but have deteriorated on the inside. They swell shut over time.
by funvairs
Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Adjusting Rockers While Engine is off?
Replies: 34
Views: 1615

Re: Adjusting Rockers While Engine is off?

Sounds like you may have installed the push rod guides upside down. The chamfered side goes out (toward you).
by funvairs
Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:58 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: road trip checklist?
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: road trip checklist?

If you have the stock fuel pump installed, I would carry a spare, along with the flare nut wrenches to change it. Don't forget to inspect and lube the u-joints. If you don't know when the brake hoses were last replaced, I would change them
by funvairs
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Defroster knob
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: Defroster knob

They are tight, but they pull off.

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