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by funvairs
Mon May 02, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: steering lube
Replies: 11
Views: 751

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: 751

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: 751

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: 1597

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: 1597

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: 260

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: 289

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: 289

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: 241

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: 1597

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: 241

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: 199

Re: Defroster knob

They are tight, but they pull off.
by funvairs
Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Clunking when turning and braking
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Clunking when turning and braking

On the west coast, you could pm davemotohead who posts here
Also Corvair Underground http://www.corvairunderground.com/
California Corvairs http://californiacorvairparts.com/
by funvairs
Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: I won't buy anymore Corvairs.
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: I won't buy anymore Corvairs.

:fingerscrossed:
by funvairs
Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 67 Monza engine difficulties.
Replies: 13
Views: 782

Re: 67 Monza engine difficulties.

The carbs are relatively simple. Do one at a time. Take them apart over a good sized light colored towel so that when you drop a small part, or the power enrichment valve finally decides to come out, they don't disappear. You may find that the points have been replace by a breaker less ignition modu...
by funvairs
Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Electrical/Headlamp question. Please help...
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Electrical/Headlamp question. Please help...

The headlights are fed thru the dimmer switch. Check for 12V at the large wire on the dimmer switch. That's the one closest to the button. On my 64 it's black.

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