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by 66vairguy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Driving during the winter
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Driving during the winter

I'm now on the West coast, but even here cars within a couple miles of the ocean RUST from the salt in the air that blows in off the ocean. Having grown up in the Rust Belt all I can say is NOBODY with a nice old car they valued drove it during the Winter and waited until at least one good rain in t...
by 66vairguy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Our New Project
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: Our New Project

"There was no oil in the engine" --- " I need to know if the Turbo needs to be hooked up" Doesn't look like the correct engine. Missing all the engine sheet metal. Door is a rusted out mess. Incorrect engine wiring (ballast). Ratty interior. I've seen a lot of Corvairs for sale around S. Calif. that...
by 66vairguy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Remote oil cooler for Greenbrier
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Remote oil cooler for Greenbrier

What makes you say "They all run a bit hot".

I've never heard of a problem with Greenbrier engines running hot.
by 66vairguy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Made the plunge!
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Made the plunge!

That's an interesting car. Not that many 140HP PG cars. Keep in mind the 140HP engine with the PG (automatic) does not use the same camshaft and the crank/cam gear is unique compared to the manual transmission cars. The 140HP powerglide also got a unique governor that allowed the transmission to ups...
by 66vairguy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Dropped valve seats part 3
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Dropped valve seats part 3

One of the things I learned is sometimes it is less expensive to find a set of good used heads to have PROPERLY rebuilt. Decades back before I knew much about Corvair engines I picked up a few sets of 140HP heads for what I thought was a bargain. Well ---- when I went to the local Corvair head rebui...
by 66vairguy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Dropped valve seats
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Dropped valve seats

While dropping valve seats is a known issue with 140HP heads, it is fixed by installing deep seats (more contact area). I've never heard of a deep seat 140HP engine dropping a valve seat. The exception is overheating the engine or inferior workmanship. Sadly your basic machine shop isn't qualified t...
by 66vairguy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: 66 corsa convertible a/c car
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: 66 corsa convertible a/c car

Dave makes a point - the body tag does not appear to be attached with the factory rivets. The dealer accessory manual does show "dealer installed" A/C that was like the factory unit, but then your engine block code would have been for a NON - A/C car. Does your car have tinted glass? There is some d...
by 66vairguy
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: ARTICLE: The V-8 Corvair Every Chevy Guy Dreams of Building
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: ARTICLE: The V-8 Corvair Every Chevy Guy Dreams of Building

The articles author seems to have omitted a lot of folks who helped develop the modifications used. Crown engineering and CIDCO come to mind.
by 66vairguy
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine sound and smoking
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: Engine sound and smoking

Hey 66 he said in another post it was a 3 speed. Might be big trouble if it's exhaust smoke. Thanks 64 - He also mentioned the muffler fell off! The muffler just doesn't quiet things down, it routes fumes and heat away from under the vehicle. Not very safe driving a vehicle with no muffler - carbon...
by 66vairguy
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: FC wiring help
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: FC wiring help

While not ruling out a possible wiring error, first I would check the headlamp bucket grounds. You will get some weird lighting problems if the front headlamps or running lamps are not properly grounded. Not an uncommon problem with the FC and EM cars. Also make sure the tail lamps are grounded.
by 66vairguy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine sound and smoking
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: Engine sound and smoking

What type of transmission?

If an automatic and the smoke is white --- could be leaking modulator valve.

Other than that I'd have an experienced Corvair person look at it.
by 66vairguy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Backspace & Offset ? Need Help
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Backspace & Offset ? Need Help

With a 6" wide rim (bead to bead 6" - approx 7" wide rim to rim) the ideal backspace is 4.5" (measured from the rim edge to drum contact surface of rim). The farther you get from stock geometry - the more pronounced bump steering and wandering get. Speedometer reads with zero error at 825 RPM, but t...
by 66vairguy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Torque for Yoke retaining bolt?
Replies: 11
Views: 1189

Re: Torque for Yoke retaining bolt?

Same area but a different question regarding he yoke retaining bolt. 65 Monza Vert 4 spd I have some end play on the right rear yoke. Not sure exactly how much but a casual measurement was in excess of .020". I thought at first I had a wheel bearing issue but I was wrong. Someone told me I have a w...
by 66vairguy
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Oil Additive
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Oil Additive

Thank you...all this has been done. Oil changed every 2,000 miles throughout it's life. It doesn't burn oil and the car has been in my family 50 years. I thought that additional detergent might be necessary, but it doesn't look that way. It runs well and it looks like I can just drive it. Thanks ag...
by 66vairguy
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: LED TAIL LIGHT BULBS
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: LED TAIL LIGHT BULBS

Yes the engine warning lamps sockets have positive shell voltage and negative center contacts. Reverse polarity vs. normal. I suspect it was a common sense error by GM. Not an issue with incandescent bulbs, but most LEDs are polarity sensitive. You can reverse the wires at the sockets and the LED'S ...
by 66vairguy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Horsepower of Corvair
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: Horsepower of Corvair

Torque and when it's available makes a difference. The Corvette L89 engine was rated at 245HP in it's last year and the LT-1 that immediately succeeded it was rated at 300HP. However if you look at the 1/4 miles numbers the L89 and LT-1 are nearly the same. The L89 made a lot of torque at lower RPM ...

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