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by 66vairguy
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie from Saskatchewan
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Newbie from Saskatchewan

Not to be snarky, but I'd suggest buying a LM (65-69) Corvair. Improved HP and handling. I do like the EM (60-64) Corviars as much as the LM cars, but the only model year of EM I would consider is the 1964. Longer stroke engine, improved clutch, revised swing axle rear suspension (that finally cured...
by 66vairguy
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Clutch Starting to Slip...?
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: Clutch Starting to Slip...?

There is a spring on the clutch cable in back so the clutch pedal should move about 3/4" with light pressure until the lever pushes the throwout bearing against the clutch spring diaphragm and then the pedal will take considerable more pressure to move. No play and the pressure plate can't put full ...
by 66vairguy
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: strange canisters
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: strange canisters

The convertible dampers do seem to make a difference as claimed by folks that have driven their cars with and without them. The rear units are sometimes missing in convertibles. Some speculate it was to reduce rear weight, but the rear units must be removed to do any kind of body work. On the cars I...
by 66vairguy
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member, NJ; First Corvair, '65
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: New member, NJ; First Corvair, '65

"NEVER RUN AN ENGINE ON OLD GASOLINE as it can cause the valves to seize in the guides!!! Been reported numerous times." Where? I've never heard of that. 30 year old fuel is long past any ability to run. Gee Joel you need to go search on the CCF. Over the years folks have reported this issue. Even ...
by 66vairguy
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corvair Mechanic -San Diego area
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Corvair Mechanic -San Diego area

Sadly the number of experienced mechanics that can work on 60's cars is shrinking. As a hobby interest I've worked on many 50 and 60's cars over the decades and the multi-carbureted Corvair engine isn't like tuning a one carb V8 or six. It took some reading, talking with Corvair club members, and tr...
by 66vairguy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corvair Mechanic -San Diego area
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Corvair Mechanic -San Diego area

Years ago the San Diego area had a very active club. Then some folks passed or moved away and club activities dropped off. This year they seemed to be coming back as they were going to do the convention before Covid-19 hit. I'd contact the San Diego club and see who they suggest. At one time you cou...
by 66vairguy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 13 Inch Tire Options
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Re: 13 Inch Tire Options

alangary -- The 13 inch tires are only hard to find in the U.S.A. There were several brands of the 185/80X13 automotive tire (not trailer tire) a decade ago sold in the U.S.A., but they have to be DOT approved. Within a few months tire makers decided to drop the DOT version for the U.S.A. due to low...
by 66vairguy
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: manifold
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: manifold

You don't say where you are and now shipping costs are increasing. Clark's has far more new parts then used. They are on the east coast. California Corvair has a lot of good used parts and new parts. They are on the west coast. Raffee is in the middle of the plains states with a smaller inventory, b...
by 66vairguy
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: LM 4-Door Rear Post
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: LM 4-Door Rear Post

The 4 door center post moves when you slam the door, but very little.

Motohead on had one that really moved a lot. He found one of the welds had broken at the floor. He welded it up and it was fine.
by 66vairguy
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: WHAT IT TAKES! A Well-Photographed 1965 Corvair Monza Restoration Project CONTINUED
Replies: 17
Views: 486

Re: WHAT IT TAKES! A Well-Photographed 1965 Corvair Monza Restoration Project CONTINUED

I have to agree. A shame to to all that work and only go halfway. I like to refer to these type of cars as "shiny" fix-ups that will look good as long as you don't look too close. Too many short cuts to stand up over time. A nice driver, buy certainly not "WHAT IT TAKES" for a good restoration.
by 66vairguy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member, NJ; First Corvair, '65
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: New member, NJ; First Corvair, '65

Not bad for N.J. weather. Now that you are in the Corvair world a 4 door "Sport Sedan" is often called a "Moredoor". I have one that I didn't really want as I had another Corvair, but it was a solid car with factory A/C and the price was right. I've really come to like the car. It gets more attentio...
by 66vairguy
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Corvair Video and Photo Threads
Topic: 1964 "500"
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: 1964 "500"

Back up lights are your call. They were an option. If you rarely drive at night then there's not much of a need and the dummy covers are novel at car shows. Old cars at shows tend to have every possible option and that's great, but it is interesting to see a "basic" 500 and they are not common anymo...
by 66vairguy
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Corvair Video and Photo Threads
Topic: 1964 "500"
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: 1964 "500"

The base "500" cars were sometimes equipped with options you would not expect on a low cost base model. Why! First folks who wanted to race realized the "500" was lighter/faster than the Monza with the same engine. Second if you wanted the convenience of an automatic (PG) or A/C on a budget you coul...
by 66vairguy
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Dual exhaust completed.
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: Dual exhaust completed.

So what's your problem with Clark's? They are known for good service.
by 66vairguy
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Solved: Adjustable Lower Ball Joint
Replies: 20
Views: 1776

Re: Solved: Floppy New Lower Ball Joint Normal?

I've been around a LONG time and have never seen an adjustable ball joint like you have. I like the idea, but I have serious doubts about the "adjuster" staying in place, especially with lube working into the threads! Is there a retainer of some kind to hold the adjuster in place?? I know the Vair s...
by 66vairguy
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Which tachometer works in center dash opening 66 Monza?
Replies: 18
Views: 772

Re: Which tachometer works in center dash opening 66 Monza?

Give Seth a call. Not everything he has is on his site. Great guy to talk with.

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