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by 66vairguy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Any socket grounding tricks ?
Replies: 9
Views: 155

Re: Any socket grounding tricks ?

Thanks for the tip on the 18 gauge hole, I'll definitely take advantage of that... as far as not mentioning "dash", I was referring to all the socket types... My engine harness is new, and still has grounding issues (just a bad design in my opinion) so the 18 gauge jumper will help... and I know I ...
by 66vairguy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Any socket grounding tricks ?
Replies: 9
Views: 155

Re: Any socket grounding tricks ?

If you don't want to buy a new engine harness (and most are in bad shape, but maybe yours is not) you can get new bulb sockets from Clark's. Now I know someone will say you can get them cheaper at an auto parts store, but the Clark's sockets are a better socket. I've compared them and threw the part...
by 66vairguy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Articles covering the 1965 -1969 models
Topic: Led lights in Corsa dash
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Led lights in Corsa dash

YES for an reason that take too long to explain the GEN/FAN and OIL/TEMP lamps have the typical socket polarity reversed so a LED won't work unless you reverse the wires to the those sockets. I did that with a spare harness and it worked, but those lamps light so rarely the staying with the incandes...
by 66vairguy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Cutting Keys
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Cutting Keys

In the U.S.A. some shops have the original GM blanks and computerized key machines. The shops just puts the blank in the machine, types in the GM key code and the computer takes over and makes the key. No original key is needed to copy. In your situation the shipping would be prohibitive, however yo...
by 66vairguy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Articles covering the 1965 -1969 models
Topic: Led lights in Corsa dash
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Led lights in Corsa dash

I hate to admit something like this. I took a short screwdriver and lightly tapped it to dislodge the plastic cover while in the car. It fell out to the housing somewhere and I put the LED in. I didn’t have any problems. PS. I don’t do that sort of thing, but I had just reinstalled the cluster and ...
by 66vairguy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Articles covering the 1965 -1969 models
Topic: Led lights in Corsa dash
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Led lights in Corsa dash

I followed advice found on this forum and bought led bulbs. All fit fine except for the one on the right side of the tach when facing it from the back. There seems to be a glass globe or lens in that cavity that restricts the depth of the hole. What have others done to deal with this issue? Sent fr...
by 66vairguy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine rebuild
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Engine rebuild

If you have not rebuilt an engine before, or are not familiar with the concepts, you might want to find a Corvair specialist to do it. Keep in mind a "box" of parts could included mis-matched items from different years of engines. The Corvair shop manual has some errors in it. Check with the Corvair...
by 66vairguy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 64 Monza Transmission issue
Replies: 39
Views: 765

Re: 64 Monza Transmission issue

Now you know why it was "parked". Just a wild guess, but since the differential was replaced with a 63 unit I suspect a major ring and pinion failure from the original (64) differential might have caused the transmission output shaft (main shaft) to have been fractured and later it broke. You are at...
by 66vairguy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 64 Monza Transmission issue
Replies: 39
Views: 765

Re: 64 Monza Transmission issue

A picture is worth a thousand words, but here goes -- The input shaft goes from the clutch through the hollow differential ring and pinion shaft into the transmission hollow main shaft and into the clutch gear that turns the counter shaft. Whenever you select a gear the input shaft is coupled to the...
by 66vairguy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Electric Corvair
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Electric Corvair

If that's the Rampside I'm familiar with, the fellow drives it to work on a regular basis. He's had it electrified for many years and a year or so ago upgraded to newer (and smaller) batteries.
by 66vairguy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1965 Corvair Convertible & I'm New
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: 1965 Corvair Convertible & I'm New

You might get lucky, but based on my decades of dealing with old cars that sat for "quite awhile" the brakes will be out, the gas tank will be full of crud and possibly rust. If stored inside a dry unit the engine may be fine, but it's possible any cylinder with an open valve will have rust in it. O...
by 66vairguy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Electric Corvair
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Electric Corvair

There is a place in San Diego, CA that converts old VW bugs to electric. They've been successful. http://www.zelectricmotors.com/our-story/ This topic came up on the Corvair Center forum last year and it was very clear that the "old" folks didn't like the "electric" cars. The younger crowd was enthu...
by 66vairguy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 64 Monza Transmission issue
Replies: 39
Views: 765

Re: 64 Monza Transmission issue

Wow a lot of information here. At least we know someone previously swapped parts on this car so it's time to take it apart and figure out whats wrong. When ever someone says "Oh it ran fine when we parked it" - I think something broke or some repair went wrong and the car was "parked"! The correct d...
by 66vairguy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 64 Monza Transmission issue
Replies: 39
Views: 765

Re: 64 Monza Transmission issue

I did make sure the large weld side of the clutch was facing the pressure plate and pretty sure everything was installed correctly, but will have to make sure once it has been removed. The new clutch and pressure plate did appear to be just like the ones that came off however after further study I ...
by 66vairguy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 64 Monza Transmission issue
Replies: 39
Views: 765

Re: 64 Monza Transmission issue

Wagon Master wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:42 pm
Just a stab in the dark.....clutch disc installed backwards. Engine off, shift into reverse, depress clutch, try to start. Make sure it is clear behind you!
Oh yeah - that happens more than one would think.

Ron - post your general location and you might get lucky and find some help.
by 66vairguy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 64 Monza Transmission issue
Replies: 39
Views: 765

Re: 64 Monza Transmission issue

Basically ---- You are looking at pulling the drivetrain. I would suggest dropping the engine transaxle as a unit then pulling them apart. I've seen things go wrong when trying to install the engine onto a transaxle in the car. It sounds like the engine to differential connection has a problem. The ...

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