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by lonestranger
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Identification of nitrided crankshaft
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Identification of nitrided crankshaft

I thank you for the excellent and timely reply/illustrated examples to my question. That is what I find so valuable about the corvair community in general and the forums in particular; the depth of knowledge available on line. Much better than " learning from experience" don't ya know!! Seriously, t...
by lonestranger
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Identification of nitrided crankshaft
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Identification of nitrided crankshaft

what are the identifying features of a corvair nitride crankshaft? marking or part number of casting etc.
by lonestranger
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 140HP - PG Engine- timing question
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: 140HP - PG Engine- timing question

Do you mean use an adjustable gear or offset key on the mating cam gear?
by lonestranger
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 140HP - PG Engine- timing question
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: 140HP - PG Engine- timing question

So the crank gear is the "retarded" gear! It figures, since the cam gear is easier to change and will be replaced when I change the cam - ( I am building a turbo motor) Thanks for the quick replies (even if it was not the one I was hoping for! :td: )
by lonestranger
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 140HP - PG Engine- timing question
Replies: 10
Views: 520

140HP - PG Engine- timing question

I have a 65-66 140HP engine that was attached to PG. I believe these engine came from factory with "retarded" timing. My question is whether this was done with a "retarded" gear on the crank or "retarded" gear on the cam. I ask as I want to convert to "conventional" timing for use with my 4-spd. If ...
by lonestranger
Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Chrome Trim - quarter window- 64 vert
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Chrome Trim - quarter window- 64 vert

I thank you both for the reply and suggestions! I have been buried in other projects, however I think I can see "light at the end of the tunnel" (although I am aware that statistically it is almost always a train!) :tu:
by lonestranger
Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: repair of spyder glovebox door trim
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: repair of spyder glovebox door trim

cad-kid; I had not seen this fix, but it helps. Appreciate the info. The posting I was looking for listed the wire drill size and the size of the screws that were then used. It didn't mention using a drill press and I had thought about using my Dremil tool, but hoped to get the drill and screw sizes...
by lonestranger
Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: repair of spyder glovebox door trim
Replies: 2
Views: 279

repair of spyder glovebox door trim

Several months ago (I hide my own easter eggs), I saw posting covering the repair of trim on spyder glovebox door. I thought I had save this posting, however apparently such is not the case! :dontknow: My question is whether anyone might recall/have saved this posting? It covered drilling and tappin...
by lonestranger
Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Chrome Trim - quarter window- 64 vert
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Chrome Trim - quarter window- 64 vert

How is the chrome trim on the leading edge of the quarter window on 64 convertible retained on the glass. When I got my 64 spyder convertible, I found that the quarter window on the drivers side had the chrome trim pulled loose from the window edge. Apparently when they replaced the top, they got th...
by lonestranger
Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: EM Front suspension rebuild
Replies: 56
Views: 4056

Re: EM Front suspension rebuild

One last comment relative to use of Dot 5 brake fluid for the street - Don't! Dot 5 fluid is not hydroscopic, and as such does not absorb moisture like Dot 3 and 4. It was designed for racing, where it's higher resistance to fade from heat is valuable, however in a race car the fluid is serviced fre...
by lonestranger
Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Spyder/Corsa Cylinder Head Temp Gauge Thermistor
Replies: 24
Views: 4620

Re: Spyder/Corsa Cylinder Head Temp Gauge Thermistor

Unfortunately, I have still not solved the question of the non-operative CHT gauge. This is after 3 different thermistors (used of course), 2 different dash gauges, and a completely new wiring harness (Engine Comp, Chassis and Dash Harnesses! So for the time being, I have moved on to other projects ...
by lonestranger
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: What ELSE do you drive?
Replies: 37
Views: 3189

Re: What ELSE do you drive?

64 Spyder convertible - the current on-going project - no rust (desert car) - just a little here and a little there - how a project grows! :evil: Jaguar XKR Victory Edition Convertible (1 0f 1000) 400 Hp Supercharged and intercooled, Brimbo brakes and drilled rotors. ::-): 66 Monza Coupe w factory a...
by lonestranger
Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Proper fan on Alternator
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: Proper fan on Alternator

I am thinking you need to get the correct fan/pulley set up, the 64 fan has a shield on it and is completely different than the correct alternator pulley fan. Yes, the 64 fan has a shield on it, however it is on the "pulley side" of the fan, rather than being on the alternator side, as most convent...
by lonestranger
Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Proper fan on Alternator
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: Proper fan on Alternator

You put a Gen fan on a Alternator? Do you have a picture? I will attempt to get a picture of it and post it. It is the one piece fan-pulley that was on my 64 spyder engine. I used the internal spacer (approx. 1/2 in) from the "new" internal reg alternator behind the 37 amp "end housing" (the one wi...
by lonestranger
Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Proper fan on Alternator
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: Proper fan on Alternator

I thank the members for their reply to my inquiry. After running all over town looking for a proper "reverse flow" fan for my conversion (to no avail I might add!) In desperation, it occurred to me that the only reverse fan I had seen was the one on my generator - upon test fitting it to my " new" h...
by lonestranger
Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Proper fan on Alternator
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Proper fan on Alternator

I am in process of converting my 64 Spyder convertible from a generator to the alternator. I gathered what I thought were the necessary parts for the conversion, which I thought was a "no brainer", as I was going to pull the necessary parts off one of the 65 140 motors I had been "storing". I had pl...

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