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by tboltkc
Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Low Compresion on one side
Replies: 12
Views: 999

Re: Low Compresion on one side

ok...I got into the valve covers today and everything was working fine. I guess Will need to do the valve seats. is there anything else I should be looking for while I have things apart. Did you loosen the rocker adjusting nuts and try again? Just because things look right doesn't mean the valves a...
by tboltkc
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Low Compresion on one side
Replies: 12
Views: 999

Re: Low Compresion on one side

When you pull the valve cover off, see if about the same amount of threads are showing on each adjusting nut. If someone messed up setting the valves (too tight) you will experience compression problems. You can try backing the adjustment off on the low cylinders and check compression again. If it c...
by tboltkc
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Parasitic Battery Drain and Resolution
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Parasitic Battery Drain and Resolution

My wagon had this exact problem when I got it. Nice to find something that's an easy fix isn't it?
by tboltkc
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: TEMP GAUGE JUMPS
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: TEMP GAUGE JUMPS

It sounds like you have your stock Corsa temp gauge hooked to the stock temp switch? When you say it used to work, you mean it actually looked like it was registering a temperature on the gauge? I'm surprised because I thought the stock temp switch was a snap switch that was either on or off. The th...
by tboltkc
Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Anybody Go From Bench To Buckets?
Replies: 10
Views: 711

Re: Anybody Go From Bench To Buckets?

Ken has a Lakewood I believe, so buckets will not just bolt in. If it's a '62 there may be a chance. But either way I think all you'd have to do is - like you said - make some mounts. But it might end up being all 4.
by tboltkc
Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Lowering An Early Model?
Replies: 51
Views: 7133

Re: Lowering An Early Model?

The problem is that lowering it in the rear changes the camber. The lower you go, the more severe the camber gets.
by tboltkc
Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Dropping the gas tank of a 1964 corvair 700
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: Dropping the gas tank of a 1964 corvair 700

I believe there is a hard brake line that runs behind the tank. I know there is on a late model, I think the early has one too, so replace that while you have the tank out. Supposedly you can drop the tank with the front suspension in, but I have never had much luck doing it that way. I usually end ...
by tboltkc
Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 140 heads on 110 yes or no??
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: 140 heads on 110 yes or no??

Ahhh..I also do have the 140 manifolds. True, not sure about the smoke till I pull heads. But I think its guides/seals the way it smokes under vacuum when taking foot off the throttle. If its a combination of the two then I will have to invest in cylinders/pistons...probably .040 over. You should b...
by tboltkc
Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 102 heads on an 80 hp engine Will it work?
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Re: 102 heads on an 80 hp engine Will it work?

Yeah, it should work. May not be an ideal setup, but it should run fine. Might need to play with timing/advance. I think the 102 heads are higher compression, so you may having more pinging issues. You will need to run premium fuel too more than likely.

-Travis
by tboltkc
Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Help with corvair
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Help with corvair

This is a really old debate, and I don't think you'll find a definitive answer. Lots of people use a D/A sander, others use the paint stripper and I've heard of people using a razor blade. It really depends on what tools you have available (air compressor and a D/A for example) and probably how thic...
by tboltkc
Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: please help
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: please help

That # is for a 65 or 66 140 according to the CORSA tech guide. You have 4 carburetors?
by tboltkc
Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: please help
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: please help

Even better would be to get the numbers off the heads. Almost any block can be used to build any type of engine, the heads have more to do with what it actually is. Head numbers are on the ends, but hard to see in a normal Corvair that's fully assembled. Might be easier in a rail.
by tboltkc
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Flaps up, Balls out!
Topic: Drag Racing Video Part I
Replies: 7
Views: 1333

Re: Drag Racing Video Part I

flat6_musik wrote:Wow....that looks like some hellacious fun! If you guys could you guys post all your times/MPH up here (along with induction system) that would be so cool! I'm curious!
Best ET is available on the NECC site here: http://www.corvair.org/chapters/necc/page9.html
by tboltkc
Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1963 4dr Monza 900
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: 1963 4dr Monza 900

The wires do not unplug from the housing, there is a plug inside the engine compartment and when removed there is a few inches of wire with the housing.
by tboltkc
Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Flaps up, Balls out!
Topic: HUGE thanks to UNSAFE and others for saving my Olympics
Replies: 8
Views: 1295

Re: HUGE thanks to UNSAFE and others for saving my Olympics

I am definitely not giving up on earlies. I have a '63 convertible and a Lakewood. I've always preferred earlies, but got a late for my "performance" car, because they are easier to make handle. It's definitely not impossible for an early, just easier for a late. But I drive my EM convertible as muc...
by tboltkc
Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Flaps up, Balls out!
Topic: HUGE thanks to UNSAFE and others for saving my Olympics
Replies: 8
Views: 1295

HUGE thanks to UNSAFE and others for saving my Olympics

I have been looking forward to the Olympics for 3 years (since the last one) and had spent a ton of time and money in the last several weeks to get my hi-po turbo engine installed in the car. I finally got it running and not pinging last week before I took off for the Olympics. Unfortunately about 1...

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