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by notched
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another new member from PA
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Another new member from PA

I had bought some engines off Mr Goodman several years back and looked at that car. I recognized it as soon as you posted the picture
by notched
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Leaky Mechanical Fuel Pump Fix
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: Leaky Mechanical Fuel Pump Fix

That has been suggested many many many times. I know I have posted that fix several times but using the correct standard thread size via extra long bolts and lock nuts purchased from McMaster Carr.
by notched
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: Looking for a used usable gas tank for 1965 corvair
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: Looking for a used usable gas tank for 1965 corvair

Location would help to point you in the right direction.
by notched
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Shifting
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Shifting

There is a good possibility that oil has contaminated the friction surface of the clutch disc if its chattering when letting the clutch out and accelerating from a stop. The other possibility is that someone installed some kind of performance disc (metallic, ceramic, kevlar, etc). These tend to do t...
by notched
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Shifting
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Shifting

Do you mean when letting the clutch out and accelerating from a stop?
by notched
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Exhaust Valve Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Exhaust Valve Questions

Typically I will use use cutters on a die grinder and do a bowl blend as well as taper the area around the guide down. The flow picks up significantly when you do that.
by notched
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Parts Wanted
Topic: WANTED: N.O.S. # 993628 RIGHT OUTSIDE MIRROR
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: WANTED: N.O.S. # 993628 RIGHT OUTSIDE MIRROR

$150.00 is either offensive or too funny, not certain which one. That's not a bad price for an NOS one since they typically are snapped up by the Chevelle, Camaro and Nova guys. The $50 reproductions are made off shore....depends on what your priorities are I suppose. But some insist on the origina...
by notched
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Lifters noise at start up
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: Lifters noise at start up

Dave Motohead and I just talked about this. He lives out in the desert of California and runs 10W30 and it was just 112 there. Thick oil does more harm than good. Just saying.
by notched
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Lifters noise at start up
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: Lifters noise at start up

Here is something from oil engineer Richard Widman
by notched
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Lifters noise at start up
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: Lifters noise at start up

15w 40 would if anything be a little thick not thin. Spec is SAE 30 single weight. How often is the car started? if it is making lifter noise on every start and is driven every day bad lifter adjustment or other valve train issues are likely. If they tap for a minute or 2 after the car has not been...
by notched
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Lifters noise at start up
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: Lifters noise at start up

The correct weight oil is 10W30. Your oil is too think. Secondly many Corvairs will tap on initial start up if the lifters bleed down. What I typically do if mine sits for a long time is to crank the engine until the oil light goes out and then set the choke and fire it off. They never tap when doin...
by notched
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Crane EI
Replies: 15
Views: 439

Re: Crane EI

Crane was sold some years back. Some of the product lines were sold off to other companies. Their ignition products were nice but slow sellers. FAST (Fuel Air Spark Technology) is a big player in stand alone efi systems and components that is owned by the same group that owns Comp Cams/TCI/Zex/RHS/I...
by notched
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Car Quest/Advance Auto Fan Belt
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Car Quest/Advance Auto Fan Belt

Never had much luck with top cogs on a Corvair. You want a narrow belt that fits down into the pulley. The 3V560 is the correct belt made by Gates and available through Car Quest and other places. That same 3V560 part number is also available through industrial supply houses.
by notched
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Parts Wanted
Topic: WANTED: N.O.S. # 993628 RIGHT OUTSIDE MIRROR
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: WANTED: N.O.S. # 993628 RIGHT OUTSIDE MIRROR

No bowtie is correct. The base with the squared off edges is the correct mirror. This is the same one I have on my 69 convertible http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-ss-camaro-6 ... O-&vxp=mtr
by notched
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: New Corvair Owner - Increasing Performance
Replies: 13
Views: 760

Re: New Corvair Owner - Increasing Performance

Also the fuel injection does not add power but it does make tuning easier.
by notched
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: New Corvair Owner - Increasing Performance
Replies: 13
Views: 760

Re: New Corvair Owner - Increasing Performance

Even the most highly built naturally aspirated examples run 14 second 1/4 mile times. Kevin Wilsons car which had some weight removed was a 3.1 liter big bore, triported 140 heads with Weber 3 barrels, large cam, headers, etc. Basically everything you could throw at it and it ran 14.60's. That set u...

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