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by bbodie52
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Fuel pump not pumping
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Fuel pump not pumping

If you believe that the mechanical pump is failing for some reason, you should test it to determine the cause of the apparent failure. The pump should be tested for both output pressure and output volume, as described below. There are possible external causes of a mechanical fuel pump failure that c...
by bbodie52
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another new member from PA
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Another new member from PA

If you can get away to attend, it appears that the CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA CORVAIR CLUB will be hosting their annual CORVAIR DAYS in Hershey, PA in just a few days... Corvair Days Central Pennsylvania Corvair Club Show Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017 Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. View a unique part of...
by bbodie52
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Tom Pics
Replies: 28
Views: 784

Re: Tom Pics

It looks like you are trying to post some pictures, but the method you are using will not be successful. You cannot use a private file server path to share the photographic image. A URL can be used to post a photograph, but the image has to be hosted on a public server like Facebook. The other metho...
by bbodie52
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another new member from PA
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Another new member from PA

::-): :wave: :welcome2: Welcome to the Corvair Forum! Let's see… In 1981, being 16 was a long way behind me in my Corvair rear-view mirror! I was 28 years old, had been married for nine years, had two young sons, and was stationed with the USAF in Southwest Germany near Kaiserslautern and Ramstein A...
by bbodie52
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member from PA
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: New Member from PA

:welcome2: :clap: :wave: Welcome to the Corvair Forum! What part of Pennsylvania are you from? I lived in Lebanon, PA from 1993 until I moved to North Carolina to assist my father in 2008. Fort Indiantown Gap was my final Air Force assignment, and I retired from the Air Force there in 1996 after ser...
by bbodie52
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My first Corvair
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: My first Corvair

The photographs you posted revealed a few discrepancies on your 1963 Corvair. The first thing I noticed was the front grill emblem. The one that is attached to your car is from a 1960 Corvair. The 1963 Corvair front grill emblem is shown below. Clark's Corvair Parts does not appear to have reproduce...
by bbodie52
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My first Corvair
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: My first Corvair

:wave: :welcome2: :wave: Welcome, Roger, to the Corvair Forum! Here's a link to the section on the Corvair Forum that will guide you through decoding the body tag on your Corvair… :link: http://www.corvairforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=4321 This chart will serve as a guide for decoding your 19...
by bbodie52
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Powerglide
Replies: 26
Views: 964

Re: Powerglide

:think: Although the Corvair carburetor needs to be disassembled so that it can be chemically cleaned using carburetor parts dip, there are some components that may not need to be disassembled as a part of this process. For example, the retaining screws that hold the throttle butterfly valve and the...
by bbodie52
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: A question about the 140 carbs and other 140 topics.
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: A question about the 140 carbs and other 140 topics.

The attached DELCO ROCHESTER - Models H, HV Carburetor Service Manual contains a thorough description of the Corvair carburetors and the various functions. You will find a description of the 4×1 140 hp carburetor set up on page 12. The second attachment includes an illustrated description of the thr...
by bbodie52
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: '66 Power Top
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: '66 Power Top

The attached sections of the 1966 Fisher Body Service Manual may be helpful. The link below will provide you with a list of useful websites that are Corvair-related. Some of the links will lead you to an extensive technical library that will allow you to download shop manuals and other technical ref...
by bbodie52
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Low power
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Low power

:think: Here are a few things that I would suggest checking… ...Car makes no power until further up the rpm range. It feels like you are starting in 2nd gear. Problem is also present in reverse... TIMING ADVANCE Did you check to verify that the vacuum advance mechanism appears to be functioning? The...
by bbodie52
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Powerglide
Replies: 26
Views: 964

Re: Powerglide

I discovered long ago that it is often difficult to remove the main jet from the carburetor body. The main jet is manufactured from a soft metal material that is easily damaged with the flat blade screwdriver. If the screwdriver is a perfect fit in the slot and the carburetor body is secured in a vi...
by bbodie52
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: 67 Corvair advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: 67 Corvair advice needed

http://www.corvair.com/upload/images/67wallace.jpg 1967 Corvair Monza 110 engine 4 speed, body =G mechanical = ex interior, upholstery, carpets, door panels, etc,=VG overall VG and cd player radio, as must sale $5500.00 a/c not working. 631-355-2958 email lamontsrwallace@gmail.com (04/17) It is ver...
by bbodie52
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Video?
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Video?

I believe you will have to initially upload the video on YouTube, using YouTube to host it. It can then be embedded on the Corvair Forum by obtaining the SHARE URL on YouTube and placing that URL within the Corvair Forum post text body. Left-click each image to enlarge for better viewing... YouTube ...
by bbodie52
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Fuel Pump Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Fuel Pump Replacement

I don't know a valid reason for running both an electric and mechanical pump at the same time. If you believe that the mechanical pump is failing for some reason, you should test it to determine the cause of the apparent failure. The pump should be tested for both output pressure and output volume, ...
by bbodie52
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A bomber ride for a 90 y/o WWII Vet
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: A bomber ride for a 90 y/o WWII Vet

A video and more pictures... On Saturday the stars finally aligned to get dad his B-25 ride. You will find the pictures attached, and I'll also give you a link for the video I put together of the event. I've been a member of the Corvair community for over 15 years now, and I have to say we are very...

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