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by bbodie52
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Engine rebuild

Here are some links to some additional tips. In my first rebuild effort in 1969 it seemed like the most difficult thing I ran into was getting the upper row of cylinder head nuts off. They are exposed to years of moisture, rust, dirt and high engine heat from the cylinder heads, which helps to softe...
by bbodie52
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: fuel pump leaking
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: fuel pump leaking

Where is the fuel leaking from? The cross-section illustration below should give you some idea of the internal structure of the fuel pump. If the fuel is leaking form the vent hole in the top cover, the upper internal diaphragm may have torn or ruptured with age. Fuel pump rebuild kits are no longer...
by bbodie52
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 64 Monza Transmission issue
Replies: 45
Views: 861

Re: 64 Monza Transmission issue

The attached illustrated guide may give you some idea of the work involved. You might contact a source like The corvair Ranch to discss your needs and get a price for a used serviceable transmission. They have a large inventory of Corvair parts cars, trucks, and vans and should be knowledgeable abou...
by bbodie52
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Misc. Corvair Videos and Media
Topic: 1962 Corvair Monza Spyder Vintage Chevrolet Commercial
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Re: 1962 Corvair Monza Spyder Vintage Chevrolet Commercial

Back in 1964 Corvairs were still mentioned in Chevrolet commercials...

1964 Chevrolet Line up Commercial



:chevy:
by bbodie52
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: oil cooler seals
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: oil cooler seals

The rubber seals will compress the correct amount when the oil cooler body comes into contact with the aluminum adapter. The torque spec for the bolt will not cause further compression, but will cause the bolt to be secure and not loosen because of vibration. As shown on the chart, the specification...
by bbodie52
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Recommended Corvair Books For Newbe
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Recommended Corvair Books For Newbe

In addition to the factory shop manual, this book contains a great deal of performance information about the Corvair. As a teenager I read the earlier version of this book in 1970 and found it to be very valuable and informative. It is a personal favorite. :link: https://www.amazon.com/Performance-C...
by bbodie52
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Any socket grounding tricks ?
Replies: 14
Views: 273

Re: Any socket grounding tricks ?

https://www.ronfrancis.com/images/RonFrancisWiringBanner.jpg :think: :idea: Aluminum Bulb Socket From Ron Francis Aluminum Bulb Socket Special billet aluminum socket with oversize flange helps cover original socket holes. Socket has a large aluminum nut to make installation easy. These special alum...
by bbodie52
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Engine rebuild

:dontknow: You will need to inventory the contents of your engine-in-a-box. The shop manual illustrated parts breakdowns may help you to confirm that you have everything. The Corvair shop manual is your basic engine rebuild bible. When I was sixteen and had never done anything more advanced than an ...
by bbodie52
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: What is the age range of Corvair Fans? (POLL)
Replies: 120
Views: 13748

Re: What is the age range of Corvair Fans? (POLL)

My current 1966 Corsa convertible is the tenth Corvair in my life. (My first was a brand new 1961 Monza coupe that my parents purchased in San Jose, California when I was about 8 years old). :confused: I was watching the Winter Olympics last night and, in a senior moment, I thought that it seemed st...
by bbodie52
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Which heads are these?
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Re: Which heads are these?

Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:35 am The number is 3880708 . According to Clark's, they're 95hp heads, but according to http://www.angelfire.com/ca4/CorvAIRCRAFT/HeadNumbers.html they're 110hp, and if I look around, I can find a few people selling heads with these numbers as 110 heads. So, which is it? http:/...
by bbodie52
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1961 Monza Coupe
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: 1961 Monza Coupe

The Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) system was designed by engineers to deal with crankcase ventilation requirements in a wide range of engine operating conditions — full throttle, closed throttle, partial throttle, high RPM, low RPM, and everything in-between. The baffle plate and vents, the P...
by bbodie52
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1965 Corvair Convertible & I'm New
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: 1965 Corvair Convertible & I'm New

Thanks. I hope my previous comments were helpful. Your comments seem to reflect interest but also uncertainty. I have worked with a number of first-time Corvair buyers in Europe who were considering a purchase of a car from USA sources (to provide a greater range of cars to consider), while knowing...
by bbodie52
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1965 Corvair Convertible & I'm New
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: 1965 Corvair Convertible & I'm New

:welcome2: Welcome to the Corvair Forum! I have never been uncertain about the reliability of the Corvair, and my confidence in them has allowed me to drive Corvairs all over the USA, coast to coast, and in Europe for many decades. However, I also knew the mechanical condition of the cars. When I pu...
by bbodie52
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1961 Monza Coupe
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: 1961 Monza Coupe

:welcome2: :wave: :wave: Welcome to the Corvair Forum! 1961 was a transitional year when Chevrolet switched distributor designs from that used in the 1960-61 Corvair to a redesign that was introduced in late 1961 and continued to the end of Corvair production in 1969. The two distributors are shown ...
by bbodie52
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Electric Corvair
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Electric Corvair

There was an attempt to produce an electric Corvair that seemed to be doing well in development and in an initial offering. But the practicality of a Corvair that was VERY expensive (initial build cost plus an expensive battery pack), no practical passenger compartment heating system, and very limit...
by bbodie52
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Misc. Corvair Videos and Media
Topic: 1962 Corvair Monza Spyder Vintage Chevrolet Commercial
Replies: 1
Views: 161

1962 Corvair Monza Spyder Vintage Chevrolet Commercial

:chevy: A beautiful 1962 commercial introduces the turbocharged Corvair Spyder ... https://youtu.be/T_keCJUvFrY Car and Driver's video on Facebook. GREAT commercial! Looks like much of the first part was shot at the proving grounds in Milford, and the PAYOFF is spiraling up the ramp up the garage at...

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