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by bbodie52
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Suspension and brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: Suspension and brakes

:think: You may find this webpage and subsections to be informative... 1965 and later Corvair drum brakes were a significant improvement over earlier models. Short of upgrading to disc brakes, your best bet is usually optimizing the condition of the stock late model drum brakes, possibly upgrading t...
by bbodie52
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello i'm a new member my name is tommy
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: hello i'm a new member my name is tommy

:wave: :welcome2: Welcome to the Corvair Forum! The term "excessive crank walk" is not one that I've heard associated with Corvair engines. From what I've read it is a term related to excessive thrust bearing surface wear and possibly related to hard clutch engagement issues. I would suggest some fu...
by bbodie52
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Smoke after long drive / Fumes in cabin
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Smoke after long drive / Fumes in cabin

Attached is a copy of the Chevrolet service bulletin dated March 1971 that addresses Corvair Engine Fume Odor Diagnosis. It may be of some help to you.

:chevy:
by bbodie52
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Corvair Video and Photo Threads
Topic: 1964 Corvair story
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: 1964 Corvair story

:welcome2: :wave: :clap: Welcome to the Corvair Forum, and thanks for posting those great pictures! My father grew up in Detroit and my mother was raised in Frankfort, Michigan. But they met in Florida during WWII and I was raised in California, being introduced to Corvairs when my parents bought th...
by bbodie52
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Orphaned wire
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Orphaned wire

This is a 1965 Corsa wiring diagram (I don't have one for a 1966). There is a Black with Yellow stripe wire near the fuse block that provides power to the radio. Could that be your "Orphan"? There is a male spade connector on the fuse block near the center fuse labeled "RADIO" that could be related ...
by bbodie52
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Late Model Trunk Lock Replacement #
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Late Model Trunk Lock Replacement #

I don't understand the persistent determination to buy Corvair parts from a local NAPA or other local auto parts stores. The problems often encountered when trying to buy correct parts for the classic Corvair are outlined here in this thread. It took me less than 30 seconds to find the needed parts ...
by bbodie52
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Help on how to remove ....
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Help on how to remove ....

It has been many years, but I believe they just popped out when I used a scraping tool to pry them away from the insulation. The metal fingers may break. You may choose to replace them with a plastic set as shown in the Clark's catalog. I couldn't find any mention of these clips in the 1966 Fisher B...
by bbodie52
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Brit 65 owner in San Jose
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Brit 65 owner in San Jose

:welcome2: Welcome to the USA! Seth Emerson is a Corvair aficionado and accessory supplier who is based in San Jose. He is also a contact for Silicon Valley CORSA (Corvair Society of America). He might be able to point you in the right direction while you are visiting San Jose and the San Francisco ...
by bbodie52
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: gas line fittings
Replies: 13
Views: 452

Re: gas line fittings

Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:14 pm I have ordered chrome gas lines for some of the final touches on a beautiful 1965 Turbo complete rebuild, is there a recommended sealant to apply to the fitting so I don't have to crank down on the fitting for no leaks and possibly breaking the chrome loose. I have read go...
by bbodie52
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: 1965 Corsa Coupe - Want to Verily Codes
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: 1965 Corsa Coupe - Want to Verily Codes

Body Tag.jpg Here is a breakdown of the information on the body tag you provided... BODY TAG INFO: 12B Body Build Date: 12 = December B = Second Week The first two digits are numbers 01 through 12, indicating the month of manufacture. The letter is A-E, indicating the week of the month. If the lett...
by bbodie52
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Dash lights & headlights crossed?
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Dash lights & headlights crossed?

:think: A faulty primary ground path can introduce some really strange and unpredictable results, as the current seeks a path to return home (to the battery negative terminal). In your case, the primary ground path had failed, so the instrument lights didn't work until a secondary path was introduce...
by bbodie52
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: 65 spyder
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: 65 spyder

The 150 hp 145 CI turbocharged Monza Spyder was introduced in 1962 and produced through 1963. In 1964 the Monza Spyder engine displacement increased from 145 CI to 164 CI, but the horsepower rating remained the same at 150 hp since the turbocharger capacity was unchanged. In 1965 the new Corvair bod...
by bbodie52
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 62 Dash Schematic
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: 62 Dash Schematic

CORVAIR COMBINED WIRING SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS :link: http://www.corvairforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=225&t=12968 The manifold pressure/vacuum gauge is a mechanical (non-electric) instrument that requires a plastic (nylon) tubing to connect to the engine intake manifold. On the non-turbo engine in th...
by bbodie52
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: 65 spyder
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: 65 spyder

2LS 3C 4O 5W 1965 ACC CODES (WRN and LOS (Van Nuys)) The Letters are listed in groups. Letters following a number is in that group. The code letters are listed in the order they would appear. Some letters are in more than one group First Group ( no numeric indicator) E = RPO A01 Tinted Glass ( Soft...
by bbodie52
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Dash lights & headlights crossed?
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Dash lights & headlights crossed?

In the Monza instrument panel, the fuel gauge, instrument illumination lights, turn signal indicator lights, and the high beam indicator light all rely on chassis ground for a ground return path. As shown in the illustration below, there is a single ground strap that provides a ground for all of the...

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