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by cnicol
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: A question about the 140 carbs and other 140 topics.
Replies: 7
Views: 381

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

Craig, that's exactly what I think about the engine combination. I'd even be curious about using the earlier trans (with the deeper first gear) with a 3.08 rear; seems it would be a great highway and all around cruiser (Craig, I MAY have read your older tech article and thoroughly agree with it!). ...
by cnicol
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Replacement Fuse Panels: FC & 67-9 versions ready to go!
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Replacement Fuse Panels: FC & 67-9 versions ready to go!

Over the last few weeks, I've been working on instructions and installation kits for FC and '67-9 models. They're done and ready to go! I might mention: EM, FC, and 65-66 use the same basic panel but they all have different configurations and wiring. The '67-9 has a different panel altogether even t...
by cnicol
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Corvair engine to VW transaxle info?
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Corvair engine to VW transaxle info?

I would suggest contacting Steve Goodman, Rear Engine Specialists, Golden Colorado. Steve's an expert on such matters and a very nice guy to boot. Reverse cam, modified distributor, alternator fan is very common and reliable. The issue with flipping the ring gear is all the internal transmission thr...
by cnicol
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: '66 Power Top
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: '66 Power Top

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Here's the relevant page from the assembly manual. Note the reference to dimples marking the installation location for the circuit breaker. The power top "power wire" goes through an existing grommet in the engine compartment.
by cnicol
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: A question about the 140 carbs and other 140 topics.
Replies: 7
Views: 381

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

Right, for some reason I thought you had an automatic. The 140 with a manual trans (particularly a 61-3 4-speed with it's lower first gear) is wonderful right off the line. The ideal build (IMHO) is a 140 with a dual-pattern 280-duration cam (Otto Parts/Clarks OT-20, for example) and headers. That c...
by cnicol
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: A question about the 140 carbs and other 140 topics.
Replies: 7
Views: 381

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

The 140 primary carbs are identical to 110 primary carbs. 140 secondary carbs are similar but on close inspection you'll find they're not machined for most of the parts you find on primaries; basically they're just a throttle and a main jet. Secondary main jets are the same as, or smaller than the p...
by cnicol
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Powerglide
Replies: 26
Views: 981

Re: Powerglide

[/URL] Finally got around to removing plug wires from left Bank with engine running. Absolutely no effect on idle. Did see spark from wires. This sorta confirms that left carb not functioning properly. Awaiting arrival of rebuild kits. Sent from my VS987 using Corvair Forum mobile app [/quote] Crai...
by cnicol
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Carb trouble after adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Carb trouble after adjustment

It sounds like the idle jet may be plugged. (It's a really small orifice). Sometimes you can unplug it by: Remove the mixture screw, blow a little toot of compressed air into the idle mixture screw hole. (Guard your eyes, fuel sprays up out of the air horn). This process will usually clear the jet. ...
by cnicol
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: gas pedal
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: gas pedal

I recall seeing splines and "D" shafts on cars I've worked on (Corvair and others) but I'm not really sure. Without splines, how else could it drive the shaft?
by cnicol
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: gas pedal
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: gas pedal

I suspect the splines on the pedal or shaft are damaged from the slipping. If it were me, I would place the rod & bracket in a vice with the shaft pointing up. I'd cut a piece of material (wood, metal, half-pipe) to bridge the gap between the two pedal "blades"; this spacer would keep the blades pro...
by cnicol
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: gas pedal
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: gas pedal

The pedal should just slide on to the shaft with maybe minor tap-tap-tap. Then it's secured with the nut. Maybe your's is rusty?
by cnicol
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: New Product: Replacement Fuse Panels! (more info)
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: New Product: Replacement Fuse Panels! (more info)

Thank you for your questions, Mark. Use of Pop-Rivets for installation is just a good idea, plus the original screws would be 1/2" too long. If the panel is installed with screws and the screws loosen for some reason, the screw could create a short circuit between the circuit card and base-plate. I ...
by cnicol
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: will motor run outside of a car?
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: will motor run outside of a car?

Yes, no problem though I suggest the floor instead of a bench. Sit the engine on a piece of wood. Use lug nuts to space the starter off the bell housing Manual trans flywheel and pressure plate. (Torque converter would be damaged) Gas to inlet tube Battery charger to run coil Remote starter button t...
by cnicol
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: interior courtesy light, 63 spyder convertible
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: interior courtesy light, 63 spyder convertible

Were you using a two-contact bulb? A single contact bulb will blow the fuse.
by cnicol
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: New Product: Replacement Fuse Panels! (more info)
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: New Product: Replacement Fuse Panels! (more info)

Quite a few folks have downloaded the installation instructions. I'm wondering about the level of detail. Too much? Not enough? I could edit them down if they're too long; I could even get them down to a single page! What are your impressions and feedback? TIA!

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