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by bjbuchanan
Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Problems with Fuel Pump / Pump Rod
Replies: 13
Views: 1149

Re: Problems with Fuel Pump / Pump Rod

Taking the pump out of the engine really cleans up the area nicely, unclutters that portion of the engine in a big way. I cut my pump at the base of it, above the o-ring and jb welded a small 7/16" bolt in the center of the pump. I would put up pics but im away from the car in college right now. 65r...
by bjbuchanan
Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Powerglide flare on shift
Replies: 14
Views: 1573

Re: Powerglide flare on shift

I think, and this may be a long shot, but the modulator could have possibly been for an early vair powerglide? If i remember correctly I thought they had lower line pressures than the lm powerglides. I could defintely be wrong here tho but i think i remember something about differing line pressures
by bjbuchanan
Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Powerglide flare on shift
Replies: 14
Views: 1573

Re: Powerglide flare on shift

I could be lying to you but I want to say a governor problem?
I have used this attachment a couple times, like figuring out i needed to replace my modulator
by bjbuchanan
Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Problems with Fuel Pump / Pump Rod
Replies: 13
Views: 1149

Re: Problems with Fuel Pump / Pump Rod

I mounted mine right near the passenger toe board for a couple reasons 1. The crossmember that runs along there is a shield in place there to protect the pump from head on road debris which is a nice little advantage 2. Like motornoggin said, electric pumps prefer to push than pull and having it rig...
by bjbuchanan
Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Fuel Cell vs Stock fuel tank Opinions
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: Fuel Cell vs Stock fuel tank Opinions

If i could undo my putting a fuel cell in the trunk (easily and quickly) i would do it in a heartbeat. I have a DD and it is a total pain and stuff put in the trunk will possibly smell like gas at basically all times. I have it externally vented but it doesn't matter. I might still actually revert t...
by bjbuchanan
Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Carburetor Running Completely Dry
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: Carburetor Running Completely Dry

At idle you shouldn't see any fuel being shot in the throat of the carb, unless you are goosing the throttle. If you are goosing the throttle and only see one carb squirting then the one that isn't likely has a bad accelerator pump. An easy check to see if the carbs are working is to place your hand...
by bjbuchanan
Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Sound proof a Lakewood wagon
Replies: 21
Views: 1832

Re: Sound proof a Lakewood wagon

Try a layer of e-dead over just the engine cover area or something similar. The stuff really is no joke and would work great for that specific area. It would also cut down on some heat transfer as well
by bjbuchanan
Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: starting bodywork
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: starting bodywork

Looks awesome keep it up
by bjbuchanan
Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Finally got my quarter fixed!
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: Finally got my quarter fixed!

More tinkering today. I got some work done on my car. Shined up my "new" chrome, futzed around with some other stuff. The real news is what's going on with my brother's car. Today, we installed a head unit, amp, 10 inch subwoofer and enclosure, and some speakers today and got all that working. Some...
by bjbuchanan
Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: VanMans '63 Corvan ( formerly known as Sancho)
Replies: 173
Views: 13926

Re: VanMans '63 Corvan (Sancho)

Yeah parts cars are amazing when i picked up mine you should have seen my face when I thought of the possibilities lol. I'm actually gonna be finishing stripping and trashing the carcass in about three weeks come to think of it. Cant wait to see what you come up with
by bjbuchanan
Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: VanMans '63 Corvan ( formerly known as Sancho)
Replies: 173
Views: 13926

Re: VanMans '63 Corvan (Sancho)

Awesome work so far troubleshooting and taking it a step at a time. Your build thread has definitely given me a ton of things to remember for my checklist when i get back from school. Keep it up good luck
by bjbuchanan
Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Shifts into reverse really hard
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Re: Shifts into reverse really hard

Maybe the bands on the transmission are slipping. The band slips a bit and the revs come up, it catches and now it shifts rough because it is now "shifting" at a higher rpm now. I'm assuming you have a powerglide. Its good you have the idle down that helps as you probably know. I have a similar issu...
by bjbuchanan
Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Jason's 1960
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Jason's 1960

Very clean vair let's have some more pics. Good luck and good job
by bjbuchanan
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey Everybody
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Hey Everybody

Wow those floors! I am spoiled out here in So Cal and never see vehicles that rusty. I like the black and green color combo. Nice job saving a Vair and bringing it back to life again! oh I almost forgot. :welcome2: Thanks and yeah the one saving grace of the car was the PO had new pans in the trunk...
by bjbuchanan
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey Everybody
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Hey Everybody

reminds me of the first corvair I got. 67 500 2 dr hardtop and it looked the same way.. It seems to bbe a pretty popular color from the amount i have seen around, especiaally in my area. All the vairs i see are black, that creme/tan color or black haha. My car is a 500 though I'm sure you figured t...

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