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by Eurobilly
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Long(er) trip advice suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 971

Re: Long(er) trip advice suggestions

Get the latest edition of "How to Keep Your Corvair Alive" by Richard Finch. Chapter 13 is devoted to "Trip Preparation".
by Eurobilly
Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Resealing materials.
Replies: 0
Views: 267

Resealing materials.

I'm in the process of ordering parts to reseal my engine. I have selected Viton for all static seals (PR tubes, rocker arm studs, etc.) My question involves the bell housing and rear cover crankshaft seals - which are dynamic. Are there any issues using the Viton shaft seals? I ask because some memb...
by Eurobilly
Sat May 18, 2013 5:27 am
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Rebuilding the Corvair Differential Article
Replies: 3
Views: 894

Re: Rebuilding the Corvair Differential Article

Bill, I am not sure what amount of play is too much or how you'd determine that, but some amount is needed by design. Coming out of the differential on the left and the right side is an axle yoke. The axle yoke is designed to slide in and out of the differential via a splined connection with the rin...
by Eurobilly
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Ever hear of a Besasie turbo supercharger?
Replies: 4
Views: 1098

Re: Ever hear of a Besasie turbo supercharger?

It's mounted with the turbine shaft in the vertical plane. Neat! Must have a thrust bearing in it?
by Eurobilly
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Car Shows and Events (Open to all cars)
Topic: Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen coming up...
Replies: 0
Views: 1213

Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen coming up...

Is anyone planning to participate or spectate in this year’s Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen in New York on September 7-9? I sure would like to see a contingent of Corvairs on the track! I will be there shooting photos. More info and event schedule at http://www.svra.com...
by Eurobilly
Tue May 01, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: FC's
Topic: Fresh Air Cables
Replies: 2
Views: 1655

Re: Fresh Air Cables

Post fix follow up: I was able to take the broken cable assemblies apart and replace the wire and sleeve with brand new using a lawnmower throttle cable. Both side work perfectly now. Should be good for another 50 years.
by Eurobilly
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 2 barrel Turbo
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: 2 barrel Turbo

I am not sure where to start jet-wise but recommend tuning with a wideband A/F meter or guage. I made significant improvements using one.
by Eurobilly
Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: FC's
Topic: Fresh Air Cables
Replies: 2
Views: 1655

Fresh Air Cables

I am putting the interior back in my '61 GB following a fresh paint job. The fresh air cables (both left and right) need to be repaired. The left side cable is broken and the right side sleeve is kinked. I'd like to repair rather than replace with used - who knows how long the used cable will last? ...
by Eurobilly
Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: FC Front Disc Brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: FC Front Disc Brakes

Here is some info about using dropped spindles & disk conversion...
http://corvaircenter.com/phorum/read.ph ... 918,354007
by Eurobilly
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: FC Front Disc Brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: FC Front Disc Brakes

There are two ways I know of and i am sure there are many more. Corvair venders sell disk brake conversion brackets that bolt onto your existing spindle. You can also modify existing disk brake spindles to accept the lower ball joint. There was a thread on this in the FC forum, but I could not find ...
by Eurobilly
Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Speedo accuracy
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: Speedo accuracy

I recall a gent in my club "calibrating" the speedo for his rampside. I think the rampside speedo is driven from the tranny, not the left front tire, but that should not make a difference. I will ask him what is involved.
by Eurobilly
Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Speedo accuracy
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: Speedo accuracy

Use my GPS... :clap:
by Eurobilly
Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: backwards Corvair terminology!
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: backwards Corvair terminology!

The engine is in back vs front, so is the seal. Hence 'front main' refers to the seal at the flywheel end, which is at the front of the engine since it's in the back of the car. That is a good logical description, but there are variants. The '61 shop manual calls the front main seal (as Miniman82 d...
by Eurobilly
Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New and from the old world
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: New and from the old world

Welcome Ulli! Nice site. Are you a member of the Yahoo group "fastvair" ? If not - do join. It is a forum/list for high performance / racing Corvairs. There is a lot of info swapped there.
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/fastvair
by Eurobilly
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Site Improvement Suggestions
Topic: FCs and dunebuggys
Replies: 3
Views: 1791

Re: FCs and dunebuggys

Jimbo - there's quite a bit of stuff in the special interest forum....

Board index » Special Interest » Special Interest Forums
by Eurobilly
Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Sandblasting the undercarriage?
Replies: 14
Views: 2938

Re: Sandblasting the undercarriage?

I read about using sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) when I was looking for a replacement for glass bead in my blast cabinet. Also some use walnut shells. :think:

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