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by doctorwire
Sat May 02, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: EM tie rod grease nipple hitting crossmember
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: EM tie rod grease nipple hitting crossmember

Thanks for the reassurance. I'm glad it wasn't just me. I thought oh oh, something is way out of whack![/i]
by doctorwire
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: EM tie rod grease nipple hitting crossmember
Replies: 4
Views: 331

EM tie rod grease nipple hitting crossmember

Completely redoing the front end on my 63 spyder. Bought all new tie rod from clarks and found that the inner tie rod grease nipple is hitting the crossmember near where the lower a arm attaches. If I remove the nipple there is just enough clearance. The old tie rod had the nipple on the side and wo...
by doctorwire
Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: HUB CAPS
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: HUB CAPS

Yinz guys, Does anyone know if the poverty small hub caps will fit on 1961 wheels? the wheels are the ones with the tabs on the outside ring of the wheel itself. I tried to put these caps on but boy they would be tight, I just don't want to bang the sh t out of them to get them to work,unless I kno...
by doctorwire
Fri May 16, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turbo Exhaust Question
Replies: 27
Views: 1499

Re: Turbo Exhaust Question

Hi all. Just wondering, is there some sort of insulation or a wrap of some sort on the exhaust inlet pipe going into the turbo on a 140 HP engine? :dontknow: At least I'm assuming it's the inlet side, the single pipe that comes up through the engine cover and feeds directly into the turbo under the...
by doctorwire
Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Articles covering the 1965 -1969 models
Topic: CANADA_ EH - TRACK & TRAFFIC - FEB 1965
Replies: 2
Views: 1379

Re: CANADA_ EH - TRACK & TRAFFIC - FEB 1965

The cover picture was taken in front of the "new" city hall in toronto. Pre-crack smoking mayor.
by doctorwire
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: It's a Chevy
Replies: 10
Views: 743

Re: It's a Chevy

I feel quite the opposite. I love when people ask me about my corvair! Then when I show them the TURBO engine in the BACK I love watching their heads explode. Lol. My wife refuses to go to garage sales with me because everyone stops us and talks for an hour about the car! Maybe the novelty will wear...
by doctorwire
Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: In GTA, no Corvair yet, hopefully soon...
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: In GTA, no Corvair yet, hopefully soon...

Keep us all posted on the progress.
Maybe we could meet up at the Clarkson Pump for a pint in the summer!
by doctorwire
Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: In GTA, no Corvair yet, hopefully soon...
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: In GTA, no Corvair yet, hopefully soon...

Hey!

I live down the road from you in beautiful Burlington.
Hopefully you can get that bad boy ready for summer!
Where in Mississauga do you live?
by doctorwire
Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: 66 Monza Steering Wheel Removal Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

Re: 66 Monza Steering Wheel Removal Advice

Oops! Sorry, my mind is wrapped around EM's!
by doctorwire
Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: 66 Monza Steering Wheel Removal Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

Re: 66 Monza Steering Wheel Removal Advice

If you just need to remove the arm, it just unscrews.
What is it that you are trying to repair?
by doctorwire
Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hey has that thing gotta turbo
Replies: 19
Views: 3414

Re: hey has that thing gotta turbo

That's totally possible, but as a fellow Canadian I'd hate to think that they would do such a hack job at the factory lol! Check the distributor. If it is a proper pressure retard unit, the nipple when the vacuum hose attaches to should have a little bumped out ridge on it. A regular vacuum advance ...
by doctorwire
Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hey has that thing gotta turbo
Replies: 19
Views: 3414

Re: hey has that thing gotta turbo

Wow, that's interesting. The block definitely did not start its life as a turbo engine. Perhaps someone changed some parts and made it similar to one hence the non-factory motor ID. It is not the original engine to the car, that's for sure. I wouldn't feel comfortable running a turbo on it without k...
by doctorwire
Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hey has that thing gotta turbo
Replies: 19
Views: 3414

Re: hey has that thing gotta turbo

Hey nice car. Might want to make sure the oil lines are connected to the turbo. If your turbo is good, it won't be for long without them. Also, I don't see the oil line connector near the oil filter. I believe there should be a block that allows the sensor and oil line to be connected at the same po...
by doctorwire
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Cam suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1172

Re: Cam suggestions?

Thanks for the suggestions. @flat6: what other, if any, upgrades did you have to make to run the 20 cam?
by doctorwire
Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Cam suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1172

Cam suggestions?

So I'm rebuilding my engine and I would like the forum's opinion on something. The engine is a 65-66 180 turbo. The original cam is worn. I don't care about fuel economy but I would like the motor to be dependable with maybe a bit more "oomph". I would like to stay away from extensive extra head wor...
by doctorwire
Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65-66 turbo engine specs please!
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: 65-66 turbo engine specs please!

Thanks for the info! The GM heritage centre specs say that the cam lift should be .2494, while the chassis manual says the cam lift should be .260. Why the descrepancy? am I missing something? :think: Again, this is relating to the 1965-1966 180HP engine. I checked a few lobes and I'm getting betwee...

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