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by Gregory_Miller
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Bad Fuel Pump???
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: Bad Fuel Pump???

I like my Facet pump paired with a tach safety switch. I can turn the key to ACC and it will run for a couple of seconds and shut off due to lack of tach pulse signal. Turn it off, do it again if it's been sitting for more than a couple of weeks then it starts right up. This is the tach cut off I us...
by Gregory_Miller
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Bad Fuel Pump???
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: Bad Fuel Pump???

If the rubber hose in back is cracked, it's above the level of the fuel in the tank. No drip, but it can suck air there. That's where I'd start.... Also make sure the fuel pump retainer pin hasn't backed off and the pump may not be in it's designed spot. That would make the pumping action less robust.
by Gregory_Miller
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Ballast Resistor Wire
Replies: 26
Views: 1261

Re: Ballast Resistor Wire

Glad your experience was better than mine. My Bosch coil was black and puny.
by Gregory_Miller
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Ballast Resistor Wire
Replies: 26
Views: 1261

Re: Ballast Resistor Wire

I left the ballast resistor in place and installed a bypass wire to provide the full 12V to my Pertronix. Used the FlameThrower coil with the standard coil impedance and ignition has not been a problem since. I did have a bad stock impedance Bosch branded coil that sucked causing me issues before it...
by Gregory_Miller
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Surge at low throttle input just off idle
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: Surge at low throttle input just off idle

Don't ask me how I know this, but if one of your idle siphon tubes is clogged it will idle on 3 cylinders but when you try to make power off one idle transition slot only it will surge and buck. I'd check to see if that might be your issue. One way to fond out is to cover the carb inlet with your ha...
by Gregory_Miller
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one
Replies: 273
Views: 36368

Re: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one

I got it out last night after the smoke cleared to go pay a fellow for some pinball machine parts, LED lamp replacement and some rubber rings, and drove the Vair. Running better than it has ever, but still might be room for improvement in jetting.
by Gregory_Miller
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one
Replies: 273
Views: 36368

Re: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one

Put a little elbow grease into the paint with a Mother's clay 2.0 kit. Didn't read the directions fully so the unit that was supposed to last up to 20 vehicles I destroyed on less than 1. Learned the hard way as the thing is over 20 bucks that I wasted. It did help so I'm going to get another one an...
by Gregory_Miller
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one
Replies: 273
Views: 36368

Re: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one

I went home, checked the oil, washed the cat prints and dust off, and brought it to work. Hot afternoon ahead, but I'll likely survive. Car is running really well now so pretty happy, but: I might be able to lean it out 1 jet size, it still smells kinda rich. I do have Ray Sedman's WB O2 sensor, jus...
by Gregory_Miller
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one
Replies: 273
Views: 36368

Re: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one

Haven't posted in some time. Occasionally post on other Corvair forum, but wanted to bring this one back up to date. Been mostly driving my car for the last year occasionally. I needed a torque wrench for my DD Saturn Ion's needed clutch replacement, so I decided to drive the Corvair down to get one...
by Gregory_Miller
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65 Corsa Turbo Overheating at sustained highway speeds
Replies: 31
Views: 3491

Re: 65 Corsa Turbo Overheating at sustained highway speeds

Did you clean all the flashing out of the heads when rebuilding the engine? Something to look at if not done. Also check the oil cooler to make sure it's not blocked like mentioned above.
by Gregory_Miller
Mon May 27, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: AM/FM Multiplex
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

Re: AM/FM Multiplex

I don't need one that bad.
by Gregory_Miller
Sat May 25, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one
Replies: 273
Views: 36368

Re: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one

I found that while I was balancing the carbs, as things warmed up more to full operating temperature, the driver's side carb was no longer closing fully. Adjusting that linkage 1 turn then made the car almost stall, so up the idle set screws on both carbs equally till happy. Uni-syn says things are ...
by Gregory_Miller
Mon May 20, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: My 61 Monza
Replies: 24
Views: 3966

Re: My 61 Monza

With all the air flowing in through the hood louvers the temps stay fairly constant while it's running, near ambient due to the flow to cool the engine. Of course, it does heat up after shut down. Even with the turbo motor won't change it much. That being said, I like the idea of mounting them remot...

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