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by Gregory_Miller
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one
Replies: 233
Views: 18626

Re: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one

I put a slightly larger drill bit in the advance can I'll see how it reacts to it.. and now, thanks again to Marty Scarr! He suggested that I lubricate the fittings for the balance tube as I have replaced the rubber hoses with compression fittings. This will allow me to tighten them a bit more, he t...
by Gregory_Miller
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Special part for sale on ebay
Replies: 11
Views: 602

Re: Special part for sale on ebay

Happens all the time. There's LOTS of thermostats that fit the Corvair apparently.
by Gregory_Miller
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one
Replies: 233
Views: 18626

Re: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one

Advanced the timing a touch, but need to buy a better timing light then the weak HF one I have, so figure I'm at about 16 degrees BTDC as 14 was a big doggy off the line. 16 or so is better, but with a timing light I might take it to 18 and see what happens there. I also added a 1/8" drill bit into ...
by Gregory_Miller
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one
Replies: 233
Views: 18626

Re: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one

Further info shows that 11 distributor degrees = 22 crankshaft degrees, so along with the 16 degrees of static + 18 of mechanical and 22 of vacuum advance gives me a 56 degree total advance at cruise. Limiting the vacuum advance by 6 distributor degrees will limit timing by 12 at cruise. That's what...
by Gregory_Miller
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one
Replies: 233
Views: 18626

Re: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one

I have been told the "217" can has 24 degrees total advance. It could be less, I will research. I will limit it a bit and see what happens. EDIT: 217 appears to have 11 degrees total advance, not 24. So, I think I'll try limiting it to about 6 degrees and see how it feels.
by Gregory_Miller
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one
Replies: 233
Views: 18626

Re: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one

So, after further diagnosis, it appears my car is happiest with right about stock timing at the low end, but base timing + mechanical advance + 24 degrees of vacuum advance is TOO MUCH at cruise. So, my plan is to limit the vacuum advance by somewhere between 6 and 12 degrees so all in advance is ab...
by Gregory_Miller
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one
Replies: 233
Views: 18626

Re: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one

I was still having issues with bucking and missing even after all this work after some more driving. Last night I pulled all the plugs and it seemed that the plugs looked like they were running a bit lean, I replaced the 51 main jets with 52s. Checked for fuel leaks with the electric fuel pump while...
by Gregory_Miller
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Rescuing a wagon in Nevada
Replies: 22
Views: 1125

Re: Rescuing a wagon in Nevada

Dang, that Trans Am wagon is fugly, IMO.
by Gregory_Miller
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one
Replies: 233
Views: 18626

Re: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one

Vacuumed it out and replaced the dome light with an LED style. Looks as bright and will run much cooler. Has to installed correctly or no light. I touched it to the terminals in both directions just to see if it had steering diodes to make it polarity indifferent.
by Gregory_Miller
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one
Replies: 233
Views: 18626

Re: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one

And now it almost runs as good as it looks! I had so many different little things working against me I was kind of chasing my tail. I think I am now very close to making it purr. Now I need to win a lottery that I don't have to pay for so I can afford that paint job. :)
by Gregory_Miller
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Continued Build: The Blue Coffin 65 Corsa 140
Replies: 13
Views: 1068

Re: Continued Build: The Blue Coffin 65 Corsa 140

nice! another one almost back on the road.
by Gregory_Miller
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one
Replies: 233
Views: 18626

Re: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one

I have an idle now. It's nice. Carb balance was pretty much perfect once I was able to get it to idle. I needed to tweak the fast idle tangs on both primaries as there wasn't enough throttle opening to maintain an idle when cold. I'll see how they do next time I start it cold. It does seem to have a...
by Gregory_Miller
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one
Replies: 233
Views: 18626

Re: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one

I filled the carbs again with the fuel pump and engine off, then removed the driver's side primary and secondary. I had a look and the fuel levels between the 2 were much closer than before. I looked a bit closer and I could see one of the 2 floats on the primary was a bit lower than the other, so I...
by Gregory_Miller
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Vehicles Wanted
Topic: WTB 2Gen Corsa Turbo 4 speed.
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Re: WTB 2Gen Corsa Turbo 4 speed.

Nice!
by Gregory_Miller
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one
Replies: 233
Views: 18626

Re: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one

After our last club meeting, one of the fellow members hit me up with trying to see if my vacuum advance is giving me too much total advance. Along with base timing, mechanical advance and vacuum advance he was experiencing the same kind of bucking issue that I have at slower speeds like residential...
by Gregory_Miller
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Continued Build: The Blue Coffin 65 Corsa 140
Replies: 13
Views: 1068

Re: Continued Build: The Blue Coffin 65 Corsa 140

Comfort, most likely. At least the 65 seats were WAY better than the stock seats in my 68...hard as a rock.

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