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by Jerry Whitt
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Powerglide
Replies: 26
Views: 985

Re: Powerglide

Start with the basics. What is the dwell ? What is the initial timing? What is idle speed in neutral? What are you trying to set idle speed when in drive?

Let us know the basics, we can advise further.
by Jerry Whitt
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: LM 4 Speed shift coupler...
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: LM 4 Speed shift coupler...

Glad it's solved!


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by Jerry Whitt
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: LM 4 Speed shift coupler...
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: LM 4 Speed shift coupler...

First thought, is to loosen the engine and transmission mounts, use a pry bar to move the whole assembly a little.
by Jerry Whitt
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Starting a engine that has sat for a long time
Replies: 10
Views: 551

Re: Starting a engine that has sat for a long time

Start with an oil change and new oil filter. Then, remove the distributor, and find or make a tool to reach down to the oil pump, and use a drill motor to turn the oil pump shaft until there is oil pressure. If you leave the key in the on position, the oil light will go out when pressure hits the oi...
by Jerry Whitt
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Stiff throttle pedal
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Stiff throttle pedal

Yesterday, took the wife out for breakfast in our 65 Corsa, to a local diner. Gas pedal felt kind of stiff on the way. On the way home, pushed my foot to the floor and the engine would just go a little above idle. All kinds of strange thoughts surfaced. After some struggles, we were able to get it h...
by Jerry Whitt
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: New Member

Welcome! Looks like a nice car. As various problems arise, lots of folks on the forum will be glad to help.
by Jerry Whitt
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Oil Cooler Seals
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Oil Cooler Seals

The seals from Clark's are really good. Must be some other problem.
by Jerry Whitt
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Front Tow Hooks
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Front Tow Hooks

Best tow method is on a flat bed tow truck. Sorry to say, been in that situation more than once.
by Jerry Whitt
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Adjusting my 60 Drum brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Adjusting my 60 Drum brakes

One lesson learned over many years of experience is the factory manual is not always correct. Several suggestions: 1. Take all of the drums off and measure the diameters. If you do not have an accurate measuring tool, most auto parts stores will be happy to measure. Generally, .060 over size is ok. ...
by Jerry Whitt
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: New Corvair Owner - Increasing Performance
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: New Corvair Owner - Increasing Performance

Add 140 heads, add 2 secondary carburetors and a performance cam. Put an electric fuel pump near the tank.

Clark's ls one of the good suppliers


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by Jerry Whitt
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: My 1960 500
Replies: 29
Views: 855

Re: My 1960 500

Looks like a fun project!
by Jerry Whitt
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to the Forum and Corvairs
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: New to the Forum and Corvairs

Welcome! As questions come up, lots of folks like to help.
by Jerry Whitt
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Gen/Fan Light Flickering
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Gen/Fan Light Flickering

Many auto parts stores are happy to test your charging system. One test that might help is a usage test. With the engine not running, the ignition switch is turned to the on position, head lights turned on high beam, radio on, wipers on, door open and any other electrical devices turned on. Measure ...
by Jerry Whitt
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: over spray on vinyl interior
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: over spray on vinyl interior

Obtained some Goo Gone. After lots of rubbing, was able to remove some primer. Then tried some 409 cleaner and a stiff brush. After 4 repeat tries with lots of elbow grease, most of the primer eventually came off.
by Jerry Whitt
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Corsa idle problem
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Corsa idle problem

First thought, are both choke plates opening completely? When cold and started, the choke plates should be pulled open about 1/8th of an inch by the choke pull offs. Then as the engine warms up, the plates should completely open. If the plates do not open completely, the fast idle cam linkage will h...

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