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by Jerry Whitt
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Hard to start...
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Hard to start...

A likely cause is lack of fuel. If the day was warm, when the car is parked, heat from the parking area is absorbed into the fuel lines running under the car. The fuel expands into a vapor. As the vapor hits the fuel pump, the pump cannot move gasoline. The carburetor when warm, will cause the fuel ...
by Jerry Whitt
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Generator Options
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: Generator Options

Many local auto parts stores may have a generator available. Local prices vary greatly ! Your statement about a bad armature might be in error. Usually polishing the edges where the brushes slide will help. Then using a cutter of some kind to clear the spaces between the segments will work pretty go...
by Jerry Whitt
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine Tuning - Order of Operations
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Engine Tuning - Order of Operations

1. Warm up the engine to normal operating temperature. 2. Valve adjustment. 3. Adjust dwell 4. Adjust timing. 5. & 6 Balance the carburetors using air flow tool, adjusting the air fuel mix at the same time. If possible, a smog machine checking HC and CO in the separate tail pipes, with dual exhaust....
by Jerry Whitt
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65-66 Convertible Top motor
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: 65-66 Convertible Top motor

Is the top motor and various parts for a 1966 the same as the parts for a 1965. A chance encounter may have uncovered a 66 assembly. Might be a deal if they are the same.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
by Jerry Whitt
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 64 Convertible delivered today
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: 64 Convertible delivered today

Welcome to the special family!


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by Jerry Whitt
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 1964 corvair
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: 1964 corvair

No title is scary! Even with good price and good condition with no title invites all kinds of legal problems. Would not touch this deal for free.
by Jerry Whitt
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: FC's
Topic: Dorothy started 2012 all most ready for the road
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: Dorothy started 2012 all most ready for the road

Wow! Looks like you used to be wealthy!
by Jerry Whitt
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Apittslife's '66 Corsa Turbo
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: Apittslife's '66 Corsa Turbo

Sounds like a fun project. Lots of us here willing to help as various questions come up.
by Jerry Whitt
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Parts Wanted
Topic: 1966 Corsa Sport-Coupe Rear Window.
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: 1966 Corsa Sport-Coupe Rear Window.

Recently had a new front windshield installed for $150. Rear should be comparable.
by Jerry Whitt
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Vehicles Wanted
Topic: WTB Cheap corvair with 140
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: WTB Cheap corvair with 140

The words "cheap" and "140" don't go together.
by Jerry Whitt
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Replacing thermostat bellows
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Replacing thermostat bellows

The bellows devices work good.

Hardest part is getting the old ones off. Usually some dirt build up in the shroud area. Once off, the job is strait forward. Just need to get the rear of the car up in the air about 36 inches or so.
by Jerry Whitt
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Corvair Only Shows and Events
Topic: 2017 Great Western FanBelt Toss & Swap Meet
Replies: 35
Views: 2241

Re: 2017 Great Western FanBelt Toss & Swap Meet

With seeing the scores, then I could claim my car was better than Jeff’s


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by Jerry Whitt
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Over heat or low oil pressure dash light
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Over heat or low oil pressure dash light

Most likely the oil pressure sensor. The test is easy. Go to the engine area. Near the oil filter on the housing next to the filter is a wire attached to the oil pressure sensor. Pull the wire off the sensor. The light should go off. Most likely a failed sensor. Most auto parts stores carry them. Us...
by Jerry Whitt
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Core plug leaking...
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Core plug leaking...

The term "freeze plug" was INCORRECTLY used to explain that when coolant, or water would freeze, and in that process expand, causing breakage of various cast iron parts, the plug would pop out and therefore, in theory, release pressure, preventing cracked blocks. In actuality, ice does not work like...
by Jerry Whitt
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turning Over by Hand
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Turning Over by Hand

Torque should be 40 to 50 lbs.

To do this, you will need to lock the crank to prevent it from turning. If the car is a stick shift, put the transmission into high gear. Now you can put the torque needed on the bolt.
by Jerry Whitt
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turning Over by Hand
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Turning Over by Hand

The engine normally turns counter clockwise when viewed from the rear of the car. Trying to turn the crank that direction with a wrench will cause the bolt on the crankshaft to come out. A better way to get the engine to move is to remove the distributor, put a long shaft onto a drill motor. The sha...

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