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by Jerry Whitt
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Recommended Corvair Books For Newbe
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Recommended Corvair Books For Newbe

So BBode isn’t a teenager anymore?


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by Jerry Whitt
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Electric Corvair
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: Electric Corvair

Last year (2016) there was an electric Rampside at the Fan Belt Toss in Palm Springs. Looked really good and seemed to drive pretty well.


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by Jerry Whitt
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Exhaust log leaking
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Exhaust log leaking

Hard to see in the picture. If it is rusted through, weld up the damaged spot.


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by Jerry Whitt
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Exhaust log leaking
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Exhaust log leaking

The water is just condensation. Not a serious problem on an air cooled car.

Suggest you remove the exhaust log, clean really well with wire brush. Then reassemble with fresh exhaust donuts.
by Jerry Whitt
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newby to Corvairs
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Newby to Corvairs

Welcome! Lots of folks here happy to help as various questions arise.
by Jerry Whitt
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Suggestions stripped bolts oil pan
Replies: 20
Views: 662

Re: Suggestions stripped bolts oil pan

An "INCH POUND" torque wrench is needed for accuracy. Trying to do a conversion will really get things fouled up, and you already have a problem. Invest in the correct tool. It will come in handy over the years. One approach is to tap it to the 5/16 size. The 5/16 tap will usually have the proper dr...
by Jerry Whitt
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Suggestions stripped bolts oil pan
Replies: 20
Views: 662

Re: Suggestions stripped bolts oil pan

The torque readings are stated as 85-100 INCH pounds of torque
by Jerry Whitt
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Articles covering the 1965 -1969 models
Topic: Hey folks, new to forum. I own a 65 monza coupe with PG. Bought in '99 and its been a driving project. She's full of bon
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Hey folks, new to forum. I own a 65 monza coupe with PG. Bought in '99 and its been a driving project. She's full of

There is available special hi pressure spray cans from Canada that can be used for paint. I approached a local auto paint store, and they used a machine about the size of a cell phone to measure the color on my Corsa. The intention was to do some touch up. The hi pressure cans did a really good job....
by Jerry Whitt
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: 140 Head Differences
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: 140 Head Differences

What is a "yapped hole"? Or do you mean "tapped hole" and just hit the wrong key?
by Jerry Whitt
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Air Head - Not Sure How to Title This One
Replies: 20
Views: 588

Re: Air Head - Not Sure How to Title This One

Did the machine shop correct the mineral spirits leaks? Did they offer an explanation? No matter what the explanation, the Immediate thought is a different machine shop should be considered for any future work.
by Jerry Whitt
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Air Head - Not Sure How to Title This One
Replies: 20
Views: 588

Re: Air Head - Not Sure How to Title This One

There should be no air leakage through intake valve or exhaust valves. There will be some leakage by the rings, usually less than 20 percent.

Another issue not mentioned yet, have you done a compression test? What are the results? If you have not done this test yet, do it now.
by Jerry Whitt
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Roller rocker arm setup
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Roller rocker arm setup

Some statements mention hydraulic lifters and some mention solid. Seems like lots of confusion here
by Jerry Whitt
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Air Head - Not Sure How to Title This One
Replies: 20
Views: 588

Re: Air Head - Not Sure How to Title This One

A leak down test involves a gauge that most auto parts stores have. Some will loan it to you for free. (Auto Zone) Air pressure is attached to the gauge. Another hose is screwed into the spark plug hole. With the piston near top dead center on compression stroke, the hose going into the cylinder is ...
by Jerry Whitt
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Air Head - Not Sure How to Title This One
Replies: 20
Views: 588

Re: Air Head - Not Sure How to Title This One

Why not put the proper springs to start with? With proper springs installed, the valves will be firmly on their seats. Spring pressures, not compressed should be in the 80 pound range. Compressed springs should be in the 175 pound range. With proper springs installed, the leak down test should be le...
by Jerry Whitt
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Air Head - Not Sure How to Title This One
Replies: 20
Views: 588

Re: Air Head - Not Sure How to Title This One

Your terminology is fouled up. Air pressure is put into a spark plug hole to hold the valves closed, not hold them open. If you are using mostly stock heads and rocker arms, with hydraulic lifters, the standard length push rods will work fine. If you are using some exotic heads and valves, tell us w...

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