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by caraholic4life
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Solved: Adjustable Lower Ball Joint
Replies: 20
Views: 1995

Re: Solved: Adjustable Lower Ball Joint

Many many years ago....back in the mid to late '70's Moog offered an "Adjustable" ball joint. While the idea was good in theory, they were not without their issues. A friend had them in his Late convertible and had one fail shortly after installation. It would not surprise me if there were other com...
by caraholic4life
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 'Rare' LM Clutch Rod Dust Shield on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: 'Rare' LM Clutch Rod Dust Shield on Ebay

Those are not really "Rare" and not really Expensive IF it is something one really wants or needs for their car. What seems to be "Rare" is finding a Corvair owner that is willing to pay the price for parts like this when they are available. :banghead: This particular seller has listed these parts s...
by caraholic4life
Thu May 07, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Are These Corvair Wire Wheelcovers?
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: Are These Corvair Wire Wheelcovers?

Many years ago spinners were used on the wire wheel covers until those who were concerned about "Safety" got them banned. :banghead: At some point GM issued a bulletin instructing dealers to remove the spinners from any accessory wire wheel covers sold. They were supposed to replace the spinners wit...
by caraholic4life
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Quick Steering Arms - Fitment - OPGI
Replies: 11
Views: 660

Re: Quick Steering Arms - Fitment - OPGI

Unless you will be driving your Corvair competitively, fast arms really are not necessary. These days they seem to be one of those items people like to say their car has as an "Option" like heavy duty suspension or a telescopic steering column. As for OPGI, it seems that they are nothing more than a...
by caraholic4life
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Can you put the four speed from a Pontiac Fiero on a corvair?
Replies: 7
Views: 721

Re: Can you put the four speed from a Pontiac Fiero on a corvair?

Hey CorvairForum, So I've been looking at a 66' corvair monza. Body is in great shape, the interior is a nice baby blue. Overall, a solid car. However, I got one problem- It's a three speed car. While a three speed normally isn't a problem, I really want a four speed. So, I ask the men and women of...
by caraholic4life
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Padded dash removal
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Padded dash removal

Here is a photo of one side of a 1965 -1966 style Dash Pad.
There are three studs on each side (Mirror image).
It has been reported that the pad can be removed with the windshield intact but it can be a tight fit.
I hope this helps you figure out where to look for the nuts under the dash.
by caraholic4life
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Frustrated again
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: Frustrated again

The part Marked "A: with the "Ridge: that curves fits against the lower part of the block. The hole Marked "B" is for the stud in the head to go through. The section Marked "C" has two threaded holes that the top shroud bolts thread into. The section Marked "D" is where a bolt secures the tin to the...
by caraholic4life
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Part of the Solution , Not part of The Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 766

Re: Part of the Solution , Not part of The Problem

:goodpost: I belong to and participate in a few automotive forums related to vehicles I own. None of the forums I frequent require donations, some won't accept any at all. As a way to show my appreciation and support. I have made non-monetary contributions by participating and offering suggestions a...
by caraholic4life
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: S O S ... --- ... ...---... ...---...
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: S O S ... --- ... ...---... ...---...

I am happy to see the Forum up and running again. Your efforts to update and maintain are appreciated. :my02:
Donation made to show my appreciation. :tu:
by caraholic4life
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Heater Box Foam
Replies: 12
Views: 2333

Re: Heater Box Foam

It could be time consuming and require a bit of effort, but after decades of time and use, most of these foam seals have likely deteriorated to the point that they simply fall apart and simply need replaced. :my02: Look in the Clark's catalog for replacement heater foam and other related components....
by caraholic4life
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Ansen Sprint wheels for a '64
Replies: 1
Views: 1151

Re: Ansen Sprint wheels for a '64

I am NOT well versed when it comes to early models but.....and take this as general input, NOT absolute fact. Continue your research before making your decision. The wheel diameter 13", 14", or 15" is not the critical concern. The wheel width, offset/backspacing and dimensions of the actual tire are...
by caraholic4life
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Commissioning Reversing Rotation Ring and Pinion Sets
Replies: 2
Views: 2618

Re: Commissioning Reversing Rotation Ring and Pinion Sets

Years ago Richmond Gear made a 3:27-1 reverse ring and pinion for the late model Corvair.
Since they have done this once, it might be a good place to start. :my02:
by caraholic4life
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Dual Exhaust Gt Style
Replies: 8
Views: 1986

Re: Dual Exhaust Gt Style

I think what you did looks good but.....The 1963 through 1967 CHEVROLET Corvette had a similar Bezel that fit the body.
Utilizing the Corvette Bezels would have kept your Chevrolet, all Chevrolet, but that is just my opinion.
by caraholic4life
Tue May 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Rear Grill
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Rear Grill

From what I recall, the grille shown in your post is the one that was used on the 1962 and 1963 Corvair coupes, convertibles, and sedans. The 1964 model got a different design and GM superseded the part number for the previous years 1961-1963 to the new 1964 Grill as a replacement part. It is my und...
by caraholic4life
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: heating problems
Replies: 29
Views: 1927

Re: heating problems

One thing you might want to verify, is that there have not been any obstructions to the air flow in, around, or between the cylinders.
If there is the slightest chance that mice have been able to get in and build nests while the car was parked, I would suggest looking in those areas. :my02:
by caraholic4life
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Let's See Some Vanity (Plates)
Replies: 17
Views: 1735

Re: Let's See Some Vanity (Plates)

Here are the plates I had on my Kelmark car many years ago. MID ENG Corvair 60pct.jpg IMG_4796.JPG I sold this car back in 1999 and almost immediately regretted it. It was a solid car that was fun to drive. I bought it stripped to bare metal, as a project when a friend lost interest in it back aroun...

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