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by thewolfe
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Hard to start...
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Hard to start...

I had this problem when I had the yh in my car. The solution is when you go for a hot restart, hold the pedal to the floor and it will start right up every time. I believe when you shut the car off, the carb heat soaks which causes the gas inside it to expand and flood. Holding the pedal to the floo...
by thewolfe
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Special part for sale on ebay
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: Special part for sale on ebay

Adding -fits to your ebay corvair search will filter out these and the thousands of other non corvair parts on there that are listed as fitting a corvair.
by thewolfe
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one
Replies: 233
Views: 18513

Re: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one

That's a lot of vacuum advance! I thought the vaccum cans only advanced around 10 degrees.
by thewolfe
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: My first attempt to build a 1965 corvair V8
Replies: 28
Views: 1313

Re: My first attempt to build a 1965 corvair Chevy V8

You need upper links as well. The lengths of upper and lower links will determine what kind of camber curve the suspension will have during travel. Best thing to do is set things up at static ride height without the springs installed and start experimenting.
by thewolfe
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Telescoping Steering Wheel
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: Telescoping Steering Wheel

Here's a link for 65-66 tele column parts. The same parts are used in the corvette columns. They also have 67 tele column parts http://www.corvetteamerica.com/cf/displaylearnmore.cfm?learnmoreid=185&idlist=806,5288,631,793,1247,1098,1248,1251,81,80,82,79,2208,4402,5289,1246,p_52387,2779,1496,194,260...
by thewolfe
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Explain wrist pin offset...
Replies: 20
Views: 1073

Re: Explain wrist pin offset...

I have a set but they're in my car! They don't slap even when cold like forged pistons will with the added ptw clearance that is necessary for forged pistons. Hypers don't expand as much and can run tighter clearance.
by thewolfe
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Shifting
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: Shifting

No
by thewolfe
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine won't start
Replies: 27
Views: 874

Re: Engine won't start

Dash cluster does not need to be in the car for it to start. I suspect something went wrong with your valve adjustment if it started fine before and now isn't after the adjustment. I go between 1/2 and 3/4 turn after 0 lash. Did you install the crane unit at the same time? If so I would check to mak...
by thewolfe
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Oil Cooler Seals
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Oil Cooler Seals

Something isn't right. The viton seals should have no problems sealing and they should last a long time without leaking. Are you sure they didn't get pinched somehow and the sealing surfaces were good?
by thewolfe
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Front Tow Hooks
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Front Tow Hooks

Best place to hook up front is around the suspension cross member. Whatever you do, don't hook on the steering linkage!
by thewolfe
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: New Corvair Owner - Increasing Performance
Replies: 13
Views: 905

Re: New Corvair Owner - Increasing Performance

Don't be afraid of a turbo! The whole 'touchy' aspect of turbo corvairs is a myth perpetuated by those who have either never owned one, heard from someone else that they are touchy, or lack the mechanical abilities to work on a car. Compared to any modern engine, a corvair turbo engine is very basic...
by thewolfe
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Telescoping Steering Wheel
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: Telescoping Steering Wheel

The horn button has 3 clips on the back that clip it into place. You have to carefully pry the horn button out then you will see how to remove the rest.
by thewolfe
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: New Zealand's Latest Corvair
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: New Zealand's Latest Corvair

Nicely done! That's a car to be proud of. I wouldn't hesitate to find or build a good turbo engine to swap into that spyder. Corvair turbo engines really are very simple and easy to work on just like their normally aspirated kin. I don't know why people make them out to be so cumbersome and complica...
by thewolfe
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: V8's - V6's - and...?
Topic: The Spousal Avoidance Unit build
Replies: 301
Views: 34202

Re: The Spousal Avoidance Unit build

Nice work, that looks sweet! Most v8 builds with the radiator up front you see the front end hacked up with grills that just don't look right but yours looks very natural and clean.
by thewolfe
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Question on engine temp sending units
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Question on engine temp sending units

Left one is the temp switch that goes on the passenger side head. Middle one is the thermistor that goes in the driver side head. One on the right is neither. Not sure what it is but is not a stock sender.
by thewolfe
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Methanol vs denatured alcohol ?
Replies: 11
Views: 475

Re: Methanol vs denatured alcohol ?

You can purchase heet gas line antifreeze in the yellow bottle, widely available at many department stores in the auto section. It's 99% methanol and around $2 for a 12 oz. bottle. What I use

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