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by thewolfe
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Corsa instrument panel (stupid question)
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Corsa instrument panel (stupid question)

It displays manifold vacuum. Do you have a 140 or a turbo? In both the needle will read about halfway in the negative direction during idle and increase as you step on the gas. At wide open throttle the 140 will only go to 0. With a turbo the needle will go past 0 into the positive region, indicatin...
by thewolfe
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turbo AFR numbers...
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Turbo AFR numbers...

8.5 afr you would be belching black smoke out. Way way too rich. Even 11 is rather rich. My quadrajet idles between 13 and 14. I say set it as lean as you can while still having a quality idle and no off idle stumble. Every carb is different in that regard so you will have to experiment with it.
by thewolfe
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Parts Wanted
Topic: 180 exhaust downtube
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: 180 exhaust downtube

Did you try California Corvairs? They stock them.
by thewolfe
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Fuel controller
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Fuel controller

I have sedman's unit as well and it does auto prime for about 2 seconds when you turn the ignition key to the on position but mine is also wired the way the instructions say to.
by thewolfe
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Pinging
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Pinging

They are also more prone to pinging with higher intake air temperatures. So on a hot day going up a hill with too advanced timing, poor fuel, lean mix, and lots of boost(if you're turbo'd) you're going to have major pinging!
by thewolfe
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Dropped valve seats part 3
Replies: 14
Views: 920

Re: Dropped valve seats part 3

+1 on Tom Knoblauch. After 4 dropped valve seats I gave up on my heads. I'll bet yours have been over heated like mine had. Do yourself a favor and bite the bullet, you won't be disappointed and will no longer have head issues if you get a pair built by someone that knows what they're doing. In my c...
by thewolfe
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Hard to start...
Replies: 4
Views: 274

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: 684

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: 19352

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: 1633

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: 830

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: 1139

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: 639

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: 1072

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: 287

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?

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