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by 64powerglide
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Loose rear drive axle spines
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: Loose rear drive axle spines

Took me 3 days just to get mine off, "RUST". I don't know how they could loosen. I left my axle ends & yokes in diluted muriatic acid all night & still had to wire wheel the axles & they were still tight going back on.
by 64powerglide
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Pushrod squirting oil
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Pushrod squirting oil

More is good, sounds like the oil pump is working fine.
by 64powerglide
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mr Trump
Replies: 62
Views: 3130

Re: Mr Trump

Everyone wants change but no one wants to change.
by 64powerglide
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Any socket grounding tricks ?
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: Any socket grounding tricks ?

We'll forgive the artwork but you forgot to say dash lights in you first post. ::-):
by 64powerglide
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Loose rear drive axle spines
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: Loose rear drive axle spines

Take the axles to a plating shop and have the splines hard chrome plated, give them the yokes to so they can check them until they get a fit that's not sloppy. I could do it if still had my dad's plating shop. I used to hard chrome Fuller T-10 tranny gears that were cut wrong then they would recut t...
by 64powerglide
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Loose rear drive axle spines
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: Loose rear drive axle spines

Is the bolt the right length?????
by 64powerglide
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: summer/winter plate missing
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: summer/winter plate missing

I suppose if a little air were to be sucked in by the fan it could make a difference but I don't think it would be enough to make the engine overheat. Guess we need more opinions. If it were to be a problem then why did GM make some vents fixed like mine.
by 64powerglide
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: summer/winter plate missing
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: summer/winter plate missing

There is no risk for overheating in summer, it's another vent to increase air flow. Especially if a thermostat fails & the damper door doesn't open.
by 64powerglide
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: summer/winter plate missing
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: summer/winter plate missing

I have owned 3 Corvair's in my 74 years. First was a new 62 Monza 102 HP 4 speed, no summer/winter plates. Second was a new 65 4 door 95 HP 3 speed, no summer/winter plates. Third is my 64 Monza coupe 110 HP powerglide, no summer/winter plates. None of them even had factory screw holes for plates. I...
by 64powerglide
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Smoke after long drive / Fumes in cabin
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Smoke after long drive / Fumes in cabin

My 64 was doing the same thing, top cover of the engine block had all new gaskets when I replaced the fan bearing but it was leaking down onto the cylinders. The torque specs are something 7 to 13 Ft. Lbs. I used lock washers & re-torqued it but I went to 16 Lbs,started them at 10 then went to 12 th...
by 64powerglide
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Corvair Video and Photo Threads
Topic: 1964 Corvair story
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: 1964 Corvair story

Sweet, the Corvair looks good too. ::-): They do go good in the snow especially with snow tires.
by 64powerglide
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mr Trump
Replies: 62
Views: 3130

Re: Mr Trump

:goodpost:
by 64powerglide
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Rear engine oil leak
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: Rear engine oil leak

They sure can, all you do is replace if you find that's the problem. I would check that first before taking things apart. I bought a new 62 Monza and the sending unit sprung a pinhole leak before it was 6 months old. Clean it up good & wrap a clean rag around it & see if you get any oil there. It wo...
by 64powerglide
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: gas line fittings
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: gas line fittings

Teflon tape. :my02:
by 64powerglide
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Rear engine oil leak
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: Rear engine oil leak

Check that oil pressure sending unit first.

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