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by crtoons
Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Can't Get My '68 Started
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Can't Get My '68 Started

I have a '68 Monza that I normally drive about two days a week but recently it has sat around in the driveway for about a month and when I went to take it out to get it washed, I couldn't get it started. It revs and revs but I can't get it to run! The only thing I succeed in doing is to flood it. An...
by crtoons
Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: LM Corvair on Season Two premiere of "FARGO"
Replies: 4
Views: 940

LM Corvair on Season Two premiere of "FARGO"

Anyone watch "FARGO" last night? A LM Corvair plays VERY prominently in the story and on-screen! Pretty cool!
by crtoons
Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Need Corvair Mechanic desperately in Burbank Ca. area
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Need Corvair Mechanic desperately in Burbank Ca. area

Hi guys I'm in desperate need of a mechanic that works on Corvairs in the Burbank Ca. area. I was working Dave with mobile Corvairs but he has been recovering from an illness and it will a long time before he is back in action. I have visited many of the mechanics in the area that work on vintage c...
by crtoons
Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to the site
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: New to the site

I also bought a 68 convertible last year and I'm wondering what, if any, rust issues you encountered after stripping the car. I hear these particular models suffered from similar problems in that department due to drainage issues, just wondering if you discovered any and where the rust problems are.
by crtoons
Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Real cars!
Replies: 21
Views: 1457

Re: Real cars!

I agree with your sentiments about modern cars, no argument there regarding lack of style, especially the interiors, but how are the auto unions responsible for this???The blame certainly is on the auto COMPANIES - their designers and, of course, their bean-counters, as well as all of the government...
by crtoons
Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Steering Wheel Seems Off
Replies: 0
Views: 174

Steering Wheel Seems Off

So I bought a steering wheel for my '68 Monza vert. I thought originally it was in pretty decent shape, some minor cracks that I could fix then give it a new paint job, plus the chrome on it was in great shape as well but I noticed that it seemed "lopsided", for lack of a better term, or just a litt...
by crtoons
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: No Spark
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: No Spark

Well, on recommendation, I drove it around the neighborhood for about 20 minutes and sure enough, the rattling stopped and hasn't come back, so thanks for everyone's recommendations out there. Also took it to my mechanic for a once-over and with a little carb cleaning and adjustments it's running sm...
by crtoons
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: No Spark
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: No Spark

It appears, from some of the feedback I've been getting out there is that it possibly may be a lifter or lifters (?) and that if I just take her out for a ride around the neighborhood for a few minutes, the noise should go away. I'll give it a try and see what happens but I'm still open to other tho...
by crtoons
Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: No Spark
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: No Spark

Well I took a shot at the problem being the coil as was suggested and sure enough she started up like a snap - NOW -the problem is that the engine is making a horrible rattling sound and I'm wondering if it's possibly from a park plug wire not making a good connection as I did remove one when I was ...
by crtoons
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: No Spark
Replies: 7
Views: 556

No Spark

Been running down a short list of things to check since my LM died in traffic last week.The engine turns over but won't start. Checked for loose wiring but everything seems good, installed a new battery and then yesterday checked to see if I'm getting a spark from the plugs so I tested one against a...
by crtoons
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Replacement battery for a LM
Replies: 2
Views: 1104

Replacement battery for a LM

Any strong recommendations for the best car battery for a LM Monza? ('68) Thanks!
by crtoons
Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Stuck In Traffic
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: Stuck In Traffic

So here's the update- after checking on the gas level in the tank and checking the distributor, checking the electronic ignition, checking for loose wires and charging the battery just for the heck of it, I went out to the driveway to try and turn the Engine over again before I was going to get into...
by crtoons
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Stuck In Traffic
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: Stuck In Traffic

It does if the gauge is correct. :dontknow: I would start by being sure there is gas in the tank & the gauge is correct. Then check for spark at the plugs. You could also have a bad condenser, if you don't have electronic ignition. Many things to check, like the main wiring harness in the engine co...
by crtoons
Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Stuck In Traffic
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: Stuck In Traffic

64powerglide wrote:Put some gasoline in it!!!!!!!
It has half a tank!!
by crtoons
Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Stuck In Traffic
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: Stuck In Traffic

You say right after it died you got no response, nothing during an attempt to start but then after the tow it would at least crank? Please be very detailed in your reporting and give us an update. The first problem could just be a random starter issue. Now that it is home, if the engine will crank ...
by crtoons
Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Stuck In Traffic
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Stuck In Traffic

Was driving my '68 home from work yesterday when I just got through a busy Los Angeles area intersection when the car just shut-off - dead quiet - stopped running! I tried to turn her over again but got NO response of any kind so thankfully I was able to push her over curb-side and out of traffic. I...

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