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by junkman
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: NOS Oil Shock Absorbers
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: NOS Oil Shock Absorbers

If the NOS shocks have been stored lying down, usually the oil keeps the seals soft and lubricated. I have sold a number of NOS shocks over the years, and never had a complaint about them.
by junkman
Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Spinner/Knockoffs
Replies: 12
Views: 1130

Re: Spinner/Knockoffs

Junkman your info always amazes me. I wish I could download your brain to my computer as a knowledge base! I am old enough to remember these cars when they were first introduced, and I had a 1962 and a 1963 when they were new. My roommate in college had a loaded 1964 Spyder with the KH wheels, and ...
by junkman
Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Spinner/Knockoffs
Replies: 12
Views: 1130

Re: Spinner/Knockoffs

In the production run, there was an arrow indicating OFF, or an arrow indicating ON, and it was up to the person doing the stamping which stamp that they used. I had a number of knock offs that had a lot of different stampings, and on one of them, it had the OFF stamp and arrow pointing at each othe...
by junkman
Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: What is the age range of Corvair Fans? (POLL)
Replies: 134
Views: 56251

Re: What is the age range of Corvair Fans? (POLL)

I've got 6 more months and I change age groups - then at least we will have 1 in the 76 "club" :clap: I have played with corvairs since got my new 63 Monza convert with all the HD options (semi metallic brakes, HD shocks, HD springs, 4speed, 102 hp engine & positraction differential. Added quick st...
by junkman
Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Front Main Seal
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: Front Main Seal

Did you use a OEM type of seal, or did you use a Viton crank seal?
by junkman
Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Does this sound like a starter solenoid to you?
Replies: 40
Views: 2222

Re: Does this sound like a starter solenoid to you?

Electrical gremlins start when a car is left for a long time, and moisture gets to the contacts, and corrodes them. On a 50 year old car, if you are having electrical problems, it is a lot less expensive to buy all new reproduction wire harness's, then it is to loose the car to an electrical fire. I...
by junkman
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: advice on weatherstripping??
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: advice on weatherstripping??

Going from memory, I believe that it goes on from the bottom, and is removed from the bottom. I don't believe that there is any metal in the rubber.
by junkman
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: advice on weatherstripping??
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: advice on weatherstripping??

If you are referring to the vertical piece that buts up to the front door glass, it is just a friction fit, unless someone glued it in.
by junkman
Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 63 corvair advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1264

Re: 63 corvair advice

I would love to see some pictures of the engine, since I am putting my air conditioned 1962 back together after it being apart for the last 10 years. Some projects got pushed to the side and were forgotten, and unfortunately, this was one of them.
by junkman
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: 1962 Decoding Sequence Question
Replies: 1
Views: 476

1962 Decoding Sequence Question

I was just reading the thread about decoding of the body tags, and I was wondering about the fist year full information is presented, (1962) how the letters were arranged. Is this the sequence that would be on the body tag if the car had these options, or were they in a alphabetic order? To clarify ...
by junkman
Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Does this sound like a starter solenoid to you?
Replies: 40
Views: 2222

Re: Does this sound like a starter solenoid to you?

I have a feeling that the problem isn't an electrical one, but a mechanical one. At both ends of the starter, there are bronze bushings, and when they wear, the armature can drop down a little, and when you turn the key, the magnetic attraction of the field windings, which are supposed to start the ...
by junkman
Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: bench seat
Replies: 12
Views: 1680

Re: bench seat

I am relatively certain that if you were to visit some of the old car salvage yards in Arizona, you could find what you are looking for. If you call and ask, they will either say "NO", or invite you to come down to the yard in person, and look for yourself. If salvage yards had a dollar for every ca...
by junkman
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Gas heater in the 1960 Corvair
Replies: 4
Views: 1992

Re: Gas heater in the 1960 Corvair

The first thing to check are the ignition points, to see if they have become oxidized. A quick rub on each side of the points with the black side of a match book cover will fix that. Don't try to make any adjustments, just verify that everything is clean. I have always felt that if it was working wh...
by junkman
Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: '68 Monza Clock?
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: '68 Monza Clock?

Clocks are sometimes very difficult to tell exactly what they fit, unless they have some distinctive characteristic to them. An example would be the early model clock, they all look alike to the untrained eye, however, there are a couple of differences between them. The same with the Corvair dash cl...
by junkman
Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 63 corvair advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1264

Re: 63 corvair advice

First question for me would be what are the numbers on the present generator. With these numbers, along with the build date of your car, it can be determined if the generator is original to the car or it is already a replacement. If it is original, having it rebuilt would be preferable to having it ...
by junkman
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: '62 Body/VIN Decode Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: '62 Body/VIN Decode Help

04A means that it was the first week of production in April 1962. The first day of the first week in April 1962 was the 2nd, and the last day of the week was Saturday the 7th. I don't believe that the factory produced cars on Sunday. 712, the code for black The A and the O are accessory codes, and o...

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