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by terribleted
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: muffler talk
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: muffler talk

Whatever you do make sure they are well mounted and only to the engine or engine sheet metal, Not hung from the body anywhere. Thanks for the tip, I did see that somewhere, but I need all the reminders I can get. (memory issues due to illness-therapy Corvair! :chevy: ) LOL. Biggest issue on Corvair...
by terribleted
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: 14 x 6 wheels/tires
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: 14 x 6 wheels/tires

245/60's are 4% taller than stock and 30% wider. They might be a tight fit width wise regardless of wheel offset? not sure if they are too tall to clear but would likely be ok in height. https://tiresize.com/calculator/ 215/60's are closer to stock size being 2% short and 16% wide again width might ...
by terribleted
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: muffler talk
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: muffler talk

Thanks Brad appreciate it! . 1949, nice video. Amboy did I see on the sign? Wa? I had a Dynomax muffler on the exhaust I build for my wifes car (5.0 Ford powered Volvo,gone now) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FpMWALskko Thinking about getting the Clarks U bends and adding mufflers. Got a video of...
by terribleted
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie pics of my 65
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: Newbie pics of my 65

A couple of ways I’ve been told to check for structural reliability is to lift the entire side of the car with a floor Jack and check to see if the door gaps change and while it’s up on the Jack, check to see if doors open and close normally. Another check....raise the top a few inches, open the do...
by terribleted
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65-69 Suspension on 64?
Replies: 25
Views: 1149

Re: 65-69 Suspension on 64?

The big one I am wondering about is can I fit a LM front cross member into an EM without a bunch of fabrication? The LM front crossmember will bolt right in to an early. Is this the easiest way to change the front to 5 lug pattern? Or can I just use LM spindles and/or just hubs? I know the rear has...
by terribleted
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65-69 Suspension on 64?
Replies: 25
Views: 1149

Re: 65-69 Suspension on 64?

Deadwolf wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:53 am

The big one I am wondering about is can I fit a LM front cross member into an EM without a bunch of fabrication?
The LM front crossmember will bolt right in to an early.
by terribleted
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: muffler talk
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: muffler talk

Clark's Corvair Parts has a number of systems available from stock single exhaust all the way to glass pack header systems. The stock dual system with the larger exhaust tips is my general preference for a good solid exhaust that is very durable and fits very well. They have a pleasing stock note. T...
by terribleted
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie pics of my 65
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: Newbie pics of my 65

King wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:47 pm
Thats crazy! Just real scared about the rust.
You need to be, before you spend a wad on a car that is not structurally sound. Better to find it early than find it later.
by terribleted
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie pics of my 65
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: Newbie pics of my 65

King wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:35 pm
Thanks much! Wish you lived around the corner!
Thanks. Last restoration I did was from 2 states away:)
by terribleted
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie pics of my 65
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: Newbie pics of my 65

Thanks Guys! The engine and the transmission are really good. Drove it the other day. I do need to replace the master cylinder. It's leaking a little bit. Got one coming from Clark's. I do have a little rust which is bothering me. But I will figure it out. All in all it's pretty nice little car Dig...
by terribleted
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Gaskets and seal.
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: Gaskets and seal.

Not really. You should also change the torque convertor seal while you have it separated. The oil pan bolts to the bottom of the bellhousing and really needs to be removed to do a clean job of re-installing the bellhousing so an oil pan gasket is also a good idea.
by terribleted
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Mismatching Carbs?
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Mismatching Carbs?

Thanks y'all. I'm hunting down the book as we speak. The block itself is from a car that either had no choke or a manual one as there's no provision for the automatic choke rod that I can see. The chokes are bimetallic coils mounted under the cylinder heads. There are small holes down through the h...
by terribleted
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 15 inch wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: 15 inch wheels

terribleted, I'm not buying the rims if i'm not 100 % sure if it will fit a corvair (rims are pretty expensive) and i wanna be sure they are straight. (after all there are used rims and i don't know how old they are) I hear that!! You would need to know the rim width and offset or backspacing to de...
by terribleted
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: removing steering box
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: removing steering box

thanks everyone for your reply's the ball joints, control arms and bushings are all in good shape . there is no lack on it. the nut in the pic have i loosing up a bit to try to remove the ball joint (that did'nt work) so i have to tighting it up . I guess the first thing to do is finding out if my ...
by terribleted
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: removing steering box
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: removing steering box

I usually agree with Ted, but my experience with the nylon pitman arm bushing is not good. Unless you racing with a fast ratio steering box the difference in feel between the nylon or original rubber/shell bushing is not noticeable to me. I've also had horrible luck with the nylon bushing wearing o...
by terribleted
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Mismatching Carbs?
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Mismatching Carbs?

ShaneOC91 wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:31 am
Thanks terribleted,

To say in the least, i have no clue what the last guy was thinking smacking these back together all weird.
He had no clue either it seems.

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