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by terribleted
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: rear shocks
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: rear shocks

Pep Boys told me they could special order some shocks for my late model, but they quoted over $100 per shock, just ridiculous. I just got a full set for my LM for ~$150 shipped from an Ebay seller who sells tons of shocks and has 33K transactions with 98.7% good feedback: https://www.ebay.com/itm/3...
by terribleted
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: new fuel tank
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: new fuel tank

Rust filled tanks are somewhat typical in 50+ year old cars. here is another one.
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by terribleted
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: EM 63 axle bearing
Replies: 30
Views: 779

Re: EM 63 axle bearing

YAY!!
by terribleted
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: How to change leaking master brake cylinder.
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: How to change leaking master brake cylinder.

That bender is useful in this case to help unbend the existing line spreading the load or more area than you can do by hand. Not ideal in this case but better than nothing
by terribleted
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Carburetion issues
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Carburetion issues

Thanks for your it is greatly appreciated. The car has a 110HP engine and is attached to a 4 speed manual transmission. It came with an old style electronic ignition, not a pertronix, it has a disc mounted to the rotor shaft. The coil was a red aftermarket coil. A check of the coil’s resistance was...
by terribleted
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Battery
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Battery

Group 51 battery is far weaker than a group 24 battery. Lower CCA and reserve capacity. When it comes to lead acid batteries bigger is better. If you have the space use it!!
by terribleted
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: new fuel tank
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: new fuel tank

Do not pronounce the convertible dead just because of some rusty sway bay bolts:) (These can be a pain sometimes...I have had to cut them off inside the crossmember as the bolts are fused to the sleeves and just will not budge) Evaluate the body by looking at how rusty it is overall. Typical rust li...
by terribleted
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: How to change leaking master brake cylinder.
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: How to change leaking master brake cylinder.

Thanks guys with all the helpful advice... I will go with the Clark's Corvair kit as I don't really use the trunk for anything... Might even make a cover for the MC so it won't get hit. I'm pretty good with that sort of thing. Now I have to bend the line under the dash a bit as you guys describe. I...
by terribleted
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Asking for help? What you need to know!
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Asking for help? What you need to know!

If you are asking for help diagnosing your Corvair issue you need to post full information about your car in order to get the best responses. We really need to know the year and body style, what engine (80, 84, 95, 98, 102, 110, 140), what transmission, what ignition system, and any other non-stock ...
by terribleted
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Carburetion issues
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Carburetion issues

If the vacuum flux is caused by worn guide changing the carbs will not fix it. If the guides are worn enough to cause this type issue they are on their last legs and approaching possible catastrophic failure which could cost more than a simple valve guide replacement and head recon. Why replace both...
by terribleted
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Surge at low throttle input just off idle
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Surge at low throttle input just off idle

Is the distributor correct for the engine? There are many different Corvair distributors including different ones for a 140 made to go behind an automatic and one to go behind a stick shift. Getting the numbers off the side of the distributor body and referencing them to a list of Corvair distributo...
by terribleted
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: How to change leaking master brake cylinder.
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: How to change leaking master brake cylinder.

Thanks guys yes I'm considering doing the switch now that you guys mentioned it. It just makes sense. My cylinders on the brakes look fairly new so I'm not worried about them. I looked for the conversion kit but I can't find it on Clark's could you point me in the right direction? Also what's the b...
by terribleted
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Surge at low throttle input just off idle
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Surge at low throttle input just off idle

Why do you have your initial timing set so low? Spec is 16-20 degrees. what happens when you time it at spec say around 18BTDC? You can eliminate any questions of Pertronics issue by temporarily installing a standard point plate and points setup to see if it effects the symptoms.
by terribleted
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: How to change leaking master brake cylinder.
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: How to change leaking master brake cylinder.

To fix what you have all you really need is a new master cylinder and the gasket that goes between it and the body of the car, unless the brake line at the master cylinder breaks on removal. I would not try to rebuild that one, as new ones are not terribly expensive and based on your posts your know...
by terribleted
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Starting/Ignition Switch Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Starting/Ignition Switch Issues

so what fixed the intermittent start issue on the 61??
by terribleted
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Transmission problems
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Transmission problems

Manual valve (throttle valve) out of adjustment is likely the shifter wiggle issue. Get out the shop manual and purchase the special tool, follow the instructions, remove the pan and adjust the valve, reassemble. For the engine speed flares on upshift issue the list in the 1961 Corvair shop manual, ...

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