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by terribleted
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Reverse Gear
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: Reverse Gear

Yup trans shaft should rotate CW and then push in once it gets into the reverse position. Shift handle moves left and shift tube twists CW
by terribleted
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: storage area in back of back seat
Replies: 9
Views: 2538

Re: storage area in back of back seat

@terribleted: What a beautiful speaker box you built! I also put my speakers there, just mounted a flat plywood plate at whatever the angle was and put auto carpet on. Worked fine. Bad photo attached (should have taken more/better) before I removed my previous installation, I'm redoing it now. I'm ...
by terribleted
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Cleaning gas tank
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Cleaning gas tank

You remove it from the car and peer into it with good strong light and an inspection mirror. You can look a little with the tank in the car thru the sender hole but you can see more when you have better access with the tank out of the car. A little flashlight with a bendable end (like a small snake ...
by terribleted
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Cleaning gas tank
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Cleaning gas tank

There is no drain plug. The suspension does not need to come out to remove the tank, only the sway bar if equipped needs to be removed. If the tank is fouled at all the best route is to simply replace it with a new one. Available for around $175 from Clark's and other sources. Any corrosion at all o...
by terribleted
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Corsa Speedometer
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Corsa Speedometer

Not even close. They are totally different animals. the Monza speedo itself is small diameter like maybe 3" ( I do not have one out of a cluster to measure) and mounts into a metal housing on the back of the cluster that also mounts the other gauges. This wide housing then mounts to the back of the ...
by terribleted
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Idler Arm
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Idler Arm

If the idler arm is bad and the pitman arm bushing has not been recently serviced it may well be bad also. Either one being loose will accelerate wear on the other. Check it and replace it at the same time if needed.
by terribleted
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65 monza 4 speed w shifter issue.
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Re: 65 monza 4 speed w shifter issue.

I grabbed the shifter shaft coupling that goes into the transmission and could turn the coupler about 1/8 to 1/4 turn, I saw that the shaft going into the trans did not move yet. Inspect the coupler. The holes should be the same diameter as the pin but slightly elongated not round. The pins also we...
by terribleted
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 4 carb Roger Parent linkage.
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Re: 4 carb Roger Parent linkage.

Hopefully you did not order the Parent lockout linkage set as it will not work with 65 non lock out carbs. I much prefer the simplicity of the noin lock out 65 system.
by terribleted
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Carburetor float drop
Replies: 12
Views: 665

Re: Carburetor float drop

So what float level did you set? Level is much more relevant than drop/
by terribleted
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Windshield washers
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Windshield washers

It could be the push button part of the wiper switch is stuck providing ground to run the washer unit all the time. More likely the washer unit has an issue with its holding points (stock) or mechanism (aftermarket) that is keeping the coil that turns on the pumping action energized all he time or p...
by terribleted
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine locked up from sitting, thoughts?
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Engine locked up from sitting, thoughts?

DO NOT bump it with the starter. You will very likely break the cast nose off the starter or cause gear damage. The crank bolt is large diameter. It would take a large breaker bar to break it most likely. Since moves a little just keep lubing and working it back and forth with a socket on the crank ...
by terribleted
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Vent window frame
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Vent window frame

California Corvairs does have these sometimes rechromed. The other option is to find a place that repairs and rechromes pot metal and send them to them for replating...not cheap. Rechromed will just be the post not the whole assembly. either this or find some nice used ones...there are some out ther...
by terribleted
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Corvair Lakewood 61 - NL
Replies: 465
Views: 59266

Re: Corvair Lakewood 61 - NL

Very Nice!!! It has come a long way. it's getting there. Beautiful wagon.
by terribleted
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Seat belts
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Seat belts

Front seatbelt mounts were built into the floor. the belts themselves were an option.
by terribleted
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Carburetor float drop
Replies: 12
Views: 665

Re: Carburetor float drop

Trial and error is precisely why I always suggest staying very close what is in the basic shop manuals as these measurements have always worked for me:)
by terribleted
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Interior Poll
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Interior Poll

I am not hot on Slate interior in Ermine White car. Too boring for me. Personally I would choose any other stock color except Slate.

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