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by terribleted
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: My '65 Deluxe Greenbrier
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: My '65 Deluxe Greenbrier

So you got one of the ones with the marine engine it looks like. How far will it go on a 6 gallon tank:)
by terribleted
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: LM glovebox trim attachment
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: LM glovebox trim attachment

This piece mounts to the steel dash with a thin metal bracket that runs across the top of it . The bracket is bolted to the dash and the flange on the top of this piece slips down over it. The piece is then secured to the dash with screws at the bottom. Short black screws with fairly large heads are...
by terribleted
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Pushrod squirting oil
Replies: 18
Views: 630

Re: Pushrod squirting oil

The key here is have the fresh air system complete not just wide open. If the hose is not in place air from under the top cover can come out and recirculate rather than going down thru the heads likely adding to engine heating. If the fresh air part of the system is in good shape, no air recirculate...
by terribleted
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Pushrod squirting oil
Replies: 18
Views: 630

Re: Pushrod squirting oil

He was actually commenting about the top hose outlet for the fresh air feed needing to be blocked off or working properly (valve in heater box closing and hose in place and not torn). If you are not running any heater hoses, blocking the outlets in your photo is also a good idea so that the airflow ...
by terribleted
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1963 Corvair 700 Sedan
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: 1963 Corvair 700 Sedan

From the only photo you supplied I would say that in my area that car would not bring more than around $500. I assume that there is not a fresh new looking interior in there. If the interior upholstery is not torn and not stiff it might bring a couple hundred more.
by terribleted
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Loose rear drive axle spines
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Loose rear drive axle spines

Took me 3 days just to get mine off, "RUST". I don't know how they could loosen. I left my axle ends & yokes in diluted muriatic acid all night & still had to wire wheel the axles & they were still tight going back on. Sounds like you have some good ones:) I have never pulled a loose yoke from a po...
by terribleted
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Engine rebuild

A tip on a on the13/16 socket to be used for removing and torqueing the rocker arm studs. I modified a 6 point socket slightly to give better grip on these. The "nut" part of the stud is fairly thin and all sockets are a little rounded going into their grip surface. To increase the grip of the socke...
by terribleted
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Any socket grounding tricks ?
Replies: 15
Views: 380

Re: Any socket grounding tricks ?

I'm sure you have tried lightly sanding the edges of the bulb socket holes? I have not had issues like this with the new instrument harnesses I have gotten from Clark's. Is it from Clark's?
by terribleted
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Any socket grounding tricks ?
Replies: 15
Views: 380

Re: Any socket grounding tricks ?

I was assuming tail lamp type sockets, but, the dash sockets in Corsa dashes are similar in design. Generally these do not give lots of trouble. I have always had plenty of spares from other dashes to splice in for the few that will not behave. I have not tried to source new ones individually. If yo...
by terribleted
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Any socket grounding tricks ?
Replies: 15
Views: 380

Re: Any socket grounding tricks ?

Best solution new repro wires harness with new sockets in them. the engine bay and front trunk harnesses Clark's has have excellent bulb sockets for your late model they will ground well. Short of this you clean the edges of the holes and tinker the bends in the little grounding fingers. You try to ...
by terribleted
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: FC's
Topic: Rampside Door Closure Mechanism
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Rampside Door Closure Mechanism

Maybe, maybe not. Test them manually with the door open like I said above. You can actuate the latches with them mounted in the doors and see if they attain a fully latched position. If they do, the door strikers should be readjusted to try to remedy the issue.
by terribleted
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: FC's
Topic: Rampside Door Closure Mechanism
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Rampside Door Closure Mechanism

There will not be any newer more modern bolt in. Maybe you can find some New Old Stock parts. Otherwise the strikers are available as listed above and the latches would be to fix what you have or find serviceable used parts. Are the doors adjusted properly? What do you mean by the doors are not latc...
by terribleted
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Metal restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Metal restoration

Thanks for the help. I have purchased new back half of the front fenders from Clark's and found some .060 sheet metal at a freind's shop. If my attempts to restore that area of the car are not to ugly, I will post them. I would use as little as possible of the fender back half repair sections. They...
by terribleted
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Loose rear drive axle spines
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Loose rear drive axle spines

Take the axles to a plating shop and have the splines hard chrome plated, give them the yokes to so they can check them until they get a fit that's not sloppy. I could do it if still had my dad's plating shop. I used to hard chrome Fuller T-10 tranny gears that were cut wrong then they would recut ...
by terribleted
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Loose rear drive axle spines
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Loose rear drive axle spines

One of your bigger problems with trying to weld tack weld on the axle, and I have tried doing this on a similar issue a few decades ago trying to keep a bearing retainer on a 57 Chevy rear axle that we used to use in circle track racing was in order to get a decent enough tack weld(s) to hold the b...
by terribleted
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Loose rear drive axle spines
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Loose rear drive axle spines

Talked to a machinist, and pinning the end and using a round key would be very difficult because of the different hardness of the two materials you would need to drill through. The end mill would have a tendency to walk. In looking at the part, he felt pinning the neck (my second suggestion above) ...

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