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by Danny Joe
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: I need pointers on an embarrassing problem.
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: I need pointers on an embarrassing problem.

Also check the flywheel, originals are riveted and WILL loosen up d/t extended use. This can cause starter-related problems also (dragging, gears slipping).
by Danny Joe
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: I need pointers on an embarrassing problem.
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: I need pointers on an embarrassing problem.

You can't get there from here! Anything dropped into the cooling fan cannot get into the clutch, not physically possible. The only mechanical interference would be with the fan itself, and that's not likely as a wing nut would have just been thrown off and sitting on top of the cylinders.
by Danny Joe
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mr Trump
Replies: 45
Views: 2283

Re: Mr Trump

I am in total agreement with notched. If the office of President is limited to 10 years, then senators (lower case intended) and congressmen shouldn't have any more longevity. The party machines will ensure all the continuity necessary. At least then the senators and congressmen will be looking more...
by Danny Joe
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: FC Rampside side hinge
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: FC Rampside side hinge

You need an OEM hinge, it is not a flat piano hinge. Try the Corvair Ranch Or Clark's used parts.
by Danny Joe
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: What will happen to your "Corvair Junk" when you die?
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: What will happen to your "Corvair Junk" when you die?

Brett, Your kids aren't joking! LOL
by Danny Joe
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Confused
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Confused

A friend had an 80's F-150 with 7-lug wheel covers. That caused some head scratching!
by Danny Joe
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: The belt and such other newbie troubles
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: The belt and such other newbie troubles

Also check the pulleys for rust. This will sand the sides of the belt down very fast.
by Danny Joe
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New guy from PA first Corvair
Replies: 20
Views: 924

Re: New guy from PA first Corvair

I have heard of remote master cylinders, you may be able to use the stock master cylinder to operate a remote dual master.
by Danny Joe
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Gas leak
Replies: 24
Views: 825

Re: Gas leak

A little more expansion on my previous post: Look on the Resources page under Repair Manuals, they are broken into PDFs of single chapters.
by Danny Joe
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Gas leak
Replies: 24
Views: 825

Re: Gas leak

Welcome.
Go to the Corvanatics website, they have PDFs of the 61 Shop manual and the 64 Supplement that you can download for free.
by Danny Joe
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: introduction

Welcome!
Get Bob Helt's book on the Corvair YH, he explains how everything works as well as very good tips on adjustments and setups. You can get it from Clark's or direct from Bob.
by Danny Joe
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Horns
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Horns

There is a set of contacts inside the horns that probably need to be filed.
Drill and grind the rivets, you can bolt the halves back together.
I did mine on the Spyder, they went from nothing to sounding like new.
by Danny Joe
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Silver sludge in oil
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Silver sludge in oil

Could it be zinc from the oil?
by Danny Joe
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member that missed the boat home.
Replies: 15
Views: 907

Re: New Member that missed the boat home.

It looks as if the ground is wired correctly, they used a red cable from the body to the motor. In the picture it looks almost like part of the positive cable, but you can see that it is connected at the body bolt.
by Danny Joe
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 66 corvair conv body sag
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: 66 corvair conv body sag

Check the floors for rust-through. The rockers are drains for the cowl vents, water from them travels the entire length and exits in front of the back tires. They are known to become plugged with leaves and rust the rocker panels from the inside. Try poking with a knife or screwdriver on the bottom ...

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