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by Kevster
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: corvairs in the United Kingdom
Replies: 27
Views: 2357

Re: corvairs in the United Kingdom

Do you have mine? KPL 47C '65 but imported in 71 after it had been exported from US to the US embassy in Kuala Lumpa, Malaysia. (Incidentally, KPL 49C is a mark 2 Jag that overtook my car with my mate driving on the way home from picking it up, I was following behind and was confronted with the 2 ca...
by Kevster
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: UK Corvair Register
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 5
Views: 3227

Re: Welcome

Wow, thanks for the link, I just found a picture of my corvair in it's original paint! Shame it doesn't look quiet as good now, but it will do. Now I have been forced to do something I said I never would and sign up to Facebook, the old owner is on there, so I have to say hi and piece together a bit...
by Kevster
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie from the UK, just saying Hi
Replies: 17
Views: 1405

Re: Newbie from the UK, just saying Hi

Hi, Small wo led, it was this car on eBay a couple of years ago that got me looking at corvairs too! I think it had just come over then, had a rust hole in the bottom of the left wing if I remember and the seller said it needed floors, it was more than that by the sound of it! Anyway, a month or so ...
by Kevster
Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Connecting rod big end size
Replies: 0
Views: 247

Connecting rod big end size

Hi, About to have my rods resized. Can anyone confirm what the size should be, it doesn't appear in the manual as far as I can see? I found this on an eBay add for sealed power bearings, but was just looking for confirmation from a reliable source! Housing Bore Minimum: 1.9247" Housing Bore Maximum:...
by Kevster
Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Some new questions
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Some new questions

Well, first hand experience tells me, if you don't use sealant then it will leak! I put mine together dry, no grease admittedly, filled it up put it back in the car and it leaked, even before I ever fired it up and got the oil warm. Had to take engine and trans back out and split it, luckily Clarks ...
by Kevster
Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Front and rear suspension
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Front and rear suspension

Make sure you support the upper arms when you push the new bushings in.
Either with the proper tool, or make something up.
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Kev
by Kevster
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Throttle cross shaft improvement
Replies: 6
Views: 1396

Re: Throttle cross shaft improvement

Nice work on those shafts. I bought the clarks ones and replaced mine, and must say, while they were made in China, I couldn't find anything wrong with them! Nice if you can do it yourself though. I was offered a milling machine for free a month or so ago, but I really don't have the space, and as y...
by Kevster
Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Throttle cross shaft improvement
Replies: 6
Views: 1396

Re: Throttle cross shaft improvement

Hi The bushes are oil filled bronze, similar to oilite if you have tham over their? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131666950472?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&var=431055830714&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT I thought about using the Clark brass blocks, similar to yours, but the cost was fairly high and I pr...
by Kevster
Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Throttle cross shaft improvement
Replies: 6
Views: 1396

Throttle cross shaft improvement

Hi, I thought I would share a simple fix I did on my throttle shaft. After I rebuilt my engine I was having real trouble getting the idle speed down without it stalling. If you let the revs drop slowly it idled too fast, if you let it drop quickly it would stall. I soon realised it was the slop in t...
by Kevster
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1964 500 coupe - rusting in the u.k
Replies: 33
Views: 4431

Re: 1964 500 coupe - rusting in the u.k

Is it the white with blue stripe one that sold on eBay the other day?

My mate rang me as he thought I might be interested for spares, as I have a late model and all that appeared to be left was bodywork, it wasn't a lot of use!
by Kevster
Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: RE-built engine only lasted 50 miles!
Replies: 19
Views: 1544

Re: RE-built engine only lasted 50 miles!

There were tell tale signs, if I had realised what they were. When the engine had run for a while, there was a fair amount of vapour coming from the crank case vent and oil from the filler tube. I had thought it was pressure due to blow-by as the rings hadn't seated yet. I now realise it was probabl...
by Kevster
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: RE-built engine only lasted 50 miles!
Replies: 19
Views: 1544

Re: RE-built engine only lasted 50 miles!

Right, finally had time to get in there. So, 2 rods appear to have had their bearings spun. image.jpeg image.jpeg The crucial thing here is, the worst one that has worn through, measures 2 thou out of round on the Conrod, strangely under size inline with the rod. The main bearings appear to have onl...
by Kevster
Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: RE-built engine only lasted 50 miles!
Replies: 19
Views: 1544

Re: RE-built engine only lasted 50 miles!

I have the engine out but not stripped down yet. The first thing I have noticed is the oil cooler had very little oil in it and the top return passage on the adaptor block is spotlessly clean. Now, it may just have drained down, but it seems too clean, the cooler isn't blocked as I can blow through ...
by Kevster
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: RE-built engine only lasted 50 miles!
Replies: 19
Views: 1544

Re: RE-built engine only lasted 50 miles!

I would think you could overheat the oil if the cooler was blocked without the head temp light coming on as that is fair
Y well cooled by the air?
by Kevster
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: RE-built engine only lasted 50 miles!
Replies: 19
Views: 1544

Re: RE-built engine only lasted 50 miles!

Hi, By shimming I meant, chose the right thickness gasket. The oil certainly overheated as it burnt and black, but don't know if that was the cause or symptom of the heat from the bearing disintegrating? So oil cooler could be possible. It wasn't blocked as I cleaned it out, maybe the adaptor or the...
by Kevster
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: RE-built engine only lasted 50 miles!
Replies: 19
Views: 1544

Re: RE-built engine only lasted 50 miles!

Hi, Yes I did with the old ones, which were OK, but I decided to change them anyway, I didn't remeasure with the replacements. The only possibility is that although I ordered 20thou and I can see the big end bearings are, I can't check to confirm the mains were actually 20thou, yet. If I was sent th...

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