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by funvairs
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Potential valve problem
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Potential valve problem

do you have a vacuum gauge? A vacuum gauge can be used to troubleshoot a variety of issues This link shows what different gauge readings indicate.
http://www.secondchancegarage.com/public/186.cfm
by funvairs
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Need engine work on 63 Spyder
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Need engine work on 63 Spyder

I realize that they are just over 400 miles from you but, if you can trailer the car, Chair City Corvair Center in Lexington NC is a thought.
by funvairs
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 791

Re: Engine rebuild

No, a camshaft will not raise or lower the compression ratio
by funvairs
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: '62 RAMPSIDE interior rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: '62 RAMPSIDE interior rebuild

OPGI is Original Parts Group Inc
by funvairs
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Get new valves or lap the old ones ?
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Get new valves or lap the old ones ?

I would suggest that you drive over to the Corvair event in Helen Sat. morning. Ask around for Bill McColl or Bill Pritchet. There are probably others that could help you out.
by funvairs
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine Compartment Air Duct install
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Engine Compartment Air Duct install

In addition to the screwdriver slot many hose clamp screws are also hex drive. You might be able to use a socket, extension and universal to loosen it
by funvairs
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New from East Texas - 64 Monza
Replies: 14
Views: 849

Re: New from East Texas - 64 Monza

I addition to what others have mentioned. I would replace the rubber grommet around the dipstick to keep the cooling airflow from escaping through the fan housing. I would also remove the rubber fuel hose from under the fan belt. If you loose a fan belt, there is a chance that it could cut the hose ...
by funvairs
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: installing head gaskets
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: installing head gaskets

What is the casting number on your heads? Sounds like you may have early heads and barrels.
by funvairs
Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Engine Cranks Slowly
Replies: 22
Views: 955

Re: Engine Cranks Slowly

From the out side.
by funvairs
Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Source for bulbs
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: Source for bulbs

1157 is an industry standard number. All 1157s will have then same size base. My guess is that the diameter is correct, but the bulb is not tight because the contact plate at the base of the socket is corroded and stuck, This will prevent the contact plate from putting tension on the bulb there by l...
by funvairs
Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: EM back seat
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: EM back seat

convertible cushions are smaller
by funvairs
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Unique way to remove Window crank handle?
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Re: Unique way to remove Window crank handle?

Did you try the tool opposite of the crank arm? The spring clip can be installed from either end. If you have the plastic cup washer installed behind the crank, I have found the spring clip on either side of it. I have found that dragging an old tee shirt in a U fashion behind the handle will freque...
by funvairs
Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: rag caught in fan
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: rag caught in fan

Several of the Corvair powered Ultrvans use 1/4" welded wire screens clamped to the blower housing. Sorry the picture is upside down
by funvairs
Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 1295

Re: Brakes

myred63. Sorry, I should have proof read what I wrote. If the shoes retract when you open the bleeder, you probably have bad hoses. If the shoes do not retract when you open the bleeder, look at the e-brake cable.

Again, sorry for the confusion.
by funvairs
Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 1295

Re: Brakes

myred63, the brake shoes should seat on the anchor pin. You replaced the wheel cylinders, so that should not be your problem. Open up the bleeder screw a couple of turns. If the shoes do not retract all the way, replace the brake hoses, all of them. If the shoes do retract, close the bleeder screw a...
by funvairs
Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Girl from UK needing help PLEASE
Replies: 10
Views: 946

Re: New Girl from UK needing help PLEASE

The short answer is that your Corvair is air cooled. The primary source of engine cooling is the air drawn in by the fan on top of the engine that passes through the cooling fins on the cylinder barrels and out the heater ducts on the bottom of the engine. There is also a small oil cooler (oil radia...

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