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by JohnnyCorvair
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Crazy Georges 64 Greenbrier!!
Replies: 17
Views: 872

Re: Crazy Georges 64 Greenbrier!!

Nice van. Wonder why they only filtered the fuel to the right carb? I would get rid of any plastic or rubber lines or filters in the engine compartment. On that same note, the fuel pump and those clamps look fairly recent. Nice find!
by JohnnyCorvair
Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: "Buried in a Corvair"
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: "Buried in a Corvair"

Those rules about caskets mostly concern having the casket in a cement box. I used to work at a cemetary as a groundskeeper. Great money as a teenager. The old section of the cemetary from the late 1800's and early 1900's before that rule came to be was a lot of work. The caskets would rot out and c...
by JohnnyCorvair
Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1962 Monza 900 first drive
Replies: 27
Views: 2703

Re: 1962 Monza 900 first drive

This week I tore the dash out of the car and replaced all the light bulbs. It turns out all of your dash lighting CAN be burned out. now I can see the guages, shifter, non working heater settings all at night! Turns out its not a quick job as you have to lower the steering column and disconnect the ...
by JohnnyCorvair
Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: 61 loadside? just can't tell. Help please!!
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: 61 loadside? just can't tell. Help please!!

I dont think DMV's were very particular on titles back in the day. I bought a 53 Chevy truck from my father in law, it was titled as a 49 and had a crazy vin number on the title that almost matched the 53. Turns out he told the lady wrong at the DMV when he titled it and they issued it that way. If ...
by JohnnyCorvair
Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 84 HP heads on a 102 motor
Replies: 29
Views: 2212

Re: 84 HP heads on a 102 motor

I see... My 102 heads look like those 80hp in the picture above. My 84 horse heads are in my car right now also and hopefully wont have to come off too soon :-)
by JohnnyCorvair
Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 84 HP heads on a 102 motor
Replies: 29
Views: 2212

Re: 84 HP heads on a 102 motor

A quick look at Clarks tech tips on heads shows a clear difference between what they call 80/84 heads and 102 heads. The 102 heads have a large ridge where the 80/84's are wide open. There just has to be a compression difference there. As far as NOS heads, I wouldn't have much fear in running them, ...
by JohnnyCorvair
Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 84 HP heads on a 102 motor
Replies: 29
Views: 2212

Re: 84 HP heads on a 102 motor

Good to know that the 84 and 102 heads are the same CR. I was concerned that they weren't. In the interest of adding more info to this topic, anybody know the difference between 102 and 84hp heads besides the part numbers?
by JohnnyCorvair
Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 84 HP heads on a 102 motor
Replies: 29
Views: 2212

Re: 84 HP heads on a 102 motor

I have the opposite on a motor I just picked up, I have 102 heads on an 84HP motor. Its my understanding that the increased compression of the 102 heads makes detonation more likely and may have to run high octane fuel to get completely rid of it. The 84HP heads on my current running engine do not p...
by JohnnyCorvair
Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Speedo accuracy
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: Speedo accuracy

Your options are kind of limited then. Have a friend tail you with a trusted speedometer. Or fly by the police and when he tells you just how fast you were going, you can compare to your speedometer. One of these is obviously cheaper.
by JohnnyCorvair
Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1962 Monza 900 first drive
Replies: 27
Views: 2703

Re: 1962 Monza 900 first drive

You are correct and that thought has crossed my mind. If I can find someone seeking a lakewood engine, I would gladly trade for a 62-63 engine. Same with the ZF 64 block, I would trade it for a 62-63 engine. I hope to make it to my first Corvair club of Arkansas meet in January and will pitch it to ...
by JohnnyCorvair
Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 1962 Monza 900 first drive
Replies: 27
Views: 2703

Re: 1962 Monza 900 first drive

Put over 100 miles on it on black friday, highway and freeway included. Runs great with no smoke aside from a faint puffing from the draft tube. I then went on a parts collecting spree as I want to build a motor for this car so I can swap it in with minimal downtime. I hate letting my project car si...
by JohnnyCorvair
Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Roadmap for Restoration
Replies: 17
Views: 958

Re: Roadmap for Restoration

I would put the tubes back and spray some carb/brake cleaner at it and use a rag to wipe it down. Or stuff a rag in there and see how carefully you can spray and wipe the dirt away, then when you pull the rag out, whatever is near the hole should come out on it. Just a few ideas. *hypothetically of ...
by JohnnyCorvair
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turn signal suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Re: Turn signal suggestions?

Just to provide an option if you care to, but somebody put an old school signal stat on mine. Looks like they were having cable problems and just unscrewed the stalk, cut the wires going to the plug at the column and wired this up. I plan to undo all this and fix the factory stuff one of these days....
by JohnnyCorvair
Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Roadmap for Restoration
Replies: 17
Views: 958

Re: Roadmap for Restoration

Just know that between all the Corvair forums, local clubs and resources available, you cant screw it up too bad. Parts are not so expensive or rare that you need to worry. Just study up on the valve adjustment first. I have an extra set of valve covers coming next weekend and im going to cut them i...
by JohnnyCorvair
Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: No power problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

Re: No power problem

I have noticed while running mine up on jack stands that the rear wheels spin in neutral with the ebrake on also. It doesnt pull very hard, car wont move down on the ground. Normal? You can take the top off of the carb without removing it from the car, then clean some things out including the jets a...
by JohnnyCorvair
Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: No power problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

Re: No power problem

As mentioned already carbs sound likely. You would be surprised how well a Corvair can run on 3 cylinders. Rebuild them. Also might want to consider running an extra fuel filter to prolong your carbs and catch junk from the tank before it reaches your carb stones. I run one down by the drivers rear ...

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