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by acarlson
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: A good read on engine oil paths
Replies: 0
Views: 342

A good read on engine oil paths

From the other forum written by Dave Gilbert:

http://corvaircenter.com/phorum/read.php?1,1091701

Alec
by acarlson
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Time sert head stud problems
Replies: 16
Views: 918

Re: Time sert head stud problems

Mcwho wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:27 pm
To acarlson:
What is the other forum?
http://corvaircenter.com/phorum/list.php?1
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by acarlson
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Time sert head stud problems
Replies: 16
Views: 918

Re: Time sert head stud problems

There is an interesting comment from a member on the other forum regarding this problem. I've copied it below: Re: Ugh. Insert Failure Bad Posted by: 66vairman () Date: August 19, 2020 05:00PM I see one problem. The insert is a solid steel unit, possibly a Time Sert. Notice the head stud, about four...
by acarlson
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: removing harmonic balancer
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: removing harmonic balancer

If you have a 3 or 4 speed just put it in gear.
by acarlson
Tue May 19, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: '67 Wiring Diagrams Online?
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: '67 Wiring Diagrams Online?

Here is a post from Brad Bodie which has the known wiring diagrams:

viewtopic.php?f=225&t=12968

Alec
by acarlson
Fri May 15, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTOR UPGRADE/REPLACEMENT OPTIONS
Replies: 7
Views: 2785

Re: ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTOR UPGRADE/REPLACEMENT OPTIONS

miniman82 wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:38 pm
Or you can get rid of the confounded device altogether...
That's what I did - MegaJolt/E MK2 + EDIS... Almost a requirement for turbo owners...

Alec
by acarlson
Sun May 10, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: I just recently brought a 1965 corvair that has been sitting up for 15 years the car is in good shape but I was told to.
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: I just recently brought a 1965 corvair that has been sitting up for 15 years the car is in good shape but I was told

Michael wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 12:38 am
Drain the gas before trying to start the car
Much more then that !!

There are many topics on the forum regarding things you need to do before starting a car that has been sitting for a long time. Do a search and read up on that before you turn the key.
by acarlson
Fri May 01, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Transmission / Diffy Oil, redux...
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Transmission / Diffy Oil, redux...

A member on the other forum posted an update to his white paper on what's good & what's bad regarding transmission and differential oil.

I thought the members here might like to read up on that: http://corvaircenter.com/phorum/read.php?1,1073996

Alec
by acarlson
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65 vs 66 4 speed
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: 65 vs 66 4 speed

Ahh, based on what Ted and Dave related, I'm glad I didn't do this conversion. I believe a previous owner swapped the turbo engine, diff and 4 speed trans from a wrecked 66 Corsa into his 65 Corsa - that I eventually ended up owning...
Alec
by acarlson
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65 vs 66 4 speed
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: 65 vs 66 4 speed

I have a 66 4-speed in my 65 Corsa. I didn’t install it but it obviously fits.

Alec
by acarlson
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Stiff clutch pedal
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Stiff clutch pedal

When I had my engine removed to rebuild it I decided to lube the cross-shaft. I kept pumping grease into it and eventually 50 year old gunk started coming out of the end of the shaft. As a lubricant the old grease was useless. I didn't have a binding problem beforehand but the zerk is there for a re...
by acarlson
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Gene Winfield one off 1966 Corvair!
Replies: 5
Views: 982

Re: Gene Winfield one off 1966 Corvair!

Dave, in your opinion what was wrong with it ?
by acarlson
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Part of the Solution , Not part of The Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: Part of the Solution , Not part of The Problem

BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION< NOT A PART OF THE PROBLEM I believe I donated the last time you posted a message - but I can't really remember if that's accurate or if I'm just hallucinating. In any case I just donated $100 more. I have a lot of money tied up in my '65 Corsa and it would not even be run...
by acarlson
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: can't get to clarks site
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: can't get to clarks site

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