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by acarlson
Tue May 19, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: '67 Wiring Diagrams Online?
Replies: 3
Views: 159

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: 4
Views: 2347

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: 330

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: 322

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: 362

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: 362

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: 503

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: 894

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: 642

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: 290

Re: can't get to clarks site

by acarlson
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65 Corsa Turbo Overheating at sustained highway speeds
Replies: 31
Views: 2717

Re: 65 Corsa Turbo Overheating at sustained highway speeds

I have to agree with Kevin. I’m not using the Black Box system - I installed an EDIS-6 and a Megajolt Ignition controller which allows me to modify timing via timing maps. The drop in head temps with variable AND correct timing is impressive and the turbo performance across the board is amazing. I w...
by acarlson
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Bog / Hesitation off Idle - 65 Corsa Turbo
Replies: 15
Views: 833

Re: Bog / Hesitation off Idle - 65 Corsa Turbo

I had a similar throttle sticking problem with my ‘66 turbo. Turned out the throttle linkage at the bracket on the transmission was not aligned correctly and was slightly bent. Disconnect the linkage from the Carter. Pull the linkage forward and see if it still binds on the return. If so, check the ...
by acarlson
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine running on engine stand
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Engine running on engine stand

I built one out of 2x6’s and put casters on it so I could roll it around. I recently updated my turbo ignition and did a video of my first start in my driveway. You can view it here: http://www.cincotek.com/Corvair/66Vair_EDIS6.mp4

Alec
by acarlson
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: head gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: head gasket

I blew a head gasket on a V-Twin motorcycle I had a number of years ago. Similar kind of engine to a Vair - air cooled, aluminum block and cylinder heads.. I decided to keep riding rather then just pulling over and getting it towed. Probably went 10 or 15 miles and the engine got progressively worse...

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