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by acarlson
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corvair center forum
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Corvair center forum

I just logged in - seems to work for me.

Alec
by acarlson
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Corvair Video and Photo Threads
Topic: The one, the only - Corphibian...
Replies: 1
Views: 155

The one, the only - Corphibian...

A friend of mine recently went to the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, TN. He took some pictures of the 1961 Corvair "Corphibian" and I thought I'd share them. The Corphibian has been talked about on the forum before and there was a CORSA article written about it back in 1981 (see the end of this pos...
by acarlson
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: alignment specs
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: alignment specs

A related question: do the specs change as the rim diameter changes. Are the specs above only for 13” rims or are they correct for 14’s and 15’s ?
by acarlson
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Electrical system upgrade and restoration update.
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Electrical system upgrade and restoration update.

Not sure what wiring you're thinking of upgrading, but for a replacement fuse panel you might consider these:

viewtopic.php?f=80&t=13427

viewtopic.php?f=80&t=13481

Alec
by acarlson
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: LM Corvair 16gb Memory Sticks
Replies: 47
Views: 2852

Re: LM Corvair 16gb Memory Sticks

Just an FYI - I did get my 2 flash drives back in September so some were delivered as promised...

Alec
by acarlson
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Core plug leaking...
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Core plug leaking...

Brad, You may be correct but if they are a shaft that moves within the transmission, there would be seals around them and none are specified for those holes. It is possible that the shafts you refer to are supported within those holes and the plugs are the "seal". In any case they are leaking. I've ...
by acarlson
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Harmonic Balancer Bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Harmonic Balancer Bolt

OK, I've pull the bolt off and done some measurements. The pulley bolt shaft length is 2". The washer is 5/16" thick. It has a slight convex side to it so I think it is the correct washer but my washer doesn't have the recessed lip in it as shown in Brads picture. The bolt + washer will want to thre...
by acarlson
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Harmonic Balancer Bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Harmonic Balancer Bolt

Ahh, THANKS Bob and Brad. I didn't realize there were different lengths of crank pulley bolts. The bolt that is there is the one that was in the engine when I bought the car. The washer that's there is correct - unless there were different thickness washers as well. I'll pull the bolt and use calipe...
by acarlson
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Core plug leaking...
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Core plug leaking...

Ahh, yes Jerry - you are correct.

But I'm an "old school" guy and freeze plug was what I called them in 1968. I know Core Plug is the correct term but I wasn't sure if everyone knew that so I added the "freeze Plug" comment just in case..

Alec
by acarlson
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Harmonic Balancer Bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Harmonic Balancer Bolt

I just noticed a potential problem where the bolt attaches the harmonic balancer to my Corsa engine crank. See below: . SAM_0598s.jpg The bolt is torqued to 50 Ft Lbs (I double checked) but as you can see there is a gap between the bolt head and the washer underneath it. The washer is loose. I know ...
by acarlson
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Core plug leaking...
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Core plug leaking...

I have transmission fluid seeping out of what I think are core plugs (freeze plugs) in the front of my '66 4 speed transmission case. See picture below: . SAM_0595s.gif I'd rather not pull them out of the case. My other option is to seal cavity on the end of the plug. Has anyone ever done this succe...
by acarlson
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve lifter question...
Replies: 19
Views: 922

Re: Valve lifter question...

Are you saying that doing static adjustment that the valve moves in as you turn in any preload? No, not at all. If fact, I haven't even gotten to that point. Once I discovered there was no preload available on the #1 intake lifter I stopped adjusting, came here and posted my original question. ...T...
by acarlson
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve lifter question...
Replies: 19
Views: 922

Re: Valve lifter question...

Yes, but, I really am a fan of engine running adjustment. I have always used static adjustment initially, but, have found that running adjustment is superior... That was my plan - I've done this before. Problem is I loosened the rockers on the odd side and now I have to readjust them just to get th...
by acarlson
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve lifter question...
Replies: 19
Views: 922

Re: Valve lifter question...

So, what I essentially have is a solid lifter which should revert to a spring operated hydraulic lifter when the engine is running.

Should I treat this lifter like all the others if I'm doing a static valve adjustment (0 lash + 1/4"->1/2" turn) ?

Alec
by acarlson
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve lifter question...
Replies: 19
Views: 922

Re: Valve lifter question...

66corsaguy wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:48 am

Alec
Do you mean when you push push rod into lifter lifter does not move that small spring amount.?


Sent from my iPhone using Corvair Forum mobile app
Correct. The pushrod will not move.

Alec

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