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by joefarmer
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Generator Options
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Generator Options

Pulled the generator off the 1964 Monza this past weekend. I've got a bad armature and the insulation on the field coils is shot to pieces. I have two options: rebuild from California Corvair ($210) or buying the parts from Clarks and rebuilding myself ($160). Which should I do and why? Not really i...
by joefarmer
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine Tuning - Order of Operations
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Engine Tuning - Order of Operations

From what I understand, there are several different items to check and adjust in order for your engine to run at its best: 1. Setting the point gap (measuring with dwell meter) 2. Setting the timing by turning the distributor (check with timing light) 3. Adjusting the carb air/fuel mix 4. Setting th...
by joefarmer
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: Early Model Oil Bath Air Cleaner Setup
Replies: 0
Views: 139

Early Model Oil Bath Air Cleaner Setup

This was in the storage unit with the Corvair that I purchased earlier this year. I believe that is fits late 63 to early 64 models but could be wrong on that. I have no use for it so if you need one just shoot me an offer.

Thanks!
by joefarmer
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Memoirs of a Monza
Replies: 70
Views: 4865

Re: Memoirs of a Monza

Alright, gonna keep working on this project. Interest comes in waves, but I believe that is normal for most professional weekend tinkerers. The Monza cranks and runs, having some issues with reverse but I believe a manual valve adjustment is going to clear these up. The carbs need to be tuned and sy...
by joefarmer
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: No Reverse... Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 687

Re: No Reverse... Help!

I've ordered the tool for manual valve adjustment from Clarks, so I've got some time to kill before it arrives. While waiting I'll disconnect the vacuum line as you have mentioned and see what it does.

What exactly does that tell me? What should I be looking for when this is disconnected?
by joefarmer
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: No Reverse... Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 687

Re: No Reverse... Help!

Fluid is at the correct level when at operating temperature. That was my first guess as well.

Looks like I'll be ordering the special manual valve tool from Clarks. Anybody got one I can borrow?? haha
by joefarmer
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Special part for sale on ebay
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Special part for sale on ebay

Came across this today while browsing ebay... thought it was worth sharing.
by joefarmer
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: No Reverse... Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 687

Re: No Reverse... Help!

Alright, just got in from a test drive. Pulled the cable again and did a proper TV lever alignment, so now I have reverse. However, it is an odd type of reverse. Two strange symptoms. 1. Reverse only kicks in after about 4 seconds. So I shift from N to R, and then after a moment or so the engine kic...
by joefarmer
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: Load of parts what do you need??
Replies: 12
Views: 1340

Re: Load of parts what do you need??

Do you have the vent tube which connects pcv to air cleaner for 62-63 year model? Part number 14 on page 60 of clarks catalog.

And how much for the air cleaner assembly pictured closest to the top?

Thanks
by joefarmer
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: No Reverse... Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 687

Re: No Reverse... Help!

Once again, thanks terribleted. Pan will be coming off this week for a visual check as you have prescribed. I'll be sure to post back with findings. Maybe this thread will help someone else out in the future.
by joefarmer
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: No Reverse... Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 687

Re: No Reverse... Help!

Alright, got some updates from work done over the weekend. Pulled the cable back out and rotated the TV lever down CCW all the way then inserted the cable back in and felt it push the TV lever back CW. When done, the hole for the linkage rod to the carbs was just below the gasket level.... great. No...
by joefarmer
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: Selling my 64 Monza PG - $4500 OBO
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Selling my 64 Monza PG - $4500 OBO

Thanks Bobby doe. You need an early model to go along with your 1969!
by joefarmer
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: Selling my 64 Monza PG - $4500 OBO
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Selling my 64 Monza PG - $4500 OBO

Time to move on to the next project.... out of time and money on this one. Selling my 1964 Corvair Monza w/ powerglide automatic transmission and 110hp boxer-type engine. Clean and clear Texas title in my own name. Purchased this as a restoration project and am now moving on to the next project in l...
by joefarmer
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: No Reverse... Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 687

Re: No Reverse... Help!

Thanks terribleted! Do you think I have caused any damage to the trans since I drove it around the block with incorrect cable installation?
by joefarmer
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: No Reverse... Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 687

No Reverse... Help!

Rebuilt engine and rebuilt PG back in the 1964 Monza. All is going good (fixing small leaks, tuning carbs, so on and so forth); finally took it for a test drive this past weekend and I have no reverse! Engine runs good, good forward gears and neutral, but it's like reverse doesn't even engage. So, I...
by joefarmer
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Memoirs of a Monza
Replies: 70
Views: 4865

Re: Memoirs of a Monza

So.... it's been a while. Haven't been on the forum since earlier this summer, but I HAVE been busy. Here's what I've gotten done since my last post: 1. The engine rebuild was completed mid-July 2. Decided to saddle up and rebuild the PG as well (my first time ever going through a transmission) 3. C...

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