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by 66corsaguy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from San Francisco - 65 Monza
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: Hello from San Francisco - 65 Monza

If you buy it let me know. I live in SF and love to meet up with other Corvair owners. I’m working on a leak at the moment.
Stay away from the mechanic in the bayview. He will take your money and not do the work. Best to do the work yourself.


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by 66corsaguy
Mon May 13, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Differential seal leak?
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Differential seal leak?

This is the leak. Is that called the input shaft? The bar on the far right side
Will i need to pull the motor out to access that seal?
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by 66corsaguy
Thu May 02, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Differential seal leak?
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: Differential seal leak?

The short answer is yes you will have to pull powerpack out of car to replace the seal at throw bearing snout. But can’t tell from pic where oil is leaking? And what kind of noise was it making? May have damaged your differential or transmission if low on oil. The noise was a while ago and i only a...
by 66corsaguy
Thu May 02, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Differential seal leak?
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Differential seal leak?

IMG_6694.JPG Help! Transaxle oil. Pretty bad leak. Do i need to take the motor out to replace? A while ago it made horrible noise so i re filled it. But looks blown now. I do all my own work and highly capable just not Knowledgeable as i r not done before. I have all the manuals etc etc. any advice...
by 66corsaguy
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Brakes

acarlson wrote:I rebuilt all 4 brakes on my '65 Corsa. Here's what I did (it's been working fine for me):

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Alec
Thanks for all the advice and this posting. Very helpful.


by 66corsaguy
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Chirp whistle Air leak. Help finding?
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Chirp whistle Air leak. Help finding?

Ok. Will definitely use the hose idea.I do have a mechanics stethoscope so possibly i/ a friend can use this?


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by 66corsaguy
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Chirp whistle Air leak. Help finding?
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Chirp whistle Air leak. Help finding?

Weather is nice now in Northern California so I’m working on the 66. What I’ve noticed is a chirp whistle. Sounds like an air leak or metal rubbing. But i just can not find where it’s coming from. Any suggestions? It only happens when i accelerate and in low gear- neutral or first. When i initially ...
by 66corsaguy
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Re: Brakes

I'm not a pro, but you're going to need to open the lines and bleed anyway for wheel cylinders. If rubber parts of brake lines look dry rotted (or they're original) might not be bad idea to knock it out. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Corvair Forum mobile app Yes indeed I forgot to mention tho...
by 66corsaguy
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Brakes

Yeah the more i look i think it’s all toast. Makes sense to do both sides as they are most likely the same age. And i should check the rears i guess too. When i spin the wheel i can hear/feel the tension in uneven ways so guessing out of round also? I’ve always noticed this while driving that when i...
by 66corsaguy
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Brakes

1966 Corsa: Right wheel brake cylinder. When brake is applied lightly only rear shoe moves. So I’m assuming cylinder is broken. Couple questions. Am i supposed to replace as a pair? Meaning right and left wheels? Also i am assuming this shoe is a goner. IMG_6382.JPG Opinion on buying LAPS or waiting...
by 66corsaguy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Road Candy 65 Corsa 140
Replies: 75
Views: 13913

Re: Road Candy 65 Corsa 140

Hey Corvairs! Just sharing that I've put about 2500 miles on this 1965 Corsa since mechanical rebuild, and I've spent a lot of those miles, debugging and fine tuning. Although it's been running fine, I've had a little idle fluctuation and occasional carburetor "spitting." Then I discovered that I h...
by 66corsaguy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Gas in oil
Replies: 12
Views: 2057

Re: Gas in oil

Have you been able to verify fuel in the oil other than sniff test ? Personally i would not use this as my primary way of saying there’s fuel in the oil.


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by 66corsaguy
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: PCV filter change question
Replies: 6
Views: 453

PCV filter change question

Thanks.
by 66corsaguy
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: PCV filter change question
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: PCV filter change question

Most folks don't realize dumping the blow-by out the PCV tube, even with a filter, into the engine compartment lets carbon monoxide get pulled into the cooling system. IF the heater is on then it goes into the car - not safe. There are aftermarket air cleaners that accommodate the PCV plumbing like...
by 66corsaguy
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: PCV filter change question
Replies: 6
Views: 453

PCV filter change question

I’ve got a filter on my PCV tube. How often should i change it? I have a decent amount of blowby. If i wrap my hand around the filter it leaves oil on my hand.

Are they washable or must i buy new?
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