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by dave t
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 64 Convertible delivered today
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: 64 Convertible delivered today

Congrats!

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by dave t
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: OPGI Catalog Delayed
Replies: 14
Views: 713

Re: OPGI Catalog Delayed

Well, first of all, I have not heard anything about OPGI purchasing any other company. Let alone Clark's. As far as I know that is just a faulse rumor. As for a parts list to wet you whistle, I have over 75 hardware kits: Complete engine, suspension, bumpers & brackets and the like. Gaskets & O-ring...
by dave t
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Mystery under dash connector
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Mystery under dash connector

Depending on the type of flasher that was on your car, some of the wires may have been cut. Let me know if you can't figure it out and I will help you repair the turn signal wires.
Dave

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by dave t
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Mystery under dash connector
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Mystery under dash connector

Looks to me like an aftermarket emergency 4-way flasher. Is there a flasher can in the circuit?

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by dave t
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: OPGI Catalog Delayed
Replies: 14
Views: 713

Re: OPGI Catalog Delayed

That is true. The corvair catalog was pushed. I have all the parts ready for marketing to enter into the system and lay out the catalog. We don't have a due date yet but I will let you guys know when it is set. I am looking forward to seeing it too. Please be patient. Dave T from OPGI Sent from my S...
by dave t
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 66 corvair electric top motor
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: 66 corvair electric top motor

The late model corvair convertibles use a drive cable system. The motor and transmission are the same as GM A-bodies such as chevelle, GTO, cutlass& skylark. Typically you can get the motor and transmission together and separately. Be sure to remove the drive cables and test for binding with a drill...
by dave t
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Early Model rear suspension rebuild
Replies: 13
Views: 647

Re: Early Model rear suspension rebuild

I like to have some fluid in the clear catch bottle. Extend the catch hose into the fluid. If I Don't close the bleeder quick enough or the helper takes his foot off the pedal the hose will only suck fluid back in. Not air. As you bleed, you will see any air as bubbles in the catch bottle fluid. Wor...
by dave t
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Parts Wanted
Topic: 1964 Corvair Monza, STARTER
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: 1964 Corvair Monza, STARTER

Jeff at california corvair out in chino has them too. This weekend is the great western fan belt toss & swap meet. I'll bet you there will be several there. The 'toss is in Palm springs, a great event.

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by dave t
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: VDO cylinder head temp gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: VDO cylinder head temp gauge

I installed my VD O thermocouple at the threaded hole on the left head where the thermister goes on a 140 or turbo. I believe I used a short 3/8-18 bolt (might be a different size) and two washers. Drilled a hole in the rear shroud and used a grommet under the oil cooler just like the 140 & turbo th...
by dave t
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: 1961 Van - Rough
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: 1961 Van - Rough

Call Jeff at california corvairs. He often is cutting up rust buckets
He may be able to get you some body/roof panels to graft in.

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by dave t
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Carburetors for a 63 turbo
Replies: 25
Views: 1213

Re: Carburetors for a 63 turbo

I had the same problem with my 63 turbo. I got Bob Helt's book on the YH and was able to figure out the gremlins and got it to run great. I highly recommend the book. It's available at most Corvair vendors.

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by dave t
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Telescoping Steering Wheel
Replies: 12
Views: 719

Re: Telescoping Steering Wheel

The parts place has most of the parts you are working with in case you need replacements

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by dave t
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Carburetor color
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: Carburetor color

I have used the eastwood "gold" paint on my carbs. They don't look too bad. I like it. It does not look anodized but I think they look better than raw aluminum. Make sure you prep them properly.

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by dave t
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Electrical Gremlins
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: Electrical Gremlins

Make sure the knob is not sticking. Loosten the set screw and remove the knob. Test again carefully with a pair of pliers. If not that, I will betcha it is the switch if the wiring checks out.

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by dave t
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Electrical Gremlins
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: Electrical Gremlins

1 or 2 speed wipers?

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by dave t
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Starting a engine that has sat for a long time
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: Starting a engine that has sat for a long time

You can get gear oil in a tall bottle. They make a hand pump that replaces the bottle cap. Fill the trans at the side level check bolt in the trans. Fill until the oil overflows from the hole. The trans and diff share oil but it does not always flow from the trans to diff quickly. If the trans was e...

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