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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: 344

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: 344

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: 10
Views: 544

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...
by dave t
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Starting a engine that has sat for a long time
Replies: 10
Views: 544

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

To test the pump, Take the pump in your hand and seal the in and out ports with your fingers. Push the lower pin of the pump against the work bench quickly. You should feel pressure and suction on the ports with your fingers. I like to use E85 compatible fuel hose between the tank and body line, bod...
by dave t
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Checking wiring ignition to starter/battery/coil
Replies: 31
Views: 817

Re: Checking wiring ignition to starter/battery/coil

Ignore the yellow wire for now. The purple wire on the starter is the start wire from the keyswitch. Put the negative probe from the volt meter on a good ground under the car. The positive wire goes on the purple wire on the starter. Have someone turn the key to start. You should get 12v. If not. Ch...
by dave t
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Starting a engine that has sat for a long time
Replies: 10
Views: 544

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

Minimum Clean fuel system Rebuild carbs Change oil Rebuild brake system I like to open up both ends of the fuel and brake lines. Spray a bunch of brake cleaner in one end and blow it out with compressed air. Have someone hold a clean rag at the other end to see what comes out. Continue until the rag...
by dave t
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Shifting
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Shifting

I had the same problem on my van. Most of the time when starting off from a dead stop the clutch chattered. I found that the input shaft seal had blown and I had gear oil all over the clutch. I installed 2 seals, cleaned the flywheel & pressure plate and installed a new clutch disc. While I was in t...
by dave t
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corvair information
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Corvair information

OK, what color should the fluid be? Some say blue, some say green, some say that it depends on the year, some say either color was used on all years. Does anyone know the real info?

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by dave t
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Oil Cooler Seals
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Oil Cooler Seals

The felpro number above is listed for a Ford, altrom number is listed for a VW

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by dave t
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Corvair Owner in Michigan
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: New Corvair Owner in Michigan

Welcome. If you like the shop manual, get a factory assembly manual too. To is a book of exploded views You can really get a good idea of how things are put together on the car. Tell us where you live. There mozt likely are a few other Corvair owners or a club chapter need you. We are here to help. ...
by dave t
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 66 corvair conv
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: 66 corvair conv

Sorry, The early models have a hydrolic top. Late models have mechanical tops. The motor, transmission and cables are all available to repair your power top. Disconnect your cables and test your motor to see where the problem might be. Remove the cables and Chuck them up in a drill to make sure they...
by dave t
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 66 corvair conv
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: 66 corvair conv

The early models have a hydrolic

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by dave t
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Backup light not working
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Backup light not working

I had a problem with my backup lights staying on in all gears. I added another gasket/washer on the switch and that fixed it. It was a Clark's repro switch, 1964 4-speed trans. I lost about a third of a cup of trans oil while quickly pulling and replacing the switch. About 3 pumps from an oil bottle...
by dave t
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Telescoping Steering Wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Telescoping Steering Wheel

The parts place has reproductions of most of the tele horn parts available. Thepartsplaceinc.com

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by dave t
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Gen/Fan Light Flickering
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Gen/Fan Light Flickering

Is your battery negative wire secure at the battery, frame and engine. If your frame ground is bad and engine ground good then the frame/body is grounding through your rear wheel bearings. Not a good thing and can cause lights to flicker. Check your grounds. However. Your gen light has 12v on one si...
by dave t
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Petronix wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Petronix wiring

The yellow wire goes to the positive of the coil. It provides full 12v during the start mode to give a hotter spart to help the engine start. Once you release the key, The yellow wire goes dead. The brown ignition wire has a resistor in it to drop voltage to 6 to 8 volts to protect the points. Unles...

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