Search found 132 matches

by dave t
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 62 Monza no lights
Replies: 112
Views: 4376

Re: 62 Monza no lights

all the crimp connectors used on the corvair are called packard type-56. the only connectors that i cannot find are the forked flag spade connectors used on the coil wire & voltage regulator and the dome light/fuse block connectors. i use ring terminals instead of the forked spade terminals. i use c...
by dave t
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Battery Problems
Replies: 26
Views: 1488

Re: Battery Problems

bandaid go to the local auto patrs store and get one of those green knob battery disconnects. the kind that mounts to the negative battery post and the negative cable mounts to that. this will allow you to quickly and easily disconnect the battery so you do not ruin your new battery when not testing...
by dave t
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine cuts out at 3 grand
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: Engine cuts out at 3 grand

Found the problem! I disassembled the distributor. the little dab of grease on the advance weights must have been too much. it was all gummed up and the weights were sticking. i cleaned up the weight "SYSTEM" and installed a set of NOS springs that i had. this should have not caused the problem but ...
by dave t
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine cuts out at 3 grand
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: Engine cuts out at 3 grand

...a few weeks ago, i intermittantly started to get a miss at about 3 grand when accellerating to shift. no miss at 3 grand while cruising on the freeway... :whoa: :idea: Just a wild guess... I was trying to think of what is unique about running the engine up through the gears that could cause a di...
by dave t
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine cuts out at 3 grand
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: Engine cuts out at 3 grand

I have a daily driver 64 greenbrier 4-speed 3:55 gears. points ignition dual bushed distributor. correct weights & springs, new clarks 217 vacuum advance. 110 engine, distributor, carbs all rebuilt about a year ago. 2 month old tuneup using blue point points condensor rotar cap, seth emmerson wires...
by dave t
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine cuts out at 3 grand
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Engine cuts out at 3 grand

I have a daily driver 64 greenbrier 4-speed 3:55 gears. points ignition dual bushed distributor. correct weights & springs, new clarks 217 vacuum advance. 110 engine, distributor, carbs all rebuilt about a year ago. 2 month old tuneup using blue point points condensor rotar cap, seth emmerson wires ...
by dave t
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Spark plug oddity
Replies: 18
Views: 1316

Re: Spark plug oddity

I had a striped plug hole one time. I was told to put a thick glob of axle grease on the tap to catch the shavings. i turned 1 revolution then removed it. cleaned & regreased it and repeted until i threaded the hole all the way. installed a timecert and away i went. no head removal. Sent from my SM-...
by dave t
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: LM drivetrain in EM
Replies: 34
Views: 2768

Re: LM drivetrain in EM

Any Corvair engine can be swapped in. simply use the shrouds from the existing car. there are a few other parts but is rather simple. you might consider just swapping the engine as a first step.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Corvair Forum mobile app
by dave t
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Custom Sun Visors
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: Custom Sun Visors

looking good

Sent from my SM-G930V using Corvair Forum mobile app

by dave t
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Fuel Tank Removal & Installation
Replies: 20
Views: 12782

Re: Fuel Tank Removal & Installation

The tank wasn't bad, but the hoses were. The next guy will find this to his liking. Don't be too pissed at me for doing this. Also, I did install a plug in the bottom of the tank. Whats the resistance value of the pot on the sending unit. Mine seems erratic and I'd like to replace just the resistor...
by dave t
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Fuel Tank Removal & Installation
Replies: 20
Views: 12782

Re: Fuel Tank Removal & Installation

The tank wasn't bad, but the hoses were. The next guy will find this to his liking. Don't be too pissed at me for doing this. Also, I did install a plug in the bottom of the tank. Whats the resistance value of the pot on the sending unit. Mine seems erratic and I'd like to replace just the resistor...
by dave t
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: gas tank sending unit
Replies: 14
Views: 1444

Re: gas tank sending unit

The tube coming out of the sending unit / delivery tube on our 65 is plugged solid with muck of some sort. We have a new sending unit - what is involved in getting the old one out? It appears the ring holding it in doesn't have threads, or does it? Maybe just pries out? Thanks for any advise. Jim S...
by dave t
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Re: 1963 Corvair Monza 900 Convertible
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: 1963 Corvair Monza 900 Convertible

I believe it’s for the jack or jack tools 1961 Greenbrier, 1962 Rampside and 1964 Monza cab. ossieoz is right. it is to retain the jack & handle. there should be a hook mounted next to the spring near the steering box adjustment plastic plug cover. Sent from my SM-G930V using Corvair Forum mobile a...
by dave t
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Re: 1963 Corvair Monza 900 Convertible
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: 1963 Corvair Monza 900 Convertible

I believe it’s for the jack or jack tools 1961 Greenbrier, 1962 Rampside and 1964 Monza cab. ossieoz is right. it is to retain the jack & handle. there should be a hook mounted next to the spring near the steering box adjustment plastic plug cover. Sent from my SM-G930V using Corvair Forum mobile a...
by dave t
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Bulkhead space ?
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: Bulkhead space ?

:link: http://www.corvair.com/user-cgi/catalog.cgi?show_page=240&graygo.x=0&graygo.y=0 http://www.corvair.com/2013SPGFX/240.jpg Part number C7122: BLACK WASHER BOTTLE LABEL-61-64 GLUE ON-(SELF ADHESIVE =C7122A) Weight: 0 lbs 2 oz Catalog Pages(s): 240 Price: $ 1.90 Order Quantity: ADDITIONAL ITEMS ...
by dave t
Mon May 28, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Shut down when a/c is running
Replies: 35
Views: 3258

Re: Shut down when a/c is running

My 66 -140 hp A/c Corsa is giving me problems shutting off seemingly only when I run A/C. Whenever it does that I can no longer hear the electric fuel pump running. Let it sit a bit and it starts and runs OK. I can continue on without A/c when it restarts. Prior to restarting I can hear the fuel pu...

Go to advanced search