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by corvairsince70
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Wild Goosechase: Control Rod Nuts
Replies: 16
Views: 744

Re: Wild Goosechase: Control Rod Nuts

Just buy an 11/16-18 die from Amazon. This one is slightly adjustable so you can get the OD of the threads to fit nicely with new nuts. Works great.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007PL32MU/re ... UTF8&psc=1
by corvairsince70
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Instrument panel removal
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Instrument panel removal

No, you do not have to removed the bezel. On the drawing of the selector in the circle above, you only have to remove nut (#4) and e-clip (#1). The nut is ⅝" and is a little tough to get to but I just did it yesterday. The clip is easier to remove if you put it in Low so it is easier to see. It is v...
by corvairsince70
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: strange opening in engine sheet metal
Replies: 17
Views: 1004

Re: strange opening in engine sheet metal

This '66 turbo engine is an October '65 build (T1008RL)
by corvairsince70
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: strange opening in engine sheet metal
Replies: 17
Views: 1004

Re: strange opening in engine sheet metal

I have an original '66 turbo and it has the opening under the coil like all '66 engines did.
by corvairsince70
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Is my turbo working?
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Is my turbo working?

If you hear a high pitched whine you should check the bearing in your turbo. They should be silent. Also, if your turbo is working you will know it without driving it "like you stole it". I drove a LM stock turbo daily driver for 20 years and loved it. Faster than any stock 140.
by corvairsince70
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valves Knocking at Idle
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: Valves Knocking at Idle

Another reason a 140PG will ping at idle is the secondaries are not closed completely. This causes it to run very lean.
by corvairsince70
Wed May 09, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: rear camber
Replies: 15
Views: 1193

Re: rear camber

I quit trying to find and argue with alignment shops about aligning a Corvair years ago. Most are not interested in the extra time it takes. A few months ago I bought some alignment tools on Amazon to try. This is what I bought "Tenhulzen Auto 3300 2-Wheel Alignment System All-in-one Tool (Camber/Ca...
by corvairsince70
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turn signal arm
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Re: Turn signal arm

I am still trying to figure this out as well. See attached picture. Can anyone identify the different lengths and angles for the 65-66 ones pictured. I know about the 67-68 ones.
by corvairsince70
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: What's that small hole in my 66 Trim tag???!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: What's that small hole in my 66 Trim tag???!!!

I have two '66 convertibles with the 3/16 hole punched. No shoulder harnesses here. On the post by "notched", the hole looks quite a bit bigger than 3/16".
by corvairsince70
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Carter linkage adjustment...
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: Carter linkage adjustment...

I use a small metal protractor like we used in elementary school.
by corvairsince70
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Rear engine oil leak
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: Rear engine oil leak

I have had similar problems with oil leaking into the skid plate. Main source of my leaks have been pressurized oil leaking past the oil pump idler shaft. Now on every engine I work on, I clean this area and seal it with either Permatex #2 or epoxy. You need to remove the pulley to get good access. ...
by corvairsince70
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Cruise hesitation
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Cruise hesitation

I had the same issue with my '68 140 PG. If the primary carburetors you are using are in fact '68, they are not your friend due to being smog carbs. GM intentionally leaned them for emission purposes. I replaced my '68 smog primaries with '66 primaries and the problem vanished. Smooth as glass now, ...
by corvairsince70
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: '66 Power Top
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: '66 Power Top

Thanks Brad. In Fig. 11-73 of the Electric Folding Top section, it looks like the 10Ga red from the wiring harness screws to the engine rail using the red plastic stand-off as usual. Then a short jumper from there to the battery side of the relay. There is one other wire in the diagram from the red ...
by corvairsince70
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: '66 Power Top
Replies: 3
Views: 626

'66 Power Top

Could someone please post a picture of the circuit breaker on a '66 convert with a power top. I need to confirm how it is mounted and wired.
Also, a picture of the location of the hole in the rear shelf where the wires for the power top motor are routed.
by corvairsince70
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: LM Rear Engine Seal Options...
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: LM Rear Engine Seal Options...

I leave the seal on the car and attach it to the engine sheet metal before the engine is raised completely. With the engine an inch or so low, there is more finger room to attach the seal. Start in the middle front and work around. Then raise the engine and tighten nuts. Works every time.
by corvairsince70
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: WTB '66 Corsa coupe
Replies: 0
Views: 275

WTB '66 Corsa coupe

Looking for a '66 Corsa coupe to use as a daily driver. Engine and interior not important, body is. I don't want to spend all of my money fixing rust when I can spend it on mechanical and interior. Southwest car would probably be best bet.

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