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by morevair
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Carb color
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Carb color

Sorry for my Bad typing,
I meant is there any reason for this or is it just 1960s bling...
by morevair
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Carb color
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Carb color

Hey All... Iv'e got a 66 corsa and noticed that the Rochester carbs have different colors top vs bottom... the entire carb appears to be pot metal, but the bottom is pewter colored where as the top is a brass colored... Is there an reason for this, of is it just 60's bling... Any input is appreciate...
by morevair
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: 12 plate Oil cooler bolt size
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: 12 plate Oil cooler bolt size

Thanks Brad, you always come through... I've got the shop manual, I just didn't know where to find the info... I see it now. Many thanks... I guess I'll just have to take these books to bed and go through every inch...(which I've done) I'm new to this, so I sometimes have difficulty recalling where ...
by morevair
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: 12 plate Oil cooler bolt size
Replies: 2
Views: 301

12 plate Oil cooler bolt size

Hey all, Got a silly question I’m replacing my torn up 12 plate oil cooler with a new used one. My old one had the bracket shaved off that connects to the engine housing , And I’m trying to figure out what size bolt to put in ,it’s the one on the left hand side, not the one next to the seals. I look...
by morevair
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Replacing distributor vacuum advance
Replies: 11
Views: 878

Re: Replacing distributor vacuum advance

Success, no drop screws, actually works… Man that makes a big difference… Now I’m able to advance my timing to where it supposed to be nice… Thank you all
by morevair
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Replacing distributor vacuum advance
Replies: 11
Views: 878

Re: Replacing distributor vacuum advance

Thanks again for the quick and informative responses, Corvair people are the best. I’ll drape everything to make sure nothing goes lost. I’m really looking forward to getting this fixed. I’ve always wondered why my timing is always been off. Thanks again
by morevair
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Replacing distributor vacuum advance
Replies: 11
Views: 878

Re: Replacing distributor vacuum advance

Thanks ever so much for the quick reply, so the screws that hold in the vacuum advance module are located underneath the distributor? Hence the fact that they drop out. I used a mirror but couldn’t see much underneath.
by morevair
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Replacing distributor vacuum advance
Replies: 11
Views: 878

Replacing distributor vacuum advance

All, Another "newbie" question... My distributor vacuum advance module is hosed... (literally, put a hose on it and sucked... no resistance). Should have a replacement soon... the question is... do I have to remove the distributor to replace ? I pulled the cap, pulled the rotor (man that was a pain)...
by morevair
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Looking for opinion on front spoiler
Replies: 10
Views: 1068

Re: Looking for opinion on front spoiler

Thanks all, for your input, I’ll probably stick with the stock spoiler for now, so many other things to do on my vair...
by morevair
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Any socket grounding tricks ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1166

Re: Any socket grounding tricks ?

I know different metals don’t get along. But I’m 65 and it’ll probably outlive me.
by morevair
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Any socket grounding tricks ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1166

Re: Any socket grounding tricks ?

All, I figured out a simple cheap Jerry rigged solution. I wrap some single strand copper wire around the socket ground flange and then Fold it back to make contact with the canister or ground. Dirt cheap, Jerry rig yeah.
by morevair
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Any socket grounding tricks ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1166

Re: Any socket grounding tricks ?

Thanks Brad, I definitely will utilize the dielectric grease. I guess I should’ve also mentioned the dash harness is also new.
by morevair
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Any socket grounding tricks ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1166

Re: Any socket grounding tricks ?

Thanks for the tip on the 18 gauge hole, I'll definitely take advantage of that... as far as not mentioning "dash", I was referring to all the socket types... My engine harness is new, and still has grounding issues (just a bad design in my opinion) so the 18 gauge jumper will help... and I know I h...
by morevair
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Any socket grounding tricks ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1166

Re: Any socket grounding tricks ?

So you're just confirming what I've already found out (thanks by the way)... this issues even happens with "new" sockets... and it's really a pain with the Corsa dash... you can't check it till it back in... it's just a bad design (sorry GM)... I'm going to experiment with some "jerry rigging" ... u...
by morevair
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Any socket grounding tricks ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1166

Any socket grounding tricks ?

All, As I'm sure you all know Corvairs have grounding issues... (lights)... The typical plastic light socket need to ground via the metal socket ground on the end of the sockets (usually via compression to the body)... What I'm running into is since these "sockets" are 50+ years old, there's a lot o...
by morevair
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Orphaned wire
Replies: 14
Views: 865

Re: Orphaned wire

As always, you’re a wealth of information Brad thanks…

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