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by ranger372
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Convertible Top
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Convertible Top

Looking for all coments pro or con, reviews, etc. of convertible tops as manufactured by Robbins Tops of Northern California. Convertible top is for my '65 Corsa. Looking to put on a cloth top. Absolutely do not want any ebay junk. Electron, probably the best manufacturer in the US is currently shut...
by ranger372
Sun May 24, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corsa original or Corsa Clone ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2156

Re: Corsa original or Corsa Clone ?

This was my Posting Thread of almost a year ago. A lot has transpired since my original posting in July of 2019. First off, I listened to ALL of the advise/suggestions by the good people of Corvair Forum. It was/is still my decision to rebuild the '65 Corsa Conv't. It has come along quite nicely. Ca...
by ranger372
Sun May 24, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Reverse Gear
Replies: 7
Views: 668

Reverse Gear

Please, How to put the Transmission into Reverse (at the Transmission) Push/Pull/Turn??? How far should the shaft stick out of Trans when in Reverse?
Thanks,
Steve D.
by ranger372
Tue May 19, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Reverse Light Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Re: Reverse Light Switch

Thanks Guys, So it's a 1/2"-13unc bolt. Short as can be - only as long as the switch threads are. Brass compression washer would also be good.
by ranger372
Tue May 19, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Reverse Light Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Reverse Light Switch

Hello All, Question, Reverse Light switch on the underside of a 4 speed Transmission.....What is the thread size? Believe it is a NPT size. Switch is leaking and want to replace with a plug. Car is a '65 Corsa :helpsos:
Thanks,
Steve D.
by ranger372
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corsa original or Corsa Clone ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2156

Re: Corsa original or Corsa Clone ?

OK guys, I've made my decision. I do believe this will please the group........My Corsa will be going into the shop in November. The shop will be Stripping paint, Performing all necessary body work, Painting, Replacing steering linkage. The good news the '65 Corsa Turbo Convertible will be saved and...
by ranger372
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corsa original or Corsa Clone ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2156

Re: Corsa original or Corsa Clone ?

I am located in northern Arkansas and a member of the Arkansas Corvair Club out of Little Rock. Unfortunately a 3 hour drive between Little Rock and home. Don't know if I'm all that concerned about sell value of the Corsa. Selling is not my goal, having fun is. I am leaning towards creating a Corsa ...
by ranger372
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corsa original or Corsa Clone ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2156

Corsa original or Corsa Clone ?

Hello All, Been a member for several years, but rarely post. I need input, suggestions and advice please. I've got 2 Corvairs, first is a '63 Monza vert, looks and runs great. 2nd is '65 Corsa Turbo vert.....This car, I purchased last Fall as a project. Since that time I have rebuilt the engine, I a...
by ranger372
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: PF99 fuel filter
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Re: PF99 fuel filter

Sorry, I must have thrown the old filter away.

Steve D.
by ranger372
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: PF99 fuel filter
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Re: PF99 fuel filter

The filter that I took off the car was obviously (to me) toast. When shaken it rattles. Tomorrow. if I can find it, I will I will cut it open and post photos.

Steve D.
by ranger372
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Gas tank R & R
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Gas tank R & R

Hello All, as I'm waiting for parts to be done by others ie: Cylinder heads, Cylinder Honing and Weber Carb Rebuild, I thought I would keep myself busy by replacing the Gas Tank in my '65 Corsa Turbo, I've got a tank in my stash. Several question here please. 1. Must I completely remove the front st...
by ranger372
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 4 speed gearbox oil change
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Re: 4 speed gearbox oil change

In addition to sucking the gear oil from the transmission. The oil must also be sucked from the fill plug on the trans axle. These units share gear oil between the two. My guess is the bean counters back in the day thought they could save a nickle per car, by not providing drain plugs. Be sure to us...
by ranger372
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Hastings Piston Rings
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: Hastings Piston Rings

Thanks Fred, Cylinders,Pistons and heads are at the machinist. Cylinders and Pistons are being checked for roundness, are within tolerance,proper piston to cylinder clearance, honing and producing the hatch pattern and in general good condition. Heads are being evaluated and CC'd. I purchased this c...
by ranger372
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Hastings Piston Rings
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Hastings Piston Rings

Hello Guys, I am doing a top half engine refresh on my '65 Corsa Convert, 180 Turbo. I've been to the Hastings online website and have determined that I will be needing Hastings #2M669030 piston rings. The 'M' indicates Moly and the 030 indicates .030 the overbore as marked on each piston top. My qu...

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