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by joelsplace
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Cleaning gas tank
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Cleaning gas tank

I've been told acetone really does a good job on varnish but I haven't tried it.
by joelsplace
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Cleaning gas tank
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Cleaning gas tank

Unless you can't afford it buy a new tank and sender and save a lot of trouble. I keep new ones ready.
by joelsplace
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65 monza 4 speed w shifter issue.
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Re: 65 monza 4 speed w shifter issue.

It sounds like broken spider gears to me but you said the forward gears are "mostly" ok. Not sure what that means.
In the video it appeared to make the same noise and not move in first and reverse.
by joelsplace
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65 Honda 140 convertible
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: 65 Honda 140 convertible

Honda? I don't know anything about them. The rear seal in a Corvair is easy. The front is more work. Bell housing and oil pan have to come off but it isn't difficult. You'll want to replace the input shaft seal on a manual or converter seal & bushing if a Powerglide while you are in there. Be sure t...
by joelsplace
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 4 carb Roger Parent linkage.
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Re: 4 carb Roger Parent linkage.

No reason to have the lockout. It's for people that aren't smart enough to refrain from hold it wide open before the engine is warm.
by joelsplace
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 140 Carbs and Linkages
Replies: 17
Views: 1084

Re: 140 Carbs and Linkages

I'll be sure to drive my V8 Malibu more often to make up for you guys starving the trees.
by joelsplace
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 140 Carbs and Linkages
Replies: 17
Views: 1084

Re: 140 Carbs and Linkages

I get that. Pick a better project. Build a fuel injection system. Design a really good combustion chamber. Design some kind of air flow management system under the back of the car to extract the hot air. I could probably come up with others. Design something to reduce wind noise. There is probably a...
by joelsplace
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 140 Carbs and Linkages
Replies: 17
Views: 1084

Re: 140 Carbs and Linkages

Don't re-invent the wheel. Fix it stock or go with Roger's linkage.
by joelsplace
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Help a Corvair rookie out
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Help a Corvair rookie out

Good choice. Here's a good list to watch for Corvairs for sale: http://corvaircenter.com/phorum/read.php?1,888320 Clark's also has some: http://www.corvair.com/user-cgi/pages.cgi?category=buyorsell Shade's: http://shadesclassiccars.com/ A lot show up on Facebook Corvair trader and on Facebook market...
by joelsplace
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Help a Corvair rookie out
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Help a Corvair rookie out

I'm not sure what you are comparing things to but Corvair parts are fairly inexpensive. Sure there are a few expensive parts like the FC boomerang, early rear wheel bearings, thermostats and the thermister but most stuff is cheap. Brakes, tune-up parts, interior parts, bumpers, wheel bearings (excep...
by joelsplace
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Help a Corvair rookie out
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Help a Corvair rookie out

I agree $500 max on that. If it is a '68 those are fairly rare but it is a 500 which was the base model. Corvair engines were 164ci from '64-'69 so unless someone swapped with an early engine (140 or 145ci) it has the "big" engine. It has the remnants of the smog system that the early engines didn't...
by joelsplace
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65 monza 4 speed w shifter issue.
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Re: 65 monza 4 speed w shifter issue.

Put it in reverse with the engine off, start it and see if it will back up. Clunking and grinding are completely different in my vocabulary so I'm having a hard time understanding what you are saying. Grinding is two gears spinning against each other. Clunking is banging like something is loose, bro...
by joelsplace
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine locked up from sitting, thoughts?
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Engine locked up from sitting, thoughts?

I'm having a hard time seeing how an engine that had oil added to the cylinders would lock up from sitting. I'm guessing it was locked up when parked. Either way Ted has it right. There are plenty of other threads that give tips on engine removal. The procedure depends a lot on your space and budget...
by joelsplace
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65 monza 4 speed w shifter issue.
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Re: 65 monza 4 speed w shifter issue.

That is a totally subjective question. I think it's easy. You many think it's difficult. Either way it doesn't appear to fit the description of your problem and you didn't clarify what your symptoms are. Give some more info and I'm sure people will chime in.
by joelsplace
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Seat belts
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Seat belts

It was an extra cost option.
by joelsplace
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65 Honda convertible
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: 65 Honda convertible

That's way too much. If you are using a cork gasket you just tighten them until the gasket just starts to crush. A nut driver is a good tool to keep from tightening them too much.

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