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by joelsplace
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: dual master brake cylinder
Replies: 16
Views: 520

Re: dual master brake cylinder

My brake hones both three an two stone fit fine. Are you sure yours is a brake hone?
by joelsplace
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65-69 Suspension on 64?
Replies: 25
Views: 1149

Re: 65-69 Suspension on 64?

I've heard that about the '64 sway bar but I'm not sure it is accurate. I use nylon bushings in mine and probably drive as hard as anyone and I haven't had any issues yet.
by joelsplace
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65-69 Suspension on 64?
Replies: 25
Views: 1149

Re: 65-69 Suspension on 64?

The '63 sway bar is tiny compared to the '64. Huge difference.
by joelsplace
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Is there a certain back psi needed?
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Is there a certain back psi needed?

That is true the turbo Corvairs have a very free flowing muffler. That is where the term "turbo" muffler came from and why performance guys started using them on other cars.
by joelsplace
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Is there a certain back psi needed?
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Is there a certain back psi needed?

That can happen. That is one of the reasons a system that is too large hurts performance. Proper sizing to achieve proper velocity is best to combat the atmospheric pressure that is trying to keep the exhaust in the engine. Too large or too small increases back pressure. The reason single exhaust wo...
by joelsplace
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Is there a certain back psi needed?
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Is there a certain back psi needed?

With open pipes you have around 15psi back pressure. A good exhaust system will promote the best velocity to overcome that pressure so if you just have open pipes or the pipes are too large you will actually have too much back pressure. You can also have a system that is too restrictive but that isn...
by joelsplace
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Cruddy Electricals
Replies: 18
Views: 606

Re: Cruddy Electricals

Thanks for the kit link. Keep your old solenoid. New one are often very poor quality and don't last long. I've quit replacing them unless they are dead and when I need one I dig through old ones to find a good one. The last starter I rebuilt needed bushings again about 10k later so I guess the new b...
by joelsplace
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: removing steering box
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: removing steering box

I always replace the rubber pitman bushing with a nylon one as one of the first things I do to any Corvair I drive. I've got one with probably 80k on it and it hasn't worn out yet. I don't like the rubbery steering feel of the stock bushing. I have had to hone some to fit.
by joelsplace
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Mismatching Carbs?
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Mismatching Carbs?

If there are no provisions in the heads for chokes then the heads are '60 or '61 so it probably isn't a 95hp.
by joelsplace
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 15 inch wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: 15 inch wheels

Check the date code on those tires. I doubt they are any good. 7 years is about maximum and a lot of us have had failures around 5.
by joelsplace
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member '69 Corvair
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: New member '69 Corvair

Check the rubber line in the driver's side rear wheel well and the rubber line at the tank bottom on the passenger side. They can get soft and collapse or crack and suck air.
by joelsplace
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Delco vintage looking battery
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: Delco vintage looking battery

Most people just use the 51R since it fits. Of course it doesn't look stock.
by joelsplace
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 15 inch wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: 15 inch wheels

Ted is correct those are way too tall. 225/50R15s will fit with the proper offset.
by joelsplace
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie full of questions. (I will search 1st LOL)
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Newbie full of questions. (I will search 1st LOL)

I've got an almost perfect '66 Malibu and Corvairs drive like race cars compared to it.
by joelsplace
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another Newbie
Replies: 17
Views: 397

Re: Another Newbie

Where are you having issues? Did you find the place to add them under the "Full Editor & Preview" button?
by joelsplace
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Cruddy Electricals
Replies: 18
Views: 606

Re: Cruddy Electricals

Glad it worked for you!
Thanks for the Lowes number.

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