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by azdave
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: transmission leak?
Replies: 11
Views: 674

Re: transmission leak?

... It seems like a fairly big job with the risk of screwing up the shift selector and the gearing And now you know why someone attempted to seal a crack in the shift cable casing with RTV silicone sealer. That cable is normally filled with fluid all the way to the front because it is below the flu...
by azdave
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: V8's - V6's - and...?
Topic: 1965 Corvair Saab 9000 Aero Swap?
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: 1965 Corvair Saab 9000 Aero Swap?

I've had six Vairs with engine swaps. All were bought as partially completed projects from someone else. That may give you an idea of how often these swaps actually get completed. If you have a good running Corvair, think carefully before you start down a path that few people finish. Getting the eng...
by azdave
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 65 Corsa Convertible
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: 65 Corsa Convertible

Looking good!
by azdave
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: New toy
Replies: 14
Views: 860

Re: New toy

Nice! If I had not found a used portable lift a few years back I was ready to buy one of those. I don't want a lift that is locked in one location.
by azdave
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Accelerator Pumps
Replies: 11
Views: 522

Re: Accelerator Pumps

I've put the blue Viton cups in about 10 carbs so far. None have more than about 2 years use on them yet so can't really tell how they will last but no issues so far. I happened to get mine from a CA Corvairs when ordering other parts but I think John Sweet has the better deal if that is all you are...
by azdave
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New window shopper from u.k.
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: New window shopper from u.k.

Welcome!
by azdave
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 1st oil change
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: 1st oil change

If you like to read, this info is from a fellow Corvair owner and oil expert Richard Widman. https://www.widman.biz/uploads/Corvair_oil.pdf Unless it is brand new engine I'm breaking in or I'm running very stiff valve springs in a performance engine, I worry very little about ZDDP levels and certain...
by azdave
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: How to empty full mail folder on this site.
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: How to empty full mail folder on this site.

Same here. Box is full but can't delete or change status of them. According to the site presets any new messages will still arrive and the oldest ones will drop off the list so you should not be in danger of missing new PM messages.

PM sent to you as a test.

Scott?
by azdave
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65 140 motor
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: 65 140 motor

I'm so used to the hole in the block stripping out that I made an assumption that you were dealing with that. I would apply localized heat with a propane torch to help expand the aluminum around the stud before trying to spin it out. Some people use a drop of red Loctite when re-installing studs to ...
by azdave
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Carbs / gas tank / rust
Replies: 18
Views: 874

Re: Carbs / gas tank / rust

Until you can get a new tank, put in a generously large metal-cased fuel filter either at the tank outlet or above the rear axle where the two fuel lines have a short section of rubber hose between the body line and the engine line.
by azdave
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65 140 motor
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: 65 140 motor

First, how are you repairing the stripped hole? Second, why replace all the studs? Are they known bad or only suspected? You can do a test before you build the engine to be sure the studs won't pull out later during assembly. When the case is still empty, you can use a section of 1/2 water pipe over...
by azdave
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: Hidden vin locations!
Replies: 19
Views: 13469

Re: Hidden vin locations!

Interesting. Some owners report seeing various stampings like that here or there and usually surmise they are part identifiers for the individual panels but that number looks much longer than others I have seen.
by azdave
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: Engine ID # location
Replies: 38
Views: 10837

Re: Engine ID # location

The engine id number on my car is 18W104215. Can anyone decode it? The car is 1965 Monza Convertible. 18W104215? That is a partial stamping of the VIN number to help deter fraud. The last 8 digits on your VIN tag should agree with that if the engine is still original to the car. T10232RW? Seems lik...
by azdave
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello I'm new here
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Hello I'm new here

Welcome! Sorry you have to sell the car. Doesn't look too bad in the for sale pics.
by azdave
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: New Pistons & Cylinders in Boxes!
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: New Pistons & Cylinders in Boxes!

I have a spare set of those as well. Nothing wrong with using genuine GM cast piston/cylinder sets on a standard rebuild unless you are going racing or running boost. One of my Corsas runs forged but all the others are cast.
by azdave
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: Hidden vin locations!
Replies: 19
Views: 13469

Re: Hidden vin locations!

Who else would know, besides you and the guy who riveted the rear plate on? Do you just bolt the crossmember back on and sell the car? You could do that but if the new owner finds out he bought a VIN swapped car from you it will be up to you to prove you didn't know about it or actually have anythi...

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