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by azdave
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: Hidden vin locations!
Replies: 19
Views: 13469

Re: Hidden vin locations!

So from what I am getting from this is the metal body itself does not have a VIN stamped in it. As long as a person found the correct rivets and rivet gun they could swap the VIN tag, front cross member, and engine compartment body tag and short of actually finding discrepancy between options no on...
by azdave
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: Hidden vin locations!
Replies: 19
Views: 13469

Re: Hidden vin locations!

erco wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:54 pm
My '67 Monza coupe's VIN hidden behind the crossmember and the matching number in the engine room.
Always nice to see those two match! Sadly, I've found a few that don't.
by azdave
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Instrument Panel Indicator Diffusers
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Instrument Panel Indicator Diffusers

I can't see any new cars lasting nearly as long as our hobby cars. My modern vehicles are already scuffing major ageing issues.
by azdave
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Hemmings Corvair Restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: Hemmings Corvair Restoration

Sounds like another 90% restored Corvair will be on Craigslist soon. :sad5:
by azdave
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Instrument Panel Indicator Diffusers
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Instrument Panel Indicator Diffusers

All I can say is that when those materials were specified, absolutely no one at GM worried about how they would perform over 50 years later. Cardboard was just fine for the first 20-30 years I'll bet. I replace those tubes with some schedule 120 PVC pipe and pop in the latest LEDs. The interior plas...
by azdave
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Is Steering coupler supposed to have bearing race inside?
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Is Steering coupler supposed to have bearing race inside?

Here's a borrowed image (ignore the extra notations) showing the sliding square bearing blocks that were common in many steering coupler joints of that era. These came into use in late production 65 Corvairs.
by azdave
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member/owner from norcal
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: New member/owner from norcal

Welcome!
by azdave
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: FUEL PUMP ISSUES
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: FUEL PUMP ISSUES

No. It looks like the issue is the US Motorworks doesn't have the dimple for the set screw, so it's possible to mount it too deep. Wow! If they left out the setscrew hole that is a real problem because most people will insert the pump until it stops which is too deep. Mounting it too shallow could ...
by azdave
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Brake pressure differential switch 67-69
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Brake pressure differential switch 67-69

erco wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:19 am
Maybe since 90% of Corvairs only have single master cylinders then nobody cares. :chevy:
Just not something I have ever needed myself. All of my Vairs are pre-67 and single MC.
by azdave
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Head torque specs and sequence
Replies: 7
Views: 1892

Re: Head torque specs and sequence

Note this thread is originally from 2010. Most Vair experts these days (2020) recommend torquing at 30 ft# max to prevent pulling the studs out of the engine case no matter if they have original threads or use repair inserts. Some rebuilders will use a piece of sturdy pipe to test each stud individu...
by azdave
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Body/VIN Tag Decoding
Topic: ACC Code on 62 Monza
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: ACC Code on 62 Monza

Corvair Gold is a great resource!
by azdave
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Brake pressure differential switch 67-69
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Brake pressure differential switch 67-69

Don't think so from any Corvair vendor I know of but that small switch might be a part common to other GM vehicles of the era.
by azdave
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Corvair Video and Photo Threads
Topic: CARicature corvairs
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: CARicature corvairs

Those are awesome but especially when it is your vehicle that is featured!
by azdave
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Choke rod disconnected
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: Choke rod disconnected

As I said, the chokes will work without shrouds or damper doors but they are much slower to actuate and that means in warm climates the chokes stay engaged far long than needed if at all. I could adjust the choke pull off settings and such so I would still have some choke function but if I can start...
by azdave
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: FUEL PUMP ISSUES
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: FUEL PUMP ISSUES

JWR wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:54 am
US Motor Works
Does it look like this one with the "Made in USA" cover and the small aluminum part number/date code tag on the side?
by azdave
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Piston rings
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Piston rings

Thanks, all the cylinders check about the same pressure , another thing my book shows 40 lb torque for the heads i am afraid with that much torque I'll strip out the threads or brake a stud 40# is way too high but was recommended in some early shop manuals. 30# is the max the experts say to use tod...

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