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by azdave
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: FUEL PUMP ISSUES
Replies: 14
Views: 568

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: 592

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...
by azdave
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Hole in Bell-housing?
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Hole in Bell-housing?

You can take a peak under the dust cover for debris but I doubt you have anything to worry about.
by azdave
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Piston rings
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: Piston rings

Some air will always leak into the case when you do a pressure check such as a leak-down test. If the rings are not seated yet you really don't know a whole lot about whether the amount of leakage is normal or too much. That ring gap should be good so unless you have one cylinder that is leaking way...
by azdave
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: removal of 1966 turn signal switch
Replies: 14
Views: 3691

Re: removal of 1966 turn signal switch

Just want to ask Dave from AZ when and how often does he drive his fleet of LM Corvairs. What's your favorite to drive? Not very often the last few months but 5 of them are licensed and insured which is actually pretty cheap using Hagerty and classic registration. I drive them more on weekends but ...
by azdave
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: FUEL PUMP ISSUES
Replies: 14
Views: 568

Re: FUEL PUMP ISSUES

I would say you got a bad one then. Was it marked as a US Motor Works or Airtex unit? I'm curious if the US Motor Works is a re-branded Airtex like the others I've seen lately. There just can't be that many manufacturers out there still making Corvair pumps.
by azdave
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: FUEL PUMP ISSUES
Replies: 14
Views: 568

Re: FUEL PUMP ISSUES

High pressure not likely to be the cause of that. A ruptured pump diaphragm or defect in the other parts sound more likely. The pump can only put out about 10 PSI at the highest. Many people are able to re-tighten the 5 screws around the perimeter and be okay but be sure to keep an eye on it so you ...
by azdave
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Rear Window Zipper
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Rear Window Zipper

You are right. Replacing the zipper or the rear window are almost as expensive and time consuming as putting on a new top. You can check with a local upholstery shop to see if they have any tricks but I would put the top up (not quite all the way to relieve the tension) and then sew it by hand.
by azdave
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: New guy with a few questions.....
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: New guy with a few questions.....

Gene,

Probably best to chase to low compression issues for now and stay with stock points ignition until you get it running. I use the stock ignition setup on several of my Corvairs without issues.
by azdave
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Choke rod disconnected
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: Choke rod disconnected

Needing the chokes depends on your engine setup and air temps where you live. My chokes are disconnected and loose. They stay open on their own. I don't need the choke function nor do I need the cold engine fast idle feature you would lose by unhooking the chokes. I live in a very hot area and using...
by azdave
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: New guy with a few questions.....
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: New guy with a few questions.....

Your resistor wire is wrapped in woven cloth and starts at the large rectangular plug in the top left engine compartment. It runs along inside the harness heading to the coil but then folds back upon itself inside the wrapping and heads back to the 2-pin plug for the the starter solenoid. Power to t...
by azdave
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Wow this site is hard to log into!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Wow this site is hard to log into!!!!

No issues with VPN here but I'm not on the Geek Squad either. Why would some VPN networks have issues with logging in to CF?
by azdave
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: correct VIN ?
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: correct VIN ?

Only one digit indicates the year and that is the 6th position. You have a "9" there. Nothing wrong with that.

Position 4 and 5 go together and indicate if you have a 2-door coupe "37" or a 2-door convertible "67".
by azdave
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Gas tank removal, Dave motto head.
Replies: 24
Views: 1380

Re: Gas tank removal, Dave motto head.

@azdave: Was that a Clark's part? I hope Cal isn't selling bum parts just to guarantee future business. The filler tube connector hose that failed me was definitely a section of radiator hose. The new hose in your photo looks just like what I had.I found yet another one just like it in my parts sta...
by azdave
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Solid State Adjustable Rate Flasher
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: Solid State Adjustable Rate Flasher

I used to mod those relays and then made my own for awhile when I needed to fine tune the duty-cycle. I had custom 7-segment sequential LED turn signals on my RS and needed a longer "on" duration compared to "off' to make the sequencing look just right. Fun little projects. I have that same flasher ...
by azdave
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Oil cooler
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Oil cooler

I do the torque by feel and only get out the TQ wrench on serious stuff and this isn't one of those bolts. Someone will post a number for you soon because we all have to get a feel for it but keep in mind that the oil cooler has two rubber ring compression gaskets with a positive stop on the mating ...

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