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Unread post by Richard » Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:51 pm

I would caution against bump starting any manual transmission in 1st gear. You're forcing the engine to turn as much as 12 times faster than the axle/wheel, which puts a lot of stress on the gears and shafts in the drive train.

>>checked the battery voltage and it was a little low at 12.2 V. If it can turn the starter over at a reasonable speed<<

Does that mean it is or isn't cranking the engine over?

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Unread post by wbabst » Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:45 pm

I drove my car to work today and on the way home had to put up with this annoying red light.....
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I would have been in a panic but I have a temp and oil pressure gage both showing me that I was okay. I had to stop and take a look, it turns out my oil pressure switch went bad and was leaking oil. You can see it all around the top and of course my engine now. It made a bit of a mess but I got home and will replace it tomorrow.

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Unread post by firstgencamarojunkie » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:36 am

Over the weekend we have an event called "Cruizin Grand" here in Escondido. Out of 200+ cars, had two Corvairs "representin".
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Unread post by xrotaryguy » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:47 am

Drove it to work. It's a bit chilly out. Only one of my window handles is installed and the rag top is a PITA so I just leave it all open for now.

Car ran great! Little stumble off idle. I need to adjust the carb again. Probably because, again, it's a little chilly.

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Unread post by wbabst » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:14 pm

Well it wasn't today, but Monday of this week. We usually don't get much snow up here during the winter but this winter has been the exception. Sunday night and Monday morning I woke up to a nice snowfall. I figured this would be a fun way to see how the Corvair does in snow. I had seen a number or adds touting the Corvairs abilities in the snow. I grew up in Maine and Nebraska so am not new to snow driving. My Lakewood did great, although lane changing was an adventure.

You can see the new planes being finished by Boeing in the backround.

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Unread post by Wagon Master » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:54 am

Wbabst, Speaking of planes, I'm seeing drastically different tracks left by your front and rear tires. What's up with that? Did you slide into that spot Jim Rockford style?

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Unread post by MtnVairMike » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:29 am

Looks like he swung wide the right and then turned in.

Cool drive!

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Unread post by wbabst » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:01 am

Yeah the front wheel slid a bit before catching had to swing her in and then correct.
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Unread post by 64powerglide » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:04 pm

Today I drove my 64 to Riverside Cemetery to get a photo request for Find-A-Grave.
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Unread post by toytron » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:38 pm

So is the cemetery in illinois or was that where he was from?

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Unread post by 64powerglide » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:59 pm

The cemetery is in Kalamazoo, Mi.. It's 4 miles from my home & I photographed a few thousand headstones there. :tu: I have a grandson who works in Ottawa & an ex wife who livves there too, looks to be around 80 miles East of you, just Souht of I-80.
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Unread post by maintenanceman » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:43 pm

Scott Howey wrote:
Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:29 pm
My daily driver is broke so the Corvair has been my dd. it's rough having to drive my convertible Corvair everywhere in this horrible Southern California weather, NOT! :rolling:
Scott, if you dont mind me asking what is the wheel tire combo on your car ( any rubbing issues)? That looks real sharp

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Unread post by 1965Monza » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:11 pm

Drove her to work this week! :woo:
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