1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one

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Re: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one

Unread post by Gregory_Miller » Fri May 19, 2017 8:24 pm

Exhaust system reinstalled, back on the floor, and fired up fuel pump looking for leaks, and I found one after I started it up. The driver's side secondary was dumping fuel down the throat of the carb. Found the ball bearing "needle and seat" had a sticky spot in it like I've never seen before. Luckily I had another one. It's back together and I have halfway balanced the carbs on Roger's linkage kit.
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Unread post by Gregory_Miller » Mon May 22, 2017 2:28 pm

Got the carbs balanced, and took it for a drive to warm it up fully. Still a tiny bit of a sticky spot in the accelerator linkage, I attribute it to not locking down one of the locknuts on the driver's side primary, taking all the wiggle out of the Heim joint and preventing the passenger side primary from closing fully. I readjusted to get the bit of wiggle back and properly locked it down, should be good to go now. Threw a bit of resin glaze cleaner/polisher on the roof and trunk. Still needs a paint job. :/
Was going to drive it to work today but will wait till the temps back in the 70s to keep the driver cool.
Still have to R&R the dash again to replace the quartz rebuilt clock again, the first one runs slow and the adjustment gear seems to be a bit stripped so can't adjust the clock correctly. Clark's sent me another one.

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Re: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Sat May 27, 2017 5:35 pm

You have a very sugary Corvair! It is sweet!
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1965 Corvair Corsa (field find) I will build my ship that comes in.
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Re: 1965 Corsa clone, but a sweeeeeet one

Unread post by Gregory_Miller » Tue May 30, 2017 1:07 pm

Balanced the carbs a bit more and replaced the bad quartz clock with another that keeps good time and I can adjust it.. No oil on the floor under the car so far, fingers crossed. Car show this Saturday.

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Unread post by Gregory_Miller » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:22 pm

Successfully made it to car show and back, still no oil on the floor. :) 5 nice Corvairs in Function 4 Junction this year, I couldn't just say I have the nicest Corvair at this car show, glossing over the fact that often I am the only Corvair at that car show.

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Unread post by Gregory_Miller » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:48 pm

Found that I had the + side coil condenser on the - side of the coil, a bit embarrassed about that; will have to see how it runs and if it affected the timing.

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Unread post by Gregory_Miller » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:38 am

I replaced the 50 year old stock style coil (I had a bad aftermarket Bosch and swapped it with another old coil a few months back) with a Flamethrower 1 coil with stock internal resistance. Cleaned up and moved the noise suppression condenser to the + side of the coil like it should be. I also had noticed a bit of an inconsistent idle speed with my new Roger Parent linkage system, so thought I'd look into that a bit too, since I'll be driving it in a 4th of July parade next week. IF you put it together correctly, it works great! However, I had inadvertently installed the passenger side linkage to the wrong side of the bellcrank. It worked, but it had less side to side free play then the driver's side link did. So, I moved it to the other side, effectively lengthening it. I loosened the bellcrank and adjusted it up to compensate for the effective longer length. Now the side to side play is much better.
I drove it to work this morning and after the chokes opened up, instead of the 900-1000RPM I wanted, it dropped consistently to 500-550 which is a bit too low and so I feathered it at stop lights till I got to work, and I added 1/4 turn to both idle screws. I'll take it to have a slow leaker tire looked at and see if I need to tweak the idle up more or down a bit till I'm happy. Seems to be running MUCH better with the cap on the right side of the coil and the new coil, not sure if it was one, the other or both that made it better, don't really care, cause it's better.

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