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  1. Thanks for the advice, didn't know you could do that
  2. Unfortunately, I sold it in July of last year and ended up buying a corvair sorry! They're fun vehicles though I wish you the best of luck finding one. I know of another one near me, its been in this one shop for years always sitting in the same bay, might be worth a call? I'll leave their website below. http://kanesservicecenter.net/contact.html Best of luck
  3. I'm trying to put in a new water pump in my 71Riviera. Before i started, I noticed the head of one of the smaller bolts already broken. My auto teacher recommended using heat on the bolts so I torched the bolt next to it for quite a while and it began to come out but about 3 turns out the head snapped off. So now I have 2 broken bolts to deal with. Any suggestions to help me get the rest of the bolts out without breaking them//removing the headless bolts? Thank you, anything is greatly appreciated! Ryan Jr. in HS
  4. Thank you for the visual! Mine didn't have those when I bought them so i will run one gauge to the back right cylinder (assuming its the hottest because least air and proximity to the exhaust though I very well could be wrong)
  5. Interesting I didn't know corvairs had these. Where are they located? is there a way to have them permanently open?
  6. I'm bouncing ideas off both forums. Could i order that gauge with that sender type? Where would the two end connection attach up to? I'd assume the two copper studs sticking out of the back of the gauge? Thank you for the information, greatly appreciate it! Ryan
  7. I have a 1965 corvair monza that doesn't have a temp gauge. I'm driving it more frequently now and would really like to add one to my car, but I'm not sure what type to buy. I've seen CHT senders in the probe style that go into the block (like a water temp sensor) but I'm not sure those would work or not in my corvair (do corvair engines have fittings on the block that would accommodate these?) I've also seen motorcycles with CHT gauges run off the spark plug (which I would prefer to do) Has anyone here installed an aftermarket CHT gauge in their corvair or vw? Help or product suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much! Ryan
  8. Oh I didn't even think of that 🤔
  9. Sorry, I had the flu Thank you thats very detailed, i will listen to the sounds carefully when I'm outside once I am feeling a bit better. The lucas is significantly thicker than the oil thanks for the help!
  10. Its the 4 spd manual that could be it thanks! Is it ok to drive a while with a valve tick? I don't know how much damage that does.
  11. My 65 corvair (110 NA) sat for twenty years and was resurrected last year. I bought the car a few months ago and it has run well for me. However, after driving a few minutes and the oil warms up, a ticking sound can very audibly be heard from both outside the car and inside the cabin. It increases and decreases with the flow of engine rpm. There is a leak from the pushrod tube seals so I top the engine off every week with Lucas Engine Stabilizer. This seems to help the noise but after driving about 5 minutes the sound will return. There are about 500 miles on a fairly recent oil change. I do not have the knowledge, being only 16, to tell if it is coming from valve clatter or engine knock, and would greatly appreciate any help to pinpoint the source of the sound and any possible solutions. I do all my own work and would not mind adjusting the valves but would be hesitant to dive deeper into the engine if it is rod knock. The odometer reads just over 50,000 and I strongly believe it to be original judging from the lack of wear on the pedals and the overall condition of the car. Others have confirmed the belief that it is a low mile car. As always I am grateful for any advice! Thank you, Ryan
  12. Just wanted to put closure to this thanks for all the help
  13. Oh I bought one a few weeks ago. 65 Monza 50,000 original miles 4 speed original everything rust free Alabama car
  14. Reverse lights are fine thank goodness. So if I read this right, the cure is a metal screw screwed though the existing holes in the tail light lenses into the original holes in the body? Thank you so much for your help!