<VV> speedo and clutch questions

Robert Brought blbrought at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 13:18:02 EDT 2015

Had a similar problem with my '64 Rampside.  The drive train would buck and
shudder occasionally when the clutch was engaged, some times going forward
and sometimes in reverse.  Long story short, I finally discovered that the
bolts holding the transmission to the crossmember were all loose!  Not sure
who failed to torque them, but I have a good idea. May not be the source of
your problem, but easy to check.

Bob Brought

On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 10:41 PM, Bryan Blackwell via VirtualVairs <
virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:

> Hi Randy,
> > On Aug 27, 2015, at 6:45 PM, Randy Hook via VirtualVairs <
> virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
> >
> > The tire sizes are 180/70 13's on the rear and 180/80/13's on the
> front.  Now, the question is this:  would the difference in tire size be
> the reason for the inaccurate speedo readings, or should I look somewhere
> else?
> Almost certainly.  BTW, pretty much all the tires I see have sizes ending
> in '5'.  I'm pretty sure you really mean 185/70-13 and 185/80-13.  The
> latter is fairly close in diameter to the stock 6.50-13.
> >  Would changing the tires front to rear remedy the situation?
> Yep.  Early speedo drive is off the transmission, so that should work.
> I'd start by doing that and then re-check to see where it's at, there are a
> couple different speedo drive gears if you want to adjust it further.
> --Bryan
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