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by bbodie52
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Ignition Help Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: Ignition Help Needed

The XR-700 is normally marketed by Crane Cams. It is an optical trigger system used to eliminate the ignition points and has a good reputation. It is somewhat unique in that it DOES NOT REQUIRE a full 12 VDC to operate the electronic circuitry in its system. It was designed to operate on the reduced...
by bbodie52
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: One more ignition question
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: One more ignition question

1965-1969 Corvair Engine Compartment Wiring Diagram (CORRECTED).jpg 1965-1969 Corvair Engine Compartment Wiring Harness Multi-pin Connector.jpg Thi illustration below shows where a continuous 12 VDC is provided to the multi-pin connector from the ignition switch. The resistor wire reduces this volt...
by bbodie52
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: spyder tac.
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: spyder tac.

The pictures below may help with visualizing the rear connections on the Spyder instrument panel... Left-click each image with your mouse to enlarge the picture for better viewing... Spyder Instrument Cluster (2).jpg Spyder Instrument Cluster (6).jpg Spyder Instrument Cluster (7).jpg Spyder Instrume...
by bbodie52
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Corvair Video and Photo Threads
Topic: Flying Corvair
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: Flying Corvair

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I think that the late Evel Knievel would have appreciated having a piece of that action!!!

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by bbodie52
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: spyder tac.
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: spyder tac.

Both the tachometer and fuel gauge require a good 12 VDC power source and a good ground to function properly. This is also true of the cylinder head temperature gauge. The speedometer and manifold vacuum/pressure gauges are both mechanical and do not require power to operate properly. Since at least...
by bbodie52
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Maine Calling!
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Maine Calling!

:welcome2: :wave: Welcome to the Corvair Forum! https://www.corvair.org/images/oval_4c.jpg There is a CORSA (Corvair Society of America) club chapter in your state. CORSA chapters often offer family-friendly social gatherings, car shows, competition events, technical assistance and training, etc. th...
by bbodie52
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: The Gas Heater Saga
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: The Gas Heater Saga

:ty: I enjoyed reading your article. Thanks for taking the time to tell your tale!

If you don't have copy of the gas heater maintenance booklet, Servicing the Corvair Gas Heater, I have attached a copy...
by bbodie52
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: What to do with 69 Corvair
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: What to do with 69 Corvair

:welcome2: Welcome to the Corvair Forum! Joining a local club chapter of CORSA (Corvair Society of America) can add a lot to your enjoyment of the Corvair. Clubs are family-friendly and often offer technical training classes, car shows, picnics, competition events, scenic drives, etc. They can also ...
by bbodie52
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Corvair Video and Photo Threads
Topic: A Romp in the Slick Stuff with a Greenbrier
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: A Romp in the Slick Stuff with a Greenbrier

Here are more Greenbrier videos from the same owner... :chevy: [share_youtube:1kmfkaya]https://youtu.be/J-hbMzw6ZxU[/share_youtube:1kmfkaya] :link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-hbMzw6ZxU&feature=iv&src_vid=zi5LfEPvi0o&annotation_id=video%3A5c4fe279-e738-493f-a11b-d4153aa4f18c [shar...
by bbodie52
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: carburator
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: carburator

I have never worked with one of these carburetors, but I did find a description of the choke mechanism that appears to function based on a heat source from the engine. An electric choke coil is also mentioned... The 2GC is the automatic choke version with the choke coil mounted on the side of the ca...
by bbodie52
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Ignition timing range ?
Replies: 17
Views: 399

Re: Ignition timing range ?

According to the chart for Late Model Turbo Corvairs, The initial (static) timing setting is 24 degrees. No centrifugal advance is dialed in until 4000 RPM and then rapidly advances another 18 degrees by 4900 RPM. Pressure retard of 8 degrees at a boost pressure of 3.7 psi reduces the maximum timing...
by bbodie52
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Ignition timing range ?
Replies: 17
Views: 399

Re: Ignition timing range ?

Here are the Corvair distributor specs...

Corvair Distributor Part Numbers and Specs.jpg
by bbodie52
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 1963 charging issues
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: 1963 charging issues

Contacting Todd Millican might be helpful. He is about 30 miles from Boise, and his technical knowledge, advice, interest in Corvairs, etc. may point you in the right direction... Re: Needing an active Southwestern Idaho club. Postby bmwtodd1 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:48 pm First post. Hi all, I am Todd ...
by bbodie52
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: LM Monza Dash-Center Pod Options
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: LM Monza Dash-Center Pod Options

These diagrams and schematics should give you some idea of what is going on "behind the scenes". :chevy: 1965-66 Corvair Instrument Panel Detail (Corsa).jpg 1965-69 Corvair Instrument Panel Detail (Monza).jpg 1965-1969 Corvair - Instrument Cluster and Body Harness (CORRECTED).jpg 1965-1969...
by bbodie52
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Gasoline Opinions...
Replies: 20
Views: 765

Re: Gasoline Opinions...

I have been driving Corvairs since the 1960's, and I have found that normally-aspirated, non turbocharged Corvairs are fairly tolerant of mid-grade and even Regular fuel. Carbon build-up in combustion chambers and tuning differences can have some impact. Higher ambient temperatures and a heavily loa...

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