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by miniman82
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turbo Muffler Options
Replies: 11
Views: 501

Re: Turbo Muffler Options

On turbo engines I like those straight thru bullet style mufflers. You can find them real cheap on eBay, and because you have a turbo you don't need to kill much noise for it to sound good. https://www.ebay.com/itm/161920306378 I put one like that on my VW Beetle, which has an air cooled 1915 turbo ...
by miniman82
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve cover tube
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Valve cover tube

Crankcase evac? Some people put a vent on the valve cover and connected that to a one way valve in the exhaust collector to draw out fumes, but normally you only see it on race engines.
by miniman82
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Please Help! 63 Turbo just won't run!
Replies: 33
Views: 1193

Re: Please Help! 63 Turbo just won't run!

I don't believe he has ever expressed a great deal of love for the Carter YH carburetor! None whatsoever. When I saw an old picture of a Vette with three of them, I nearly puked. http://www.carbkitsource.com/carbs/images/carbsnapshots/CarterYH-54Corvette-400.jpg I understand there have been a few t...
by miniman82
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Please Help! 63 Turbo just won't run!
Replies: 33
Views: 1193

Re: Please Help! 63 Turbo just won't run!

It's either spark or fuel since you have compression, so process of elimination. Assuming the ignition is fine since it was checked multiple times, I blame the stupid YH carb. I had nothing but troubles with that damn thing, never ran how I wanted it to. When it wasn't flooding out or generally runn...
by miniman82
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 140HP Vapor Locking?
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Re: 140HP Vapor Locking?

My 180 killed a coil once, same exact symptoms you have. Moved the coil off the hot engine away from the heat, never happened again.
by miniman82
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Cool Tool
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: Cool Tool

I have this thread chaser, passed down from gramps.

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by miniman82
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turbo---180 hp vs. 150 hp
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Turbo---180 hp vs. 150 hp

You can convert the turbo to a 180 cold side and use a 65-66 carb, it'll be a 180 at that point for all intents and purposes aside from the fact that it will spool a lot better because of the smaller turbine. PM me if you need turbo work done.
by miniman82
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Carter YH carburetor
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: Carter YH carburetor

Another broke YH, imagine that. lol

Fix: convert to electric pump and return style regulator, set to 1.5 lbs not higher then slightly lower the float level. I hate the YH, it never ever worked right for me.
by miniman82
Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corvair/Rajay Rebuild Videos Available!
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: Corvair/Rajay Rebuild Videos Available!

Sure Scott, send me a PM.
by miniman82
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Rings/Jugs Installation Question...
Replies: 34
Views: 995

Re: Rings/Jugs Installation Question...

Marvel Mystery Oil FTW! Put some in each cylinder and see what happens, that stuff is liquid gold for freeing stuck rings.
by miniman82
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Ignition timing range ?
Replies: 18
Views: 633

Re: Ignition timing range ?

Easiest way to think about it: mechanical advance works with engine speed, and is independent of what the manifold pressure/vacuum is doing. Boost retard/vac advance could care less what engine speed is, it takes it's cues from the manifold signal. They both work together to make sure the engine has...
by miniman82
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corvair/Rajay Rebuild Videos Available!
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: Corvair/Rajay Rebuild Videos Available!

I left USS Wasp last year, I still have a stack of CD's left if you'd like one.
by miniman82
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Ignition timing range ?
Replies: 18
Views: 633

Re: Ignition timing range ?

Just more reasons to get rid of the distributor, if you ask me!
by miniman82
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turbo issues..
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: Turbo issues..

Could still be welded, but there are better housings out there...
by miniman82
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Ignition timing range ?
Replies: 18
Views: 633

Re: Ignition timing range ?

What is the timing range for an LM Turbo. I know the advance limit is 24 degrees. Once the turbo kicks in, what is the retard range as the boost increases? Advance limit? Not aware of that term, but the 24* figure you referred to is base timing at idle. Then as Brad stated there is some centrifugal...
by miniman82
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Gasoline Opinions...
Replies: 20
Views: 950

Re: Gasoline Opinions...

Octane boost is the devil, only thing I ever got from that stuff is fouled plugs!

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