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by lostboy
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Crazy extra oil cooler setup
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Crazy extra oil cooler setup

Is any of that even rated for oil use? Lol those look like fuel pumps and heater hose. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Probably not , best I could determine it was fuel pumps and fuel or trans fluid rated hoses. It was leaking all over but then there was quite a few connections. lol I wonder why...
by lostboy
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Crazy extra oil cooler setup
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Crazy extra oil cooler setup

Is any of that even rated for oil use? Lol those look like fuel pumps and heater hose.


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by lostboy
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Maxxis 185/80 R13 tire out of production again?
Replies: 20
Views: 475

Re: Maxxis 185/80 R13 tire out of production again?

I don't think the 175 70 13 tires looks too small but I don't like the blackwalls at all but needed cheap tires$$$$. I hope I can get my congestive heart failure fixed, been laid up since December & I want to get a set of Maxxis WW's before I die. All my extra money goes to the doctor's & hospital'...
by lostboy
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine internal limits
Replies: 16
Views: 529

Re: Engine internal limits

Your answer is yes To literally all of that Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Good troll. Full throttle beating with nitrous on a 55 year old 80hp flat 6? Should work out well for you. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170318/02edca9e452469b8a693aa242f1655b9.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk...
by lostboy
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Maxxis 185/80 R13 tire out of production again?
Replies: 20
Views: 475

Maxxis 185/80 R13 tire out of production again?

Pirelli makes a suitable tire in the aqua mile I believe. It's a 165 85 I think. Seems narrow in number but looks about right when mounted. Scratch that, can't find them anymore either. Alright, Milestar makes a p175/80r13 Kumho makes a 155/80 (probably too narrow) Cooper Trendsetter also makes a 15...
by lostboy
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine internal limits
Replies: 16
Views: 529

Re: Engine internal limits

What do you mean "push"? Do you mean abuse it? Foot flat to the floor beating the balls off it? Throwing nitrous or something else on it? Please be specific. Your answer is yes To literally all of that Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Good troll. Full throttle beating with nitrous on a 55 year ol...
by lostboy
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine internal limits
Replies: 16
Views: 529

Re: Engine internal limits

Mechanically, the Corvair engine seems to be the last thing in a Corvair to fail. It can outlast the body, suspension, brake system, the differential... even the owner! (It often survives a lot of mishandling and abuse from amateur backyard mechanics and previous owners!) The well-maintained Corvai...
by lostboy
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine internal limits
Replies: 16
Views: 529

Re: Engine internal limits

Just curious wha would go first Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk That's impossible to say without more info. Which engine and is it stock? What's the condition of said engine? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Completely stock 62 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Well my 61 has been great so fa...
by lostboy
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine internal limits
Replies: 16
Views: 529

Re: Engine internal limits

MyLonewolf25 wrote:Just curious wha would go first


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That's impossible to say without more info.

Which engine and is it stock? What's the condition of said engine?


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by lostboy
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: V8's - V6's - and...?
Topic: Honda B20 turbo in corvair
Replies: 95
Views: 9657

Re: Honda B20 turbo in corvair

Since its been a few months since ive updated here, i figured i should, to start, the gearbox issues are now resolved, ive put around 2k miles on the newest differential with no issues. This is far better than before. Now onto other parts of the car One of these parts, is starting to get the chassi...
by lostboy
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Steering box
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Steering box

Mine craps grease mix out of the bottom. I just keep it filled. There's no play in it otherwise. It's your call. If there's no play maybe you could just clean it all and reseal it. I see the zerk fitting is that to add more grease? Mine doesn't have that, and I fill it with the recommended mix of g...
by lostboy
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Ceramic paint on push rod tube and exhaust pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Ceramic paint on push rod tube and exhaust pipe

There are two schools or thought here. Coat the pushrod tubes to keep heat out, DON'T coat the pushrod tubes to let heat out. The real issue is you DO NOT WANT HEAT radiating from the exhaust tube into the puhsrod tube, BUT you do want the pushrod tube to conduct heat from the oil that flows from t...
by lostboy
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Ceramic paint on push rod tube and exhaust pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Ceramic paint on push rod tube and exhaust pipe

Wouldn't the ceramic paint insulate them keeping the heat inside? Idk how I feel about that.


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by lostboy
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Steering box
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Steering box

Mine craps grease mix out of the bottom. I just keep it filled. There's no play in it otherwise. It's your call. If there's no play maybe you could just clean it all and reseal it. I see the zerk fitting is that to add more grease? Mine doesn't have that, and I fill it with the recommended mix of ge...
by lostboy
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corvair sightings
Replies: 14
Views: 769

Re: Corvair sightings

Saw this '64 Spyder tonight. Chased him down and chatted a bit. Nice guy. Says it's his daily driver and that he visits the forum here from time to time. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170207/44ca0fc63eac82a94b8a0d920f00fe70.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Corvair Forum mobile app Well I've been ...
by lostboy
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corvair sightings
Replies: 14
Views: 769

Re: Corvair sightings

Saw this '64 Spyder tonight. Chased him down and chatted a bit. Nice guy. Says it's his daily driver and that he visits the forum here from time to time. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170207/44ca0fc63eac82a94b8a0d920f00fe70.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Corvair Forum mobile app Well I've been ...

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