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by lostboy
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Weber carb fuel line routing
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Weber carb fuel line routing

I've been using a braided stainless steel swagelok line as the master feed to the stock splitter. Has been working very well. I like that swagelok does not use those blue an fittings.


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by lostboy
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Wheels/Rims for 63 Corvair
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Wheels/Rims for 63 Corvair

I like the gun metal ones a lot!

I have found that even newer nissans have the correct bolt pattern but not sure about the rest. Might be easy to find some 14" steelies.


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by lostboy
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Blow by
Replies: 12
Views: 655

Re: Blow by

Marvel mystery oil is good at loosening stick rings Sent from my iPhone using Corvair Forum mobile app I've heard that. The guys on the sohc4 (a vintage Honda motorcycle forum) deal with this all the time, engines that have been sitting out in the pines and whatnot. They have a whole formula for st...
by lostboy
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Blow by
Replies: 12
Views: 655

Blow by

The lesson learned here... absolutely remove plugs and spray some sort of lubricant (opinions vary) into each hole BEFORE rotating the engine. That's what I did with mine that had been sitting since 91 with mice living in the carburetors. So far, still running and well. Sent from my iPhone using Tap...
by lostboy
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Ottos valve covers
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: Ottos valve covers

joust1 wrote:If you like, I will take them and for sure they won't leak on you.
lol I was thinking the same thing.


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by lostboy
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Where does this bolt go?
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Where does this bolt go?

Everything corvair is standard, so probably homedepot. If not, fastenal or McMaster Carr.


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by lostboy
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Thank you Brian!
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Thank you Brian!

I need high res!


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by lostboy
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Importance of engine shields?
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Importance of engine shields?

The only shroud I am missing is 19 and I have had no issues driving my sedan in the dead heat of summer in NJ. Even in heavy traffic.


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by lostboy
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Thank you Brian!
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Thank you Brian!

Please send more pics or a link. I really really like that!


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by lostboy
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Thank you Brian!
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Thank you Brian!

That looks absolutely amazing.


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by lostboy
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: EM rear wheel bearing thoughts...
Replies: 3
Views: 182

EM rear wheel bearing thoughts...

Ned, mine are also quiet and smooth and during my last axle removal (for another job) I pulled the outer most seal off and packed as much grease into it as I could. Then popped the seal back in. I didn't want to unrivet them and pull them apart just for some greasing. I also tried to use a needle gr...
by lostboy
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Puff of Blue Smoke in between gears? Valve seal question.
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Puff of Blue Smoke in between gears? Valve seal question.

I get a puff of blue smoke in between gears following a high vacuum situations it seems. It's pretty thick, but dissipates quickly. Im hoping it's just the valve seals. I am going to do the seals with the heads on the engine. Should I upgrade the valve springs while I'm at it to some dual springs? I...
by lostboy
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: OPG has a Corvair catalog coming soon
Replies: 56
Views: 2664

Re: OPG has a Corvair catalog coming soon

Fuckin skynet man... it's all starting.


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by lostboy
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Neighbors put brakes on Corvair collection article link
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: Neighbors put brakes on Corvair collection article link

Scott Howey wrote:Link to article.
https://usat.ly/2spxezz


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That link isn't working for me.


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by lostboy
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Replacement. Now with more pics!
Replies: 53
Views: 1958

Re: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Replacement. Now with more pics!

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170611/9974e859a4f59eae85eca0339b0c11e5.jpg Back together. Misplaced a fuel fitting and it's driving me nuts trying to find it. So I haven't run it yet. In other news, one problem (hopefully) down and another arises. I daily ride a 77 cb550k and I think the timing...
by lostboy
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Check this crazy van? out
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: Check this crazy van? out

Holy crap. I bet that thing burns the shit out of those front wheels.


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