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by lostboy
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Donated '61 coupe
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Donated '61 coupe

Look at that oil pressure? Gauge! Lol cool!


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by lostboy
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: New Product: Replacement Fuse Panels! (more info)
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: New Product: Replacement Fuse Panels! (more info)

Very nice, very nice!


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by lostboy
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Starting a engine that has sat for a long time
Replies: 10
Views: 542

Re: Starting a engine that has sat for a long time

The oil pump idea is good. I didn't even do that.

I always remove the spark plugs and pour some mystery oil or even just regular engine oil in the holes then turn the engine by hand a full revolution.


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by lostboy
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: LM vs. EM Debate.
Replies: 231
Views: 27969

Re: LM vs. EM Debate.

Mechanically, LM. Stylistically, EM.


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by lostboy
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Aftermarket Speedometer?
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Aftermarket Speedometer?

Has anyone used an auto meter or other speedometer in an em? I was planning on doing this and was wondering if there are any special parts or requirements. I have a 61 700, but was thinking of making my own bezel or using a turbo dash.
by lostboy
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Lifters noise at start up
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: Lifters noise at start up

TheCommish wrote:Florida heat is 90f-95f
Need Zink in Oil thats why Diesel 15w40
Rotella? I run T4 10w-30 and some Lucas oil additive at every oil change. I'll admit the startup noise did get significantly less with the Lucas.


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by lostboy
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Lifters noise at start up
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: Lifters noise at start up

TheCommish wrote:Since I put Diesel 15w40 in my 63, my lifters are real noisy, can I add a lifter additive, or accept this as a "Corvair" thing where oil drains out.
Mine does it sporadically. Time it sits doesn't seem to matter. Temperature doesn't either.


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by lostboy
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: New Corvair Owner - Increasing Performance
Replies: 13
Views: 759

New Corvair Owner - Increasing Performance

I would go ahead and find yourself a Honda h23 and get to converting that to work with the corvair transaxle. If you're not a purist, that's the cheapest and easiest way to go. Bone stock 160hp with torque to match. You could even get it to run twin webers and maybe bump those numbers up. I should a...
by lostboy
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: New Corvair Owner - Increasing Performance
Replies: 13
Views: 759

Re: New Corvair Owner - Increasing Performance

Greetings all! I'm in the process of buying a 1966 Chevy Corvair 500 (4 door, hardtop) with the 110 hp engine and automatic transmission. I love the car and how unique it is, but I'd like to know more about increasing its performance, as 110 hp seems a little low for today's standards. It started o...
by lostboy
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: what test equipment is required for older cars without computers
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: what test equipment is required for older cars without computers

That entire reply should be a sticky. Amazing information there.


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by lostboy
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: what test equipment is required for older cars without computers
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: what test equipment is required for older cars without computers

You technically don't even need a dwell gauge. You could adjust points with a feeler gauge.

You still need a timing light for modern vehicles too. So really there arent many of any specific tools needed for old cars.


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by lostboy
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 1964 East Coast Monza with clean body!
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: 1964 East Coast Monza with clean body!

Yeah I saw this. Really is a clean looking great deal.


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by lostboy
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Wheels/Rims for 63 Corvair
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Wheels/Rims for 63 Corvair

Helllo, have in the meantime also checked some japanese wheels, but the problem with all of them: they have an offset of 35 - 40mm, what means i have to use adapter plates for getting the wheel out. For a 15x7 wheel this will be about 20mm (on each side) but i've heard that this would mean also rea...
by lostboy
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Weber carb fuel line routing
Replies: 5
Views: 426

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: 5
Views: 385

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: 782

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...

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