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by lostboy
Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: What is the age range of Corvair Fans? (POLL)
Replies: 111
Views: 9405

What is the age range of Corvair Fans? (POLL)

I'm 32 and just got one, but I've been a fan since I'm little.


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by lostboy
Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Oil covered points
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: Oil covered points

Must disagree with lost boy. White smoke is not fuel. Excess fuel will cause black smoke. A white appearing smoke could be oil. Previous note indicates #4 was wet. Different "wets" are possible. Do a really close look at the plug, use a magnifying glass, if possible. Likely culprits 1. Oi...
by lostboy
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Oil covered points
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: Oil covered points

Just did a new dry compression test. Here are the readings I got per cylinder: 1 - 140, 2 -170, 3 - 150, 4 - 140, 5 - 145, 6 - 130 Also from pulling all the spark plugs, all were a good bit burnt and the one from cylinder 4 was wet. I figured the white smoke was a symptom of oil getting past the ri...
by lostboy
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: New Sending unit issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: New Sending unit issues?

Thank you all. I will check all of these things. Now that it's cold out I have a bit of other work as well.


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by lostboy
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: New Sending unit issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 213

New Sending unit issues?

I have a new sending unit that I got special order from AutoZone. It's a spectra brand unit. I'm having problems where sometimes my gauge reads accurately and other times it's either always full or always empty. The wiring seems ok. It does it randomly and doesn't seem to change when I hit a bomb, b...
by lostboy
Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Oil covered points
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: Oil covered points

How long have you owned it? You sure someone didn't spray something in there?


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by lostboy
Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: McDonalds
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: McDonalds

Is that a Sunbeam Tiger in the background? Possibly. The whole show is littered with cool early 60s cars and trucks. The ss electrical corvan is super cool but I can't find a good picture of it. I'd like to know a little about the behind the scenes and where they obtained these corvairs and other c...
by lostboy
Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Snap-on calander corvair.
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Snap-on calander corvair.

Scott Howey wrote:I like the motor, the rest not so much.

I absolutely agree.


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by lostboy
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Snap-on calander corvair.
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Snap-on calander corvair.

Check this one out.
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by lostboy
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Support for The Corvair Forum
Replies: 31
Views: 993

Re: Support for The Corvair Forum

Jim & lostboy, thank you for stepping up to the plate. Even just a few bucks is a major help............ I got on this bandwagon because it was just not right for Scott to cover all the expenses himself. I have learned so much from this forum from other guys who do stupid shit like I do putting...
by lostboy
Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Support for The Corvair Forum
Replies: 31
Views: 993

Re: Support for The Corvair Forum

Done. It isn't much, but it's all I can afford this holiday season.


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by lostboy
Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: McDonalds
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: McDonalds

And now just this happened:

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by lostboy
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: McDonalds
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: McDonalds

That's a great picture! I was watching season 2 of "man in the high castle" on amazon and there was a corvan. Second time the show has had one. Obviously someone involved is a fan.


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by lostboy
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Gasoline Opinions...
Replies: 20
Views: 765

Re: Gasoline Opinions...

You guys interested in the ethanol story should watch "Pump" on Netflix, although I don't know how accurate it is.


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by lostboy
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Gasoline Opinions...
Replies: 20
Views: 765

Re: Gasoline Opinions...

My Corsa has an electric fuel pump - not sure about rubber diaphrams in that. Ethanol free 85 has me curious. I haven't seen that around here. Yep - but it's not cheap. About the same price per gallon as Premium. I have friends who claim they get much better mileage with it vs gas laced with ethano...
by lostboy
Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Gasoline Opinions...
Replies: 20
Views: 765

Re: Gasoline Opinions...

Ethanol free 85 has me curious. I haven't seen that around here. I bet my 80hp would love that. I would still say higher octane for the turbo to be on the safe side. We also have to understand that the turbo on that vair is a very different system then a more modern car. A little vw turbo these days...

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