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by acarlson
Sat May 27, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Wideband O2 Sensor Kit recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Wideband O2 Sensor Kit recommendation

Where did you install the sensor bung - on the input pipe to the turbo or the outlet pipe to the muffler ? A picture would be helpful...
by acarlson
Sat May 27, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Wideband O2 Sensor Kit recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Wideband O2 Sensor Kit recommendation

I looked at the Innovate LC-2 on Summit and I didn't see that it had a USB port. It does come with a separate RS232 cable though. Maybe that's an older picture and parts list... :dontknow: Also, the LC-2 looks like it doesn't include a gauge whereas the AEM has a gauge included. The MTX-L also doesn...
by acarlson
Fri May 26, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Wideband O2 Sensor Kit recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Wideband O2 Sensor Kit recommendation

i use a lc-2 & it works great. @ acarlson. dont know how the aem is handling rs232........thats kind of a dead format now........all laptops are usb. -Scott V. The gauge has a single output line that is wired to the RCV pin of a RS232 connector. You just connect ground to the ground pin and you get...
by acarlson
Fri May 26, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Wideband O2 Sensor Kit recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Wideband O2 Sensor Kit recommendation

I'm seriously considering this one: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/avm-30-4110/ I especially like the fact that I can wire up an RS232 connection and hook the sensor up to my laptop and record the O2 readings. I can then run the historic data through an excel spreadsheet to analyze it or even wr...
by acarlson
Tue May 23, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Water/Meth Injection...
Replies: 21
Views: 479

Re: Water/Meth Injection...

...During this I monitor the air fuel ratio. Once I am confident I am safe as far as fuel I will try bumping the timing a little at a time. Speaking of monitoring the air/fuel mix, do you have a gauge installed in your dash and an O2 sensor permanently mounted ? If so, did you use a one wire or 4 w...
by acarlson
Tue May 23, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Water/Meth Injection...
Replies: 21
Views: 479

Re: Water/Meth Injection...

I'm going to keep the Carter. I'm happy to run mostly stock and keep the engine in one piece.
by acarlson
Tue May 23, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Water/Meth Injection...
Replies: 21
Views: 479

Re: Water/Meth Injection...

Notched,

Nice fabrication / mods to the exhaust system !! :clap:

That's more work then I can handle - but that's just me. However, if I ever decide to pull the trigger on a wastgate, I now know who to get pointers from. :tu:

Alec
by acarlson
Tue May 23, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Water/Meth Injection...
Replies: 21
Views: 479

Re: Water/Meth Injection...

I have almost the same setup in my build - Clarks full fin cylinders, Sealed Power forged pistons, OTTO-20 cam, new balanced rods and pistons, Clevite bearings, all new head components - the list goes on. I decided to go with the stock bore rather then an over-bore - mainly because I didn't want to ...
by acarlson
Mon May 22, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: OPG has a Corvair catalog coming soon
Replies: 34
Views: 1468

Re: OPG has a Corvair catalog coming soon

Here is the Corvette rack I was talking about: https://www.corvetteamerica.com/cf/disp ... tofone=yes

Alec
by acarlson
Sun May 21, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: OPG has a Corvair catalog coming soon
Replies: 34
Views: 1468

Re: OPG has a Corvair catalog coming soon

I'd like to see a section on parts other then stock for people like me who want a good looking, dependable Vair but not necessarily completely stock. Here's a short wish list: Rear deck luggage rack - the 68-77 Corvette rack is basically the same as the original Corvair rack but today is 25x more ex...
by acarlson
Fri May 19, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Spyder (1964) is about to land in OZ
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: My Spyder (1964) is about to land in OZ

chevlroletcorvairspyder.com - domain does not exist :dontknow:
by acarlson
Thu May 18, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Water/Meth Injection...
Replies: 21
Views: 479

Re: Water/Meth Injection...

Initially I'm going to run the Carter and see how it performs. The turbo has never worked (DOA when I bought the Corsa) - so I don't know what the max boost is for a stock engine. I thought it was 5 but if your set point is 7 I'll have to rethink my setting it to 3. I'm using a Snows switch - other ...
by acarlson
Thu May 18, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Cylinder bore size ?
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Cylinder bore size ?

Bill, I did follow your saga in the "Help Desperately Needed" post and I am glad you eventually found the problem. On my rebuild I am installing all new pistons and matching cylinders. I decided to go with the stock bore. Clark's is managing the order and also balancing the rods and pistons. I will ...
by acarlson
Wed May 17, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Water/Meth Injection...
Replies: 21
Views: 479

Water/Meth Injection...

As an exercise while I am waiting for my crank and head work to be completed, I am designing an injection system for my turbo. I'm needing some opinions on a couple of things. 1. Where to put the injector ? Only 2 places really - before the carb throttle body or on the intake crossover tube. I'd hav...
by acarlson
Sat May 13, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Stock oil pressure at idle ?
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Stock oil pressure at idle ?

Perfect - thanks for the info. I have an electric fuel pump and I'm replacing the safety switch. I just want to make sure the new switch doesn't trigger at a pressure lower then my idle pressure. As far as my oil pump goes - I already have the high volume pump installed. A previous owner did that. I...
by acarlson
Sat May 13, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Stock oil pressure at idle ?
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Stock oil pressure at idle ?

What is it using the stock oil pump when engine is idling (between 600 & 900 RPM) ?

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