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by Scott V
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Oil Slinger...
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Oil Slinger...

theres no slinger washer.

look on page 6-52 of the shop manual. if you dont have a shop manual.........get it.......real good info in there!

-Scott V.
by Scott V
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Different piston sizes?
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Different piston sizes?

So I have found something (else) odd between my two engines as I prepare for reassembly: they have two different sizes of piston. The rods too are identical. The pistons, however, are very different. Same diameter, but the pistons out of the manual block are at least 1/4" longer than those out of t...
by Scott V
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Site Specific Topics
Topic: Extreme high idle
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: Extreme high idle

disconnect the linkage from the carbs so your sure thats not part of the problem.

look for a vacuum leak - that would cause a high idle.

what carbs did you use for the conversion? all primary carbs? that could be part of the high idle problem.

-Scott V.
by Scott V
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Wrist pin ?
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Wrist pin ?

a stock rod? youll need a press.

-Scott V.
by Scott V
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: cylinder prep: ball hone vs flapper wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: cylinder prep: ball hone vs flapper wheel

I was given a nice set of pistons & cylinders for my FC 110 build. They came out of a 200 mile engine where the crank broke. they all look almost new. I intend to install new chrome rings. why do you want to install new chrome rings? the cylinders look almost new & their from a 200 mile engine. id ...
by Scott V
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Transmission rebuilt kit problem. HELP!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Transmission rebuilt kit problem. HELP!!!

anytime you see something on the internet that says it *fits* the vair...........it prob doesnt. youll find radiator caps / water pumps / & all sorts of parts listed that say it *fits* the vair. best to buy from a vair vendor......or if you really know it does fit a vair......then take your chances....
by Scott V
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Burnt out valve
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: Burnt out valve

its possible to burn out an inlet valve.

-Scott V.
by Scott V
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine Rebuild Help/Suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Engine Rebuild Help/Suggestions

you dont want to line hone the mains on a vair. if the mains are out........get another case.

clarks has everything you need.....if you cant find a good shop to do the work.

-Scott V.
by Scott V
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Alternator brushes ?
Replies: 21
Views: 699

Re: Alternator brushes ?

Jerry Whitt wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:49 am
Condensers absorb electrons and have different capacities. The fancy word for the capacity is "Micro Farad".
the fancy word for capacity is *farad*.

common in electronics are microfarad & picofarad........but nanofarad & millifarad are around also.

-Scott V.
by Scott V
Wed May 31, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Can you ID these sheet metal pieces?
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Can you ID these sheet metal pieces?

i indicated that the parts arent from a 1965-9 vair..........but maybe from an early vair - 1960-64 or a fc which is a corvair forward control.........aka truck. im not familiar w/early vair or fc stuff but a lot of the engine sheet metal is like the late stuff. the other pieces in your picture dont...
by Scott V
Tue May 30, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turbo failure...bad
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: Turbo failure...bad

guessing here.......... maybe the turbo was really out of balance. maybe the new bearing was bad.......too soft material.......or made wrong. can you get a pic of the top of the bearing.......looking inside? when you rebuilt the turbo............ what was your end play? what was your radial play? -S...
by Scott V
Tue May 30, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Can you ID these sheet metal pieces?
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Can you ID these sheet metal pieces?

the 1 part is a engine cover........the rest of them dont look like any stock vair engine stuff. some kind of look like they are vair parts - but modified - hard to say by the pics.

maybe they are body sheet metal for early or fc? i dont do early stuff so i dont know.

-Scott V.
by Scott V
Tue May 30, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Wideband O2 Sensor Kit recommendation
Replies: 24
Views: 720

Re: Wideband O2 Sensor Kit recommendation

mtx-l & the lc-2 use the same electronics. the mtx-l is a sensor/gauge package. all the electronics are in the gauge. the sensor plugs into the gauge & uses a special connector. the lc-2 is a sensor w/the electronics in a box. add the gauge you want..........innovate has lots of different gauges. w/...
by Scott V
Tue May 30, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Cam gear backlash
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Cam gear backlash

my engine guy said .002 - .004.

-Scott V.
by Scott V
Tue May 30, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turbo compressor...
Replies: 15
Views: 513

Re: Turbo compressor...

wrap a fan belt around the turbine - squeeze the belt - tighten the nut.

-Scott V.
by Scott V
Sat May 27, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Wideband O2 Sensor Kit recommendation
Replies: 24
Views: 720

Re: Wideband O2 Sensor Kit recommendation

the fast dual o2 is a good unit.

if you want something smaller - with a standard 52mm gauge.......the innovate dlg-1 is real nice.
http://www.innovatemotorsports.com/products/dlg1.php
-Scott V.

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