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by Scott V
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Carb trouble
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: Carb trouble

Hi I have a 140 corsa have been trying to balance carbs and in the process have found the primary carb on left of engine seems to have a air leak from a hole just under idle screw adjuster. I can seem to find what should if any thing go there any advice thanks just under the idle screw is a hole fo...
by Scott V
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Does anyone know this person?
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: Does anyone know this person?

by Scott V
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Carter YH carb choke setup
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Carter YH carb choke setup

#1 goes on #2 shaft.

look @ the tang/lever........you can see how the spring goes. the spring lets #2 shaft move....open/close & keeps the fast cam touching the lever. the fast cam should be off the lever w/the choke open & on the big part of the cam w/the choke shut.

-Scott V.
by Scott V
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve cover tube
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Valve cover tube

if its a turbo head..........it could be that the 110 dropped a seat or trashed the head & it was replaced it w/a turbo head. sounds backwards yea...but lots of people treated vairs like throw away cars & lots of them were butchered repaired w/any spare or junk yard part that was sitting around. loo...
by Scott V
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turbo head question...
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Turbo head question...

like the other post said.......cc the heads so you know what you got. does the invoice say what otto cam is in the engine? it would have to be a real big cam to let the valves run into the piston. he prob added all the gaskets cuz he didnt understand what he was doing. i dont think the heads needed...
by Scott V
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve cover tube
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Valve cover tube

if the tube is on the head & not on the valve cover............thats normal for a turbo head.

-Scott V.
by Scott V
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turbo head question...
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Turbo head question...

like the other post said.......cc the heads so you know what you got. does the invoice say what otto cam is in the engine? it would have to be a real big cam to let the valves run into the piston. he prob added all the gaskets cuz he didnt understand what he was doing. i dont think the heads needed ...
by Scott V
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Please Help! 63 Turbo just won't run!
Replies: 28
Views: 608

Re: Please Help! 63 Turbo just won't run!

bbodie52 wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:52 am
As mentioned earlier, a very experienced mechanic with a great deal of turbocharged Corvair expertise has never been satisfied or completely successful in getting the Corvair Carter YH carburetor to function properly.
which post?

-Scott V.
by Scott V
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Parts Wanted
Topic: LM engine valve cover...
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: LM engine valve cover...

nothing wrong w/adjusting the valves w/the engine running. but theres no good reason to do it that way & its alot ez-er to adjust them cold - just like the factory did & like its explained in the shop manual. both ways work & both ways can be done wrong. do it the way you know - the result is the sa...
by Scott V
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Per-Lux Ignitor in Distributor
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Per-Lux Ignitor in Distributor

yup.......plug gap same as points.

-Scott V.
by Scott V
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 15
Views: 653

Re: Electronic ignition

66vairguy wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:09 pm
FIRST YOU NEED TO DETERMINE IF YOU HAVE A PETRONIX MODULE OR THE PETRONIX II MODULE. They are wired differently. Without knowing which you have it's difficult to explain the wiring.
i think both are wired the same. red to switched 12v & black to coil [-]

-Scott V.
by Scott V
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 15
Views: 653

Re: Electronic ignition

if you dont have a shop manual for your car.........get one....youll need it to fix your car & it will help you alot in figureing out what wire does what/etc.

heres the instructions for your pertronix ignitor http://www.pertronix.com/docs/instructi ... 01162A.pdf

-Scott V.
by Scott V
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Per-Lux Ignitor in Distributor
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Per-Lux Ignitor in Distributor

per-lux changed its name to pertronix........these are still being made. the little thing that goes over the shaft is a magnet ring.......dont remove the green tape - that holds the magnets in. the new pertronix has a different magnet ring - all plastic - so the mags dont fall out. dont leave the ke...
by Scott V
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 15
Views: 653

Re: Electronic ignition

what kind of electronic ignition do you have? different ones are wired differently. a switched wire is something that has 12volt when you turn the key *on*. the (+) post of the coil doesnt have 12 volt.........it has a ballast resistance wire in it to lower the voltage.........the cloth covered wire...
by Scott V
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 180 Turbo Engine rebuild...
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: 180 Turbo Engine rebuild...

Corvair cylinders must be honed with a torque plate and many shops are not set up to do this. Clark's does their cylinder finishing in the proper fixture with pressure applied. a torque plate is different than a fixture that holds the cylinder. looking @ the clarks picture......it doenst look like ...
by Scott V
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Oversize Blower Bearing Use?
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Oversize Blower Bearing Use?

thats not a oversize bearing. thats stock for 65-9.

the smaller one on the cover is stock for 61-64.

-Scott V.

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