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by Scott V
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Site Specific Topics
Topic: Extreme high idle
Replies: 9
Views: 429

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: 335

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: 284

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: 345

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: 5
Views: 347

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: 267

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: 535

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: 271

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: 416

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: 271

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: 546

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: 170

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: 393

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: 546

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.
by Scott V
Sat May 27, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Wideband O2 Sensor Kit recommendation
Replies: 24
Views: 546

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. the 9 pin cable that comes w/the lc-2 is used for datalog & programming the lc-2. if you dont have an older computer w/a 9 pin serial port youll need a serial->usb conve...
by Scott V
Fri May 26, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Wideband O2 Sensor Kit recommendation
Replies: 24
Views: 546

Re: Wideband O2 Sensor Kit recommendation

Yes most modern computers use USB but you just need a USB->serial cable and you're good-to-go. The USB port just becomes a serial input port which can be opened by any terminal application. not sure how that all works...........using a usb cable wired to a db9 rs232 cable . rs232 is 12v & usb is 5v...

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