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by 66vairguy
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Smoke after long drive / Fumes in cabin
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Smoke after long drive / Fumes in cabin

Good point Ted, but after all this time I've found all three types plugged up - open draft tube, PCV valve and orifice types. Usually with tired engines in poorly maintained vehicles.
by 66vairguy
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everybody
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Hello Everybody

You don't say where you are. In the Southwest U.S.A. you'll find a lot of tired, rough, but solid Corvairs that are not expensive and make a good platform for building a modified Corvair. DO NOT assume all cars from dry areas rust free, you have to go look.
by 66vairguy
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Suspension and brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Suspension and brakes

Vini - the issue of poor brake action has been covered on the corvaircenter forum many times. The 66 drum brakes were the same size as used on GM mid sized cars, so they are adequate for anything short of racing. The most common complaint is excessive pedal pressure caused by two things. The new bra...
by 66vairguy
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Smoke after long drive / Fumes in cabin
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Smoke after long drive / Fumes in cabin

Check the PCV system to insure the small hole is not plugged. If plugged it can cause pressure in the crank case causing a leak. The fumes will enter the cabin thru the heater. Larry Good point - A buddy drove over one day for help finding the source of a "whistling sound". He shut off the engine a...
by 66vairguy
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corvair engine compartment airflow
Replies: 10
Views: 424

Re: Corvair engine compartment airflow

Good points Crawford. While I enjoy the old high revving small displacement motors more prevalent in Europe in the 60's, once you look at the torque curve of a well designed turbo motor there is no contest. Basically big cubic inches torque from a small displacement motor. Even the basic, and slow t...
by 66vairguy
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Rebuilt Possi Differential
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Rebuilt Possi Differential

I installed a 3:27 in my 66 for highway use. Nice to lower the RPM on the highway, but first seems a bit high when starting out. On the FC's some had a nice low first gear, depends on year. Frankly if your planning on going 70MPH I'd stay with a 3:55 since the FC has to push a LOT of air at that spe...
by 66vairguy
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Smoke after long drive / Fumes in cabin
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Smoke after long drive / Fumes in cabin

What Ted said. If you don't see any oil leaks then there is the possibility that some critter has built a nest on top of the cylinders. It happens when cars sit for awhile. Of course that requires removing the carbs and top shroud to inspect. Also if the "fume" smell is gasoline then a bad carbureto...
by 66vairguy
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Fuel vapor in carbs
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Fuel vapor in carbs

When the engine is off and you open the throttles on a HOT engine the carb accelerator pumps squirt in fuel and that turns to vapor. Normal If the carburetor clusters are "dribbling" fuel at idle then the floats need to be adjusted to lower the fuel level, AND check fuel pressure if you have a mecha...
by 66vairguy
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Orphaned wire
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Orphaned wire

First find out if it's powered all the the time, or just when the ignition key is on. Only two yellow/black (yellow in 66) wires from the fuse box and the one with a connector was for the stock radio. I find a lot of newer radios in Corvairs and your wire may be from the old radio and somebody put i...
by 66vairguy
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Chinese Wabasto Heater FOUND!
Replies: 13
Views: 528

Re: Chinese Wabasto Heater FOUND!

In a mild climate the little electric heaters can help to take off the chill and keep the windshield clear. It IS a lot of work to get the factory heating system to work properly and not STINK. Then again modifying the car to add electric heat is a lot of work also. Since I had may cars all apart it...
by 66vairguy
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corvair engine compartment airflow
Replies: 10
Views: 424

Re: Corvair engine compartment airflow

Allan - Sorry I don't recall the reference material source, but the OHC Corvair engine had the capability to develop more power at higher RPM due to the valve train. Testing found the three fans consumed excess HP at the higher RPM in effect negating HP gains at higher RPM. No doubt it could have be...
by 66vairguy
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corvair engine compartment airflow
Replies: 10
Views: 424

Re: Corvair engine compartment airflow

morevair - For decades folks have argued about Corvair cooling. Lots of OPINIONS. Bottom line --- Chevrolet tested Corvairs at there desert testing facility in summer conditions and the cooling system worked. In fact you rarely hear of an overheated Corvair unless the fan belt came loose or there wa...
by 66vairguy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Harmonic balancer
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Harmonic balancer

That harmonic "damper" is long overdue for replacement. The rubber bond must "give" for the unit to work. Once the rubber gets hard from heat and age it needs replacing. The damper is a perishable item that should be replaced when the rubber gets hard. It helps protect the crankshaft. Rebuilt and ne...
by 66vairguy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Chinese Wabasto Heater FOUND!
Replies: 13
Views: 528

Re: Chinese Wabasto Heater FOUND!

If you believe "Chinese" product statements you are going to be very disappointed.
by 66vairguy
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: UK agreed value Insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: UK agreed value Insurance

That valuation is about $11,000.00 U.S. Depending on options and condition Greenbrier prices cover a wide range making them hard to value even in the U.S. Not knowing how vehicle insurance works in the U.K. (even in the U.S. it varies by state) I would base value on what you paid for your vehicle pl...
by 66vairguy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Installing LED Stop, Running, Turn Bulbs.
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Installing LED Stop, Running, Turn Bulbs.

See attached .pdf document from the CORSA West newsletter. While the descriptions are not the only methods, they use proven procedures and products to minimize wiring changes and avoids large load resisters that use as much electrical energy as regular bulbs.

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