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by freedo
Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: BAD WAY TO START MY 2015 ("CRASH A BOOM")
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: BAD WAY TO START MY 2015 ("CRASH A BOOM")

that sucks :( definitely influenced me to get rid of the stock seats and get something with a headrest.
by freedo
Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Carb upgrade turbo engine ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2876

Re: Carb upgrade turbo engine ?

Here is another thing for you guys to chew on and something I have played around with. Without the waste gate it will make boost but it becomes very laggy.......well that was the way GM set it up originally. If you want to try something expensive this to control the waste gate, try this low cost bo...
by freedo
Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: I get a lot of looks
Replies: 27
Views: 2824

Re: I get a lot of looks

i usually get the "my friend/cousin/relative/friend of a friend, had one and crashed and died"
by freedo
Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 64 corvair
Replies: 278
Views: 14022

Re: 64 corvair

mart wrote:I hope your 15mpg is because you beat on it...I was hoping for more out of mine. :pray: ...my 289 Studebaker got 25mpg
beat the living shit out of my car. with the 180 i got around 17mpg cruising at 70mph with 327 rear gear.
by freedo
Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: towing a corvair
Replies: 18
Views: 4655

Re: towing a corvair

never tell uhaul your towing a corvair. tell them something else. found this out as i was there picking up a trailer, the lady was nice enough to let me switch vehicles i was going to to tow. always tow corvairs on full size trailers loaded backwards.
by freedo
Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: 1964 500
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: 1964 500

ive heard they dont make non trim window seals anymore. have to find a good one on a car. my 500 parts car still has them but i think there pretty dry
by freedo
Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Long distance....
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: Long distance....

daily drive my 64 spyder. first year i owned it and the first time it was on the road since 73 i drove over 10,000 miles. had to work out alot of kinks from it sitting, i replaced over time both axles and bearings after the bearing went bad (lost a wheel on the one when it went), u joints, front bea...
by freedo
Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Getting frustrated, no spark
Replies: 11
Views: 1434

Re: Getting frustrated, no spark

gordo wrote:The folks at Ignitor ll say you must use say Flame Thrower coil with their system.
have been running a standard coil with my ignitor II for months. zero issues. my year old flame thrower crapped out when i was swapping it from one engine to another
by freedo
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: What is it worth, 1964 Spider Convertible
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Re: What is it worth, 1964 Spider Convertible

http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g432/lelshaddai/other%20Corvairs/00M0M_eerOFUog8Vg_600x450_zps19944f56.jpg :chevy: :think: It may be billed as a 1964, but it looks like it has a 145 CI 1962-1963 engine attached instead of a 1964 164 CI engine. The steel cooling fan and riveted steel crankshaft ...
by freedo
Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Too much wheel offset?
Replies: 8
Views: 955

Re: Too much wheel offset?

your wheels bearings are going to hate life. puts alot of stress on the studs. that being said. if its going to run at low speeds and very rarely id say it will be ok, just keep an eye on it. also paint them black so they blend in
by freedo
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Dash problems
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: Dash problems

fuel gauge could be on it way out and when you hit a bump it works then fails etc. turn the key to the on position and repeatedly tap the fuel gauge and see if it fluctuates
by freedo
Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: Corvair of the Month Calendar Page (Sponsored by Clark's Corvair Parts)
Topic: VOTE- Corvair of the Month July 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3591

Re: VOTE- Corvair of the Month July 2014

ughhh tough choice between the load side and yenko.
by freedo
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: My Corvair Power Tour 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: My Corvair Power Tour 2014

nice! definitely on the bucket list
by freedo
Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: porsche swaps. teach me
Replies: 26
Views: 2652

Re: porsche swaps. teach me

this turbo engine and drivetrain will be going into another corvair. hopefully a vert.
by freedo
Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: porsche swaps. teach me
Replies: 26
Views: 2652

Re: porsche swaps. teach me

porsche swap plans. start with a slightly modded NA 3.2 200whp goal. 5spd lsd trans/dif. work out all the kinks with the suspension, engine etc. then buy a blown turbo engine and strip to bare block and build a monster engine. 350-400whp goal. hope to start this winter
by freedo
Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Engine removal success and failure. I need some help!!! Long
Replies: 5
Views: 976

Re: Engine removal success and failure. I need some help!!!

ive dropped my engine once, slipped off the tranny jack while i was putting it in, the input shaft caught it just like yours did and i managed to catch it by getting underneath of it. had to yell over to my boss and his son to help lift it up and get the jack underneath of it. if i was alone i would...

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