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by Vairforce1
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Flaps up, Balls out!
Topic: Fire & ICE 2012 time trials: September 1, Marshalltown, Iowa
Replies: 11
Views: 2459

Fire & ICE 2012 time trials: September 1, Marshalltown, Iowa

Fire & ICE 2012 time trials will be held on Saturday, September 1st at the Iowa International Raceway in Marshalltown, Iowa. The Raceway is a 1/2 mile paved road course and is great fun for all levels of experience and all Corvairs from bone stock to competition class. Don't think that you have to h...
by Vairforce1
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Motor build
Replies: 37
Views: 6701

Re: Motor build

Is this the convert that was listed on the Boston Craigslist? If so, I think you have a pretty decent base of a car to work with. IIRC, there were a lot of suspension uprades done to this car as well. Should be a good project!

Dave
by Vairforce1
Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Flaps up, Balls out!
Topic: Fire & ICE autocross, September 4th, Marshaltown, Iowa
Replies: 0
Views: 621

Fire & ICE autocross, September 4th, Marshaltown, Iowa

This is just a reminder that Fire & ICE 2011 autocross will be held on Sunday, September 4th at the Iowa International Raceway in Marshalltown, Iowa. The Raceway is a 1/2 mile paved road course and is great fun for all levels of experience and all Corvairs from bone stock to competition class. Don't...
by Vairforce1
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Im thinking of painting my car...
Replies: 29
Views: 2239

Re: Im thinking of painting my car...

Brandywine (this is HOK Brandywine over gold flake - http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showt ... id/225194/)

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by Vairforce1
Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Corvair Society of America discussion
Topic: CORSA "Planning for the Future" (paper & discussion)
Replies: 18
Views: 2154

Re: CORSA "Planning for the Future" (paper & discussion)

Dan- Did the folks at registration blow you off? I do know that by the time you would have arrived on Thursday that registration would have been winding down, so that might explain part of it. At any rate, I'm glad you showed up since I enjoyed BSing with you and the folks from Canada that evening. ...
by Vairforce1
Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: New member old fan
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: New member old fan

gy67- I'm from CR as well! I was at the convention, too, but was the chair of the road rally so most of my time was spent tending to that. I highly recommend you join our state Corvair club, Iowa Corvair Enthusiasts (ICE) - see http://www.corvair.org/chapters/chapter526/). Not only will you hook up ...
by Vairforce1
Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: FC's
Topic: Is this worth $600 ??
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: Is this worth $600 ??

Dan- Last year there was a '61? panel van at B-20 Auto north of Mason City. It looked pretty solid, though there was some issue with the engine (backfiring through the carbs?). They were asking $1000. 641-357-8900. If you do end up getting an FC, there are are also a couple parts vans for sale in Ot...
by Vairforce1
Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Finally found an intake!
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: Finally found an intake!

Did Crown ever make an F-flow exhaust housing?
by Vairforce1
Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Finally found an intake!
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: Finally found an intake!

That combo may be great for in-town performance though I'd think it may choke at speed. I'm curious as to how it will perform so report back on what your driving impressions are.. Like you said, you can always swap components around to find the right combo for your performance goals.
by Vairforce1
Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Finally found an intake!
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: Finally found an intake!

Nick-

What makes the Crown exhaust housing different than the original B-flow housing?

Dave
by Vairforce1
Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: miniman82's build, by TLC Restorations
Replies: 59
Views: 4320

Re: miniman82's build, by TLC Restorations

Nick- There's a '66 Corsa clone on eBay now http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1966-500-with-65-Corsa-140-4-speed-running-gear_W0QQitemZ200455018850QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Cars_Trucks?hash=item2eac0cd962 that's dark green (Tropic Turquiose?). I've attached the best pic I could snag. Links to other cars wi...
by Vairforce1
Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: miniman82's build, by TLC Restorations
Replies: 59
Views: 4320

Re: miniman82's build, by TLC Restorations

Nick, any updates on the resto?
by Vairforce1
Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: The infamous EDIS conversion
Replies: 47
Views: 5060

Re: The infamous EDIS conversion

I'm planning on using the MS to manage spark, with the option to control fuel later, which is why I asked about the limp home mode.

Dave
by Vairforce1
Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: The infamous EDIS conversion
Replies: 47
Views: 5060

Re: The infamous EDIS conversion

WW- Which version of MegaSquirt are you using? I recently picked up a used MS1 v2.2 ($85 shipped!) with the idea of installing the MS1/Extra code so I can (some day) do the EDIS ignition conversion on my turbo engine. I recently read that the MegaSquirt boards can be modified to run an EDIS ignition...
by Vairforce1
Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 4 wheel disks going on today!
Replies: 54
Views: 3586

Re: 4 wheel disks going on today!

Tony, do you think you could make the the plate in two pieces so you would not have to take the hub apart? That would seriously make this a bolt on at home set up. Can't wait to see the ebrake hook up. Or, better yet, cut a "U" shape in a area that does not have any bolts holes so the plate can sim...
by Vairforce1
Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Im thinking of painting my car...
Replies: 29
Views: 2239

Re: Im thinking of painting my car...

Tony- I rather like the current paint scheme. The flat black gives it a subtle menacing look, and the tasteful use of the contrasting black stripe adds visual interest without drawing too much attention to itself. With the red and gray paint scheme you are going to lose that subtle and slightly bada...

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