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by Allan Lacki
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: SBC up Front Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 2012

Re: SBC up Front Conversion

Hi Mr. Killfront - If you are not a member of CORSA, you'll never find the link to the article. The archives are only available to CORSA members. But if you are a CORSA member, go to www.corvair.org and log-in using your username and password. Then, using the navigation menu on the left side of the ...
by Allan Lacki
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Any socket grounding tricks ?
Replies: 14
Views: 273

Re: Any socket grounding tricks ?

Instrument panel lamp grounding: I had a troublesome light bulb in my Corsa instrument panel. It wouldn't ground properly. I cured it by replacing the original socket with a Cole Hersee 2506 miniature lamp socket. I bought it online. cole_hersee_2506_lamp_socket.jpg The socket is made of steel and h...
by Allan Lacki
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Any socket grounding tricks ?
Replies: 14
Views: 273

Re: Any socket grounding tricks ?

Late-series Corvair tail light socket cure-all. Click on this link and see the article named "Silly Sockets"!

http://www.corvair.org/chapters/lvcc/lv ... _wheel.pdf
by Allan Lacki
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: SBC up Front Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 2012

Re: SBC up Front Conversion

keith_weller_corvair_left_front_reduced.jpg If you are a member of CORSA, log on to the CORSA website at www.corvair.org and download the January 2003 issue of the CORSA Communique magazine. Go to Page 9 and there you will see a two-page article I wrote about Keith Weller's front-engine Corvair Cor...
by Allan Lacki
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Flaps up, Balls out!
Topic: Corvair Track Day and the 2018 CORSA Convention
Replies: 0
Views: 99

Corvair Track Day and the 2018 CORSA Convention

Corvair Track Day and the 2018 CORSA Convention What could possibly make America's great air-cooled Corvair Convention in Pittsburgh even cooler? By adding a track day just north of the city where the fastest Corvairs in the East will scorch the road! NECC Motorsports has locked in an exciting day o...
by Allan Lacki
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Corvair Society of America discussion
Topic: CORSA Introduces Tech Article Search Page
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: CORSA Introduces Tech Article Search Page

Hi Terribleted,

Send a private email to me with your name. If your dues are up to date, I'll make sure you get login credentials for the CORSA website. ::-):

Allan Lacki
CORSA Director - Eastern Division
redbat01@verizon.net
by Allan Lacki
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Corvair Society of America discussion
Topic: CORSA International Convention Events – Spot-lighting The Economy Run
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: CORSA International Convention Events – Spot-lighting The Economy Run

As Steve Spilatro announced in his post above, CORSA is happy to announce the availability of a new rulebook and operating procedure for economy runs at national convention and regional CORSA events. The new rulebook, which was approved by the CORSA Board of Directors in January, is intended for use...
by Allan Lacki
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: New Illinois museum honors the Chevrolet Corvair
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: New Illinois museum honors the Chevrolet Corvair

Eva McGuire, Mike Hall and others from the Corvair Preservation Foundation have been working feverishly to set up the new Corvair Museum - a museum we can all be proud of. More exhibits are coming. Thank you all! :not worthy:
by Allan Lacki
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corvair engine compartment airflow
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: Corvair engine compartment airflow

Hi 66corvairguy, Yes, I agree, the stock fan works fine on a stock Corvair engine, except for the fact that Corvairs with the stock fan have a reputation for whipping off fanbelts, especially on the track. Not because of the fan, but because of the 90 degree mule drive fan belt setup needed to drive...
by Allan Lacki
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corvair engine compartment airflow
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: Corvair engine compartment airflow

Trivia: When Chevy designed the experimental OHC Corvair engine, they managed to get away from the mule-drive fanbelt, but to do it, they equipped the engine with three(!) centrifugal fans! More complexity - and who knows if it actually worked? According to the literature, it was intended to be inst...
by Allan Lacki
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corvair engine compartment airflow
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: Corvair engine compartment airflow

As Jerry mentioned above, the Corvair engine fan is a centrifugal fan, not an axial fan. Their blades can be either forward curved, backward curved or straight, the latter being the type you have in your Corvair. All other things being equal, a centrifugal fan is more efficient than an axial fan. Al...
by Allan Lacki
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Corvair Society of America discussion
Topic: Support Corvairs Locally, Internationally and Online
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: Support Corvairs Locally, Internationally and Online

Hi Steve, Thanks for posting this. I've been aware of the Chapter Locator page on the CORSA website, but I did not know it could produce such a pretty map. But now I see that there is a little hot link out on the Chapter Locator page, and the link says "» Map these contacts". Click on it, and the ma...
by Allan Lacki
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Brochures - Owners Manuals - Paperwork Section
Topic: Corsa Communique back issues
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Corsa Communique back issues

If you're a member of CORSA, you can download all of the Communiques from the CORSA website at www.corvair.org. You'll need to log-in with your CORSA-provided username and password to see the links to the Communique archives.
by Allan Lacki
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from England
Replies: 16
Views: 624

Re: Hello from England

Your Greenbrier looks really nice! Congratulations! You may be interested in joining "Corvanatics", an online special interest group that's devoted to Greenbriers, Rampsides, Loadsides and Corvans like yours. Their "Resources" web page has links to plenty of manuals, tech information, how-to tips, e...
by Allan Lacki
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Corvair Society of America discussion
Topic: Corsa Communique Preview
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: Corsa Communique Preview

Hi Steve,

Best of luck in your new capacity as CORSA's social media coordinator!

Al Lacki ::-):
by Allan Lacki
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Site Specific Topics
Topic: $1 CPF CPRVAIR HUBCAP RAFFLE
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: $1 CPF CPRVAIR HUBCAP RAFFLE

Hi Everybody, Rod Murray graciously offered to conduct this raffle on behalf of the Corvair Preservation Foundation (CPF). We think it’s a swell idea. The CPF is an all-volunteer organization so all the proceeds of this raffle will be devoted toward upkeep of our new Corvair Museum in Decatur. Thank...

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