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by xrotaryguy
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Those with 140s, let me see your air filter setups!
Replies: 12
Views: 1196

Re: Those with 140s, let me see your air filter setups!

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170121/477c6863311c99f752b4b51ee8d4c384.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170121/e67446d02066c8a1af1bd2bdb6079a09.jpg These are on my Rampside. I don't have the crank case vent worked out yet. The filters are from California Corvairs. The engine cover has 2x4...
by xrotaryguy
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: What to do with 69 Corvair
Replies: 13
Views: 885

Re: What to do with 69 Corvair

Oh! That's a good point about CA cars with back fees. I moved to the LA area recently and Got blindsided by someone else's lapsed glregistration. Infuriating!

Good way to get parts cars though. Hadn't thought of that. Thanks!

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by xrotaryguy
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: What to do with 69 Corvair
Replies: 13
Views: 885

Re: What to do with 69 Corvair

Why modify the front suspension? It's pretty good already. Quicker steering is helpful. Rack and pinion would be slick but, again, it's a Corvair and that's a lot of money to blow on something that'll never give you a good return. If you want to do big mods, switch to a water cooled engine. Sent fro...
by xrotaryguy
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: What to do with 69 Corvair
Replies: 13
Views: 885

Re: What to do with 69 Corvair

As others have mentioned, Corvairs don't bring a lot of money. Therefore, it is my opinion that the best approach with these cars is to figure out the coolest creation you can make with the parts you have, or with the parts you manage to cheaply obtain. This is basically my approach with all cheap c...
by xrotaryguy
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Rampside / FC 140 Air Filter(s)
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Rampside / FC 140 Air Filter(s)

The modified early air cleaner looks like a pretty slick solution! I'm gonna go with some high performance air filters from California Corvairs. I'll have to raise the floor up some but I uses I can live with that. I'll also have to route my oil Breather to something. Maybe I'll route it to the cros...
by xrotaryguy
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Corvair Video and Photo Threads
Topic: A Romp in the Slick Stuff with a Greenbrier
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: A Romp in the Slick Stuff with a Greenbrier

Ha! That looks like loads of fun!

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by xrotaryguy
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Rampside / FC 140 Air Filter(s)
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Rampside / FC 140 Air Filter(s)

I recently installed my "spare" 140 motor in my Rampside. I was kinda hoping that the car air filter would fit but it doesn't quite clear the throttle linkage. (I welded a piece of linkage onto the top of a car crossover shaft.) So it seems to me that I need some other type of air filter. What after...
by xrotaryguy
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 69 140 Coupe
Replies: 52
Views: 3954

Re: 69 140 Coupe

The next race is on the 15th.

http://solo2.com

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by xrotaryguy
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 69 140 Coupe
Replies: 52
Views: 3954

Re: 69 140 Coupe

Honestly, it's pretty easy to get started. Just drive out and sign up at the event. It's only $35 for non-SCCA members. Make sure your battery is strapped down properly and the positive terminal is covered. No big oil leaks. Common sense safety stuff. They do a cone school and a novice course walk t...
by xrotaryguy
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Spare Engine Progress
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Spare Engine Progress

I like the continuity light idea. Hadn't thought of that one before. This was a motor that I had run before so I already knew that oil pressure should be good. All I did was replace head gaskets and rethread a bunch of case studs. Priming is obviously a good idea... but I'm lazy. :) Sent from my SM-...
by xrotaryguy
Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Spare Engine Progress
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Spare Engine Progress

by xrotaryguy
Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Spare Engine Progress
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Spare Engine Progress

The spare motor is mostly assembled. I need to attach a non-ear-splitting exhaust, set it on the ground, mount all this to a transaxle, and see if I can start it. I need to find my half valve covers too so I can get the valves adjusted. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161226/81efbf1d31e7a2970d5c70...
by xrotaryguy
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: LM Corvair 16gb Memory Sticks
Replies: 47
Views: 2920

Re: LM Corvair 16gb Memory Sticks

Maybe just sell it with a paint kit. I feel like the most popular color would be "rust."

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by xrotaryguy
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Guy - Edmond, OK
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: New Guy - Edmond, OK

I vote for a 4 speed. Way more fun than a power glide in my experience.

Welcome!

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by xrotaryguy
Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: My Field Find 65 Corsa Heads-after at least 27 Years
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Re: My Field Find 65 Corsa Heads-after at least 27 Years

Grant find! And a pleasant surprise. Much better than buying a project that turns out to be a basket case.

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by xrotaryguy
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: How can I get the trunk open on my 65 Monza?
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: How can I get the trunk open on my 65 Monza?

And then buy a couple of parts cars.

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