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by thewolfe
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Explain wrist pin offset...
Replies: 20
Views: 915

Re: Explain wrist pin offset...

I have a set but they're in my car! They don't slap even when cold like forged pistons will with the added ptw clearance that is necessary for forged pistons. Hypers don't expand as much and can run tighter clearance.
by thewolfe
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Shifting
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Shifting

No
by thewolfe
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine won't start
Replies: 27
Views: 674

Re: Engine won't start

Dash cluster does not need to be in the car for it to start. I suspect something went wrong with your valve adjustment if it started fine before and now isn't after the adjustment. I go between 1/2 and 3/4 turn after 0 lash. Did you install the crane unit at the same time? If so I would check to mak...
by thewolfe
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Oil Cooler Seals
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Oil Cooler Seals

Something isn't right. The viton seals should have no problems sealing and they should last a long time without leaking. Are you sure they didn't get pinched somehow and the sealing surfaces were good?
by thewolfe
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Front Tow Hooks
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Front Tow Hooks

Best place to hook up front is around the suspension cross member. Whatever you do, don't hook on the steering linkage!
by thewolfe
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: New Corvair Owner - Increasing Performance
Replies: 13
Views: 762

Re: New Corvair Owner - Increasing Performance

Don't be afraid of a turbo! The whole 'touchy' aspect of turbo corvairs is a myth perpetuated by those who have either never owned one, heard from someone else that they are touchy, or lack the mechanical abilities to work on a car. Compared to any modern engine, a corvair turbo engine is very basic...
by thewolfe
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Telescoping Steering Wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Telescoping Steering Wheel

The horn button has 3 clips on the back that clip it into place. You have to carefully pry the horn button out then you will see how to remove the rest.
by thewolfe
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: New Zealand's Latest Corvair
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: New Zealand's Latest Corvair

Nicely done! That's a car to be proud of. I wouldn't hesitate to find or build a good turbo engine to swap into that spyder. Corvair turbo engines really are very simple and easy to work on just like their normally aspirated kin. I don't know why people make them out to be so cumbersome and complica...
by thewolfe
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: V8's - V6's - and...?
Topic: The Spousal Avoidance Unit build
Replies: 296
Views: 32654

Re: The Spousal Avoidance Unit build

Nice work, that looks sweet! Most v8 builds with the radiator up front you see the front end hacked up with grills that just don't look right but yours looks very natural and clean.
by thewolfe
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Question on engine temp sending units
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Question on engine temp sending units

Left one is the temp switch that goes on the passenger side head. Middle one is the thermistor that goes in the driver side head. One on the right is neither. Not sure what it is but is not a stock sender.
by thewolfe
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Methanol vs denatured alcohol ?
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Re: Methanol vs denatured alcohol ?

You can purchase heet gas line antifreeze in the yellow bottle, widely available at many department stores in the auto section. It's 99% methanol and around $2 for a 12 oz. bottle. What I use
by thewolfe
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Spark plugs
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: Spark plugs

b6hs is a good plug for turbo corvairs. They run a little cooler than the standard plugs. Should work okay for a 110 but you can certainly go to a hotter plug like b5hs or equivalent.
by thewolfe
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Valve Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Valve Questions

No. You can fit a 140 exhaust valve in if the head is machined for the larger 140 seats. The 140 intake valves are too large to fit in a small valve head because they are positioned out toward the cylinder wall more than a 140 head. They can be turned to a smaller diameter to fit though, along with ...
by thewolfe
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Will OverBoring Cause Overheating?
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: Will OverBoring Cause Overheating?

I don't have a recommendation for you since I only have experience with the turbo engine. I'm sure others here do though. I have heard the 270 is a good cam for a driver though. 300 is likely too big unless you plan on racing your car. It all boils down to your intended use. Do you want more low end...
by thewolfe
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Will OverBoring Cause Overheating?
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: Will OverBoring Cause Overheating?

That depends on the engine and how you plan on driving it. When I had a set of heads built for my car I had a lot of work done to them. They started out as 95hp heads which have similar compression ratio as the turbo heads but with a better chamber design. They had the quench area welded up to the g...
by thewolfe
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Will OverBoring Cause Overheating?
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: Will OverBoring Cause Overheating?

Best option is the minimum it takes to get a round bore out of used jugs. It's a waste to bore straight to .060 if the jugs can be bored to .020 over. That way the next time it is rebuilt they can be bored to .040 and so on. If you plan on not reusing yours I don't think it really matters a whole lo...

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