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by squidlong
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 140 Motor Progress
Replies: 118
Views: 8030

Re: 140 Motor Progress

Joe- The Corvair engine won't bite so don't be apprehensive about rebuilding it. There are lots of good books on the subject including "Performance Corvairs", "Corvair Secrets" and "The Classic Corvair" all available through Clarks. The shop manual for your year is invaluable regarding rebuilds and ...
by squidlong
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Brochures - Owners Manuals - Paperwork Section
Topic: 1966 Corvair and Chevy II Nova SS order form
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: 1966 Corvair and Chevy II Nova SS order form

I took that order form to my local Chevy dealer and told the salesman I would like to order the Corsa 180 CT AND the Nova with the 327/4spd and was willing to pay cash. Still have not heard back from him...
by squidlong
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: LM vs. EM Debate.
Replies: 232
Views: 29130

Re: LM vs. EM Debate.

Late models take the cake on technical advancements but earlies are soooo much more fun to drive and have that "classic" Chevy look that everybody seems to like. Late models had Don Yenko but earlies had John Fitch, Sterling Moss AND Steve McQueen so the comparison is something like asking whether y...
by squidlong
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from Cleveland
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: New member from Cleveland

Hopefully the Browns have a better season this year! Welcome to the family Sean, it's cool that you have the last year for the four door Corvair. I have seen some amazing sedans over the last 30 years and am glad people want to save them as opposed to guys with Fords, Chevy's and Mopar that cut them...
by squidlong
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: E15 fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: E15 fuel

Politicians were emailed and letters were sent weeks ago, hopefully they rethink the E15 thing. I drive one of my classics to work (I have 4) at least one day per week as I have nothing newer than a '66 Monza in my garage so gas is not sitting in the tank for long periods of time. I had a Qjet carb ...
by squidlong
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: E15 fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: E15 fuel

I will check this out, thanks so much! We have a small airport here in Marion, IN that says they will sell me aviation fuel. I am sure the Spyder would LOVE it but my wallet will not. Seems like it goes about $5 a gallon or so.
by squidlong
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: E15 fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 316

E15 fuel

Hello Corvair Fans! I recently heard on the news that our state legislature in Indiana is looking very hard at mandating E15 fuel in the very near future. While I have my personal opinions on this, the Corvair forum in not the place for cussing and hollering so I will keep it sane. Can anyone out th...
by squidlong
Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Rust rust rust!
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Rust rust rust!

I was thinking the same thing, especially after looking at Ebay, Hemmings, etc and seeing all the available rust free convertibles out there! Thanks Nicad!
by squidlong
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Rust rust rust!
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Rust rust rust!

Ok Corvair folks. I have a '64 Monza CT I have been driving for a few years but have to make a decision as to whether to keep it or part it out due to the R word. The floors are gone, the doglegs are gone and 6-8" of the right rear subframe is brittle. The rockers seem solid but the doors have gotte...
by squidlong
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Best Fuel Injection system
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: Best Fuel Injection system

Clarks has the very best and easiest set-up. I have also used the Atomic EFI set up on a 4 barrel center mount 140. Awesome, easy to install but getting expensive these days. I think you will love the conversion if/when you decide to do it! Carbs are great but with the junk gasoline we use these day...
by squidlong
Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: 110 hp or 140 hp?
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: 110 hp or 140 hp?

Corvair Ranch in Gettysburg, PA (717)-624-2805 can set you up with a good "kit" per your needs. I would stick with the 110 engine as the 140 tends to drop valve seats using todays garbage gasoline unless you want to do extensive and expensive work to the heads to install hardened valve seats, etc. I...
by squidlong
Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:32 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine Runs just OK?
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Engine Runs just OK?

You may try that although the major sources of vacuum leaks would be on either head where the crossover enters, the rubber hose between the turbo and intake, the gasket between the carb and turbo, the vacuum line from the right head to the pressure retard or the actual pressure retard unit on the di...
by squidlong
Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine Runs just OK?
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Engine Runs just OK?

As the turbo is an integral part of the induction system, any vacuum leak would be suspect. An easy diagnosis is to take a can of gumout or carb cleaner and spray it around any suspected intake vacuum leak while the engine is running. If you notice the engine immediately speed up, you've found your ...
by squidlong
Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:58 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine Runs just OK?
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Engine Runs just OK?

Sounds like it may a vacuum problem? Did you replace the two rubberr hoses that exit the carb base and connect to the vacuum tube? What about the vacuum hose from the right carb to the distributor, maybe it is brittle or too large diameter. Lastly, maybe a cracked bakelite gasket at the carb base? I...
by squidlong
Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1966 Corvair
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: 1966 Corvair

Welcome to the world of air cooled wonder!
by squidlong
Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Hoosierland
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Hello from Hoosierland

Hi Corvair Fans, I'm new to this site but have been driving Corvairs daily since 1987. Current projects include a full restoration on a '64 Spyder CT and '66 Monza CT with 140/4 speed. Currently driving a '66 Monza coupe with front disc brake conversion and Fuel Injection (Clark's kit) and 'stock 64...

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