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by lostboy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: It's still just a Chevrolet.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: It's still just a Chevrolet.....

Which is exactly why I went back to mechinal fuel pump and will be removing my Mallory box that I'm 99% sure is causing pinging - but that's a story for another thread.

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by lostboy
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Wheels/Rims for 63 Corvair
Replies: 25
Views: 3241

Re: Wheels/Rims for 63 Corvair

I've decided I want to run my grandfather's old 66 impala ss hubcaps but I need 14" steelies to do so. Nissan steel wheels fit, but the hub cap does not. It's the way the rim is designed. So, any ideas where to get a 14" 4 lug that will accept a classic style hubcap? Sent from my LG-H931 using Tapat...
by lostboy
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Airtex electric fuel pump woe.
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: Airtex electric fuel pump woe.

I am always amazed how many Corvair owners are quick to blame the mechanical fuel pump on their Corvair for a fuel delivery failure. They often quickly dump the original pump and replace it with a more-expensive and more-complex electric fuel pump system, assuming that the electric pump (an electro...
by lostboy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Just curious....
Replies: 9
Views: 1047

Re: Just curious....

To answer your question....yes, you can. Anyone that says you can't is wrong. Can you install a V-8 in a Corvair? Yes. Can you install an entire Honda chassis including A/C engine, driveline, interior, etc in a '66 Corvair convertible? Yes you can....I saw the results. Turning a carbed Corvair moto...
by lostboy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Airtex electric fuel pump woe.
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Airtex electric fuel pump woe.

I have one of those airtex electric pumps for the better part of two years. I hear the pump coming on but it seems like it isn't pumping. Car runs, drives, chokes shuts off and then repeats. I got home from my 30 mile commute but it was not easy. Anyone experience the failure of these pumps? Do they...
by lostboy
Wed May 09, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Petronix Flame-Thrower
Replies: 11
Views: 1052

Re: Petronix Flame-Thrower

In my 1961 80hp Ive been using a 1.5 ohm with points for about 2 years and just this winter installed a Mallory Hyfire which is triggered by the points with the same 1.5ohm flamethrower and it's been great. No issues at all, knock wood.

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by lostboy
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Gear box/transmission
Replies: 14
Views: 1341

Re: Gear box/transmission

Yes that is exactly what it is, I also have an electric element I use once I get it up to temperature so I don't have to keep turning the turkey fryer dial. My plan is to use the aircraft simple green in it to clean the heads. Let me know how that works. I like this.... A lot! Sent from my LG-H931 ...
by lostboy
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: This van reached out for help
Replies: 40
Views: 4794

Re: This van reached out for help

That patina is almost perfect. Beautiful van. Good luck with it.

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by lostboy
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Gear box/transmission
Replies: 14
Views: 1341

Re: Gear box/transmission

The parts for 3-4 speed differentials interchange if both are 61-64. Just the outer case is different for 64 provision for the spring perch in the car. The ONLY difference is the input shaft seal is different for 64 (Larger Shaft in transmission that passes through) and possibly the speedo gear if ...
by lostboy
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Question regarding engine differences for EM.
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Question regarding engine differences for EM.

Ok. I was basically inquiring what the difference was between my stock 80hp and the 98 that I have on a stand. As I said I was originally only going to use the heads but if I follow what you posted I think that will yield me a whopping 4hp increase, but again I would be doing that for the cooling c...
by lostboy
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Question regarding engine differences for EM.
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Question regarding engine differences for EM.

:dontknow: What two engines? The only engine horsepower rating associated with the cylinder head casting number 3795960 you listed was 98 hp in 1961. The 1961 Corvair GM Heritage Center Specifications indicate only two hp ratings in 1961 — the 80 hp Turbo-Air and the 98 hp Super Turbo-Air. Those tw...
by lostboy
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Question regarding engine differences for EM.
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Question regarding engine differences for EM.

So is the cam profile different in the two engines as well?

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by lostboy
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Question regarding engine differences for EM.
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Question regarding engine differences for EM.

I just picked up a 98hp automatic engine with the head stamping of 3795960. I'm finding a lot of mixed information. I am under the impression that these are 98/102 heads and am wondering what else is specifically different between this engine and the standard 80hp. Camshaft? Reason I ask is that my ...
by lostboy
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: The overall reliability of the Corvair drivetrain
Replies: 15
Views: 2399

Re: The overall reliability of the Corvair drivetrain

When I was in college I bought my first car, a 1956 Buick Super Sedan. I then sold my VW my dad had given me and bought a 51 Plymouth Cranbrook Club Coupe. From that point on the newest car I have bought for my self is a 1965 Lincoln Continental. In between has been cars from the 50's and early 60'...
by lostboy
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corvair Heater Revisited again
Replies: 12
Views: 1149

Re: Corvair Heater Revisited again

I just posted about a Chinese clone of a wabasto heater a few weeks ago. Go for it!

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by lostboy
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: The overall reliability of the Corvair drivetrain
Replies: 15
Views: 2399

Re: The overall reliability of the Corvair drivetrain

Why ditch the points? Ignition points are 1960s (and earlier) technology. They are a simple contact switch that began to wear out the day they are placed in service. As they wear, the dwell angle changes and the ignition timing changes. The high electrical current that passes through the ignition c...

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