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by lostboy
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New guy from PA first Corvair
Replies: 20
Views: 605

Re: New guy from PA first Corvair

Thanks for joining us! Quite a few new people from my neck of the woods the past couple weeks. I'm located in Gouldsboro PA. Black on red is my favorite combo for early model 'vairs (we Corvair nuts call 60-64's Early Models, and 65-69's Late Models). You are going to love owning a Corvair, unbelie...
by lostboy
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: LM Corvair 16gb Memory Sticks
Replies: 43
Views: 2395

Re: LM Corvair 16gb Memory Sticks

Yeah I know. I'm just saying if you really wanted one....


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by lostboy
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: LM Corvair 16gb Memory Sticks
Replies: 43
Views: 2395

Re: LM Corvair 16gb Memory Sticks

I feel like if you wanted to you could easily make your own.

Mold a hot wheels LM and then sink a USB stick into the silicone clone.


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by lostboy
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Corvair Video and Photo Threads
Topic: Corvairs in Movies
Replies: 44
Views: 4117

Re: Corvairs in Movies

Man in he high castle on Amazon has a slew of FCs and EM.


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by lostboy
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Trans seal
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Trans seal

I replaced mine several times and it still leaks. I'm going to have to assume that the shaft itself is imperfect of something to that effect. Anyway, if it still leaks after you change it don't feel too bad.


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by lostboy
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Heater
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: Heater

Like I said, so much of the system is missing, and on this car it would not be worth it to mess with. I'll save what is left in a box. However for defroster (defogger) a small marine bilge blower married to the defroster tube with a toggle switch should work fine. Yes that should work. I have my ga...
by lostboy
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuttiness of living in california
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Nuttiness of living in california

Only IF your a lib. Because it's a mental illness SO you need TO BE told BY the powers that BE TO BE careful and don't eat the lock Sent from my IdeaTabS2109A-F using Corvair Forum mobile app Heh heh. Yeah don't chew on the hardened steel fella it's terrible for you teeth and will probably give you...
by lostboy
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Donated '61 coupe
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Donated '61 coupe

Look at that oil pressure? Gauge! Lol cool!


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by lostboy
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: New Product: Replacement Fuse Panels! (more info)
Replies: 8
Views: 659

Re: New Product: Replacement Fuse Panels! (more info)

Very nice, very nice!


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by lostboy
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Starting a engine that has sat for a long time
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: Starting a engine that has sat for a long time

The oil pump idea is good. I didn't even do that.

I always remove the spark plugs and pour some mystery oil or even just regular engine oil in the holes then turn the engine by hand a full revolution.


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by lostboy
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: LM vs. EM Debate.
Replies: 231
Views: 28128

Re: LM vs. EM Debate.

Mechanically, LM. Stylistically, EM.


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by lostboy
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Aftermarket Speedometer?
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Aftermarket Speedometer?

Has anyone used an auto meter or other speedometer in an em? I was planning on doing this and was wondering if there are any special parts or requirements. I have a 61 700, but was thinking of making my own bezel or using a turbo dash.
by lostboy
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Lifters noise at start up
Replies: 15
Views: 570

Re: Lifters noise at start up

TheCommish wrote:Florida heat is 90f-95f
Need Zink in Oil thats why Diesel 15w40
Rotella? I run T4 10w-30 and some Lucas oil additive at every oil change. I'll admit the startup noise did get significantly less with the Lucas.


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by lostboy
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Lifters noise at start up
Replies: 15
Views: 570

Re: Lifters noise at start up

TheCommish wrote:Since I put Diesel 15w40 in my 63, my lifters are real noisy, can I add a lifter additive, or accept this as a "Corvair" thing where oil drains out.
Mine does it sporadically. Time it sits doesn't seem to matter. Temperature doesn't either.


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by lostboy
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: New Corvair Owner - Increasing Performance
Replies: 13
Views: 800

New Corvair Owner - Increasing Performance

I would go ahead and find yourself a Honda h23 and get to converting that to work with the corvair transaxle. If you're not a purist, that's the cheapest and easiest way to go. Bone stock 160hp with torque to match. You could even get it to run twin webers and maybe bump those numbers up. I should a...
by lostboy
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: New Corvair Owner - Increasing Performance
Replies: 13
Views: 800

Re: New Corvair Owner - Increasing Performance

Greetings all! I'm in the process of buying a 1966 Chevy Corvair 500 (4 door, hardtop) with the 110 hp engine and automatic transmission. I love the car and how unique it is, but I'd like to know more about increasing its performance, as 110 hp seems a little low for today's standards. It started o...

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