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by Going4joe
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: will motor run outside of a car?
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: will motor run outside of a car?

Great responses - thank you everyone!


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by Going4joe
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: will motor run outside of a car?
Replies: 4
Views: 655

will motor run outside of a car?

Is there a way to start a complete Corvair motor that is not in a car, but on a bench? I dont know if this is possible - with no starter to engage the fly wheel, not sure how this could work but someone told me they thought it "might" be possible..?
by Going4joe
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: mystery engine with a mystery code
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: mystery engine with a mystery code

I knew this would be a piece of cake for you guys to supply me with the correct info. Thank you so much!!
by Going4joe
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: mystery engine with a mystery code
Replies: 3
Views: 815

mystery engine with a mystery code

hi - Im in discussion with a guy in Rhode Island who has a complete, non seized Corvair motor in his place of work: a junkyard. Apparently the motor has been stored inside for a number of years in a dry building. He wants $200 for it - knows zero about the engine. Where it came from, what car it was...
by Going4joe
Thu May 18, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Cylinder bore size ?
Replies: 9
Views: 632

Re: Cylinder bore size ?

If you are re-using old cylinders then it's best to overbore/hone them and buy new pistons and rings to fit. Going 0.020" over is going to make little difference in engine size. If you are buying all new parts then pick a size that is the best price. What ever you do - NEVER ASSUME THE CYLINDER TO ...
by Going4joe
Mon May 15, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Help desperately needed..
Replies: 39
Views: 2505

Re: Help desperately needed..

Hi all, Just to wrap this email thread up - the "mystery knocking sound" that had three mechanic/machinists utterly baffled as to what was causing it, has been resolved. The replacement of one cylinder jug, that should have been standard bore like all the other cylinders (but this one was bored out ...
by Going4joe
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: advice - how far do I take this?
Replies: 14
Views: 1250

Re: advice - how far do I take this?

Thank you all for your great responses. I did start a new thread as mentioned and think I may have resolved the problem where my machinist mechanic failed to do so - in fact it seems he cut some pretty important corners when he put this motor back together that caused months of wasted downtime and t...
by Going4joe
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Help desperately needed..
Replies: 39
Views: 2505

Re: Help desperately needed..

Ok thanks for the heads up! I've heard other people say Clark's has good interior products...


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by Going4joe
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Help desperately needed..
Replies: 39
Views: 2505

Re: Help desperately needed..

guys I appreciate all the comments. I will keep you posted as to how this goes, and im hoping to have a really well running 4 door that I can cruise around town this summer! I gotta start saving now for a new interior and a paint job.... :)

Bill
by Going4joe
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Rafee Corvair Specialist
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Re: Rafee Corvair Specialist

Nevermind! I found this on another web site:

Address 2695 Bengal Road Wister, OK 74966
Website http://www.corvair1.com
E-MAIL rafee@rafeecorvair.com
Phone Number 918-753-2486
by Going4joe
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Rafee Corvair Specialist
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Re: Rafee Corvair Specialist

I heard this guy Rafee at Corvair1 was really good at carb rebuilding. I would like to ship my carbs to him for rebuild (he sent me a quote) - for the life of me I cannot locate a shipping address on his website! Does anyone know where in America he is located?
by Going4joe
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Help desperately needed..
Replies: 39
Views: 2505

Re: Help desperately needed..

Ted - yes you called it! I just didn't think that was the case. I assumed the machinist had measured everything!!! Isnt that what they are supposed to do?? I completely agree with both of what you said (Brad/Ted)! Being I was just the customer in the beginning of this "misadventure", I was not invol...
by Going4joe
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Help desperately needed..
Replies: 39
Views: 2505

Re: Help desperately needed..

Gentlemen, Thank you all for your responses - I learned a lot about Corvair motors the past few months. But I want to share with you some good news finally! I think I found the problem. Took the right side cylinder head to my machine shop. I was certain the knocking sound was in there somewhere. I a...
by Going4joe
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Help desperately needed..
Replies: 39
Views: 2505

Re: Help desperately needed..

Brad/Ted/66Vairguy - thank you very much for this HUGE response!! I have actually swapped out the lifters TWICE with new lifters each time: same issue (with the #5 cylinder and torquing the valves). It seems to make sense that the issue is in the head. I just took the cylinder heads to the machinist...
by Going4joe
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Help desperately needed..
Replies: 39
Views: 2505

Re: Help desperately needed..

Jeff - hot valve adjust - do you mean while engine is running? If that is what you mean, than yes. Interestingly when the valves are adjusted this way, when you torque down on the valves in the #5 cylinder, the tap goes away for 5 seconds, then comes back. Torque it some more, and noise goes away th...
by Going4joe
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Help desperately needed..
Replies: 39
Views: 2505

Re: Help desperately needed..

Thank you for all your responses, I much appreciate what you all have said and recommended. This is no April Fools hoax, but probably more the result of me hiring inept mechanics who mean well, but just do not have the proper experience or the understanding of a Corvair motor. I am not looking to wa...

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