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by acarlson
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Carter linkage adjustment...
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Carter linkage adjustment...

According to the Service Manual, the accelerator linkage on the Carter is supposed to be adjusted to an angle of 126 degrees.
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Any suggestions on how best to measure this angle ??

Alec
by acarlson
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: quick bleeders
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: quick bleeders

I tried the speed bleeders which Clark's sells. They were expensive and not worth it. One of them was defective and I ended up with brake fluid all over the floor - made a mess !!! I still have 4 of them if you want them. I went back to a $7 bleeder - basically a container with a magnet to hold it i...
by acarlson
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Where to buy an engine?
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Re: Where to buy an engine?

You can get a rebuilt long block for $5k from The Corvair Ranch http://www.corvairranch.com.

You might also be able to get a complete stock (un-rebuilt) engine from them for less.

Alec
by acarlson
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Max oil temp ?
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Max oil temp ?

Nick, Thanks for your insight... I do have chrome rings so I guess I'm looking at 1000+ miles to get them seated. No problem there... I'm not terribly concerned about head temps, at least not so much that I need to know exactly what they are. I was only concerned about how high head temps affected o...
by acarlson
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Max oil temp ?
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Max oil temp ?

I added the ZDDP because Clarks included it for free with my OTTO cam and recommended that I add it during the break-in period with the new cam installation. Since this is a Corsa turbocharged engine, the temp sensor (thermister) is located in the bottom/front of the left cylinder head - that's the ...
by acarlson
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Max oil temp ?
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Max oil temp ?

Jerry, tooling around town my head temps are in the 350 to 400 range. On the highway (with the turbo boosting) I'm seeing 425 or so. I thought these were fairly normal temps for the turbo engine. 1. I believe the timing is correct but that is an easy thing to double check. 2. Clarks rebuilt and test...
by acarlson
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Max oil temp ?
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Max oil temp ?

I just rebuilt my Corsa engine and installed a new cam, cylinders, rings, bearings, pistons, etc... I’m running 10-30 convential oil plus some ZDDP during the break-in. My turbo engine gets head temps above 400 degrees. This can’t be good for the oil. I’m concerned about the oil breaking down if the...
by acarlson
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Hard to start...
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Hard to start...

Jerry, I have an electric fuel pump installed. The mechanical pump was removed by a previous owner. It gets power from the ignition run line when the engine is running and from the starter when the solenoid is engaged. Nate, I'll give that a try and let you know. I had the carb rebuilt and tested by...
by acarlson
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Hard to start...
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Hard to start...

I finally got my rebuilt Corsa turbo back in my '65 Corsa. It pretty much started right up when I first turned the key. I took it for a short drive - about 3 miles. The engine was running great - no weird knocks, pings or rattles. I parked it for about 10 minutes to pick up a few things at the groce...
by acarlson
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corvair center forum
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Corvair center forum

I just logged in - seems to work for me.

Alec
by acarlson
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Corvair Video and Photo Threads
Topic: The one, the only - Corphibian...
Replies: 1
Views: 239

The one, the only - Corphibian...

A friend of mine recently went to the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, TN. He took some pictures of the 1961 Corvair "Corphibian" and I thought I'd share them. The Corphibian has been talked about on the forum before and there was a CORSA article written about it back in 1981 (see the end of this pos...
by acarlson
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: alignment specs
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: alignment specs

A related question: do the specs change as the rim diameter changes. Are the specs above only for 13” rims or are they correct for 14’s and 15’s ?
by acarlson
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Electrical system upgrade and restoration update.
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Electrical system upgrade and restoration update.

Not sure what wiring you're thinking of upgrading, but for a replacement fuse panel you might consider these:

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Alec
by acarlson
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: LM Corvair 16gb Memory Sticks
Replies: 47
Views: 3165

Re: LM Corvair 16gb Memory Sticks

Just an FYI - I did get my 2 flash drives back in September so some were delivered as promised...

Alec
by acarlson
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Core plug leaking...
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Core plug leaking...

Brad, You may be correct but if they are a shaft that moves within the transmission, there would be seals around them and none are specified for those holes. It is possible that the shafts you refer to are supported within those holes and the plugs are the "seal". In any case they are leaking. I've ...

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