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by chris
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: NM Charlie
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: NM Charlie

Charlie, it sounds like you're having fun. I hope you have good tires!


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by chris
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Corvair Video and Photo Threads
Topic: Corvairs in Movies
Replies: 44
Views: 4322

Re: Corvairs in Movies

Man in he high castle on Amazon has a slew of FCs and EM. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk The movie "Drop Dead Gorgeous" shows an early model along with the movie (and book) The Outsiders. I also think I saw one on a Disney show my kids were watching called Dog with a Blog. Sent from my iPhone u...
by chris
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Flat Spot/Stumbling at 1800RPM
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Flat Spot/Stumbling at 1800RPM

I wanted to revive this topic and share my progress in case anyone has similar issues. As is the case with problems on 50 year old cars sometimes the issue is not caused by one source but multiple sources. Ignition: - I replaced the Pertronix equipped distributor that was on the engine with a STING...
by chris
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: A question about the 140 carbs and other 140 topics.
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: A question about the 140 carbs and other 140 topics.

Right, for some reason I thought you had an automatic. The 140 with a manual trans (particularly a 61-3 4-speed with it's lower first gear) is wonderful right off the line. The ideal build (IMHO) is a 140 with a dual-pattern 280-duration cam (Otto Parts/Clarks OT-20, for example) and headers. That ...
by chris
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: New Zealand's Latest Corvair
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: New Zealand's Latest Corvair

A nice looking Corvair and you're in New Zealand. What a great combination!


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by chris
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Valve grinder
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: Valve grinder

toytron wrote:Just picked up a Sioux valve grinder and seat grinder from the local auction today. Can't wait to clean it up and give it a try.

Ed Stevenson
Sounds like fun!


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by chris
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from KC MO
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: Hello from KC MO

Welcome to Corvairing! We do have a great club and we're all over the metro area (I am on the Kansas side).


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by chris
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Please Help! 63 Turbo just won't run!
Replies: 33
Views: 1849

Re: Please Help! 63 Turbo just won't run!

Grasping at straws here, but does it have a harmonic balancer? If so, I wonder if maybe the rubber is going (or has gone) bad? Hopefully you can hook up with some local Corvair peeps because they are a world of help, believe me!
by chris
Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: V8's - V6's - and...?
Topic: First Nissian SR20 (Na to turbo)powered Corvair
Replies: 26
Views: 2005

Re: First Nissian SR20 (Na to turbo)powered Corvair

Yes, details are always good! I love the Corvair engine but also love seeing different approaches.
by chris
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: The Manual says the Oil Cooler is 8 to 12 lbs on the bolt
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: The Manual says the Oil Cooler is 8 to 12 lbs on the bolt

When I replaced mine, it leaked a little when torqued to 8. I then torqued it to 10 and no leaking; that little bit made the difference.
by chris
Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: V8's - V6's - and...?
Topic: Honda B20 turbo in corvair
Replies: 99
Views: 12746

Re: Honda B20 turbo in corvair

Keep it coming Mike, looks good!
by chris
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Corvair Video and Photo Threads
Topic: Corvair Engine Drawing
Replies: 21
Views: 1904

Re: Corvair Engine Drawing

Impressive!
by chris
Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Isky cam numbers on cam?
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Isky cam numbers on cam?

Thanks Dave! I was hoping I could pull the bellhousing cover to see. It'd be nice to see those set screws as well!
by chris
Tue May 31, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Isky cam numbers on cam?
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Isky cam numbers on cam?

I was wondering, does Isky stamp the cam number into the end of the camshaft like I've seen on other cams? I was hoping to see what a particular Isky cam was by pulling the bellhousing off to expose the cam gear end.
by chris
Thu May 26, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Seat belt anchor points
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Seat belt anchor points

Matt, I'm not sure on the fronts of an early, but many times there are dimples in the flooring indicating where seat belt mounting points are (at least it is like that in the back of my '65). Not sure if that helps or not, but figured I'd throw it out there.
by chris
Sat May 21, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What to do with an old cam
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: What to do with an old cam

That is pretty sweet!

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