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by chris
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Electric Corvair
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Electric Corvair

If you look on Google, there have been a few, even Chevrolet itself. A group here in KC called MindDrive is actually doing one. A couple students from Nebraska also converted one last year.


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by chris
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: gas line fittings
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: gas line fittings

Another tip I remember (though some may not like it) from the tech manuals is to use a Viton o-ring at the tip of the flare.


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by chris
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Yenko Stingers
Topic: Yenko Stinger Question
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Yenko Stinger Question

Although the automatic part (unless a previous owner for some strange reason swapped it in) would not be Stinger.


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by chris
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Distributor vacuum and hose
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Distributor vacuum and hose

The nice thing about the vacuum hose is that it’s super easy to replace.


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by chris
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: V8's - V6's - and...?
Topic: First Nissian SR20 (Na to turbo)powered Corvair
Replies: 27
Views: 2469

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

How’s it doing with the new radiator setup?


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by chris
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: NM Charlie
Replies: 4
Views: 472

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: 47
Views: 4853

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: 495

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: 747

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: 333

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: 588

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: 510

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: 1933

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: 27
Views: 2469

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: 254

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: 13591

Re: Honda B20 turbo in corvair

Keep it coming Mike, looks good!

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