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by miniman82
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Max oil temp ?
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: Max oil temp ?

Define ‘just fine’?

My experience has been they run ‘just barely’, there’s so much room for improvement it’s hysterical.
by miniman82
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Oil Additive
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Oil Additive

Not really.

100k is probably time for a ring and valve job on these engines, youbstand to gain a lot more by freshening those things up than any additive will ever offer.
by miniman82
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Horsepower of Corvair
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Horsepower of Corvair

I tied to mustang dyno my 180, but had problems that day. Bad gas and super hot outside temps (over 95* that day) led to only making 90 or so. My starter even quit working it was so hot!

I really need to revisit the dyno when I get my car back, I want to know what it’s actually doing.
by miniman82
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Max oil temp ?
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: Max oil temp ?

But you know what to look for and know what you’re doing, unfortunately this is one of those engines with sort of a steep learning curve. If you aren’t well versed in tuning, it’s real easy to get into trouble when the hammer drops. That’s why I’m so adamant about having instrumented feedback, so yo...
by miniman82
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Max oil temp ?
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: Max oil temp ?

Some thoughts: If you have chrome rings it's gonna take a whole lot longer than 500 miles to bed them in, standard rings around 1000 and you're probably good to go. The ZDDP additives are supposed to protect flat tappets from scuffing, since modern oils lack the additive packages older oils used to ...
by miniman82
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Random thought about installing an ECM in a Corvair
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Re: Random thought about installing an ECM in a Corvair

Brad forgot to mention the in-between ignition only solution Megajolt, I made a guide for conversions: http://www.corvairnut.com/EDIS.htm If you need injection as well you can run the same exact ignition and control it with a Megasquirt controller, but you’ll need the injection related parts to make...
by miniman82
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Carburetors for a 63 turbo
Replies: 28
Views: 2575

Re: Carburetors for a 63 turbo

Dyno is better of course, but you can get 95% of the way on the street.
by miniman82
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 64 spyder burning oil
Replies: 9
Views: 754

Re: 64 spyder burning oil

Another way to tell where it’s coming from is WHEN the smoke starts. If it smokes nearly immediately after startup, your problem is on the intake side of things because it’s being drawn into the engine and burned in the combustion chamber. Could be either the carbon seal in the turbo, or really bad ...
by miniman82
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 64 spyder burning oil
Replies: 9
Views: 754

Re: 64 spyder burning oil

On the cold side you’ll never see any evidence of oil, since the fuel moving through the turbo washes away any trace. What’s more likely is a bad turbine seal, which leaves a cloud of burning oil everywhere you go. You can usually see oil wetness dripping down the hot side of it’s leaking, but not a...
by miniman82
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Carburetors for a 63 turbo
Replies: 28
Views: 2575

Re: Carburetors for a 63 turbo

Miniman82, your input is valued. I know it is asking a lot but you should have a website to document some of the stuff you have done and some helps for us turbo people. I appreciate the CD I purchased from you but I think there are many hear that would benefit from your knowledge. I do have a websi...
by miniman82
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Carburetors for a 63 turbo
Replies: 28
Views: 2575

Re: Carburetors for a 63 turbo

Here's what stock turbo Corvair engines are and aren't: They are a product of the timeframe they were designed in, and reflect the technology of the day. They are not your moms Honduh, so don't expect to jump in and drive it 400 miles unless you're OCD as f*ck with your maintenance and don't mind so...
by miniman82
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Carburetors for a 63 turbo
Replies: 28
Views: 2575

Re: Carburetors for a 63 turbo

YH's suck, get a real carb, fuel pump and ignition and never look back.
by miniman82
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Corvair Video and Photo Threads
Topic: Corvair lowrider
Replies: 1
Views: 2041

Corvair lowrider

Someone sent me this link, apologies if it's been posted already.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1jrxylyOn9o
by miniman82
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Burnt out valve
Replies: 8
Views: 822

Re: Burnt out valve

Yes.
by miniman82
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Listen to that Turbo whine!
Replies: 8
Views: 933

Re: Listen to that Turbo whine!

Glad it worked out.

Next after the hybrid joy wears off, you'll be begging me for an E-flow at 18psi... :assault:
by miniman82
Sun May 14, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Why do I need coil condenser?
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: Why do I need coil condenser?

It's basically a capacitive filter, keeps noise down and also stores a little energy to help fire the coil. I don't think you'll hurt anything by having another, but it's not required.

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