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by CorvairCon65
Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 65 Monza 110 PG Vert in Blighty
Replies: 24
Views: 2592

65 Monza 110 PG Vert in Blighty

Hi y'all, Been a bit lazy, introduced myself and taken advice but given little back so far so time to post some updates... I shipped my car back last August and not really done much to it. Have had a few teething problems but hey ho, onwards and upwards. image.jpeg Well, I thought we had charging is...
by CorvairCon65
Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Oil be alright...
Replies: 13
Views: 3623

Re: Oil be alright...

Fair one. :not worthy: My engine has covered +/- 126K, does that make it slightly worn or well worn? It doesn't belch smoke etc but naturally I don't know much of its history...
by CorvairCon65
Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from the UK
Replies: 34
Views: 6398

Re: New member from the UK

Hi Bertle,

Congratulations on your purchase. I'm also from the UK (Essex) and have a 65 Monza convertible.
by CorvairCon65
Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Distributor gear orientation
Replies: 20
Views: 1428

Re: Distributor gear orientation

I do not see how the flywheel positioning would affect the timing. The valve/piston/ignition positioning is done at the other end of the engine. OR am I missing something? You said you'd partially rebuilt the engine? Had the flywheel out? I can only talk from experience. My experience was with a Re...
by CorvairCon65
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Distributor gear orientation
Replies: 20
Views: 1428

Re: Distributor gear orientation

I've had similar on another car (non Corvair). The flywheel had been removed for a skim and new clutch but replaced one bolt round (or there were six bolts but the flywheel was not bolted on in the potion it was removed). So the dizzy was set to a dwell angle that seemed totally out of place with th...
by CorvairCon65
Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Oil be alright...
Replies: 13
Views: 3623

Re: Oil be alright...

Thanks guys. :goodpost: I know a couple of DAF owners who run theirs on diesel oil too and swear by it. The tolerances on the DAF aircooled engines mean that the factory spec will never be up to date. I know exactly what you mean Dave as I have lost one DAF engine through heat seize. That was after ...
by CorvairCon65
Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Oil be alright...
Replies: 13
Views: 3623

Re: Oil be alright...

Sorry Brad, I should have switched on my English/American translating tool before posting. By mineral oil here we mean non-synthetic. :doh: My DAFs like it so I'm inclined to give it a whirl... I'm starting to get to know my Corvair better now and I will announce my plans when I know what they are.....
by CorvairCon65
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Oil be alright...
Replies: 13
Views: 3623

Re: Oil be alright...

Thanks Brad. That's a shame as I have shed loads of that oil and it's not cheap (over £20 for a 5 litre tin). I will look for a semi synth 10W40 then. I always shied away from those on my DAFs as the engines were not built to such fine tolerances as modern engines and would just promote leaks. Then ...
by CorvairCon65
Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:00 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Oil be alright...
Replies: 13
Views: 3623

Oil be alright...

My 65 110 Monza is running low on oil and needs topping up. It's the first time I need to do it and I'm new to these. I've got some mineral oil that I use on my air cooled DAFs, will this be ok in my Vair?
by CorvairCon65
Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Corvair Video and Photo Threads
Topic: Today I drove my Corvair to...
Replies: 160
Views: 33584

Re: Today I drove my Corvair to...

..only to the local supermarket but nice to take advantage of the half decent weather.
Parking spaces in the UK have always stayed the same size (i.e. small) so this spot was a lucky find.
Parking spaces in the UK have always stayed the same size (i.e. small) so this spot was a lucky find.
Handling was noticeably better on the way home!
Handling was noticeably better on the way home!
by CorvairCon65
Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: UK Corvair Register
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 5
Views: 3297

Re: Welcome

A shame indeed. There's quite a following in the Netherlands I'm lead to believe. Bit extreme going to another country to hook up with other owners but distance wise, nothing compared to some that you guys must cover attending nationals.
by CorvairCon65
Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: UK Corvair Register
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 5
Views: 3297

Re: Welcome

Hurrah! :tu: :ty:

Thank you Scott, it's a lonely experience owning a Corvair in the UK!
by CorvairCon65
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: New Club Forum Requests
Topic: Forming UK Corvair Register
Replies: 4
Views: 1828

Re: Forming UK Corvair Register

Greetings to All Although there is no UK Corvair club as such, I would like to bring UK owners together with a view to creating a UK Register initially. Then if interest and numbers are sufficient, we could aim to organise a meeting sometime in 2016. I have tried to contact as many UK owners as pos...
by CorvairCon65
Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: What ELSE do you drive?
Replies: 37
Views: 3360

Re: What ELSE do you drive?

Here we go, a definite air cooled theme in my collection...
by CorvairCon65
Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:51 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: New Vair came home today!
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: New Vair came home today!

I saw Mr. Cotrefeld in June and he was most accomodating, giving a tour of his workshop and showing off his Stinger, a nice chap. He's sold most of his stock to Clarke's and is running the business down towards retirement. He has a customer's car to finish restoration work on but that's about it the...
by CorvairCon65
Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Making my Corvair UK road legal
Replies: 35
Views: 2276

Re: Making my Corvair UK road legal

Fair point, I guess there are some mental adjustments to make from my side. :tu: My other classics are of the Dutch 1970s variety and they are very direct on the steering.

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