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Re: Nikasil cylinders on eBay
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: January 21, 2019 07:09AM

Nickasel cylinders for Corvair are actually Porsche cylinders. You can buy them, or order them, from VW and Porsche dealers/sellers. They start at 92mm but I believe the 94mm are available. No one makes them for Corvair.

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
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Re: Nikasil cylinders on eBay
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: January 21, 2019 07:25AM

BobV66Vair Wrote:
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> Nickasel cylinders for Corvair are actually
> Porsche cylinders. You can buy them, or order
> them, from VW and Porsche dealers/sellers. They
> start at 92mm but I believe the 94mm are
> available. No one makes them for Corvair.

Now that's an interesting "plot-twist".cool smiley

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66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
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Re: Nikasil cylinders on eBay
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: January 21, 2019 10:04AM

JimBrandberg Wrote:
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> I did a little investigating of Auto Bohn
> engines in Michigan a few years ago. It doesn't
> help when the name is misspelled most of the time

I read somewhere that the owner's last name is "Bohn" so that is why Auto Bohn Engines is spelled that way.

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
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66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
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Re: Nikasil cylinders on eBay
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: January 21, 2019 11:24AM

I'm sure those pictures are just a coincidence, right?
It is possible that one or the other stole the picture or that it's the same person running a scam. If you run pictures of different parts in the same ad for the same thing you are either really lazy, made a mistake or are a really stupid scammer. I've often seen an ad with one oddball picture of a totally different car which I just assume is a mistake.

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Re: Nikasil cylinders on eBay
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: January 21, 2019 06:33PM

I believe LN Engineering briefly made Corvair cylinders 10+ years ago, but they were pricey.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

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Re: Nikasil cylinders on eBay
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 21, 2019 07:17PM

Mahle VW Stroker 94 mm kits are cheap... Machining isn't that much

America-pi was / is offering the complete kit / machining service...you assemble $1600!

[www.ebay.com]

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Re: Nikasil cylinders on eBay
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: January 22, 2019 06:35AM

The cylinders I looked at online several years ago were Corvair cylinders, not VW. They must have been the LN Engineering ones referenced by Spectre.

Now that I looked again at the Auto Bohn cylinders on Ebay, I see that that they are indeed VW.
Besides modifying the cylinders for the studs to pass through, you have to modify the crankcase and heads to accept.
I get real nervous at how close the crankcase registers get to the studs but I certainly can't argue with folks who have had success. I would be even more nervous if the cylinders were aluminum.

I'd still like to read about the guy at the Fan Belt Toss who is actually using them.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



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Re: Nikasil cylinders on eBay
Posted by: nirvairna ()
Date: January 22, 2019 07:37AM

JimBrandberg Wrote:
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> Now that I looked again at the Auto Bohn
> cylinders on Ebay, I see that that they are indeed
> VW.


Jim - I'm not sure what picture you're looking at, but the 3 listings autobohn has for Corvair cylinders are not reworked VW cylinders. They don't have the extra set of holes for the studs. I did see another set of Nikasil cylinders on ebay HERE that are reworked VW cylinders, buy they're not from autobohn. Kind of interesting about them, they are reworked VW cylinders but only 84mm bore, which is less than stock Corvair bore.

Isn't autobohn the guy who was selling Chinese connecting rods but placed them on an Oliver rod box in the ad? Pretty misleading. He also overcharges for shipping IMO, he wants over $60 to ship a ring/pinion, quite excessive IMO.

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Re: Nikasil cylinders on eBay
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: January 22, 2019 02:47PM

JimBrandberg Wrote:
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>
>
> I'd still like to read about the guy at the Fan
> Belt Toss who is actually using them.


Jim,

See this post: [corvaircenter.com]

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Re: Nikasil cylinders on eBay
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: January 22, 2019 06:44PM

Well that's interesting, I wanted to talk to Duane Cartwright about a fuel injection job.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



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Re: Nikasil cylinders on eBay
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: January 23, 2019 04:30AM

Yes nirvairna is correct, the cylinders do not have the extra holes that reworked VW cylinders require.
I do not want to disparage Auto Bohn engines in any way, I simply do not know anything about them.
I was uncomfortable with installing one of their engines but I'm uncomfortable installing anyone else's engine.
The aluminum nikasil cylinders are a nifty idea but I'm not affluent enough to be a groundbreaker with them.
One last thing. The engine picture in the Ebay ad looks intriguing until you see the EM riveted crankshaft pulley.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



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Re: Nikasil cylinders on eBay
Posted by: injectedvair ()
Date: February 10, 2019 12:27PM

Jim:
If you would like to contact me about my fuel injection system I can be reached at 503-312-1573 c or 503-658-2952 h. My email is cartwrightinjection@gmail.com.
Please call me we can discuss system.
Regards

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