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OTTO Parts "Magnesium" oil pan and valve cover set?
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: November 07, 2019 11:55PM

[phoenix.craigslist.org]

Can this be right?

I can not think of any reason to cast the oil pan in Magnesium rather than aluminum.

Comments?

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Re: OTTO Parts "Magnesium" oil pan and valve cover set?
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: November 08, 2019 05:38AM

It is - very few sets were made.

Magnesium is EXTREMELY light - lighter than aluminum.

Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

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Re: OTTO Parts "Magnesium" oil pan and valve cover set?
Posted by: flat_six ()
Date: November 08, 2019 07:09AM

Awesome! Spend a grand on oil pan and valve covers and your over steer problems are solved! smileys with beer

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Re: OTTO Parts "Magnesium" oil pan and valve cover set?
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: November 08, 2019 04:20PM

I have the baffle spacer in Magnesium. It is really light. Of course, the pan and the baffle spacer are located in the place that hardly needs weight reduction, low down. But they are still at the rear of the car and less weight almost always helps.

Seth Emerson

Check my new Performance Corvair Web site [www.perfvair.com]

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Re: OTTO Parts "Magnesium" oil pan and valve cover set?
Posted by: texas yenko dude ()
Date: November 12, 2019 04:47AM

They are real. Dad made about 20 pans, 10 spacers and 50 pair of valve covers.

Texas YENKO Dude
YS-070
YS-199
YS-320
Southeast of Disorder


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Re: OTTO Parts "Magnesium" oil pan and valve cover set?
Posted by: wv-geo ()
Date: November 12, 2019 07:24AM

For $1000, you could purchase a set of Nickasil cylinders and pistons,
and get a better bang for your buck in weight reduction.

Dan Stark
Hurricane, WV

1961 Lakewood 500, 80HP, PG
1964 Corvair 500 Coupe, 140HP, 4spd (Christine)
1965 Mustang Coupe, 6cyl, 3spd

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Re: OTTO Parts "Magnesium" oil pan and valve cover set?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: November 12, 2019 08:09AM

Maybe he is simply fishing for someone who is willing to pay for the rarest go-fast Vair bits? He also has an aftermarket Yenko deck lid for sale for $1000.

Make him an offer.
[phoenix.craigslist.org]

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
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Re: OTTO Parts "Magnesium" oil pan and valve cover set?
Date: November 12, 2019 11:35AM

Not much chance of igniting it, but magnesium burns - and once ignited, water won't extinguish it.

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Re: OTTO Parts "Magnesium" oil pan and valve cover set?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: November 12, 2019 01:37PM

I sent him a message several days ago. No response.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: OTTO Parts "Magnesium" oil pan and valve cover set?
Posted by: doug6423 ()
Date: November 12, 2019 05:25PM

joelsplace Wrote:
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> I sent him a message several days ago. No response.

I offered $500 and he turned me down. He said if he doesn't get what he wants he'll maybe use them on an engine he has...

Doug
65 Monza
Cincy, OH

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Re: OTTO Parts "Magnesium" oil pan and valve cover set?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: November 12, 2019 07:10PM

Got a response this evening.
Turned down my offer also and it was way higher.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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