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Open Wheel Corvair Project Car
Posted by: michaelsassaman ()
Date: February 22, 2021 08:04AM

My Project car is coming along. Currently working on the engine cover to look like the 1967 Ferrari 312 F1 engine. More pics to follow.

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Re: Open Wheel Corvair Project Car
Posted by: michaelsassaman ()
Date: February 22, 2021 08:25AM

Current Picture.

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Re: Open Wheel Corvair Project Car
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: February 22, 2021 08:57AM

Neat!

Question:

Why move the alternator?

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1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
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Re: Open Wheel Corvair Project Car
Posted by: michaelsassaman ()
Date: February 22, 2021 11:16AM

The previous owner/ builder did this. I don't know why except that maybe they wanted the cockpit to be flush with the edge of the engine and out of the way> It is what it is for now. I'll see how it works once I am finished. Thanks for the comment.
Mike

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Re: Open Wheel Corvair Project Car
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 22, 2021 12:14PM

That will have the "look" when done!

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Re: Open Wheel Corvair Project Car
Posted by: michaelsassaman ()
Date: February 22, 2021 04:12PM

Thanks, I'm hoping so.

Mike

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Re: Open Wheel Corvair Project Car
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 22, 2021 09:46PM

Where did you find the fake exhaust? Trick!

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Re: Open Wheel Corvair Project Car
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: February 23, 2021 05:44AM

playerpage Wrote:
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> Neat!
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> Question:
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> Why move the alternator?


Weight balance! Alternator is on the centerline of the "Car" now.


Eric p.
DeWitt, IA

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Re: Open Wheel Corvair Project Car
Posted by: SkidRo ()
Date: February 23, 2021 08:07AM

How are the alternator and the fan powered? I see the fan belt running from the fan to the alternator but I do not see how they are powered.

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Re: Open Wheel Corvair Project Car
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 23, 2021 08:12AM

Fan is powered normally. Notice 2nd pulley on f That belt powers the alt. See his other pics, the belts are on.



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Re: Open Wheel Corvair Project Car
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: February 23, 2021 11:53AM

isucorvair Wrote:
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> playerpage Wrote:
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> > Neat!
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> > Question:
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> > Why move the alternator?
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> Weight balance! Alternator is on the centerline of the "Car" now.
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> Eric p.
> DeWitt, IA


That sounds good in theory. thumbs up
But the car is now even less balanced. thumbs down
Before relocation, it would have slightly helped counter-balance that heavy starter hanging on the left side.
I have to agree with the OP, it was most likely done to allow the engine to sit slightly more forward.
It was probably easier to move the alternator, than it was to further modify the frame, suspension arms other assorted parts.

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Re: Open Wheel Corvair Project Car
Posted by: michaelsassaman ()
Date: February 23, 2021 01:35PM

I built it all myself from a box of mandrel bent 1 1/2" tubing that I bought. It took alot of measuring and cutting and then TIG welding to get them all to look ok.
Mike

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Re: Open Wheel Corvair Project Car
Posted by: michaelsassaman ()
Date: February 23, 2021 01:37PM

This was all built for the previous owner. The car was a parade car for an Indy 500 Shriner's Club. It won't be raced or driven much I just want it to be a Show car.
Mike

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Re: Open Wheel Corvair Project Car
Posted by: LeeS ()
Date: February 25, 2021 09:33AM

Am I mistaken, or will that alternator turn a bit faster than stock? Considering the drive ratios on the pulleys.

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Re: Open Wheel Corvair Project Car
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 25, 2021 11:22AM

If that pulley is larger than a stock crank pulley yes it will.

Joel
Northlake, TX
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Re: Open Wheel Corvair Project Car
Posted by: 63spyder ()
Date: February 25, 2021 04:39PM

Looks to me that the extra pulley would restrict cooling air flow for the engine

Wayne in Glide Oregon
63 spyder conv.(wifes car finished ,owned 17 years)65 monza conv.unfinished 14 years and never driven,yet!!!.61 rampside (new toy and distraction)

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