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Re: My Corvair Porsche 914 Project
Posted by: DaveO90s4 ()
Date: November 21, 2017 04:34PM

Hi all,

In response:

Spectre - Not sure who rebuilt the heads. The chap I bought it from said Starr Cooke, but I rang Starr and sent him some photos and he doesn't think it looks like his work.

- JimC - Ha ha, yes I think the POS carbs will be just fine. Surely it will perform at least as well as a factory 6. I know a chap who has one, so it shouldn't be too hard to find out.

-Moomba32 - Thanks. The chap doing the exhaust is a young guy operating his own business. Successfully. So good to see good engineering skills continuing in the next generation.

The engine looks like it was made to fit.

I'll report back after I've taken it to the 914 Xmas get together this weekend (assuming it gets there and back!).

Cheers

Dave
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Re: My Corvair Porsche 914 Project
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: November 21, 2017 04:49PM

As someone who works on early Porsche 911s often I'd not worry about the Zenith carburetors.

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Re: My Corvair Porsche 914 Project
Posted by: DaveO90s4 ()
Date: November 23, 2017 03:19AM

Update - drove the car for the 1st time today with the Corvair engine in.

It's running too rich and 'bogging' at part throttle so as expected it'll need tuning - timing, carbs etc.

But at around 2200 revs it really comes alive and sings.

I am pretty sure it accelerates about as well as, or maybe even better, than my 3.2L Carrera.

Now to get the oil temp gauge connected and on to tuning.

Assuming the engine itself is sound, I reckon it'll be a really conversion.

Best regards all

DaveO

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Re: My Corvair Porsche 914 Project
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 23, 2017 07:26AM

Great news!





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