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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: November 07, 2017 07:14AM



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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 07, 2017 07:23AM

Sorry i cannot see the image you posted, i believe its an image??
What is it?
I think it might just be my computer, i guess



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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 07, 2017 08:20AM

TroyWidtfeldt Wrote:
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> I got the distributor figured out and the engine
> started but blew out a spark plug, i guess its
> timesert time, any opinions on the best permanent
> way to fix that?? I set the timing but i guess i
> cranked it over for too long and the brushes
> fried. Annoying but after 50 some years of life
> and 43 or it sitting outside exposed to the
> elements id say it had a good go at it. (the
> starter that is). What do you mean by gentle
> seating, the spring or the screw itself. After i
> rebuilt the carb i checked the fuel pump, its
> getting fuel from point a to point b. Oh another
> question, does the idle mixture screw cause the
> carb to continueally pour gas out? I thought it
> was a stuck float, but it isn't. I think it may
> have been the fact that the throttle cable was
> pulling the throttle too far and not backing up on
> the idle speed screw. Ill have to fix that. Just
> one thing after another it seems, oh well i guess
> thats what happens when you try to do it as cheap
> as possible.
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Troy, $$ have little to do with your problems... it's experience.......

A "gentle seating" means the screw hits the Metal Orifice in the carb's body... just not super tight...you are just "finding" the fully closed position.

Getting fuel is one thing...

How much pressure it builds when the float closes the inlet is another....that most likely is your problem... too much pressure..





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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: November 07, 2017 08:31AM

Turn the idle mixture screw in until it just stops, do not force it, back it out 3/4 turn. Float should be a 3/4" not 5/8 as the books state. If you have or can borrow a fuel pressure gauge, anything more than 4 PSI will cause flooding and dripping with todays gas.

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 07, 2017 10:21AM

Ok thank you all. I see. So i tighten the screw until the screw seats and back it out 3/4 of a turn. Why doesnt it need to be 5/8"? Will it cause it to drip?
Matt Nall-Hey man, you probably have more expirence than years i've been alive.smiling smiley
Sorry i'm not as smart or as expirenced as you are.....winking smiley
You gotta start somewhere right??



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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 07, 2017 10:49AM

For fixing the blown out spark plug, should i get this kit?
[www.autozone.com]

looks like that might be the best permanent fix, not just a temporary thing.
Any reccomendations

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 07, 2017 10:49AM

5/8 -3/4 CCW JO is telling you his PREFERENCE


Troy... not SMARTS.... Experience!!!!!

I'm 70 was 16 in '63 when all older cars broke down often....luckily I went to work at a used carlot the last 2 years of Highschool...

And being in SoCal..... Deserts and Baja were were we played..... so I had a Renault powered buggy for 2 trips.... a VW for 3..... then went Corvair and never switched after that.. that's over 50 years... unfair to judge yourself....





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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 07, 2017 10:55AM

That's a decent one for your first...

But TimeSert brand is the best... Timesert vs Helicoil


And you may only need a HeliCoil.... no drilling required... 1/2" long is the most import thing.





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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 07, 2017 11:10AM

Hey thanks a lot Matt Nall, Ill get that kit and hopefully it'll work. You had a corvair buggy? Like the fiberglass manx style??

Hey thanks i was hoping that you wouldn't take offense to that, but you having more expirence makes you smarter right?
Sorry to ask so many questions but i thought i might as well take advantage of your superior knowledge, and the kindness of people on this website.

I figure that the inserts might be more secure than the helicoils, i may be wrong though?? You think that itll work good enough??
Dang its soooo rewarding to watch an engine that youve had apart multiple times, to fire and cough to life. And then die.......... But anyway i know it works.smiling smileysmileys with beer

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 07, 2017 11:16AM

Smarter about Corvairs than you right now..... in a couple of years who knows!!

Buggies....Had them all

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 07, 2017 11:18AM

A few more





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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: November 07, 2017 11:20AM

I think Matt and I and others are reliving our youth though you. I'm 72 when I started on Vairs and other cars we had no WEB for help. My brother and I both had Vairs along with my cousin and several guys I worked with. About 50% turbos in the group. We formed our own support group, helped each other, shared tools. None of us had any $$$$$ to speak of. No clubs yet, just friends with some manuals and tools. You will get there, stay at it.

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 07, 2017 11:20AM

Man that looks like fun.......... Are all of those pics yours?? Is the last one on its side, hard to tell from the pic whether on its side or a picture of it flying over you??

So i should just get that kit from autozone??

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 07, 2017 11:26AM

Dang that looks really fun. Thanks you guys for your help in this build, tips tricks and all that. JO is reliving your youth a good thing?? I mean at least through me?? I would think that your youth would've been a lot more fun, cheaper stuff, more available parts, and most of all that group you talked about, man that would've been some good times, everybody working on cars your age back then.

Dont want to sound weird but, nowadays nobody gets into that anymore, literally no one at my school could tell you anything about cars, except how they work and what makes them cool. Its kinda lonely being out in the garage, but i got my tools to keep me company. And my grandpa sometimes.smileys with beer

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 07, 2017 11:33AM

TroyWidtfeldt Wrote:
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> Is the last one on its side?
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Nope... that was a JUMP that went bad....but Blowsand is forgiving..... neither of us were hurt....nor was the buggy....Flipped it back over after the pic and drove off after the oil smoke quit!!





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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 07, 2017 11:34AM

Ha, hey cant kill them machines that easily huh?

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 07, 2017 12:42PM

Not in soft blowsand..





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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 07, 2017 05:38PM

I need to get the kit from autozone tomorrow, then rebuild the starter with a kit i just bought, and then hopefully run it for more than 3 seconds.

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 07, 2017 05:44PM

You'll get it!





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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 07, 2017 06:04PM

Thank you for the encouragement along the way.
Funny story i was working in the garage, and some older guy comes up to me while walking his dog, and asks me what year the beetle was. I told him, 1973 super beetle, and it was getting, as he could see, a corvair engine. He laughed, "corvairs, they were the worst car out there" Why? i said, "Cause, i was driving behind one on the interstate and next to a semi, and the front started to shake, and lifted right off of the ground and flipped over and hit the semi" Apparently he was far enough away to watch it safely smiling smiley. He then said "yup, that nader guy was right, man you putting that unsafe engine it that unsafe car, yup it will definitely be surprising to me if you live to tell the tale." I then made a personal goal, to do the worlds longest burnout in a 1973 vw super beetle, in front of his house. Just to piss him off, and because it would be fun. spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

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