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Engine recipes
Posted by: krfjkm ()
Date: January 06, 2018 02:45PM

I found this “engine recipe” sheet— lots of familiar names!

[clubs.hemmings.com]

KRFJKM
Charlotte NC
1965 Corvair Corsa

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Re: Engine recipes
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: January 06, 2018 02:57PM

I remember that series well. Van Pershing (who still posts here)
was feature editor of the COMMUNIQUE. He did either 3 or 4 with
different engines/uses over that many months.

It was interesting to see what we all more or less agreed upon
some parts and then where we weren't even close on other parts.

I can't speak for the others but I felt privileged to be a
part of the group.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

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Re: Engine recipes
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 06, 2018 02:57PM

Yup parts combinations all work..... but it's how you put it together....that's what makes HP or longevity


Here's just an ole 2 carb 140 head prepped by Mike Levine/v8Vair, that'll have 2 HV's on it....going to run it in a EM track car... Think it'll make HP? gg







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Re: Engine recipes
Posted by: krfjkm ()
Date: January 06, 2018 03:03PM

It would be neat to see it recreated! See if things have changed—

KRFJKM
Charlotte NC
1965 Corvair Corsa

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Re: Engine recipes
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 06, 2018 03:07PM

Nothing has really changed... as long as those parts are still available...

Today we need Dyno time.... to see what makes HP and what makes Torque...

Like this Run .. you can see this engine is a Torquer!







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Re: Engine recipes
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: January 06, 2018 03:08PM

krfjkm Wrote:
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> It would be neat to see it recreated! See if
> things have changed—

Actually after I typed my response that thought struck
me. Parts and ideas have changed as time has marched
along. And probably some hasn't changed at all.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

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Re: Engine recipes
Posted by: krfjkm ()
Date: January 06, 2018 03:18PM

Thanks Steve — and there are some new guys out there—- what would you recommend for a “kind of hot” 140 that is fast but not unhappy being a street driver?

KRFJKM
Charlotte NC
1965 Corvair Corsa

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Re: Engine recipes
Posted by: krfjkm ()
Date: January 06, 2018 03:24PM

[clubs.hemmings.com]

Foumd this one as well—

KRFJKM
Charlotte NC
1965 Corvair Corsa

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Re: Engine recipes
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 06, 2018 03:30PM

Something that is available today , but wasn't in '97

American-pi's Adjustable cam gear.... makes adjusting your engine's Cam characteristics so much easier..





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Re: Engine recipes
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: January 06, 2018 03:46PM

Having gone through the list and reading what everyone said There is a lot that is the same but a lot has changed over the years.

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

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Re: Engine recipes
Posted by: krfjkm ()
Date: January 06, 2018 03:49PM

Ken— would love to hear your recipe— you are one that came to mind when I thought about adding new people to the recipe—-

KRFJKM
Charlotte NC
1965 Corvair Corsa

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Re: Engine recipes
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: January 06, 2018 04:03PM

krfjkm Wrote:
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> [clubs.hemmings.com]
>
> Foumd this one as well—

Steve sez: Yes that particular requirement had all of
us really close to same ideas/parts and labor.

I think today new ideas would be offered by some and
some might stick with what works and very few new
changes. It wasn't very argumentative back then but
today on internet everything would be taken to task.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

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Re: Engine recipes
Posted by: krfjkm ()
Date: January 06, 2018 04:11PM

Truer words were never spoken Steve!

KRFJKM
Charlotte NC
1965 Corvair Corsa

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Re: Engine recipes
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: January 07, 2018 06:21AM

What is your bench mark for "fast"? Are we comparing to other cars or 1/4 mile ET times? How much money are you willing to spend? Those are the caveats.

Lee J

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