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Safe to run your vair like this?
Posted by: Bobdudeman ()
Date: February 07, 2018 08:15PM

Not sure if this is safe for the car but it looks nice. Anybody else run like this?

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Re: Safe to run your vair like this?
Posted by: 2ragtops ()
Date: February 07, 2018 08:29PM

We have a club member who runs his like that, and he reports no issues

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Re: Safe to run your vair like this?
Posted by: Pacerace ()
Date: February 07, 2018 08:40PM

While sitting and idling it can/will pull hot air back I to the fan and over the engine. Eventually this can cause overheating. Racers can get away with it because they're rarely idling or running at low speeds for long periods of time. I wouldn't risk it on a street car.

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Re: Safe to run your vair like this?
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: February 07, 2018 08:51PM

Even on my race car I will run all the shrouds to separate the intake air from the exhaust air, want fresh in and hot air out!





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Re: Safe to run your vair like this?
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: February 07, 2018 08:55PM

Those shrouds might be optional on a race car - Some guys run them, some don't - but they are not optional on a street car. You should avoid re-cycling the hot air and the hot air coming off the exhaust system.

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Re: Safe to run your vair like this?
Posted by: Bobdudeman ()
Date: February 07, 2018 09:02PM

Got it. I was thinking of venting my rear deck lid as well. I just removed all my upper tins to inspect the motor. Pain in the ass. Way too many different screws to think about. Was slapped together. I'd love to use the minimum sheet metal if I could

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Re: Safe to run your vair like this?
Posted by: Bobdudeman ()
Date: February 07, 2018 09:04PM

This is the new cars motor

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Re: Safe to run your vair like this?
Date: February 07, 2018 09:41PM

Besides the naked engine, I see it is running an electric fan?

Not going to be a reliable driver. Maybe fine for a quarter mile run with a tow back and a trailer to and from the strip...


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Re: Safe to run your vair like this?
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: February 08, 2018 04:27AM

Bobdudeman Wrote:
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> This is the new cars motor
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I didn't see any electric motor anywhere, I did see an engine!!!!! LOL

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Re: Safe to run your vair like this?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: February 08, 2018 05:40AM

Safe for your engine or safe for your health?

I have no idea if you are planning a steetable car or just a track car but if you have a heater/defroster system still hooked up you need to be certain you aren't getting carbon monoxide into the interior of the car.


Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
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Re: Safe to run your vair like this?
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: February 08, 2018 05:41AM

NO !

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: Safe to run your vair like this?
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: February 08, 2018 06:30AM

They make more power when they are properly cooled which means they go faster too! But GM Engineering didn't know what they were doing eye rolling smiley

Lee J

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Re: Safe to run your vair like this?
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: February 08, 2018 06:53AM

My Autocross car does not run any tins.

Also, it typically is only running for 5-10 minutes at a time. Also - I have basically zero money in the car, and the engine is expendable to me.


Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

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Re: Safe to run your vair like this?
Posted by: Bobdudeman ()
Date: February 08, 2018 07:06AM

Thanks, will replace the tins after cleaning ect. I just like the look of the openness without the tins. I do live in Florida and this will be just something to bum around in every once in awhile. It was originally race car so it has nothing fancy in it meaning heat defrost Etc. All that has been removed prior to me owning it. Just an autocross car that we will putz around in every once in a while.

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Re: Safe to run your vair like this?
Posted by: Bobdudeman ()
Date: February 08, 2018 07:15AM

So the only difference between this and an open sand buggy with a vair motor in it is the surrounding of the body and the motor compartment lid which can help circulate the hot air from the exhaust instead of letting it Escape like a buggy

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Re: Safe to run your vair like this?
Date: February 08, 2018 08:16AM

Bobdudeman Wrote:
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> Got it. I was thinking of venting my rear deck
> lid as well. I just removed all my upper tins to
> inspect the motor. Pain in the ass. Way too many
> different screws to think about. Was slapped
> together. I'd love to use the minimum sheet metal
> if I could


My most recently acquired Corvair has a vented deck lid. Unfortunately, the louvers were punched in the wrong direction.

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Re: Safe to run your vair like this?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: February 08, 2018 09:23AM

It sounds like work - but if you drop the entire powertrain it's actually easier to get all the tin on.

Don't forget the flexible perimeter seal between the tin and body. Yours appears to be missing. A good used one is easy to put in (has the shape). The new ones are difficult to fit since the body opening and engine tin shape are slightly different. DON'T cut a new one to length until your sure it fits.

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Re: Safe to run your vair like this?
Posted by: Bobdudeman ()
Date: February 08, 2018 09:55AM

I still have the original rubber. Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Safe to run your vair like this?
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: February 08, 2018 10:09AM

BorondaFarmRacing Wrote:
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> Bobdudeman Wrote:

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> My most recently acquired Corvair has a vented
> deck lid. Unfortunately, the louvers were punched
> in the wrong direction.

Wrong direction? They look like the right direction for air INTAKE.

Air is exhausted out the bottom...

Eric

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Re: Safe to run your vair like this?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 08, 2018 10:18AM

Except they catch rain!! ggg





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