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13 days ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Steve, Thank you for getting this information out to everybody!
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22 days ago
Allan Lacki
You won't be able to see the gauges if you select a steering wheel that is too small in diameter, especially if you have a Corsa instrument panel. If that's no concern, then do whatever you like. I used to have a small wheel in my Corvair and it worked fine with quick steering arms. Now, I have a stock wheel and I like it better. I don't do any racing, but I've driven my Corvair at NECC track
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22 days ago
Allan Lacki
A stock late model Corvair rolls very little through the turns at normal speeds. If you're experiencing excessive body roll, I'd check the shock absorbers and suspension bushings before installing a stabilizer bar. If you install a stabilizer bar in the rear without installing a stiff-than-stock front stabilizer bar, you'll get more oversteer. Hardly the thing you want in a street Corvair.
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22 days ago
Allan Lacki
Yep, Dave's video gave me the confidence to remove my power train solo. His videos are great!
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22 days ago
Allan Lacki
I'm assuming that you'll be bringing down the cross-member down with the power-train, which requires you to unbolt the transmission mounts from the unit-body, rather than unbolting the transmission case from the cross-member. When you're lowering the power train out of the body, don't snag the shift coupler on the the transmission mount cross-member. You run the risk of bending the inner shif
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4 weeks ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Steve, Good work! A nice intro to the Valve Cover Racers!
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6 weeks ago
Allan Lacki
Update: Sunday 3/4/2018 at Noon EST. The CORSA website remains out of service due to the storm. Bryan's neighborhood must have been walloped hard!
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8 weeks ago
Allan Lacki
Please be aware that the Subaru transaxle ring and pinion are lower with respect to the input shaft, as compared to a Corvair transaxle. So, if you want to mate a Subaru transaxle to a Corvair engine, this means either (1) your engine will need to sit higher in the engine bay, or (2) your axle shafts will need to run at severe angles vertically and your transaxle will be lower to the ground. (M
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8 weeks ago
Allan Lacki
I always have a great time at the Annual NJACE Parts Auction! Thanks for letting Bryan Blackwell and me have a few minutes to put in a plug for the Corvair Society of America in front of the bidders! Allan Lacki CORSA Eastern Division Director(:D
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2 months ago
Allan Lacki
The 153 CID Chevy II 4 cylinder engine, which GM refined and produced for Mercury Marine, is not the same as the Iron Duke. They are often confused with each other, but they're quite different from each other. Apparently, you can still buy a brand-new Mercury Marine engine. You can read about it here: 135 hp - not a lot, but it's probably net hp, not gross hp, so it's probably more po
Forum: Corvair Center Forum
2 months ago
Allan Lacki
:)-D It's good to see this spirit of cooperation among CORSA and the folks who host the Facebook groups!
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2 months ago
Allan Lacki
Question, "Has anyone else noticed that the Classified section has been dead for months?" Answer: It's true that they had been dead, but we brought them back to life last year. The Classified Ad pages are alive and well on the CORSA website. The most recent one was posted just a week ago. Visit www.corvair.org and you'll find "Classified Ads - Buy and Sell" on the navigation menu on the l
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2 months ago
Allan Lacki
Here's a message from Bill Tynan, NECC's super wordsmith! What could possibly make America's great air-cooled Corvair Convention in Pittsburgh even cooler? By adding a track day just north of the city where the fastest Corvairs in the East will scorch the road! NECC Motorsports has locked in an exciting day of high performance driving at Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PittRace). S
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
Interested in running for a position on the CORSA Board of Directors? Would you like to talk with an existing board member to see what it's all about? Write to us! corsabod@corvair.org :)
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
Congratulations to Neil Lutz! And thank you to Rod Murray for your work on behalf of CORSA and the Corvair Preservation Foundation! :)-D
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
'So sorry to hear the sad news. I'm sure Bob will be missed by many. :(
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
A 4-runner 2-bbl center-mount intake manifold? Did anybody ever make such a thing? I recall that the old IECO 4-runner manifolds were drilled for Carter AFB 4-bbl carbs. You'd probably need an adapter plate to mount a Holley 390 on it. Getting back to theory, the IECO 4-bbl units had a splitter in the plenum that separated the right-hand barrels from the left-hand barrels That essentiall
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
Bruce Carlton's track car is for sale. He's located in Ballston Spa, NY, up by Albany. He's an accomplished ice racer, machinist & mechanic, and has driven this car with the Northeast Corvair Council for years. bcarlice@yahoo.com B)
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Anton, I think it would be easier just to replace it. There should be plenty of spares out there that other Corvair guys would sell to you for a very low price. Check with your local chapter of CORSA. Be safe! You probably know this already, but never depend on a stock Corvair jack or even a hydraulic floor jack to keep your Corvair up in the air. Use a sturdy pair of jack stands or g
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Bob Helt, Steve will be taking on CORSA's presence on social media, like here on the Corvair Center Forum, Facebook, and the CORSA website at www.corvair.org. He'll be keeping us up-to-date with the latest news about CORSA. Some of that may include ticklers about the latest issue of the Communique, like the one he posted here today. Steve's role will be one of outreach, not only to
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
Hi BobV66Vair, According to the Clark's Corvair Parts catalog, '65s had the cast iron end whereas '66-'69s had the fabricated end. So, maybe the shift tube on your '68 was replaced at some point in the past. No big deal really - they're interchangeable. Here's a link to the Clark's catalog page: By the way, none of this applies to '60-'64 Corvairs or any of the FC Corvairs.
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
Of course, the one problem with a water-cooled engine made of sheet steel is corrosion, which is why Crosley abandoned the idea. Lloyd Taylor must have been aware of that, given his close affiliation with Crosley. I wonder if he came up with a solution to that problem by the time he built his water-cooled Corvair engine. I imagine that, if an economical solution could be devised, we'd see a
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
The Long-Winded MacGyver Solution to Bent Inner Shift Tubes. :D I’m presenting this mainly for giggles, but if you’re really having trouble finding a straight inner shift tube, then this might be for you! You may recall that the front end of the inner shift tube has a cup arrangement that engages the ball on the end of the shift lever. Between 1960 and 1965, the cup was an iron castin
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
If you are a member of CORSA, you can download the November 1981 issue of the CORSA Communique and read these fascinating articles. The one about the water-cooled Corvair engine, written by Bob Helt, is really amazing! 1. Log onto the CORSA website www.corvair.org 2. Log in with your username and password. 3. Using the navigation menu on the left-hand side of the home page, click
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
That's good news! Every bit helps and the proceeds go to the CPF, which will use the money primarily to pay the rent for the new Corvair Museum in Decatur. Although CPF is affiliated with CORSA in several ways, its finances are separate and apart from CORSA, as required by IRS rules for 501(c)(3) organizations. That's what makes your donations to CPF tax-deductible. By the way, the co
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Bertle! Welcome to the USA and I hope you have a lot of fun!
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4 months ago
Allan Lacki
I'm in, too! Rod Murray graciously offered to conduct this raffle on behalf of the Corvair Preservation Foundation (CPF). We think it’s a swell idea. The CPF is an all-volunteer organization so all the proceeds of this raffle will be devoted toward upkeep of our new Corvair Museum in Decatur. Thanks Ron! Allan Lacki for the CPF
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4 months ago
Allan Lacki
Chevrolet issued a recall notice about Corvair heaters in 1971. This is something every Corvair owner should know about. By that time, many Corvairs had been resold by the original owners, so Chevy couldn't get in touch with a number of the then-current owners. But under pressure from the NHTSA, they made an effort. Here is the full text of the recall. The particular recipient of thi
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4 months ago
Allan Lacki
I'm pushing 65, and so I'm getting bombarded with mail about Medicare. Yesterday, I received an envelope in the mail from Highmark Blue Cross. At first, I thought it was from a Corvair club because the entire back side of the envelope is covered with a very nice photo of a '65 Corvair Monza! And the brochure also has photos of this same Corvair. Apparently, somebody at Highmark likes
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4 months ago
Allan Lacki
Why is a Chevette, S-10 and Camaro in the Corvair Museum? They're there just for laughs! (And, by way of comparison, to show the superiority of Corvair cars and trucks!) (:P)
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