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10 days 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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18 days 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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18 days ago
Allan Lacki
'So sorry to hear the sad news. I'm sure Bob will be missed by many. :(
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18 days 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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23 days 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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23 days 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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23 days 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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25 days 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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26 days 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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26 days 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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27 days 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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28 days 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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28 days ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Bertle! Welcome to the USA and I hope you have a lot of fun!
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4 weeks 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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5 weeks 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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5 weeks 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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2 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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2 months ago
Allan Lacki
Hi flat_six Yes, you are correct! I made a mistake. The 66-69 coupler should be shorter since the trans is longer. Al:(
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2 months ago
Allan Lacki
Call for Nominations There are four Directors elected each year for CORSA and CPF Board. This year there are two Director terms to be filled in the Eastern Division, and one each from the Central and Western Divisions. Current Board members whose terms expire in 2018 are all eligible to run again for these Board positions and are encouraged to do so. For all other CORSA members, this is y
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2 months ago
Allan Lacki
"Cococo" Paul is correct. Both mufflers, left and right, are hung using full-surround metal straps. Additional Info: (Maybe more than you wanted to know!) The straps are the same, but the left and right side hangars are not interchangeable. Also, the heat shields - the sheet metal baffles that hang between the mufflers and valve covers - are different. Lots of people run without the heat
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2 months ago
Allan Lacki
I agree with Craig. Also, I believe the factory brazed those pieces together.
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2 months ago
Allan Lacki
Hi wonderoustories, Get in touch with the Long Island Corvair Association. They are an active chapter of the Corvair Society of America and they should be able to help you locate a competent Corvair mechanic on Long Island. Here is their contact information. Long Island Corvair Association PO Box 1675 West Babylon, NY 11704 Email: longisland@corvair.org Website:
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
Thanks Matt and Corvairtherapy! Corvairtherapy recommended, "Stick your arm in the hose to the end, you can feel the edge that is folded over and straighten it out with your fingers." I used it on the shorter of the two hoses - the one on the passenger side of the car - and it worked! To ease the task more, I "lubed" the end of the hose and nozzle with liquid laundry detergent. Al:)-D
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Matt, Thanks for the advice. Do you mean I should bend the lip of the inlet's edge all the way around the circumference, or just in a couple of places? Al
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
Silly question: Is there a trick to getting new heater hose to fit onto the outlets of the heater box? I'm talking about the round fabric hoses that go between the outlets on the bottom of the engine to the heater box. I'm having no problem getting the heater hose to slide over the outlets on the engine, but I am having difficulty getting the heater hose to slide over the outlets on the
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
This morning, (October 10), a writer named Steph Willems published an article on the Truth About Cars blog. The title of the article is "Which of These Automotive Pariahs Secretly Turns Your Crank?" The Corvair is one of the three so-called "pariahs" referenced in the article, the other two being the Vega and Pinto. The Truth About Cars blog enables readers to log-in and post their comment
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
Way back in the '60s and '70s, it was pretty common for hot rodders to upgrade their pre-war Fords by installing the front suspension from a Corvair, complete with the Corvair front cross member and all. They'd simply graft the Corvair front cross member onto the Ford frame rails. Now, they are using Mustang II front suspension instead.
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4 months ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Everybody, I just received this important notice from Central Florida Corvairs: Due to the impact of Hurricane Irma on the Daytona Shores area and the damage to the Oceanside Inn, the 2017 Corvair Affair scheduled for 9/15/2017 to 9/17/2017 has been POSTPONED The hotel sustained some damage, the pool, some entrances and oceanfront rooms are not available. The hotel may be back together
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4 months ago
Allan Lacki
Here is a photo of Smitty's "64" Lakewood. It was taken at the NECC Corvair Show at the Interlaken Hotel, just up the road from the Lime Rock race track where we used to hold time trials. Smitty used to run his turbo-Spyder with us on the track. Great guy! Al Lacki for NECC
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4 months ago
Allan Lacki
I've been able to access the Corvair Center Forum - this forum - every day, and I've been able to reply to existing posts, but when I attempted to create a new post of my own this morning, the system said my action was "Forbidden". :( My location is eastern Pennsylvania. Here is the text of the message that I received when I tried to post: Forbidden You don't have permission to acces
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