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7 days ago
gnvair
You really should have your heads set up by a professional who knows how to match valve spring pressures to cam profile as well as being able to set them up to the proper installed heights. Too much spring pressure is just as bad as not enough. Just like not checking for coil bind could also explain why you found broken springs. After reading your post I would have to go with it being a valve t
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22 days ago
gnvair
Trying to catch up to the Corvair Ranch?
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26 days ago
gnvair
Nate Wolf had stated awhile back that the early turbine caused a bunch of back pressure and ended up going back to the F turbine but I am not sure if he used a Crown housing.
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30 days ago
gnvair
I have been saying amongst my friends that someone should make a rebuild kit using the blue Viton gaskets that Holley uses on all of their modern carburetors. I have a lot of pumps that work but the black gaskets get dry.
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4 weeks ago
gnvair
The AACA museum in Hershey, PA has a permanent collection that includes many early Ford's that were willed to them and the largest collection of Tucker cars memorabilia.
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4 weeks ago
gnvair
Phil Dally Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > No prices on those parts on their website. > > If you have to ask...you cannot afford them. > > Wanna go fast you better write the big check. I reached out to my buddy tonight. He said Pauter no longer makes the big block VW engine. They will make select pieces for them but will no longer make
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4 weeks ago
gnvair
These are the ones. Everything was large on that engine. Basically they supersized the air cooled VW engines plus added better oiling system, more studs around the cylinders, etc
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4 weeks ago
gnvair
I have pictures on my computer at home of the 4.25" bore Pauter cylinders from a Pauter "big block" that a friend was building. The heads had enormous ports too; think big block Chevrolet sized.
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5 weeks ago
gnvair
IMHO, the best forum for methanol/alcohol injection is here
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5 weeks ago
gnvair
zarfnober Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > jjohnsonjo Wrote: > ------------------------------------------------------- > > gnvair Wrote: > > ------------------------------------------------------- > > > I have a home made set up using a non progressive Snow controller and pump, single nozzle mounted in the turbocharger discharge, De
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5 weeks ago
gnvair
jjohnsonjo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > gnvair Wrote: > ------------------------------------------------------- > > I have a home made set up using a non progressive Snow controller and pump, single nozzle mounted in the turbocharger discharge, Devil's Own fuel cell with a fabricated bracket that bolts to the spare tire mounting bracket hol
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6 weeks ago
gnvair
I have had good luck with Aeromotive regulators and they are rebuildable.
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6 weeks ago
gnvair
I have a home made set up using a non progressive Snow controller and pump, single nozzle mounted in the turbocharger discharge, Devil's Own fuel cell with a fabricated bracket that bolts to the spare tire mounting bracket holes. I figured out the detonation point and have it turn on just before that. I have my carburetor calibrated a little lean but with the alcohol on I have a/f in the 11:
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6 weeks ago
gnvair
joelsplace Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Has there ever been a vehicle with synchronized reverse? Borg Warner/Tremec T56 and the later TR6060 transmissions have synchronized reverse gears.
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6 weeks ago
gnvair
I put my wastegate here. Tial MVR 44. I also run a Walker Ultra flow muffler that is a straight through. It hasn't affected spool up. Will start making boost at top of 1st with an F/B turbo and a YH. Best mph has been 93 mph in the 1/4 mile with it limited to 13 psi (as measured on a calibrated boost gauge). As a matter of fact people ask me what aftermarket parts I have inside the engine.
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7 weeks ago
gnvair
RexJohnson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > On my '69 the clutch gear was to far away from the syncro hub because the case was to long. Yes I measured several of them. It shifted fine into 4th gear until the syncro ring started to spin. This happened a 1000 miles from home. It wouldn't go into 4th anymore but it shifted fine with all of that extra en
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7 weeks ago
gnvair
RexJohnson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The waved washer is most likely an anti-rattle washer. It is not stiff enough to control end play and almost all of these transmissions that come apart the washer is wiped out and broken. They still shift fine. I gave had several including most recently the one in my 69 Convertible. That car was very hard to get
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7 weeks ago
gnvair
Saxon Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > What is the purpose of this wavy washer in the transmission > > What happens when it goes flat or less springy? > > It takes up the end play in the 1-2 gear assemblies. When it fails you will have a hard time getting it into first gear.
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7 weeks ago
gnvair
I would look at the oil pump idler pin that is visible on the top of the pump area. These are notorious for leaking and because of gravity, leaks down on to the pump housing bolts.
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2 months ago
gnvair
Looks great. Who did the fabrication work on the injector bungs and the other tubing?
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2 months ago
gnvair
Corvair engines are not known to be quiet at highway speeds. I know in my coupe it sounds like you are going faster than you actually are when the windows are up. It's easier to drive faster with the windows down as the wind noise drowns out the engine noise. On another notes, I drove my 140 4 speed convertible with 3.55s to the Pittsburgh convention from South Jersey doing 75+ most of the
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2 months ago
gnvair
67vair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I'm running a 3.27 gear with 25" tall tires, 2600 RPM at 60 MPH (GPS), 57 indicated on speedo. 4 speed, no problem with acceleration. It probably wasn't that fast to begin with so you wouldn't know the difference.
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2 months ago
gnvair
I have done the swap. It wasn't hard but you need to cut hump at the bottom of the dash to clear the larger 67-69 column. You must use the column, steering box, steering column and.pedal support. You might need to do some trimming to the bottom of the 65-66 instrument cluster to clear the upper portion of the steering column support.
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2 months ago
gnvair
It's also the least desirable Corvair to own. There are those who go into it thinking they are "improving" the car when most front engine conversions make the handling worse. It is way easier to sell a Crown style conversion and get good money for it than one of the front engine conversions. I have yet to see a front engine conversions win at any of the Corvair autocrosses or road
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2 months ago
gnvair
Phil Dally Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Just like I posted yesterday. > > 69's are the next big thing! There are still an LOT of them around! We still have 3 69 convertibles out of the 9 that my friend Don had when he passed. I might take the 4 speed one and get it running and driving once I get my new shop set up.
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2 months ago
gnvair
Its 275 rpm difference between 3.27 gears and 3.55 at 70 mph. Just keep in mind there will also be a drop in torque multiplication when accelerating as well. Some people don't mind and others do.
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2 months ago
gnvair
The only semi official registry is Dave Trull's 66 Corsa turbo convertible list. There is another guy who keeps a personal list of air conditioned 66 Corsa models. Kent Sullivan was saving data on Canadian built models. I have not heard of a specific list for all 66 Corsas. There were still a lot made in comparison to other lower volume models. 10,472 in US and 893 Canadian. There were al
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2 months ago
gnvair
RexJohnson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yes the gears are the same without the shaft. One thing to watch for on the PG is a loose pinion gear to the shaft. When the car is on fast idle and you put it in gear that is quite a shock. I had the same issue with the 4 speed in my 69 convertible. It spun the pinion shim and made mess. I was able to replace the
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2 months ago
gnvair
Yes, 65-69 PG is the same. The 65 manual is all by itself. Then the 66-69 manual. The early manual pinion shaft should be the same length as the 65 but has the speedometer drive gear on it. 65 does not have the speedometer provision UNLESS you have a 65 FC shaft which should be the same as the early shaft.
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2 months ago
gnvair
TA Performance in Arizona caters to the Buick V6 and V8 engines. I recalled the 61-62 Tempest used the Buick version as opposed to the Oldsmobile version.
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