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6 weeks ago
Willt65
playerpage Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > Since posting here, I have received a shipment of 75 square feet of the stuff, Curious, how much does 75 square feet weigh? Thanks!
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6 weeks ago
Willt65
Thanks for the info!!!! Much appreaciated! Great to know I can count on help from so many corvair experts! Wish I had that when I first put the engine together, It probably wouldn't be on the stand right now if I had!
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6 weeks ago
Willt65
Thanks for all the advise, I will be getting ahold of Ken Hand for parts!!
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6 weeks ago
Willt65
I thought I had isky springs however it has the flat inner spring, which is what has broke. They were purchased new probably 15 years ago, only just now used.
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6 weeks ago
Willt65
Thanks!!!
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6 weeks ago
Willt65
Not enough time on setup to tell, was just wondering why many say not to install seals on the exhaust?
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6 weeks ago
Willt65
I am taking my heads apart, and before reassembling, I have a question. I only had the seals on the intake valves, why do they say not to install them on the exhaust valves? I have rocker arm lubrication in my valve covers for each rocker, I have heard that when doing this you should also add seals to the exhaust valves. Should I do that? Thanks for your expert advice!!!
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6 weeks ago
Willt65
So after putting 1200 miles on my fresh engine last summer, I took it back out so I can make some wanted modifications, because I just wasn't completely happy with the performance. So I've started disassembling one of the heads and already 2 of the 6 valve springs had the inner spring broke. So knowing I will be replacing my springs, I'm thinking that the Beehive spring design wou
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2 months ago
Willt65
Thanks! I have put about a 1000 miles on this engine last year. I had installed it straight up, and it revved very quick when breaking in the cam on start up. Then it seemed like it wasn't as rev happy. I have a suspicion that I wiped a lobe during break-in. I have some other head work that I want to do so the engine is out and I am checking everything. If damaged I may seek out Ray Se
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2 months ago
Willt65
Thanks!
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2 months ago
Willt65
My question is when reading the card and it give the example, "4* BTDC at .050" lift", is that at the lifter, or at the Valve? The card says numbers are with a 1.5 ratio rocker, but I see people checking there cams from the lifters. Just a little confused, I don't do this everyday and want to get it right. Thanks! The ratio changes the degree values depending on where you
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4 months ago
Willt65
Nirvairna, Thanks for your input about compression testing! Ken, I have tried to do my best to build the engine with all of the components working together. I've learned a lot about Corvair engine building since I have put it together(I built it in 2005! Life got in the way!!!!!). That is why the heads are coming back off after just last year getting the whole car on the road and runn
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4 months ago
Willt65
Do you think the high compression ratio helps it run that good? Approx. what compression ratio should I expect to find after I remove the steps? What are your HP lifters? Thanks!
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4 months ago
Willt65
Cool!!!! I like the Mac Book Pro as well. Thanks for your Help!
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4 months ago
Willt65
I figured on the noise, I don't expect any better operation up high. I will be getting a nice compression bump when I take out the step. What is your opinion on the 280 cam timing for the street? As it is I would put up with the noise to gain some of my bottom end back! I figure the fuel injection should also help with the bottom end. If I get the cam timing correct, with the extra comp
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4 months ago
Willt65
Your comment on the lifters pumping up is interesting, I think I went 3/4 - 1 turn from zero lash. Do you have any experience with Rhoads lifters? They are a different animal to adjust from what I have read, if my cam checks out ok, Ill probably get a set of them. Thanks for the comment on the SS tubing, it's a challenge to get right and I love doing it! 63turbo Wrote: -------------
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4 months ago
Willt65
Thanks!
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4 months ago
Willt65
I have the engine pulled out, and I didn't do a compression test before hand. Poor planning, I would have liked to of had that info! Lesson to self learned! I am running stock rods with forged pistons, never thought about rod length being off. I am planning on degreeing the cam, that is what I was thinking might be my issue. I installed the cam straight up and never checked it. I
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4 months ago
Willt65
If you look at the exhaust you can see how rich it looked. I had a knock in the engine that started about 1/4 mile before getting home on my last ride before winter. You can see Number 4 has no carbon. The intake valve head bold backed out on number 4 causing the knock and the lean cylinder. Seen that tonight when I took the valve cover off. Figured it was something like that.
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4 months ago
Willt65
My valve springs are what are recommended with the cam, been to long to remember off the top of my head, but they were much stiffer that stock, and I have set all of the installed heights. The carb is a Holley 625 street demon, which has it's primary barrels very much like a 750 quadrajet and the secondary is vacuum. I have an O2 sensor in place to help jet the carb, though the exhaust did
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4 months ago
Willt65
Also I'm running lubricator lines to the valve covers to lube the rocker arms. I'm running Ford roller tip rockers and they don't have the proper lube hole so I did this. I now have some drill bits to fix that, so that's on the list too.
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4 months ago
Willt65
You might be wondering why I relocated the oil filter to the other side. I was planning on building a box under my intake to run hot oil through, due to it getting frosty. I have what would be a intake bypass valve on that side with ports to run the oil to the intake. Right now I am just bypassing the valve with another line to keep someone from closing it and causing obvious problems. This w
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4 months ago
Willt65
After getting my car on the road last year and having a blast beating the tar out of it, I decided I wanted to pull the engine and make it run better. With the setup that I had I thought that it just should have done better that it did. 6 into 1 intake, 280 iski cam, headers, etc... It still only wanted to rev easily to 5500 and no more that 6000 RPM, making power. I want to make power up t
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4 months ago
Willt65
Thanks for your help guys! Richard1 that was a big help, wasn't exactly like mine, my computer is a 2011 power book, with the latest operating system it will run(which is not the latest). You got me in the right direction! Thanks!
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4 months ago
Willt65
4 months ago
Willt65
4 months ago
Willt65
I have a center mount 4barrel that gets frosty. My plans were to build a box under the intake to route hot oil through. The valve would be a bypass. As I haven't build the box yet I put a temporary line in bypassing the valve so it couldn't possible get closed and cause a problem! I have just pulled the engine for some modifications which I'll detail in an upcoming post if I can
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4 months ago
Willt65
Trying to figure this out. It's difficult to do from an iPhone and a Mac.
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4 months ago
Willt65
I wonder how much of a power hit I would get if I use them in place of my headers. I'm running a isky 280 cam. Might keep it from revving as high. I would like to get heat back as well as allow it to get to operating temp better, and control it better.
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