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JimBrandberg
Well that's interesting, I wanted to talk to Duane Cartwright about a fuel injection job.
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JimBrandberg
Is that a primary/secondary modified Weber or both together as per stock?
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JimBrandberg
The cylinders I looked at online several years ago were Corvair cylinders, not VW. They must have been the LN Engineering ones referenced by Spectre. Now that I looked again at the Auto Bohn cylinders on Ebay, I see that that they are indeed VW. Besides modifying the cylinders for the studs to pass through, you have to modify the crankcase and heads to accept. I get real nervous at
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2 days ago
JimBrandberg
I need to work on my cold storage areas so I can get stuff out of shop space. On the other end of the spectrum I need to scrap some stuff. When I disassemble a car I throw a bunch of scrap in there before heading to the scales but then disassembling adds to the parts. It never seems to balance. At least watching the TV show gets me thinking about how inefficient and unseemly my curren
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2 days ago
JimBrandberg
There was a thread on here last year when I was doing one on a Rampside which is similar, the difference being in the crossover pipe. The problem I was having was the clocking of the Inlet and Outlet but I found one that worked. I welded on a downspout as well, it was in the 1 3/4 or 2" neighborhood. I hope you can find that other thread with some searching. It would take me a while to dig
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2 days ago
JimBrandberg
Holy cow has this thread expanded in a day. I don't know where to start but here goes. The Vega was a high silicon content aluminum alloy not a nikasil coating. Apples and oranges. I have never heard that either one was considered for Corvair cylinders, especially since new development was pretty much suspended after 1966. I could be wrong and would be interested in reading more. In this
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4 days ago
JimBrandberg
As a person with too much Corvair crap around, I get a check in my spirit when they come in on the Garage Rehab TV show and throw everything away so they can put in new lifts and fancy shelves with nothing on them. At my life stage, I at least know better than to build more storage that costs more than the stuff I'm going to put in there. Several years ago when I was in the hobby stage, I s
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4 days ago
JimBrandberg
I think part of the reason GM put a cast pulley on 95 HP engines was lower cost. Harmonic balancers are expensive but worth it in my opinion. When I have crankshafts Magnafluxed there is a certain percentage with cracks beginning. We have no way of knowing how long they would have lasted. The only one I ever broke way on my racecar when I had a solid pulley as part of a fan speed r
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5 days ago
JimBrandberg
Lots of confusion but it would be good to know the possibilities and what you want your final conclusion to be BEFORE you settle.
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5 days ago
JimBrandberg
I worked on a Corvair powered airboat, he liked bedliner on everything. I wouldn't like it for the undercarriage if it's glossy. I like satin or flat in the traditional chassis black sort of way.
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5 days ago
JimBrandberg
Also a full gas tank with the nose parked uphill. I'd be nervous that it might fill a cylinder with gas and hydro-lock, good way to bend a rod.
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5 days ago
JimBrandberg
I would think the 64 spring for the heaviest Corvair, someone above mentioned Air Conditioned, or Convertible might be okay. Someone above also mentioned that their old 63 springs worked okay because they had sagged. I would guess that would be a bit much but I certainly can't argue with someone's actual results. I'd like to hear how it comes out, sounds like a nice project.
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5 days ago
JimBrandberg
As a road racer, I was always concerned about weight. I held a VW nikasil in my hands and fell in love. There was a guy named JVH Roberts on Fastvairs who seemed to know all about Porsche stuff and the delivar (sp?) studs. Minimal activity on Fastvairs these days. When I rebuilt the La Boa Sports Racer engine it had the Salih cylinders, essentially a steel sleeve with aluminum fins pressed
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5 days ago
JimBrandberg
I would think a machine shop that will deal with dirty Corvair shrouding for $15 would be hard to come by these days.
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5 days ago
JimBrandberg
2 1/2" is a lot. I can't think of an explanation other than something wrong with the springs. How much of a drop are other people experiencing? I suppose in the Rampside/Van/Greenbrier scenario, the Greenbrier is the heaviest.
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6 days ago
JimBrandberg
The stock front and rear studs are the same length but the rear flage where they mount is thicker than the front one.
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8 days ago
JimBrandberg
I usually have some old stinky gas around from Corvairs that have not been running for a long time. I use that with a parts cleaning brush in a pan. I pour the remnants into old logs in my brush burning pile. They burn pretty good. I'm actually getting down to just a gallon or so of bad gas. My wife says I stink when I've been doing it.
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8 days ago
JimBrandberg
I wouldn't worry about it. The difference between 30 degrees and 50 degrees is negligible compared to the temperatures that the engine reaches during use. As an aside, I only torque head studs to 30#s. Just my considered opinions.
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11 days ago
JimBrandberg
There are two Dorman studs I use. The part numbers have been listed on this forum before if you search. Mine are out in the garage. The knurl is a tad larger but pull through with an impact okay. Stock studs with 3 threads of engagement in the front and 5 turns in the rear are unsafe. Take a look at the last 3 threads on those 50 year old studs.
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11 days ago
JimBrandberg
I mount them to the cross brace that runs behind the tank. Sometimes I loop the rubber hose and sometimes I cut off the steel line. I like to mount them low so they gravity feed instead of drawing fuel uphill. If the tank is iffy I add a clear plastic inline filter before the pump. I usually use the filter that comes with the pump too.
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13 days ago
JimBrandberg
I installed a kit from Clarks on a Rampside and it went pretty well. They supply some parts and some parts they tell you what to buy locally. Some of the parts needed a little massaging to fit, I chalked it up to Chinese parts that may not have fit well on the original application either. It was not the Clarks parts that needed work but the local parts. I don't want to divert anyone away fro
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13 days ago
JimBrandberg
The active Corvair road racers have been picking a Vintage event every year and showing up as a group. I think it's at Mid Ohio this year. If you want to catch the bug go there and hang around, someone will welcome some help.
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13 days ago
JimBrandberg
I will mention that I do not use viton crankshaft seals on either end.
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13 days ago
JimBrandberg
I have never attended but have always heard about it. I see no problem with the communication. Racing threads seem to fall flat on this forum, without activity they quickly fall to page 2.
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14 days ago
JimBrandberg
Airtex E8016S. I've been buying them on Ebay through JC Whitney. They are genuine Airtex not a knock-off.
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19 days ago
JimBrandberg
You already mentioned gas tanks. Rubber suspension bushings are quite the wrestling match.
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19 days ago
JimBrandberg
Lots of people have lots of ideas but don't seem to get off the couch, myself included. It sounds like you're making good progress on a very cool project and I'm anxious to see more. It's an inspiration to all of us.
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20 days ago
JimBrandberg
I've been using 6 on 110 and 140s.
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22 days ago
JimBrandberg
As an aside, I don't like rap music but I like the Elwood version of that song.
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22 days ago
JimBrandberg
On the bench I usually check the fit of the rocker nuts on the studs before assembly. Some are too tight, some are too loose and some are just right. I just wondered if your adjustment loosened up. I'm a cold static adjustment one cylinder at a time sort of guy and only do them running if there's a problem.
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