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10 months ago
Armen
Wow, what a weekend we had! If you enjoy driving a Corvair, you really need to make plans to join us right in the middle of the country in Hastings, NE next year. We had 32 participants signed up this year! We had a couple of last-minute cancellations due to health issues - mostly car health issues, and one person health issue (thankfully on the mend). Next year we really need to get 35+
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1 year ago
Armen
Kyle_in_Mich Wrote: > > I would love to have a SS, preferably with the 6 > speed stick. Good looking and very practical. I > must say I am jealous. I agree the stick is the only way to go! It's a fun car that moves much better than it should at the size and weight, and my goodness is the LS3 just a STRONG engine everywhere in the rev range.
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1 year ago
Armen
cepak Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I can understand having a mid engined vette, but a > 4 door? What will they do next, put 4 doors on a > Camaro? > > Top is Mid bottom is front. Actually they put 4 doors on a Camaro already. I bought one, and it's fantastic.
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1 year ago
Armen
I really wish I had a dyno to back this up, but I'm too cheap to pay for a dyno session just to add to my conviction about something. :) I was a long-time skeptic of headers. I didn't think the gains were that big of a deal, and really not worth the trouble of losing the heater and dealing with gasket leaks. I built my .40 over 140 with an OT-20 cam and some mild head work a couple of year
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1 year ago
Armen
Not sure of the rules you're dealing with, but I was SHOCKED at how much power was freed up with headers. I always thought that with a mostly-stock engine the headers would be overkill, but after running a friend's stock 140 with headers on the track against my fresh OT-20 cammed 140 with stock manifolds, I immediately bought headers for mine. I haven't done any dyno testing before or after o
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1 year ago
Armen
Yep, give Chris a call. He's super-busy and recovering from a wrist injury that makes e-mail difficult. I was kicking myself for missing out on Scott's racer as well! I had the pleasure of putting a few laps on the track in that car and it is set up brilliantly. Wonderful car.
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1 year ago
Armen
It's in Watkinsville, just outside of Athens.
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1 year ago
Armen
The 2017 Corvair Track Classic is coming! This is the third year for this fantastic event, a chance to enjoy your car at speed on a race track, regardless of your skill level or the preparation level of your car. From PG Lakewoods to Yenko Stingers, there's a place and an event for everyone in Hastings, NE from August 25-27, 2017.
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1 year ago
Armen
I'd be skeptical of any liquid treatment really making a big difference in UV breakdown, which is what really ages tires. Keep them inside or use those covers the RV guys use to keep the sun off of them, I think those would make a big difference in UV degradation.
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1 year ago
Armen
thewolfe Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > At least it doesn't have 6 tail lights So true. No matter what color, paint is easier to fix than the horror of 6 taillights.
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1 year ago
Armen
jmaechtlen Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > As far as the Subaru goes - if you use engine and > trans, then rotation isn't an issue (if engine > stays in front of the trans) > If considering FWD from bigger car, look at width > of donor - Northstars (for example) cam out of > much wider cars. Axles and suspension would need > to be narr
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1 year ago
Armen
Kyle_in_Mich Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > > I would be inclined to agree, but a water cooled 4 > is similar size packaging to a air cooled six. The > length of the engine would be a big factor in rear > suspension set up and I am leaning towards shorter > being better. More room for other things. > > All this bearing i
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1 year ago
Armen
Kyle_in_Mich Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The Subaru EJ255 (from Legacy GT model around > 2005) make 250hp/250tq stock. Package pretty > similar to a corvair and has a little turbo for > fuel economy. Use a little oil, but would make a > perfect match to a FC in my opinion. > > On second thought, it might spin the wrong way.
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1 year ago
Armen
You would think 250 miles and then driving around THE EXACT SAME TRACK would have shaken the crud loose a couple of weeks ago! Such is life, I have new tubing and fittings en route to make all new fuel lines and I'll make it a winter project to drop the tank and ensure the whole system is spotless.
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1 year ago
Armen
Despite my test run the week before with a 250 mile drive, despite a year of off-and-on use, despite having no fuel supply issues during that time, they reared up again on the track. The car started cutting out and struggling to run unless I booted the throttle hard enough to open the secondaries. So, in the paddock I stripped off the carb tops to inspect matters and sure enough, I had metall
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1 year ago
Armen
Saturday: The morning started out foggy. Deep, thick soup just dropped on the town after an overnight rain that left everything a bit damp. The fog was so thick that I couldn’t see the other side of the track, but it did little to dampen my spirits after an evening in my tent in the paddock. Especially since that evening had been dampened a bit by that overnight rain already. Photo Cre
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1 year ago
Armen
Friday night: The event opened with a dinner at Shade’s Classic Cars in Hastings, Nebraska. Chris Shade is a friend of many years, and he’s recently turned his long-time passion for Corvairs into a full-fledged Corvair dealership, with dozens of beautiful cars in stock. We had a great time chatting with other Corvair people, checking out each other’s cars, and looking through Chris’ im
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1 year ago
Armen
Greg forgot to mention he got the FTD in his Corsa! It was great to meet you and get a ride in your car. Thanks for making the trip down!
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1 year ago
Armen
corventure Dave Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Over the years, I have seen no less than 3 Corvair > convertibles that were towed backwards on a > trailer... and the tops tore lose or off! > > I would recommend loading the trunk to get proper > trailer tongue weight, if your trailer is short. > About 4 90 pound sand or cement bags sho
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1 year ago
Armen
That's great news! I look forward to meeting him and having my FTD crown taken away from last year. :) To continue my story from last year... I should have a cylinder head temperature gauge. I don't. I should have an oil pressure and oil temperature gauge. I don't have those either. So when the oil pressure light came on, I had no way to really verify anything. I didn't want to ge
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1 year ago
Armen
So since I have a few moments, I'll regale you with tales from last year's event. Last year, I had literally JUST built a 140 for my car, and the entire break-in mileage was the 100 mile drive to the track. I had all kinds of teething problems with it. I kept clogging the stones in the carbs, after about a lap and a half. I finally just removed them altogether, which is always a great plan
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1 year ago
Armen
yenkomark Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Any special guests this year ? Not that I'm aware of, other than that YS028 should be there again!
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1 year ago
Armen
moomba32 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I definitely need to retire, I want to do that. I'm 37 with 3 kids, and a more-than-full-time job. Why would you wait until retirement? :)
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1 year ago
Armen
Forecast for Saturday is looking perfect right now, 80 degrees and sunny. But of course, even a wet day at the track is better than a day almost anywhere else. :)
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1 year ago
Armen
We're getting ready for the big Corvair Track Classic this week. If you're in the midwest, you should already be coming to Hastings, NE for this event, but if not, it's not too late! Even if you're not looking to get on the track, it's a fun event to meet and hang out with a bunch of terrific Corvair people. Here's something to whet your appetite. Cory Wheeler and I had a chance to do
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1 year ago
Armen
RobertC Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > IMO 500 rpm is too low for a 140 - 700 rpm should > be fine FWIW I agree. I wouldn't waste time trying to get a smooth idle at 500rpm. 700-800 and then focus on driveability.
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1 year ago
Armen
Pics and location! Contact info doesn't hurt either. :)
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2 years ago
Armen
Very cool wheels. No idea what tires you could get for a 14"x10" wheel these days, though!
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2 years ago
Armen
If you can't sell it, and have the ability, a $600 engine from the JY is going to be the quickest and probably cheapest way to fix it.
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