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2 days ago
john.jackson
Tony, Facebook is the problem for me. I don't like using it and have long forgotten the password I set up years ago. But I still get lots of SPAM email from Facebook.
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4 days ago
john.jackson
steve c goodman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Was he (The Corvair Shop) in Santa Anna in > late 70s/early 80s? No, that was The Corvair Shopee, Francis LeToro(?) Mike Waid's business card phone number tells me it was 1981 or before. That was when the 619 area code was carved out of the 714 area code.
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6 days ago
john.jackson
I simply don't drive my Corvairs enough miles per year to worry much about oil filters. But I do not skimp on quality oil changes or oil filters. That said, I try to buy all my parts from Corvair vendors like Clarks, California Corvairs and Corvair one. Simply more important to me to support our suppliers than get the "Walmart" price for what I need/want. Once demand drops, Walmart will dro
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12 days ago
john.jackson
American Mel Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Phil Dally Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Every once and a while...Antelope Valley > December > > 2008. > > > > Lots of rain here in Paso Robles but never a > > snowflake yet. > > > Back when I was driving, I ran
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14 days ago
john.jackson
NAPA wants $18 for a Corvair oil filter?? My age is showing. In late 1970's a buddy and I purchased over 1500 Corvair Oil filters for $500 and resold them for $1.00 each.
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14 days ago
john.jackson
I will take one if still available. PM sent.
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15 days ago
john.jackson
Phil, Ask the seller/owner to take fresh pictures???? Suppose you thought of that. And I usually (but not always) check my phone pictures right away. Have walked away with bad pictures sometimes also.
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18 days ago
john.jackson
corvarious Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Are you saying that you bought a reverse rotation > camshaft for the Rover engine "off the shelf"? If > so, please advise from whom you ordered it. > Thanks, > John Suspect he is talking about a 4.3 Chevy V6.
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23 days ago
john.jackson
My bad on EZLift capacity. It is 4400 lbs. Way too much time on internet searching for lifts!! A late Corvair convertible is about 2700 lbs. My 86 Jeep is just over 3000 lbs and my Volt is about 3500 lbs. All within the range of both lifts. And 6 x 8 wood blocks can very safely extend the lift height of either lift to over 30 inches. Still, anyone besides Aaron actually use the Qui
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23 days ago
john.jackson
Man, I am such a WIMP compared to most of you fellows. Here in San Diego a 2 p.m. it is 63 and we are waiting for the first of 3 rain storms to move in this afternoon. And I don't even want to work on the Corvair in the insulated garage! My hat is off to all of you mid westerners with your ice cold butts.
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23 days ago
john.jackson
As I recall, during the 50's and 60's A.M. radio stations provided wide area coverage at night. KFI in Los Angeles was/is the dominate radio station on 640 khz in North America. It can be heard at night over most of North America. It was one of only 24 stations given a "clear channel" by the federal government, with agreement from Canada, Mexico and most nations in the Gulf of Mexico. This c
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24 days ago
john.jackson
Costco is selling the QuickJack 5000 lbs portable lift for $999.99 during the month of February. I would like to hear feed back from owners of this lift. Know about the 6000 lbs E4 Zcarlift which goes to 24 inches compared to 23 inches with the QuickJack. But it is $650 more money. Well into the price range of a 2 post lift. Besides, it is VERY hard to beat the Costco guarantee and ret
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26 days ago
john.jackson
steve c goodman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > John they did not survive the high EGT Correct Steve. The were badly eroded at 140/145K miles when I blew a head gasket. Now, this was a 110/4 spd 1969 with a factory smog pump that I added factory A/C to very early in it's life. The car pinged frequently, before and after I added the A/C system. At t
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26 days ago
john.jackson
steve c goodman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Timothy Shortle Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > I have a N O S set of exhaust manifolds for the > > 110 With A I R and they DO NOT have the tubes > with > > them (and never did). I asked someone else who > > told me the tubes were se
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26 days ago
john.jackson
Timothy Shortle Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I have a N O S set of exhaust manifolds for the > 110 With A I R and they DO NOT have the tubes with > them (and never did). I asked someone else who > told me the tubes were separate with a different > part #. So Tim, you are saying that the tubes were a separate replacement part. Rather tha
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28 days ago
john.jackson
Orange Transport - broker out of Orange County California. Had very good experience.
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29 days ago
john.jackson
Very limited market for this price. Same or less $ gets period correct look, but modern features and performance. But if you want/need super special factory options, then this might be a good fit for you.
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29 days ago
john.jackson
curt Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Go Daddy does not work without pay. Unlike Federal government workers. Sorry, couldn't resist
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4 weeks ago
john.jackson
Timothy Shortle Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Years back the GWFBT used to be the beginning of > November but they (the stadium powers that be) > moved us back a week as they had bigger fish that > wanted November. > Either way I look forward to seeing everyone in > PS. Above is exactly true. The Fan Belt Toss started as a November
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4 weeks ago
john.jackson
1966-Corsa-GT-180 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I've sent an inquiry to them - will post any new > info I hear. > > I hope it is in early November - sometimes a bit > cooler by then.... Problem with November is we go back to Pacific Standard Time and loose an hour of daylight.
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4 weeks ago
john.jackson
JimBrandberg Wrote: ----------------------------------------------------- > > > I'd still like to read about the guy at the Fan > Belt Toss who is actually using them. Jim, See this post:
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4 weeks ago
john.jackson
Not about Nikasil cylinders, rather about Autobohn iron/steel oversize cylinders. Spoke with a fellow at the last Fan Belt Toss who was using these cylinders in his 3.1 turbo engine. He was happy with them. Also searching here I found a few favorable reports about Autohohn (not many). My observation is that his ebay prices are very high, but who else offers big bore Corvair cylinders??
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4 weeks ago
john.jackson
63turbo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The cooling of the cylinders is not the limiting > factor on horsepower on a Corvair. Not even > close!! Its the head temperature's, and the poor > characteristics of the stock fan at high rpms are > to blame for that. If somebody wanted to do > something real about their cooling, especially > hi
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4 weeks ago
john.jackson
MattNall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I thought Aluminum was for lighter weight? Yes, and I thought the object was better cooling.
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4 weeks ago
john.jackson
Just thinking here, nothing more. I have observed Autobone's Corvair offerings on Ebay for some years. Prices seem high. Even if everything is done right. Just an observation. By searching, I have found several good reports on Autobone's products here on this forum. Also found a customer here who is happy with his 3.6875 cast cylinders. And a couple of more favorable reports over the ye
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4 weeks ago
john.jackson
There has got to be a reason why Porsche moved away from the Nikasil cylinders. Does anyone know the reason? And "money" does not seem like an issue with Porsche. So there must have been a technical rationality. Is their any supplier of "big bore" Corvair cylinders still around?
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4 weeks ago
john.jackson
$114 per night on the above link.
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5 weeks ago
john.jackson
cnicol Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Vega engines were cast using "Alumasil" as > specified by the engineers. > > > Alumasil is not a coating and it did not come off > when hot. > The cylinders didn't distort > The radiator was not too small > > here's how Vega engines went down: > > Air in coolant led to smal
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5 weeks ago
john.jackson
Brizo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Me too Reagan! I've had a 4 degree advanced 304 > cam in my 140 PG Greenbrier for 31 years and 110K > miles. My new engine is a 3.0 liter achieved with > a .250 stroked crank, stock rods, and +.060 > cylinders and another advanced 304. It was at > Pittsburg last summer. Dan, Like to hear more
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5 weeks ago
john.jackson
When I called the hotel directly, I was quoted $225/night, even telling them it was for the Corvair Society convention. It took several minutes to get the reservation desk to find the proper rate. So you might want to book early and use the link above to get the correct rate.
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