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5 months ago
Allan Lacki
Mike Stillwell wrote, "I’ve often wondered if it is the same FI motor that Chevrolet developed and was accidentally gifted to Don Garlits museum in Florida by the CPF." The word "accidentally" is key. I was not on the Board back then, but I'm under the impression that the engine was to be loaned, not gifted. Unfortunately, the person who arranged the transaction did not proffer a loan ag
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5 months ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Kevin, Interestingly enough, Article XV of the by-laws allows either method to be used but does not indicate that either one is preferred. Here is what it says: Article XV: Amendments These By-Laws may be amended using the following procedure: The proposed changes must be presented in writing to the CORSA Board of Directors and a motion to present the changes to the general membership
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5 months ago
Allan Lacki
In addition to the belts, we'd need to manufacture special pulleys! hehehe.... Still, it begs the question, did the factory consider this idea? Does it make sense from an engineering perspective?
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5 months ago
Allan Lacki
It seems to me that a round belt, rather than a V-belt, would eliminate fan belt flipping. Quote: Heavy-duty round belt designed for demanding applications. These belts are designed for 1/4 turn or twisted drives where more than an O-ring is required. I wonder if the engineers at Chevrolet ever considered this.
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6 months ago
Allan Lacki
Dave Newell is in the process of writing an article about the Greenbrier show vehicle that Ed Cole donated to William Randolph Hearst. It's now owned by Patrick Skiver and Dave has done extensive research on it. Look for the article later this year - possibly November / December - in the CORSA Communique magazine.
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8 months ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Steve, Good work! A nice intro to the Valve Cover Racers!
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6 months ago
Allan Lacki
And, if you're into Facebook, we have plenty more pictures at the Corvair Society of America Facebook page. Check-out the photo album at :D
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6 months ago
Allan Lacki
Message from Sonny Balcaen, IECO The following message from Sonny Balcaen was read at the grand opening ceremony of the Corvair Museum. Sonny was the proprietor of Induction Engineering Company. During the 1960s and early 1970s, IECO offered a complete catalog of Corvair performance accessories which included several components of Sonny's own design, including the famous center-mount four-ba
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6 months ago
Allan Lacki
Quicky Report on the Museum Grand Opening. The Grand Opening of the new Corvair Museum on Saturday May 19 was a big success! A huge number of Corvair enthusiasts were there to commemorate this wonderful event. CPF/CORSA President Mike Hall was the master of ceremonies and Pam Cole cut the red ribbon to commemorate the event. Pam's dad Cecil Cole hand-assembled the first production prot
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6 months ago
Allan Lacki
It's now 3 PM in the afternoon and the CPF Museum Grand Opening is in full swing. The collection of Corvairs in the museum completely fills the space in the hall and they're all kinds of Corvairs on display as well as other Corvair memorabilia. Outside, there are 4 aisle of Corvairs in the show in the parking lot. I don't have the statistics, but based on the crowd, I'd say there are a
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6 months ago
Allan Lacki
24 Corvairs are already registered for the event at PittRace, which is on the Monday of Convention Week.
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6 months ago
Allan Lacki
Northeast Corvair Council Events for 2018. The Trifecta! Finally we're getting warmer days! So after the winter that wouldn't end, NECC is even more pumped to have you join us at any or all of our performance driving days! Friday June 29th, enjoy the beauty of the upstate countryside and the thrill of being on the track at one of the most challenging and best kept secrets in the Northeast.
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7 months ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Noel, Thanks for providing the video!
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7 months ago
Allan Lacki
I'm so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. Although I never met him, I'm aware of the books and articles he wrote for the Corvair community. By all accounts, he was an expert in all things Corvair and a really nice guy, too. We're going to miss him. I offer my condolences to his family. Allan Lacki Director - Eastern Division Corvair Society of America
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7 months ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Steve, Thank you for getting this information out to everybody!
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7 months ago
Allan Lacki
You won't be able to see the gauges if you select a steering wheel that is too small in diameter, especially if you have a Corsa instrument panel. If that's no concern, then do whatever you like. I used to have a small wheel in my Corvair and it worked fine with quick steering arms. Now, I have a stock wheel and I like it better. I don't do any racing, but I've driven my Corvair at NECC track
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7 months ago
Allan Lacki
A stock late model Corvair rolls very little through the turns at normal speeds. If you're experiencing excessive body roll, I'd check the shock absorbers and suspension bushings before installing a stabilizer bar. If you install a stabilizer bar in the rear without installing a stiff-than-stock front stabilizer bar, you'll get more oversteer. Hardly the thing you want in a street Corvair.
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7 months ago
Allan Lacki
Yep, Dave's video gave me the confidence to remove my power train solo. His videos are great!
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7 months ago
Allan Lacki
I'm assuming that you'll be bringing down the cross-member down with the power-train, which requires you to unbolt the transmission mounts from the unit-body, rather than unbolting the transmission case from the cross-member. When you're lowering the power train out of the body, don't snag the shift coupler on the the transmission mount cross-member. You run the risk of bending the inner shif
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8 months ago
Allan Lacki
Update: Sunday 3/4/2018 at Noon EST. The CORSA website remains out of service due to the storm. Bryan's neighborhood must have been walloped hard!
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9 months ago
Allan Lacki
Please be aware that the Subaru transaxle ring and pinion are lower with respect to the input shaft, as compared to a Corvair transaxle. So, if you want to mate a Subaru transaxle to a Corvair engine, this means either (1) your engine will need to sit higher in the engine bay, or (2) your axle shafts will need to run at severe angles vertically and your transaxle will be lower to the ground. (M
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9 months ago
Allan Lacki
I always have a great time at the Annual NJACE Parts Auction! Thanks for letting Bryan Blackwell and me have a few minutes to put in a plug for the Corvair Society of America in front of the bidders! Allan Lacki CORSA Eastern Division Director(:D
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9 months ago
Allan Lacki
The 153 CID Chevy II 4 cylinder engine, which GM refined and produced for Mercury Marine, is not the same as the Iron Duke. They are often confused with each other, but they're quite different from each other. Apparently, you can still buy a brand-new Mercury Marine engine. You can read about it here: 135 hp - not a lot, but it's probably net hp, not gross hp, so it's probably more po
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9 months ago
Allan Lacki
:)-D It's good to see this spirit of cooperation among CORSA and the folks who host the Facebook groups!
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9 months ago
Allan Lacki
Question, "Has anyone else noticed that the Classified section has been dead for months?" Answer: It's true that they had been dead, but we brought them back to life last year. The Classified Ad pages are alive and well on the CORSA website. The most recent one was posted just a week ago. Visit www.corvair.org and you'll find "Classified Ads - Buy and Sell" on the navigation menu on the l
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9 months ago
Allan Lacki
Here's a message from Bill Tynan, NECC's super wordsmith! What could possibly make America's great air-cooled Corvair Convention in Pittsburgh even cooler? By adding a track day just north of the city where the fastest Corvairs in the East will scorch the road! NECC Motorsports has locked in an exciting day of high performance driving at Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PittRace). S
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10 months ago
Allan Lacki
Interested in running for a position on the CORSA Board of Directors? Would you like to talk with an existing board member to see what it's all about? Write to us! corsabod@corvair.org :)
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10 months ago
Allan Lacki
Congratulations to Neil Lutz! And thank you to Rod Murray for your work on behalf of CORSA and the Corvair Preservation Foundation! :)-D
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10 months ago
Allan Lacki
'So sorry to hear the sad news. I'm sure Bob will be missed by many. :(
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10 months ago
Allan Lacki
A 4-runner 2-bbl center-mount intake manifold? Did anybody ever make such a thing? I recall that the old IECO 4-runner manifolds were drilled for Carter AFB 4-bbl carbs. You'd probably need an adapter plate to mount a Holley 390 on it. Getting back to theory, the IECO 4-bbl units had a splitter in the plenum that separated the right-hand barrels from the left-hand barrels That essentiall
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