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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Hi gnrand, Your old coupler may be difficult to remove from the tube due to rust, but the tube is split on the bottom side. You can generally widen the split with a screwdriver and some penetrating oil. That will loosen up the coupler and enable you to slide it right out. You may encounter this situation if your Corvair is a rust belt car. If the transmission is in the way and prevents you
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
It's time for a new thread: Spyder versus Monza differences! At all the local car shows, guys ask me if my Corvair is a Spyder. Outside the Corvair community, nobody knows what a "Corsa" is. So obviously, a Spyder is worth more than a Corsa! (:P)
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
According to the build plate, my 1966 Corvair Monza was originally painted Chateau Slate. I believe it was optional at extra cost. My Corvair had been painted a couple of times over the years and now it is Marina Blue, which has a bit more "pop".
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Ken, I have a Sedman billet shift coupler in my Corvair and it works just fine. I dont' have a spare, so I can't sell one to anybody. But before investing in a billet shift coupler, I'd check the pins in the shift lever housing to make sure they aren't worn-down. And if your customer has a late-series Corvair, I'd check the shift tube bushings, too. I'm sure you're aware of all th
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
I'll be happy to post the awards on the CORSA website and will do so as soon as I hear about them. :D
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
June 23, 2017 at New York Safety Track. It was a good day for the Northeast Corvair Council / NECC Motorsports with 29 drivers having fun at this challenging course. We ran on the track all day from 9 AM to 5 PM. Entries ranged from 650 hp Corvette to a 75 hp Formula 440 Red Devil open wheeler and everything in-between. As promised, we ran timed laps during the middle of the afternoon, and th
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Question: Do you have to be a member to attend? Answer: To participate in any of the activities or attend any of the meetings, yes. To see the cars in the parking lot or be a spectator at the autocross, no.
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Question: When will we be able to make hotel reservations for 18 in Pittsburgh???? Answer: The exact dates will be announced by the Western Pennsylvania Corvair Club (WPCC) and CORSA later this year. WPCC will likely have a web page where such information will be provided, and that web page will be linked to the CORSA site, which will also have the dates. Generally, the special hotel rate
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Hi toytron, 'Sorry for the delay in responding to your question. I'm pretty sure it works like this: If you simply want to walk around the show field to see the cars or be a spectator at, say, the autocross, then you don't need to register. But if you intend to participate in any of the activities, (e.g. drive in the autocross or attend any of the meetings), then you'll need to register
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Two weeks from today, NECC will take on the uniquely challenging New York Safety Track...will you be there with us? We'll have all 18 turns to ourselves from green flag in the early morning to checkered flag in the afternoon! There are still a few openings to join us for a great track day...all for just 250 bucks. Bring a friend to share the driving, or keep all the fun to yourself! You can
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
For those of you who are interested in doing parade laps in your Corvair, I suggest the Northeast Corvair Council's "Taste of the Track" program, which we will be doing at New York Safety Track on Friday June 23 and Pocono Raceway on Sunday July 16. The price is $75 per car and you can register at the NECC website at www.neccmotorsports.com Here's how it works: The NECC team will lead you th
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
This is the thing that makes the shift lever spring towards the 3-4 gate: Go to the online Clark's Corvair Parts catalog and look up the following. Part number C3392: SEAT-SHIFT LEVER SPRING-65-69 CARS ID=.750 They're out of stock right now, but you get the idea. The seat is located in the shifter housing. Disassemble the shifter housing, clean out all the glop, flip or replace the two pi
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Here is a link to my article on all-metal sockets. I did this conversion about a year ago, so the information is up-to-date. THIS IS FOR LATE-SERIES CORVAIRS - 1965-69
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Back in March 2014, while surfing through aircraft supply websites, I found a listing for a Rochester-brand "3080-38" thermistor that has the same physical dimensions as the original A/C Delco thermistor installed in Spyders and Corsas. Even the threads are the same, so the Rochester thermistor should screw right into a Spyder / Corsa cylinder head without any problem whatsoever. Why would
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
If you're a member of CORSA, you can log onto www.corvair.org and download a copy of the April 2013 Communique. In there, you'll find a good article about Corvair seat belts with photos and descriptions by year.
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Dave (snapon13), I emailed Gary Moore, Chairperson of the 2017 Convention, to obtain an answer to your question about RV and trailer parking at local campgrounds. I'm sure he'll respond either to me or directly to you, here on the Forum, but please give him some time to answer. If you need an answer fast, let me know and I'll call him on the phone. Al Lacki, CORSA Eastern Division Director
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Yenko Stinger Owners - This is for you! :D Hi! My name is Matt Avery & I'm a writer based in Chicago. My work can be seen here . I'm currently writing a book on the story of COPO and came across your site. I was wondering if any of your members purchased Stingers new and could share their memories of using them. In addition, if any members currently have Stingers, literature, ads, etc. - anyt
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Dave (snapon13), You asked a question about campgrounds. Which convention would you like to know about? 2017 or 2018? Al
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
We are very happy to announce we have secured a date to run the South Road Course at Pocono Raceway! The date is Sunday July 16, 2017. In years past, we ran other road courses at Pocono, but we are excited to be on the South Course for the first time. The infield portion is all newly paved, 40 feet wide, and will challenge us with esses, sweepers, and compound turns until it spits us onto the
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
In my post above, I wrote, "If I have any regret, it's that there is not enough room for a longer muffler. This could be cured by using a merge collector with a 90 degree bend." Shown here is that type of merge collector. They're rare, but they were offered by SPD Exhaust www.spdexhaust.com
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
My design. I designed this back in 2011 and I still have it on my Corvair. Shown below is my spare set of pipes with the first muffler that I used. The muffler was too loud for me, so I replaced it. It has a pair of Danny Monasterio's exhaust flanges, which bolt up to either small or large (140 hp) exhaust logs. The muffler is secured by a standard stainless steel band using the origi
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Everybody, Whoops! The web address in the first sentence of my post is wrong! It should be www.neccmotorsports.com Al Lacki for NECC Motorsports ::o +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Yes, registration is now OPEN for NECC's big track day at New York Safety Track! Sign up today at ! Friday June 23rd, the challenging New York Safety Track can be all yours, all day! Lock in your seat with NECC now to take on this uniquely configured track. We have it all to ourselves, so you'll have lots of time to test your skills and your car on 2.1 miles of elevation changes with 1
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Stick the shifter assembly upside-down into a vice. Then, push and twist the retainer ring. I use a piece of 1.25" ID PVC pipe to push and twist the retainer. Sometimes it needs a final nudge with the blade of a screw driver. Works every time. Look inside. You'll see that the shift lever rocks backward and forward on two steel pins that are pressed into the sides of the casting. Most often
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Terry, Thanks! Al
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Hi gmgmtl, Can you tell me who announced the new deadline? I just want to make sure it's official so I can post it on the CORSA Facebook page. Al Lacki
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Attached are instructions I wrote many years ago for using the horn circuit and a relay to provide power to my Cibie high beam headlights. My Corvair is still equipped this way, with the Cibie high beams, and I have had no electrical problems with this setup.(:D
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Attention CORSA Members! Online registration is now available for the 2017 CORSA Convention. Go to the CORSA website at www.corvair.org, log on with your userid and password, and hover your mouse over "Events" on the navigation menu. You'll find a link that will take you directly to the registration page. Please remember, you need to be a CORSA member to register for the convention. Did
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Surprise! You can roll a Falcon, too! :D
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
The main point of the NHTSA investigation is this: The handling characteristics of early Corvairs were somewhere in the middle in comparison to its peers in the marketplace - namely the Falcon, Valiant, Beetle and Renault Dauphine. NHTSA admitted that the transition from understeer to oversteer could trip-up drivers doing emergency maneuvers, but on the other hand, its ultimate cornering lim
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