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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Why is a Chevette, S-10 and Camaro in the Corvair Museum? They're there just for laughs! (And, by way of comparison, to show the superiority of Corvair cars and trucks!) (:P)
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Hi flat_six Yes, you are correct! I made a mistake. The 66-69 coupler should be shorter since the trans is longer. Al:(
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Call for Nominations There are four Directors elected each year for CORSA and CPF Board. This year there are two Director terms to be filled in the Eastern Division, and one each from the Central and Western Divisions. Current Board members whose terms expire in 2018 are all eligible to run again for these Board positions and are encouraged to do so. For all other CORSA members, this is y
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
"Cococo" Paul is correct. Both mufflers, left and right, are hung using full-surround metal straps. Additional Info: (Maybe more than you wanted to know!) The straps are the same, but the left and right side hangars are not interchangeable. Also, the heat shields - the sheet metal baffles that hang between the mufflers and valve covers - are different. Lots of people run without the heat
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
I agree with Craig. Also, I believe the factory brazed those pieces together.
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Hi wonderoustories, Get in touch with the Long Island Corvair Association. They are an active chapter of the Corvair Society of America and they should be able to help you locate a competent Corvair mechanic on Long Island. Here is their contact information. Long Island Corvair Association PO Box 1675 West Babylon, NY 11704 Email: longisland@corvair.org Website:
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Thanks Matt and Corvairtherapy! Corvairtherapy recommended, "Stick your arm in the hose to the end, you can feel the edge that is folded over and straighten it out with your fingers." I used it on the shorter of the two hoses - the one on the passenger side of the car - and it worked! To ease the task more, I "lubed" the end of the hose and nozzle with liquid laundry detergent. Al:)-D
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Matt, Thanks for the advice. Do you mean I should bend the lip of the inlet's edge all the way around the circumference, or just in a couple of places? Al
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Silly question: Is there a trick to getting new heater hose to fit onto the outlets of the heater box? I'm talking about the round fabric hoses that go between the outlets on the bottom of the engine to the heater box. I'm having no problem getting the heater hose to slide over the outlets on the engine, but I am having difficulty getting the heater hose to slide over the outlets on the
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
This morning, (October 10), a writer named Steph Willems published an article on the Truth About Cars blog. The title of the article is "Which of These Automotive Pariahs Secretly Turns Your Crank?" The Corvair is one of the three so-called "pariahs" referenced in the article, the other two being the Vega and Pinto. The Truth About Cars blog enables readers to log-in and post their comment
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Way back in the '60s and '70s, it was pretty common for hot rodders to upgrade their pre-war Fords by installing the front suspension from a Corvair, complete with the Corvair front cross member and all. They'd simply graft the Corvair front cross member onto the Ford frame rails. Now, they are using Mustang II front suspension instead.
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Everybody, I just received this important notice from Central Florida Corvairs: Due to the impact of Hurricane Irma on the Daytona Shores area and the damage to the Oceanside Inn, the 2017 Corvair Affair scheduled for 9/15/2017 to 9/17/2017 has been POSTPONED The hotel sustained some damage, the pool, some entrances and oceanfront rooms are not available. The hotel may be back together
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Here is a photo of Smitty's "64" Lakewood. It was taken at the NECC Corvair Show at the Interlaken Hotel, just up the road from the Lime Rock race track where we used to hold time trials. Smitty used to run his turbo-Spyder with us on the track. Great guy! Al Lacki for NECC
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
I've been able to access the Corvair Center Forum - this forum - every day, and I've been able to reply to existing posts, but when I attempted to create a new post of my own this morning, the system said my action was "Forbidden". :( My location is eastern Pennsylvania. Here is the text of the message that I received when I tried to post: Forbidden You don't have permission to acces
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Phil! Congratulations on getting your SuperVair on the road. The specs sound very impressive!
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Everybody, Problem solved. I bought a vacuum tester and used it to check the vacuum canister on my car. The vacuum advance comes in around 8" Hg, just like Steve Goodman said. I made a minor adjustment to my throttle linkage so that the vacuum advance comes in just above idle speed and all is well now. Al Lacki
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Craig, You are correct. I should have mentioned that I feel vacuum when I rev the engine up above idle. There shouldn't be, and there isn't, any vacuum at idle because the vacuum hose is connected to the ported vacuum port on the carb. Al
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Everybody, Recently, I noticed that the vacuum advance unit on my '66 Corvair wasn't working. All the hoses are hooked up to the right ports and there are no vacuum leaks. The hoses are relatively new and fit tightly. The points plate is not binding. When I put my finger over the hose leading to the vacuum canister, I can feel manifold vacuum pulling on it. This led me to believe
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Before I start messing with the clutch and transmission, I'd rebuild the shift linkage. It's not too hard. 1. Coupler at rear of shift tube - the coupler that couples the shift rod to the stub coming out of the transmission. 2. Bushings at front and rear of shift tube. 3. Rubber bushings in the short stabilizer bar. 4. Rocker pins inside the shifter base. These are all typically w
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1 year ago
Allan Lacki
Hi RonnieG, Here is a link to a copy of a Lehigh Valley Corvair Club newsletter that talks about your idea. I can't vouch for any of the methods, but it may be useful to your local welder.
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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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