corvair engine test run
got it painted, the firing order corrected new, plugs, cap rotor points
dwell adjusted, fresh oil new oil filter, freshend up and greased starter,
and painted the tin, this is the product, still have to sort out the carbs
but it runs! need to rebuild the other carb and turbo and Exhaust then their going on it but thatll be a
Vintage: The Chevrolet Corvair | Drive it!
In 1959 the Corvair became the first rear-engine production car made in
America - and Chevrolet's answer to the VW Bug. By American standards, the
Corvair was very small (4.50 meters long) and unusually light (weighing
around 11 hundred kilos). Drive it! discovered a number of specimens of
what is a very rare American in Europe. More Information:
Birth of a 140 HP: first click , ROAR........
Recently got done upgrading this engine from a 110 to a 140 HP for kick ass
performance, and some bling .....damn, she's hot.....Yeah! If you need some
help with your project, don't hesitate to contact me at
Chevy Corvair Convertible, 140 HP "Monza" 1966.... With Last Chance Auto Restore.com
This video is a "walk a round" on a recent purchase by Last Chance Auto
John Nizman, of Last Chance Auto Restore.com talks about the condition of
this "barn find", and discusses some of the features of this rare 1966
Chevrolet Corvair Convertible "Monza Edition" with the upgraded 140 HP
This project car can be purchased from Last Chance Auto Restore.com and
you can hire them to restore the Corvair to your specifications.....It's
like ordering a new 1966 Corvair ....and they will build it for you!
Corvair Valve Service & Adjustment
Corvair Valve Service & Adjustment filmstrip describing head removal ,
valve servicing and reassembly and adjustment. Don't miss the closing !
1962 Corvair Greenbrier, We go for a ride!
While visiting Pioneer Conversions in Lemont, Illinois it was brought to my
attention that one of the principals there owned a 1962 Corvair Greebrier
van. Yes,, we went for a ride!
Adjusting Corvair valves is a snap!
An easy way to adjust Chevy Corvair valves without making a big mess: split
a stock valve cover in half, that will catch the oil ( if you need a used
valve cover, check our website www.rafeecorvair.com under used parts, we
have them in stock, as well as many other gaskets to finish the job) ....If
you are doing a maintenance valve adjustment, install your oil catchers
on both sides, let the engine warm up, and starting at either end, loosen
the nut until the rocker arm starts clattering/ knocking/ ticking (LOL),
let it do its thing for several seconds, then re-tighten til the noise
quiets down, stop and then go 1/4 turn more. Some even go 1/2 turn to 3/4
turn. Myself, I do 1/4 turn to 1/2 turn and it works. If the engine is new,
you can do this 2 different ways: cold, as outlined in the shop manual, or
with the engine running, as I prefer. Make sure all the rocker arms are
tightened, but leave some small amount of play between the valve stems and
the rocker arm tips, so the lifters can pump up. I want to explain this
the easiest way that I can, not too technical, so everybody can follow. If
the engine is new, I normally let it run for 20 to 30 mn, I want this baby
to be hot, so the lifters can pump up ./ fill with oil. Then I start
tightening 1 rocker arm at a time, starting at either end. Just take the
clatter/ knocking away, and no more. When you are done doing all that to
the 12 rocker arms, now you are gonna adjust one at a time, by loosening
each one, let the clatter/ knocking come back for several seconds, and
tighten til it quiets down. Then go 1/4 turn more. Repeat the process til
all are done, and VOILA! I told you it was easy.....If you run into any
problems, don't hesitate to call Rafman at 918-753-2486. Happy to be at
Corvair Cylinder Head Thermal Cleaning
Here's another look at the thermal cleaning system at Costa Mesa R&D
Automotive Machine Shop being used to clean a pair of grungy/filthy Corvair
cylinder heads. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE.
1965 Corvair Corsa with a Crown Engineering V8 conversion
I have owned this car since the early 1980's. It was a lifetime dream to
own and build this car. This car is beautiful. From a distance it appears
as a stock Corvair with a few modifications. However, it is far from stock.
This car is also not a luxury car. It is more in the lines of a race car
for the street. The car has been driven less than 200 miles during my
ownership. The body was completely restored about 10 years ago. The body
panels were replaced with fiberglass panels. The only steel that remains on
the car is the doors, rear cove, and roof. The wheel wells, trunk area and
floors have all been done in aluminum. The engine is a small block Chevy
from a 1966 Chevy II factory rated at 275 hp. The car has been sitting for
a few years and does have a few small leaks. I did just replace the
carburetors with new Holley 600 with vacuum secondaries. It has a Saginaw
4 speed. One last thing, It's FAST!
It is now for sale on Ebay