<VV> answers to questions

Dennis & Debbie Pleau ddpleau at earthlink.net
Thu Oct 13 22:13:43 EDT 2005

Here's my take and I'm going to use adjusting valves as an example.  I 
pretty much use the Ken Hand method of cold adjustment, but I was using it 
well before Ken published it anywhere that I saw it.  Other I know and 
respect as premier Corvair engine mechanics use the method in the shop 
manual, and other people I regard as premier Corvair mechanics  swear the 
only way to adjust Corvair Valves is running and hot.  Whos' right?  ALL OF 
THEM!  All three  methods will give acceptable valve adjustments, which one 
do we publish as the official CORSA method adjusting valves?  Over the 
years, I've used all three and they have all worked satisfactory.


At 01:52 PM 10/13/2005, BobHelt at aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 10/13/05 11:26:30 AM US Mountain Standard Time,
>Corvkid50 at aol.com writes:
> > I guess I have  one question then, What is the purpose of this forum then?
> > Is
> > it not a place to  ask questions, and learn about or cars,
>This is really funny in a way. It seems like everybody has a hot button, and
>if any posting even remotely touches that subject...then off we go!
>Point in fact, a recent post wanted someone (CORSA) to make up a list of
>recommended parts for rebuilding an engine. This was answered by a comment 
>(and here I'm paraphrasing) this was beyond the scope of CORSA and also 
>the scope of what could easily be done. All very correct and true.
>But someone's hot button was touched and now this subject has been
>controverted into a different subject. The new subject seems to be that of 
>the purpose
>of Virtual Vairs. Why the change? Was this a misinterpretation of the dialog,
>or an attempt to air a grievance? Seems like we like to compare apples to
>Bob Helt

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