<VV> ramping starts but races

Norman C. Witte ncwitte at wittelaw.com
Sun Oct 16 09:47:19 EDT 2005

I just had the same problem with my turbo last week.  First, make sure all
the throttle linkages are properly adjusted.  Try checking for choke
adjustment and vacuum leaks.  Then try advancing the timing to slow it down.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org
> [mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org]On Behalf Of
> khammett at stainlessfab.com
> Sent: Saturday, October 15, 2005 8:50 PM
> To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
> Subject: <VV> ramping starts but races
> Let me start by saying that there is nothing greater than
> hearing a motor
> come to life after spending countless hours cleaning and
> rebuilding.  It
> felt great but then that split second is over and your ears
> tell you that
> something is wrong the engine wont idle but has taken off
> like it is ready
> for flight.
> Here is the scope:  Rebuilt 1965 110hp motor and carbs.  The carbs I
> double and triple checked the float level and drop.  I only
> have one choke
> set up as the other "coupler" (the piece that the top rod screws into)
> came off.  I don't believe that this should cause the racing
> engine.  What
> have I missed.  What do I need to check?  Any help would be greatly
> appreciated (even if you can tell me the chapter from the Shop Manuel,
> Corvair Basics, Tech Guides, or Bob Helts Classic Corvair.)
> Thanks in advance!
> Keith (almost jumping for joy) Hammett
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