<VV> Hard Luck

BBRT chsadek at adelphia.net
Thu Jul 20 22:37:12 EDT 2006

Don't get him started.... ;>)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Keillor" <dkeillor at tconcepts.com>
To: "Smitty Smith" <vairologist at verizon.net>; <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2006 10:29 PM
Subject: RE: <VV> Hard Luck

>From the symptoms I'd say it's definitely your harmonic balancer!  You
do have one, don't you?  Otherwise, it's certainly the crank --
crankshaft, that is.  :-) 

Dave Keillor

-----Original Message-----
From: virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org
[mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of Smitty Smith
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2006 8:20 PM
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: <VV> Hard Luck

Smitty Says:  Sometimes there is hard luck and sometimes there is the
other kind.  Worse luck!!  Took off for Nelson Ledges this morning with
Spike on the tow bar.  Got 250 miles down the road, crusing along about
65 and heard this whap whap sound.  Nothing I had ever heard before.  I
backed off the throttle a bit to see if it made a difference and the
engine went from 3000 RPM to zero RPM in about a quarter of a second.
This was accompanyed by a big bang noise and then a whole lot of

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