<VV> regular gas and fuel economy in a 110hp corvair

Michael Kovacs kovacsmj at sbcglobal.net
Sun Dec 30 20:38:38 EST 2007

First and easiest answer is that the 110 was not meant to run on 87-89 octane. Set the timing / dwell by the book and experiment with the octane. You gotta do a lot of head work to even approach 87 octane.  Be sure the is no vacuum advance at idle. Maybe 20-24 on highway?

Ray Rodriguez <reray at echoes.net> wrote:   Greetings folks,

I finally have my 65' Monza 110/PG coupe daily driver on the road and ready to go. My fuel mileage has been terrible, and it pings on regular so I had to retard the timing. 

I would like some advice on how best to make the 110 economical to commute with. Advice on timing settings and other adjustments would be much appreciated!


Ray Rodriguez III
CORSA member
65' Corsa 140/4 coupe undergoing restification
65' Monza 110/PG coupe daily driver
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