<VV> interesting carb problem discovered

J R Read_HML hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Sun Oct 4 00:10:49 EDT 2009


Quick ... quick...
Put everything back the way it was before you tell anyone about this.

Well, take the center out of the gasket.

Oh, anyone ELSE!

Later, JR

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ray Rodriguez III" <grymm at echoes.net>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 03, 2009 11:22 AM
Subject: <VV> interesting carb problem discovered

> Lets see if I can make this short....   Yesterday I decided that rather 
> then let my hot rodded 140 engine sit in the garage any longer (its been 
> sitting 2 years now) I would swap it into the 66' Corsa I just bought 
> (with a stock 140) and try it out.
> I'm swapping all the accessories onto the hotrod 140 from the stock 140... 
> including carbs etc.....
> Now I already drove this car about 1,000 miles.  It needed a tune up... 
> carbs seemed a bit out of sync, and I figured the timing was off cause I 
> was getting some backfires through the carbs on decel....   but overall 
> the car ran and drove fine.  I've never driven a properly running 140 vair 
> before... so admittedly I didnt have anything to compare it to.....
> WELL!...  when I pulled the carbs I found that the passenger side primary 
> was almost entirely (I'd say over 90%) blocked off by a defective 
> gasket....  the gasket under this carb didnt have a hole in it!!!!!  It 
> was just slightly torn on the left edge... allowing just a little tiny 
> opening for air/fuel to pass through.
> So....   first off how the heck was the car running so decent with this 
> little problem..... and second (rhetorical) how the hell did the person 
> installing the carbs/gaskets not notice this and do something about 
> it!!!!!   Scary.
> The other unfortunate thing is now I wont have any good comparison to see 
> how "hot" the hotrod 140 is... since the stock 140 obviously couldn't have 
> been running up to potential with this little gasket issue!....    of 
> course thats assuming the hotrod 140 actually runs and doesnt explode as a 
> result of my amateur mechanical endeavors... I'll let you know how I made 
> out in a couple days.
> Ray Rodriguez III
> CORSA member
> 66' Corsa 140/4 coupe
> 65' Corsa 140/4 coupe (under construction)
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