<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!
----- 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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