<VV> VR Code .... Now VD

RoboMan91324 at aol.com RoboMan91324 at aol.com
Tue Jul 6 04:08:36 EDT 2010

The "VD" engine was the FC version of the 102 HP engine.   It was only 
offered in the FCs very early in that first year it was available in  cars.  The 
reason it was withdrawn is that it is a poor engine for the  FC.  It will 
knock itself to death.  The HP and torque bands of the  102 come in at fairly 
high RPM.  It works OK in a car but the FCs need  power at low RPM.  It is 
fairly rare (I have one) which is why it is not  often shown in the usual 
lists.  If you want to use it, you may want  to change the heads to lower CR 
and change the distributor or at least the  innards of the distributor to 
bring the HP and torque bands lower.  I think  the cam shaft is a little more 
radical too but replacing it requires a complete  tear down of the engine.  
The engine will perform OK in an FC with just the  head and distributor 
Good luck,
1960 Corvette, 1961 Rampside, 1962 Rampside, 1964 Spyder  coupe, 1965 
Greenbrier, 1966 Canadian Corsa turbo coupe, 1967 Nova SS, 1968  Camaro ragtop

In a message dated 7/5/2010 1:25:46 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
virtualvairs-request at corvair.org writes:

Message:  10
Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2010 13:17:29 -0700 (PDT)
From: Gary Moore  <tdrinkr at yahoo.com>
Subject: <VV> Rd: Code VR mistake
To:  virtualvairs at corvair.org
Message-ID:  <499120.66014.qm at web31307.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
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Sorry hit the wrong Key the code is VD not  VR

Gary Moore

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