<VV> PS- 140 performance upgrades
deltainc at grm.net
Tue Jun 8 21:30:54 EDT 2010
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ray R. (aka Grymm)" <vairguy at echoes.net>
Subject: Re: <VV> PS- 140 performance upgrades
> LOL! You've got me there. Let me clarify a bit... I'd like my vair to be
> quick off the line and 0-60 compared to other Corvairs, not compared to
> anything with double the cubes!
Firstly, if you only need another 10 lbs/ft or so of torque, you need to
sign a pack in your childrens blood... in my short but happy existence I
have yet to find someone that wants just a " little more" power than stock,
and then stops there ... (g ) ....
How about bolting on a fairly stock corvair turbo unit? I had a buddy add a
T04 onto his 140 engine, went like heck. The stock vair turbos and fittings
are on ebay all the time; potentially they give a honest 140 horses or so
against maybe 110 real horses from your 140 supposed/ 4 carb stocker. That
might be just what you say you want ... I call it a teaser, but it is
certainly faster when the turbo does come in. a thrill in fact ... and the
sound of the turbo whizzing up is always half the fun ...
Or, how about jetting for E85, if you are close to a pump source for that .
there are quite a few in Iowa now. I would go for an electric fuel
pump/regulator myself if going to alcohol. The E85 would use more fuel, but
should, if engine tuned for it, give a little more torque also. oh, should
run cooler, also, ... well, should... I think some of the guys here already
are/have run the E85, or maybe straight alcohol, you will need a bunch
bigger main jet ( richer think ) ....
and of course, the old blue bottle of nitrous oxide is always an
alternative, but this requires understanding about what burning
Just some thoughts ... ken campbell, deltawerkes
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