<VV> Stopping Power.

jim bannister jimster1 at earthlink.net
Tue Dec 8 02:48:21 EST 2015

I have more questions than answers.  When the car quits, does it kinda peter
out, sputter and lurch to a stop or does it die like someone switched off
the ignition?  Were the shoes arced to the drums, if not the contact patch
could be very small and thus resulting in weak brakeing.
Jim, '66 turbovert

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Sent: Monday, December 07, 2015 8:47 PM
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Subject: <VV> Stopping Power.

Smitty:  Check and see if lines from MC chambers are routed to the correct
ends of car.  

Mark Donahue once had a Sunoco Camaro which would not stop...until they
checked which end of the car the MC chambers were plumbed to and found they
routed to the wrong end of the car.   

Historically Yours,

Message: 4
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2015 17:18:10 -0500
From: "Smitty" <vairologist at cox.net>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Subject: <VV> Car stops running after 20 miles

Smitty Says;   The club has worked on a members engine (64-110) a couple of
times and had no luck so far.  Owner drives the car 20 miles or so on
interstate 60-70 mph, and then dies when he gets on side roads.  All
electrical checks have come up with nothing.  Carbs are excellent.  Coil has
been changed and all other components are new or have been changed.  Gas cap
is vented.  Fuel pressure is good and available at the carbs when checked  I
know the obvious stopped up sock or fuel lines should be checked but it
hasn?t been possible to do that yet.  Just asking in case somebody comes up
with a solution we haven?t thought of yet.
Owner is clueless when it comes to on the scene troubleshooting so we are
stuck with troubleshooting long after the fact.
        Part two;  car has absolutely crappy brakes.  I mean plumb dangerous
to take out on the street.  I believe you could open the door and drag your
foot and stop sooner.  The brake system is in excellent condition.  New
shoes, hoses, cylinders and turned drums with shoes arced to them.  Drums
have been removed and verified that both pistons are stroking at each wheel.
The only anomaly is that it has a new Clarks double master cylinder
installed.  Both sides have been bled and are air free.  Is this typical
with their conversion?  Stopping is like as though the drums were slathered
with grease.  High, hard pedal and feels like stepping on a rock.  Takes
extreme force to get any retardation of speed at all.   

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