<VV> Doc opinion

Bob bgilbert at gilberts-bc.ca
Sat May 16 20:34:17 EDT 2015

And on a somewhat related note, I seriously damaged a freshly built 3.1 in
my UltraVan about 18 months ago. I did all the required deflashing, etc. but
made a huge mistake in not installing additional cooling power in the form
of an external oil cooler. No problem for short trips around home but on the
first long trip, up a multi-mile very steep hill in the Rockies with a full
load of vacation supplies I cooked the oil and damaged all 6 pistons and
cylinders beyond repair. An expensive lesson and with 20:20 hindsight
totally preventable.
So cooling is VERY important when you stress Corvair engines beyond their
normal "in-car" mode.
PS I am rebuilding it as we speak and adding a fan driven external oil

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Appreciate Doc's detailed dissertation on FC engines and driving.
Agree they need to be handled differently than cars.
Have experienced engine failures on Ramp and Brier bought from long-time
owners that were tuned by "professional" Vair mechanics but lacked suggested
Many of us are not gear heads and depend on others for service and repairs.
We need to know the realities of our lovely old trucks.
Jack by the Big Beach
'64 Greenbrier Deluxe
'66 Corsa soft top
plus several waiters

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