<VV> Old Time Corvair Mechanic

Frank DuVal corvairduval at cox.net
Sat Sep 17 00:10:55 EDT 2016

Stock seats are fine for unleaded fuel, but tend to fall out when the 
head is heated. Much more of a problem with a 140 that is typically 
driven hard, but I have seen it on every horsepower Corvair engine now. 
Highly recommended to get deep seats installed on any engine rebuild. 
But no need to remove the heads on a good running engine. Keep driving 
until it needs rebuilding, then get the good seats installed.

Frank DuVal

On 9/16/2016 11:30 PM, Steve Hammatt, Mount Vernon WA USA via 
VirtualVairs wrote:
> I’m really just trying to find out who the mechanic may have been.
> For some reason, the name “Ray” comes to mind, but it has been
> somewhere around 40 years since I thought about this.
> I think the improvement we’re thinking of was the staking of the
> seats.  The engine is a 140hp Corsa.
> Steve Hammatt
> Mount Vernon WA USA
> From: Joel McGregor
> Sent: Friday, September 16, 2016 8:18 PM
> To: Steve Hammatt, Mount Vernon WA USA
> Subject: RE: <VV> Old Time Corvair Mechanic
> Upgraded how?  Deep seats?  The stock seats are fine for unleaded if that's what you are attempting to determine.

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