James Weppelman jweppel at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 5 07:24:24 EST 2018


Raccoon Creek State park is probably the closest. Still about 30-45 minutes away. Keep in mind this is a metropolitan convention, close to a ,

major city. Takes a while to "get out of town"



Jim Weppelman

Message: 1
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2018 12:38:05 -0500
From: William Hubbell <wjhubbell at gmail.com>
To: Virtual Vairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Subject: <VV> Camping near CORSA convention in Pittsburgh?
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We are thinking about camping near the convention this year.  Does anybody have any information about nearby campgrounds?   We will be tent camping.

Bill Hubbel


Message: 5
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 02:03:24 +0000 (UTC)
From: "Bill H." <gojoe283 at yahoo.com>
To: Bryan Blackwell <bryan at skiblack.com>, AAVV
        <virtualvairs at corvair.org>,  Bob Helt <bobhelt at aol.com>
Subject: <VV> Ignition Woes
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? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? B"H
Thanks for your suggestions folks.
I unhooked the CraneCams ignition, put in a new set of points, new condenser, new coil, new rotor, and redid the wiring from the points to the coil.? She ran horribly for about 5 minutes, stalled, and refused to start again.
I set the points gap at .019.? No other changes.
Then I removed the points, reconnected the CraneCams ignition, she started and ran fine.? It is quite possible that the coil was bad because last summer she overheated badly on a hot summer day in city traffic, the A/C on full blast.
In any case I've been sold on electronic ignition system upgrades for older cars for a long time.? As long as they are working, they are a huge improvement over points.
Despite my exhausting walk along I-87 between Yonkers and Monsey last night, I couldn't find that darn ignition switch!? Bob must have really found it! ? Even went through 3 sets of flashlight batteries!!? :-)?
So I may have to break down and get one for $15.00 in eBay.? One with the 1969 style key LOL.
Again, thanks everyone for your help!...Bill?
66 Monza Sport Sedan - Artesian Turquoise110 PG factory A/C


Message: 6
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2018 22:14:52 +0000
From: kevin nash <wrokit at hotmail.com>
To: John Howell <32chevy at 0306.org>, "virtualvairs at corvair.org"
        <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Subject: Re: <VV> Plastic radiator fans
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Thanks John, I appreciate that! I had been staring at that thing on a computer screen
for a really long time before it had been made? I still get geeked out just from how it
looks, almost like it grew. A friend had made a rendering of it from my computer model, and it made it look like it was mirror polished aluminum, and after staring at
that version of it for about 20 minutes, I decided it was way too cool looking to exist
only as a ?vapor fan? and gritted my teeth and spent a SCAREY amount of money on it to get a couple of prototypes done for test purposes. Hopefully it tests as well in real
life as it looks and has done on my test fixture!
Kevin Nash

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From: John Howell<mailto:32chevy at 0306.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 4, 2018 1:56 PM
To: kevin nash<mailto:wrokit at hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Re: <VV> Plastic radiator fans


If nothing else your fan design is really cool looking !

John Howell

On 2/3/2018 5:57 PM, kevin nash wrote:
> Plastic Radiator fans have been a mixed bag... in some applications, they seem to last a long time, in others not very long.
> The big differences are how high the peak temperature is, how high the peak rpm is, and how hard is the shock from changing
> rpms, and of course how much horsepower they have to use. None of those factors favor usage in a air cooled engine application.
> They certainly have been tried for racing, and it doesn't seem to take long for the blades to bend, just from aerodynamic forces!. Usually, when fans have the exact same strength and stiffness there isn't much difference in weight, steel vs plastic. It is only when it is possible to compromise on stiffness that big weight reductions are possible... I really need a stiff fan for a design like this! modern turbo's would look exactly like mine do at the tips, the reason they don't is because of tip flutter from pressure... something I don't have to worry about as the pressures that this fans is supposed to run at are much lower, but still far higher than any "propeller"type design can do. I designed this fan to be grenade proof even if it is run up to 28" and has been spun up as high as 11000 rpm, just short of some OE Porsche tip speeds... and as I discovered recently, is probably way more output and pressure than any aircooled engine can really use. It seriously needs to be geared d
 own a lot for most applications, which is part of what I was after, as lower tip speed is the most effective way to deal with inertia. Also, notice those huge scallops in the tips
> of the fan- those scallops have a fairly sizable impact on the inertia of the fan, but doesn't change the weight very much- there's
> also flow and efficiency reasons for those scallops being there, but my big reason for doing that was for inertia reduction.
> Just in case any of you are curious, the level of effort required to accelerate my fan with a stock sized pulley seems to be identical
> to accelerating the alternator with its pulley.
> Kevin Nash
> 63 Turbo EFI daily driver
> http://www.vv.corvair.org/pipermail/virtualvairs/attachments/20180131/a3be854f/attachment.jpe
> Matt Nall
> Cha

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