<VV> Another Corvair Mystery

FrankDuVal corvairduval at cox.net
Tue Apr 6 21:40:22 EDT 2021

If you do not have a Uni-Syn, vacuum gauge or u-tube manometer, at least 
follow the carburetor synchronization steps in the 1965 Shop Manual, 
page 6-5. This will get you in a ball park, maybe smaller than Ebbet's 

And do listen for vacuum leaks. Especially the 3/8" hoses between the 
balance tube and the heads. And the PCV valve plumbing.

Frank DuVal

On 4/6/2021 4:00 PM, Matt via VirtualVairs wrote:
> It is a 145 in.³ engine recently rebuilt with less than 100 miles on it.,Two newly rebuilt carburetors from our carb guy in Florida.  It's in a 1961 Greenbrier.  Although it starts easily and will rev with no problem, if idle speed is anything below 1300 the engine dies.  Cam timing has been checked and is right on and so is ignition timing.  A total of six different carburetors have been tried all with the same result.  The only thing that has not been replaced is the distributor.  The  points plate is in good shape.  Is it possible that it could be a distributor problem?  Is it possible that the springs although they look good are in fact week and the thing goes into a death spiral?  Any suggestions would be very welcome.
> Typical “Newbie” problem!  Read and print this out, then follow it “step by step”  Written specifically for newbies. Approved by newbies / well tested.  GG
> http://autoxer.skiblack.com/nallm/carbalance.htm
> I wouldn’t suspect “YOUR” Carb guy.  I was able to teach my 8 yr. old to do it correctly!
> Matt Nall
> Sea Mountain
> SW Oregon Coast

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