Jaybird need this

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Jaybird need this

Post by VWK75S » Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:45 am

Jaybird needs this for his collection :)
https://maine.craigslist.org/mcy/d/kenn ... 30245.html
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Re: Jaybird need this

Post by chaos2 » Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:40 pm

That is scary just looking at it standing still!
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Re: Jaybird need this

Post by Snakeoil » Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:13 pm

Given enough beer and enough duct tape....
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Re: Jaybird need this

Post by Scott E » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:25 pm

According to the ad it smokes because it overheated. I've seen that many times back when Corvair's were common as dirt. The engine will need a complete rebuild. The belt wound around the engine in differing directions and were notorious for failing due to that design flaw. The engine will continue to run without the belt but without the belt the engine cooling fan is not working so you burn the engine up. The only indication is the alternator warning light comes on because that belt drives the alternator as well. You always kept 2 or more spare belts in the trunk and tools to put on a new belt every time a belt failed, which happened regularly. If you were going on a long trip you would just go ahead and install a new belt just before leaving on that trip. Even then you could have that new belt fail forcing you to install a spare belt on the side of the road. I never understood why they built that flat 6 boxer engine with air cooling instead of liquid cooling. Doing that would have made it a really nice economy car. I guess they were going after the VW and Porsche market. That never happened because VW and Porsche owners were loyal to those brands so buying and driving a Corvair would be beneath their dignity.
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Re: Jaybird need this

Post by GHGoodwin » Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:58 am

Agree with Scott E. Engine needs rebuild. Consider repurposing it as a mooring anchor.
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Re: Jaybird need this

Post by :FI:Igor » Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:53 am

Here! Hold ma beer!
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Re: Jaybird need this

Post by S 854 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:08 am

Scott E wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:25 pm
. The belt wound around the engine in differing directions and were notorious for failing due to that design flaw.
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Julie’s garden tractor uses that same convoluted setup and has been running flawlessly since’92... 8)

Except for those few times when the belt broke, wrapping itself around the drive pulley, taking out the fuel pump, throttle cable, engine belt guard and fracturing the cast iron drive pulley... :roll:
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Re: Jaybird need this

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:52 am

Having seen Jay's collection, he doesn't need anymore toys...he needs time to play with them all and get them running.

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Re: Jaybird need this

Post by jaybird » Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:39 pm

VWK75S wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:45 am
Jaybird needs this for his collection :)
https://maine.craigslist.org/mcy/d/kenn ... 30245.html
trike.jpg
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Hey, thanks John, I didn’t realize you were such a funny guy :lol: :lol: :lol: :cheers:
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Rich/BinDerSmokDat is right, I do have a lot of irons in the fire,
I am a glutton for punishment though, just not that much :D :lol:

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