no, I’m overly good on pulleys. It just runs hotter than I like when idling around. I was going to install A/C but I know that will only make things worse. I use an 18-3/8” plastic flex fan that pulls a ton of air and I’ll add the electric fan just for idling. If the things wants to run in the 190s I wonder if I’d be better off just running a 195f thermostat and letting it be controlled instead of finding its own happy spot and floating around. I think I’d be about as well off without a thermostat right now.Sorry to hear that ! My project is kinda on hold. Your engine is a whole lot more engine than mine and most probably creating lots more heat. If you need the pulley I can send it back to you. Is the fan you are using a 6,7, or 8 blade and 15,16,17, or 18 inch diameter? I'm limited in diameter to 17 inchs. Any larger will hit the hood on mine. I did find a 7 blade 17 inch I am going to put on.
I worked for Bill Porterfield when owned Mid-engineering Out of Lansing, MI. They did these conversions but weren’t the only ones.In the '70's there was company that actually made a kit to put the Cad and Olds engines in the Corvair, Don't remember the name. But they didn't have the overheating problems. Just interior heat problems. Remember a guy in the '80's who had an Olds 'Vair that ran 12'90's at Union Grove. With "Mr. Goodwrench" painted on it. Car went faster with street tires.
Porterfield Held some records with his Kelmark. Over 200 mph and over 1 g cornering
Howdy USSCADY,Porterfield Held some records with his Kelmark. Over 200 mph and over 1 g cornering
Cool memories! Did you ever see his supercharged t-bucket pickup? Hex was in one of the Hennings magazines in the last few years, talking about his dragsters. He had 2 ZL-1 Camaros when I last saw him.Howdy USSCADY,
I remember Bill Porterfield and seem to recall talking with him a time or two. Back in those days I was interested in what both Kelmark and Mid-Engineering had to offer. In fact I still have their slick sales and promotional materials. There were two fellows here in the SLC area with kits. One fitted the Olds toronado drivetrain into the rear of a Corvair, like Richie49's first version of his project, while the second vehicle was the Kelmark Toronado GT with the Olds big block complete with either Hilborn or Enderle mechanical port fuel injection.
Another well known modifier of Corvairs was Crown. They offered a true mid-engine V8 Vair using the 1966-69 stronger Saginaw Corvair transaxle fitted to the Chevy V8 of your choosing. Kelmark also offered a mid-mounted V8 Vair but with the transaxle positioned differently.
There were some fast, decent handling, homemade cars running around in those days. I'm happy to have had the chance to drive and play around with a couple of them.
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Can't say that I did. Some memories stay while others take the long trip to ..... hell, I can't recall where they go. Oh well.Cool memories! Did you ever see his supercharged t-bucket pickup? Hex was in one of the Hennings magazines in the last few years, talking about his dragsters. He had 2 ZL-1 Camaros when I last saw him.