The Tech Corner

Here are some items of technical interest. Just click on the item you wish to view.
If you have any items you wish to contribute to the TCA Tech Corner, send them to

PCV Mods for Individual Air Cleaners When you decide to get your engine breathing its best, you usually install a set of the K&N-style individual air cleaners. BUT, what do you do with the PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) system?? Here's a modification that inexpensive and looks nice.
Be Careful which Oil Filter you use! There are two different types of oil filters presently being sold for Corvair use. Beware!
Odometer Number Repair Fix those flaky odometer numbers.
A Unique Exhaust System Here's a little bit different approach to an exhaust system with headers.
Headers AND a Heater! Having a heater with headers installed on your Corvair has always been a problem. Here's one way to have your cake and eat it too!
Three-Point Seatbelt installation Here's a how-to article for installing three-point retractable seat belts on a late-model coupe.
Late Model Rear Motor Mount Late model rear motor mounts fail every 10 years or so. NOS or rebuilds are expensive. Here's a less expensive alternative.
Corvair Tire Pressures Ever wonder why there needs to be such a big differential in tire pressure between the front and rear on the Corvair? Here's a good answer.
What Makes Cars Handle?   Part I      Part II Chaparral Builder Jim Hall proves rear-engined cars handle best. A very technical article but easy to understand.
2-Speed Washer/Wiper Basics Wiring diagrams for these systems are hard to come by. This article also shows how to wire an after-market electric fluid pump.
Other Tips Carburetor priming
Restoration kit from GM
Using vintage licence plates
Pertronix ingnitions
Door hinges
Disc vs. drum brakes
Viton pushrod o-rings
Front spoiler/air dam
Heater blower motors

Back to TCA Home