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Here is Something Different
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: November 15, 2020 08:14AM

I was scrapping engines the other day and I ran across this. I can't say I remember ever seeing anything like it, have any of you? It looks like a part of a turbo tab but the corners have been stamped like a factory job.

Don't worry it was just an early engine that was frozen and not worth my time to take apart.





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Re: Here is Something Different
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: November 15, 2020 08:21AM

While it's similar to a turbo-tab, 10-degrees isn't going to get there. Heck, 10-degrees is barely enough for a 102 (13-degrees). I wonder if it's a factory-rework for one of the very early O-A or 0-8 rear covers?

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Re: Here is Something Different
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: November 15, 2020 08:24AM

Actually that is 16 degrees. BTW, I didn't show it but it had a 62-3 styl cooling fan.

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Re: Here is Something Different
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: November 15, 2020 08:39AM

I have never seen one like that. Sure looks factory.

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Re: Here is Something Different
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: November 15, 2020 09:09AM

Looks like 0-8-16 to me and didn't we recently, last few months, have a conversation that someone had a similar situation. Maybe it was a pic from an old SM or something

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Re: Here is Something Different
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: November 15, 2020 10:05AM

All the turbo timing tags go out to 24 as far as I know. There's some differences in the boost retard and perhaps the mechanical advance to compensate for cam differences but the initial advance setting of 24 was the same.

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Re: Here is Something Different
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: November 15, 2020 10:12AM

First I have seen. Interesting.

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Re: Here is Something Different
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: November 15, 2020 03:35PM

If you look at the tab and then the boss, the boss only goes to 12 degrees! Not 16 like you see on most engines.

Yes, there was a thread about the timing tabs no to long ago and is what prompted me to post this since is was so different.

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Re: Here is Something Different
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: November 16, 2020 09:16AM

Can you post a picture of opposite side (left hand side of crank pulley )??

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Re: Here is Something Different
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: November 16, 2020 10:26AM

My guess is a homemade hack job done by a(nother) "Corvair mechanic".

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Re: Here is Something Different
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 16, 2020 12:25PM

Timothy Shortle Wrote:
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> My guess is a homemade hack job done by a(nother) "Corvair mechanic".


The quality level looks factory to me.
Pretty clean looking for a "Mechanics HACK".

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Re: Here is Something Different
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: November 16, 2020 02:41PM

AM Wrote: "The quality level looks factory to me.
Pretty clean looking for a "Mechanics HACK"."

Craig replies: I agree! Very similar to the way turbo tabs were done. As I speculated earlier, I think it's a factory rework of one of the 0-A or 0-8 covers.

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Re: Here is Something Different
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: November 16, 2020 05:13PM

Mel Wrote:
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> Can you post a picture of opposite side (left hand side of crank pulley )??

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Unfortunately no, the engine went to the scrap yard right after I took the picture.

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