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Supermarket Bargain Special 140 Build Thread cool smiley
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 14, 2022 10:10AM

Came to me with dropped intake seat cylinder #3.

Apparently the valve seat debris can get around.

Supermarket is my air cooled spaceship stash.

Using all used parts except for new gaskets.

Striper will rescue...using it's left over head.

Whom ever ID the blue struts gets a prize.

What vehicle I'm using it in is top secret.

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Re: Supermarket Bargain Special 140 Build Thread cool smiley
Posted by: ROD ()
Date: May 14, 2022 12:37PM

ford I beam ends ?

Rod Tetrault
El Cajon , CA
65 Corsa Yenko Clone / 65 Corsa EO Creampuff Vert
66 Corsa "JIMISH" Mid engine Turbo LS1 currently 2nd fastest Corvair in the USA
Corvair powered Buggy x 3
Enough hidden parts to build a space ship


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Re: Supermarket Bargain Special 140 Build Thread cool smiley
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 14, 2022 01:31PM

Not Furd!!

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Re: Supermarket Bargain Special 140 Build Thread cool smiley
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 14, 2022 01:57PM

Boat

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Re: Supermarket Bargain Special 140 Build Thread cool smiley
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: May 14, 2022 02:51PM

A $500 engine, eh?

Eric C. Player
Fargo, North Dakota
MEMBER: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, Vintage CORSA, Sfba CORSA, and Great Plains Corvair Club.
THEN: 1965 Monza 110, Canary Yellow - 1965 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red - 1966 Monza 110, Purple - 1967 Monza 140, Red - 1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow" - 1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Blue; nicknamed "Bluvair"
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"He cautioned me not to take notes. It would not have helped if I had, as he would start a paragraph with, 'It is therefore obvious. . .'
and go on from there to matters which may have been obvious to him and God but to no one else."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, character of Daniel B. Davis, 'The Door Into Summer.'

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Re: Supermarket Bargain Special 140 Build Thread cool smiley
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 14, 2022 04:30PM

Not boat...the engine was free.

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Re: Supermarket Bargain Special 140 Build Thread cool smiley
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: May 14, 2022 08:37PM

I've seen equal debris damage in all three cylinders. This is easy fix. But another head you already have is the best repair!smileys with beer

Not a Wayne 100 was it?

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Supermarket Bargain Special 140 Build Thread cool smiley
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 15, 2022 05:57AM

The only Wayne around here is Winston Wayne Mac Gregor.

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Re: Supermarket Bargain Special 140 Build Thread cool smiley
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 21, 2022 05:36AM

Air cooled spaceship good used head left over from Striper ready to install.

Going out to breakfast in Gem then annealing used copper head gaskets.

Took 0.030 steel out of old head...really nice used 0.040 going back in.

Broke out acetylene torch and did leak checks...fixed a couple or so.

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Re: Supermarket Bargain Special 140 Build Thread cool smiley
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: May 21, 2022 07:08PM

Leak checks on the torch set?confused smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Supermarket Bargain Special 140 Build Thread cool smiley
Posted by: wittsend ()
Date: May 22, 2022 10:51AM

How deep are you going to go into the engine?

I took a similar approach to an 80HP in my Lakewood. However inside was total sludge so it all came apart. Bearings were to copper, cam nose pitted/lifters going concave. Got acceptable used main bearings for $30 and new rod bearings for $60. Clearances are around .0022. I was generously given a NOS 80HP cam but needed a new $55 gear (too bad, the old one was very decent) and got a set of Sig Erson SBC Lifters for $20. I honed the cylinders, knurled the pistons and got new $50 cast rings. Around $100 got me a gasket set from Rafee (where is he, he eluded that he would be back).

There were a lot of little odds and ends. Used $5 oil pump gears (I cracked mine trying to reverse the one on the shaft), $10 oil slinger (there was none present). The valves were lapped. I do a far more detailed method than just lapping but that is a story in itself. $16 for Viton valve seals when the Teflon ones I bought turned out to be a disaster. Thankfully my town has a free Toxic Material Re-Use program and a lot of what I used to clean (and clean and Clean and CLEAN) as well as assembly lube and such came from there. But in the end I'm still probably $350 into my version of a "Supermarket Bargain...," I'd better say Refurbishment rather that Rebuild.

Anyway, I wish you the best. Not sure of your motivation but for me I enjoy the "Mc Guyvering" process. Wringing that last drop of water out of the sponge. But then I don't see me putting 2,000 miles on the car the rest of my life.

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Re: Supermarket Bargain Special 140 Build Thread cool smiley
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 22, 2022 11:02AM

Motor was running and driving just a short time ago.

Not doing anything to it except putting the head on it.

Bottom line is nothing gained nothing lost if it's a no go.

Much like motor motohead built for PhilSide... it still runs.

Still waiting on somebody to identify the blue struts above.

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Re: Supermarket Bargain Special 140 Build Thread cool smiley
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 22, 2022 11:35AM

Ultimate in Mc Guyvering...notice the tow strap holding the buggy together.

That is me about 12 years old...I broke the frame earlier in the morning.

My Dad was the King of Mc Guyvering as evidenced by the second shot.

Circa 1970 south of San Filipe in Baja...surf fishing was really good.

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Re: Supermarket Bargain Special 140 Build Thread cool smiley
Posted by: ROD ()
Date: May 22, 2022 02:01PM

Big truck walking beam parts?

Rod Tetrault
El Cajon , CA
65 Corsa Yenko Clone / 65 Corsa EO Creampuff Vert
66 Corsa "JIMISH" Mid engine Turbo LS1 currently 2nd fastest Corvair in the USA
Corvair powered Buggy x 3
Enough hidden parts to build a space ship


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Re: Supermarket Bargain Special 140 Build Thread cool smiley
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 23, 2022 09:25AM

Walking Beams rather than Leaf Springs.

I learned something today but not that.

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Re: Supermarket Bargain Special 140 Build Thread cool smiley
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 23, 2022 09:29AM

Used copper head gasket annealing done.

Lesson learned...don't over do it dummy.

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Re: Supermarket Bargain Special 140 Build Thread cool smiley
Posted by: wittsend ()
Date: May 23, 2022 09:33AM

Can't identify the struts but the second picture with your dad doing the FAST - Fish Fry those front wheels/hubcaps look like they are from another rear engined car - the Renault Dalphine, attached to some undiscernible sold I beam front axle.

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Re: Supermarket Bargain Special 140 Build Thread cool smiley
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 23, 2022 10:29AM

Renault Dauphine Gordini...the factory hot rod Dauphine.

A rear engine swing axle car that Nader did not go after.

But don't get me started on why Nader picked GM...$$$.

Home made suicide leaf spring straight tube front axle.

We put two 1 1/2" SU's on the water cooled 4 cylinder.

Our own richard1 knows a thing or two about Gordini.

The Renault donor car in our Burbank, CA backyard.

Fish Fry shot was on Hot VW & Dune Buggies cover.

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Re: Supermarket Bargain Special 140 Build Thread cool smiley
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 23, 2022 10:35AM

That melted copper head gasket will go on the wall of shame.

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Re: Supermarket Bargain Special 140 Build Thread cool smiley
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 25, 2022 06:21PM

Upon further review and some of a guru's wisdom.

I'll use some new GM crush head gaskets rather.

Than the used annealed copper head gaskets.

I do have them...20th Street West deal again.

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