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Anyone from OHIO recognize this 66 RL Turbo Engine?
Posted by: 110PG ()
Date: June 24, 2022 12:12PM

I know its a long shot but just picked this up. The seller basically just mocked it up for the ad and I know its not all correct (140 top shroud etc). Im curious if anyone recognizes it. It has some significant visuals and add-ons that maybe someone seen it along the way. I was hoping to get a little history on it before I tear into it. Fortunately I got the original shrouds and some correct parts not in the pic. I dont think he had the chrome top shroud on when he got it.

The guy said it came out of OH so maybe ??

Anyway he had a few things in his ad. I only bought this and some shrouds

Thanks
Joe

Joe
Western WI

66 Corsa Turbo CPE
69 Monza CPE (sons car)

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Re: Anyone from OHIO recognize this 66 RL Turbo Engine?
Posted by: scottymac ()
Date: June 24, 2022 02:06PM

Can't help id the engine, Joe, but never knew Clifford (6 = 8) made Corvair parts. Someone ground the Clifford name off your valve covers.

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Looks like that was a wild beast at one time. Good luck with the tear down!

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa coupe basket case
'66 Monza coupe


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Re: Anyone from OHIO recognize this 66 RL Turbo Engine?
Posted by: 110PG ()
Date: June 24, 2022 02:21PM

Thanks Scott- yeah I saw that too. Im not keeping them anyway but hopefully the engine isn't thrashed inside. The upper head nuts are capped so there has been some action on it. We'll see. My son went and got it for me so its still in route

Joe
Western WI

66 Corsa Turbo CPE
69 Monza CPE (sons car)

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Re: Anyone from OHIO recognize this 66 RL Turbo Engine?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: June 24, 2022 02:53PM

If you don’t keep the valve covers let me know- I’d be interested in them. I have a set of the Clifford’s on one of my cars.

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Re: Anyone from OHIO recognize this 66 RL Turbo Engine?
Posted by: 110PG ()
Date: June 24, 2022 02:58PM

Stig-Will do.

Joe
Western WI

66 Corsa Turbo CPE
69 Monza CPE (sons car)

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Re: Anyone from OHIO recognize this 66 RL Turbo Engine?
Posted by: 110PG ()
Date: June 24, 2022 05:13PM

It's home and it was clearly in a buggy of some sort. It's also got a pg bellhousing on it but it's got a 12/28 build date with correct turbo and heads

Joe
Western WI

66 Corsa Turbo CPE
69 Monza CPE (sons car)

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Re: Anyone from OHIO recognize this 66 RL Turbo Engine?
Posted by: edconnolly ()
Date: June 24, 2022 06:07PM

Joe, I just sent a PM to you.

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Re: Anyone from OHIO recognize this 66 RL Turbo Engine?
Posted by: edconnolly ()
Date: June 24, 2022 06:52PM

See PM reply to your message.

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Re: Anyone from OHIO recognize this 66 RL Turbo Engine?
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: June 24, 2022 08:21PM

Looks pretty cool with the straight pipe and all, hopefully it wasn't ridden hard and put away wet.
Personally if I had it in a buggy I would probably beat the hell out of it.
Is it turning 720 degrees okay with a wrench?

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



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Re: Anyone from OHIO recognize this 66 RL Turbo Engine?
Posted by: 110PG ()
Date: June 24, 2022 09:08PM

Yeah. I opened it up and everything looks good. I'm going to throw some carbs on it and bench run it tomorrow maybe.

Joe
Western WI

66 Corsa Turbo CPE
69 Monza CPE (sons car)

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Re: Anyone from OHIO recognize this 66 RL Turbo Engine?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: June 24, 2022 09:44PM

Only partially related, but I have a set of Clifford Performance Valve covers, that look identical to those.
Why on earth would a person think it was a good idea to mill the middle like that?

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Re: Anyone from OHIO recognize this 66 RL Turbo Engine?
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: June 25, 2022 04:11AM

In a buggy, where they're in plain view to everyone, you don't want them to think your engine builder is Clifford The Big Red Dog?

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Re: Anyone from OHIO recognize this 66 RL Turbo Engine?
Posted by: 110PG ()
Date: June 25, 2022 07:14AM

Jim Brandberg, This engine was in Brainard and I would have swung by your place on the trip but I sent my son. Maybe next trip

Joe
Western WI

66 Corsa Turbo CPE
69 Monza CPE (sons car)

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Re: Anyone from OHIO recognize this 66 RL Turbo Engine?
Posted by: 110PG ()
Date: June 25, 2022 06:02PM

Well maybe I got lucky. The inside looks good and there was rotten but liquid fuel still in the carb. I usually find a dried up mess. The Crown exhaust housing is interesting. Also I think it's a 65 block. The heads are for sure.

Joe
Western WI

66 Corsa Turbo CPE
69 Monza CPE (sons car)

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Re: Anyone from OHIO recognize this 66 RL Turbo Engine?
Posted by: zarfnober ()
Date: June 25, 2022 06:32PM

If it’s an early turbo, would you be interested in trading/working out a deal on the Crown ex sg for a stock one? Let me know, thanks!

Rocco

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Re: Anyone from OHIO recognize this 66 RL Turbo Engine?
Posted by: 110PG ()
Date: June 25, 2022 06:33PM

Sorry, it's a 180

Joe
Western WI

66 Corsa Turbo CPE
69 Monza CPE (sons car)

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Re: Anyone from OHIO recognize this 66 RL Turbo Engine?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: June 26, 2022 04:17AM

I have an RL available, if anyone is looking to locate one.

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Re: Anyone from OHIO recognize this 66 RL Turbo Engine?
Posted by: zarfnober ()
Date: June 26, 2022 05:30AM

110PG Wrote:
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> Sorry, it's a 180

Well don’t be sorry, you’ve got the better turbo! Thanks, have fun with it.

Rocco

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