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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: xb9rumble ()
Date: September 17, 2011 03:01AM

My pumpkin is a 3.08 and I would prefer that over the 3.31 that I am planning on running in the 8.8 but that's the highest I can get in the reverse cut.

65' Monza 6.0/TH425/C4 front suspension/solid 8.8 rear. Mid engine project.
91' Syclone 6.0/4l80E/pt88 still AWD
92' Typhoon 5.3/4L80E/tc76 still AWD

Livermore, CA

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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: September 17, 2011 04:18AM

xb9rumble Wrote:
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> My pumpkin is a 3.08 and I would prefer that over
> the 3.31 that I am planning on running in the 8.8
> but that's the highest I can get in the reverse
> cut.

Reverse cut??? Are you going to use special (Non-Toro) reverse-cut gears?

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
66 Red Monza 2dr 140/4 EFI 60k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
65 Cypress Green Monza 140/4 4dr
65 White 4-dr 110/AC/PG (parts)



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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: xb9rumble ()
Date: September 17, 2011 06:05AM

Plan is to use the ford 8.8 irs differential upside down with revers cut gears from an ifs differential

65' Monza 6.0/TH425/C4 front suspension/solid 8.8 rear. Mid engine project.
91' Syclone 6.0/4l80E/pt88 still AWD
92' Typhoon 5.3/4L80E/tc76 still AWD

Livermore, CA

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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: xb9rumble ()
Date: September 24, 2011 03:14AM

Little bit of progress today, plated the unibody to frame on the inside and out.
BEFORE

AFTER


The crossmember is still tacked in. Once all of the frame stuff is taken care of, I will bolt all of the suspension components in, check again for alignment, then burn in the crossmember. Also, I am using the stock rack and pinion and converting it to manual.

65' Monza 6.0/TH425/C4 front suspension/solid 8.8 rear. Mid engine project.
91' Syclone 6.0/4l80E/pt88 still AWD
92' Typhoon 5.3/4L80E/tc76 still AWD

Livermore, CA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/24/2011 03:15AM by xb9rumble.

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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: September 24, 2011 12:56PM

The stock Corvette Rack and pinion? I am curious to see how that works out. I have the stock rack and pinion from the Grand Prix GTP I parted out for my Monza GTP convertible project but have not decided if I want to use it or not.

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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: xb9rumble ()
Date: September 24, 2011 08:01PM

It's easy for me since the stock r&p will literally just bolt right up and thew manual conversion is s simple as connecting the inlet and outlet together and bleeding out the air. Do you know if the gtp has a good ratio?


65' Monza 6.0/TH425/C4 front suspension/solid 8.8 rear. Mid engine project.
91' Syclone 6.0/4l80E/pt88 still AWD
92' Typhoon 5.3/4L80E/tc76 still AWD

Livermore, CA

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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: September 24, 2011 08:24PM

Humor, but with a purpose... This reminds me of the time my buddy put a rack and pinon in a VW Bug. The rack was out of a Capri and with a few mods to the steering arm tapers and a lot of fabrication it was in and ready for the test drive.

The test drive lasted about 30 feet - that's how long it took to discover that one of the two cars involved was front-steer and the other rear-steer; THE RACK TURNED THE WHEELS THE WRONG WAY!

I'm sure you have thought of this but it's something to keep in mind when adapting racks to various cars. YMMV!

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
66 Red Monza 2dr 140/4 EFI 60k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
65 Cypress Green Monza 140/4 4dr
65 White 4-dr 110/AC/PG (parts)



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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: s23218 ()
Date: October 15, 2011 11:04AM

Hi;
Looks great. I'll be building my 65 mid engine convertible next year (retiring so I can play with my toys) and am contemplating using a complete Audi (2.7 twin turbo or 4.2 V8 engine and trans). This will keep the engine far enough back so the seats will be in the stock location.
Also will be adapting an early CAMARO grill, rad support and an "Archie" type hood.

Don
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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: mrPbody ()
Date: October 15, 2011 11:05PM

I once researched the Audi transaxle myself for an OT project. what I was hearing was a general concensus that there're good for around 300 HP, but some say more. anyway. I happened to see one on CR recently if you decide to go that way. this ones been for sale for a wile. started at 1500, now 750. new add doesn't say, but his old ad indicated std trans.

medford.craigslist.org/cto/2631378974.html

Russ

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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: xb9rumble ()
Date: October 18, 2011 02:09AM

Finally got the Vair to stand on its own again. These are the wheels I am going to run but the 275/45/17 drag radials will go back on lightweight rims for the Syclone. From the front picture you can see the car has obviously been in a collision at the front passenger side and the work was cheap.


65' Monza 6.0/TH425/C4 front suspension/solid 8.8 rear. Mid engine project.
91' Syclone 6.0/4l80E/pt88 still AWD
92' Typhoon 5.3/4L80E/tc76 still AWD

Livermore, CA

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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 18, 2011 02:15AM

Will really set nice with shorter tires..





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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: xb9rumble ()
Date: October 18, 2011 04:57AM

I am going to run 245/45/17 up front and 275/40/17 in the rear. I still need to roll the front fenders. This is with makeshift mockup coilovers. Need to order some QA1 coilovers. Front is going to be appx. 1/2" higher.

65' Monza 6.0/TH425/C4 front suspension/solid 8.8 rear. Mid engine project.
91' Syclone 6.0/4l80E/pt88 still AWD
92' Typhoon 5.3/4L80E/tc76 still AWD

Livermore, CA

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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: xb9rumble ()
Date: October 22, 2011 08:11AM

No real work done today but I did remove the windshield wiper assembly and started thinking about making a small prop rod and removing the factory torsion bar hood system. Also took the rear wheels off my Typhoon and thought I would bolt them up to the back for kicks. 295/40/18. I could never drive like this but looked pretty mean.

65' Monza 6.0/TH425/C4 front suspension/solid 8.8 rear. Mid engine project.
91' Syclone 6.0/4l80E/pt88 still AWD
92' Typhoon 5.3/4L80E/tc76 still AWD

Livermore, CA

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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: xb9rumble ()
Date: October 22, 2011 08:11AM

No really work done today but I did remove the windshield wiper assembly and started thinking about making a small prop rod and removing the factory torsion bar hood system. Also took the rear wheels off my Typhoon and thought I would bolt them up to the back for kicks. 295/40/18. I could never drive like this but looked pretty mean.

65' Monza 6.0/TH425/C4 front suspension/solid 8.8 rear. Mid engine project.
91' Syclone 6.0/4l80E/pt88 still AWD
92' Typhoon 5.3/4L80E/tc76 still AWD

Livermore, CA

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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: xb9rumble ()
Date: January 05, 2012 08:19PM

I finally had some time to work on the ole Corvair. Mounted the QA1 coil overs in the front. I was debating if I wanted to have the upper mount go over or under the upper control arm mount. I decided to go under and am very happy with the result. All mounts are made from 3/16 plate using a plasma cutter.






65' Monza 6.0/TH425/C4 front suspension/solid 8.8 rear. Mid engine project.
91' Syclone 6.0/4l80E/pt88 still AWD
92' Typhoon 5.3/4L80E/tc76 still AWD

Livermore, CA

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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 05, 2012 08:35PM

Looks like it will work well!





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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: January 05, 2012 09:06PM

Now that's what I like to see. To put more adjustability in the geometry drill additional holes for the upper a arms. Looks like the stock anti dive setting there. Just something else to adjust ooops I mean screw up. Also consider making the rack adjustable (fore and aft) to attain the correct ackerman and (up and down) for bump steer. Come over after dinner for a couple of cold ones and we'll talk about it.

What spring rate ya using?

Joe

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66 Corsa Convertible 140/4 rough
69 Monza Convertible 140/4 in progress (original 95/3)
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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: January 05, 2012 11:44PM

Looks goodthumbs up

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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: xb9rumble ()
Date: January 18, 2012 01:17AM

Mounted my steering column with two custom mounts. The upper mount is aluminum. Also shortened the stock corvette steering shaft on both ends and here is the result. The shaft will slip about 1 1/2" in and 1/2" out.



Next up is converting the power steering to manual. I won't be mounting the sway bar until it is on its feet at ride height.

For those who asked, the spring rate for the coilovers are 300lb./in. Not 100% if it's the best rate but I scored a great deal on them. My Syclone has 500 up front and they are perfect. The only other weight up front from what I have now is going to be the fuel tank and the tubing that will be part of the cage.

65' Monza 6.0/TH425/C4 front suspension/solid 8.8 rear. Mid engine project.
91' Syclone 6.0/4l80E/pt88 still AWD
92' Typhoon 5.3/4L80E/tc76 still AWD

Livermore, CA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/18/2012 01:24AM by xb9rumble.

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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 18, 2012 01:41AM

It's getting exciting!





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