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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: xb9rumble ()
Date: February 23, 2012 05:03AM

Finally got my wheels and tires in. 17x11 with 315/35/17s. And a ton of inner fender cutting to fit. Going full tubs!

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: February 23, 2012 05:26AM

They look great!


Get 'er done!!! gg





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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: February 23, 2012 02:28PM

Nice fit.

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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: xb9rumble ()
Date: April 14, 2012 02:04PM

So little update, with my subframe connectors tacked in, I bent up the transmission crossmember. It is from one piece of 1 3/4 .120 tubing as is all of the other stuff. All the bends were with "eyeing it". I well tack everything in for now. I also ordered a 1 5/8 die for my bender and a friend is working on getting me a good deal on chromoly for my cage.



Here you can see where the subframe connector bend down through the floor and are tackled in.

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: Jim ()
Date: April 16, 2012 05:43PM

Very nice job..keep us up..

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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: xb9rumble ()
Date: September 17, 2012 05:22AM

It's been several months since an update and that because there have been none, until today. Today, I tackled the ladder bar mounts and the shortening and lengthening of the rear axle. Ladder bar mount pics are self explanitory but I'll give a little background on the axle. I started with a ford 8.8 out of an Explorer, and a Ford 9" out of a truck. I did some measuring to figue out how offset the axle needed to be and started cutting. I cut the axle tubes and used some of the tube and the outers of the 9" and butt welded them to the tubes and differential from the 8.8. That way I would no longer have c clips and would gain the weight advantage of the 8.8 among other reasons. I took over a foot off of the passenger side and added around 18"(if I remember correctly) to the drivers side. All of the axle work was done with an alignment bar to ensure proper alignment for the axleshafts. I have two that will be shortened and resplined (on will be a spare) and I will need to get a custom one for the drivers side. The axle will have a tubular truss/brace that will help strength as well as mounting points for rollovers and ladder bar upper mounts

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: September 17, 2012 05:53AM

Here's hoping you get more time in the future... too interesting not to finish!!





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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: jonm925 ()
Date: September 17, 2012 12:14PM

Wow! Looking good! Wish I had the talent to do that. Hope updates keep coming.

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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: September 17, 2012 01:11PM

Neat! So I'm guessing you flipped the differential to correct rotation? My other question: What do you have planned for the drive shaft? Dual CV and lotsa telescope?

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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: Jim Stukenborg ()
Date: September 17, 2012 02:44PM

XB9rumble. Do not go to a front engine configuration. It would eliminate the distinction of the rear engine design of the Corvair. Would be too much like a Camaro. Jim

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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 17, 2012 02:57PM

Jim Stukenborg Wrote:
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> XB9rumble. Do not go to a front engine
> configuration. It would eliminate the distinction
> of the rear engine design of the Corvair. Would be
> too much like a Camaro. Jim
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Jim.. not much worry about that!! ggg






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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: chanceparker ()
Date: September 17, 2012 10:19PM

Pro-touring or Pro-stock? Personally, I'm a little misty-eyed that you're losing the independent rear suspension. That's always been a Corvair hallmark for me.

Good luck though. Interested to see how it turns out.

Any worries about the dramatic difference in axle lengths? I can't think of why it wouldn't work, but I've just never seen anything that dramatically different.

Chance Parker
Golden, Colorado
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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 17, 2012 11:05PM

Chance... many older 4wd vehicles had offset differentials..





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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: xb9rumble ()
Date: September 17, 2012 11:33PM

Cnicol- yes the axle is flipped. Right now I will run on the coast side of the stock 3.73 gears until I have it running and driving. Aft that, I will put in a set of front gears for a 8.8 ifs diff. The great thing about 8.8s is that fact that all the gears are interchangeable. I can run 3.31 gears for a front diff and with my axle being upside down, I will run on the drive side again and not the coast. I haven't looked close yet but if the pinion doesn't look like it will be lubricated enough, I'll set up a pump to get gear oil to the pinion.

Jim, I originally was going to go with a IRS setup but as with all things, there were obstacles. For me it was the $$$. To get a transaxle to handle the power I plan on putting out, I would be out a pretty penny as you know. Even though it will be a solid rear axle and one three gears, I still consider it protouring because if the modern front suspension and engine, newer brakes, wheels, and I plan on around 20 gallons of fuel capacity. And I have no fears of the extra long axles haft holding up. Rock racers have even longer ones in their front axles.

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 17, 2012 11:37PM

As it stands, I have just a hair over $3500 invested in the build including vehicle cost, engine, transmission, axle! Wheels, tires........everything.

Also here is my favorite pic so far. Right before I took the mockup engine out to get the rear end set up.

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: September 17, 2012 11:44PM

I can see why!! Bad Azz!





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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: September 17, 2012 11:46PM

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xb9rumble
As it stands, I have just a hair over $3500 invested in the build including vehicle cost, engine, transmission, axle! Wheels, tires........everything.

Including the hoo haa tires and wheels??

My favorite picture of my racecar.


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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: xb9rumble ()
Date: September 18, 2012 12:02AM

Phil Dally Wrote:
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> > As it stands, I have just a hair over $3500
> invested in the build including vehicle cost,
> engine, transmission, axle! Wheels,
> tires........everything.
>
>
> Including the hoo haa tires and wheels??
>
> My favorite picture of my racecar.

yes including the hoo haa tires and wheels.

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.
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Date: September 18, 2012 12:14AM


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Re: Project Protouring Corvair mid-engine V8 with legroom for a fullsized adult.
Posted by: chanceparker ()
Date: September 18, 2012 12:16AM

That's some mighty thrifty spending. A good, used 6.0 is almost that much alone.

Chance Parker
Golden, Colorado
Auminum LS-powered 1965 Corsa Convertible



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