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Re: ALUMINUM 215 V8
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 08, 2012 10:10PM

Rover headers

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Re: "Jim's" ALUMINUM 215 V8 in the All black Corsa
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: February 08, 2012 11:17PM

Nice lookin headersthumbs up

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: "Jim's" ALUMINUM 215 V8 in the All black Corsa
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: February 09, 2012 02:09AM

thanks again Matt.

Foot note;

The whole battery bay is now my air box and everything you see is still less weight then a car battery.

Doing the exhaust now.

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Re: "Jim's" ALUMINUM 215 V8 in the All black Corsa
Posted by: xb9rumble ()
Date: February 09, 2012 02:15AM

Can you post more info and pictures about the radiator location and pathway of the air?

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: "Jim's" ALUMINUM 215 V8 in the All black Corsa
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: February 09, 2012 04:57AM

iPad will not send pictures.

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Re: "Jim's" ALUMINUM 215 V8 in the All black Corsa
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 09, 2012 05:06AM

Jim!! you need to read other posts!!! gg We just figured the ipad problem out!

Actually MT did it!!


iCab works. You will need another app to resize the pics!


Just get a photo editing app like PhotoPad or similar to resize the pics. Then just use the "attach a file" button above. Easy as pie!





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Re: "Jim's" ALUMINUM 215 V8 in the All black Corsa
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: February 09, 2012 04:00PM

Matt, my son will help me with this iCab.

Right now I have my head so far up the headers that I'm almost exhausted. The other lower vent will be this week and the last part of the cooling system.

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Re: "Jim's" ALUMINUM 215 V8 in the All black Corsa
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: February 09, 2012 04:05PM

Can't wait to see it on the road. You're going to love it!

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)
64 GB -CrUnChEd (donor)


20 Tons of parts in boxes

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Re: "Jim's" ALUMINUM 215 V8 in the All black Corsa
Posted by: lostbooger ()
Date: February 11, 2012 09:50PM

Glad to see somebody else crazy enough to put the radiator sideways in the rear!

Damian


61 Monza 4.3L V6


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Re: "Jim's" ALUMINUM 215 V8 in the All black Corsa
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: February 11, 2012 10:26PM

I originally mounted my rad in the rear, but I wanted absolutely no chance of overheating, even in 100+ * weather, in a traffic jam. That & I also figured the added ballast up front would be beneficial. So up front it went...It is also a copper/brass(heavy) 4 core Vette rad. Obviously I am not concerned with the original outside appearance anymore...

Al Macaulay - Okanagan Valley, BC
Western Canada Corsa

Link to my Corsa build- [corvaircenter.com]
Link to my Cobra boat Project- [www.sidewinder-boats.com]

66 Corsa 140 HT - 402BBC/Turbo 425, 66 CDN Corsa 'Vert 140, 79 Cobra 16SS/Merc 1500, 69 Triumph Trident Chopper, 67 BSA Lightning Custom
Cobra Custom Metal Design/ God Bless Canada




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/11/2012 10:28PM by SSpeed66.

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Re: "Jim's" ALUMINUM 215 V8 in the All black Corsa
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: February 11, 2012 10:30PM

YEP CRAZY.

Years ago I had a v8 crown car, someone had a Honda radiator in the dam thing and it never overheated with the right movement of air.

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Re: "Jim's" ALUMINUM 215 V8 in the All black Corsa
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: February 11, 2012 10:41PM

Right about the front, my other crown cars had the same. All that extra weight of getting the coolest and the coolest also adds up fast.

One good thing about a side mount system is you can allway
add one to the other side. If needed.



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Re: "Jim's" ALUMINUM 215 V8 in the All black Corsa
Posted by: lostbooger ()
Date: February 11, 2012 11:27PM

Mine is in the rear for simplicity reasons mostly. Running those coolant lines to the front of the car and cutting up the front seemed like an awful lot of work for my very limited time.

It will take several miles and hot days of not overheating before I get comfortable with the idea really.

Damian


61 Monza 4.3L V6


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Re: "Jim's" ALUMINUM 215 V8 in the All black Corsa
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: February 22, 2012 04:20AM

Jim asked for some shots regarding my 215 engine's height in the chassis - here they are. grinning smiley

The first is across the rear of the valve covers and down to the frame. The second is the distance down to the valve cover (below a yardstick bridging the engine compartment opening). Front = 7 1/2", Rear (shown) = 3 3/4"

Hope that helps!

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)
64 GB -CrUnChEd (donor)


20 Tons of parts in boxes

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Re: "Jim's" ALUMINUM 215 V8 in the All black Corsa
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: February 22, 2012 05:00AM

WOW. Thanks, that helps out a lot.

Thank you very much.

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Re: "Jim's" ALUMINUM 215 V8 in the All black Corsa
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: February 22, 2012 06:48AM

My new crossmember didn't work out in this build, could not get the motor up inside the frame as show. I have a set of side mount ( Roadster Shop ) had some, a much cleaner look and that off set in the motor bay is easy to fix.

The new side mount are at the headers so things are good again. Have Aluminum instead of hoses, they cool fast the rubber, lighter and nice looking as well. The exhaust is all custom in house no tube bender. Have all the cooling system in place and maybe a dry fit in a week or sooner.

If you PM me I can send you pictures.

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Re: "Jim's" ALUMINUM 215 V8 in the All black Corsa
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: February 25, 2012 12:15AM

I have a box of motor mounts, pulleys all for a 215 kit that I have removed off of my build

$100.00

This is part of your 215 build you will need for the right fit.

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Re: "Jim's" ALUMINUM 215 V8 in the All black Corsa
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: February 27, 2012 04:59PM

Lucky me,

I had found a old fiberglass front spoiler made by SCOUCE INK. This thing is brand new in heat shrink. Looks real close to the factory one but this one goes to the wheel wells and is 2" lower then the stock one.

After installing the spoiler a few times and looking how low my 65 corsa is. I had to do a little trimming, so I made the spoiler into a SPLITER and it looks real nice to. This will give me a little air under the and still kinda looks stock.

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Re: "Jim's" ALUMINUM 215 V8 in the All black Corsa
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: February 29, 2012 05:52AM

Thank you Matt IOU.

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Re: "Jim's" ALUMINUM 215 V8 in the All black Corsa
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: February 29, 2012 01:21PM

Jim Wrote:
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> Have Aluminum instead of hoses,
> they cool fast the rubber, lighter and nice
> looking as well. >
>
> Where did you get your aluminum pipe??confused smiley did you have it bent or??

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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