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Re: ALUMINUM 215 V8
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: January 23, 2012 09:55PM

Thanks or your help.

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Re: ALUMINUM 215 V8
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: January 23, 2012 10:21PM

Jim, I built a crown car, so if you still want to see the engine I will post fer ya.

Joe

66 500 Crown 350/4 on road
66 Corsa Convertible 140/4 rough
69 Monza Convertible 140/4 in progress (original 95/3)
Nu Joisey

" A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE IS A DANGEROUS THING"

"STUPID is the NEW SMART"

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Re: ALUMINUM 215 V8
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: January 23, 2012 10:28PM

Please do.

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Re: ALUMINUM 215 V8
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: January 24, 2012 03:49AM

Need more details or anything else PM me.

Joe

66 500 Crown 350/4 on road
66 Corsa Convertible 140/4 rough
69 Monza Convertible 140/4 in progress (original 95/3)
Nu Joisey

" A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE IS A DANGEROUS THING"

"STUPID is the NEW SMART"

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Re: ALUMINUM 215 V8
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: January 24, 2012 05:56PM

Look very fast there guy, be nice to that transaxle.

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Re: ALUMINUM 215 V8
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: January 24, 2012 09:00PM

Just FYI, here's the fold-down waterpump access I was talking about. Not my, car, one I saw at the convention. My car has holes behind the license plate.

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 (project)
64 GB -CrUnChEd (donor)
64 Monza coupe (parts)

20 Tons of parts in boxes

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Re: ALUMINUM 215 V8
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: January 24, 2012 10:44PM

YIKESeye popping smiley, like that wouldn't take much structural strength out of the rear of the careye rolling smileyDanger, dangersad smiley

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: ALUMINUM 215 V8
Posted by: xb9rumble ()
Date: January 24, 2012 10:58PM

Looks fine to me. I think the rear crossmember where the original mount was is sufficient. Good looking engine bay cool smiley

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: ALUMINUM 215 V8
Posted by: tkalp ()
Date: January 24, 2012 11:18PM

The flip down rear V8 car belongs to a friend of mine, Karl Cozad from the Kansas City Area. It is a well done fun car.

Don't think there is a structual problem, many racers make that panel completely removable and his all aluminum V8 probably on weighs 1/2 of a 409.

Enjoy seeing all the photos of the V8 projects.

T. Kalp
Wichita, KS

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Re: ALUMINUM 215 V8
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: January 24, 2012 11:36PM

xb9rumble Wrote:
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> Looks fine to me. I think the rear crossmember
> where the original mount was is sufficient.
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I'm not surprized you think it looks fine GGGGeye rolling smiley

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Re: ALUMINUM 215 V8
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: January 25, 2012 12:09AM

Just got my 7 lb Radiator and it fits like a glove, now to make a should on the back side to get a 16" Spal as a puller.

My Son Mike will be in town this week to send pictures. Stay tune.

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Re: ALUMINUM 215 V8
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: January 25, 2012 02:26AM

Mel I'm sure there is more structure in ther than meets the eye. Us conversion guys for the most part figure these details out. So INMO its alright to remove that monolithic member and make a sectional member. Heck if the trunk flies open we just go faster she will lay down.

No biggie here

Joe

66 500 Crown 350/4 on road
66 Corsa Convertible 140/4 rough
69 Monza Convertible 140/4 in progress (original 95/3)
Nu Joisey

" A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE IS A DANGEROUS THING"

"STUPID is the NEW SMART"

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Re: ALUMINUM 215 V8
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: January 28, 2012 03:29AM

Got my scoop today and it fit like a glove. Tomorrow I will run the fan to see how it works.

The expansion tank and hose are next, also seen some two into 2 headers that may fit and will give me a smooth runner. Had some like a life time ago and can't bet the price. This will be a signal 3" Magnaflow exhaust system with a corsa tip.

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Re: ALUMINUM 215 V8
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: January 31, 2012 08:01PM

Good news, the headers will be here Friday and the shipping weight is 8 lbs. The factory 215 exhaust logs are 23 lbs, that is a good thing.

I will be going with the 2.25" over the 2.5" for the back pressure and the weight. I will have pictures Friday.

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Re: ALUMINUM 215 V8
Posted by: xb9rumble ()
Date: February 01, 2012 03:13AM

Mel Wrote:
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> xb9rumble Wrote:
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> > Looks fine to me. I think the rear crossmember
> > where the original mount was is sufficient.
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> I'm not surprized you think it looks fine GGGGeye rolling smiley

So you probably think my car will be a death trap?

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: ALUMINUM 215 V8
Posted by: ConvertableGuy ()
Date: February 01, 2012 05:55AM

Jim , I would be intrested in headers for my 215 olds.Where are they coming from?

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Re: ALUMINUM 215 V8
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: February 01, 2012 02:18PM

Mel Wrote:
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> xb9rumble Wrote:
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> > Looks fine to me. I think the rear crossmember
> > where the original mount was is sufficient.
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> I'm not surprized you think it looks fine GGGGeye rolling smiley

Mel,
Can you provide info that the cove-cut would be a known point of weakness or is this just your opinion?

Obviously, it will not be as strong with the cove sectioned away but I always though that if the cove contributed so much to the support in that area we would read about buckling or stress related failures after so many years that the coves (and more) have been cut away for engine swaps or easy race engine access.

Like others have noted I see Corvairs cut up worse than that on track cars and planned to do a similar cut on one of my engine swap LM coupes. If there have been failures I would like to know about them before I make such plans myself.

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Re: ALUMINUM 215 V8
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 08, 2012 09:51PM

13x21" Afco

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Re: ALUMINUM 215 V8
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: February 08, 2012 09:59PM

Thanks Matt.

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

Front vent and mounts

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