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Leon's 65 Turbo Monza build
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: June 16, 2013 07:03AM

Hello everyone, it's high time I start posting as I've been a member for years with no 'vair LOL. Well now I do have one again and while not my '65 Corsa 180 from my teens it's very close, a '65 Monza Coupe with a 140 4spd I picked up and a '66 Monza 95/PG 'vert for parts, stole them both for $150:

So far I have ditched the quad carbs in favor of going turbo charged like my old Corsa was, not really all that fun finding every little part needed to do so but I lucked out and found nearly everything the day after getting my Monza home. Pic to come once I find my darn cameraconfused smiley

Star NC
1965 Monza Coupe, turbocharged 140/4spd, Carter AFB 4bbl, E-flow Crown turbo, water/meth injection, driver
1965 Corsa Coupe, 140/4spd, future project
1966 Monza Coupe, 110/4spd parts car
1966 Monza 'vert, 95/PG parts car
1985 Dodge W350 4dr turbocharged 440/4spd



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Re: Leon's 65 Turbo Monza build
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 16, 2013 08:24AM

Finally! Now you can have fun!

You see I changed your Subject... too many '65 Monzas!!

And I Have a Turbo'd Monza..





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..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: Leon's 65 Turbo Monza build
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: June 16, 2013 09:16AM

Thank you, too many '65 Monzas can't be a bad thing LOL.

Well here she is, don't look like much after sitting since '91 in a guys backyard.

Star NC
1965 Monza Coupe, turbocharged 140/4spd, Carter AFB 4bbl, E-flow Crown turbo, water/meth injection, driver
1965 Corsa Coupe, 140/4spd, future project
1966 Monza Coupe, 110/4spd parts car
1966 Monza 'vert, 95/PG parts car
1985 Dodge W350 4dr turbocharged 440/4spd

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Re: Leon's 65 Turbo Monza build
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 16, 2013 10:39AM

GEM!! Great starting point!!





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Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
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Re: Leon's 65 Turbo Monza build
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: June 16, 2013 12:45PM

Don't you just love the weird crap people do to our cars over the years? The right rear wheel bearings were so worn out that the drum was dragging the backing plate, so instead of replacing the bearings as I just got through doing (PITA BTW) they stuck a front drum on it and called it good, nice jobangry smiley

Star NC
1965 Monza Coupe, turbocharged 140/4spd, Carter AFB 4bbl, E-flow Crown turbo, water/meth injection, driver
1965 Corsa Coupe, 140/4spd, future project
1966 Monza Coupe, 110/4spd parts car
1966 Monza 'vert, 95/PG parts car
1985 Dodge W350 4dr turbocharged 440/4spd

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Re: Leon's 65 Turbo Monza build
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: June 20, 2013 05:08PM

Drove the Monza a hundred or so miles this week to see what all else wrong would rear it's ugly head, the pushrod tube O-rings started leaking (big shock in a 'vair that sat 20+ years) the flywheel is making noise so it's time for a bolted one and a new clutch while I'm at it. Hope to have a Corsa dash soon, I miss the dash most of all from my old Corsa, don't miss it's rusted out floors though, this car has zero floor rustthumbs up

Star NC
1965 Monza Coupe, turbocharged 140/4spd, Carter AFB 4bbl, E-flow Crown turbo, water/meth injection, driver
1965 Corsa Coupe, 140/4spd, future project
1966 Monza Coupe, 110/4spd parts car
1966 Monza 'vert, 95/PG parts car
1985 Dodge W350 4dr turbocharged 440/4spd

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Re: Leon's 65 Turbo Monza build
Posted by: Am-Iron ()
Date: June 20, 2013 05:47PM

Nice car and a great score! I have the same type of car. Mine is a 68 Monza with a 1966 Corsa 180 engine and interior swap. It sat since 89. Yours looks prettier than mine, but they are both fun to drive I'm sure! I need interior work and a real good tune up!

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Re: Leon's 65 Turbo Monza build
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: June 20, 2013 06:11PM

Thank you, yours looks far better than mine atm, the paint job is a 20-something year old backyard job by the look of it on mine, looks ok in dim light LOL. The interior is fubar as well, no headliner, seats are so far gone it'll be a pain to recover them from dryrot, carpet and door panels are mint though. Drives awesome as it's a low mileage car, only 27k on the clock and three onwers. I have yet to push it hard but even being easy with her it's hard to keep the speed downsmoking smiley

Star NC
1965 Monza Coupe, turbocharged 140/4spd, Carter AFB 4bbl, E-flow Crown turbo, water/meth injection, driver
1965 Corsa Coupe, 140/4spd, future project
1966 Monza Coupe, 110/4spd parts car
1966 Monza 'vert, 95/PG parts car
1985 Dodge W350 4dr turbocharged 440/4spd

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Re: Leon's 65 Turbo Monza build
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: June 24, 2013 10:15AM

Just scored a Crown E-flow turbo with a .55 A/R F-flow exhaust housing, haven't seen one of these since I sold my Corsasmiling bouncing smiley Now I just have to get the Corsa cluster installed so I'll know what is going on somewhatgrinning smiley

Star NC
1965 Monza Coupe, turbocharged 140/4spd, Carter AFB 4bbl, E-flow Crown turbo, water/meth injection, driver
1965 Corsa Coupe, 140/4spd, future project
1966 Monza Coupe, 110/4spd parts car
1966 Monza 'vert, 95/PG parts car
1985 Dodge W350 4dr turbocharged 440/4spd

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Re: Leon's 65 Turbo Monza build
Posted by: thewolfe ()
Date: June 24, 2013 10:38AM

On ebay? Saw that one this morning. Took just about everything I had to not buy it!

Nate Wolfe
Portland OR
65 Corsa 180

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Re: Leon's 65 Turbo Monza build
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: June 24, 2013 10:52AM

thewolfe Wrote:
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> On ebay? Saw that one this morning. Took just
> about everything I had to not buy it!


Yep that's the one, bought the whole turbo setup from Starr a few weeks ago as well.

Star NC
1965 Monza Coupe, turbocharged 140/4spd, Carter AFB 4bbl, E-flow Crown turbo, water/meth injection, driver
1965 Corsa Coupe, 140/4spd, future project
1966 Monza Coupe, 110/4spd parts car
1966 Monza 'vert, 95/PG parts car
1985 Dodge W350 4dr turbocharged 440/4spd

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Re: Leon's 65 Turbo Monza build
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: June 25, 2013 05:35PM

Now I just need to paint it silver, run wires for the tac and head temp and run a vac/pressure linesmiling smiley

Star NC
1965 Monza Coupe, turbocharged 140/4spd, Carter AFB 4bbl, E-flow Crown turbo, water/meth injection, driver
1965 Corsa Coupe, 140/4spd, future project
1966 Monza Coupe, 110/4spd parts car
1966 Monza 'vert, 95/PG parts car
1985 Dodge W350 4dr turbocharged 440/4spd



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Re: Leon's 65 Turbo Monza build
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: June 25, 2013 05:43PM

Hello E-flowgrinning smiley And a Crown exhaust housing to boot, can't wait to get this bad boy installedthumbs up

Star NC
1965 Monza Coupe, turbocharged 140/4spd, Carter AFB 4bbl, E-flow Crown turbo, water/meth injection, driver
1965 Corsa Coupe, 140/4spd, future project
1966 Monza Coupe, 110/4spd parts car
1966 Monza 'vert, 95/PG parts car
1985 Dodge W350 4dr turbocharged 440/4spd

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Re: Leon's 65 Turbo Monza build
Date: June 25, 2013 06:50PM

Yee Haw! That's gonna be a FUN Ride!

Thanks for the pics!


Dan Davis - Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ 65 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn (my current driver!!)
~ 1964 Monza 'Vert ~ 65 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black int ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4
1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: Leon's 65 Turbo Monza build
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: June 26, 2013 04:20PM

1966-Corsa-GT-180 Wrote:
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> Yee Haw! That's gonna be a FUN Ride!
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> Thanks for the pics!


Within the limits of the YH it should be a blastthumbs up My '65 Corsa had the same turbo when I got it with a wornout Nash YH, PO removed the 45 DCOE Weber to use on his MGB. That YH was without a doubt the worst carb I have seen in my life and I restore English carseye popping smiley After fooling around with it for a month with no luck I ran across a 4bbl adapter at a swap meet, I used a Q-jet from a '79 3.8 turbo Buick V6 with a wastegate set at 15 psi. How it stayed together with my 18 year old self driving the fool out of it I don't know.

Star NC
1965 Monza Coupe, turbocharged 140/4spd, Carter AFB 4bbl, E-flow Crown turbo, water/meth injection, driver
1965 Corsa Coupe, 140/4spd, future project
1966 Monza Coupe, 110/4spd parts car
1966 Monza 'vert, 95/PG parts car
1985 Dodge W350 4dr turbocharged 440/4spd

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Re: Leon's 65 Turbo Monza build
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: June 27, 2013 09:15AM

As we all love to see pics I figured I'd post some of my cars interior before I start replacing it all.

Star NC
1965 Monza Coupe, turbocharged 140/4spd, Carter AFB 4bbl, E-flow Crown turbo, water/meth injection, driver
1965 Corsa Coupe, 140/4spd, future project
1966 Monza Coupe, 110/4spd parts car
1966 Monza 'vert, 95/PG parts car
1985 Dodge W350 4dr turbocharged 440/4spd

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Re: Leon's 65 Turbo Monza build
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: June 27, 2013 09:23AM

A few more, I have more work to do inside than out with this onewinking smiley

Star NC
1965 Monza Coupe, turbocharged 140/4spd, Carter AFB 4bbl, E-flow Crown turbo, water/meth injection, driver
1965 Corsa Coupe, 140/4spd, future project
1966 Monza Coupe, 110/4spd parts car
1966 Monza 'vert, 95/PG parts car
1985 Dodge W350 4dr turbocharged 440/4spd

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Re: Leon's 65 Turbo Monza build
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: June 27, 2013 09:26AM

It will look great once you're done. I also like how you plan to paint the Corsa instrument cluster siler to match the glovebox side of the dash. GM obviously decided at the last minute to go black for Corsas because the owners manuals show silver.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

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Re: Leon's 65 Turbo Monza build
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: June 27, 2013 09:40AM

I didn't know that the Corsa was to be silver like the Monza's, thank yousmileys with beer

I am going to do something a bit different with this one instead of a Corsa clone or Monza/Corsa hybrid, not that there is a thing in the world wrong with either. I'm thinking more of a one-off '65 Monza "Spyder" , I want everything to be '65 correct within reason but don't want my car to be a Corsa wantabe as it is a Monza no matter what I do to her.

Star NC
1965 Monza Coupe, turbocharged 140/4spd, Carter AFB 4bbl, E-flow Crown turbo, water/meth injection, driver
1965 Corsa Coupe, 140/4spd, future project
1966 Monza Coupe, 110/4spd parts car
1966 Monza 'vert, 95/PG parts car
1985 Dodge W350 4dr turbocharged 440/4spd

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Re: Leon's 65 Turbo Monza build
Posted by: glivorsi ()
Date: June 27, 2013 12:10PM

Is that shag carpeting in the interior??? eye popping smiley

Greg in Wildwood, MO (part of the St. Louis urban sprawl)

1965 Monza Vert 110PG, Crocus Yellow with black interior and top

2006 Mazdaspeed 6
1997 Honda CBR1100XX

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