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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: October 09, 2017 07:17PM

Time for a minor update. I've been waiting for a couple of custom forged pistons to show up. These pistons have been made twice, and both times they
were screwed up! The first time, they made late pistons, even though the instructions were for the short stroke pin height, not the late. The next time
they got the pin height correct but then forgot to offset the wristpin. ARRGH!
Anyways, while I'm waiting for my pistons and cylinders to show up, I started
working on a pair of manifold adapters. The ultimate plan is to build a 2" ID
stainless steel cross over manifold, and for that to fit, I needed to make some adapters that would go from a 2" id, to a 1.5" i.d.
The first photo shows the adapter plate before outer edge contouring, the next
2 shows the final outer edge shape and shows how the plates are bolted to the
head via the socket head cap screws. The smaller holes adjacent to the socket head cap screws are pilot holes... these need to be drilled and tapped, and those are the holes that the S.S. manifold flanges will bolt to.

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Kevin Nash
Friday Harbor Washington
63 Spyder, Daily driver, EFI read about my project here: [corvaircenter.com]
first test start on EFI here:[www.youtube.com]
first official EFI boost test here:[www.youtube.com]
My new fan! [corvaircenter.com]
engine less 62 Spyder
Canadian 64 Monza Parts car



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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: October 10, 2017 05:54AM

smileys with beer

Minneapolis,MN

1965 500 Coupe
95HP

Built the 1st week of April of 65 at willow run.
500 coupe. The only factory accessory is a rear antenna.
White with a red interior.
Now black with black and red interior.


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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 17, 2017 06:05AM

I love your work, man i wish i had some of the tools that you have.

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: November 17, 2017 07:37PM

Thanks for the encouragement and kind words, igottajob2, and TroyWidtfeldt!
I'm wishing my parts would get here soon so I could really get rolling getting
my car back together, so can test my FAN!!

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Kevin Nash
Friday Harbor Washington
63 Spyder, Daily driver, EFI read about my project here: [corvaircenter.com]
first test start on EFI here:[www.youtube.com]
first official EFI boost test here:[www.youtube.com]
My new fan! [corvaircenter.com]
engine less 62 Spyder
Canadian 64 Monza Parts car



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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 18, 2017 08:12AM

dayumm im jealous of your job man, ggggsmileys with beerwinking smiley

keep us posted on the buiild

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: December 14, 2017 07:50AM

Did the parts come yet, so you can get your fan back on the car?

Great work so far.

Troy W

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: December 14, 2017 06:31PM

TroyWidtfeldt Wrote:
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> Did the parts come yet, so you can get your fan
> back on the car?
>
> Great work so far.
>
> Troy W

Troy- Unfortunately, no parts yet. In the meantime I have been able to do some preliminary fan testing that simulates the pressures and rpms seen near an
engine speed of 1000 rpm- the results have left me extremely encouraged...
It really does seem to be performing about as well as it looks, although I'm
still working to establish as best I can its ideal, optimal set-up before
I put the engine back together. Its super important for me to find out as
much as I can about this fan now as it is not easy to change fan related stuff (because of the efi), and I seriously do not want to find that I have to rip
the engine out again to tweak the fan set-up some more.

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Kevin Nash
Friday Harbor Washington
63 Spyder, Daily driver, EFI read about my project here: [corvaircenter.com]
first test start on EFI here:[www.youtube.com]
first official EFI boost test here:[www.youtube.com]
My new fan! [corvaircenter.com]
engine less 62 Spyder
Canadian 64 Monza Parts car



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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: December 18, 2017 05:16AM

Yes that would not be cool, been there done that but for different reasons.

Good luck

Troy W

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: February 17, 2018 08:35PM

I have a small update: My parts arrived, and I'm putting my engine back together!!smileys with beer

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Kevin Nash
Friday Harbor Washington
63 Spyder, Daily driver, EFI read about my project here: [corvaircenter.com]
first test start on EFI here:[www.youtube.com]
first official EFI boost test here:[www.youtube.com]
My new fan! [corvaircenter.com]
engine less 62 Spyder
Canadian 64 Monza Parts car



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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 17, 2018 09:08PM

Finally!





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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: February 17, 2018 10:37PM

Woo Hoo !
Looking forward to some real world data on that new fan ! ! !

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: February 18, 2018 06:24AM

Happy days smileys with beer

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: February 19, 2018 07:32PM

This weekends project is finished... gapping piston rings, putting the rings on the pistons, putting the pistons in the cylinders. This is the first time
I've done this on a Corvair engine. In the past I farmed that part out, and got
piston and cylinder sets ready to install. Once I got past the struggle of the
first piston install in its bore, I got the hang of it and couldn't believe how much fun it was... It reminded me of all those times when I was a kid doing the same thing on my various motorcycles. When I have to do this operation next time (hopefully many many years from now!!) I'm going to have to do it the
same way... way fun!

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Kevin Nash
Friday Harbor Washington
63 Spyder, Daily driver, EFI read about my project here: [corvaircenter.com]
first test start on EFI here:[www.youtube.com]
first official EFI boost test here:[www.youtube.com]
My new fan! [corvaircenter.com]
engine less 62 Spyder
Canadian 64 Monza Parts car






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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 19, 2018 07:57PM

As you can see... all the unmodified assemblies are easy and quick.... it's when you start mod'ing!





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Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: February 21, 2018 07:14PM

Its DEFINITELY easier to just put the thing together like stock, as opposed to
modifying! hopefully this next weekend I should be mostly done with the engine
assembly... Gotta super trick fan to test you know!!

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Kevin Nash
Friday Harbor Washington
63 Spyder, Daily driver, EFI read about my project here: [corvaircenter.com]
first test start on EFI here:[www.youtube.com]
first official EFI boost test here:[www.youtube.com]
My new fan! [corvaircenter.com]
engine less 62 Spyder
Canadian 64 Monza Parts car



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