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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: March 07, 2018 10:30PM

Kevin, do you think it will be on the road by the time of the,
Hinton Chevrolet sponsored - Corvair Reunion in Lynden, WA May 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm ???
And if so, will you be attending?

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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: 63turbo ()
Date: March 08, 2018 04:00PM

Mel- I'm pretty sure that I will have it done by the end of March, or first
part of April. I would love to bring my car up to Lynden, almost at the end
of the world!! It is a fun drive, I've been up that way a few times. We
will have to wait and see what happens, it would certainly be a cool thing to
attend!

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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: 63turbo ()
Date: March 18, 2018 04:18PM

Here's some more progress pictures. I got stalled a little as I forgot I didn't
have o-rings for the rocker arm studs and had to order up a set. Oddly enough
I did have a complete set of pushrod tube O-rings. I'm sure I will find a extra
bag of rocker stud O-rings after I get the car back on the road and the shop cleaned upwinking smiley

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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: toms73novass ()
Date: March 19, 2018 03:33AM

Oh la la!! thumbs up

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza
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: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: March 19, 2018 07:14AM

holey moley, dude that thing oughta move a lot more air than stock. Dang it looks cool. Dont you hate it like parts like that look soo cool, and pistons from sealed power, and you cant really see them when the engine is going, especially the pistons.

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: March 19, 2018 06:12PM

toms73novass Wrote:
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> Oh la la!! thumbs up

thumbs upthumbs up Hoo Hoo Hoo! Right on!!

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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: 63turbo ()
Date: March 19, 2018 06:29PM

TroyWidtfeldt Wrote:
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> holey moley, dude that thing oughta move a lot
> more air than stock. Dang it looks cool. Dont you
> hate it like parts like that look soo cool, and
> pistons from sealed power, and you cant really see
> them when the engine is going, especially the
> pistons.

Yes I do kinda hate covering up all the cool shiny stuff by putting the engine
together... but that is part of the reason for taking all of these pictures, even if some of it is a little repetitive... The last set of engine pictures I posted is the last time the NASHFAN is going to seen out in the open. Hopefully
it will be living under the shroud for many many years...and making the engine
KOOL!winking smiley

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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: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: March 19, 2018 07:39PM

Look at it this way Kevin, the part of the fan you can see after assembly will really suck. Thanks for the pics.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: March 20, 2018 07:59PM

jjohnsonjo Wrote:
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> Look at it this way Kevin, the part of the fan you
> can see after assembly will really suck. Thanks
> for the pics.

J.O. That's so funny! yup, I'm hoping it will suck way hardwinking smiley

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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: 63turbo ()
Date: April 22, 2018 05:13PM

Okay... Time for some more progress pictures! I've had multiple delays getting this thing back together to this point, I kept finding I needed to get something ordered, and then remembered something I had forgotten to place on the previous order... 3 separate times. I've had to modify the shroud opening
to make it easy to test different bell sizes... This involved cutting the lip
of the shroud off and opening it from 8.125" to 8.63", and the installation of studs to provide for a solid attachment. Now for a bit of bad news, and great example of why physical working prototypes need to be tested for real before
anything gets sold. I tested the fan after getting the engine completely assembled, driving it with the dremel as before, and compared it with the stock
fan. It is clear that my fan is down on flow 11-13% as compared to stock. I'm
sure I can cut that difference down a lot if the bell and pulley are sized right, as I was able to change the flow quite a bit on my test fixture.
The good news though is that it will be a simple matter to increase the output of the fan on later versions of it... all that is required is to increase the
depth. Definitely not the end of the story, this is the beginning!

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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: guthrie1068 ()
Date: April 23, 2018 05:13PM

I want one of those soooo bad! Put the bell on that thing and get to testing!! If you happen to need a second opinion I'm willing to send some $$ and get to testing too!

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: April 23, 2018 09:54PM

Right on Chad!!... I'm moving as fast as I can on it. The big goal or metric
for me is the efficiency of the fan, which is independent of output. If I can
get close to the kind of efficiency that this type of fan is supposed to have,
its GAME ON and there will be more of these for beta testing. If it doesn't...,
I guess I will have to console myself on having a couple of the most unique
and expensive air cooled engine fans the world has ever seen, and didn't work as planned. I seriously doubt this scarey scenario is a realistic possibility,
but I do have consider that it could happen. Intake sizing is a huge determinate though... If the intake ends up way too small, the efficiency stays
flat and low. If it is a little bit too small then the efficiency range is
peaky... it shoots up and then comes right back down again. If it is the right size, then the fan has a broad range of high efficiency.

The other thing is that for this fan, it might end up cooling better even if it is a bit down on output, simply because it can push against a restriction much better than the stock fans can, and also, because of its expected efficiency gain, the belt shouldn't be slipping as much which is a factor in cooling, given how loose most of us set the belt tension to keep it from coming off. Also, at high rpm, the high horsepower usage of the stock fans is enough to add additional load to the engine, making it run hotter than it should just from spinning the 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: toms73novass ()
Date: April 24, 2018 03:48AM

guthrie1068 Wrote:
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> I want one of those soooo bad!

x2 thumbs up

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza
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: April 25, 2018 08:11PM

toms73novass Wrote:
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> guthrie1068 Wrote:
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> -----
> > I want one of those soooo bad!
>
> x2 thumbs up

Patience young grasshoppersmiling smiley Thanks Tom!

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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: 63turbo ()
Date: April 25, 2018 08:48PM

A little more progress made! Engine and transaxle coming back home to the
car after too long! I hope to complete the install this weekend, I'm not sure
when it will be ready to start, as I have to modify the pulley. I installed the
fan with a .100" shim to produce a fan to shroud clearance of roughly .100". Part of that was that the shroud appeared to bow upward when I cut the lip
off, and when I checked the clearance that way, it was over .200" and I did not
test the fan that way on my fixture. I tried the stock fan on the shroud with no shimming and it was down .1" at 1580 fan rpm as compared to my stock fan
tests (which were done at close to the stock 3/16" gap) so I had to do something about the clearance. The problem with tightening the clearance like
that is that by raising the fan, the pulley has to be lowered by the same amount to keep the belt alignment correct. On an early, you might have a total
of 1/16" to play with, but beyond that you will have a guaranteed belt tosser.
So anyways, I have to lower the pulley grooves .100". The plan is to part off the bottom part of the pulley, and then alter the 2 pieces to allow for a press
fit, and then weld the joint both on the inside and outside of the joint and true up the face to the final dimension. This will be the temporary pulley for
test purposes, I hope to make one in the near future that allows for airflow
down through the middle of the pulley and hub area and also is short enough that I can adjust the pulley height with shims to make this fan clearance issue
easier to deal with.

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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: 63turbo ()
Date: April 28, 2018 12:24PM

Here's some more getting it done! I got the engine in this morning, and decided
to take a break from it long enough to take a picture and get the shop somewhat
more organized.

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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: April 28, 2018 01:31PM

So close!





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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: May 11, 2018 08:27PM

Another small, important update: here's a couple of pictures of my modified fan
pulley that I will be using long enough to get the engine broke in, and give me some more time to machine my new "airflow" pulley. I decided to install my
fan with a .100" shim under the fan to tighten the clearance to around .090",
and so as to avoid alignment problems, the fan pulley needed to be lowered by the same amount that the fan was raised. The easiest way for me to do this was
to cut the bottom of the pulley off, machine a new bottom piece and press it in
and have it welded. After welding I machined off the bottom to the height I was after, and then re-bored the bearing hole and drilled the bolt holes.

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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: caroseiii ()
Date: May 11, 2018 08:30PM

I really hope you bearing shaft does not creep up with that clearance... consider putting a set screw in the top cover.

Crawford

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: May 12, 2018 06:36AM

Crawford- I know what you mean! that would be a seriously bad day for the bearing shaft to move! Although the bearing shaft does not have a set screw
in it, I did put a generous amount of red locktite on the shaft, and the
housing that I used had an unusually tight fit. It took an enormous amount of
both heat and banging just to get the old bearing out, and the new shaft
was just as difficult to get in. I think I installed it in 2003 or 2004 and
probably have put 50000 miles on it and it has not moved in that time, so it
is not like I'm taking a chance on a unknown housing... it has had plenty of
miles on it to move if it was going 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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