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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 18, 2014 07:23PM

AHH Experience!! Making good headway!

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: May 18, 2014 07:24PM

It was amazing how much easier it was to get everything lined up with this new clamp set-up. I bought the clamp set for $26 something at Ace.... best 26 bucks I've spent!! those little v-cuts in the jaws seem like they were made for this task!!

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: May 18, 2014 07:35PM

Thanks Matt, both for the encouragement, and the reply! I was beginning to wonder if people were just getting bored with my thread or something... thanks again!!!

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: May 25, 2014 10:44AM

I just found some pictures of my oil pump set-up- I've been looking for these for a long time.... I had wanted to replace my stock oil pump gears, as they seemed to have a bit too much backlash. I don't remember what the numbers were, but I did actually measure the backlash and determined that the gears were worn enough to warrant replacement. The problem, at that time, was that there were no new stock oil replacements available. I did, however, have a brand new "Pro-Flow" oil pump set that I had bought from Clark's sometime in the 1990's. I was not interested in using those gears as is because I felt that it was a ridiculous amount of overkill in oil pump output, and also a hassle in installation and the reduced ground clearance caused by the taller
pump cover. I decided to cut down the gears so that they were 25% taller than the stock gears and found a oil pump cover that had been machined from solid,
and because the gears were now quite a bit shorter than the 50% taller gears that the cover was intended to be used with, I felt that it would also not be necessary to use the end pin support normally used with the taller gears, so I machined the pin down flush with the gear, and plugged the holes in the cover, and machined the cover down to work correctly with the shorter gears. On the outside of the cover, so as to increase the clearance between the cover and the
bash plate, I machined some large fillets in the corners of the pump cover and counter bored the bolt holes to accommodate socket head cap screws. With all this clearancing, that bottom plate clears the oil pump cover by 1/8", so I still needed to put a slight dimple in the plate, to get something close to the stock clearance. I also increased the hole area on the oil pressure bypass by 40% over stock, and then because that lowers the bottom edge of the bypass opening, and causing the bypass to begin opening at a lower pressure, I stretched the stock spring a little. My hot idle oil pressure before I did this modification was 25psi, after, it was 30-32. The cold oil pressure was not affected, something like 45-50. I also adjusted my oil viscosity down somewhat after doing this, so the net effect has been mostly to increase hot idle oil pressure a slight amount, and noticeably quiet the valve noise.

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: SpyderMan ()
Date: May 25, 2014 12:48PM

Love it!!

I read and look every time, I love the thought you are putting into everything.

Sam Russell
Durham NC
1962 Monza Wagon Ted Brown EFI Gen II
1964 Spyder coupe


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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: May 25, 2014 04:15PM

Thanks Sam!!

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: June 01, 2014 05:41PM

Finally, today, I finished the engine to body seals- the two side strips were relatively complication free, but the back piece was really difficult!! anyways, here are some more pictures.

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: June 01, 2014 05:44PM

Here's a couple more.

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: June 08, 2014 08:12PM

Finally, I attached the engine back to the transaxle. Hopefully, next weekend I can get the engine back in. My goal was to get it in this weekend, but then,
at the last minute, I accidently stepped on one of the heater hoses, ruining it, and discovered that one of the short heater ducts had a bad gasket, so I have some more parts to order, pushing off the engine install until next weekend. Oh well!

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: keitho64 ()
Date: June 10, 2014 08:09PM

I spent the past two days reading this whole thread. Your workmanship is impeccable, excellent job!

I am interested in the shifter and will send an email to Ray. Is it possible there is enough interest to make some more?

I was trying to find a thread in your EFI setup but could not. Did you cover that in another thread and I did not search far enough back?

Keep up the excellent work and knowledge sharing.

Keith
64 Monza Convert 110 4-speed
00 911 C2
"Horizontally Opposed"
05 GTO 6-speed (Gotta have a V8)
Chicago Burbs; the Anti-Dragon... 11 turns in 318 miles

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: June 11, 2014 08:18AM

Keith- Thanks!!! Regarding the shifter, yes it is possible there is enough interest to make some more!! Ray is keeping a list so as to notify for a group
purchase- I'm not sure how many are on the list now- one thing I'm sure of is that the few people that have tested the shifter on my car were REALLY impressed with how nice the shift feel is, and there would be a lot more people on the list right now if they tested mine first!!
As for the EFI set-up, all of the EFI related pictures that I have I've posted on this thread is all there is, so far. If there are other pictures that you'd like to see on that, ask and you shall receive!!smiling smiley
Kevin Nash

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: June 15, 2014 03:47PM

Here's this weeks progress, engine installed! I just got this part done a couple hours ago, and decided to call it good for now.

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 15, 2014 05:45PM

Getting so close!

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: SpyderMan ()
Date: June 16, 2014 05:57AM

OH YEA!!

Sam Russell
Durham NC
1962 Monza Wagon Ted Brown EFI Gen II
1964 Spyder coupe


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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: June 16, 2014 08:07AM

I might be getting closer, but I feel like I still have a HUGE amount of work left, and time is running out.... I have about 5 weeks left before the convention!! I just HAVE to have it running on the EFI system for that, at least that's my goal. Its hard to get much done during the week, so mostly it has been weekends, unless some other non-Corvair Tasks take precedence.... got to make time for family oriented things too, once in awhile!

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: June 26, 2014 09:23PM

I've installed the alternator, starter, connected the shift linkage, clutch slave, added the rest of the engine to body seal trim, and got one of the axles
installed, then ran into a bit of a snag when I started to install the other axle. One of the springs for the brakes on the side that I was working on had broken, apparently from fatigue. I figured if one had broken from just sitting there, it was a matter of time before all of the other ones did it, so I decided to replace them all, so now I'm waiting for the spring kits to show up.
The other task that I mostly finished was to install the new heater hoses I bought. The passenger side went right in with no complications at all. The drivers side went pretty well also, except that there ended up being a lot less clearance between the starter and fuel line fittings- very close fit as these pictures show. I still have to do something to get the starter wire away from the hose, and I'd like to better protect the hose from the starter from vibration, but at least it fits!

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: SpyderMan ()
Date: June 27, 2014 05:10AM

Clarks has a foam collar that slips up over the heater hose for insulation. I bet you could make something similar if you do not want to wait.Look at the very bottom of the page.



Sam Russell
Durham NC
1962 Monza Wagon Ted Brown EFI Gen II
1964 Spyder coupe


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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: June 27, 2014 07:55AM

Sam cool! thanks for the suggestion! I don't recall ever seeing these things. I've probably replaced those heater hoses three or 4 times over the years, and somehow just didn't see or remember that part in Clarks catalogue- do those foam collars seem to hold up well? thanks again!

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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: SpyderMan ()
Date: June 28, 2014 09:05PM

I think the one I put on my wagon is holding up ok. But I seem to remember the ones on my Spyder and Brier Not lasting that long when they were my daily driver. I am sure you could find something a home depot that would do the job.

Sam Russell
Durham NC
1962 Monza Wagon Ted Brown EFI Gen II
1964 Spyder coupe


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Re: My 63 Turbo, daily driver, various project pictures
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: June 29, 2014 07:59AM

Thanks Sam! I think I'm going to try some of this stuff:
[www.mcmaster.com]

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