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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: July 03, 2017 01:10AM

gregb Wrote:
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> Hey Nick, fantastic job! I am wondering if you
> could explain the technical reasons for going to
> the 95HP heads. The obvious benefit is no more
> pinging but what is the change that does this, is
> the compression lowered, does the quench area
> change. Shade tree mechanic wants to know.
> Thanks

95hp and early turbo heads (62-63) are closed chamber cylinder heads. Take a look at the preceeding photos in the thread. The closed chamber heads have a sqush area at the bottom. As it turns out the problem with pinging/spark knock/pre ignition has less to do with the compression ratio and more to do with the combustion chamber design.

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: cepak ()
Date: July 03, 2017 06:58AM

Great job. It looks fantastic. I'll be over in the next couple of hours to pick it up. winking smiley


Tom Cepak
DFW, TX

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: November 12, 2017 07:18AM

I have gotten some PMs from members asking how the car is doing so I'm posting an update. I have about 2000 miles on the engine now since the re-rebuild and it's running great. The engine is quiet and consistent, no pinging, and great power. I drive the car to work when the weather is nice and on the weekends. I have the YH dialed in that it starts easily in all temperatures (if the bowl is full) and the turbo is loving the cooler air as we get into winter here. The Safeguard is doing a great job of protecting the engine under boost. Right now Ken Hand is building me an F/B flow turbo with the ceramic coated backing plate and exhaust housing I have had sitting on the shelf for a couple years now.

I had clearmask and ceramic paint and chrome coating done on the car to protect the paint and chrome, including the KH wire wheels using the OptiCoat Pro+ product. I have had this done on other cars with excellent results, it's like the worlds best wax job and it lasts 6-8 years.









Here's the front trim all removed so Clearmask could be installed behind everything:




This winter I'll be converting to an electric fuel pump and I'm going to try the Revolution Electronics fuel pump controller that will auto-fill the bowl when the key is turned on and uses RPM as the input. This can be hidden under the dash so no issues with looking not stock. I'll be doing a fuel pump center bypass plate (the one from Clarks) so the engine bay retains the stock look. Pump will be the 1-4 PSI Facet cube.

Here's a link to the Revolution electronics product: [www.revolutionelectronics.com]

I also bought a Roger Parent ball bearing accelerator linkage kit and his billet aluminum clutch and parking brake pulleys, so I'll be installing those.

Today I'm hard-wiring in two USB ports under the dash to power my phone, GPS, and Bose bluetooth speaker that I mounted under the dash using a GoPro camera clip so I can just clip it off to return to a stock look. Good stuff!!

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA



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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: November 12, 2017 07:47AM

Looks Awesome! I'll be using some of you tricks when completing my car. thumbs up

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza 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: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: March 05, 2018 04:27PM

Here are some updated pics from recent "upgrades"....

Roger Parent ball bearing linkage:







Roger Parent billet pulleys:






Airtex 8016S electric fuel pump using the Revolution Electronics controller:





Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA



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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: March 05, 2018 05:31PM

Five 90s and a 180, that gas is gonna be confused by the time it gets to the carb. Great work, that is definitely a car that's better now than when it was new.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: March 05, 2018 06:13PM

moomba32 Wrote:
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> Five 90s and a 180, that gas is gonna be confused
> by the time it gets to the carb. Great work, that
> is definitely a car that's better now than when it
> was new.


LOL...I was thinking the same thing. I actually had it plumbed three different ways before settling on this setup. I did test the flow and it's moving plenty of fuel! Got it all over myself in the process, all part of "the experience".

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA



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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: krfjkm ()
Date: March 05, 2018 07:21PM

You do great work Nick!

KRFJKM
Charlotte NC
1965 Corvair Corsa

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: April 14, 2018 05:53PM

Today I made some fuel lines and installed a fuel pressure regulator and fuel gauge to go with my new electric fuel pump. I was happy with how it came out. Maybe I didn't need one b/c the highest I could get it was 2.25psi, but good piece of mind. Set it at 2psi and the engine seems happy.



Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: April 14, 2018 06:19PM

Nick, I only get between 2 and 3 with the electric pump only and the return line not blocked. It goes higher when the mech pump is in control. Pinch off the return line hose if you have one, see what happens.

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
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: April 16, 2018 07:19AM

Looks good Nick! Nice work as always. thumbs up

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: June 16, 2018 05:21AM

My wife and I drove my car 6-1/2 hours each way to Crested Butte, CO for the Tri-State Corvair meet last weekend. The car drove beautifully both ways and the turbo was working hard on the mountain passes, easily keeping the car at speed and even gave some really nice passing power a few times. The car ran just fine at altitude, but at over 11,000 feet on Monarch pass it did need a little help to idle.

The cherry on top for the weekend was the car won first place in the early open category at the show. Good times and great people as usual at the very well organized Tri-State event...and beautiful weather too!









Nick
_______________________________________________________________________
1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA



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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: June 16, 2018 06:03PM

Look'n REAL sweet Nick. One thing I miss about Colo is cruising the mountains in my Turbo Vert, along with fly fishing and easy access to Rockies skiing. What I don't miss is the Army.

Did you or are you or are you planning on running up the Peak, great drive?

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
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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