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Re: Corvair 5 Speed UPDATES!! smileys with beer
Posted by: Kent Sullivan ()
Date: April 05, 2017 09:03AM

Yes, that's correct. Next batch of photos will include a couple that show the type of seal we chose and how it was installed.

v8vair Wrote:
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> The input side of the trans must be sealed ? That
> will be nice being able to run a good GL5 in the
> Diff.

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Re: Corvair 5 Speed UPDATES!! smileys with beer
Posted by: Kent Sullivan ()
Date: April 08, 2017 05:24PM

Another mini-update, showing the sleeve and seal being installed on the Corvair T5 output shaft--the final item to keep the dissimilar lubricants separated between transmission and differential.

The shafts are a work of art but were not polished enough for a seal to make rotational contact without tearing, so we first installed a SKF brand "Speedi Sleeve" to provide the appropriate surface.

You can also see in the second picture that the lubricant transfer hole has been plugged, with epoxy.

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Re: Corvair 5 Speed UPDATES!! smileys with beer
Posted by: Kent Sullivan ()
Date: April 10, 2017 06:46PM

Update: After "only" 15+ years, Corvair T5 conversion #13 was mated to a differential today. Woo-hoo! When we first mated them, we realized that the top cover for the diff was interfering. Makes sense once you look at a stock Corvair transmission -- the top of it is lower than the top of the diff, so no big deal for the diff top cover to extend a bit.

Not the same situation with the T5 conversion, as the second photo shows. The fix was easy--make the holes in the cover slightly oblong and notch one of them so that a socket will fit.

Other projects and day jobs mean that we won't take the next step, re-installing in the car, until next week.

Note for other T5 conversion owners: When you mate your trans to a diff, it's a good idea to do it vertically, with the diff on the bottom. We have found that some of the transmission mounting plates have a hole or two not quite in the right place, and it's easier to sort that out if gravity is pulling in the same direction as the long axis of the bolts.

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Re: Corvair 5 Speed UPDATES!! smileys with beer
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 10, 2017 06:49PM

Making progress in Quick time now! Congrats!





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Re: Corvair 5 Speed UPDATES!! smileys with beer
Posted by: Kent Sullivan ()
Date: April 18, 2017 11:01PM

Another mini-update: The drivetrain is back in the car. Took quite a bit of finessing to ease it into place, given the extra length from the T5 and the extra width from the Weber IDA-3C carbs. (Only installed the left one because that's the one that is very hard to get to all of the fasteners after the engine is installed.) Ending up removing the fuel rail and the rear motor mount to provide enough clearance.

Lots of work yet to get the engine operational and much work on the interior of the car.

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Re: Corvair 5 Speed UPDATES!! smileys with beer
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: April 19, 2017 06:01AM

Nice progress! Your comments about fitting the extra long powertrain reminded me of my putting the aluminum V8 in my '66. Nudge,tip,wiggle, wiggle thumbs up

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe project
65 White 4-dr 110/AC/PG (parts)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later

+18 Tons of parts

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Re: Corvair 5 Speed UPDATES!! smileys with beer
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: April 19, 2017 07:47AM

Looks good Kent. Looking forward to tunnel cover fabrication.

best wishes, Steve
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Re: Corvair 5 Speed UPDATES!! smileys with beer
Posted by: Kent Sullivan ()
Date: April 20, 2017 10:58PM

Oh, and, I meant to mention that this setup required 2.5 pints of Synchromesh fluid for the transmission and 3.5 pints of 80/90 GL4 gear oil for the diff.

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