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Re: 66 Corsa Turbo Engine Reawakening Project
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: August 02, 2016 04:26PM

The Corsa Turbo engine is mounted in the engine test stand. I didn't get to borescope as I was out leveling a load of fill dirt (5 yards). I got about 1/3 leveled.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 66 Corsa Turbo Engine Reawakening Project
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 13, 2016 02:52PM

The Corsa Turbo engine will be stored for now, I just purchased a running 65 Turbo engine from VairMech. We met at Rick Norris' home in Hurricane WV for the engine transfer. Engine is now behind the Corsa.

Now to start cleaning up the engine and removing the trash left behind by the small inhabitants that had lived under the fan shroud. Then to inspect and repair necessary items.

I left my flywheel and pressure plate with Ken for balancing. He also has my carb and turbo for rebuild.

Will be slow progress as I am still repairing things damaged by the hurricane. The Greenbrier still needs it's attention to get it back on the road.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 66 Corsa Turbo Engine Reawakening Project
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 21, 2016 03:16PM

Donna and I assembled the HF hydraulic Lift table and set engine on it. Took transaxle off the engine.

We are now ready to start the clean up of the engine and installing new gaskets and seals on the engine.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 66 Corsa Turbo Engine Reawakening Project
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 29, 2016 02:41AM

Painted a fan pulley for this engine.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 66 Corsa Turbo Engine Reawakening Project
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: January 24, 2017 04:37AM

Original Corsa engine was mounted on the McLaren engine test stand in August. It now needs to be removed to install the turbo engine I bought from Ken Hand in November. Something to be done soon.

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Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 66 Corsa Turbo Engine Reawakening Project
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: January 24, 2017 06:52AM

Looking good my friend.

Takes time but it will soon be done. I'm in the same process at this time, myself.

Looking good and I love that engine test stand. I would buy one but I will just run it on the engine lift, for now. I will most likely not be doing this again for a very long time, I hope!

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With Ermine white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then, 1997!

2016!

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Re: 66 Corsa Turbo Engine Reawakening Project
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: January 24, 2017 07:30AM

Lee:

I am looking at 3 engines to run. I am not as agile as many years ago, so putting it on this stand for most maintenance and ground runs will be helpful.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 66 Corsa Turbo Engine Reawakening Project
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: January 24, 2017 05:00PM

We removed the non-operatioanl engine and mounted the operational turbo engine on the Engine test stand. Modified the mounting where the oil filter could remain installed. Nice to have during a run.

I also wound with more room in the maintenance bay somehow during all the rearranging to swap engines.

Here are a couple photos.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 66 Corsa Turbo Engine Reawakening Project
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: January 24, 2017 05:02PM

And a couple shots at rear mount area. Still rethinking better way to attach to the rear mount attach point. But this will work for now.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 66 Corsa Turbo Engine Reawakening Project
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: January 26, 2017 12:02PM

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: 66 Corsa Turbo Engine Reawakening Project
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 15, 2017 05:18PM

Well, engine tins removal occurred today. We also removed oil cooler for cleaning, blower fan and alternator to provide more access to cylinders, exhaust logs, pressure plate, clutch and flywheel as they will not be used. The basic engine is now ready for a thorough cleaning prior to beginning the reseal.

Things we noted or happened.
2 good gasket found under fan shroud. We broke a fan shroud large bolt that nows needs to be drilled out along with carb stud Ken informed me about. Thermister stud was broken off at flange above porcelain. Exhaust lug had studs with non-existant threads. One exhaust logs had no locking tab on nut. Wrong hardware on left rear close out tin. Good looking pressure plate and clutch discs. Riveted flywheel has lots of blue marks. It looks like it was abused. Distributor was seized in the rear cover. Slowing worked it loose with strap wrench after removing cap, rotor, points cover, vacuum retard and points. Tested vacuum retard and it will hold 24.8 in hg on my vacuum tester.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 66 Corsa Turbo Engine Reawakening Project
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 15, 2017 05:23PM

Here are shots under shroud before cleaning.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 66 Corsa Turbo Engine Reawakening Project
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: February 16, 2017 06:46AM

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: 66 Corsa Turbo Engine Reawakening Project
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: February 16, 2017 04:10PM

Well you have enough gaskets and nuts and washers, you shouldn't have to order for awhile. And even looks like a piece of wire.

It is amazing what you will find when you pull that top cover!

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With Ermine white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then, 1997!

2016!

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Re: 66 Corsa Turbo Engine Reawakening Project
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 16, 2017 05:23PM

Lee:

I haven't figured out where the gaskets go. These are new ones to me. I'll post photo of them tomorrow.

I have to get as much done as I can these next 2 weeks. I received word from my surgeon that after all the tests done to find out why I have pain in both legs and lower back, he has the answer. I have stenosis in my lower back. Surgery on March 2 to clean out calcium in L2, L3, L6, & L7. (L4 & L5 were cleaned in 2006). This will put me out of commission for a week until released for light duty for 5 weeks. So my Corvair tasks will be held off.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp





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Re: 66 Corsa Turbo Engine Reawakening Project
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: March 01, 2017 05:54AM

Yesterday pressure cleaning of the engine and loose parts occurred. Small parts still need cleaning.

I need to locate a 12 plate fan blower shroud (turkey roaster). All I have is the 8 plate turbo fan shroud and seven 8 plate 110 engine fan shrouds. I have a powder coated one for my engine build, but that will only be used if needed when I am ready to install the shroud.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 66 Corsa Turbo Engine Reawakening Project
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: March 01, 2017 06:34AM

Sure looks better than the previous pics. Cleaner!

You'll be there before you know it. Are you planning any work on this engine, other than seals and such?

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With Ermine white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then, 1997!

2016!

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Re: 66 Corsa Turbo Engine Reawakening Project
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: March 01, 2017 09:02AM

No internal work. Seals and gaskets on pushrod tubes, bell housing, oil pan, valve covers, top cover, rear cover and oil filter alternator adapter. Along other miscellaneous seals and gaskets for items removed.

Clean and repaint spare parts I have in stock, i.e., pushrod tubes, bell housing, oil pan, valve covers, top cover, rear cover, blower fan, oil filter alternator adapter, so they ready to go when I start the reseal. Repaint all small items also, belt guides, mount and adapter and tins.

Ken Hand is rebuilding turbo and carb.. He is also setting up balanced flywheel, pressure plate, throw out bearing and clutch disc.

New fan bearing, engine harness, spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, rotor, points, belt, oil and filter.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 66 Corsa Turbo Engine Reawakening Project
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: March 01, 2017 09:05AM

You can modify the fan shroud to fit the 12 plate cooler. You have a turbo fan shroud to use as an example. Cut the ends off so the 12 plate oil cooler cover will fit. I have done this a bunch of times over the years. When I modify a fan shroud I like using common 95/110 shrouds rather than modifying desirable a/c or turbo shrouds.

Lee J

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Re: 66 Corsa Turbo Engine Reawakening Project
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: March 01, 2017 09:24AM

Thanks, Lee. I will pull out the best 110 shroud and convert it. Saves me searching for a factory one.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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