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What is worth saving from old engine???
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: August 08, 2017 09:03AM

I am in the process of cleaning and organizing to make room for other items and wanted to hear opinions on what to save from old engines that would be usable in a rebuild. These are the items I am not sure on.

Rockers and pivot balls that were not matched ---- Trash?

Studs that mount rockers?

crusty straight push rods?

Rod bolts?

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process)
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

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Grand Island, NY

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Re: What is worth saving from old engine???
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: August 08, 2017 09:13AM

Rocker Studs.. not a wear item.





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Re: What is worth saving from old engine???
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: August 08, 2017 09:16AM

lifters?

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process)
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: What is worth saving from old engine???
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: August 08, 2017 09:31AM

Keep lifters. I sent 7 sets to Tom K along with matched rockers and balls. He assembled a great set for my BV engine. Keep heads even if corrosion is present. Ask Tom K if they are salvaageable. He would want good photos.

I kept all parts from engines I tore down, except a few bad cylinder and the pistons.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: What is worth saving from old engine???
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: August 08, 2017 09:57AM

The problem with some of the rockers and balls that I have were given to me in a box and not matched, are they trash?

I would also assume spring keepers and locks should be ok?

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process)
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: What is worth saving from old engine???
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: August 08, 2017 10:16AM

Keeper and locks should be fine for me!!

Balls and rockers are just good for spares to fix a broken piece fast..





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Re: What is worth saving from old engine???
Posted by: thumper477 ()
Date: August 09, 2017 05:04AM

I save all bolts,nuts,and fasteners from any Corvair car or engine I strip out.I keep the bolts in a compartmented bin in order of size and style.Makes it easy to find what you need in a hurry.After over 50 years many cars have been assembled with "hardware store"fasteners.I take them out and replace them with original GM stuff.

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Re: What is worth saving from old engine???
Posted by: Mike Stillwell ()
Date: August 09, 2017 05:42AM

I keep old rockers and balls even if not mated. A little valve grinding compound fixes that issue quickly. New rocker assemblies appear to have a high failure rate from what I have observed. The old originals seem to last longer.

Mike
YS-117

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Re: What is worth saving from old engine???
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: August 09, 2017 05:53AM

Crank, block, heads?

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

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Re: What is worth saving from old engine???
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: August 09, 2017 06:12AM

With rocker arms and pivot balls these days it seems to be a choice between good used and new Chinese. I'm usually in the good used camp. Magnafluxing rocker arms may reveal cracks developing, that's what "isucorvair" found.
I have started putting rocker studs in the vise and trying nuts on them prior to assembly and keeping them together. Some are insanely tight and others are pretty loose. If I can't get a good feel with a particular stud with a few differnt nuts I throw it away. I've got coffee cans full of the stuff.
Mixed opinions on rod bolts. If you can't determine which direction the nut was on the bolt previously it can be a problem.
The parts you mention sure don't take up much space.
Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: What is worth saving from old engine???
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: August 09, 2017 06:36AM

Rear cover, Crankshaft, Alternator adapter

Cases, heads, top cover, valve covers, oil pan, bell housing

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

+17 Tons of parts

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