Corvair DiagramCorvair Photo
Corvair Center
home forum corvairs calendar links Corvair Podcast
California Corvairs
Clarks Corvair
Clarks Corvair
“Performance
“CORSA"



Chevy Corvair License Plate
Chevy Corvair Chrome Wheel
Corvair Center Forum :  Corvair Center Phorum The fastest message board... ever.
Corvair Center 
Pages: Previous1234
Current Page: 4 of 4
Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: October 12, 2017 08:10AM

Ok so intall the cylinder head without gaskets, and rotate the engine over and measure the thickness of the putty/stuff.
Do i need to install the valve train?
Do i need to worry about damaging the heads by tightening them down without the gaskets?

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 12, 2017 08:29AM

No valve train.... just snug headnuts not torque..





MODERATOR
Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: October 12, 2017 10:31AM

Ok will do after school today and get back to you.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: October 17, 2017 08:47AM

Ok i did not do that yet, but i am getting the pistons tomorrow (Sealed power) and bearings, and then ill take them to a machine shop to have them press fit the pistons. Does anybody know how to correctly remove the bearing from the housing in the turbo?? Along with the carbon seal and stuff?? For the life of me i cannot get the stupid thing apart, and dont want to break anything more, (EMBARASSED) i did not know that the nut was reverse threaded on the turbine and it snapped, 140 dollars later from jeff at cal corvairs, i got another one. But yah i really need to know how to remove the bearing to replace that and the carbon o-ring to completely rebuild the turbo.
Any help, tips, tricks, and pics showing how it is done for a dummy like me, will be greatly appreciated.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Date: October 17, 2017 10:50PM

Troy, buy a Chevrolet Corvair Shop Manual for 1961,
The 1963-63 supplement covers the overhaul of the Turbo-Charger.
Full illustrations with step by step text takes you thru the entire process.
Illustrations even have helpful text added! Such as "Left Hand Threads"
right on the photo of the mechanic with his ratchet on the little nut!! grinning smiley


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: October 18, 2017 05:43AM

would it be any different because mine is a 65 corsa turbo??

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Date: October 18, 2017 06:01AM

OK, just buy the 1965 Corvair Shop manual instead.
Sorry, I was thinking you had the earlier Spyder engine...


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: October 18, 2017 07:15AM

no worries, yah beggars cant be choosers, you know. As i got the engine for free from my uncle.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: October 18, 2017 07:55AM

exactly what i feel like right now!!!!!!!!!!!!

Attachments:
Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: October 19, 2017 05:30AM

Ok i took the pistons to the machine shop and they said it'll be 10bucks a piston, im fairly tight with my money and 60 bucks can buy a lot more stuff that just pressing in my piston pins. Is there anyway that i can do this myself with a hydraulic press, i dont have one but my friend does and he'll let me use it for no charge. I know you can heat the rods up then slide the pins in fairly easy, but is there any risk involved here? LMK what my best option is.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 19, 2017 07:53AM

Rods have to be heated!! otherwise they gall and will move when engine is hot.





MODERATOR
Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/19/2017 10:22AM by MattNall.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: October 19, 2017 07:59AM

so i should just take them to the shop?

Options: ReplyQuote
Pages: Previous1234
Current Page: 4 of 4


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
This forum powered by Phorum.