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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 30, 2018 11:30AM

Read the FAQ!!

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: April 30, 2018 11:42AM

will do thx? Sorry one more thing dont know if its in the faq but you said put the inner o ring on after you put it through the head you it doesnt cut it?

Sorry Thanks

Troy

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: April 30, 2018 11:46AM

Put tube through head and then install the o-ring. Also, you only want to do one cylinder at a time.

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: April 30, 2018 11:50AM

ok cool, thanks again all.

Will hope to get some pictures up of it in primer right now...... might not turn out too bad, might do the rustoleum paint job too, i got a spray gun and a 80 gal compressor and it does the job good......

to think i was going to pay someone else to do that....LOL

Troy

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: May 03, 2018 07:42AM

kay i got a few pics of it

i think it looks a lot better than the original/the color when i got it that it was painted, i know i know its just a test spot and i didnt mask properly or do alot of stuff, but i really just wanted to see the color.

just a question do you have to run the lower air shrouds that go on the bottom of the cylinder heads and next to the oil pan...... does it matter whether or not you use them?

The pushrod tube seals are leaking a lot more so i need to get some, but im going to pull the engine out and fix a bunch of other little things too, a few stripped bolts in aluminium...

What do you reccommend??

Thanks

Troy W

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: May 03, 2018 07:42AM

oh and one more thing, what is the best way to route exhaust on the car, like after the turbo??

Thanks

Troy W

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 03, 2018 08:30AM

Did you watch the "Clean Air Vair" video topic? What you need to do with your pipe! With a Glasspack.

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: May 03, 2018 09:08AM

ok do i need the bottom shrouds though??

Im not sure because mine are kinda shot and need a lot of fab work to fix them up, functional but defo not pretty...

Thanks PS like the color??

Troy W

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 03, 2018 10:35AM

No, you do not have to have the lower shrouds on the engine.
It will take longer to "warm-up".
It might never get warmed up in the winter.
But you must have the cylinder baffles on it!
Those are the little "shrouds" that are above the push-rod tubes.

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: May 03, 2018 10:58AM

Ahhhh, ok yes i have those, if it doesnt heat up propely it will do what, burn more fuel, but other than that, no harmful things to the engine....
i do have the baffles, the curved plates with the long c clips that clip onto the head studs?

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Troy

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 03, 2018 11:05AM

The Baffles MUST be there! They force the air to go over the heads...where the real heat is..

Lower shrouds not so much..

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 03, 2018 11:07AM

Color is great for you Bug! Tip: lower the pressure next time you spray.... less orange peel.

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: May 03, 2018 11:30AM

yes i realized that, obviously i was just testing the color i mixed up and i think it turned out good. So for painting do you want to go lighter and go with less pressure and less material? Sorry im going with the fact that you know more about painting that i do....which wouldnt take much...LOL

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Troy W

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 03, 2018 11:54AM

Not me.. just know from observations over decades.. alway pay to have my cars painted..

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: May 04, 2018 06:44AM

Thanks,

Does anyone on here have a fuel pump block off plate that they would like to part with? If they do please LMK ASAP.

Thank you

Ps, update...engine has to come out again and i need to fix up a few stripped bolt holes and such, might as well get it all done at once. Due to the limited access because its in a beetle i cant really get at the valve covers too good and i need to replace a few gaskets in there anyway.

Troy W

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: May 04, 2018 07:11AM

TroyWidtfeldt Wrote:
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> if it doesn't heat up
> properly it will do what, burn more fuel, but other
> than that, no harmful things to the engine...

Any engine needs to get hot enough regularly to boil away moisture and contaminants inside. Even with lower shrouds in place, people who only drive very short distances over and over have issues building a "mayonaise" type sludge inside the engine, especially in humid, cooler areas for sure.

Here in Phoenix, some of my Vairs have the shrouds in place and some don't. Works for me with temps never below freezing, low moisture and my engine temps get plenty high, even on the cooler days. Even if the lower shrouds are beat up you should run with them in place if you have any doubt about reaching normal operating temperatures.

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: May 04, 2018 07:31AM

ok hey that is a good point, might just fix up the major rust holes and go with it, not running them right not because im trying to diagnose the leaky pushrod tube seals, but i will do that.

Thanks again

Troy W

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: Jim Stukenborg ()
Date: May 04, 2018 07:33AM

Troy, remember to install the little baffles with the clips before you install the push rod tubes. Jim

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: May 04, 2018 07:42AM

yup thanks Jim, i have done that and i havent taken them off, i dont think i will because im not planning, pray that i dont have to, take the engine completely apart again, but hey........


Thanks again all

Troy W

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: May 07, 2018 06:08AM

finally got the hood done, i think someone parked their fat butt on the hood or tried to crap something too big into the trunk, and the hood had literal waves.

anyways its done now here is some pics.

Thanks again.

Troy W

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