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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 07, 2017 06:14PM

Not a burnout with a rear engined car.... A Wheelie!!





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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 07, 2017 06:21PM

yeah but i dunno if ill get enough traction to be able to do that, if so put sand bags in the front. That guy really pissed me off, i hate people who pee all over your stuff without even seeing it fully completed.
Whatever.....Ill be having fun and he'll regret it someday.

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 07, 2017 06:32PM

As long as you don't regret it..... ggg





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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 08, 2017 07:36AM

How, i got a perfectly good car for 600 bucks, and spend about 1000 bucks on rebuilding the engine. There is no way i can regret anything. now that i said that i will

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 09, 2017 06:11AM

will i have to pull the head to rethread the spark plug hole?

Is there anyway i dont have to pull the engine, because that just is a pain.

I heard that if you fill the tap will grease and clean it out frequently, will that work or is that just a partial fix??

Tips and advice is appreciated, and if yall were in ohio somewhere id have you over for a beer or something.smileys with beer

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: Chris Lampe ()
Date: November 09, 2017 06:16AM

The grease will catch most of the chips, it's also a good idea to bring the cylinder that you're working up to TDC, that way the chips don't fall so far down into the cylinder, makes it easier to take a shop vac and suck out the remaining chips.

Chris
Rowlett, Tx
NTCA - North Texas Corvair Association
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'64 Monza 'vert

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 09, 2017 06:18AM

Hey thats also a good idea. The other spark plug holes are fine but is it worth it just to do them all at once to get it over with??

Thanks alot Chris Lampe, is your 64 monz turboed?

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 09, 2017 06:23AM

It seems that this
[www.autozone.com]

and this

[www.autozone.com]

are the same price.....Should i get the 2nd one because it looks more secure???

Idunno this is my first car, first corvair engine, (not last), and i'm wondering how to do this properly

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 09, 2017 06:25AM

Or this one is cheaper, but it looks like it has a lip, which just looks like its asking to cause problems, if the sparkplug is right on the insert not the head it self??

[www.autozone.com]

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 09, 2017 07:05AM

What kit does everybody/anybody think i should get??

Any preferences? Things to stay away from?

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: November 09, 2017 07:23AM

Chris Lampe Wrote:
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> The grease will catch most of the chips, it's also
> a good idea to bring the cylinder that you're
> working up to TDC, that way the chips don't fall
> so far down into the cylinder, makes it easier to
> take a shop vac and suck out the remaining chips.


Can you safely run a tap in withouut hitting the piston if it is at TDC?

David Clamp


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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 09, 2017 07:28AM

I was kindof wondering it but it might be at the angle the spark plug is at. I don't think that you will be able to. Probably just go about halfway up the cylinder, and grease the tap really good. At clean it up after each turn. Better to be safe than sorry, especially with my brand new sealed power forged pistons man.smileys with beerspinning smiley sticking its tongue out



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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: Chris Lampe ()
Date: November 09, 2017 08:03AM

TroyWidtfeldt Wrote:
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> Hey thats also a good idea. The other spark plug
> holes are fine but is it worth it just to do them
> all at once to get it over with??
>
> Thanks alot Chris Lampe, is your 64 monz turboed?

No mine's just a twin carb 110hp.

I put threaded inserts in all my cylinders when I rebuilt the engine. It's just a little more work now but I would do all of them, that way there's no question later as to the condition of the spark plug holes.

Chris
Rowlett, Tx
NTCA - North Texas Corvair Association
CORSA
'64 Monza 'vert

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 09, 2017 08:30AM

Sweet, do you have any pics of her??

I see makes sense, might as well get it over with. What kit or brand did you use??
I probably wont be going witht the helicoil.

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: hjackson3149 ()
Date: November 09, 2017 11:44AM

good afternoon
check out this link to previous discussions of the same thing

[corvaircenter.com]

Hank Jackson
South Florida
69 Monza PG
everybody has to believe in something and
I believe I will have another.
one for the Road!

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: Chris Lampe ()
Date: November 09, 2017 11:48AM

No pics on work PC.

I used a kit similar to this one it came with various length inserts, a tap and a swedge tool to lock the insert in the head.

Chris
Rowlett, Tx
NTCA - North Texas Corvair Association
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'64 Monza 'vert

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 09, 2017 12:11PM

Ok thanks all, ill try the one from autozone, then maybe take some pics and pu them up here. Thanks for the input.

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 09, 2017 05:32PM

Ok i got the spark plug insert in, with loctite red. and it held. I used the weird flaring tool and didnt even have to take the head off of the engine. Win, and only cost me 30 bucks. Thats cool, and im glad that it worked and torqued down.

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 09, 2017 05:39PM

Great!





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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 09, 2017 05:50PM

YUP once the starter rebuild kit comes, shell be up and at um......smileys with beer
Is your car w/the grey hood the turboed one?

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