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FS: LM 180 Turbo Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: July 14, 2018 04:32AM

For Sale: LM 180 hp Turbo engine. NO turbo,carb or exhaust pipes. It was run by Vairmech just be for I bought it. I have removed shrouds and started cleaning it. No parts integral to engine has been removed yet.

$1800 & you pick up. It can be shipped on a pallet via freight if needed.

Links to show engine running and work done on engine.

[corvaircenter.com]

Page 2 of following link deals with this engine.

[corvaircenter.com]

PM me, if you are interested. Photos of current condition of engine will be posted later today.

forsale

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Re: FS: LM 180 Turbo Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: August 05, 2018 10:37AM

Bump.

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Re: FS: LM 180 Turbo Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: August 10, 2018 03:58PM

Bump.

Looking around to see what 110 heads are available to convert this to a 110. Might be the best option for me with this engine.

Willing to trade the heavily modified 110 heads I have for a set of 110 heads that have be through a valve job by a reputable vendor I know.

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Re: FS: LM 180 Turbo Engine
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: August 11, 2018 05:03AM

95 heads would be your best bet with only minor changes then you could run 87 octane fuel and have the same performance as a 110.

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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Re: FS: LM 180 Turbo Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: August 11, 2018 06:59AM

Ken:

I like your thinking. I have a spare distributor for 95/110 engines, so the 95 heads is what I will be looking for.

So the trade is now for a set of 95 heads that have been through a valve job by a reputable vendor I know.

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Re: FS: LM 180 Turbo Engine
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: August 11, 2018 10:45AM

Lane66m Wrote:
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> Willing to trade the heavily modified 110 heads I
> have for a set of 110 heads that have be through a
> valve job by a reputable vendor I know.


How "Heavily Modified" are these 110 heads?
I'd be tempted to get them modified a lil more and have the 110 nose milled off and make 95 heads out of them.confused smiley


Been aircooled since 1973
Northwest Ohio 45840

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Re: FS: LM 180 Turbo Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: August 11, 2018 12:06PM

Subject of previous discussion on the modified heads. Not the goal I would head for with any engine.

110 heads machined for High CR and modified Chambers

[corvaircenter.com]

Ken: Do you see anyway these modified heads could be salvaged to work on the turbo block like a 110 head should? or even a 95?

I don't see it without using shorter connecting rods since one fin has been machined off. Not looking to make a unique configuration.

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Re: FS: LM 180 Turbo Engine
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: August 11, 2018 05:14PM

I've taken one fin off of a couple of sets of heads! With that much off you may have to shorten pushrods but that is all. I think I read they were 41cc? with a stock bore that comes out to about 10.7-1 compression ratio. That is just a little high even with adding a Singh groove. Maybe if the little nose was machined off some would make them usable. 10-1 is doable with a Singh groove and still run 87 octane.
I would have to look at the heads again to be sure but as you know anything is possible.

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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Re: FS: LM 180 Turbo Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: August 11, 2018 05:25PM

Again, it would be a unique engine. Something I do not want to delve into. That is why I want to trade them off for a set of 95 or 110 heads.

If you look at the link I posted last, you can see the heads and the chambers.

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Re: FS: LM 180 Turbo Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 17, 2018 02:33PM

I stopped in to see Caveman Pete. Nice visit and also picked up some parts. One of the parts is a 95 hp head. So I have half the set I need. Engine will remain on the market until I start the conversion to a 95 hp engine.

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Re: FS: LM 180 Turbo Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 19, 2018 02:44AM

Well the 95 head has a bad guide so it won't be used. I have a set of 110 heads, distributor and carbs that will be set aside to convert the turbo engine to a 110 engine. To be done at a later date.

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Re: FS: LM 180 Turbo Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 08, 2019 08:56AM

Still for sale as a turbo engine.

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Re: FS: LM 180 Turbo Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 10, 2021 04:52AM

Still for sale as a turbo.

New price $1400.

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Re: FS: LM 180 Turbo Engine
Posted by: flat_six ()
Date: April 10, 2021 12:08PM

Lane66m Wrote:
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> Still for sale as a turbo.
>
> New price $1400.


What is the serial number?

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Re: FS: LM 180 Turbo Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 10, 2021 12:19PM

T0202RL.

NOT doing pallet shipping as I am very old & busy. Don't have the time to mess with packing it up. It is on furniture dolly for easy moving.

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Re: FS: LM 180 Turbo Engine
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: April 10, 2021 12:26PM

Ground hog day. Also my youngest son's birthday.

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Re: FS: LM 180 Turbo Engine
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 13, 2022 09:52AM

Bump. Still have this engine. Haven't done a thing with it since I stopped cleaning it up a few years ago.. Just completely covered and secured a tarp to the engine.

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