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4 days ago
thewolfe
Blow off valve on intake, waste gate on exhaust. They are not interchangeable. One is made for intake air, the other for hot exhaust gases.
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4 days ago
thewolfe
Let's not get confused here. What Matt is showing is a blow of valve, not a waste gate and it should not not be used as one. That thing goes on the intake and is completely unnecessary on a draw through turbo setup lounge stock corvairs use or anytime you have the carb before the turbo. On a blow through setup you do need a blow off valve to prevent damaging the turbo whenever the throttle s
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6 days ago
thewolfe
Whoever built that car has really awful taste but to each their own. I like how it won first place at the GWFBT car show...kid's choice award haha
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19 days ago
thewolfe
What was the piston to wall clearance?
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19 days ago
thewolfe
With a small amount of work you can make one for significantly less than buying one. All you need are the splined to double d couplers and a double d shaft of the appropriate length. Similar to the one I made for the rack & pinion setup in my car. The corvair uses 5/8-36 spline.
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26 days ago
thewolfe
Don't try to drill it. The turbo heads have a taller boss to accommodate the thermistor and the threads are different. Get the adapter from Clark's, no other modification necessary. Just be careful not to torque the adapter too much. They break pretty easily.
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6 weeks ago
thewolfe
There is obviously something wrong with the turbo. It shouldn't be leaking, regardless of oil temp. Sounds like a carbon seal gone bad. Was that part replaced during the turbo rebuild? If the carbon seal was reused, was it disassembled and the small inner o ring replaced?
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7 weeks ago
thewolfe
One thing to note - speedway changed the k772 balljoint sleeves they sell. They used to be 2 3/8" od. Now they're 2 1/4" and I haven't found anyone that carries the larger diameter. I like the drilling through the grease hole idea. With the smaller sleeve and using a 2 1/4" hole saw, a pilot hole may not be necessary if the hole saw fits around the old ball joint snugly.
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2 months ago
thewolfe
Quadrajet is a great carb and will work fine but it's way overkill unless you are turbocharged. The secondaries will never open so what's the point? In my car with a 750cfm qjet the secondaries do not open until I hit about 10psi.
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2 months ago
thewolfe
Glad to hear you finally got your motor!
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3 months ago
thewolfe
Sounds like a dropped valve seat that gets cocked sideways under the valve and pounded into the head. When that happens it sounds really bad, like a hammer banging on metal. The seat can pop back into place and run normal again. Ask me how I know.
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3 months ago
thewolfe
One other thing to note. Moving the tie points out on the steering arms also corrects the ackerman you get with quick steer arms. Without doing that the tires will scrub on tight turns.
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3 months ago
thewolfe
I have succesfully fitted a mustang ii rack to a corvair suspension and it involves more than just quick arms. Unless you like excessive bump steer. The pivot points on the mustang rack are wrong for a corvair so you have two options... move the tie points of the steering arms out by modifying them, moving the tie points out. And also shortened to approximate the length of a quick steer arm. Disc
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3 months ago
thewolfe
For what it's worth, here's what I did to solve the flexing issues. First making a beefier bracket with angle iron for the end of the cross shaft under the dash because the stock spot welded one ripped out. Then a plate under the wiper cowl that bolts into that angle piece. It also bolts into the trunk area, making that mounting point solid. This fixed most of the flex but there still w
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4 months ago
thewolfe
Yeah that compressor is junk. Cordless impact wrench is how I get the nut off. But not how to put it back on!
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4 months ago
thewolfe
The standard length ball joint will lower the car 1 inch up front which is what I used. The extended length ball joints will lower the car even more. It is the tapered shaft that is longer on the extended ones.
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4 months ago
thewolfe
Yeah, still as good as the day I put them in. But sadly not driving my car this summer due to a cam gear failure Hopefully I'll have it rebuilt in time to get a few cruises in before the weather goes to crap around here.
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4 months ago
thewolfe
The ball joint part number is k772. Chrysler upper ball joint. I buy them and the sleeves from speedway. Don't forget you must also ream the spindles to fit the larger diameter of the chrysler ball joint. It's a 7 degree taper just like corvair, just bigger.
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4 months ago
thewolfe
Ditch the teflon and go with viton. They are easy to put on and will last a long time.
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4 months ago
thewolfe
Beam in lb torque wrench can be found for less than $20 on amazon. Do it once, do it right.
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4 months ago
thewolfe
Interesting, I haven't seen Scott around here for a while either. I think those of us who have been around know who ScottV really is.
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5 months ago
thewolfe
I'm guessing you either have low boost or a piece of crap gauge. Maybe both. Also guessing the boost scale is bar. 1 bar = 14.5psi so that reads up to 29 psi. .15 bar would be a measely 2.2psi. Something isn't right.
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5 months ago
thewolfe
That turbo is a 62-63 b flow on the hot side. The 64 exhaust housing uses a different style exhaust gasket and the outlet pipe is also different. Can't tell if the compressor is b or f from those pictures.
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5 months ago
thewolfe
The question is how big is a tiny nick? Does that mean it just has a ding in it or is a chunk missing that would potentially throw the balance off and cause it to self destruct at the extreme speeds that turbos spin at? Without taking it apart to see the actual damage I don't know if there's much advice to be given besides the obvious that if one of the wheels is damaged, it should prob
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6 months ago
thewolfe
A ball end carbide burr is the best thing I found to drill them out with, after breaking several regular carbide bits. Doing them on a drill press the regular bits like to catch when punching through the bottom whereas the ball burr doesn't.
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6 months ago
thewolfe
You only need a blowoff valve if you're doing a blow through setup or fuel injection. And only need a waste gate if you replace the stock carburetor with something bigger. The yh is the biggest boost limiting factor in stock turbo engines and I'd say nearly impossible to over boost a proper running engine with one, even with the upgraded turbo. If you replace the yh with something that
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6 months ago
thewolfe
Assuming you have the correct turbo for a 64, all you need is a late model compressor and compressor housing along with whatever other parts, gaskets, seals etc. you would need when doing a standard reseal of a turbo(those parts are all the same for all years). The shop manual tells how to do that.
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7 months ago
thewolfe
I have the bmw style 5 aka rc090 wheels from an 02 525i on my car and they do fit the corvair bolt pattern but it isn't absolutely perfect. And neither is the backspace. I use 20mm spacer/ bolt pattern adapters to correct both. Others use them with no spacers or bolt pattern adaption and they seem to work fine for those folks.
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7 months ago
thewolfe
When I had a DCOE I used a choke cable from a 61 corvair, mounted under the dash. For what it's worth, the "cold start device" on a DCOE doesn't really work that well. It does not choke at all, just adds a little extra fuel and mine was always hard to start when cold, whether it was activated or not. It does help once the car starts to keep it running while warming up.
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8 months ago
thewolfe
This is the one you want if doing a hybrid f/b in a late model.
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