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bmarsh52
Since it is a matter of when a seat will drop in our engines we should post a list of shops that can do this work. Does any shop have heads already done? Good shops like Tom get backed up and can add months to getting our cars back on the road. Would also help with the cost of shipping which can get pretty high on two heads (50LBS). My 95 heads are at The Ranch and they are backed up for mon
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bmarsh52
Had my cylinders bored .40. Will the standard steel head gaskets still work or do I need to switch to a copper head gasket.
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5 weeks ago
bmarsh52
Has anyone installed an Air-Oil Separator on their car? Seems to be a good idea to keep oil out of the intake particularly for turbo engines. Would also keep engine compartments clean for those who have aftermarket air cleaners who vent the crankcase out through a mini filter on the crankcase vent tube.
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2 months ago
bmarsh52
That is a really great looking engine. I particularly like the color of the turbo and pipe. What coating did you use on your exhaust housing and down pipe?
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3 months ago
bmarsh52
Thanks Ken. Good to know. Even though Jet-Hot offers a lifetime warranty I would rather have something that holds up. What parts do you suggest be coated and do you offer coating service?
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3 months ago
bmarsh52
Is there a real advantage to having both the exhaust side of the turbo and the turbo pipes coated with ceramic coating like Jet Hot? I understand the coating will cut down on the engine compartment heat and make the pipes last a long time but is there any noticeable performance change? Anyone had luck with other paints or coatings? Thanks
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3 months ago
bmarsh52
This looks like an easy system that is Bluetooth and works through your phone. Has a range of 30 ft.Not a bad price either. I am thinking of getting one for my 65 turbo. Anyone use one of these?
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3 months ago
bmarsh52
Great information. I'm going to pick up some CRC Intake cleaner. It is supposed to be designed to soften carbon. Thanks Steve and everyone.
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3 months ago
bmarsh52
Trying to get my 64 turbo housing apart with no success. The clamp is off and the unit will rotate but will not come apart. Any suggestions for getting these apart? Thanks
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4 months ago
bmarsh52
Like most these days I am at home making use of my time working on my Corsa. I have all the shrouds off and need to clean them. What is the best cleaner for the heavy build up on the tins? It's not just oil but caked on grime as well. No access to a power washer only a garden hose and basic brushes. Thanks and everyone stay safe.
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4 months ago
bmarsh52
Getting ready to install the GM 3762012 bushings on the outer side of my strut rods. The steel sleeve has a flange on one end. Does it matter which way they are installed? Thanks
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6 months ago
bmarsh52
I mark the cam setting with a dab of paint after the alignment is done. If I have a reason to take it apart or the nut moves for some reason I can get it back to where it was when it left the shop.
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7 months ago
bmarsh52
Thanks for all the great responses to my question. Is there a way to tell which fuel pump spring is the correct one? Is there a brand/model of pump that has the correct spring installed?
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7 months ago
bmarsh52
My 65 Turbo is running rich which makes me wonder if the replacement fuel pump is putting out too much pressure. PO installed a new pump with a part number 48862415.Does the pump part number identify the pressure? What is the best way to check the pressure to see if it is too high and the cause of my engine running rich? What size fuel pump spring is the correct one for a YH carb. That
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8 months ago
bmarsh52
Frank, Not sure about the age of Fred's gas but I am sure it was premium. Both cars have Sta Bil treated gas. Couple of weeks means two weeks for mine. Will have to check with Fred on the plug gap but when the engine was installed it fired right up and we ran it for 20 minutes for break in. It has been a little over a week since it last ran as the starter had to be replaced. Wi
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8 months ago
bmarsh52
My 65 180 turbo is having starting issues after sitting for a couple of weeks. The car will not start except when given a shot of starting fluid into the carb. I know gas is getting to the carb because if I pump the gas pedal I can see gas squirting inside the carb. I have tried adjusting the choke as Matt specified in another post. I have also tried setting the choke lean one mark as the factor
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1 year ago
bmarsh52
My 65 Turbo has developed a binding somewhere in the throttle linkage. When driving it will bind and hold the engine at about 2,000 RPM. A quick kick of the pedal and it goes right back down to normal. Has stock return spring. The linkage at the carb seems ok. I did have the carb off for gasket replacement but everything was put back on correctly.
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1 year ago
bmarsh52
In anticipation of finding bad steel brake lines, I wanted to find out if the rear crossover steel line can be installed with the power pack in place.
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1 year ago
bmarsh52
Good Idea Steve. Thanks for your help.
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1 year ago
bmarsh52
I found more documentation on this carb. It was re-jetted in 2004 by Chuck Riblett who wrote he installed a .089 jet and .064/.060 rod. This was for an altitude of 4000 feet. I pulled the rod and is is marked 6460 so it must still be the same. Hopefully a jet and rod for sea level will help with the pinging. I'll report back once the new ones arrive and are installed.
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1 year ago
bmarsh52
Steve, Good spark from cap to wires, It is the correct 1110329 distributor. Blew into the vacuum unit and it seems ok. Weights removed, cleaned and lubed. Next step is to pull the carb top cover and check the rods and jets. Ill report what I find when I get them out. What I have read on this forum and others that detonation is really hard on Corvair turbo motors and to back off
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1 year ago
bmarsh52
Steve, My mistake. The carb number is 1769.
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1 year ago
bmarsh52
Hi Steve, Thanks for your help with this. Where are the carb casting numbers? The only numbers I see on the outside are the Part Number 3856709 and Serial Number 48623. Thanks Bob
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1 year ago
bmarsh52
Matt, I am located in Virginia near DC. Bob
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1 year ago
bmarsh52
Frank Little who lived in Grand Junction. Bob
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1 year ago
bmarsh52
My 65 Corsa Turbo is experiencing pinging when boost comes in. The car was at one point from Denver Colorado and the documentation I have shows inquiries about changing the rods for higher altitude. If it still has the rods for higher elevation could that be the cause of the pinging? What rod would be the correct for sea level? Should I also replace the jet along with the rod? Thanks
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1 year ago
bmarsh52
I recently received the carb to turbo gasket set from Clark's. It has two thick gaskets that resemble the old ones I am replacing. There is also a third thinner paper gasket. Called Clark's and asked them where does this thin gasket go. They couldn't answer the question. The old gasket did not have a thin gasket. Thanks
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2 years ago
bmarsh52
2 years ago
bmarsh52
Sale Pending.
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2 years ago
bmarsh52
a pair of Clifford cast valve covers. Excellent condition with new paint and no damage. $150.00 Shipped in the US. Paypal accepted Bob
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