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10 days ago
kmart356
Turbo shroud is slant cut to clear the up-pipe. See photo as requested (also note the block off plate)
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14 days ago
kmart356
The Stig Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I had to thin the caliper mounting brackets as Matt said to make it work. > Pain but in the end worth it. Same process followed on my conversion (thanks to the guidance from The Stig). Final fitting required grinding a little off the bracket mounting bolt head that was a bit proud. Photo credit: The Stig
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16 days ago
kmart356
This is the one I used (it works fine) - 1N4001 diode
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6 weeks ago
kmart356
JimBrandberg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Maybe it's just me but if all I wanted was a 195 tire a 6" wheel seems like it would be plenty. Cannot disagree with your logic but as clarification, my search started with the 17" wheels, not the 195 tire. Once I found the 17" wheel that I really liked (and would fit) then I selected the tir
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6 weeks ago
kmart356
Sounds right if memory serves but be careful of how you plan to mount any air cleaner assembly. There is very little gripping surface on that air horn.
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6 weeks ago
kmart356
The one I had was Stromberg WW 3-214
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7 weeks ago
kmart356
Steve captured the essence of the Stromberg WW upgrade. The Spyder came to me with the conversion and had a screen on top. Sounds great but didn't filter anything and we have bugs and sand down here. I tried different approaches to get improved filtering and this was the best effort results - custom offset adapter and mower filter shown in photo below. Boost was smooth and strong up thro
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7 weeks ago
kmart356
'62 Spyder Front = Sport Seats as installed by PO. Rear = Indoor/Outdoor Carpet covered panels (very lightweight) Rear QTR panels = Custom cut Aluminum
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8 weeks ago
kmart356
As Spyderman recommends, put some miles on it. If not smoking then keep checking under the oil cooler area. Oil cooler seals could be hardened and seep under pressure.
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8 weeks ago
kmart356
joelsplace Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Why did you take off the front bar? Body roll on a 64 without the front bar has to be extreme. I stiffen the front bar with Clark's nylon bushings. The Spyder came to me with very hefty Front 7/8" bar & Rear 3/4" bar installed. Ride was flat but really jostled when going over road bumps &
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2 months ago
kmart356
Thank you for the compliments! Ride quality on the 17" wheel/tire combination has to be compared to the previous 14" wheel/tire setup I was running up to now. The Spyder has a '64 suspension with rear traverse bar (new bushings/center support). KYB gas shocks and no anti-sway bar on either end. Quick steering arms & 14" steering wheel. Ride on the new tires is not ha
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2 months ago
kmart356
Follow up after receiving the (3) remaining wheels. Mounted the wheels/tires and took it out for test drive. No rubbing anywhere. Responsiveness (turn-in and cornering) is improved to the point that it feels like front & rear anti-sway bars were added (but without the harshness). The new look works for me! Happy Holidays New signature under construction
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2 months ago
kmart356
After reading the 17x7 wheel install '64 Spyder Posted by: joelsplace , my interest for finding 17x7 wheels for my ’62 Spyder was sparked. This online tool compares wheel/tire combinations - Wheel Offset Calculator. I used 175/80R13 with Dia. 24.0" to represent the OEM size. Finally found some wheels I liked - XXR 521 17x7 +38. The fitment calculator using 195/45x17 tires told me
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2 months ago
kmart356
The long one is used to support/attach the clamp for the transmission fluid level tube on the 64. I just learned that lesson myself.
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2 months ago
kmart356
This mounting position is close to "optimum" as it allows for a smooth flow from crossover pipe into the wastegate... quick response. Late model so not my wastegate install.
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3 months ago
kmart356
Thanks for the kind words, and almost every time I had a question the answer was in this forum. > I that your kid in the signature line...cute!!! not my kid but most times I look like that being covered with grease spots and looking a bit scruffy... but not wearing diapers. LOL After a few more break in miles and fresh oil, the plan is to tune the timing profile to optimize how th
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3 months ago
kmart356
Back in August, I posted about the head stud insert failure that had halted my driving fun. Ugh. Insert Failure Bad I came to the decision that the block on that engine would need to be replaced or properly repaired. My short term plan was to pull the turbo engine/power pack and transfer the turbo parts onto a spare engine that I had purchased 4 years ago - a rebuilt '65 110hp RH code (y
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4 months ago
kmart356
The Safeguard has two distinct functions that are applicable to turbo engines. Boost retard = retards timing based on positive manifold pressure. You can set start psi and rate of retard. Much more flexible than any retard can or A/R can. Knock control = retards timing based on detection of knock events. You can set sensitivity for detection of knock. Keeps you safe after dialing in your boost
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4 months ago
kmart356
pvholgado Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Matt, Looks like as long as 140 distributor is working properly it would give total advance of 58 degrees(am I reading the chart correctly) and the Std. turbo dizzy limits total advance to 52 degrees, right? Not quite correct... The 0330 has a total mech advance of 18* all in by 2800rpm. Add that mech advance to th
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5 months ago
kmart356
If you have a decent one please let me know. I don't have one and the sand around here is notorious for finding it's way into crevices - California Corvairs list them, but figured I would check here first. #9 in diagram Thanks
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6 months ago
kmart356
zarfnober Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Maybe I’m wrong, but it kind of looks like the hole was drilled off center when it was drilled out for t(e timesert. I’ve done a couple case repairs with the insert Larry Claypool used to make, and it seemed to me that there was more meat around the outside of the case there. And probably more likely, that crack start
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6 months ago
kmart356
ken Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I goofed . That is a rocker arm stud . Just got up and didn't have my coffee ! Actually, it is the upper left stud on #4 cylinder. I suppose I could just get a new insert that fits, use super duty locktite on the new insert and put a new stud in there. Hand tighten just to keep it snug. It might have been just
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6 months ago
kmart356
66vairman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I see one problem. The insert is a solid steel unit, possibly a Time Sert. ...snipped... > The head stud "special threads" must be cut with a quality machine die (that stud is tough) so it screws easily into the Time Sert. Otherwise you end up > using excess force trying to get the stud threaded in
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6 months ago
kmart356
After a little TLC on one of the heads, I was re-installing that head and everything looked good until I started torqueing the head nuts. The very first one in the sequence was "soft"... ugh what a sick feeling in the stomach. Proceeded to remove all the shrouds to see if I could repair it with an insert following the great tutorial by Mr Hand - Head Stud Heli-Coil, long I didn&
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6 months ago
kmart356
Going through and fixing all the bent, corroded, cut up and missing parts that attach and seal the engine shrouds. Looking for some decent used parts before going to Clarks catalog. If you have a spare of these, let me know. Thanks for looking. need part : 62-64 Turbo Front Shroud #15 w_turbo exhaust pipe cutouts need part : 1964 style Rear Engine Seal Retainers (3 pieces) #21 in diagr
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6 months ago
kmart356
Just checking with the esteemed membership here first... looking for a nice condition aluminum oil pan, Offy-Otto-other at less than retail pricing. I'll be re-finishing so cosmetics are less important than having solid and straight mounting surface. Send PM with any details. Thank you.
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7 months ago
kmart356
Thanks for the leads everyone. Going to repair this one so ... no longer looking.
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7 months ago
kmart356
Seems that this front shroud has disintegrated near where the manifold bolts up. If you have this piece for front RH side on EM turbo let me know. Thank for looking
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7 months ago
kmart356
It would be much better to have a complete description of the turbo setup so that proper feedback can be given. Anyone bolting a turbo on a 140hp engine has most likely considering all aspects, but we don’t know. What compression? Does it have a wastegate? What is used for timing control? Does it have methanol injection? If those areas are properly addressed he has a real strong turbo engine.
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7 months ago
kmart356
When you use this timing box with normally aspirated engines the entire 21x21 table is available for fine tuning. Toms example is only showing the vacuum advance side of the table as he is (smartly) saving the right side of the table to cover timing under boost when he gets his badass turbo engine bolted up.
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