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14 days ago
goatsnvairs
coleslaw31 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > deeair Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Curious to know how the car got smacked so > badly > > in the front and was not 'occupied'. > > > Yeah looks like it kissed a power pole Good guess, it did kiss a power pole. A CTA bus drove it i
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15 days ago
goatsnvairs
Saw this on ebay, think it's in the SW Michigan area.....
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18 days ago
goatsnvairs
gnvair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Don't limit yourself to the Webers. If you are > trying for max power a Quadrajet will easily out > flow a Weber. Even some of the 2 barrel carbs out > there work really well. Going to try and work the original style air cleaner into the arrangement so the side draft works well. Tks
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20 days ago
goatsnvairs
.....for 180 turbo. I'm running B flow exhaust, F compressor. 180 heads, and meth/water. Thinking 45, but wondering if 40 might not be better for low end throttle... I know some on this forum are running webers on their turbos, anyone tried both?
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4 weeks ago
goatsnvairs
vairmech Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Here you go, personal information of just what you > are asking! > > Modified turbo engine, ran with stock clutch at > drag strip. The boost was always noted and was > very consistent. Put in my 15# dual disc clutch, > boost was down but overall times and speed were > the same or slightly b
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4 weeks ago
goatsnvairs
irfgt Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yea, use the wrong parts in your engine. What do > those engineers who designed the car know! Thanks for reminding me why I hesitate to use this forum.
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4 weeks ago
goatsnvairs
jjohnsonjo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The turbo and 140 have extra lugs cast into the > pressure plate. The GM idea was to increase the > pressure plate inertia to help with launches from > engines that had low torque at low RPMs but plenty > further up the band. Without the weight it would > take more slipping and higher Rs to launch
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4 weeks ago
goatsnvairs
MattNall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Most use a stiffened / 1600 psi. standard > plate.... the Weights have been found to cause > hard shift under hi-rpm shifting.. So by std plate you're saying like a 110 plate? Not sure what the 160lb pressure means. I mean I know what it means but is that like an off the shelf clarks part or some
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4 weeks ago
goatsnvairs
Have my turbo motor out, wondering if I should use the 140/180 pressure plate or a standard without the extra weights. I've heard the lighter ones are less moving mass for the 180 not under boost, and allow faster spool up. Any truth?
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6 weeks ago
goatsnvairs
corventure Dave Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > They definitely re-edited that add to disguise the > Corvair a bit. Someone must have looked at how > many Corvairs they insure and said.... we have a > problem! > > Corventure Dave Yeah, the original had an em catching fire, a 65 rear end on the wall, and now the lm on the wall has funky t
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6 weeks ago
goatsnvairs
vairmech Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If you use anything to press on the carbon seal > cover from the other side keep in mind that you > are pressing on the carbon seal it's self. > > I use my vise and open it up so that it is larger > than the carbon seal cover and then flatly slap > the center section on the vise jaws while hold
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6 weeks ago
goatsnvairs
Worked like a charm, with heat slipped right off. Now the carbon seal is stuck in there. Currently soaking more.....
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7 weeks ago
goatsnvairs
Thanks, will try the heat first. Hate to be pressing on that thing and bugger up the threads or something. I was thinking maybe the oil seal on the exhaust side was frozen to the housing, but that wouldn't keep the compressor from coming off.....
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7 weeks ago
goatsnvairs
I use Simple Green concentrate. Environmentally friendly. $9 a gallon at lowes, I just changed it out, 4.5 gallons of concentrate with 3 gallons of water. Works surprisingly well.
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7 weeks ago
goatsnvairs
Disassembling my turbocharger for cleaning and rebuild. Have the housings off and center unit isolated. Took the compressor impeller nut off, but the impeller is stuck to the shaft. Not sure if it's okay to press the shaft out of the impeller or not. Didn't expect it to be so tight. Don't think it's ever been apart, but turned nicely before I started disassembly. Can I use an arbor press on
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2 months ago
goatsnvairs
By far my favorite sport, and even though the Cubs got knocked out I enjoyed rooting for the Stros. Charlie Morton is a stud. Who suddenly finds an extra 5 mph on their fastball at 33 years old? He had ice in his veins. Correa livin the dream, won the World Series, then proposed to Miss Texas 2 minutes later. Stros will be good for a loooong time.
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2 months ago
goatsnvairs
Interesting, guess I'll get n idea what the machining would cost to insert the sleeve, goo to know VC is an option, although probably not enough side meat on the stock ones.... Yes, I recall the turbo drain needs to be 3x the feed or something like that, otherwise oil has the potential to build pressure in the turbo and show itself as blue smoke in the exhaust. It's all coming back to me....
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2 months ago
goatsnvairs
Wow, if I could use my 140 heads that would save a lot, they were completely overhauled with new seats et al when I did the car. I once had this thought if I used my 140 heads for a turbo I'd get 2 of the chrome crossovers, bridge them and then rechrome. Thought it would look cool, not sure about effectiveness. As far as draining the oil back to the head, machine the hole in the head and u
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2 months ago
goatsnvairs
Actually I've been a member for a long time, before I restored my Corsa. Then I spent 3 years on my GTO while enjoying the Corvair, and totally forgot my user name and password so I made a new. So now I'm back in. Gary, Waynesville, OH. So much information here much appreciated, forgot how helpful everyone was. As far as a modern turbo, I'm not a fabricator myself, so unless there's some
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2 months ago
goatsnvairs
I just finished my Corsa 140 resto 3 years ago, and a 67 GTO since. Now winter is coming and am considering transitioning my 140 Corsa to a 180 (the 140 is not original to the car anyway). I've been gathering parts here and there, and have seen commentary on various B flow and F flow parts. Since I don't yet have a complete turbo unit I'm guessing I'll have to piece meal it. So, I've he
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