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8 years ago
thewolfe
Quote****AVOID THE Turbocharged and 140hp 164cid engines (dropped valve seats) unless you are a NUT, as they aren't worth the trouble given their shorter life-span and still wimpy power output. A dropped valve seat is not the end of the world and a properly tuned engine should be just as reliable as any other. I'll put my wimpy turbo up against your 110 any day and we'll see who
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8 years ago
thewolfe
It was maybe a sixteenth of an inch past 24 so maybe it was 25. I set the timing a few months ago when I pulled the distributor and I assume I got it right at 24 when I set it but don't remember!
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8 years ago
thewolfe
Actually it does look like the rubber is popping out a little at the bottom.
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8 years ago
thewolfe
Picture of the balancer with marks lined up. I didn't take a picture of it yesterday.
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8 years ago
thewolfe
Wowee, that is a rare piece!
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8 years ago
thewolfe
So I went out there today to pull the hb and the two marks were now lined up again. I'm going to order a new one anyways but is it possible for the thing to shift when the engine is running and/or hot then go back to normal after shutting it down and cooling off? ? I just thought that was really weird because when I had my timing light on it yesterday after a good cruise they were definitely
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8 years ago
thewolfe
Ok, looks like I'm making a trip to the underground then. Definitely don't want to spray oil all over my freshly powder coated tins!
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8 years ago
thewolfe
Beautiful day in Portland today. Unlike the snow we had yesterday! Took the corsa out and it was pinging and has been the last few times I took it out going up hills. I checked the timing when I got home and it was Just where I had set it before, 24 degrees but then I noticed the two marks on the hb were not lined up. Retarded it 4 degrees, took it out again and all was ok, no pinging. Is it ok
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8 years ago
thewolfe
Snow in Portland. Even more in Hillsboro where I work. Its nice having an AWD car when it does snow but not nearly as much fun as rwd in the empty parking lot at work with an inch of snow. Have to settle with cornering way too fast and hitting the ebrake...
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8 years ago
thewolfe
Those look awesome, nice car!
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8 years ago
thewolfe
Springs sag over time. My corsa had original stock springs in it when I got it and the front looked like it had been lowered but it wasn't. Springs were just worn. New springs will get you the original factory height which I think is a little high. HD springs are stiffer and will drop the height about an inch and that's what I put in all four corners of my car with one coil cut up front
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8 years ago
thewolfe
I removed mine when converting to electric choke and left them alone. I had no leaks and have verified that when removing my turbo recently.
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8 years ago
thewolfe
Not a lot of aftermarket chrome - just the turbo oil return and flamethrower coil but everything else is powder coated black or 'super chrome', polished alternator, exhaust parts ceramic coated black and ceramichrome.
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8 years ago
thewolfe
Thanks for the kind words. I will definitely try to make it Greg. Hopefully my turbo situation will be resolved by then. I did paint it myself. Spent the better part of last spring and summer in my garage stripping off 3 paint jobs(gold, red, and yellow), cutting out rusty spots and doing body work. Soooo glad to be done. Never again haha. Don't know if any of you know this car but apparentl
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8 years ago
thewolfe
So I'm modifying my turbo by swapping the b flow exhaust turbine and housing from a 64 150 but the 'rebuilt' unit I bought off ebay has two broken fins on the exhaust turbine. Totally unusable. The guy is partially refunding my money and letting me keep the exhaust housing but I am in need of the b flow turbine. Anybody have a spare they would be willing to sell me?
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8 years ago
thewolfe
I did two medium coats and the amount that goes on does change the sheen. Also the distance you are shooting. I painted mine in September so it is fairly new and has been stored in a garage away from the elements. There are no issues yet but it is very new so time will tell. As far as cleaning - fingerprints, water drops, everything leaves a smudge on it. I just wash it then go over it with a mic
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8 years ago
thewolfe
I painted my car with eastwood hot rod black and it turned out alright. Hard to get a totally consistent sheen all around but overall I'm happy with the results. I also spent months doing body work before and I'm sure I could have done better in a few places but whatever minor imperfections I have are hard to see unless you are very close and the satin is definitely more forgiving than
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8 years ago
thewolfe
Same problem here. Put mine on back in October and still riding high!
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9 years ago
thewolfe
17x7 foose legend
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9 years ago
thewolfe
I bought rechromed "not show quality" bumpers from corvair underground a few years ago and I was very pleased with the finish on them. In fact, I couldn't find any blemishes. They were straight, and the chrome looks fantastic. I'm not sure if they were copper plated or not but they still look good, shiny, and not peeling. Only problem was it took 9 months to get them!
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9 years ago
thewolfe
Satin black powder coat. Fuel resistant and much more durable than paint, especially something out of a spray can!
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9 years ago
thewolfe
You definitely want to paint the window channel. If not, you will have a rusty mess before too long. The primer you speak of is pinch weld primer which is a rubbery compound you brush over the windshield channel prior to installing the windshield. It seals the butyl tape to the channel. I think it would be perfectly fine to paint the channel then install the windshield, drive the car then paint t
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9 years ago
thewolfe
17" foose legends
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9 years ago
thewolfe
Pretty cool. Brighter than my halos! City lights in the outer lenses, halos in the center lenses.
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9 years ago
thewolfe
I repair instrument modules for mixed signal automated semiconductor test equipment. Our systems are used to test wafers and packaged integrated circuits. Our largest customer is in Germany and manufactures many of the chips that are used in European automotive electronics. On the side I design and build custom tube guitar and bass amplifiers. When I'm not working on the corsa that is...
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9 years ago
thewolfe
A 64 turbo outlet pipe would mate to the LM turbo and still has the bend like the other EM outlet pipes.
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9 years ago
thewolfe
clear powder coat
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9 years ago
thewolfe
+1 on the powder coat. It is relatively cheap - had all my pre prepped engine tins and a bunch of other parts done in satin black for $80. Much more durable than paint and easy to clean.
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9 years ago
thewolfe
17x7 foose legends with 4.25" backspace. 205/40/17 front, 225/45/17 rear, HD coils front and rear, 1 coil cut up front. No rubbing!
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9 years ago
thewolfe
I've had similar experiences with CU unfortunately. And I live only 30 minutes away. Took 9 months to get a set of rechromed bumpers on one order. Took a few months to get a dual master cylinder conversion kit on another order. And it did not have all the necessary fittings. I had to constantly check in to make sure things were rolling which a customer should never have to do. I buy mostly f
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