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4 years ago
1STLM
Thanks guys and no worries Steve. I appreciate the opinions. Not only is the drivetrain still in the car, with the deck lid in place, but the only engine openings are at the heads with the intake gone, besides the distributor hole since I removed and bought it last summer. I may give the guy a call to see if any history is known. Merry Christmas to you all as well.
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4 years ago
1STLM
Would anyone care to venture a guess on the value of a 66 turbo drivetrain. I am thinking it may not be a bad thing to have spare parts around. The one I am considering has been in a salvage yard for a few years and it would be a shame if it was scrapped. It is probably stock, is still in the car, probably a posi diff, missing the turbo and carb, unknown if the motor is stuck at this point. W
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4 years ago
1STLM
Clarks mentioned remaning the inner rod a while ago. I checked about 3 months ago and they still hadn't. Finding a used one that is straight and rust free, not pitted at the bushing area, may be a challenge. Just in case you were considering replacing it...
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5 years ago
1STLM
I converted my 66 entirely to LED's, including the dash and back-up lamps. All of the LED's were from Superbrite. They fit the original front and rear housing with no mods. The difference in intensity was incredible, even with my old age darkened tail lenses. I used exterior LED's that were the same color as the lenses.
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5 years ago
1STLM
The shifter housing and pins are new. With the shift rod coupler disconnected there is free, full range of movement. I made my own rod and the rear bushing was a little sticky at first but is free now, at least with the coupler disconnected from the transmission. This winter I may put the trannny in 3rd gear and pull the coupler pin to check the alignment.
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5 years ago
1STLM
This has probably been discussed but I could not find a previous post with the same symptoms. My 66 4spd is always sticky coming out of 3rd gear. After driving a while and warming up it gets worse coming out of 3rd and also gets sticky coming out of the other gears as well, although not as bad as 3rd. The shifter rod parts are new, brass rod bushings, quick shift kit and coupler. The tranny w
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5 years ago
1STLM
I have limited experience with High Tack but so far it has worked wonders, including on the rear cover gasket. It is supposed to be soluble with lacquer thinner and is also with gasket dissolver. I have used dissolver by wiping it on with a Q tip rather than spraying onto an engine. It agree with Dave above that a straight edge may be deceiving. I used a straight edge but also used a thin
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5 years ago
1STLM
Will a hot idle oil pressure of 10 PSI provide enough oil to a hot turbo?
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5 years ago
1STLM
Glad I could help. Hope it works out for ya.
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5 years ago
1STLM
Yes, the beam is centered on the jack and spans the car side to side. The rear of the car lifts evenly. The beam is 3'X3" and my end blocks are 2"X2", all .250 wall. However, if I were to do it again I would use 1 1/2" blocks for a little more clearance when moving it around under the car. I set the blocks off center to allow more room for the jack stands. They are of
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5 years ago
1STLM
Tom, I bought a piece of square pipe, 1/4" wall, cut it to length, made a perch in the center with 1/2" strap to fit the floor jack pad, welded a smaller square pipe block on each end then glued a layer of stiff rubber to those blocks. The end blocks rest against the jacking point and allow the spanning pipe to clear the undercarriage. I can set this on the floor jack, slide it under
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5 years ago
1STLM
I mounted a resettable breaker next to the battery. I believe it was 60A from Napa. It is in series with the 10 Ga. wire feeding the electrical system. Push a button to open, squeeze the arm to close. It offers protection from shorts.
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5 years ago
1STLM
I was looking for the same case for my 66 and found one at the Corvair Ranch. It was dated the day after my tranny. Is that close enough to be number matching??
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5 years ago
1STLM
Here is an update... Before taking the steering apart on this part car it was 3 turns L to L. At this point I had already confirmed the steering arms were quick arms based on the part numbers. After disconnecting the pitman arm the box was about 3.6 turns L to L. I am certain it is a quick steer box. My standard box with aftermarket short arms is about 3.25 turns L to L. Under the circumsta
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5 years ago
1STLM
I took the arms off already. Is the box worth taking with a rusty shaft?
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5 years ago
1STLM
I am currently in a salvage yard and found a 66 Corsa with a quick steering box. The box seems tight but the shaft is heavily rusted above the box. The question is are the standard shafts the same as the quick steer and can the worm gear be swapped?
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5 years ago
1STLM
I have not found my build sheet yet but will watch for it when I recover my seats soon.
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5 years ago
1STLM
This chart gives the spring tag info and also the part numbers. Coil Spring Specialties is an excellent resource for information and they do great work on customizations. My 66 Corsa had factory HD springs and I found some of the spring tags. I had CSS build HD rear springs with a 1 1/2" lift then I used Clarks HD in the front. The rear sits just slightly above level.
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5 years ago
1STLM
I put the housing on last night. While blowing out the bolts holes I discovered that at least two of the center bolt holes were not blind so I sealed the threads of the four center bolts. I used Ken Hands technique on the gasket by putting a light coat of silicone on both sides of the lower half of the gasket. I will spin my pump tonight and see what the oil pressure is.
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5 years ago
1STLM
Jim, I was running fairly high RPM when this one failed too (about 85 MPH). I did remove the drive rivets from the original, drill the replacement housing and reuse them. The adaptor was a little warped and I worked it on glass. The replacement housing adaptor surface had a high spot by the fuel pump bushing and I hope my efforts to flatten it were successful and there are no leaks. Anyone ha
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5 years ago
1STLM
The replacement rear housing will be installed soon. Do the housing bolt threads need to be sealed? It looks like they have anti seize on them before.
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5 years ago
1STLM
Eric, I am also restoring a 66 vert and would also be interested in any extra NOS insulation panels you may want to part with. Thanks, Brice
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5 years ago
1STLM
The other, non screw snaps are riveted to the trim. Clarks sells the rivets and the tools to install them.
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5 years ago
1STLM
Al, I'm not opposed to replacing the housing if I could find a correct 66 turbo unit with good gasket surfaces and oil pump.
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5 years ago
1STLM
Here is what I discovered after taking the oil filter housing off. The filter housing gasket surface was warped slightly and I flattened it using glass and 400 grit. The rear housing gasket surface has an area where there is only about 65% of the gasket surface width due to a bevel in the casting. This is the area where the gasket failed. So, the question is, can the rear housing gasket surfa
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5 years ago
1STLM
Seth what would you use to glue the gasket in place? I used High Tack on both sides.
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5 years ago
1STLM
Craig, just before the gasket failure the oil pressure was around 35 PSI. The filter was from NAPA WIX) and also had around 300 miles. Do the bolts need to be retorqued after running the motor?
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5 years ago
1STLM
Could failure of either bypass valve cause gasket failure?
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5 years ago
1STLM
Dave, I pulled the distributor and spun the pump. it seems to be coming from the gasket rather than on top. The switch and electric gauge sender are new also. I can see gasket material sticking out above the harmonic balancer. There is a lot of oil flowing out onto the balancer.
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5 years ago
1STLM
Yesterday I took my 66 for a spirited ride and noticed smoke coming into the cabin after spooling the turbo. I got it shut down fairly quickly and noticed a trail of engine oil behind the car. The engine bay was covered with oil but I knew the oil pressure had not dropped. Long story short, I only lost one quart of oil after the Delcotron/Oil filter housing gasket failed. This was a new gaske
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