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by miniman82
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 180 improvements
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: 180 improvements

Cars are always a losing investment, good news is that with a turbo you can have nearly any performance level you wish with the twist of a knob, provided you take care of a few things first. Avoiding detonation is top priority, whether you do that with a safeguard or MS really isn’t important the ma...
by miniman82
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 180 improvements
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: 180 improvements

Hi Nick, My recommendations as you know mainly revolve around getting more from the engine than you can get from a stock one, you can make a stock engine work acceptably but IMO it’s pretty boring and relatively tame that way. To each their own, if you’re looking for more obviously that entails more...
by miniman82
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 180 improvements
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: 180 improvements

I mainly rebuild turbos, but depending on what all you need done I might be enticed to work on other things.
by miniman82
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 180 improvements
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: 180 improvements

Where are you located?
by miniman82
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Dropped valve seats part 3
Replies: 14
Views: 884

Re: Dropped valve seats part 3

With respect, a dropped valve is a pretty serious thing and also very easy to diagnose. What’s going on that caused you to pull the heads?
by miniman82
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turbo snail size?
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: Turbo snail size?

T4, but a heat blanket doesn’t do much.
by miniman82
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Carburetors for a 63 turbo
Replies: 28
Views: 1610

Re: Carburetors for a 63 turbo

I didn’t like stock either, let us know which direction you go in.
by miniman82
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Condensation in Pcv?
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Condensation in Pcv?

This sort of post always pops up this time of year, the colder weather makes it harder to build up enough oil temperature to evaporate the condensation that’s all.
by miniman82
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Dropped valve seats part 3
Replies: 14
Views: 884

Re: Dropped valve seats part 3

Strange, the small valve heads don’t typically have as many issue as the 140 style do. The shop probably isn’t experienced with aircooled stuff, the seats need more press so they don’t fall out.
by miniman82
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine sound and smoking
Replies: 10
Views: 482

Re: Engine sound and smoking

An open exhaust can also cause an engine to run leaner than it otherwise would, so if it was already sort of lean burned valves may be the result. Hope that’s not it, but I’ve seen it before.
by miniman82
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Max oil temp ?
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: Max oil temp ?

Define ‘just fine’?

My experience has been they run ‘just barely’, there’s so much room for improvement it’s hysterical.
by miniman82
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Oil Additive
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Oil Additive

Not really.

100k is probably time for a ring and valve job on these engines, youbstand to gain a lot more by freshening those things up than any additive will ever offer.
by miniman82
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Horsepower of Corvair
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Horsepower of Corvair

I tied to mustang dyno my 180, but had problems that day. Bad gas and super hot outside temps (over 95* that day) led to only making 90 or so. My starter even quit working it was so hot!

I really need to revisit the dyno when I get my car back, I want to know what it’s actually doing.
by miniman82
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Max oil temp ?
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: Max oil temp ?

But you know what to look for and know what you’re doing, unfortunately this is one of those engines with sort of a steep learning curve. If you aren’t well versed in tuning, it’s real easy to get into trouble when the hammer drops. That’s why I’m so adamant about having instrumented feedback, so yo...
by miniman82
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Max oil temp ?
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: Max oil temp ?

Some thoughts: If you have chrome rings it's gonna take a whole lot longer than 500 miles to bed them in, standard rings around 1000 and you're probably good to go. The ZDDP additives are supposed to protect flat tappets from scuffing, since modern oils lack the additive packages older oils used to ...
by miniman82
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: E-Flow upgrade special!
Replies: 0
Views: 400

E-Flow upgrade special!

Ladies and gents! If you need an E-Flow turbocharger before Christmas, now is the time! I have way more E-Flow parts than I really need, so from now till the 25th of December I will strip down/clean/rebuild your current turbo unit to an E-Flow for the unbeatable price of $350 plus return shipping! I...

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