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by thewolfe
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Flaps up, Balls out!
Topic: Water Jackets For Turbocharging
Replies: 4
Views: 1817

Re: Water Jackets For Turbocharging

For big turbocharging you also need a way to keep the case together and heads from lifting under high boost conditions. There were once ARP case bolts and head studs available but not anymore. Maybe you could get custom ones made.
by thewolfe
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65 differential
Replies: 20
Views: 731

Re: 65 differential

There is no way to adjust the play in the axle stubs. The side adjusters are to set the position of the carrier in relationship to the pinion and they get preload set on the bearings so there should be zero play there. I would not recommend just tightening them up if you don't know what you're doing...
by thewolfe
Wed May 27, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Negative Camber/Urethane Bushings
Replies: 20
Views: 731

Re: Negative Camber/Urethane Bushings

Sounds like you have the wrong bushings. Without showing us exactly what you have we are all speculating. My advice...buy rebuilt rods or get the correct bushings from a corvair vendor. But it sounds to me like whatever you have is not meant to be used with the special washers which is fine as long ...
by thewolfe
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Corvair Engine Mods
Replies: 9
Views: 2083

Re: Corvair Engine Mods

Do you have a dyno sheet? 600+ hp corvair motor I find pretty unbelievable. Not saying it isn't possible but I've never heard of one making that much power. How do you keep the case from grenading? I can't imagine being able to use that much power for more than very short bursts without overheating....
by thewolfe
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Bog / Hesitation off Idle - 65 Corsa Turbo
Replies: 15
Views: 927

Re: Bog / Hesitation off Idle - 65 Corsa Turbo

If the turbo is seized it will certainly cause problems with acceleration. You should be able to easily turn the wheels with the housings on. If you try to spin it, it should spin about a turn or turn and a half. With the exhaust housing off you will not be able to spin the wheels easily. I would st...
by thewolfe
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65 Corsa Turbo Overheating at sustained highway speeds
Replies: 31
Views: 3327

Re: 65 Corsa Turbo Overheating at sustained highway speeds

A loose fan belt that is slipping can cause overheating. Probably not your issue but one more thing to check.
by thewolfe
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: weber jetting / turbo
Replies: 1
Views: 940

Re: weber jetting / turbo

Jetting depends on the size of the choke tubes and what emulsion tubes you have. 50f8 is a good starting point for idle jets. My recommendation is to buy an assortment of main jets, air correctors, and idle jets. It's not going to be cheap and you will get frustrated. They are not the easiest to tun...
by thewolfe
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65 Corsa steering box
Replies: 9
Views: 1714

Re: 65 Corsa steering box

Straight gear oil should not be used in a corvair gear box, it will leak out. Any good 00 grease will do.
by thewolfe
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: 64 Turbo Timing
Replies: 30
Views: 3307

Re: 64 Turbo Timing

Maybe your turbo is seized. Do you see the boost gauge needle move to the positive side of 0 when you have it floored?
by thewolfe
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New guy alert - 65 Corsa Turbo
Replies: 9
Views: 1310

Re: New guy alert - 65 Corsa Turbo

Yeah, July 3. Might be low attendance because of the 4th but I'll be there. If not July, then perhaps August. The September meeting is held at Beaches cruise in at PIR every year on the first Wednesday where we get a special parking area right up under the trees in the front. Usually around 30-40 co...
by thewolfe
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New guy alert - 65 Corsa Turbo
Replies: 9
Views: 1310

Re: New guy alert - 65 Corsa Turbo

Aha, well we would love to see you and your car at the next club meeting if she's roadworthy. And if not, come say hi anyways! CORSA Oregon meets the first Wednesday of every month at the Oregon stamp society building on NE 33rd at 7 o'clock. We've got some very knowledgeable fellows in the group th...
by thewolfe
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New guy alert - 65 Corsa Turbo
Replies: 9
Views: 1310

Re: New guy alert - 65 Corsa Turbo

Nice looking car! Where are you located?
by thewolfe
Tue May 21, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Please help diagnose yoke interference
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: Please help diagnose yoke interference

Are you sure you got the side adjuster the right number of turns in? To me it looks like it needs to be screwed in more. The adjuster should not be that far out. Did you check the gear pattern on the pinion when putting the diff back together? If that is incorrect then you're going to have issues do...
by thewolfe
Mon May 13, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Lower control arm bushing
Replies: 12
Views: 538

Re: Lower control arm bushing

The chances of two bad bushings from Clark's is pretty low. I've used their bushings and never had a problem. How did you install them? Looks like the inner sleeves are missing but can't tell exactly from the pic.
by thewolfe
Wed May 01, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: head carb manifold stripped help please
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Re: head carb manifold stripped help please

This is a very easy repair and I've had stripped threads in the same spot. Drill and helicoil. No need for a bottom tap or worrying about drilling too far. If you're that worried then mark the drill bit where it will bottom out and don't go any further.
by thewolfe
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turbo question: Is this turbine usable?
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: Turbo question: Is this turbine usable?

The milled part is normal but with that crack the turbine is junk.

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