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by joefarmer
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Memoirs of a Monza
Replies: 68
Views: 4182

Re: Memoirs of a Monza

So.... it's been a while. Haven't been on the forum since earlier this summer, but I HAVE been busy. Here's what I've gotten done since my last post: 1. The engine rebuild was completed mid-July 2. Decided to saddle up and rebuild the PG as well (my first time ever going through a transmission) 3. C...
by joefarmer
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Memoirs of a Monza
Replies: 68
Views: 4182

Re: Memoirs of a Monza

Thanks Marty, that makes sense. I'll probably lay a piece of fine grit sandpaper out on the workbench and just give those valve keepers a few slides across before final assembly. Regarding head stud torques..... I understand that they are anywhere from 10ftlb to 30ftlb. That seems like a wide range ...
by joefarmer
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 140 Motor Progress
Replies: 118
Views: 7245

Re: 140 Motor Progress

That's what I'm talking about!

By the way, where did you get your non-leaking oil cooler from? Or, maybe a better question is, where did your leaky ones come from?
by joefarmer
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Memoirs of a Monza
Replies: 68
Views: 4182

Re: Memoirs of a Monza

Thanks! That's what I needed to know. Once more quick question - The small wedges used to hold the valve to the valve spring... do they usually sit differently between the intake and exhaust valves? The intake valves have small gaps between the wedges (and the wedges sit above the spring cap) while ...
by joefarmer
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Memoirs of a Monza
Replies: 68
Views: 4182

Re: Memoirs of a Monza

Is it true that the exhaust valves do NOT require valve guide seals???
Ordered the full gasket set from Clarks and only got seals to go on the intake valves. Something doesn't seem right about just sticking a valve in place without a seal though....
What is correct protocol here?
by joefarmer
Wed May 31, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine Rebuild Test Fire
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Engine Rebuild Test Fire

Thanks fellas.

Acarlson - I have not changed any wiring at all, but I don't recall a ballast resistor... What does this look like so I can ensure it is still included? What purpose does it serve?
by joefarmer
Tue May 30, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Engine Rebuild Test Fire
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Engine Rebuild Test Fire

Upon completion of an engine rebuild ('65 110 PG), what is proper procedure for doing a "bench" run? I have a large workbench where the engine is currently sitting. Can I bolt the torque converter inside the bell housing, put on the starter, and let it rip? Or do you have to attach the differential ...
by joefarmer
Mon May 15, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Memoirs of a Monza
Replies: 68
Views: 4182

Re: Memoirs of a Monza

Got the case halves back together this weekend. New main bearings, clean crank, clean cam. Used a dial indicator to measure backlash and lateral play, all within tolerance. Turns smooth and easy by hand even after torquing the case bolts to 45ftlb. Plan to blast the bell housing and install so I can...
by joefarmer
Mon May 15, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 140 Motor Progress
Replies: 118
Views: 7245

Re: 140 Motor Progress

Itching to hear that thing run!!! Looking great so far. Love the muffler setup.
by joefarmer
Tue May 09, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: OPG has a Corvair catalog coming soon
Replies: 56
Views: 3013

Re: OPG has a Corvair catalog coming soon

Scott - thanks for the heads up on this! Anxious to see what is offered and how it will pan out with existing vendors. Always good to have more interest out there, and hopefully this catalog will help with that. Just so I'm on the same level as everyone else... I am aware of the following vendors. A...
by joefarmer
Mon May 01, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Memoirs of a Monza
Replies: 68
Views: 4182

Re: Memoirs of a Monza

Thanks fellas! Is it ok to run new set of lifters on old cam? I will check around to see if there is a shop that can polish crank and cam. When going back together are there any bolts that require antiseize? Alan - to answer your question, I just want to have a reliable driving car to use once or tw...
by joefarmer
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Memoirs of a Monza
Replies: 68
Views: 4182

Re: Memoirs of a Monza

Bumping one more time to see if I can get some answers (above) just prior to placing my order. Anybody got answers or opinions on these questions? If not, no worries! I will press onward and start putting this piece of aluminum back together again.

Thanks!!
by joefarmer
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Memoirs of a Monza
Replies: 68
Views: 4182

Re: Memoirs of a Monza

Just bumping to see if I can get some answers on the questions below. What say you? 1. Is there a big difference between Clarks, California Corvairs, Mike's Corvair Parts? There are major price differences, but perhaps there is a reason behind these? Any opinions on who to use and who to avoid? 2. A...
by joefarmer
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: Memoirs of a Monza
Replies: 68
Views: 4182

Re: Memoirs of a Monza

Thanks Brad! I plan to clean the existing oil cooler and judge how it looks afterwards. :ty: Some pressing questions that I need to get answered before moving forward: 1. Is there a big difference between Clarks, California Corvairs, Mike's Corvair Parts? There are major price differences, but perha...
by joefarmer
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 140 Motor Progress
Replies: 118
Views: 7245

Re: 140 Motor Progress

Agreed! By the way, I'm diggin the 'blue on black' paint scheme you've got going on. What made you decide to go that direction?
by joefarmer
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: 140 Motor Progress
Replies: 118
Views: 7245

Re: 140 Motor Progress

Alan - That engine is looking better every time I see it!! Caddy Mike - I appreciate the encouragement, this has become a super fun project. Glad I decided to go this direction instead of a run-of-the-mill Mustang or Camaro type restore that is all too popular (to the point of it being deluded). DAV...

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