140 Motor Progress

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skipvair
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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by skipvair » Fri May 12, 2017 9:06 pm

My advice is don't be scared of it. Have a book and follow instructions. I rebuilt my first one at 17 years old. Probably just got lucky, but it went 200K miles before another (just re-ringed it, used plastigauge for bearing tolerances and installed new bearings. Everything checked out ok to do it that way. Used a book for procedures and understood procedures.

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GasDaddy140
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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Sat May 13, 2017 6:24 pm

Thanks guys-I'm just excited to try it. Still stuggling with time and some odds and ends. I modified an aftermarket distributor clamp to work and made up some wiring.

The fuel inlet is simply painted blue. It had been painted red when I found it.

Can't wait!
Alan Duquette
Rohnert Park, CA
"When in doubt...Hit the gas!" A.J. Foyt.

1965 Corvair Corsa (field find) I will build my ship that comes in.
1971 Dodge Sportsman "shorty" 318 van
2015 Nissan Juke S

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GasDaddy140
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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Sun May 14, 2017 3:58 pm

Hi toytron, just some quality blue paint, it was painted red when I found it.
Alan Duquette
Rohnert Park, CA
"When in doubt...Hit the gas!" A.J. Foyt.

1965 Corvair Corsa (field find) I will build my ship that comes in.
1971 Dodge Sportsman "shorty" 318 van
2015 Nissan Juke S

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toytron
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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by toytron » Sun May 14, 2017 4:50 pm

Well Daddy, I like the contrast between the blue and the unpainted lines.

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joefarmer
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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by joefarmer » Mon May 15, 2017 7:10 am

Itching to hear that thing run!!! Looking great so far. Love the muffler setup.
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GasDaddy140
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Re: Cleaning Garage and Corsa for Work-140 Motor Progress

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Fri May 19, 2017 10:07 am

Hi Corvairs! As I await the arrival of my 3rd used 12 row oil cooler (2 for 2 leak) to finally test run my 140 engine, I'm cleaning up my assorted messes in the garage so that I can "think" and actually work again. My cat is fond of my Corvair, and the garage in general, I think it likes the greasy smells. After work today all the household junk in the front will be cleared. And then, I wait for the mailman.
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Alan Duquette
Rohnert Park, CA
"When in doubt...Hit the gas!" A.J. Foyt.

1965 Corvair Corsa (field find) I will build my ship that comes in.
1971 Dodge Sportsman "shorty" 318 van
2015 Nissan Juke S

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66corsaguy
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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by 66corsaguy » Fri May 19, 2017 4:08 pm

GasDaddy140 wrote:Hi Corvairs! As I await the arrival of my 3rd used 12 row oil cooler (2 for 2 leak) to finally test run my 140 engine, I'm cleaning up my assorted messes in the garage so that I can "think" and actually work again. My cat is fond of my Corvair, and the garage in general, I think it likes the greasy smells. After work today all the household junk in the front will be cleared. And then, I wait for the mailman.
Imageit looks like you and I are brothers!!



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GasDaddy140
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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Sat May 27, 2017 5:27 pm

The 3rd oil cooler didn't leak! Buying a battery and cables tomorrow, Indy 500 Day. It's a good day.
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Alan Duquette
Rohnert Park, CA
"When in doubt...Hit the gas!" A.J. Foyt.

1965 Corvair Corsa (field find) I will build my ship that comes in.
1971 Dodge Sportsman "shorty" 318 van
2015 Nissan Juke S

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GasDaddy140
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Re: No Run Yet-140 Motor Progress

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:11 pm

Hi, me and a couple car guys gave it a mighty effort, but the 140 didn't fire yet. Gas leaking out of the fuel pump I tried to rebuild and timing and valve adjustment issues I think. I received a new fuel pump from Summit today! Have to get a couple of fittings and get after it again. These Corvairs engine-tests aren't for the meek you know. Battery and hot wires hanging all over. We only stopped trying to start it because I thought we all would catch on fire.
Hope to update again soon!
Alan Duquette
Rohnert Park, CA
"When in doubt...Hit the gas!" A.J. Foyt.

1965 Corvair Corsa (field find) I will build my ship that comes in.
1971 Dodge Sportsman "shorty" 318 van
2015 Nissan Juke S

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GasDaddy140
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Re: Chunk'n on the Lump'n, 140 Motor Runs!

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:29 pm

Thanks for all the inspiration and super-cool help Corvair Friends! This 1965 140 Corsa motor has some road to run! Not ruin.
Stay turned...for more progress.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGciiExLDOs
Alan Duquette
Rohnert Park, CA
"When in doubt...Hit the gas!" A.J. Foyt.

1965 Corvair Corsa (field find) I will build my ship that comes in.
1971 Dodge Sportsman "shorty" 318 van
2015 Nissan Juke S

joefarmer
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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by joefarmer » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:47 pm

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?
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GasDaddy140
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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:53 am

Hey Joe Farmer-glad you enjoyed seeing my Corvair motor burn a little gas! Today is tuning day, my timing is off, and I'll adjust in the carbs and RPM.
I found a lot of 8 row coolers new on eBay for good prices. I went for a needed 12 row from John's Corvair Parts (small time, I think) in PA. He was awesome! I almost forgot about the two oil spouting coolers until you brought it up...let's just let me try to forget again ;)
Alan Duquette
Rohnert Park, CA
"When in doubt...Hit the gas!" A.J. Foyt.

1965 Corvair Corsa (field find) I will build my ship that comes in.
1971 Dodge Sportsman "shorty" 318 van
2015 Nissan Juke S

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GasDaddy140
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Re: Motor in Car!! 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:07 pm

My 15 year old son helped a lot. We used a motorcycle lift to place the engine. Getting it off the high work table was a little touchy.
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Alan Duquette
Rohnert Park, CA
"When in doubt...Hit the gas!" A.J. Foyt.

1965 Corvair Corsa (field find) I will build my ship that comes in.
1971 Dodge Sportsman "shorty" 318 van
2015 Nissan Juke S

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GasDaddy140
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Re: Motor Back in Car Still-140 Motor Progress

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:16 pm

Dig seeing motor peeking out as I back out for work in the morning!
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Alan Duquette
Rohnert Park, CA
"When in doubt...Hit the gas!" A.J. Foyt.

1965 Corvair Corsa (field find) I will build my ship that comes in.
1971 Dodge Sportsman "shorty" 318 van
2015 Nissan Juke S

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GasDaddy140
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Re: Rear Suspension-140 Motor Progress

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:47 pm

My 15 year old son helped a lot getting these springs, stabilizers and torque arms in place. I was swearing too much too. I assembled the passenger side wrong 3 times! Damn-it...Got the driver's side right though. A lot of new bushings and hardware is used. Ordered the red Gabriel's for the rear.
Soon I'll burn some gas in this sophisticated 1965 crate. I'll shift it hard if I feel like it too. I'll bang the damn gears if I want.
I really like blue paint.
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Alan Duquette
Rohnert Park, CA
"When in doubt...Hit the gas!" A.J. Foyt.

1965 Corvair Corsa (field find) I will build my ship that comes in.
1971 Dodge Sportsman "shorty" 318 van
2015 Nissan Juke S

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66corsaguy
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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by 66corsaguy » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:15 pm

Why the little tubes sticking out of carb gas hole thingys?


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