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.
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