140 Motor Progress

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Re: 4 Carb Linkage 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:41 pm

Finally sorted out this 4 carb linkage! I was a clueless novice about the parts I was missing or how it worked, but I sure know now.

Joefarmer-Dave is a celebrity of his own making on YouTube! I've learned a bunch from him too. He has a lot of damn tools and Corvair experience. He was born pretty close to a Corvair.
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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by joefarmer » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:36 am

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?
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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:10 am

Well, I had Chevy SIX CYLINDER blue industrial strength paint. The black is also industrial strength gloss and flat shades. Glad you like it. Some of the parts in my collection were already painted red and yellow a long time ago, so I clean and sand them for blue or black. It's grown on me.
Alan Duquette
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"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
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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by viewmaster » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:17 am

Hey Alan, been lurking around this post, and finally got the nerve the reply. Depending on which CHT gauge you go with, an aircraft thermocouple will work great. I am going to run a Stewart Warner HD CHT, because that is what the PO had in mine, and i found out that this particular gauge uses a "k" type thermocouple, and is very avail., and cheap from Aircraft Spruce Co.

Maybe this helps, you...or someone.

Great job on the build!!! Gives me inspiration on my 140 build. BTW, what cam did you choose for this build?

-m
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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:10 am

Hi ViewMaster, Thanks for the temperature gauge information and source. I'll check it out. I've had to slow up on my build a little the last couple of weeks due to other responsibilities (home, kids, work), but really hope to have compression check numbers this weekend. I went bold and will take my chances on the 1965 Corsa camshaft, 3839891,that was in the motor, it just looked too good. Not sure if it's stock or regrind. But someone in the past had put a lot of effort into the reconditioning of the internal parts. Thanks for the great comments! :tu:
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Black 1985 CA Plates-140 Motor Progress

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:32 pm

Hi, just sharing a little about my original black CA plates, I'm pretty sure that I found them piled into the car's interior. Title matches them up. Registration was paid up until 2/1985. What a heap I got my hands on! Lucky me. I suspect that the car was being a bit cared for still then. They're pictured uncleaned just like they'll stay on my daughter's wall. The plates are pretty heavy. My new white CA plates are very lightweight in comparison. I suspect that the prisons transitioned to lighter materials so that the prisoners good handle more of them in less time, for higher profits and stuff. Anyway, as I touched and handled them I could feel 1965 and beyond dirt and stuff, from the roads outside the prisons. Of course my car wasn't running in 2015 with it's new white plates. And neither was that Sears snow-blower, vintage mini bike engine leaking oil. But I'm putting a large effort into it this year. Not the little engine though, it seized bad awhile back. :chevy:
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Compression Lowdown 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:42 pm

Hi Corvairs! Here's the lowdown:

Oiled up with drill motor and oil-cooler leaked bad. Checked it out, need new one.
All first compression attempts go, zero-bummer.
Adjust valves and 5 cylinders at 135psi, one at 110psi. Never run, piston rings not seated. I think it will start like this though.
No oil at rockers yet.
So, now I'll get oil cooler, wire up distributor, put gas lines on, and buy mufflers.
Any thoughts on this exciting experience will be appreciated!
What's happening inside this air-cooled world?
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"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
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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by bbodie52 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:43 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:

So far, so good!

If I had initial compression readings like those, I think I would be quite happy. Chances are good that things will improve with break-in.
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Re: Black 1985 CA Plates-140 Motor Progress

Unread post by Scott V » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:21 pm

GasDaddy140 wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:32 pm
Hi, just sharing a little about my original black CA plates, I'm pretty sure that I found them piled into the car's interior. Title matches them up.
My new white CA plates are very lightweight in comparison.
why didnt you go w/the original black ca plates? its cool to see a old car in ca w/the original black plates.

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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:56 pm

Thanks for the encouraging words. Brad Bodie!
I like those words!
Scott V, it wasn't easy getting this heap re-activated in the CA DMV system. There was a wide gap in document responsibility during its field time. After 5 trips to the DMV and fees they decided to issue new title to me with new plates. I still have a 70's title though that I wouldn't turn in.
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"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
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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by gnrand » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:50 pm

I went through the same thing with a lost title and no registration since the 1980 on an original 1966 Ca. Corvair. There is paper work you can fill out to retain the use of the original plates. MOY (Make of Year) I believe is the Ca. DMV form. If your original number has not been used and the plates are in decent condition you can retain them (there is a guy in Chino that will restore the plates to new condition).
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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:15 pm

gnrand/Jeff,

After I get this exotic Chevrolet moving down the road some, I'm going to do that!
Alan Duquette
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"When in doubt...Hit the gas!" A.J. Foyt.

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Getting closer, but I have needs, 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:32 pm

12 row Corvair oil cooler wanted, please let me know if there's one out there. I saw one on eBay.

Got the new gas-line installed, pluggies too. I'm planning on trying to light-it-up this weekend if I can collect everything that I need. Monday night is distributor night. I have to choose mufflers. I've never had an un-running car so long in my life! I'm starting to imagine driving it around now :tu:
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1971 Dodge Sportsman "shorty" 318 van
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Re: Mufflers! 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Thu May 11, 2017 6:33 pm

Hi Corvairs and their Care Takers,

Mufflers! $29.00/ each from Summit Racing. Exact 1.7/8" ID inlets that fit Clark's 140 U-Pipes exceptionally. 1.7/8" down spouts. My criteria is that they will be mounted above the oil pan. They even have welded on threaded brackets for some kind of hanger you imagine! You may also notice that I have a distributor, 7mm wires, condensers, points, and other metal stuff...and drinking water. Soon..I'm going to try and light it off! :tu:
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"When in doubt...Hit the gas!" A.J. Foyt.

1965 Corvair Corsa (field find) I will build my ship that comes in.
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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by toytron » Thu May 11, 2017 7:24 pm

Looks nice gasdaddy. What is that blue line coated with?

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Re: 140 Motor Progress

Unread post by terribleted » Thu May 11, 2017 7:25 pm

Be sure to attach those welded on hangers to the engine and not the body. Exhaust must be supported by the engine as it moves in the body and will flex things loose if exhaust supported to body.
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