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Apittslife's '66 Corsa Turbo

Unread post by Apittslife » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:30 pm

Hello all,

Going to move the Corsa on over here, from the Introduction Forum.
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Unread post by Apittslife » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:04 pm

I Purchased Her a week ago, & had Her towed to my place of employment Oct-4th 2017, so I can work on Her when time permits.

My friend Wayne, Who I purchased the car thru, came by with the Title paperwork today. He was able to talk with the original Owner of the Car. It was a One owner car, Bought new in 67. The turbo engine ( T 0929 RL ) had 60,000 miles on it when it was removed from the car because He destroyed the Transaxle. He was going to just put the car up, But His Daughter wanted to drive the car. So He had the current engine ( T 1110 RH ) With a PG drive-train Installed into the car. She never learned how to drive a manual trans. She drove it till '87 when the Back window was broken, & He finally put the car in the garage, with the intention of fixing Her up again someday.
The original Turbo engine came with the car, & I was told today that it is a running engine & that it wasnt stock, & that the Mini-Keg in the back was for water injection. Unfortuniately the turbo is tight, But when I do get to putting her back in place, I will update the turbo & fuel delivery system.

It has been slow this week, so I have been able to clean-out the Fuel system, & replace the rubber fuel lines.
I Installed new plugs - ignition wires - points - condenser's - cap - rotor, & ignition coil.
Topped off the oil, & cleared the many years of debris from the engine, & carbs.
Today I dropped in a new battery, & 5-gal of premium fuel into the tank.
Next is the Exhaust, & then The braking system, as she has no Brakes outside of the Parking brake.

https://youtu.be/tKiBHWXPdsA

Thanks for reading, & I plan on keeping this thread updated as I make progress.

Sincerely, Paul

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Re: Apittslife's '66 Corsa Turbo

Unread post by Apittslife » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:20 pm

This is what I am hoping to get Her to look simular to. I am not going for a Yenko clone, But will be leaning towards the Sports car end.
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Unread post by Jerry Whitt » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:09 pm

Sounds like a fun project. Lots of us here willing to help as various questions come up.
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Re: Apittslife's '66 Corsa Turbo

Unread post by Apittslife » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:29 am

Thankyou, I hope She allows me to have fun, Very few GM product have been nice to me. lol But, so far, so good!

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Unread post by Trip » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:49 pm

Enjoy! Make sure you follow the guidelines for your first engine start-up that Brad Bodie usually posts. I will neither confirm nor deny that I've had to use a fire extinguisher on the first start of a Corvair that had sat for a long time. :eek:
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Unread post by Apittslife » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:06 pm

LOL, I had a fire extinguisher on the wall two steps away. I have a You-tube link Above for the start -up. but here it is: https://youtu.be/tKiBHWXPdsA

I will most likely have to rebuild the carbs, as I have to toss a bit of gas down the primary carbs to fire it, but after that, the engine stays running Until I put her in gear, then She stalls. Not Bad for sitting for 30 years.

Unfortunately All 4 studs Broke on me when I tried to remove the old exhaust.( Even with a hot wrench ) But I was able to drill them out & tap them to 3/8 X 16.
I found out why no-one is reproducing anything for exhaust systems as well. Seems the 110 HP motors have 1-5/8 Inch Tubing & Flange Gaskets. No-one makes that size tubing anymore. So I had to use 1-1/2 Inch tubing for the flanges, & bump them up a size, & then use 1-3/4 Inch tubing for the Y-pipe, & finished it out in 2 Inch Tubing to the muffler. Well, the 2" section of tubing isnt finished, as I havent decided on the muffler, to use yet.

Then, I finally picked the Turbo Engine off the ground, & set Her on an engine stand. It has 1-1/2 Inch Flanges & Gaskets, & the Turbo flange is an Odd size as well.
She has Otto Valve cover's & Oil pan. I Like the looks of them. Will have to make an engine cradle so I can fire up that engine, to see what I have. But first I will have to source a flywheel, & see if I can free-up the turbo. as it is locked up. But all that is down the road a bit.

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Unread post by 64powerglide » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:29 pm

You sure the engine number ends with RH???? RH is a two carb 110 HP. The four carb engine should be RN, 140 HP.
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Unread post by Apittslife » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:44 pm

lol, No, as my eyes arent as good as they use to be & they didnt exactly put the numbers where they are easily read. I will recheck it tomorrow.

I worked on the car today, & yes it is RH. So some where down the line someone put 140 heads on it.

Finished the exhaust today, & ran the engine for half an hour. wow those motors throw some heat. still am not able to get it to idle down around 800 rpms. She wants to be spinning up around 12 - 1500 rpms.

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Unread post by Apittslife » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:45 pm

Surely Not, My best work, as I did it between jobs, nor was I trying to make it perfect, plus it was my first Corvair exhaust system. Also I really want to re-install the turbo engine. So it is really just an interum exhaust system.
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Unread post by martyscarr » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:14 pm

"Seems the 110 HP motors have 1-5/8 Inch Tubing & Flange Gaskets. No-one makes that size tubing anymore"

That size is available from Columbia River Mandrel Bending in both stainless steel and mild steel. Here is a link to the mild steel bends: http://www.mandrelbends.com/mandrel-ben ... e.html?p=3

HTH
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Re: Apittslife's '66 Corsa Turbo

Unread post by Apittslife » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:08 am

Kewl, But both my supplies do not, nor can I bend that size. But as stated, I worked around it. Thanks for the link, & maybe some one else can or will use it to their advantage.

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Unread post by Apittslife » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:48 pm

Looks like I will be getting a Back-Glass in the car sooner then I had expected, I asked about one on a corvair facebook group, & a member there said I could have one, for the price of driving there to get it. SWEET!!

And Damn, I REALLY Appreciate That!

So I pulled the plastic off, & cleaned the channel out, ground out the surface rust, & painted the bare metal. So She is now ready for the replacement Back-Glass.

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Unread post by Apittslife » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:45 pm

Great news,

I took a road trip to Nashville, Tennessee today, & picked up a replacement Back-Glass.
Met a really nice guy, by the name of: Otis Stewart, Nic-name "OB". From the Nashville Corvair Club. :tu:
He contacted me saying, He had a back-glass that I could have, if I was willing to drive down & pick it up. :ty:
He has two nice LM corvair's one Coupe, & one Vert.
So Monday, or Tuesday? I will have my girl weather tight.

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