65 Corsa Convertible

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JackBurton
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65 Corsa Convertible

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Starting to make some progress on the corvair. Pulled out all the engine harness, cleaned up the engine bay, de-flashed the heads, and started installing a new engine seal.

The exhaust was in bad shape so I’ll be replacing that as well.
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Re: 65 Corsa Convertible

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Looking pretty clean. Turbo?
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azdave wrote:Looking pretty clean. Turbo?
Yes - I’ve got the carb and turbo being looked at for a rebuild.


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Hey! Post a picture or two of your 65 Corsa convertible. I’m getting bored cooped up all the time due to the, Vid-19 environment. It’ll help!

How’s your compression?
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GasDaddy140 wrote:Hey! Post a picture or two of your 65 Corsa convertible. I’m getting bored cooped up all the time due to the, Vid-19 environment. It’ll help!

How’s your compression?
My carb and turbo are at the shop being rebuilt. So I’m on standby twiddling my thumbs lol. Once they’re back I’ll snap some more photos.


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Re: 65 Corsa Convertible

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Made some progress today on the Corvair.

Removed all the silicon gasket from that the PO used to seal the top of the motor. Swapped the engine sheet metal over from the ‘66 version to the ‘65 with the diff dipstick. Installed a new engine bay seal.

Even better found out my carb and turbo are ready.
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Looking good!
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66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
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Re: 65 Corsa Convertible

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Thank you.

Carb and turbo came home tonight. Both are from my Corsa. The turbo has a 180HP coldside, 150HP hot side, and a ‘64 style exhaust housing. All media blasted and rebuilt.


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