<VV> Need Engine rebuilding advice for a '65 Corsa

J R Read_HML hmlinc@sbcglobal.net
Tue, 11 May 2004 15:14:45 -0500


Congratulations on such a great "FIND".

A 140 with 100,000 and the engine is apart.  I think you are taking the
right track on sending the heads to the machine shop.  We'd appreciate being
kept abreast of your progress.

Since you joined CORSA, you will received the Communiqe.  Corvair
specialists are listed inside the back cover every other month.  You are
near Clark's, but you should also be aware of Lon Wall, "Corvair
Underground" on the left coast.  Some things are common between them, but
they each have their niche items as well.  There are other vendors as well
and most are listed in the Communique.

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Later, JR
'61 Rampside Standard 4/110
'65 Monza Convertible 4/140
'66 beater Coupe - icemobile 4/140

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Macdonald David" <dmacd_us@yahoo.com>
To: <virtualvairs@corvair.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 1:17 PM
Subject: <VV> Need Engine rebuilding advice for a '65 Corsa

> I have a 1965 Corsa 4 speed, 4 carb Corvair, built and
> sold in Canada, currently in in Acton, MA.
> This car has not been driven since 1972 when it was
> taken off the road and the engine torn down to be
> rebuilt. New parts were purchased brand new and are
> still in GM boxes included new piston and sleeve
> assemblies and a new camshaft. The car had about
> 100,000 miles when it was taken off the road.
> The car was purchased one year old, in 1966 by my
> Uncle who drove it till 1972 when he did the tear
> down. After the engine was rebuilt the car was
> intended for my cousin who was unfortunately killed in
> a car accident. The car sat for decades till my uncle
> called me and told me to come get it if I want. He
> knew the car was a favorite of mine.
> I have found Clark's corvair and ordered a a parts
> manual, factory service manual and an assembly manual
> and have joined Corsa.
> I need some advice on rebuilding the engine. I'm
> comfortable that the documents I have will let me
> reassemble the engine. If I can find all the bolts as
> I'm sure some are missing after 30 years of storage.
> What's the best resource for me to use as I reassemble
> the engine?
> I like some advice on the heads. Since the whole thing
> is apart, it makes sense to me that I should have the
> heads rebuilt. Perhaps new valves and guides. Is there
> a decent machine shop in the New England area that
> knows Corvair heads?
> All advice and pointers welcome.
> Thanks
> David Macdonald
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