<VV> price for turbo engine/turbo parts?

Harry Yarnell hyarnell1 at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 1 09:28:09 EDT 2010

Engine # will end in YR for '62-64; and RL for '65-66.

Harry Yarnell
Perryman Garage and Orphanage
hyarnell1 at earthlink.net
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ray R. (aka Grymm)" <vairguy at echoes.net>
To: "Gary Swiatowy" <gswiatowy at rochester.rr.com>; <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2010 9:17 AM
Subject: Re: <VV> price for turbo engine/turbo parts?

> Aye, I know these factors are a big ? and create a huge variable so all I
> was looking for was a range starting at the value of a complete turbo 
> setup
> with a bad turbo and a  non-turbo engine, and up to a complete running 
> turbo
> engine that could probably use a rebuild.
> With that info I can make a judgement call on what to pay for the "lottery
> ticket".
> In the meantime IF I actually get a call back from the guy, Isn't there a
> number on the engine somewhere that will at least tell me if the block was
> originally a turbo engine?... or the heads at least?  If I can locate that
> number and check it that will give me another hint as to whether the 
> actual
> engine parts are turbo or just the turbo assembly.
>>From what I've seen on ebay the turbo itself isn't all that expensive... 
> guess is that the biggest problem with putting a factory turbo setup
> together is finding all the little bits and pieces.
> The car looks like a 63, but there is no telling beyond that.. all I know 
> is
> there is a turbo setup sitting atop the engine, and it looks fairly clean 
> in
> the engine room.  So far I haven't heard back from the guy.. either he is
> slow to check his messages or someone beat me to it and he just isn't
> bothering.
> Ray "Grymm" Rodriguez III
> Lake Ariel, PA
> CORSA member
> 66' Corsa 140/4 coupe
> 65' Corsa 140/4 coupe (under construction and almost done!)
> 63' Monza PG coupe (under construction- quickie driver build)
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Gary Swiatowy" <gswiatowy at rochester.rr.com>
> To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
> Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2010 4:36 AM
> Subject: Re: <VV> price for turbo engine/turbo parts?
>> One issue:
>> Is it actually a turbo motor?
>> Or just a turbo on a 110?
>> If the turbo is seized, it may be only worth what a paperweight is worth.
>> A rebuildable carb can be worth $50.
>> A lot more variables.
>> What year is it?
>> What else on the car has value.........
>> Gary Swiatowy
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