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    Default Re: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corv8

    lookin good

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    Default Re: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corv8

    Looks alright lol.
    Adam K
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    Quick story on what happened here and why this machine barely made two trips out in '14.
    After all the previous top end work and sealing up headers, the machine went on a test drive and was towed back. Come to find out the oil pump died then killed the bearings after sending trash through. So I parked it and covered it back up and proceeded to build and finish the turbo Buick to run in '14.
    Now here we are nearing 2015, the engine was torn down, had the crank turned then ordered new bearings. Swapping out the old Dontov (30/30) cam and replacing it with a Comp Nostalia+ solid camshaft. A new Mileodon high pressure stock volume oil pump will keep it all lubricated. The camshaft is an updated version of the (30/30) but with more lift and slightly less duration and modern lash settings.
    Disc brakes and some sort of seat belt or harness will be next.
    Adam K
    '65 Corvair Corsa new DD
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    '84 Buick Regal 3.8 Turbo
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    Default Re: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corv8

    3/4 of the parts I cleaned to get the engine updated and back together.
    I swear this engine has a lot more go fast parts already in or on it than what I expected.
    Adam K
    '65 Corvair Corsa new DD
    '66 Buick Riviera GS
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    '84 Buick Regal 3.8 Turbo
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    Default Re: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corv8

    You got'a know this old man with his little old car wants to line up with that V8 Corvair

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    Default Re: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corv8

    Yes Sir, I remember.
    Adam K
    '65 Corvair Corsa new DD
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    '84 Buick Regal 3.8 Turbo
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    Default Re: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corv8

    This machine is finished and back on the road. Sat night had it out for first time and a dead battery was the only issue for it's first trip out. New clutch disc breaking in too, it has 10 miles on it and needs more.
    Running well now that it is updated and I actually know the condition of everything.
    Adam K
    '65 Corvair Corsa new DD
    '66 Buick Riviera GS
    '66 Corvair Corsa Corv8
    '84 Buick Regal 3.8 Turbo
    '06 Avalanche Z71 4X4

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    Right before I put the transaxle back in. How the little 302 looks now.
    Adam K
    '65 Corvair Corsa new DD
    '66 Buick Riviera GS
    '66 Corvair Corsa Corv8
    '84 Buick Regal 3.8 Turbo
    '06 Avalanche Z71 4X4

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    Preparing this machine for the road duties this year! The rebuilt 302 is running well, clutch is bedded now, Not pictured is the Corvair diff I rebuilt for this last year after breaking a yoke and the ring and pinion needed replaced after I screwed them up with thw wrong gear oil. Currently installing disc brakes on the front.
    Adam K
    '65 Corvair Corsa new DD
    '66 Buick Riviera GS
    '66 Corvair Corsa Corv8
    '84 Buick Regal 3.8 Turbo
    '06 Avalanche Z71 4X4

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    Default Re: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corv8

    A video from spring last year at the end of the solid cam break in.

    https://youtu.be/qeemE5mabNU

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    Parts that go on for disc brakes, waiting on calipers to arrive.


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    Ceramic/sintered pads with D/S rotors.
    Adam K
    '65 Corvair Corsa new DD
    '66 Buick Riviera GS
    '66 Corvair Corsa Corv8
    '84 Buick Regal 3.8 Turbo
    '06 Avalanche Z71 4X4

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    Default Re: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corv8

    Got the calipers delivered yesterday. Powerstop refurbished GM metric style with new pistons, seals, bleeders and banjo seal washers then they were powder coated red.
    Adam K
    '65 Corvair Corsa new DD
    '66 Buick Riviera GS
    '66 Corvair Corsa Corv8
    '84 Buick Regal 3.8 Turbo
    '06 Avalanche Z71 4X4

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    Default Re: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corv8

    crazy the engine is so close to the driver....
    -John


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    Default Re: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corv8

    It is invading on the interior some, I know what you mean though there isn't an actual firewall and your sitting at the accessory drive.
    After driving or riding in one though
    Adam K
    '65 Corvair Corsa new DD
    '66 Buick Riviera GS
    '66 Corvair Corsa Corv8
    '84 Buick Regal 3.8 Turbo
    '06 Avalanche Z71 4X4

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    Default Re: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corv8

    Install went well. Much better braking and confidence is returned in the drivability.
    Adam K
    '65 Corvair Corsa new DD
    '66 Buick Riviera GS
    '66 Corvair Corsa Corv8
    '84 Buick Regal 3.8 Turbo
    '06 Avalanche Z71 4X4

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    Default Re: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corv8

    That looks good.

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    Default Re: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corv8

    I agree and they work really well.
    Adam K
    '65 Corvair Corsa new DD
    '66 Buick Riviera GS
    '66 Corvair Corsa Corv8
    '84 Buick Regal 3.8 Turbo
    '06 Avalanche Z71 4X4

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