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Old 04-01-2012, 02:52 PM   #71
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I did a little reading about Corvairs after you posted this. The draw thru carburetor/ turbo setup has always appealed to me, but I never realized that Chevy did it. I'll have to read into it some more.
I guess The Early Corvette six may have used a YH side-draft?...I haven't thought much about all that for years. I guess oneof the most read-about turbo'ed Corvairs is actually running a "blow-thru" setup quite successfully. (dual carbs)..since all Corvairs were points ignition, there is actually quite a bit of electronic upgrades they implement to help with detonation, and timing etc..they have always had a loyal following of "true believers" about the Corvair motor..

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Old 04-01-2012, 07:14 PM   #72
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Funny this thread took a sharp right turn to Corvairs. I actually had a Crown Corvair adapter for this conversion I'm doing. My friends talked me out of it and here I am in 2.3Land!
I dunno, something about IF you break down in a little Arkansas town, chances of finding a part for the Ford being WAY better than the Corvair
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:43 PM   #73
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My bad, didn't read the beginning. Casting numbers are the best then. They won't be the same like some engines. The head numbers are on turboford, I believe. Bo port did a list on there somewhere. Sorry but not a member, just remember reading it in a link.
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No problem jfive ;)

We's just having a little fun!
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So, I started putting my engine together today. I didn't get far. You can see in the picture the bearing doesn't match the cap. I'll have to bring them down to the machine shop Monday.
EDIT- the pic isn't very good but the cap has a notch on the side and the bearing tab for the notch is in the middle.

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Well, at least you are starting putting it together...beats waiting for things to happen...hope it works out...probably an oil seam or something...or maybe mismatched...

Never got that far with a motor rebuild so I have no idea...
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So, I started putting my engine together today. I didn't get far. You can see in the picture the bearing doesn't match the cap. I'll have to bring them down to the machine shop Monday.
EDIT- the pic isn't very good but the cap has a notch on the side and the bearing tab for the notch is in the middle.



That bearing (that also has the thrust bearings) goes in the center main cap. All the grooved main bearings should go into the block for oiling.
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That bearing (that also has the thrust bearings) goes in the center main cap. All the grooved main bearings should go into the block for oiling.
So the BIG bearing that has the sides on it goes on the center main cap?
That would explain why one main cap has a larger groove in it!

I never put one of these together before. Is there a shop manual you would recommend?
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The Haynes manual for 1983-1992 Rangers should cover everything you need to rebuild it. That bearing with the sides is the main/thrust bearing they both go on the number 3, or center main.
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Thanks Kenneth. I already have a Haynes manual - it's for the year my engine came out but a Mustang manual. Same engine basically.
I just ordered a used Chiltons manual off Amazon for $8.
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