Corvair Engine removal

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    Corvair Engine removal

    About a month ago I posted some pics of a rusty 1965 Corvair Monza convertible that I bought for the 140hp 4 carb motor that my 1965 Corvair Corsa is missing, here are some pics from the engine extraction.




















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    Re: Corvair Engine removal

    Nice pics. How long did it take you to remove the motor?
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    Re: Corvair Engine removal

    So where is the engine? Just kidding. Although, that's probably why you haven't had more replies.

    Will you be rebuilding it? If so, maybe you could give us some pics of the block, crank, etc. I don't know that I've ever seen one up close.

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    Re: Corvair Engine removal


    Nice pics. How long did it take you to remove the motor?

    Not long, considering how many of the bolts that hold it in were really fighting, you just have to make sure all the linkages are disconnected, unbolt the axles and the remove the bolts that hold the whole engine and transaxle unit it and then drop it out the bottom.


    Will you be rebuilding it? If so, maybe you could give us some pics of the block, crank, etc. I don't know that I've ever seen one up close.

    She does not need a full rebuild, she was rebuilt once before and compression is good all around, so what I plan on doing is a full seal kit, front, rear, valve cover, oil pan and pushrod tubes, carb rebuild, new clutch, flywheel and throwout bearing, not to mention other odds and ends that will come up.

    Corvair motors are unique since there really is not "short block" per say like a conventional motor, like this




    The layout is kind of like small plane engine, the cylinders are each in their own individual finned pods, and the crankcase splits in half to remove the cam and the crank.

    Here is a pic of one stripped down to the almost nothing.



    Looking from the bottom up at the crank.

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    Re: Corvair Engine removal

    Here is the setup I used to take out my motor.


    Makes it very easy.
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