Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
5/3/24 7:44 p.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) said:

Parts engine has arrived

Is that the location of the rod bearings you need? laugh

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
5/18/24 8:30 p.m.

Decluttering my garage, I have a complete wiring harness from a '95 LT1.  I think I had an idea at some point to put a 4.3 crank and rods in an LT1.  Any interest?

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/19/24 11:02 a.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

Decluttering my garage, I have a complete wiring harness from a '95 LT1.  I think I had an idea at some point to put a 4.3 crank and rods in an LT1.  Any interest?

Yes! If nothing else, I can harvest some connectors from it. I'll trade you a 3/4"-16 tap if I have one. Will know later today.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/19/24 11:03 a.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) said:
spkorb said:

I'm going to spend 9 years of retirement just reading GRM posts and I'll never catch up.  What an amazing car!

Thanks Sean, I feel the love.  It's my Suprang, 20 years late.

The Suprang has certainly been inspirational.

Totally. 

preach
preach UltraDork
5/19/24 1:23 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

So is Monzora.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/26/24 9:58 p.m.

With the RS6 in the driveway, I've been told that MonZora engine rebuild is my new highest priority, LOL. So today I set out to get the garage cleaned up and rearranged, from fab shop to engine R&R shop. Before:

During:

Car is still a 3-level shelf, but that will change in the next work session. Tomorrow is family day, might get a few hours in the evening, but maybe not til Tuesday. Hush hush.

TurboFource
TurboFource Dork
5/27/24 8:42 a.m.

I hung my engine stand from the ceiling with bicycle storage hoist to get it out of the way when not needed.......

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/9/24 12:02 a.m.

Y'all still out there? Well, if you are, then this update is for you. And if you're not, then this update is for me.

Engine removal began this evening. I kinda bounced around a little but it all makes sense to me. Peeling an automotive onion, I guess. I'll do my best to include all steps, as well as to note all the improvement opportunities I see along the way.

  • Open frunk and disconnect battery
  • Opportunity: add prop rod, attached to hood, not body. Better packaging.
  • Remove harness bar
  • Move seats as far forward as possible

  • Remove rear valence

  • Undo V-bands and remove exhaust from collectors back

  • Opportunity: make tailpipe support 2 pieces that bolt together. This will allow exhaust to be broken down for easier alignment.
  • Opportunity: add V-bands to muffler inlets and x-pipe outlets.
  • Remove header heat shield uppers
  • Remove header heat shield lowers
  • Unplug o2 sensors
  • Remove headers

  • Detach heater hose from coolant bottle and drain coolant



That's where I left off for the night. I'd like to thank the RJD Black Sabbath, specifically The Mob Rules, for providing the soundtrack to my evening.

budget_bandit
budget_bandit Reader
6/9/24 12:16 a.m.

We're still here and we're super stoked for updates!

wawazat
wawazat SuperDork
6/9/24 7:36 a.m.

Relentless forward progress!

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
6/9/24 8:38 a.m.

berkeley yes.

Ive gotta get my game on with the miata if im going to pock a fight with you at the challenge next year. 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/9/24 9:51 a.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

berkeley yes.

Ive gotta get my game on with the miata if im going to pock a fight with you at the challenge next year. 

2026, brother. I've got too much going on for a run at 2025. I will be at the event, but only as a spectator and PLB helper.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
6/9/24 10:40 a.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Oh good. Thanks for that 

QuasiMofo (John Brown)
QuasiMofo (John Brown) MegaDork
6/9/24 2:35 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Oh good. Thanks for that 

I'm betting your load bar that you can't beat a 1.4 liter car.

Shavarsh
Shavarsh Dork
6/9/24 6:57 p.m.

This car is so rad. Servicability mods are the best mods.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
6/9/24 7:10 p.m.
QuasiMofo (John Brown) said:
Dusterbd13-michael said:

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Oh good. Thanks for that 

I'm betting your load bar that you can't beat a 1.4 liter car.

You're on!

madmrak351
madmrak351 HalfDork
6/9/24 7:47 p.m.

Knowing that you were working on MonZora in the early minutes of this morning makes my birthday even more special, lol. Glad to see you getting more done on it!

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/17/24 9:30 p.m.

Lots going on lately, managed to sneak in a little MonZora time today.

The engine oil had about 10 miles on it. What I drained out was thin, grayish, stinky, and sparkly. I will autopsy the filter tomorrow and post results.

I've also been identifying what stuff goes with what car. Ody and Saab are going away later this summer, and I want to make sure everything that belongs with them actually goes with them.

more later.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/18/24 12:43 p.m.

Everybody say it with me:

Angry, you're *still* an shiny happy person!

This time it's because I didn't torque the rear caliper mounting bolts.

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
6/18/24 1:06 p.m.

Caliper mounting bolts?  Don't feel bad. Those are brake parts. Not everyone is a brake specialist. 😛

maschinenbau
maschinenbau PowerDork
6/18/24 2:14 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Yikes! That's okay, I forgot to torque the axle nuts on the Europa...didn't find out until after the second autocross run blush

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
6/18/24 2:34 p.m.

Not running is an inconvenience. Not stopping will kill you.

preach
preach UltraDork
6/18/24 4:15 p.m.
SV reX said:

Caliper mounting bolts?  Don't feel bad. Those are brake parts. Not everyone is a brake specialist. 😛

*snicker*

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/18/24 5:02 p.m.

Well, at least y'all know I don't hide my mistakes.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/18/24 6:31 p.m.

I poked a hole in the bottom of the filter and this is what drained out.

 

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