Talked to my mechanic today. He got the turbo pulled apart and discovered whoever worked on it last didn't put it back together correctly so the seals were not at all doing their job. That's good news. It probably means the rings are good. So he has the turbo parts on the way and I've got a new late model carb on the way so we should have this thing back together soon!
Wednesday, December 10, 2003
So I'm on a quest for a late model turbo and carburator. Since the carb in turbo in my corvair are the wrong type. It will still work, but I'm not getting the boost I should from the turbo. My mechanic tells me if I get a late model impellor and housing and keep the early model turbine, I can get the boost I'm supposed to, but get it soon in the power band. So I'm on a quest for the carb and impellor. Hopefully I'll have the parts I need soon.
Tuesday, December 09, 2003
The car looks like its on fire when I drive it. There is a ton of oil getting into the cylinders. It looks like the turbo charger is leaking oil into the compressor pushing oil into the cylinders. The Turbo has been pulled and I discovered that the Turbo and carburator were from an earlier model Corvair. Unfortunately, because its an earlier model, I'm missing some extra boost that I should have. I'm currently looking for the right parts to get the car up and running again without smoke.