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#1 SyntheticBlinkerFluid

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 05:34 PM

I know the SVX had a 6-Cyl. How large of a displacement is it?

I was thinking about doing a transplant in a Corvair. Has it been done. I've been around Corvairs all my life and I hadn't heard of anyone doing it.

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 05:52 PM

3.3 liter, i don't know anything about corvairs. but it's an all custom job, so i don't think it matters. get the engine, engine cross member, wiring and ECU and go to town on it.

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 10:23 PM

Something about the engine spinning an opposite direction of a Subaru sticks with me.

Also, Hobart Kennedy is known for having put Corvair engines in VW Busses in the past so I would imagine he would know something about it. Try sending an email to Kennedy Engineered Products, their website is here: kennedyeng.com

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 03:14 PM

3.3L, 230 hp. Yes, it's been done. I've got a lot of pics and info on it, including the 2 donor cars (I was going to do it- lost interest).

You end up with a mid-engine RWD configuration. No back seat.

Don't think Kennedy makes the adapter plate.

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 11:37 PM

I know the SVX had a 6-Cyl. How large of a displacement is it?

I was thinking about doing a transplant in a Corvair. Has it been done. I've been around Corvairs all my life and I hadn't heard of anyone doing it.



Swap you an ea 82 for a corvair engine.
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#6 SyntheticBlinkerFluid

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 12:45 AM

Swap you an ea 82 for a corvair engine.
Jude


If I had a spare one laying around, I'd trade you for sure. Unfortunately I sold my last one about 10 months ago.

#7 ShawnW

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:41 PM


Don't think Kennedy makes the adapter plate.


They make a 2.2 plate and the bellhousing is exactly the same shape and works. The flywheel and clutch setup would also be the same.

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 09:27 PM

did someone say they're looking for a Corvair engine !! :brow:

breaffyaviation, i've got a '65 coupe i've been looking to get rid of, might be interested in that trade. also i live just south of Madison, WI (2 1/2 hrs north of Chicago) and the 'Vair is in beloit, also sent you a PM, let me know.


in regard to the SVX 'Vair, you can bolt a corvair engine into a bug, and a sube engine into a bug, i don't see why you wouldn't be able to put a sube into a 'vair as far as the rotation is concerned they should be the same. if the sube engine did rotated opposite of the 'vair, you could just flip the differential portion of the 'vair transaxle, just my .02

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 05:57 PM

[quote name='keltikrewser']did someone say they're looking for a Corvair engine !! :brow:


Ryan ,Isent you a p.M.
Jude:banana:

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 12:41 PM

I have a 97OBW that I drive 100 miles every day for work. I am looking to boost MPG. Here is what I plan... Swapping SVX differentials (3.54) with my stock ones (which are either 4.11 or 4.44 - depending where you look on the web).

If I can't find a SVX, then there are WRXs out there with 3.70s which would still be better.

After the swap, I will put on the UnOrthodox underdrive pulley to help remove the parasitic losses and help spin those tall gears. I am hoping for consistantly over 30MPG with nearly all highway driving.

ANYBODY WHAT TO SWAP DIFFERENTIALS???? if there is a good mechanic out there, we could probably do it in a weekend, everyone wins, taller gears for me, shorter gears for someone that wants the acceleration. I am outside of Rockford, IL (about 1.5 hours west of Chicago)... email me at kevin.koss@us.army.mil




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