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EG33 engine in a Corvair- Doable?


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#1 Anthenium

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 04:09 AM

Anyone tried an EG33 (SVX Motor) in a Corvair? I'm REALLY considering such a conversion, and wonder if anyone needs to talk me out of it...

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#2 Mr Fishums

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 09:56 PM

I say go for it, you've got the room for sure.... :) Coupe or convertable corvair?

Hell come to think of it look for one of those older elusive EJ20TwinTurbos, enough power to put that corvair on one end!

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 11:23 PM

Go for it man... And make sure you let that exhaust scream like one pissed of machine!!!! :headbang: subies sound so good!!!

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 05:10 PM

ESPECIALLY the eg33.
sounds like one bad rump roast swap, I love 'vairs.

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 02:17 PM

Big problem: The Corvair engine turns backward.

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 07:14 PM

Solution: custom oil pump, water pump, and camshafts. Run the subi backwards!

#7 970subaru

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 08:09 PM

but cant you flip the ring gear around?

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 08:10 PM

Solution: custom oil pump, water pump, and camshafts. Run the subi backwards!

+ custom cambelt tensioning. + custom accessory drive and accessories. + custom distributor (possibly). Not that easy.

I bet that Kennedy Engineering has some easier solution.

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 11:16 PM


I bet that Kennedy Engineering has some easier solution.


I am sure they do too. I saw one yesterday (corvair) and wondered how it would work. Add a heater core while youre at it. :)

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 10:34 AM

Add a heater core while youre at it. :)

Must keep warm>>>>>>>>>>:banana:

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 11:48 AM

Big problem: The Corvair engine turns backward.


Never stopped anyone from doing a V-8 conversion, and shouldn't hold up a 3.3 conversion either. You may have to make it a mid-engine though.

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 03:52 PM

Never stopped anyone from doing a V-8 conversion, and shouldn't hold up a 3.3 conversion either. You may have to make it a mid-engine though.


yep. there's one with a 350 in it near me. mid engine.....

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 09:22 AM

definately keep us posted on this one as i love the good ol corvairs and have always wondered what an eg33 would do to it power wise.. im sure it would fly like no other since the original motors didnt have much horsepower........

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 10:10 PM

sounds like a cool project to me! i actually thought about doing that with mine before i sold it. what body style do you have? i had a '64 'vert and a '65 coupe, best of both imo.

as far as the engine rotation goes i beleive that you can flip the ring gear in the trans axel to take care of that, i have heard of peolpe doing that for trikes and sandrails. most of the V-8 mid engine conversions i have seen used Olds Toronado trans axels instead of the corvairs, nothing like a little 'vair with a blown 455 sitin' in the back seat:clap:

as far as power goes most of the old 'vairs had 110 hp, some of them had turbos that made between 140-180hp stock even more built up, the stage 4 Yenko had 240hp, thats right the first yenko wasn't a camaro. :burnout:

http://www.corvairco...om/yenko01.html :headbang:

what does the 3.3 have 230hp? plus all the weight of the cooling system, at least you wouldn't have to worry about that fan belt any more :grin:

edit: good article about V-8 conversion
http://www.corvairco...m/norris01.html

ryan




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