engine swap - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> General Rodding Tech
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-26-2012, 02:35 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
engine swap

have a 63 corvair wanting to up date the motor and would like to know
if anyone has done or thought about the possibility of a pontiac fiero motor would work thanks

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-26-2012, 03:31 PM
68NovaSS's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Working with chromed bolts
Last journal entry: New to me T-Bucket
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Nine Mile Falls, Washington
Posts: 5,215
Wiki Edits: 9

Thanks: 99
Thanked 130 Times in 121 Posts
If you can adapt it to the transaxle, anything will work. There's a guy in the Midnight Sun Street Rods, in Alaska, with a 455 in the back of a Corvair....looks like it came that way.
__________________
Boost adds dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl...

Midnight Sun Street Rod Association
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-27-2012, 09:46 AM
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Wheelbase database Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,516
Wiki Edits: 1

Thanks: 6
Thanked 144 Times in 131 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdrdcody
have a 63 corvair wanting to up date the motor and would like to know
if anyone has done or thought about the possibility of a pontiac fiero motor would work thanks
Uh, why a Fiero motor? Neither the Iron Duke four cylinder nor the V6 were particularly noteworthy motors. Let me guess, you already have a Fiero donor car?

Most of the V8 swaps use a different transaxle (Olds Toronado) or flip the Corvair transaxle over to mid-mount the engine. None of these are particularly easy to do and require a LOT of fabrication.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-28-2012, 07:53 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
is there anything that would work to add more pep than the corvair motor ???
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-28-2012, 09:22 AM
boatbob2
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: north florida
Age: 76
Posts: 1,371
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 6
Thanked 23 Times in 20 Posts
Corvair..........

The Corvair engine is a GREAT canidate for hopping it up,ive owned 9 of them,and have a 1961 monza now. the amount of horse power you can pull out of this engine,is ONLY dependant on how deep your wallet is,swapping to a Turbo charged 180 HP engine is easy. and not too expensive.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-28-2012, 11:23 AM
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Wheelbase database Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,516
Wiki Edits: 1

Thanks: 6
Thanked 144 Times in 131 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by boatbob2
the amount of horse power you can pull out of this engine,is ONLY dependant on how deep your wallet is
Um...

Doesn't that statement apply to ANY motor?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 05-28-2012, 02:10 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 42
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Do you know which Corvair motor you have? In 1963 the factory options ranged from 95 to 180 hp, iirc. The easiest thing is either to rebuild the engine you have to a higher factory spec (parts are available) or find a higher-spec 'Vair motor (again, parts are available). Check out Clark's Corvair Parts (www.corvair.com).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent General Rodding Tech posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Swap 250 engine and saginaw 3sp to 350 engine with t-350 or another manual? southerntidefan Transmission - Rearend 13 02-04-2011 10:17 PM
95 ford F-150 engine swap, Same Transmission fit new engine? F-150 Transmission - Rearend 5 10-07-2007 12:11 PM
86 K10 engine swap! swap tranny too? big_e111 Transmission - Rearend 3 08-03-2007 01:21 PM
Hello..need help deciding engine and or engine/tranny swap. suzukijohn Introduce Yourself 2 04-22-2007 09:35 PM
326 firebird engine swap with a 400 engine...is it possible?? greg67 Engine 7 11-08-2003 03:34 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.