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chris_white
chris_white New Reader
7/22/23 6:21 p.m.

So....here's my project.  A turbo Honda K24 in the backseat of a 1965 Corvair Corsa.  Hoping for < 2500# with ~500hp to start (we'll see...)

The K24 fits perfectly between the rear rails.  Built the rear suspension from scratch - but just bought some parts to make up time with the front suspension (cheating?)

Brakes/rotors are Hellcat/SRT8 Brembos. Front a-arms & uprights are from Speedway's Unser kit.  ET-Wheels with 315-30-18s & 275-35-18s.

Purpose: Local track days, AutoX, etc.  The Dream: PA Hillclimbs

Finding a Rack & Pinion that will fit correctly is my current headache...

First time building a car - having a blast...

--chris

 

Piguin
Piguin New Reader
7/22/23 6:24 p.m.

Will need more information on this cool

chandler
chandler MegaDork
7/22/23 7:24 p.m.

Dude, that looks sick

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UltimaDork
7/22/23 7:24 p.m.

I really like this.

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
7/22/23 7:26 p.m.

In reply to chris_white :

Have you met Angry?

chris_white
chris_white New Reader
7/22/23 7:30 p.m.

In reply to Indy - Guy :

I have not...  please expand on that

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Scratch that - I found the posts.  Thanks.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
7/22/23 7:33 p.m.

Id like to subscribe to your newsletter. 

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
7/22/23 7:38 p.m.

On the Bus

stafford1500
stafford1500 GRM+ Memberand Dork
7/22/23 7:39 p.m.
chris_white said:

In reply to Indy - Guy :

I have not...  please expand on that  :)

V8 mid engine corvair build

Just a little light reading. The link is to the latest page of the saga.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/22/23 7:39 p.m.
chris_white said:

In reply to Indy - Guy :

I have not...  please expand on that  :)

that's me. I'm angry. Welcome to the club!

weight target is achievable. My car weighs 2654 with an iron-block V8 and Audi 6MT.

And yeah, we're gonna need all the details. :-)

chris_white
chris_white New Reader
7/22/23 7:46 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

HaHa.  Very nice. 

Note: it may take me some time to catch up on all of those posts -- wow!!

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/22/23 7:54 p.m.

In reply to chris_white :

my six-month project took 4 years and 5 months to first drive, and all that did was give me a new list of stuff to improve.

half of the posts are just Stampie talking smack, so you can skip right over those. :-D

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/22/23 8:01 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Yeah call me crazy but I think Chris can work a lot faster.

chris_white
chris_white New Reader
7/22/23 8:10 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

LOL - I just read the article, sounds like we've taken similar paths... 

For me, I was just looking for a was to make the Corv-8 concept a little more modern & available.  I saw a K-swap video online and thought that the K24 might fit in a vair - and it does.  Challenge accepted...  One sawzall, welder, bandsaw, Harbor Freight disc sander & several pounds of ebay steel tube stock later - here I am.  Having a blast with a completely non-wife-functional garage.

Cheers to you for blazing the trail  :)

 

chris_white
chris_white New Reader
7/22/23 8:19 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

Wow - right on cue...  Well played.     :)

Turbine
Turbine GRM+ Memberand Reader
7/22/23 8:37 p.m.

Holy E36 M3 that looks amazing! 

jimbob_racing
jimbob_racing SuperDork
7/22/23 8:50 p.m.

I like it. I like it a lot.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/22/23 8:53 p.m.
chris_white said:

In reply to Stampie :

Wow - right on cue...  Well played.     :)

I have a lot of experience in these matters.

TurboFource
TurboFource HalfDork
7/22/23 9:06 p.m.

Dang! Have you seen the K24 Ferrari 308 that's out there ?

chris_white
chris_white New Reader
7/22/23 9:23 p.m.

In reply to TurboFource :

Yeah, I did catch some of that.  I think that he tracked it not too long ago. 

He's a 100x more pro at this than I am... lol

chris_white
chris_white New Reader
7/23/23 1:19 a.m.

In reply to Piguin :

Sure - open to questions.

TurboFource
TurboFource HalfDork
7/23/23 6:59 a.m.

In reply to chris_white :

I think your work looks pretty good!

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
7/23/23 7:17 a.m.

Looking great so far!

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/23/23 8:53 a.m.
chris_white said:

In reply to Piguin :

Sure - open to questions.

What's your day job?

chris_white
chris_white New Reader
7/23/23 10:53 a.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

LOL - data analytics.  So yeah, it will probably fall apart the first lap around the block...

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