<VV> Why it is important to use the proper parts. (long)
Thu, 12 Aug 2004 01:18:57 -0700
On my '64 Spyder coupe I noticed something strange just after I bought
it. Instead of the proper carburetor warming slot covers, like the one
under the oil cooler, there were two pieces of jury-rigged sheet metal
with screws in them. The left one was loose, and I tightened it up. I
then took the car for a drive to check my speedometer accuracy (I do
things like that when I am bored). I noticed that my head temperature
was going up and up and up. This concerened me and I drove home slowly.
When I got home I noticed the left damper door was completely CLOSED!
That explained the high temp reading since the thermister is on that
side. It turns out that the screw that held that loose slot cover was
long enough when tightened as to prevent the damper door from opening
at all! Use the proper corvair parts and you won't get burned (pun
definitely intended) out on the road.