<VV> Rochester request

Stephen Upham contactsmu at sbcglobal.net
Sun Oct 16 23:17:31 EDT 2005

I took one of my new (from a well known vender, now dormant) Rochesters 
apart tonight in order to "soak the air horn gaskets and the venturi 
cluster gaskets in regular motor oil".  It was recommended that I do so 
by a club member.  I, rightly as it turned out, figured that it was 
probably pointless to try to save them after almost a year (10/4/2004 
is my meltdown commemoration date), but with little else to do as I try 
to find a remedy for my piston clearance dilemma, I took one of them 
apart a few minutes ago.  I think that may be why the Corvair gods gave 
us two carburetors, so greenhorns like myself can look at one while we 
try to figure how it goes back together (hopefully correctly).  Anyhow, 
it was missing a fuel filter gasket, the needle seat gasket, and the 
needle seat.  Can a carburetor operate without these items?  Mine ran 
fine for at least fifty miles!  Remember, I can't take the other one 
apart until I get this one back together, so I don't know what 
condition it's in or which parts it has.  I will have to re-order a 
bowl cover gasket on the first one as it tore around several of the 
cover screw holes when I removed the cover.

My question is, how do you take the float spring pin out.  Do you just 
pull it out with pliers?  Will the spring action be altered once it 
comes out?  Will it need to be re-tensioned?

Oh, before anyone thinks of flaming me, I have the Chassis Shop Manual, 
Body Service Manual, Clark's and Lon's order books, Finch's book, Greg 
Riley's book, and of course Tony's masterpiece and have spent at least 
300 hours in and under my sedan and six grand in a still fruitless 
attempt to have a streetable vehicle.      Still need to get Bob's book 
and the tech guides among others.

Stephen Upham
Dallas, Texas
Corvairium //

Mid prod. #18732 -1965 Monza sedan 110 (still closer to 0 though the 
engine is in fewer pieces)
Sierra Tan, originally (currently Copper) - Saddle, zero rust, PG, A/C, 
original AM/FM, clock, tint, oil bath air filter, vertical bumper 
guards, w/ 77K (and continuing to hold)
(Still in group red : (

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