<VV> Initial questions from a Corvair 'newby'

Shaun McGarvey shaun_mcgarvey at shaw.ca
Sun Dec 23 16:11:44 EST 2007

Hi Ed, first of all, don't lift or support the car by the engine,tranny, or 
diff. The mounts are not designed to  take the weight of the whole car.
Lift the car one side at a time with a jack placed under the rocker panel 
near the rear. The rockers are strong enough to lift the car at least on an 
Early. Use a block of wood, even better is a block of wood with a slot cut 
in it for the pinchweld to sit in (across the grain or it may split). Both 
front and rear wheels will come off the ground. There is a triangular area 
ahead of the rear wheels with an extra steel plate on it that's perfect for 
a jackstand.
Once the back is up, or if you're just lifting the front, jack under the 
middle of the front crossmember.

yea, Vairily ... Shaun

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ed Orbea" <ed.orbea at gmail.com>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2007 11:57 AM
Subject: <VV> Initial questions from a Corvair 'newby'

> Greetings & Happy Holidays
> I am a new member to the World of Corvairs, and while I have other 
> street/hot rods (69 Chevelle SS, 23 Ford T-Bucket, 53 CHevy 5-Window OU), 
> this is my first Corvair. I purchased this for my wife as a Christmas 
> present, since when she was in hihg-school/college she had a 1962 Corvair.
> I have possibly the start of many questions that hopefully the membership 
> can provide. I have looked ar the discussion thread via "Google" but 
> either I don't know the proper Corvair "wording" or my Google abilities 
> are limited.
> My first question is in regards to jacking up the Corvair with a floor 
> jack so as to easily get underneath the car (I do not have a hoist in my 
> shop). WHere is the best place to locate a floor jack to raise the rear 
> end high enough to place jackstands and where should the jack stands be 
> placed? On my other cars, I can place the jack under the differential 
> pumpkin, and then place the stands under the axle housing or under the 
> frame rails, but with the Corvair being rear-engined and with the engine 
> panels, I don't know where to place the jack or the stands?
> The second question is a repeat of the first, but in regards to the front 
> of the Corvai?
> The third question has to do with trim tag decoding (I have looked st the 
> info at the Stock Corvair Site, but to no avail), especially the 
> exterion/interior coloe
> |-----------------------------------------|
> | STYLE 62-0927     BODY OA21079 |
> | TRIM 4-758              15       Paint 920 |
> | ACC H  D  W  L                        24BB |
> |-----------------------------------------|
> Thanks in advance for the assistance or the direction to the proper web 
> site for this info.
> Ed
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