<VV> Initial questions from a Corvair 'newby'

Marc Marcoulides hharpo at earthlink.net
Sun Dec 23 16:16:06 EST 2007

I put my jackstand forward of the rear wheel, at or inboard of the pinch weld. I refrain from lifting at the diff, lots of aluminum there. I watch carefully, at any necessity for the car to be jacked up at a service interval, lest any tire jockey try that. I suggest you get a shop manuel, there are many on ebay and the vendors most often used for same are Clarks(corvair.com)and Underground (corvairunderground.com). 

-----Original Message-----
>From: Ed Orbea <ed.orbea at gmail.com>
>Sent: Dec 23, 2007 11:57 AM
>To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
>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.
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