<VV> Initial questions from a Corvair 'newby'
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).
>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
>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
>| 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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