<VV> Corvair Humor
nicolcs at aol.com
Sat Nov 17 12:48:29 EST 2007
Others have posted items that I forgot (only once) such as baffles and the
Here are a few dumb mistakes that I claim:
1) Forgot to install the input shaft. I did notice that the trans went
right onto the bellhousing but chalked it up to *perfect* shaft alignment
rather than a missing input shaft ;-)
2) Forgot split ring in differential snout. That was fun: the first time the
car jiggled the input shaft vibrated like a mouth harp! This occurred about
1/8 mile from my garage and thereafter following every less-than-perfect
clutch release. I think the car accumulated about 2 miles before it came
back into the shop for installation of the 50-cent ring.
The prize winner:
3) One day my GB made a big bang as I pulled away from the curb in front of
the house. Idling in gear with the clutch up produced no go. I "knew" it
was the spider gears as I had recently really stressed the rig in a 100 mile
dirt road "adventure" and I had previously broken the spider gears. I had a
complete, spare, 140PG powertrain sitting in the shop so I took the
opportunity to do a complete powertrain swap and conversion from MT to AT.
All done, I started the engine and shifted into "R" to back out of the shop.
Result: NO GO! "D" was also a NO GO. Idling in "D" and looking under I
could see the U-joint yoke rotating on the stationary axle shaft...
Craig (always learning) Nicol
More information about the VirtualVairs