<VV> Some early questions about an early
Chris & Bill Strickland
lechevrier at earthlink.net
Sat May 2 03:32:01 EDT 2009
> you don't want any leakage inside your garage as a spark could cause a disaster.
Meaning automatic electrical equipment, like air compressors. Or a pilot
light, like a gas water heater or furnace. Or lighting up a smoke. Or
dropping a "drop" light, duh.
Stillwell gave you good info. Always check the floor under both ends of
a Corvair for excessive fuel leaks. Sixty models do not have much
evaporative emissions controls on them, so even when they aren't leaky,
they will give off odors -- I suppose it just depends on whether one
likes those smells or not -- some folks like to park the car outside
attached garages until it cools down, and then move it in quickly while
still cold. Also, one can put one of those timered bathroom exhaust
fans, or similar but bigger, in the garage, and turn it on when you
bring the car in, as long as it is just normal odors and not leakage --
gas leaks gotta be found and fixed! Those old hoses at the top of the
tank are suspect if it only happens when the tank is full, and the tanks
themselves can develop little rustout pinholes from inside the tank,
even when the outside looks good (too many years of condensation inside
the tank, combined with not being driven is hard on old gas tanks). Any
hoses on the fuel system that are not obviously new replacements are
good candidates to be replaced now -- they "may" be fifty years old.
And a Sixty doesn't have just the line back to the engine, it has the
return line to feed the gas heater, unless you have a heater delete car
from Arid-zona or such.
If your household heating system is in the garage, maybe you need to
consult with your HVAC guy to make sure it isn't bringing garage odors
into the house.
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