<VV> Cross-over balance tube seals
ricknorris at suddenlink.net
Mon Sep 21 08:17:05 EDT 2009
Pictures are always worth 99,999 words!
Steel would be a bit more durable than brass be it fittings or ball!
> Tony I.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Sethracer at aol.com>
> To: <kaczmarek at charter.net>; <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
> Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2009 11:52 PM
> Subject: <VV> Cross-over balance tube seals
>> In a message dated 9/20/2009 5:44:46 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
>> kaczmarek at charter.net writes:
>> How about the Carburetor Balance Tube?. The metal tube that runs across
>> back of the firewall, has a fitting for another vacuum line going to the
>> If those small pieces of rubber hose that connect the balance tube are
>> you'll have all manner of troube. Been there Done that.
>> Another Tech tip for all Normally aspirated Corvairs - At least ones with
>> the 3/8" cross-over tube. It is very easy to replace those troublesome
>> with Brass fitting assemblies. This will assure a positive seal and allow
>> easy removal if needed. Look for a pair of 3/8" tube double ferrule
>> junction fittings. You slide one nut onto the small tube coming out of
>> the carb
>> base casting on the head, slide on the ferrule, put the main fitting on
>> tighten the nut, then do the same on the crossover tube. It is easy and
>> be the lifetime solution for this problem.
>> Seth Emerson
>> C's the Day! - Corvair, Camaro, Corvette
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