<VV> Removing an cleaning under top fan shroud
Ray R. (aka Grymm)
vairguy at echoes.net
Sun Jun 20 14:50:49 EDT 2010
It's an easy job. I have one thing to add to what is already posted... one
of the bolts that holds the top shroud on is under the fresh air hose... I
usually just disconnect the hose and remove the bolted on flange it clamps
onto from the shroud and get at it that way, but I imagine you could
probably get at it with a wrench and some dexterity!
To help out I'm going to post an "off the top of my head" removal procedure.
0. remove the entire air cleaner assembly or assemblies
1. remove the single bolt that holds the fuel pump in place and wiggle it
till it is free (they are usually stuck in place from age)
2. remove the alternator
3. disconnect the choke rods from the carbs
4. take the nuts off that hold the carbs on
5. lift the carbs up and off the engine with the linkage and fuel lines/pump
still attached.. its actually a nice easy thing to move around as a unit
6. remove the bolts from the vacuum tube that goes accross the front of the
engine and attaches to the air cleaner base (its the PCV system) pull the
hoses off the carb bases and push the assembly forward or remove it to get
it out of the way
7. remove the belt
8. disconnect the fresh air hose from the top shroud, remove the flange for
it from the top shroud
9. pull all the plug wires off the plugs (to reinstall note #1 is the
shortest wire and follow the firing order on the shroud itself).
10 go all the way around the shroud and remove all the bolts, this requires
three different size sockets for the three different size bolts. It's easy
to miss some of them so look hard.
11 lift the shroud off the engine
12 reverse procedure to reinstall
Many of the steps can be done in any order... such as removing the belt and
plug wires etc. but off the top of my head this order should work nicely.
Ray "Grymm" Rodriguez III
Lake Ariel, PA
66' Corsa 140/4 coupe
65' Corsa 140/4 coupe (under construction and almost done!)
63' Monza PG coupe (next project)
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