<VV> Bafflel Instalation

Marc Marcoulides hharpo at earthlink.net
Mon Nov 8 14:44:12 EST 2010

I won't disagree with Smitty but would add the important (IMO) comment that this needs to be done ASAP as the baffle is critical to engine cooling. 

-----Original Message-----
>From: Smitty <vairologist at cox.net>
>Sent: Nov 8, 2010 11:38 AM
>To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
>Subject: <VV> Bafflel Instalation
>> From: Byron Comp <byron.comp at yahoo.com>
>> Subject: Re: <VV> Baffle Installation
>Smitty Says;   Byron the shaped sheet metal pieces that go under the 
>cylinders on both sides and are held on with wire spring clips should have 
>gone on before the pushrod tubes were installed.  Gettin it back to "right" 
>now requires the following.  Remove the valve covers and rocker arms.  Pull 
>the pushrods out.  There are plenty who will disagree with me at this point 
>but I un-torque the head the reverse of torquing it.  Crack the studs and 
>head nuts loose in a hatch pattern to prevent damage to the gaskets.  Once 
>all are loose, remove the rocker studs and pull the tubes (inner ends) out 
>against the head.  Leave them hang there while you install the baffles.  I 
>think I dare say, now put everything back together as per the manual.
>If you jack one side of the car rather than the rear of the car, and do the 
>job, valve cover to valve cover before switching to the other side, you will 
>not be working in an oil mess. 
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