<VV> Baffle Installation

Byron Comp byron.comp at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 14 13:16:31 EST 2010

Thanks to all who responded to my query about baffle installation. I got it done 
on Friday, at the "reputable" shop which should have done them in the first 
place. I suppose the good thing was that I had not yet put the drivetrain back 
in the chassis so it was a matter of working on it on the back of my truck. It 
was still a pain; those tubes were really well seated into the block, even 
though the motor had not been started or run. In fact, we bent all 12 of them a 
little bit by applying pressure on them with a pair of channel locks and a LARGE 
screwdriver to pry them out; not enough to prevent clearance for the rods, but 
it sure messed up the pretty orange paint job the tech had put on them when he 
put it together the first time.

His boss readily admitted having "forgotten" them. He hadn't worked on one it a 
while but did alot of them back in the day. Thing is, he came highly recommended 
by my local CORSA regional group. But none of that stopped him from charging me 
for the 3 hours his tech spent showing me and HELPING ME do the work. Oh well, 
another $200 and 10 hour day (he's 2 hours away from me) into the project. But 
then, I quit counting a long time ago.

Byron Comp
Expensive '64 Vert
Gainesville, FL

>Message: 1
>Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2010 14:38:29 -0500
>From: "Smitty" <vairologist at cox.net>
>Subject: <VV> Bafflel Instalation
>To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
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>> 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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