<VV> Baffled Installation
ricknorris at suddenlink.net
Mon Nov 15 21:02:24 EST 2010
Tell it like it is Brother Smith!
All us true believers know!
Yea though I've squashed a few tubes back in the day!
I now use the "tool" in the proper way.
Scratched nary a surface an O ring will sit,
Never have I beat the P#$% out of it.
Forgot the fan and Installed the shroud,
Of that error I am not very proud.
I've stabbed in the tubes no baffle to be found,
I quit right there, threw my tools to the ground.
Brother Lone Haranguer
> Smitty Says; In the matter of pushrod tube removal, cut the guy some
> slack. If you have never done the job and it isn't in the shop manual
> there is a special tool then how the heck is he to know. Tach Guide?
> Don't be absurd. Not a one of us bought every book available on Corvairs
> before we attempted out first repair. I read several negative references
> using channel locs. I wouldn't use them either because their grasping
> surfaces are straight. I do however use large slip joint gas pliers.
> them to the wide setting and grasp the tube at 90 degrees. Rotate the
> to break it loose and then use a very large screwdriver against the block
> lower flange to lever the tube out. Does it sometimes leave tool marks on
> the tubes? I suppose it does. I have serious doubts that it will affect
> the flow of cooling air that passes by. Nobody but a true obsessive would
> worry about that. As for the Quote Special tool Unquote. I have seen
> plenty of mangled O ring grooves and bent tubes from using them. That is
> lot more likely to cause future leaks than nicks in the outside of the
> will. People get that fancy tool and run into one of those O rings that
> really baked on and just pound the P*** out of it. Somebody in this
> will say, Oh, I always rotate the tube to break the O rings loose. What?
> You put pliers on them. Well why not just go ahead and pop the tube out
> while you are at it?
> To get back to the original subject of this thread. So a guy who does not
> work on Corvair engines regularly failed to install the baffles. Let's
> forget that he was set up by them not being made available to him. All
> people who have built more than two or three engines and never forgot them
> "stand up". The rest of us will just sit here and smile cause we know you
> are fibbing.
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