<VV> My Own Barn Find

Charles Lee chaz at properproper.com
Sat Oct 8 16:10:45 EDT 2011


Right !  The clean oil was "filtered" by time, and all the gunk settled to
the pan ~  the real "evidence" will be found down below, and where else
(?),probably solidified by now !

Have fun !


-----Original Message-----
From: virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org
[mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of Ken Pepke
Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2011 4:43 AM
To: Vair Views
Subject: <VV> My Own Barn Find

The oil that came out of the engine was VERY clean!  Probably because it
settled for so long.  I will be checking the sludge when the pan comes off.
I hope the P.O. did not put in new oil to store the car.  In any case once
the condition is known to be good, it will surely need a set of 'Seth' wires
... but ... I am not yet sure of which color.  And yes, a set of 'Vitons.'

Ken P
Wyandotte, MI
Worry looks around; Sorry looks back, Faith looks up.


> From: Sethracer at aol.com
> Date: October 7, 2011 7:58:13 PM EDT
> To: kenpepke at juno.com
> Subject: Re: <VV> My Own Barn Find
> In a message dated 10/7/2011 2:52:21 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
kenpepke at juno.com writes:
> The plan; drain the oil, pull the pan and clean out the sludge, reinstall
the pan and add a new oil filter and modern oil.  Disconnect the gas line
and hook up a remote gas can.  Install a battery then crank the engine till
the oil pressure comes up.  Add gas to the can and snort some down the
carbs, key on and start.
> Good revival plan. You might try this though. Before cranking it to bring
up the oil pressure, remove the distributor and, after the new oil is in
place spin up the oil pump via an electric drill. (Modified distributor -no
gear- as the tool) Bring the oil pressure up and rotate the motor a few
times with the starter so you know all little nooks and crannies have been
exposed. Then put in the distributor (back in the right place!), and crank
to start. I think that will help the lifters pump up quicker.
> ad - (1976? Probably needs plug wires!)
> -Seth Emerson

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