<VV> Drive Train Removal & Installation

Mark Durham 62vair at gmail.com
Sun Nov 25 17:12:02 EST 2012

Steve, I remove mine by placing the car on jack stands and using a
motorcycle lift from harbour freight. It cost about 150.00 as I
remember. The complete power train center of gravity is just forward of
the cam dimple in the pan. I attached a couple 2x2vs along the sides of
of the oil pan running them forward past the balance point 6 inches
using longer bolts in the lower tin holes (which i take off before
lowering) , clamped the lift to the 2x2's and gently lower the whole
assembly out of the car. Takes about an hour out and a hour and a half
back in. Mark Durham

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Sent: 11/25/2012 12:45
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Subject: <VV> Drive Train Removal & Installation

I have watched and helped a friend remove the drive train from both early
and late models.  I have also helped him reinstall the drive train on both
models.  I feel that I can do it myself with some help (I would never try
this alone).  My friend uses a tranny jack with the Corvair  engine power
train cradle bolted to it.


        What kind of equipment is  available to effect this?
                Obviously  one needs something a little heftier than a
floor jack.
                        What  is suitable?
        I have been trying to find  the power train/engine cradle (GM tool
                    Is  this still available?
                    What  can be used in its place?

Still only in the discussion stage but would like to hear
ideas/thoughts/comments on this.

Steve Sassi
LICA Webmaster
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