<VV> 140 PG swap complete - fuel tank filler pipe leak
chaz at properproper.com
Sun Jun 8 19:21:05 EDT 2014
Well, she runs ~ using a can of gas near the pump to get her going.
Trying to switch to the tank, the filler pipe leaks badly.
The tank looks almost rust-free, so it's probably the rubber piece just
above the tank itself?
Is it possible to R&R that piece of the filler without removing the tank?
(I'm still racing the code enforcement cop and also want to restore the
"Corvair image" by having it run, and not have to tow it elsewhere to avoid
From: Bryan Blackwell [mailto:bryan at skiblack.com]
Sent: Sunday, June 08, 2014 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: <VV> 140 PG swap complete - PG fluid leak question
Sorry to say, at least one reply warned of the mess. But, sometimes we all
have to find out for ourselves. Sounds like it's coming along!
On Jun 8, 2014, at 2:50 PM, Charlie <chaz at properproper.com> wrote:
> What happened to the other half of the fluid, the first time I pulled
> the TC out?
> Nothing ever came out of the TC with all that handling, turning around
> and upside down, etc, ~ nothing. (It sat a LONG time!)
> I wish someone would have mentioned the reason you gave ~ I thought it
> was just a matter of not having to re-align the TC ~
> I never imagined I'd lose so much fluid ($ + mess!)
> Thanks or the insights so I'll know next time!!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bryan Blackwell [mailto:bryan at skiblack.com]
> Sent: Sunday, June 08, 2014 11:28 AM
> To: Charlie
> Subject: Re: <VV> 140 PG swap complete - PG fluid leak question
> Did you pull the convertor off the diff again? If so, what you got
> the second time was normal, and the reason everyone said to leave the
> convertor on the diff. Yes, after sitting for a while the convertor
> will drain half the fluid back into the trans and that won't happen.
> On Jun 8, 2014, at 3:25 AM, Charlie via VirtualVairs
> <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
>> When we separated the bellhousing from the diff, the TC leaked trans
>> Question : Is this because running the engine pumped the empty TC
>> full and
> opening it up caused it all to spill out (i.e. ""normal")?
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