<VV> Parking

Bill Hubbell whubbell at verizon.net
Wed Jul 22 11:23:34 EDT 2015

Unless it is a Late Model Corvair with "flow through rockers" in which case parking with the nose downhill can cause flooding of the interior after a heavy rain.  


On Jul 22, 2015, at 9:49 AM, Spencer Shepard via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:

I recently experienced a violation of the First Law of Corvair Parking. That is "If you have to park a Corvair on a hill for an extended period of time (days), put the front end down". The reason is that if you violate that law enough you will eventually fill the crankcase with gasoline because of a leaking carburetor needle valve. That seems to be a more common event now that we have ethanol. I drained what seems to be a few gallons of gas from a car that was parked in violation of the law for only a couple of days.

The parking brake also holds better going forward, especially important with powerglide.

Spence Shepard
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