<VV> Late Model Engine Install?

Allan Lacki redbat01 at verizon.net
Mon Nov 21 08:24:00 EST 2016

Hi Carl Kelsen,

You asked for instructions for installing the power train and rear suspension in your 1965 Monza convertible. So much has been written about this.
If you don't have a shop manual, get one. Another basic resource is "How to Keep Your Corvair Alive".

Now that you have the suspension and power train out of the car, this would be a good time to change out your fuel line and brakes lines. 
I'm talking about the steel lines that are routed from the tunnel pan and up around the transaxle.

If you don't have a power train cradle for jacking the power train into the car, consider getting or building one.

Yes, bolt-up the transaxle to the engine first.

Yes, install the assembled power train into the car as a single unit.

No, there is no need to remove the alternator, air cleaner or other engine accessories, assuming you can lift the car high enough to clear them. 
If you were doing the job with the car on jack stands, it would be different, but you mentioned that you have a 4-point hoist.

You can install the suspension last.

The toughest part is bolting the lower strut arms to the differential case. There are plenty of instructions for doing this on the discussion boards.

Al Lacki

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