<VV> New Corvair Owner Needs Help
hugo at aruncoaches.co.uk
hugo at aruncoaches.co.uk
Wed Jan 24 17:50:16 EST 2018
That will certainly leak - especially when it gets warm! I once had a
similar problem on a bus with an aluminium sump, and I managed to tap it
out to a larger size in situ. Or there's Helicoils? Might there be a bit
of undamaged thread further in the hole - perhaps a longer plug would
work? Or a taper thread might do it - perhaps from a plumbing shop?
Tricky one - and it's got to be right or the consequences could be very
On 2018-01-24 14:17, Brian via VirtualVairs wrote:
> My youngest grandson lives in South Carolina and is currently in his
> sophomore year at Clemson University. While he was growing up he
> spent every summer here with us in New Jersey. I used to tell people
> it was so that he could learn to speak English rather than southern.
> While he was staying with us during the summers he attended about 10
> CORSA conventions and a whole bunch of NECC track events. He and his
> older brother enjoyed the conventions and the track events but were
> never really dedicated car nuts. So you can imagine my surprise last
> summer while we were visiting the family in South Carolina that Sean
> announced that he wanted a Corvair and had saved up money to buy one.
> After a lot of false starts looking at cars that were not bad but
> beyond his capability I found one here in New Jersey that was in
> fabulous shape. One of my local club members gave my grandson a
> deal on this 1965 Monza coupe with a 4 speed transmission. The
> started life as and 95 hp bu
> t had been rebuilt by a reputable guy here in New Jersey. It has an
> ISKY cam and a solid flywheel.
> Before I delivered it to South Carolina last Thanksgiving I went over
> the car with a fine tooth comb. I changed the carburetors, new spark
> plugs, new tires, and anything else I could think of in order to make
> the car reliable. It made the trip to South Carolina with only one
> issue and that was a squeaking pilot bushing. Thanks to Spence
> Shepherd in Charlotte that was fixed and my grandson is now driving
> the car.
> After the Christmas break he drove the car to Clemson and has been
> enjoying it and loving all the compliments he's gotten. Last week he
> called me and said that he wanted to change the oil. We spent a lot
> of time on the telephone and I walked him through it step-by-step to
> include the plastic bag around the old filter trick. Today he
> attempted to do the oil change. Everything went well except-- and
> there is always an except-- the drain plug on the oil pan would not
> tighten. He reported to me that he could just keep turning it by
> hand. He made a trip to the local FLAPS and bought both the new plug
> and some sort of expandable one. He was able to get the expandable
> one into the oil pan but was not happy with the way it worked. He
> out of daylight so he put the car on the ground and slid some
> cardboard under the oil pan to see whether the plug would leak. I
> don't remember whether it an aluminum oil pan but I think it is.
> Now this neophyte Corvair owner is kind of in a bind. Is there
> anyone out there near Clemson who could help this young man? His
> is Sean O'Neill and his cell phone number is 803-629-7279. Some of
> you may have seen his postings on the Facebook Corvair Owners Group.
> Any assistance would be very much appreciated. Thanks.
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