<VV> FC van choke and Greenbrier weatherstrips.

Jim Becker mr.jebecker at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 10:13:32 EST 2019

The front cable has a bracket that screws to the bottom of the dashboard. 
The original instrument panel had the word "CHOKE" at the bottom edge above 
where the knob belongs.  Once the two choke cable sections are removed, very 
little evidence would remain on the vehicle.  There should still be some 
holes in the front of the engine compartment.  But somebody that went to the 
trouble of installing a Spyder dash may have had the ability to apply some 
minor body work to the holes.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Hugo Miller
Sent: Monday, November 04, 2019 9:00 AM
To: Jim Becker
Cc: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: Re:  FC van choke and Greenbrier weatherstrips.

Well, mine doesn't! I should have mentioned that I have the manual, so
I know what it SHOULD look like. I have manual carbs, but there are no
cables, no fittings for cables, and  nowhere on the front panel of the
engine bay where the fittings might go (or have ever been). Somebody has
fitted a Spyder dash (which I intend to nick for one of my '64
convertibles as I also have the correct van dash with 80mph speedo!).
The absence of a choke knob is unremarkable, but how to explain the
absence of any fittings, holes or marks on the front panel of the engine

On 2019-11-04 15:50, Jim Becker wrote:
> All '61 Corvairs came with a manual choke.  There is a single cable
> from the dashboard to the front of the engine compartment then a
> splitter with individual cables to each carburetor.  The FC front
> cable is longer than the one for a passenger car.  The rear part is
> the same for all models.  It can be seen in the '61 chop manual on
> pages 9-6 and 9-7.  I think I have an NOS FC front cable on a shelf,
> but would need to check.
> Jim Becker
> -----Original Message----- From: Hugo Miller via VirtualVairs
> Sent: Monday, November 04, 2019 6:45 AM
> To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
> Subject:  FC van choke and Greenbrier weatherstrips.
> I have recently bought a 1961 FC 8 door van here in the UK. The carbs
> are set up for manual choke operation, but there is no choke knob in the
> cab, and no fittings for any cables in the engine bay. Any ideas what
> might be going on?
> While on the subject, I aquired a pair of rear side window rubbers for
> a Greenbrier in the collection of spares which came with this van. They
> are Clarks C10061 and are brand new still in the wrappers. The previous
> owner had bought a complete set of weatherstrip rubbers, all of which I
> am using except these, which are no use to me. The one seal I DO need
> and which was not included is a windscreen rubber. If anybody wants to
> make me an offer for the Greenbrier rear window seals of swap for a
> windscreen seal, let me know. The Greenbrier seals are listed at $80
> each side, and the front screen rubber is $100. I will be happy be a
> straight swap, two for one, or sell the Greenbrier seals outright. If
> there are no takers on here I will list them on eBay.
> I'm in the UK for the next two weeks then will bring the seals to
> Florida when I come over.
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