<VV> FC van choke and Greenbrier weatherstrips.
mr.jebecker at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 11:00:58 EST 2019
Reread what I just told you. Then stand on your head and look again.
From: Hugo Miller
Sent: Monday, November 04, 2019 9:51 AM
To: Jim Becker
Cc: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: Re: FC van choke and Greenbrier weatherstrips.
The plot thickens! My original dash has the following markings
engraved; LIGHTS, WIPER, CHOKE, ENGINE (above the warning lamps), then
the mileometer window,
LIGHTER, and finally the ignition switch. The odd thing is that there is
no hole under where it says CHOKE. It is a van dash (I assume) as it has
an 80mph speedo - the cars would have been higher I presume?
So of this is the original dash for this van, it has NEVER had a manual
choke. The absence of any witnes marks from cable fittings in the engine
bay would seem to bear this out. I bought this as an unfinished
restoration,so it wasn't running like this. It came with a spare pair of
carbs, but all four have manual chokes.
On 2019-11-04 16:13, Jim Becker wrote:
> 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.
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