<VV> FC van choke and Greenbrier weatherstrips.

Jim Becker 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.

-----Original Message----- 
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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