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push rod tubes
Posted by: cnolson ()
Date: March 12, 2019 11:28AM

hi, my name is carl, i'm new to this group, and new to corvairs. i live in the seattle area. i recently purchased a 66 monza convertable, 140hp, powerglide, love the car. i do have a question, one of many i'm sure. is anybody familiar with these pushrod tubes? they're the same length and diameter as the stock tubes, but a heavier guage metal, machined ends, and two "o" ring grooves per end, there aren't any markings on them. i got them from the nephew of a corvair guy that passed away.he's cleaning out his uncles shop. i hope i posted the pictures correctly, my first post so bear with me. thank you.

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Re: push rod tubes
Posted by: Kyle_in_Mich ()
Date: March 12, 2019 12:00PM

I have no info, but they look pretty neat.

CORSA Member
Traverse City,MI
Daily driver- Bicycle
Fun driver/project- 65 Corsa 140/4 speed

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Re: push rod tubes
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 12, 2019 12:01PM

Welcome to the CCF!!

Your FILE size is great.... viewing size was too large... use 600x800 to be safe.


Those are aftermarket most likely... not needed with VITON plastic O-rings today...

Don't throw them away!





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Re: push rod tubes
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: March 12, 2019 12:57PM

Yes, they are interesting. The double o-ring is not needed as has been said already with the use of Viton.

If you leave the lower shrouds off and want the WOW factor use 1 o-ring groove and go for it!

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

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Re: push rod tubes
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: March 12, 2019 01:05PM

Are they aluminum or steel? Put a magnet to them and see if it sticks.

I have stock tubes if your interested in trading aluminum for steel.

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now

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Re: push rod tubes
Posted by: jcorvair ()
Date: March 12, 2019 03:23PM

In the photos they almost look like three piece units with the O-ring grooved ends separate pieces from the tube. Cool looking though.

James
West Kelowna, BC

1965 Corvair, Corsa, Convertible 180/4
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Turbo
2013 Hyundai Elantra (daughter's future car)
2016 Dodge 3500 Crew Cab 4x4 (for hauling cars, trailers, fifth wheels, quads, etc.)
2013 Victory Car Hauler (enclosed)
2015 Polaris 570 EPS
2016 Polaris 570 SP
2017 Corvette Z06 Convertible

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Re: push rod tubes
Posted by: cnolson ()
Date: March 12, 2019 04:10PM

bob, they are steel.

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Re: push rod tubes
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: March 13, 2019 10:59AM

Just a guess... but I know the guys who put Corvair engines in experimental aircraft have come up with some over the top, one of a kind machined things.

My Brother is helping repair one with the starter ring gear on the crank pulley end. The woodruff key gave out!!!

Corventure Dave

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Re: push rod tubes
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: March 13, 2019 07:32PM

Seattle area.
New to Corvairs.
Bought from an estate sale.
Hmmm. . . .
Was there 2 Corvairs for sale?
Did you buy both?

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver

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Re: push rod tubes
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: March 13, 2019 08:07PM

I need a couple of those for my broken heads. Maybe the second o-ring would be in an area that is still good.

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: push rod tubes
Posted by: Paulsgt ()
Date: March 14, 2019 07:50AM

I've seen those before. Someone was selling them years ago. Hopefully someone will chime in and identify them.

Enjoy the Corvair!

Paul Sergeant
CORSA Central Division Director / CORSA Treasurer <-new title
Lee's Summit, MO
CORSA since 1975
Member – HACOA, Corvair Minnesota, CORSA, Little Indians, POCI



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Re: push rod tubes
Posted by: cnolson ()
Date: March 14, 2019 09:55AM

i bought my corvair in east wenatchee a few months ago, the cars you're talking about are in belfair, me and my brother went out to look at them, my brother bought the gold corsa coupe, but the guy still has or had the v-8 conversion.

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Re: push rod tubes
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: March 14, 2019 03:38PM

cnolson Wrote:
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> i bought my corvair in east wenatchee a few months
> ago, the cars you're talking about are in belfair,
> me and my brother went out to look at them, my
> brother bought the gold corsa coupe, but the guy
> still has or had the v-8 conversion.

The ad is down, so maybe he has sold the other one.
Hope he got a lot of those extra parts also. thumbs up
Make sure your brother joins the forum.

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver

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Re: push rod tubes
Posted by: Vin ()
Date: March 14, 2019 05:42PM

Welcome! Lots of fun ahead for you.


Vin
Dayton, OH
1965 Corvair Monza Convertible (4 speed)

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Re: push rod tubes
Posted by: triumphcorvair ()
Date: March 15, 2019 11:48AM

There was a company called Magnificent Machines that made some cool custom parts for "Fly Vairs". A lot of parts were carbon fiber but machined parts were also made. They were out of Poulsbo, Washington.

Www.magnificentmachine.com

Darrell McCracken
Huntsville, Texas

65 140 Monza
71 Triumph Bonneville Bobber



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Re: push rod tubes
Posted by: cnolson ()
Date: March 15, 2019 04:02PM

thanks to everybody that responded, darrell, i'll have to check out magnificent machines, they look like there still in business, my parents have a place over there, and from the address it looks like they're fairly close.

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