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Questions on oil bath air cleaner and engine seal screws on LA built 66
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: September 30, 2019 08:05AM

October 66 Monza coupe 140 with air and oil bath.
What design screws should the engine seal retainer have?
Should the 140 with the oil bath have a chrome lid. The friend who has the car thinks it should have a black lid. All the original ones I have seen had the chrome lid regardless of oil bath

Lee J

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Re: Questions on oil bath air cleaner and engine seal screws on LA built 66
Posted by: schuls1 ()
Date: September 30, 2019 08:52AM

140's had the chrome air cleaner top lid.
Oil bath top lids were black.
66-69 engine retainer screws were the "top hat" design.

Stan,
SW Missouri

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Re: Questions on oil bath air cleaner and engine seal screws on LA built 66
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: September 30, 2019 10:00AM

schuls1 Wrote:
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> 140's had the chrome air cleaner top lid.
> Oil bath top lids were black.
> 66-69 engine retainer screws were the "top hat" design.
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> Stan,
> SW Missouri

The design change for the retainer screws was January of 66 but I was curious if the LA cars had this change earlier than the Willow Run cars.
I was asking about the 140 air cleaner lid as to whether it would have the chrome regardless of oil bath or not.

Lee J

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Re: Questions on oil bath air cleaner and engine seal screws on LA built 66
Posted by: schuls1 ()
Date: September 30, 2019 10:33AM

Sorry Lee,...I don't know exactly when the LA change was,...maybe someone will chime in on that.

As far as I know,...the 140 air cleaner lid would have been chromed, regardless of oil bath or not.

Stan,
SW Missouri

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Re: Questions on oil bath air cleaner and engine seal screws on LA built 66
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: October 01, 2019 09:07AM

My 66 four door LOS car was built in the first week of NOV (1965) and it had the smaller head screws.

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Re: Questions on oil bath air cleaner and engine seal screws on LA built 66
Date: October 01, 2019 09:33AM

66vairman Wrote:
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> My 66 four door LOS car was built in the first week of NOV (1965) and it had the smaller head screws.

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Same with my 1966 Corsa Turbo LOS built 3rd week December 1965


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 Corsa 140 Coupe ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Convertible Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza Spyder Convertible ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 CoupeEvening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: Questions on oil bath air cleaner and engine seal screws on LA built 66
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: October 01, 2019 10:29AM

Anyone have any earlier LA built 66's?

Lee J

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Re: Questions on oil bath air cleaner and engine seal screws on LA built 66
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: October 01, 2019 11:02AM

Earlier than what, October of 66 or November of 65?

Mine is 4th week of February 1966, but I don't think that's as early as you wanted.

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Eric C. Player, Porterville, CA
Member: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, and San Joaquin Valley Corvair Club
THEN: 1965 Monza 110 Canary Yellow
1967 Monza 140 Red
1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow"
1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo; nicknamed "Bluvair"

"It would not have helped if I had [taken notes], as he would start a paragraph with, 'It is therefore obvious. . .'
and go on from there to matters which may have been obvious to him and God but to no one else."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, character of Daniel B. Davis, 'The Door Into Summer.'

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Re: Questions on oil bath air cleaner and engine seal screws on LA built 66
Posted by: texas yenko dude ()
Date: October 01, 2019 11:43AM

I have an LA built 66 Monza Coupe that is a time capsule stashed. I can try to get by the warehouse tomorrow and look at the screws. It’s an October 65 built 66

Texas YENKO Dude
YS-070
YS-199
YS-320
Southeast of Disorder


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Re: Questions on oil bath air cleaner and engine seal screws on LA built 66
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: October 01, 2019 07:36PM

My turbo coupe is a 10b date code and convertible is a 11c date. Both LOS and both have 5/16 hex head screws with captive washer holding the seal retainers in place. Sorry about picture quality

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
66 Monza convertible 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa turbo coupe, 3rd owner fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
65 Monza coupe daily driver 110/4
Also 2 Ford f350 IDI diesels, six Jeep FC 170s, 1966 Jeep CJ5A, 03 neon, 5 Rokon Trailbreakers, Honda xr350s, and thousands of parts





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Re: Questions on oil bath air cleaner and engine seal screws on LA built 66
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: October 02, 2019 05:18AM

I was trying to see what they were using on September to November of 65.
Thank you all very much for the responses.
Looking at the responses it seems the change over for LA cars was sometime in November?

Lee J

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Re: Questions on oil bath air cleaner and engine seal screws on LA built 66
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: October 02, 2019 04:06PM

Per Larry Claypool, all 140 engines came with the chrome lid. I asked him 2 conventions ago or so, regarding my 65 prior to Concours.


Eric P
DeWitt, IA

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Re: Questions on oil bath air cleaner and engine seal screws on LA built 66
Posted by: texas yenko dude ()
Date: October 03, 2019 07:57AM

My 12B LOS built car has the same 5/16” engine seal screws that Cody’s has.

Texas YENKO Dude
YS-070
YS-199
YS-320
Southeast of Disorder


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Re: Questions on oil bath air cleaner and engine seal screws on LA built 66
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: October 05, 2019 10:56AM

Thanks Chris!

Lee J

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Re: Questions on oil bath air cleaner and engine seal screws on LA built 66
Posted by: texas yenko dude ()
Date: October 05, 2019 11:07AM

I can post a pic when I get back from racing.

Texas YENKO Dude
YS-070
YS-199
YS-320
Southeast of Disorder


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Re: Questions on oil bath air cleaner and engine seal screws on LA built 66
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 05, 2019 04:53PM

I had a 12B 66 Corsa. I don't remember it having any top hat screws for the seal retainers. It had a bunch of 5/16 head screws in a bag. But since it was a basket case, who knows.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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