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Surprise! Surprise! Under my engine cover...
Posted by: PequotMonza64 ()
Date: June 01, 2022 02:46PM

I had been feeling as though when you've just bought a 58-year-old car, you ought to look under the covers and see what's there.My car's a survivor, but I wanted to clean up the engine compartment, try to see where some leaks were coming from, and so forth.

So, here's what I found under the covers.



Glen in Ohio
1964 Monza Sedan Powerglide 110 hp
Low mileage survivor, stock as delivered
Records back to 1967 in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota
Original dealer Mike Turk's in East Liverpool, Ohio
Located in Cleveland, Ohio area


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Re: Surprise! Surprise! Under my engine cover...
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: June 01, 2022 03:08PM

Mice and squirrels love under the top cover in the engine!

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Re: Surprise! Surprise! Under my engine cover...
Posted by: RexJohnson ()
Date: June 01, 2022 03:10PM

Be sure and deflash the heads while your in there.

RJ tools
Salem,Oregon

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Re: Surprise! Surprise! Under my engine cover...
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: June 01, 2022 03:32PM

Looks like they were getting their mail there.

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Re: Surprise! Surprise! Under my engine cover...
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 01, 2022 04:09PM

Smart move!!

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Re: Surprise! Surprise! Under my engine cover...
Posted by: irfgt ()
Date: June 01, 2022 04:24PM

You ain't seen nothing!

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Re: Surprise! Surprise! Under my engine cover...
Posted by: PequotMonza64 ()
Date: June 01, 2022 04:33PM

vairmech Wrote:
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> Mice and squirrels love under the top cover in the engine!

It spent a good part of its life in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota, so maybe that should be Moose and Squirrel. Near Frostbite Falls, right?

Showing my age again...

Glen in Ohio
1964 Monza Sedan Powerglide 110 hp
Low mileage survivor, stock as delivered
Records back to 1967 in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota
Original dealer Mike Turk's in East Liverpool, Ohio
Located in Cleveland, Ohio area


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Re: Surprise! Surprise! Under my engine cover...
Posted by: PequotMonza64 ()
Date: June 01, 2022 04:39PM

Yes, I heard about deflashing, and someone posted some photos.

I was surprised to see so much rust on the cylinder heads. Some gentle wire brushing before the deflashing operation. And I guess I'll be learning about the shrouds on the bottom of the engine soon, too.

I had one bolt snap right off, and there were two or three sheetmetal screws missing, all in the hard to get at places, so someone had been in here before at some time.

Glen in Ohio
1964 Monza Sedan Powerglide 110 hp
Low mileage survivor, stock as delivered
Records back to 1967 in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota
Original dealer Mike Turk's in East Liverpool, Ohio
Located in Cleveland, Ohio area


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Re: Surprise! Surprise! Under my engine cover...
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: June 01, 2022 04:42PM

Been there, Cleaned that. Use good breathing protection to keep all dust out of your lungs. You don't want to get any virus the rats or squirrels leave in their droppings.

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Re: Surprise! Surprise! Under my engine cover...
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: June 01, 2022 05:24PM

You don't have any rust on your Cylinder Heads.
They are Aluminum.
Your cylinders will have some surface rust on them, but it doesn't look like anything too terrible, or out of the ordinary.
Deflash the heads, and don't stress on the cylinders.

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Re: Surprise! Surprise! Under my engine cover...
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: June 01, 2022 06:12PM

Here in Kalyphornya, eviction is a long laborius process!!!!
hot smiley

grinning smileygrinning smiley

Corventure Dave

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Re: Surprise! Surprise! Under my engine cover...
Posted by: wittsend ()
Date: June 01, 2022 06:37PM

Been there, seen that. But sometimes the eviction process does work.

Also add that the rear seat was loose on the bottom and one day I moved it to see the rust underneath. I plunged my hand between the upper and lower halves and pulled the bottom up. There, an inch or so from my fingers, was a Possum that I had awaken. In three steps I was 50 ft. away faster than Usain Bolt!

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Re: Surprise! Surprise! Under my engine cover...
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: June 01, 2022 08:59PM

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Glen
two or three sheetmetal screws missing

Note some of these are not sheetmetal threads but actual machine screw threads.winking smiley Look carefully at where they screw in to see if there are real threads in the hole/nuts on the backside of the metal.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Surprise! Surprise! Under my engine cover...
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: June 02, 2022 12:27AM

Frank DuVal Wrote:
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> Note some of these are not sheetmetal threads but actual machine screw threads.winking smiley Look carefully at where they screw in to see if there are real threads in the hole/nuts on the backside of the metal.

LOL Some people cannot tell the difference between machine screws and sheet metal screws.

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Re: Surprise! Surprise! Under my engine cover...
Posted by: PequotMonza64 ()
Date: June 02, 2022 12:06PM

RobertC Wrote:
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> Frank DuVal Wrote:
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> > Note some of these are not sheetmetal threads but actual machine screw threads.winking smiley Look carefully at where they screw in to see if there are real threads in the hole/nuts on the backside of the metal.
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> LOL Some people cannot tell the difference between machine screws and sheet metal screws.

I happen to know the difference between machine screws and sheet metal screws. I was also the only person in this forum who looked at and handled the screws in question. I've been working on automobiles since approximately 1967 when I began assisting my dad at the gas station where he was a mechanic. Later, I worked for decades on million-dollar medical imaging machines with mechanical systems that were much more precise than anything in a Corvair. I assume the LOLs are all in good fun, but sometimes it's not fun to be called out as the village idiot.

Glen in Ohio
1964 Monza Sedan Powerglide 110 hp
Low mileage survivor, stock as delivered
Records back to 1967 in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota
Original dealer Mike Turk's in East Liverpool, Ohio
Located in Cleveland, Ohio area





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Re: Surprise! Surprise! Under my engine cover...
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: June 02, 2022 12:33PM

Glen, I do not believe that Bob was trying to single YOU out, with that comment.
I took it as a general statement about our group in general.
We have some real Brainiacs in this group, and some lesser knowledgeable members.
None, would I call the Village Idiot!
The is a difference between being Stupid, and being Ignorant.
The first is an inability to comprehend, and the other is simply lacking information.
I am sorry that Bob's comment came across as directed towards you particularly.
We normally try to educate the ignorant, without making them feel like an idiot.

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Re: Surprise! Surprise! Under my engine cover...
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: June 02, 2022 01:45PM

If you intend to be active on any internet forum you had best grow a thick skin, or be prepared to take everything that is said as offensive and directed at you, even if it isn't.

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Re: Surprise! Surprise! Under my engine cover...
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: June 02, 2022 11:33PM

PequotMonza64 Wrote:
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> RobertC Wrote:
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> > Frank DuVal Wrote:
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> > > Note some of these are not sheetmetal threads but actual machine screw threads.winking smiley Look carefully at where they screw in to see if there are real threads in the hole/nuts on the backside of the metal.
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> > LOL Some people cannot tell the difference between machine screws and sheet metal screws.
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> I happen to know the difference between machine screws and sheet metal screws.

Apologize. My post / comment was not directed at you.

It was a comment on the collective experience of people on this site with people's misuse of fasteners, screws and bolts on Corvairs.

My Corvair mechanic in the 1980's had a bucket full of them.

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Re: Surprise! Surprise! Under my engine cover...
Posted by: s.vellani ()
Date: June 03, 2022 05:17AM

Not to make a pun but that really stinks. Had two of my late models in desert storage for 18 years with every single body and engine opening covered and sealed with HVAC duct tape and the mice must have had can openers because it was a mess when I started to get them going. Also found a mouse motel and casino in the plastic heater duct under the floor. Used concentrated lemon dish soap and near boiling hot water to soak and clean it and amazingly the smell is gone.
Good luck with your work. Look forward to seeing more.

S. Vellani
Bellevue, NE
65 Monza Convertible 180/4-speed

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Re: Surprise! Surprise! Under my engine cover...
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: June 03, 2022 05:35AM

I've read that mouse can squeeze through a quarter inch opening.

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