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Today was a good day...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 29, 2017 08:36PM

Not only did I get to meet two incredible guys and enjoy fellowship amongst Corvair enthusiasts,the haul wasn't bad either.

Thank you,Matt and John. The nine hour round trip was worth it,and then some.

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Re: Today was a good day...
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 29, 2017 08:42PM

Score!





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Re: Today was a good day...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 29, 2017 08:45PM

Tools.

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Re: Today was a good day...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 29, 2017 08:46PM

John couldn't remember what this tool was for. I (obviously) couldn't assist his memory.

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Re: Today was a good day...
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: October 29, 2017 09:52PM

That is the first GM engine stand I have ever seen besides the 2 I own, I can not imagine not having them, makes working on the vair power pack a breeze! with the removal cradle and the stand you are as good as gold!





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1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
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Re: Today was a good day...
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: October 29, 2017 09:58PM

Dave, that looks like just a bunch of welded up pieces of pipe.
While it is a Corvair engine stand, how do you know that it is "GM".

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Re: Today was a good day...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 29, 2017 10:03PM

I concur,Dave.

The stand was furnished by John.
In 1962,he served his apprenticeship at a Chevrolet dealership in Berkley,California.
He tells me that back in the day (He's now 84) he could drop a powerpack in 17 minutes and do 2.5 clutch jobs during one shift.

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Re: Today was a good day...
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: October 29, 2017 10:14PM

American Mel Wrote:
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> Dave, that looks like just a bunch of welded up
> pieces of pipe.
> While it is a Corvair engine stand, how do you
> know that it is "GM".
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Because my father worked for GM as a Corvair specialist and taught the dealer ship mechanics around the country how to work on the new fangled "Corvair" in 1959, These are the stands he used as supplied by GM along with the Wudel 700 jack with the factory GM power pack removal cradle. What are the chances there are more of these out there the same color as well?





Email me at: Dave Motohead

1960 4dr sedan caveman car
1961 Rampside (Chetside)
1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
1963 Monza 900 coup (General Nader)

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Rust Free Lancaster Ca



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Re: Today was a good day...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 29, 2017 10:14PM

AM

John confirmed (on his own without any solicitation) what Moto says about these stands. The reason John saved it from the scrapper was because he used one during his time as a GM mechanic and knew exactly what it was.



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Re: Today was a good day...
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: October 29, 2017 11:07PM

I see.
Thanks for the answer.
I was serious, not trying to be smart.

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'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver

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Re: Today was a good day...
Posted by: irvan ()
Date: October 30, 2017 05:48AM

Great find

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Re: Today was a good day...
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: October 30, 2017 07:16AM

Is there anywhere the dimensions/specs are for these type of stands? I have searched and not found anything. I'd love to make one.

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Re: Today was a good day...
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: October 30, 2017 07:58AM

toms73novass Wrote:
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> Is there anywhere the dimensions/specs are for
> these type of stands? I have searched and not
> found anything. I'd love to make one.
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When I first posted these on the Forums everybody wanted one, So I made a jig and was making then for a while as guys said they wanted them, after buying the material, cutting all the parts, notching the pipes to fit, welding it all up, drilling and taping the bolt holes, making the small parts, took all day + to make one, I made 10 then sold 3 as guys did not want to pay the $300 price I was asking, guess my time and labor was supposed to be free? eye rolling smiley So I put wheels on them and have engines on all of them now!





Email me at: Dave Motohead

1960 4dr sedan caveman car
1961 Rampside (Chetside)
1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
1963 Monza 900 coup (General Nader)

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Rust Free Lancaster Ca

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Re: Today was a good day...
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: October 30, 2017 08:09AM

Pedigo Wrote:
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> John couldn't remember what this tool was for. I
> (obviously) couldn't assist his memory.


Craig's guess: PG Low band wrench?

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Re: Today was a good day...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 30, 2017 08:28AM

cnicol Wrote:
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> Pedigo Wrote:
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> > John couldn't remember what this tool was for.
> I
> > (obviously) couldn't assist his memory.
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>
> Craig's guess: PG Low band wrench?

Does "J-21179-1" ring any bells?

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Re: Today was a good day...
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: October 30, 2017 09:01AM

J-21179 is a tilt-steering column pin remover/installer!
Link to retail seller

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

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Re: Today was a good day...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: October 30, 2017 02:30PM

cnicol Wrote:
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> J-21179 is a tilt-steering column pin
> remover/installer!
> Link to retail seller


Good one,Craig! It's almost as if you've worked behind a parts counter or something. ggg

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Re: Today was a good day...
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 30, 2017 02:59PM

Wow!! All I've ever used on Saginaw Columns... used to be about in 70% of American Vehicles was a short piece of tubing...flat washer and allen screw...





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