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Re: flat towing a power glide
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: December 06, 2017 07:26AM

The Corvair Powerglide did not change having a rear pump from 1960 to 1969.

A Google search turned up '67 and later front engine/rear wheel drive Powerglides do not have a rear pump.

I recall both the '65 and '66 full size Chevy PGs I rebuilt into one did have a rear pump.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: flat towing a power glide
Posted by: Bob Helt ()
Date: December 06, 2017 08:30AM

bobg1951chevy Wrote:
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> I cannot imagine GM wrote that paragraph into the
> owners manual, without good reason.
>
> To each his own, I would say.


Bob,
You well be a believer that the Engineers didn't really know what drive and maintenance requirements to set for the Corvair after you read my article in the June 17 Communique, page 16.

Bob Helt

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Re: flat towing a power glide
Posted by: mrblimp ()
Date: December 06, 2017 08:51PM

What is the best way to connect a tow device?

I have an old tow bar that I used many years ago - it clamped to the bumper.

Is that a viable way to tow one of these cars?

I am looking at a 40 mile distance - I can go on local roads (30 to 45mph) or the highway (55mph).

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Re: flat towing a power glide
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 06, 2017 08:56PM

For that short a distance... fairly straight roads? Clamps should be fine..

Most build brackets and after removing front bumper bolt to the body..





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Re: flat towing a power glide
Posted by: mrblimp ()
Date: December 06, 2017 09:59PM

I been reading a lot of posts on the subject. Seems some info is contradictory.

The car I am considering is a 66 automatic.

Do I need to keep the car running (idling) while towing?

Or

Can I tow it turned off but need to periodically stop and start the engine?

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Re: flat towing a power glide
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 06, 2017 10:19PM

Of course there is contradictory posts....

Some Vair manuals say NO

Others say yes no problem... hook it and forget it... { I'm one ]

others say to start the engine every few hours / xxx miles

others say to leave the engine running...

This is the internet!!! gg

The Indisputable FACT that all Vair PG's have a rear pump should put you at ease.... just hook it and tow..





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