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How much would you pay for a new accelerator rod?
Posted by: rlp11 ()
Date: December 03, 2017 12:34PM

I have had some slack time so I said what can I make for the Corvair this time.

Well I thought Accelerator rods. So here is my proto type. This is for the 1964 non-tubo only. Did you know there are 10 different accelerator rod styles! This one is made with 3/8" 1018 Steel. All bends were heated and bent then cooled, one at a time. All bends were eye-balled using the original rod as a guide.This rod has 8 bends in it. The transmission pivot end, the one with the 90 deg bend is case hardened just like the stock accelerator rod. Heated to 1400-1600 deg and quenched in oil. The original rod weights 14.1 oz and mine is 14.5 oz.

So the question is what would you be willing to pay for one of these. Before I can make any rod other than 1964 I will need a used, one verified as to the year. So here is the deal on this. You send me your old one I make a new one and I keep your old one to use as a pattern and you get 40% off what ever is the final price with free shipping back to you. Of course this is for the first person with a year and type I do not have. I will post a list of the years and type I need as we go along.

So you guys decide what I should charge. Keep in mind these take two hours of machine time and two hours to bend. Ya it takes a long time to hand bend these and I did burn my hand. As a starting point I am thinking $75+ each.

In the pictures the top one is stock mine is on the bottom.

Roger Parent
El Cajon, CA
1964 Monza Driver
1964 Monza Project

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/03/2017 12:36PM by rlp11.


Re: How much would you pay for a new accelerator rod?
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: December 03, 2017 01:17PM

The 65 and especially 66 turbo ones are especially hard to find.
Just to to put the idea in your head......

Lee J

Re: How much would you pay for a new accelerator rod?
Posted by: upnorth1 ()
Date: December 05, 2017 09:03AM

Good for you!

Thanks for supporting our hobby.

I may need a 66, have to check with the guy who did the work on mine.

Chaplain Bob
135 miles from Canada

1961 Loadside 95hp. 30 over bored and stroked. 145 block, 165 heads 4 speed
1966 Corsa clone 140 4 speed, 30 over.
1966 4 door 110 pg soon to return to factory 140 PG

DON'T mess with Old Men, we didn't get old by being, STUPID!!!

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Re: How much would you pay for a new accelerator rod?
Posted by: matchlessmo ()
Date: December 09, 2017 05:55AM

I'll take 1965 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍...

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