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AUTOMATIC CHOKE COIL Replace or Not?
Posted by: Frog ()
Date: December 31, 2017 06:17AM

I'm getting ready to mount my cylinder heads to the case of my '64 500 Coupe.

Both of the automatic-choke coils have a thin layer of rust on them, but they are nice and springy. With that being said, can I presume they will still function as designed, or should I buy new ones and agonize over the prospect of having to remove the old brackets?

Thank you.

Frog

Rob Lane
Clayton, in the Northeast Georgia Mountains.
1964 500 Coupe
Purchased by me in April of 1964.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/02/2018 11:42AM by MattNall.

Re: AUTOMATIC CHOKE COIL/BRACKET or Not
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: December 31, 2017 06:34AM

If its a thin layer, I doubt that it will affect its function. I have had ones with light rust on non corvair applications that worked fine.

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Re: AUTOMATIC CHOKE COIL/BRACKET or Not
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: December 31, 2017 08:35AM

You can soda blast the rust off, or buy new ones, replacing them is easy.





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Re: AUTOMATIC CHOKE COIL/BRACKET or Not
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 31, 2017 09:46AM

The Brad that holds them to the head.... unscrews!!





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Re: AUTOMATIC CHOKE COIL/BRACKET or Not
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: December 31, 2017 03:22PM

That "brad" is called a PK screw. It really isn't threaded but has spines on it and I forget what the twist is but it is like a half turn full in or out. It is a drive screw not really meant to be taken out but you can.

Unless the choke coils are not working don't worry about it.

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Re: AUTOMATIC CHOKE COIL/BRACKET or Not
Posted by: Murphy ()
Date: December 31, 2017 03:40PM

vairmech Wrote:
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> That "brad" is called a PK screw.

If there was a Corvair Quiz, this info would be on it.

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Re: AUTOMATIC CHOKE COIL/BRACKET or Not
Posted by: Frog ()
Date: January 02, 2018 10:08AM

Thank you for the input.

I'll think I'll just leave them in place.

Rob Lane
Clayton, in the Northeast Georgia Mountains.
1964 500 Coupe
Purchased by me in April of 1964.

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