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Transporting an EM Without Power Pack
Posted by: RKF ()
Date: March 07, 2018 05:01AM

I recently acquired a '63 Spyder and will be stripping it down in preparation for the paint shop.

Once the power pack is out, I will need to roll the car on and off of a trailer. Do I need to remove the axles to move the car without the power pack or can they stay in place while the car is a "roller?"

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Re: Transporting an EM Without Power Pack
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: March 07, 2018 05:15AM

Look at the FAQs under Books / Websites / Diagrams you may need:

It has what you need.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Transporting an EM Without Power Pack
Posted by: Ratt643 ()
Date: March 07, 2018 06:21AM

Ive seen guys install a lenght of PVC pipe over the axles to make a roller..


1964 Monza Coupe

Maryville, TN
U.S. 129 The"Tail Of The Dragon"

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Re: Transporting an EM Without Power Pack
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: March 07, 2018 06:24AM

It will roll with the powerpack out. The rear wheels may "jack" a bit depending on the angle and you may have to grab the inner aspect of the half shaft to realign it. I was able to get mine on and off the trailer twice with no issues during my restoration. I am not sure how the PVC pipe trick would work since the angle of each half shaft is pretty steep without weight on the rear suspension.

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Transporting an EM Without Power Pack
Posted by: Ratt643 ()
Date: March 07, 2018 06:34AM

Nickshu Wrote:
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> I am not sure how the PVC pipe trick
> would work since the angle of each half shaft is
> pretty steep without weight on the rear
> suspension.


The PVC pipe will actually lower the angle to where it is with the power pack installed, and keep the rear wheels straight when your pusing or pulling. I have one in the back yard withabout a 3 foot lenght of pvc installd, works fine.


1964 Monza Coupe

Maryville, TN
U.S. 129 The"Tail Of The Dragon"

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Re: Transporting an EM Without Power Pack
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: March 07, 2018 06:36AM

You can take a big piece of pipe and slide it over the yokes and axel, you slide it over one all the way down, line them up then slide it over the other and center it, the pipe holds the axles at a better angle and makes it roll easier.





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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Re: Transporting an EM Without Power Pack
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: March 07, 2018 08:29AM

davemotohead Wrote:
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> You can take a big piece of pipe and slide it over
> the yokes and axel, you slide it over one all the
> way down, line them up then slide it over the
> other and center it, the pipe holds the axles at a
> better angle and makes it roll easier.

Steve sez: correct Dave my piece of pipe is in
bottom drawer or one of my tool boxes (meaning I
consider it a tool and not just a piece of pipe).

I drilled a hole through on each side and drop bolt/nut
through to keep pipe from sliding while being pushed
around. Guys have even used it to pull short slow
distances to body shops etc.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

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Re: Transporting an EM Without Power Pack
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: March 07, 2018 08:34AM

Well there ya go...as usual I do everything the hard way. grinning smiley

Nick
_______________________________________________________________________
1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Transporting an EM Without Power Pack
Posted by: blackspyder ()
Date: March 07, 2018 09:44AM

I used a short piece of metal pipe and put an exhaust clamp on each end so the pipe would not move. Worked well for me.

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Re: Transporting an EM Without Power Pack
Posted by: RKF ()
Date: March 07, 2018 02:29PM

Great information! Thanks to all.

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