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Wagon engine & side covers
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: September 09, 2018 06:21PM

Where would I find the original type engine and side cover screws for my '61 Lakewood?
Suggestions on some type of tool free fasteners?
I did look in my parts book for the originals but I can't find them. The covers are section 12.975 but it also lists them for '65-'69. I want a LM wagon!
No screws listed not even for the LM.
My book is '74 so maybe they were gone by then?

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Re: Wagon engine & side covers
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 09, 2018 06:29PM

Don't you mean Clutchheads? Clarks has it all.





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Re: Wagon engine & side covers
Posted by: SpyderMan ()
Date: September 09, 2018 06:30PM

The real deal screws are a bit hard to come by but I noticed that the target had license plate screws in stainless that are nearly identical. I do not know if they still have them but I bet someone does. Corvair Ranch or California Corvairs will have the covers. 61 wagons a have a cool grid embossed into them that the 62s do not have for some reason.



Sam Russell
Durham NC
1962 Monza Wagon
1964 Spyder coupe


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Re: Wagon engine & side covers
Posted by: SpyderMan ()
Date: September 09, 2018 06:33PM

The removable rearmost covers did not use clutch heads and I do not find the Philips type screws to be that inconvenient I just keep a stubby #2 Philips in the glove box.

Sam Russell
Durham NC
1962 Monza Wagon
1964 Spyder coupe


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Re: Wagon engine & side covers
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: September 09, 2018 11:10PM

Did the wagons come with clutch head screws? None of my 4 wagons have any original screws. They are nothing like the FCs that I know had clutch head screws. If I don't go original I would like to have something with a folding head thumb screw. Just hoping someone would have the hot tip on this.

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Re: Wagon engine & side covers
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: September 10, 2018 04:12AM

I was thinking they took a regular thread like 1/4-20, not a sheet metal screw.
How about a pan head allen machine screw?

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: Wagon engine & side covers
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 10, 2018 07:11AM

Button head Allen socket... Battery drill with Hex for quick removal!





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Re: Wagon engine & side covers
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: September 10, 2018 07:27AM

Sorry Spyderman. I misread your first sentence where you answered my question about the clutch head screws.
Mine has sheet metal looking screws now.

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Re: Wagon engine & side covers
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: September 10, 2018 11:57AM

The wagon I just restored had many screws that appeared to be original and were clutch head. They are 1/4x20 machine screws. The owner of this wagon despises clutch heads (and is not really partial to phillips either) so I went to the good hardware store nearby and they had 1/4x20 stainless truss head screws in various lengths (the wagon uses 2 different lengths for clearance in some places). These screws can be manipulated with either a Phillips or standard flatblade screwdriver as well as some coinssmiling smiley

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Re: Wagon engine & side covers
Posted by: SpyderMan ()
Date: September 10, 2018 12:10PM

No machine screws were used. Here is a link to a picture of the correct screws, they have a little washer made on them.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ajA7y6Je3dBC2yb49

Sam Russell
Durham NC
1962 Monza Wagon
1964 Spyder coupe


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Re: Wagon engine & side covers
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: September 10, 2018 12:45PM

Here are photo's I took of the original screws that came out of the Monza Wagon my Dad bought new.
He gave them to me years after he sold the car and I had found it and bought it back.
I never installed them and still had them after I sold the car.
Eventually I gave them to a member here (Wagbear if memory serves).

If the side covers are not sourced from someone on this site, check with Jeff at the Corvair Ranch in Gettysburg PA, he has about a dozen or so parts wagons.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

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prior Kelmark owner.



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Re: Wagon engine & side covers
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: September 10, 2018 12:49PM

Sure look like HELP license plate screws to me.

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Re: Wagon engine & side covers
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: September 10, 2018 03:05PM

I have the covers just need screws. The side covers have screws but only the rear ones are long enough. They look like the ones pictured.

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Re: Wagon engine & side covers
Posted by: SpyderMan ()
Date: September 12, 2018 05:11AM

I have to press down hard on the front screws to get them to catch especially after I replaced the seal under the covers.

Sam Russell
Durham NC
1962 Monza Wagon
1964 Spyder coupe


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