Topic: choke kick-down rod

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    ibbubba
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    Mar 3, 2008 at 1:57 pm
    on my 65 corvair 110 hp motor, on the left carb, the kick-down rod has broken off inside the part that goes down inside the shroud. with about an eighth of it sticking out, i cant get a grip on it with pliers. any suggestions on how to get that sucker outta there? thanx

     


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    Mar 4, 2008 at 3:09 pm
    Hmm, not enough still sticking out to get a small pair of vice-grips on there? I'm trying to picture exactly what you are describing... I have a 180 turbo, so I can't really look at my Vair for a reference...

     

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    Lonny
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    Mar 4, 2008 at 4:15 pm
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    Originally posted by ibbubba  on my 65 corvair 110 hp motor, on the left carb, the kick-down rod has broken off inside the part that goes down inside the shroud. with about an eighth of it sticking out, i cant get a grip on it with pliers. any suggestions on how to get that sucker outta there? thanx


    You will probably need to remove the shroud, especially if you were planning to replace the rod.

    Lonny

     


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    Mar 5, 2008 at 9:36 pm
    I think Lonny is right on this one. You could try one of the pros for an informed opinion. I'd recommend Jeff Stonesifer at the Corvair Ranch: corvairranch@embarqmail.com . Whenever there's anything I can't handle on my car, he's my go-to guy. My '66 is going out to Gettysburg soon for him to fix a dropped valve seat.

     

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    65Corvaircrazy
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    Mar 5, 2008 at 10:28 pm
    I have the same problem with my 65 but there isnt anything left sticking out as it broke off flush.

    The rod should be threaded into the piece that goes down into the shroud. If you can get a grip on it just screw it out. Otherwise, it is best to go underneath the car and remove the shroud from around the cylinder heads since the choke connector rod goes between the cylinders and attaches to the choke coil on the underside of the engine. No need to remove the top engine shroud.

     


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