<VV> battery area question

J R Read_HML hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Sat Mar 26 17:00:42 EST 2005

They were to keep acid fumes out of the passenger compartment.  Modern 
batteries don't have vented caps.

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Later, JR

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "N. Joseph Potts" <pottsf at msn.com>
To: "airvair" <airvair at richnet.net>
Cc: "Virtual Vairs" <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005 3:38 PM
Subject: RE: <VV> battery area question

> Are battery vent tube(s) required or recommended on 1966 Corvairs (cars)? 
> Or
> were such tubes stock only for special applications (e.g., station wagon,
> FC) and/or other years?
> Joe Potts
> Miami, Florida USA
> 1966 Corsa coupe 140hp 4-speed with A/C
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> Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005 12:52 PM
> To: John McMahon
> Cc: Virtual Vairs
> Subject: Re: <VV> battery area question
> The '65 battery tray has a totally different battery holddown to it.
> It's used with an over-the-top 2-stud w/bracket assembly, while the
> '66-9 design used a single bottom clamp & one-bolt design with a
> welded-on clamp on the opposite (outboard) side. And as one poster
> pointed out, the later design uses two battery vent holes simply punched
> in it instead of one large one and a grommet like the '65 uses.
> -Mark C
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