<VV> Re: Battery area question
airvair at richnet.net
Sun Mar 27 12:00:13 EST 2005
I confess that I'm not into early ones. I was only 14 when they went out
of production, and wasn't into such detail at that age. But it doesn't
And no, I've never owned a Cadillac. My car ownership has been limited
to Chevy, Pontiac, Buick, and VW.
NOSVAIR at aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 3/27/2005 7:27:27 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>virtualvairs-request at corvair.org writes:
>>The vented battery caps were STANDARD on ALL '65-9 Corvairs, and meant
>>to vent battery vapors out of the air stream of the heater. The Corvair,
>>by virtue of its design, was the only car to use them, and has been
>>forgotten by every battery maker since. So really, when we don't have
>>the batteries vented per factory design, we are risking whatever made
>>the engineers design the venting system in the first place. Oddly
>>enough, early Corvairs don't use a venting system, so my guess is that
>>the system was just overkill. Particularly since few of us anymore make
>>much use of the heater anyway.
> Battery venting was first introduced on Corvairs in '64...or maybe '63.
>Shown in the '64 assembly manual and using the same 3 gang vent caps, 2 hoses
>ran rearward and exited the engine compartment through a hole in the rear panel
>of the battery box. They are rarely are seen on Corvairs these days because
>the vent cap configuration doesn't fit on many non-Delco type 53 batteries
> As for the venting practice being forgotten, I thought you owned a Cadillac
>Alante? Delco made (and still makes) their maintenance free design batteries
>with small rectangular vent tubes so outside venting hoses could be attached.
> In the case of the Alante, it's battery location inside the passenger
>compartment made venting rather important.
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