<VV> Vented Battery Caps

Bill Hubbell whubbell at cox.net
Tue Mar 29 23:22:26 EST 2005

Puleeze!  You Late Model guys should stick to talking about Late Models and 
leave the Early Model discussions to us wiser and better looking Early Model 

1964 cars did indeed use vented battery caps and hoses, starting around 
January, 1964.

Bill Hubbell

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "airvair" <airvair at richnet.net>
To: "N. Joseph Potts" <pottsf at msn.com>
Cc: "Virtual Vairs" <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2005 1:57 AM
Subject: Re: <VV> battery area question

> Joe,
> 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.
> -Mark

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