<VV> Rotation & Tempest V-8

Debbie Duval dduval at erols.com
Thu Oct 20 23:34:24 EDT 2005

Yes, the 1961 to 1963 Tempest used the Corvair transaxle assembly. The 
Torque converter on the PG units hung out in the open to the rear of the 
axle. The propeller shaft drove through the transmission ( a different 
cover was used), through the differential, and into the torque 
converter, then back through the differential, to the transmission to 
turn around again and drive the differential.  Take a look in the 
Chiltons from 1963, it is an amusing setup. And remember, the 1963 
Tempest was available with the Pontiac 326 ci in V-8. All this power 
through a Corvair PG, 3 speed or 4 speed early style tranny and rear axle!

Yes, I checked the Chilton's so not to rely on memory alone.  But I do 
remember seeing the torque converters spinning  anytime the engine was 

Frank DuVal

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