<VV> Air Cooling

Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
Tue Oct 25 23:16:48 EDT 2005

Hi Tom,

You're correct that it's a flaw.  The short history is that the 
original "folded fin" cooler had sides so there was no gap there.  When 
Chevy changed to the "plate" design apparently nobody noticed this 
problem.  Later on (around '67 or '68) Chevy realized this and created 
add on side shields, I have a set for a 12 plate cooler.  They're 
pretty easy to make, I just did some out of aluminum for the 110 for 
the "parts" Corsa and started a new oil cooler page with a couple 


Note that the outboard shield has a tab that fits under the screw clip 
for the top cover.  Hope that helps.


On Oct 25, 2005, at 11:00 PM, Tom Wright wrote:

> I am noticing the area left open from the main blower shroud on both 
> sides of the oil cooler.
> http://www.vaxxine.com/tomspage/cooler1.jpg
> http://www.vaxxine.com/tomspage/cooler2.jpg
> This is nothing to worry about, or part of the grand design?

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