<VV> engine cooling

Jim Houston tampatexan at gmail.com
Sun Dec 16 10:35:06 EST 2007

You can also have someone follow you and observe the doors.  Of course, 
the rear grill has to be removed for this. . .

Jim Houston
Tampa, FL

FrankCB at aol.com wrote:
> Timothy,
>     Since it's rather difficult to actually "see" the  position of the 
> thermostat doors while driving at normal road speed, I'm  assuming you stopped the 
> car, left it idling, jumped out and ran back to find  both doors nearly closed. 
>  This is normal since the doors will only fully  open under significant 
> engine load and will quickly start to move toward closed  position at idle.
>     The only way to tell if the car is running at a  reasonable temp (say 300 
> to 400 deg.F. on a stock Corsa or Spyder gauge) is to  install a temp gauge, 
> just like water cooled cars usually have.
>     Frank "ALL Corvairs need temp gauges"  Burkhard  
> In a message dated 12/15/2007 9:45:05 PM Eastern Standard Time,  
> shortle556 at earthlink.net writes:
> Is it  possible for a Corvair to run "too cool"? After deflashing the 95HP 
> cylinder  heads, using a 12 plate oil cooler with both side shrouds, using the 
> Otto  Parts pan and valve covers, both of my rear doors barely start to open 
> and  then close again very quickly when driving. I know both doors move freely 
> and  both thermostats are operating properly.
> Is it dangerous for an Corvair  engine to be operating in low temps (0 
> degrees F to 40 F)? I have heard about  starting an engine with cold temps. and 
> valve seats coming out of heads.I am  getting ready to take a (long) drive of 
> about 600 
> miles.Since losing an  intake seat on my 140 PG Rampside I am now nervous.
> Anyone?
> Thank  you,
> Timothy Shortle in Durango Colorado
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