<VV> Overheating - Deflashing Heads

Charles Lee Chaz at ProperProper.com
Tue Jul 27 00:31:52 EDT 2010

Oh, the square hole that, if the plate is missing, would not have anything 
to see, until I saw someone replace it, and then I'd exclaim, "Oh, that 
thingy ?"  and you would say, "Yep, that thing that wasn't there a  minute 
ago, and is there now now."

And I'd say, "Oh."

BTW, you're a funny guy because you KNEW that I was going to to look at my 
pant leg, huh ?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J R Read_HML" <hmlinc at sbcglobal.net>
To: "Charles Lee" <Chaz at ProperProper.com>; "Ron" <ronh at owt.com>
Cc: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 9:27 PM
Subject: Re: <VV> Overheating - Deflashing Heads

> No man, just open the engine lid and look just below the alternator (lower
> left corner of the top cover).  The "hatch" there is for access to clean 
> off
> the top of the oil cooler.  Now look closer to your left knee (well, not
> THAT close), the "hatch" there (might or might not have the cover in 
> place)
> is the summer/winter plate (cover if you prefer).  If it is not in place,
> you are looking at a hole about 2X3 inches or so.  You need to cover it up
> because it is letting hot air from the exhaust manifold enter the upper 
> part
> of the engine compartment where it gets sucked back down by the fan to
> (supposedly) "cool" the engine.  That cover should be in place all the 
> time
> for a car which is only driven in warm weather.
> If you don't have a chassis manual, go on line to Corvair Underground or
> Clark's and look for the summer/winter plate in their respective catalogs.
> Let me ask you this....  Is there a rubber perimeter seal (kind of like a 
> 4
> inch tall gasket) all the way around the engine compartment - between the
> top side of the engine shrouding and the body of the car?  If not, that is
> your heat problem (well at least a goodly part of it anyway).
> Later, JR
> '61 Rampside Standard 4/110
> '65 Monza Convertible 4/140
> "Keep the Love Alive"
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Charles Lee" <Chaz at ProperProper.com>
> To: "Ron" <ronh at owt.com>
> Cc: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
> Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 10:59 PM
> Subject: Re: <VV> Overheating - Deflashing Heads
>>I guess I'll have to wait for SoCal to freeze over, to see what changes, 
>> I will know what this thingy is?
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