shortle shortle556 at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 10 13:20:55 EDT 2010

Hi Bob, ALL my engine shrouding and perimeter seals are in good condition and are installed. It is some effort but I'm willing to do it on my own vehicle. I know my oil cooler is clean as well as all the top of my engine (I know this because I just lost a valve seat [again] and installed another set of heads). As far as an obsession I have, it would have to be Corvairs.
Timothy Shortle in (fabulous) Durango Colorado
'63 Rampside w/ '65 95HP, 3.55, PG 
Owned since 1980

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>Sent: Jun 10, 2010 10:43 AM
>To: "virtualvairs at corvair.org" <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
>Subject: Re: <VV> FC ENGINE HEAT Pt 2
>In my reply to Tim Shortle I wrote:
>> As long as your Rampside is in good condition, as long as all the engine shrouding is in place, and as long as there are no mouse nests or other debris inside your engine shrouds, you'll be fine!
>But I want to elaborate on one aspect of this.  On a lot of FCs, when 
>you look in the engine compartment you can see right through to the 
>ground at the rear of the engine.  Not good!  The shrouds and perimeter 
>seals (Mark's favorite design) should be making it not possible to see 
>daylight.  Hot engine exhaust air recirculates through any such opening, 
>and can lead to overheating.
>So, Tim, if you want to obsess about something before you begin your 
>trip, obsess about getting all the shrouds and perimeter seals right.
>--Bob Marlow
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