<VV> Loose top cover bolts

shortle shortle556 at earthlink.net
Sun Jun 24 12:42:21 EDT 2012

Hi Clark, I have done that as well but have never had your success with oil leaks out of the bolt holes I drilled. Maybe not enough "gunk"? Like Frank, I lost sleep at nite worrying about bolts dropping into the crankcase. Either way, I gave up on that idea and went back to using what the general used and just figured I would have to tighten up the bolts with flat washers as part of regular maintenance. I just check them every time I drop a valve seat every 2-3 years.
Timothy Shortle in Durango Colorado 81301

-----Original Message-----
>From: Clark Hartzel <chartzel at comcast.net>
>Sent: Jun 23, 2012 11:20 AM
>To: Virtual Vairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
>Subject: <VV> Loose top cover bolts
>I believe the bolts loosen up because they are clamping two gaskets
>together.  If the tin baffle was mounted to either the block or the cover
>you would only need one gasket.  I have cut the perimeter off the baffle and
>then bolted it under the top cover with four bolts.  Yes you have to drill
>thru the cover but just glop some Permatex on the bolts and they never leak.
>In fact you could Permatex the joint between the cover and the block and
>eliminate the gasket completely.  Now you have metal to metal contact and
>the screws won't loosen.
>Clark Hartzel
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