<VV> How long can I run it for?
shortle556 at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 4 14:26:05 EDT 2013
You can run it without the lower shrouds on it without fear. Your heater won't work very well though.
As far as running it without the top shroud, I have never heard of anyone doing this. My guess on the answer would be "not long". Good luck.
Timothy Shortle in Durango Colorado 81301
>From: Bob Gilbert <bgilbert at gilberts-bc.ca>
>Sent: Sep 4, 2013 12:01 PM
>To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
>Subject: <VV> How long can I run it for?
>I know from experience that running a Corvair motor with a broken belt cause
>it to overheat within minutes.
>What about running an engine in the car with bottom and top shrouds removed?
>I know it would eventually overheat but I was wondering if anybody has done
>that and what sort of time frame could I reasonably expect to run it safely.
>My reason - I'm trying to track down a small oil leak and with the fan
>blowing, oil goes everywhere so I was thinking about running the motor
>briefly with top and bottom shrouds off.
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