<VV> How long can I run it for?

aeroned at aol.com aeroned at aol.com
Wed Sep 4 15:06:43 EDT 2013

You can run it forever with the lower shrouds off. I wouldn't run it for very long without the top shroud on. The turkey roaster is the most important shroud. Without that, you might as well not have the fan turning.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Gilbert <bgilbert at gilberts-bc.ca>
To: virtualvairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Wed, Sep 4, 2013 1:01 pm
Subject: <VV> How long can I run it for?

I know from experience that running a Corvair motor with a broken belt cause
t to overheat within minutes.
What about running an engine in the car with bottom and top shrouds removed?
 know it would eventually overheat but I was wondering if anybody has done
hat 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
lowing, oil goes everywhere so I was thinking about running the motor
riefly with top and bottom shrouds off.
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