<VV> 1965 Corvair auto bellhousing inspection plate?

Jim Becker mr.jebecker at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 09:42:13 EST 2017

There is one hole in the bell housing that should have a cover (near the 
top).  It allows access to the bolts that hold the torque converter to the 
flexplate.  The other holes in the bell housing are for movement of cooling 
air.  As far as I know, the cover is the same for all PG Corvairs.  Look at 
the pictures in this thread to see the cover and where is fits.

I do not have one of the plates.

Jim Becker

-----Original Message----- 
From: Arlette Pat via VirtualVairs
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:00 AM
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Subject:  1965 Corvair auto bellhousing inspection plate?

G'day everyone,
I am slowly, but progressively dealing with all the minor issues before 
reinstalling the completely restored drive train to our RHD Monza 

While checking everything for any missed items I noticed an uncovered square 
shaped opening on the engines bellhousing. It looks as if a steel inspection 
panel might be missing and that this steel panel perhaps originally clipped 
into place covering this opening. My guess is that at some point in the cars 
life this steel panel either fell off or was not replaced after having been 

Is my thinking correct? Was this openning originally covered or was it left 
open? If I am right, then I would like to obtain one of these cover plates. 
Does anyone have one that they would be prepared to sell?

Regards from 'down under' in Australia
Carl L. Kelsen
RHD 1965 Monza convertible

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