<VV> 1965 Corvair auto bellhousing inspection plate?
mr.jebecker at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 13:54:55 EST 2017
The torque converter is air cooled. The bell housing openings near the hub
are air intakes. The big opening on the side is the air outlet. If the
small cover isn't in place, one of the intakes is extended to near the outer
edge of the bell housing. I imagine that fouls up the air flow and reduces
the effectiveness of the cooling. I have no idea how much difference it
makes, but GM thought it was worth while to put it on in the first place.
A lot of second rate mechanics don't bother to reinstall a part if they
don't see a need for it. Not knowing why something is built a particular
way is a good reason to put things back the way they were.
From: Harry Yarnell (Verizon) via VirtualVairs
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:18 AM
To: 'shortle' ; 'Arlette Pat' ; virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: Re: 1965 Corvair auto bellhousing inspection plate?
I agree; but what does it do? GM doesn't spend a penny more than they have
From: shortle [mailto:shortle556 at earthlink.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:06 AM
To: Harry Yarnell (Verizon); 'Arlette Pat'; virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: Re: <VV> 1965 Corvair auto bellhousing inspection plate?
Plate's not necessary? I don't believe engineers would have spent the time
($$) to put this cover on here if it was not necessary. These are my
thoughts (and beliefs).
Will the car run just fine without it? Yes. Same goes for the air cleaner.
Timothy Shortle in Durango Colorado 81301 Member of the SCG (stock Corvair
>From: "Harry Yarnell (Verizon) via VirtualVairs"
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>To: 'Arlette Pat' <arlettecarl at hotmail.com>, virtualvairs at corvair.org
>Subject: Re: <VV> 1965 Corvair auto bellhousing inspection plate?
>Plate's not necessary. With all the other 'breather' holes, not sure
>why they put a plate over the one opening.
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