Hole in Bell-housing?

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Storm
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Hole in Bell-housing?

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Well i noticed a small circular hole near the area where the shift linkage goes.

It is on my 61 Lakewood 3 Spd

After doing some quick digging around I found out it requires a plug that Clark's sells (C503)

I forgot to take a picture but here is a sketch below to see the hole I speak of.

My question about this "hole" is I did heavy cleaning with engine degreasers, scrapers for the dirt & the garden hose. Getting all the above in that hole or maybe none at all, is there anyway to clean that out with a small vacuum cleaner attachment or can I take the shield off the clutch fork area to see more in there to clean or inspect? Just curious as I noticed this hole while cleaning the drums up.

Thanks for the help!

Kyle
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Re: Hole in Bell-housing?

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You can take a peak under the dust cover for debris but I doubt you have anything to worry about.
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Re: Hole in Bell-housing?

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I will have to try!

Here is an attached picture of the area. I think I have removed about 50lbs of stuck on dirt from this wagon so far. Clearly have more to go!

Thanks again!

Kyle
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Re: Hole in Bell-housing?

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That plug is missing on most Corvairs in my experience. It is good to have have the plug.
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Re: Hole in Bell-housing?

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Gotcha, I will tack it on the next batch of parts from Clark's I get.

Thanks for information guys!

Kyle

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1964 Corvair Monza/110hp/4 Speed
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