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Old 09-25-2007, 01:12 PM
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Dust/inspection cover?

Do I need a dust cover? I have noticed some cars in mags do not have one. Does it cool better? TH350 3000 stall
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:13 PM
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I can't for the life of me figure why the mfg's ever put them on, they could have saved a few pennies by not bothering. Needless to say, they're the first "delete" on any of my projects...

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If you drove year round where they use road salt I'd say leave it on. Other than that, screw it. Higher stall converters make more heat anyway. You have added cooling capacity too, right? I also remove heat shields from anything with disc brakes that uses them. Totally worthless.
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I take my shields off, even in dusty, salty, or rough conditions. 100k on a th 400 and no leaks at the front pump seal yet.
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I always run one ... ALWAYS

The big 3 auto manufacturers do not install them for no reason ...
That's good enough reason for me ...

I had a old junk yard 77 Impala I purchased to part out and while driving it home, I went across a rocky driveway getting out of the man's yard. It picked up a few stones, slung them around and got caught between the flywheel and the starter nose ... NOT GOOD
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Or when your front tire launches the spark plug that just chuffed out of the Hyundai two cars in front of you up into your bellhousing and it hangs up and breaks your transmission case.
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I run them. Heck I paid 8 bucks for a chrome one as I didn't have anything for this motor. Who is going to stick their head under a 4 inch ground clearance car anyway. haha Saved me from going to the bone yard.

I'd rather have a heck of dent in it than missing a couple teeth off the ring gear from that "flying sparkplug". Not to mention it's on a 250 dollar converter.
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I always run them for the same reasons Deuce gave. The second reason is that to me not running one makes the car look unfinished and just thrown together.
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Dust/inspection cover

I gotta vote for running the cover. If you're not, then do you also not run an air cleaner on your carb??

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Everything you see in the mags is not always gospel!!!!
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:37 AM
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Kinda like running around with no underwear ....sexy but not what your mother would like if you get in an accident.
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dust cover

On the wall of my shop hangs the remnants of a THM350 bell housing, one that was run without a dust cover.

When we did his trans we suggested he install a dust cover, he opted not to.

Three months later he came back with the bellhousing split wide open, the only thing keeping the trans in his vehicle was the torque converter [ because it was bolted to the flywheel].

Just like Deuce, he had driven over a rocky driveway, a rock flew up, got picked up by either the converter or the flywheel, then rocketed right thru the top of the bellhousing.

Apparently the term dust cover, is a misnomer.

Dust would be the least of my worries.
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only takes a few minutes to drill a whoooooole bunch of holes in one to get more air circulation on the convertor....and still have a stone guard....good Sunday afternoon "putizn'" project

on Ford block "spacer plates".....I cut slots (6-8") in it with a angle grinder....flywheel teeth circulates air onto the back of the block.....otherwise it is a sealed "pocket" of hot air.....

FL traffic means ya gotta do all ya can to beat motor heat build up in the summer
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