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Why does the Corvair generator shaft have a hollow end?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: December 23, 2017 01:52PM

I was talking to a Corvair buddy about only Corvair's having left hand threads on generators, but the alternators were right hand thread

He stated "Only the Corvair generators have a hollow shaft were the nut goes on to identify them as left hand thread (LHT). All the RHT generator shafts were solid on the nut end.

What say you?

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Re: Why does the Corvair generator shaft have a hollow end?
Posted by: Murphy ()
Date: December 25, 2017 03:40AM

I don't know but will guess that it was from the machine work when manufactured.

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Re: Why does the Corvair generator shaft have a hollow end?
Posted by: larry cooper ()
Date: December 28, 2017 06:30PM

Maybe for cooling ???

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Re: Why does the Corvair generator shaft have a hollow end?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: December 28, 2017 07:56PM

I was told it was done to easily identify the armatures for the Corvair only generator with LHT. No verification, but it's a logical story.

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Re: Why does the Corvair generator shaft have a hollow end?
Posted by: NMCarNut ()
Date: December 28, 2017 08:52PM

Don't think that rule of thumb is 100%. My 62 Pontiac Delco generator with right hand armature nut:

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Re: Why does the Corvair generator shaft have a hollow end?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: December 29, 2017 07:53AM

NMCarNut Wrote:
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> Don't think that rule of thumb is 100%. My 62
> Pontiac Delco generator with right hand armature
> nut:

Thanks - I guess that puts another myth to rest.

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