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63 corvair unknown part
Posted by: seeker2736 ()
Date: January 12, 2021 05:46PM

what is this part on my car the wires have have been cut

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Re: 63 corvair unknown part
Posted by: Beers ()
Date: January 12, 2021 05:48PM

Reverse/backup light switch on the 4spd transmission

63 Monza Spyder convertible [www.corvairforum.com]
SF Bay Area, CA

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Re: 63 corvair unknown part
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: January 12, 2021 05:51PM

Most of them look like that because they hang down so low. I like the idea of using a 3-speed switch instead. It goes inside the tunnel and works from a tab on the shift tube.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 114 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: 63 corvair unknown part
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: January 12, 2021 06:24PM

Joel wrote: "It goes inside the tunnel and works from a tab on the shift tube."

Craig replies: This is as good a time as any to educate me and probably others: Where is this moving tab? I've rebuilt several LM shift tubes and as I recall it's sealed from one end to the other. I don't recall any holes in the tube or tabs sticking out.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

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Re: 63 corvair unknown part
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: January 12, 2021 06:33PM

EMs only have a single tube. A tab clamps to the tube that activates the 3-speed plunger switch in the tunnel. That brings up a question - how does the '65 3-speed switch work?
It appears Clark's doesn't know either. See the mistake in the listing?

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 114 Corvairs and counting...




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Re: 63 corvair unknown part
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: January 12, 2021 06:38PM

Good question. I guess Joel is like me in thinking of the early shift tube that is open all the way from the shifter to the shift coupler. I do not recall what the 1965 shift tube looks like on a 3 speed manual equipped car.

Matt Nall had a picture of his 1965 replacement switch installation, but the link I found no longer wor ksfor me!!
[corvaircenter.com]

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA



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Re: 63 corvair unknown part
Posted by: idiyaught ()
Date: January 12, 2021 06:53PM

info for 65 switch from other site [www.corvairforum.com]

John Oostdyk
Thornhill, Ont
63 Rampy
65 Greenbrier
64 Convertible

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Re: 63 corvair unknown part
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 12, 2021 06:58PM

Someone please FIND the FAQ"S!! GGG Under transaxle "universial B/U Switch"

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Re: 63 corvair unknown part
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: January 12, 2021 07:10PM

So Matt, how did that answer the question? The link to the other site does.

Joel
Northlake, TX
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Re: 63 corvair unknown part
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 12, 2021 07:14PM

joelsplace Wrote:
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> So Matt, how did that answer the question? The link to the other site does.
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AhH.. one blind man leading another....

Picture shows / verifies...LM shifters have the ROD to stabilze TUBE that has the shaft inside!!!

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Re: 63 corvair unknown part
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: January 12, 2021 07:15PM

We all know what LM shifter setups look like. I just didn't know how the factory did the 3-speed hence the question.
I actually like your idea for replacing the 4-speed switch quickly without messing with the wiring but the in the tunnel approach protects the switch.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 114 Corvairs and counting...




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Re: 63 corvair unknown part
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: January 12, 2021 11:13PM

FWIW - My Corvair mechanic used to cut the wires and put on electrical connectors so that he did not have to run the wire all the way to the front - inside the back of the tunnel. Zip tie to the wiring harness.



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Re: 63 corvair unknown part
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: January 13, 2021 04:22AM

idiyaught Wrote:
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> info for 65 switch from other site [www.corvairforum.com]


Funny. OP asked the same question on Corvair Forum last night (twice) and many answered him there too. I think we nailed this one folks! grinning smiley

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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Re: 63 corvair unknown part
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: January 13, 2021 05:26AM

How come this is titled 63 Corvair? I had to scan the picture for clues until I saw the trailing arms and such.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



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Re: 63 corvair unknown part
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: January 13, 2021 06:03AM

confused smiley



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Re: 63 corvair unknown part
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: January 13, 2021 06:17AM

JimBrandberg Wrote:
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> How come this is titled 63 Corvair? I had to scan the picture for clues until I saw the trailing arms and such.

Because the OP used a photo borrowed from a 2010 thread here on CC to show a similar part and ask the question about the 63 he just bought from an auction. He did not have a pic of his own I assume. Photo was taken originally by member "ron L".

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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Re: 63 corvair unknown part
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: January 13, 2021 08:21AM

When I was a teenager with MY first Corvair, a 66 Monza... I converted it to a 4spd from automatic. In the ash tray I had two toggle switches. One for back up lights. The other to turn off the brake lights when I shot past hidden police cars out in the county when I lived in Upstate NY!!!!

grinning smiley

Corventure Dave

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Re: 63 corvair unknown part
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: January 13, 2021 08:26AM

And just to be clear, and since the original poster asked what that part was. The hex plug right next to it is NOT a drain plug.

'29 Ford Model A Tudor (Great Grandfather bought new)
'61 700 Lakewood 110 4 speed
'69 Monza Convert. 140 Auto.
'70 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 4 speed

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Re: 63 corvair unknown part
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: January 14, 2021 05:21AM

JimBrandberg Wrote:
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> How come this is titled 63 Corvair? I had to scan the picture for clues until I saw the trailing arms and such.

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azdave wrote"

"Because the OP used a photo borrowed from a 2010 thread here on CC to show a similar part and ask the question about the 63 he just bought from an auction. He did not have a pic of his own I assume. Photo was taken originally by member "ron L"."

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Nice job of sleuthing. I usually think things are as they appear but it's a new age.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



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