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new to me
Posted by: piddler ()
Date: January 19, 2023 02:31PM

Well, I finally bought the Corvair Corsa that I have been looking for. I am the fourth owner the car and have a lot of documentation from the two previous owners. I will post some pictures when I get it cleaned up. Nasty weather coming home.

I do have a problem with the backup lights. I have traced the problem to the switch on the transmission. Since I am new to Corvairs I have not yet found the best vendors. I found a switch at Clarks. What other vendors do you guys use?

All help and advice appreciated, Pete

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Re: new to me
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 19, 2023 02:52PM

Post some "Before & After" photos! thumbs up
As for parts, if it is something "common", ie: plugs, cap, rotor, etc. I buy local.
If it is something only obtainable from a Corvair Vendor, I shop almost 99.9% from Clark's
If we don't support the BIGGEST supporter of our hobby, who is going to?

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border, I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.

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Re: new to me
Posted by: DOUG WARD ()
Date: January 19, 2023 03:17PM

Hi piddler. Welcome to our forum. I am on the west coast & I prefer doing business with Jeff at California Corvairs. He is a supporter here too & you van just click on his display just above Clarks one on the left side of this page. Clarks is great too but Jeff is in driving distance for me. another source of parts is to check the for sale topic / column here on the forum.
Tell us where you are located. there are probably some members near you that have extra parts. Some are even free.

Doug Ward
Orange, Calif.
65 Corsa 180, 64 Monza convertible, 61 Lakewood, 61 Monza


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Re: new to me
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: January 19, 2023 04:37PM

Glad you found 'your' car and good luck with it. I looked back andsaw you are in Virginia area. Local fellow near you is Frank DuVal and he is regular poster here.David Clemons and Spence Shepard also come to mind. Join CORSA and find all of your neighbors. www.corvair.org

Looking forward to pics as we all are.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC/V8 Registry

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Re: new to me
Posted by: jfreez ()
Date: January 19, 2023 04:50PM

what year is your Corsa?
I believe the backup switch changed between 65-66. I am assuming its a 4spd

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Re: new to me
Posted by: piddler ()
Date: January 19, 2023 05:33PM

Thanks for the responses. I am in the southwest corner of Virginia. My car is a 4 speed with 140 hp engine

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Re: new to me
Posted by: Mike Stillwell ()
Date: January 20, 2023 05:32AM

Spence has retired, as far as I know, Steve.

Mike
YS-117

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Re: new to me
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: January 20, 2023 05:44AM

Thanks Mike I didn't know that (until now)

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC/V8 Registry

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Re: new to me
Posted by: chris ()
Date: January 20, 2023 01:58PM

piddler Wrote:
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> Thanks for the responses. I am in the southwest corner of Virginia. My car is a 4 speed with 140 hp engine

What year is your car (or transmission)? The switch for the '65 was different than the '66 and later.

'66 Monza coupe
4 speed
140hp
Gardner, KS

Heart of America Corvair Owners Association

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