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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Date: October 15, 2013 04:31PM

It's a bunch more fun to read thru the posts on this thread from page One,
Mel did a great job building suspense and showing the very early features of a true original Corvair.
Keep with it page by page and it will be revealed to you early in the pages.....

Mel eventually shows pics of the entire car and even it's horn slots! Have FUN!!





Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: April 05, 2014 06:10AM

Hope to get WOC #272 out this summersmiling bouncing smiley

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Date: April 05, 2014 12:50PM

Mel Wrote:
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> Hope to get WOC #272 out this summersmiling bouncing smiley

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Mel, bring it out West - a nice drive to Tacoma would be fun, eh?


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: April 05, 2014 12:59PM

Yes that would be a good run, pretty sure it would make the tripthumbs up

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: Holden flatsix ()
Date: April 06, 2014 04:00AM

Hi Mel

How old were the Darien Gap Corvairs?

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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: April 06, 2014 04:46AM

Pretty sure the Corvairs used were 61's sad smiley

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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: gwydionjhr ()
Date: April 06, 2014 08:12AM

I believe the Darien Gap Corvairs were '61 and '62. "From here to there" used '61's and "Daring the Darien" used '62's

Regards,
Joel Rushworth
1961 Rampside w/Deluxe Scamper Camper
1966 Corsized Cdn Monza Coupe
1967 UV #292
"Kick the Hell out of the Status Quo" - Ed Cole

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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Date: April 06, 2014 02:41PM

It's on You Tube thanks to Kevin "Unsafe" Wilson.

The trip from Chicago to Panama was 1960 models
The expedition thru the Darien Gap was 1961 models.
States in the film that they built 180 log bridges!!


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: April 06, 2014 04:39PM


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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: November 29, 2014 02:25PM

WOC #272 is still sleeping in the barnsad smiley in a Car Jacketsmiling smiley maybe in the spring I will get it outsmiling bouncing smiley

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: Caveman_1960 ()
Date: November 29, 2014 02:59PM

World's 2nd oldest Corvair (#375) is still hiding inside a 20' enclosed trailer that is parked at a local Ski Resort. The engine, which IS the oldest Corvair engine in the World, is parked on my workbench in the Caveman Garage. Paint and interior are done. Hopefully I will be able to get the car back together in time for either the CORSA Convention in Tennessee next June or perhaps the DACC Homecoming in August. - CP

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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: davhamm ()
Date: November 29, 2014 04:25PM

Mt. Brighton, or Alpine Valley?

Gee's this makes it sound like I live near the mountain's


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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: Cfschesky ()
Date: November 29, 2014 06:06PM

Pine knob

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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: Johnniespeed ()
Date: November 29, 2014 06:17PM

DTE mountain ??

John

1962 Rampside, 4.3 Vortec powered.
The thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.

Sparta Michigan.


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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: Bigwave ()
Date: November 29, 2014 07:52PM

Hey Pete
What is the date on the engine for 5997? It may be newer than the engine in 5999. You may also have the newest installed engine as well.

Bigwave Dave Trull, Sierra Vista Arizona
Former owner 1966 Turbo Convertible Pilots 23 & 27
Former owner 1969 Convertible #5997

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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: December 03, 2014 12:58PM

sad smileyDue to a few PM's questioning the WOC engine number stampingsad smiley I peaked into engine compartment today while changing out the desiccant bags and shot this picsmiling smiley-YIKESeye popping smiley engine is as old as dirteye popping smiley. She's all safely sealed back up for the winter storage againsmoking smiley

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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: ral1963 ()
Date: December 04, 2014 04:44AM

Wow... May 5th, 1959 assembly date for the motor...that is one early motor.

Rick Loving
Corvair historian & chronicler of useless facts
CORSA
Performance Corvair Group
Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts

RAL1963@COMCAST.NET
Just south of Chicago IL

Current Rides
63 Sprint Vert 140/4sp

Past Rides
66 Turbo Coupe 180/4sp
60 700 Sedan 80hp PG
63 Monza Vert 102hp 4 spd
63 Monza Coupe 140hp 4 spd
63 700 Sedan 80hp 3 spd
64 Monza Vert 110hp 4 spd
64 Monza Coupe 95hp 3 spd
64 Monza Sedan 110hp PG
65 500 Coupe 95hp 4 spd
65 Monza Coupe 110hp PG
65 Corsa Coupe 140hp 4 spd
68 Monza Vert 140hp 3 spd

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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: dragvairclark ()
Date: December 04, 2014 05:00AM

Rick, how do you know it was 1959? No year specified on engine numbers. Could be 05/05 1960. Might not be original engine.

Clark Hartzel, Fraser, MI
1965 Monza coupe

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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: December 04, 2014 05:28AM

dragvairclark Wrote:
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> Rick, how do you know it was 1959? No year
> specified on engine numbers. Could be 05/05 1960.
> Might not be original engine.


From the number itself, it might be either. But there are enough differences shown in earlier pictures that were changed way before may of 60 to date it to 59

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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: ral1963 ()
Date: December 04, 2014 06:30AM

Clark, technically you are correct. I cannot 100% confirm the year of the motor as 1959. There is a possibility that the case was replaced with another from 0505, 1960 and all the super unique pre-production items added back onto the bare case. I do feel that this is possible, but unlikely due to the original condition of the rest of the car...

Rick Loving
Corvair historian & chronicler of useless facts
CORSA
Performance Corvair Group
Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts

RAL1963@COMCAST.NET
Just south of Chicago IL

Current Rides
63 Sprint Vert 140/4sp

Past Rides
66 Turbo Coupe 180/4sp
60 700 Sedan 80hp PG
63 Monza Vert 102hp 4 spd
63 Monza Coupe 140hp 4 spd
63 700 Sedan 80hp 3 spd
64 Monza Vert 110hp 4 spd
64 Monza Coupe 95hp 3 spd
64 Monza Sedan 110hp PG
65 500 Coupe 95hp 4 spd
65 Monza Coupe 110hp PG
65 Corsa Coupe 140hp 4 spd
68 Monza Vert 140hp 3 spd

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