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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 11:38AM

Once Corvair production was up to full swing and the plants were not being impacted by strikes or material shortages, one generally sees engine build dates occurring 2-3 weeks prior to the body build date. This is a generally accepted rule and not always 100%.

Obviously, 1960 motors would have been built well in advance of production starting to have them tested and ready for the production lines to start.

Pete, what is the engine date stamp of horn slot car #375 (or others known)..

If we see a pattern of the very early production cars having engine build dates well outside the "normal" window, it would help confirm horn slot car #272's engines date and reduce(not remove) the idea of it not being possible.

Rick Loving
Corvair historian & chronicler of useless facts
CORSA
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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: richard1 ()
Date: December 04, 2014 02:37PM

My engine was built on March 14, and the car built in the 4th week of March, so they were pretty close.

But then maybe they bunched up all the export cars together like that.

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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 06, 2014 09:46PM

I was doing more research and the engine date code on horn slot car #375 was 05-25-1959...

So it would appear that it is highly likely that the date code of 05-05-1959 would be the correct and original case for VIN #272

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: Mel ()
Date: March 01, 2015 05:29AM

Topic closed ....consider WOC gone. Byegrinning 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: Mountainman ()
Date: March 01, 2015 06:13AM

Pete will be happy to hear his is now the oldest...eye rolling smiley

John Cummings

El Paso, IL


1965 Corsa Coupe Metallic Blue 140hp
1965 Corsa Coupe Sierra Tan 140hp (currently under restoration)
1965 Corsa Coupe Crocus Yellow 140hp (currently non op)
1965 Corsa Convertible Regal Red 180hp (sold)


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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: ayrhead ()
Date: March 01, 2015 07:01AM

Really interesting article about the corvair. I enjoyed going through. Thanks for posting. Cheerssmileys with beer to all Corvair enthusiasts

1962 Corvair Rampside Pickup 110 HP Automatic
1965 Corvair Monza Convertible 110HP Automatic
1977 CB750A Hondamatic ( 2 speed Automatic Shifting Motorcycle )

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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: QB409 ()
Date: August 09, 2016 01:10PM

What a great thread !

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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: August 09, 2016 04:19PM

I know where the oldest late model Corvair is winking smiley

Lee J

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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: Kelly Parker ()
Date: August 09, 2016 04:32PM

I'll take 47.

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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: Kelly Parker ()
Date: August 09, 2016 04:58PM

Completely missed ALL the other pages on this thread. Guess that's what happens when you get up at 4 AM and get home at 6:30 PM.

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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: AC Orange ()
Date: August 10, 2016 12:09PM

Mel Wrote:
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> Some radio details, smiling smiley


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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: AC Orange ()
Date: August 10, 2016 12:31PM

Mel Wrote:
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> Some radio details, smiling smiley

[corvaircenter.com]

Link from page 14 showed the radio dial with the Civil Defense (CONELRAD) markings (triangle in circle) at 640 and 1240. I'd forgotten about those marks which were discontinued around '63. Neat flashback and another reminder of how so many things have changed.
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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 16, 2017 08:06AM

Just noticed this today , same 1960 exhaust manifold , one with a Holden part number, the other with normal GM part number smiling 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 16, 2017 08:29AM

Does your engine case have a Holden Part number?

GM was really deep into the deception with Holden part numbers, eh? They wanted employees to believe that they were really working on a project for Holden/Australia.


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 16, 2017 08:40AM

I don't know ? likely ? WOC is still in storage sad smiley it's been in a storage for 5 years or so sad smiley, the parts pictured are just extra 1960 parts.smiling 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: vairchet ()
Date: April 16, 2017 09:33AM

First photo from a Canadian parts catalog: 1960 Corvair Parts Preliminary Catalogue 606P, dated Oct. 1st 1959.

Second photo from 1960 Chevrolet Corvair P & A Catalog 34, Effective Apr. 1st 1960.

Third photo from 1960-'61 Chevrolet Corvair P & A Catalog 34, Effective Oct. 1st 1960, Revised Dec. 1st 1960, Release # 60-10C.

Somewhere between April to December 1960, General Motors changed their part numbering system.

Chet in Ramona

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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Date: April 16, 2017 12:02PM

Dang! That puts the brakes on that theory, eh?
I guess the numbers are "Olden" then.


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: August 30, 2017 02:34PM

I had to get the WOC out of it's five year plus storage and start it to get a 64 CV out of the corner of the barn. She clattered for a while and I had to add 1/2 quart of ATF and she was ready to move smiling smiley Just can't stop a 60 Corvair , there bullet proof.

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: Paulsgt ()
Date: August 30, 2017 03:17PM

NICE!!!

Paul Sergeant
CORSA Central Division Director / CORSA Treasurer <-new title
Lee's Summit, MO
CORSA since 1975
Member – HACOA, Corvair Minnesota, CORSA, Little Indians, POCI



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Re: Worlds OLDEST CORVAIR found and purchased eye popping smileyeye popping smileyeye popping smileysmiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: Dan ()
Date: August 30, 2017 08:29PM

Mel, you sure got a whole bunch of really cool stuff! smileys with beer

Dan
Chandler, AZ
1966 Corsa Turbo Convertible
[corvaircenter.com]

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