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Re: How about Stainless Steel directional levers?
Posted by: 2manyvairs ()
Date: October 22, 2017 10:17PM

In for 4 early model levers to start with. Can use lates and FC's as well.

Jeff


1960 700 sedan - blue, #1819
1962 Monza sedan - black w/red cloth interior daily driver
1962 Monza coupe - silver blue/blue 4spd
1963 Greenbrier - standard, "Turdbrier"
1963 Monza cvt - Ivy Green/Fawn It's NOT red !!
1964 Spyder cvt - Blk/Red It's NOT red either !!
1965 Monza ht - retired daily driver, the storage shed
1965 Corsa 140 ht - all good except for how it looks.
1965 Corsa 180 cvt - well, a perfect body at least.
1966 Corsa 140 ht - Red/Red, Canadian w/factory headrests & oil bath,

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Re: How about Stainless Steel directional levers?
Posted by: triumphcorvair ()
Date: October 23, 2017 10:05AM

Roger, I'm in for a 65.

Darrell McCracken
Huntsville, Texas

65 140 Monza
71 Triumph Bonneville

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Re: How about Stainless Steel directional levers?
Posted by: rlp11 ()
Date: October 24, 2017 09:58AM

I need pictures of the 1967 and 1968-69 directional lever knob. Please send to rlparent@cox.net

Thanks

Roger Parent
El Cajon, CA
1964 Monza Driver
1964 Monza Project

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Re: How about Stainless Steel directional levers?
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: October 24, 2017 11:56AM

I'd be up for a couple 65-6 style. Good idea!

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

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: How about Stainless Steel directional levers?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: October 24, 2017 03:27PM

I sent a pic of 66 style to Roger.

Here's a tip - photograph lever on a grid paper background (include spacing distance of grid lines) so Roger can calculate dimensions. Measure shaft diameter if you have calipers.

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Re: How about Stainless Steel directional levers?
Posted by: ralph65corsa ()
Date: October 24, 2017 03:36PM

Stainless sounds like a good look.
Are you installing new correct knobs as well?

You stated "At half the cost of the Vendors" but aside from Clarks
I easily find early & late levers available online from numerous other vendors for around $15.00 each.

Any chance you'll stick to your claim of "At half the cost of the Vendors" or are you only talking about Clarks price?

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Re: How about Stainless Steel directional levers?
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: October 24, 2017 04:34PM

Does anyone know how to remove the knob off the end of an early lever?

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: How about Stainless Steel directional levers?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 24, 2017 06:49PM

Roger:

Are you in need for a 65or 66 lever? I think I have a couple rusty ones that could be made available.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: How about Stainless Steel directional levers?
Posted by: rlp11 ()
Date: October 24, 2017 10:26PM

I still need pictures of the 67 and 68-69 knobs


Al:

I would like to get one of them. Email me at rlparent@cox.net and we can talk.

Ralph:

Mine will be Stainless Steel and buffed to look like Chrome. The vendor levers for $15 are not the correct length or bend angle.

Vairman:

The picture got corrupted somehow and my mail server "expunged" it.

Roger Parent
El Cajon, CA
1964 Monza Driver
1964 Monza Project

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Re: How about Stainless Steel directional levers?
Posted by: ralph65corsa ()
Date: October 25, 2017 09:25PM

Roger,

You stated:
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The vendor levers for $15 are not the correct length or bend angle."

Just to be clear, both the 1960 and 1961-64 levers are straight not bent and
I've never seen or heard of those as being too short.

I've purchased the 1965 style for my Corsa and found it was only slightly shorter but looks and works fine.

I like the idea of you offering a stainless longer one for my Corsa at the same price as the others.

Are you installing new plastic knobs?

The knob on my original lever was pressed onto the shaft and did not come off without damage. Also, I think it would fit loosely if re-installed.

I think it was a one-time installation at the factory.


Ralph

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Re: How about Stainless Steel directional levers?
Posted by: rlp11 ()
Date: October 26, 2017 12:27AM

Ralph

You are correct on the 1960-64, they are straight. I was talking about the LM ones because you have 65corsa in your user ID. All my Vairs are 1964 and one of them has a 1960 lever.

Yes I will be using new knobs. They are a one time use as you mentioned. And that is why I need pictures of the 67 and 68-69 knobs. I have found some but I need to verify them.

Roger Parent
El Cajon, CA
1964 Monza Driver
1964 Monza Project

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Re: How about Stainless Steel directional levers?
Posted by: Skizz ()
Date: October 26, 2017 01:59AM

I'd like one early please!

64 Monza Vert
64 Spyder Vert
2002 Chev 1500
1996 Impalla SS
Eastern NC

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Re: How about Stainless Steel directional levers?
Posted by: gnrand ()
Date: October 26, 2017 03:31PM

Roger, I need a shorter one for my 65 (about 4.75"). I installed a smaller steering wheel and the stock lever touches it and interferes with the ability to turn the wheel. If it is a problem to make, I could cut a section out of the stock lever and weld it together.
Thank you
Jeff

Wildomar,Ca

1965 Corsa Hard Top
!965 Corsa Convertible
1968 Monza 140 Convertible 4 speed
1966 435 HP Crown
1986 Buick GN

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Re: How about Stainless Steel directional levers?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 27, 2017 10:55AM

Roger:

Here is one I have. I wire brushed it so it don't look so bad.

Will this work for your project? Let me know and I will send it out.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: How about Stainless Steel directional levers?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 27, 2017 01:29PM

Shipping this lever to Roger tomorrow for his project.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: How about Stainless Steel directional levers?
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: October 28, 2017 07:15AM

Could you please post a price list of those that you have available, and cost of shipping? All my cars are 64's. Also, have you considered any other models other than the Corvair in the Chevrolet lineup? I also have a 1962 BelAir. The knob is the same as the Corvair, but I am not certain about the rest of the shaft design. I could possibly provide you with a sample, if I can find it in my used parts pile, if necessary for reproduction.

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