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Corvair repair in SW South Florida
Posted by: FL103Dave ()
Date: November 05, 2017 07:38AM

I tried CORSA website but the SEARCH is not usable. Does anyone have a recommendation for a Corvair repair shop in SW Florida? I'm done with the Corvair hobby and I want to give the car to my Daughter. She needs a place to go for repairs. Thanks...



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Re: Corvair repair in South Florida
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: November 05, 2017 09:11AM

If you can find contact info for Si (Silas) Johnson, aka SFC Shop, in Fort Meyers, that would be a start. I suspect Si is retired from Corvair work but maybe not. If nothing else, I'm sure he can provide a lead for you.

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Re: Corvair repair in South Florida
Posted by: FL103Dave ()
Date: November 05, 2017 09:27AM

Can't find any contact info for Si. I'll keep looking though

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Re: Corvair repair in South Florida
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 05, 2017 09:37AM

I PM'd him for you.


Craig gave you his Username here " sfc shop "





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Re: Corvair repair in South Florida
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: November 05, 2017 11:52AM

There are only a handful of people left that are competent at working on a Corvair and of those most are getting up in age which usually means they cut back working on stuff and spend time not working and being retired. If you are lucky you can find a young mechanic that is willing to work on one and learn at the same time. I suspect as time goes on it will become more difficult to find a shop to repair one. Most owners do their own repairs but like myself are not qualified to repair other peoples cars.
My advice to the original question is to do as Matt suggested and get in touch with the nearest local club, try and find an active club that is close enough to get involved and participate in tech/repair days. Also depends on your daughters motivation for keeping the car because it won't be easy to find repair when it's needed, if she or yourself are not capable of doing moderate repair the best option may be to sell the car in favor of something more mainstream.
I wish you luck.

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Re: Corvair repair in South Florida
Posted by: eddieb ()
Date: November 05, 2017 12:00PM

Why does everyone keep saying "contact your local chapter" when clearly there is not one anywhere near? I'm in the same boat,my "local chapter" folded years ago as did the next nearest one,and besides no one wanted to lend a hand when needed.EddieB Dade City,Fl

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Re: Corvair repair in South Florida
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: November 05, 2017 12:04PM

CORSA website shows 8 FL chapters in this list that is sorted by state:

[www.corvair.org]

I have no idea if these are all active clubs or not.

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Re: Corvair repair in South Florida
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 05, 2017 12:08PM

eddie...... with the Telephone and internet..... if the nearest chapter is in the next state..... you still want to make contact!!

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Otherwise YOU need to find a local Mechanic who is willing to work on them... and will Join this Forum so we can walk them thru the basics and other problems...

Any Mechanic / Technician who works on something unfamiliar without reaching out....is foolish..and will cost you EXTRA $$$$





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Re: Corvair repair in South Florida
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 05, 2017 01:19PM

Here... I copied and pasted..

SouthEast Corvair Council 12 Pine Trail Ormond Beach FL United States sarahvair@juno.com
West Florida Corvair Club 5670 San Vair Street Milton FL United States wfcc@mediacombb.net
South Florida Corvairs 8951 S. Kendale Circle Lake Worth FL United States [www.corvair.org] (Main) southfloridacorvairs@gmail.com
Suncoast Corvairs 3001 34th Ave N Saint Petersburg FL United States [www.suncoastcorvairclub.com] (Main) suncoast@corvair.org
Gulfcoast Corvairs 5549 Tewkesbury Place Sarasota FL United States tonycorsa@juno.com
Nature Coast Corvairs 1490 Druid Road Inverness FL United States [clubs.hemmings.com] (Main) nccorvairclub@yahoo.com
Greater Orlando Corvair Assn. 2490 Bronco Dr. Saint Cloud FL United States [www.govairs.net] (Main) govairs@aol.com
Central Florida Corvair 991 Foxfire Trail Oviedo FL United States eddiem@bellsouth.net





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Re: Corvair repair in South Florida
Posted by: FL103Dave ()
Date: November 05, 2017 01:27PM

eddieb Wrote:
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> Why does everyone keep saying "contact your local
> chapter" when clearly there is not one anywhere
> near? I'm in the same boat,my "local chapter"
> folded years ago as did the next nearest one,and
> besides no one wanted to lend a hand when
> needed.EddieB Dade City,Fl


Thanks eddie..

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Re: Corvair repair in South Florida
Posted by: SFC SHOP ()
Date: November 05, 2017 02:19PM

Glad to help any Corvair owner in Fl. 239-785-9962 Si Johnson SFC Shop

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Re: Corvair repair in South Florida
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 05, 2017 03:36PM

Ft. Myers is about as far SW in Fla. you can get!!! gg





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Re: Corvair repair in South Florida
Posted by: Bobdudeman ()
Date: November 14, 2017 06:52AM

I'd love to have the information as well. I'm working on a 67 Corvair race car in the love to have any information. Thank you, Steve

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Re: Corvair repair in SW South Florida
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 14, 2017 07:00AM

Steve,
Si is your best bet.... have you called him or PM'd him? He's in Ft. Myers...

Where are you located?

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Re: Corvair repair in South Florida
Posted by: SFC SHOP (71.3.251.178)
Date: November 05, 2017 02:19PM

Glad to help any Corvair owner in Fl. 239-785-9962 Si Johnson SFC Shop





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Re: Corvair repair in SW South Florida
Posted by: Bobdudeman ()
Date: November 14, 2017 02:28PM

I live in San Carlos Park South Fort Myers.

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