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corvair parts that abound but have little value
Posted by: cfmann ()
Date: November 30, 2017 03:59PM

Here is a great question for the Forum:

what do you think are the least important parts one typical saves from a corvair parts car that salvagers think has value to the market?

One would expect a wide reaching list, but if you had to prioritize what would be the easiest things to get rid of knowing there's plenty of them around?

I responded to myself with anything that is dried or baked rubber. that's what comes to my mind first.

your answers will be interesting.

thanks



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/30/2017 04:00PM by cfmann.

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Re: corvair parts that abound but have little value
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: November 30, 2017 04:19PM

Recently I saw a flea bay seller trying to sell NOS pushrod tube seals.

I know how well they worked when they were actually "New" but now that they are approximately 50 years old (give or take), my thoughts are they aren't worth anything, to me anyway.

With that said, I would imagine any NOS or even used O.E. Rubber parts would not be as valuable as some might expect. I would think they would fail quickly once put into service. JMO

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: corvair parts that abound but have little value
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: November 30, 2017 04:19PM

LM brake drums aren't even worth turning to me, new ones are readily available.

Star NC
1965 Monza Coupe, turbocharged 140/4spd, Carter AFB 4bbl, E-flow Crown turbo, water/meth injection, driver
1965 Corsa Coupe, 140/4spd, future project
1966 Monza Coupe, 110/4spd parts car
1966 Monza 'vert, 95/PG parts car
1985 Dodge W350 4dr turbocharged 440/4spd

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Re: corvair parts that abound but have little value
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: November 30, 2017 04:48PM

Mystery shifters advertised as walking canes for $100+

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Re: corvair parts that abound but have little value
Posted by: Vairismo ()
Date: November 30, 2017 08:56PM

Early model fan shrouds / turkey roaster. EM valve covers, the six hole thinner ones.
Probably the generator adaptor/oil filter casting. Many things early model not sought after much it seems.

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Re: corvair parts that abound but have little value
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: November 30, 2017 08:59PM

When I had a shop, I thought 3 speed shifters and plastic heater ducts were parts that would never sell. Then they did!

Rotten rubber parts, yes, usually trash, unless they are re-buildable.

I just throw out what is rusted.

NOS push rod tube seals are fine, just not for Corvair applications....smileys with beer

Turn drums? That's another discussion, but turning a drum is a rare event for me. But, yes, I have lots of LM drums on the shelf. No 64 rear drums. I won't need to turn a LM drum for yeaaarrrs.

3 speed transmissions were worthless, now people need them.....

Maybe 13" wheels.....grinning smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: corvair parts that abound but have little value
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: December 01, 2017 03:58AM

Frank DuVal Wrote:
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> When I had a shop, I thought 3 speed shifters and
> plastic heater ducts were parts that would never
> sell. Then they did!
>
> Rotten rubber parts, yes, usually trash, unless
> they are re-buildable.
>
> I just throw out what is rusted.
>
> NOS push rod tube seals are fine, just not for
> Corvair applications....smileys with beer
>
> Turn drums? That's another discussion, but turning
> a drum is a rare event for me. But, yes, I have
> lots of LM drums on the shelf. No 64 rear drums. I
> won't need to turn a LM drum for yeaaarrrs.
>
> 3 speed transmissions were worthless, now people
> need them.....
>
> Maybe 13" wheels.....grinning smiley
66-69 3 speeds are quite desirable to the racers as some pieces are used to make close ratio 4 speed boxes.

Lee J

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Re: corvair parts that abound but have little value
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: December 01, 2017 04:52AM

I'm going to take the opposite tact here, at least for a couple of items; things that should be saved, but often aren't.

People used to think "anything 4 door" was trash. Not so, as 4 doors are starting to get some well-deserved respect. Same goes for low-line 500 or 700 stripper-specific parts.

Another thing that lots of guys don't think to save are soft trim and usable plastic parts, particularly things that are molded in color. Surprisingly, it seems a lot more late model parts of such description are short on supply than early model items. Go figure.

As to "worthless" parts go, any less than perfect trim parts, with few exceptions, are junk.

-Mark

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Re: corvair parts that abound but have little value
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: December 01, 2017 05:50AM

Compared to other collector cars Corvair parts are worth very little - nothing sad smiley, usually scrap value is all your going to get.

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: corvair parts that abound but have little value
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: December 01, 2017 05:56AM

I sell everything, I quit throwing stuff away I thought was worthless because I kept digging stuff out of the trash pile people wanted.





Email me at: Dave Motohead

1960 4dr sedan caveman car
1961 Rampside (Chetside)
1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
1963 Monza 900 coup (General Nader)

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Rust Free Lancaster Ca

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Re: corvair parts that abound but have little value
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: December 01, 2017 08:15AM

Yes, Dave, but yours is a rust free trash pile!

Lee, exactly what I mean, 3 speeds are no longer the "boat anchors" they were.

Mel has the disadvantage of shipping killing parts sales. Dave can sell locally the heavy stuff, although he does ship within the US at better rates than cross border rates.

But, yes, Corvair parts are waayyy cheaper than full sized 60s Chevy and 409 engine parts!

Speaking of 4 doors and trim parts, the two tone break molding on the c pillar are very pricey!

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: corvair parts that abound but have little value
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: December 01, 2017 09:56AM

How many LM black single snorkel air cleaners does one man need?

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Re: corvair parts that abound but have little value
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: December 01, 2017 10:11AM

rnch Wrote:
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> How many LM black single snorkel air cleaners does
> one man need?
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In the rust belt evidently a lot of them! smoking smiley





Email me at: Dave Motohead

1960 4dr sedan caveman car
1961 Rampside (Chetside)
1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
1963 Monza 900 coup (General Nader)

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Rust Free Lancaster Ca

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Re: corvair parts that abound but have little value
Posted by: Darrin ()
Date: December 01, 2017 10:16AM

Aluminum oil cooler adapters (from block to oil cooler).

Darrin Hartzler
Bethesda, MD

Corvairs in two states of the Union and varying states of disarray.

Northern Virginia Corvairs & Group Corvair

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Re: corvair parts that abound but have little value
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: December 01, 2017 10:20AM

Apparently the last owner of my two latest parts cars thought LM headlight buckets were worth their weight in gold, there's like twenty sets of them in the two cars eye popping smiley

Star NC
1965 Monza Coupe, turbocharged 140/4spd, Carter AFB 4bbl, E-flow Crown turbo, water/meth injection, driver
1965 Corsa Coupe, 140/4spd, future project
1966 Monza Coupe, 110/4spd parts car
1966 Monza 'vert, 95/PG parts car
1985 Dodge W350 4dr turbocharged 440/4spd

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Re: corvair parts that abound but have little value
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: December 01, 2017 10:25AM

Leon, there are 1965 headlamp buckets, and 66-69 headlamp buckets.

Every so often someone in the rusty east needs to replace one, but not as often as early models need them! It is hard to find a good early or FC one here.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: corvair parts that abound but have little value
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: December 01, 2017 10:36AM

Believe me these two cars came from the lower part of the rust belt, NC/VA state line in fact. No clue what years most of the parts are, though there is some FC front trim.

Star NC
1965 Monza Coupe, turbocharged 140/4spd, Carter AFB 4bbl, E-flow Crown turbo, water/meth injection, driver
1965 Corsa Coupe, 140/4spd, future project
1966 Monza Coupe, 110/4spd parts car
1966 Monza 'vert, 95/PG parts car
1985 Dodge W350 4dr turbocharged 440/4spd

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Re: corvair parts that abound but have little value
Posted by: dogmad7 ()
Date: December 01, 2017 02:39PM

I like the FC front trim.

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Re: corvair parts that abound but have little value
Posted by: Mike Stillwell ()
Date: December 02, 2017 03:48AM

LM non tinted rear glass. Can't give those away! I have at least 5 stashed in the woods beyond the house. Don't want to throw them away, but shop space is valuable.

Mike
YS-117

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Re: corvair parts that abound but have little value
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: December 02, 2017 08:24AM

Frank, a little piece of trivia on the two tone LM "C" pillar moldings.
The factory only built 2 1/2 to 3% of them with that option. Only other way was over the parts counter, of course. So naturally they're availability is, by now, outstripping the supply.


And I have to agree with Mike. Clear glass is virtually worthless. (On a side note) Why One Piece windows went with clear (because they asked a small number of owners, like one, maybe?) is beyond me.confused smiley Everybody I know wants tinted. That was one of the reasons I sold off the ventless window kit I got from them. That and the lack of instructions, after badgering them for over a year.angry smiley

-Mark

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