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Here's what it cost for a Corvair fan belt in 1972
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: December 05, 2017 11:00AM

'Course I was earning all of $2.20 per hour at TG&Y.

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Re: Here's what it cost for a Corvair fan belt in 1972
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: December 05, 2017 01:47PM

The cost of manufacturing has gone down a lot, figure in inflation, used online calculator, that price today would be $24.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: Here's what it cost for a Corvair fan belt in 1972
Posted by: Frogfinder ()
Date: December 05, 2017 02:26PM

rnch Wrote:
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> 'Course I was earning all of $2.20 per hour at
> TG&Y.


I was working at a Parts Store in the early 70's and spent most of my pay in parts and tools. Repaired cars and built street drag racer's after hours for income. Those were the days.

jeff

66 Corsa 140 4 spd
Houston, Tx

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Re: Here's what it cost for a Corvair fan belt in 1972
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: December 05, 2017 02:37PM

I think I was making about 2.20 an hour back in 66 at a grocery store called 'Piggly Wiggly'. Just bought the slotted belt from Clarks for 15-something. Not bad! Using the inflation guide [www.bls.gov] , now-a-days, would be over 32 bucks! eye popping smiley

"If you can't fix it with a Hammer, you have an Electrical problem."
Stitch...
Schertz, Texas.
(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)




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Re: Here's what it cost for a Corvair fan belt in 1972
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: December 05, 2017 03:51PM

I bought some online for less than that last year.

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Re: Here's what it cost for a Corvair fan belt in 1972
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: December 05, 2017 05:13PM

And FIVE PERCENT sales tax!

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Re: Here's what it cost for a Corvair fan belt in 1972
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: December 05, 2017 07:10PM

It's 9.75% there now.

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Re: Here's what it cost for a Corvair fan belt in 1972
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: December 05, 2017 08:52PM

They must have really liked you to give you 30% off their list price.

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Re: Here's what it cost for a Corvair fan belt in 1972
Date: December 05, 2017 09:19PM

Corvair prices are interesting.

In 1974 we sold a set of Viton O rings for $8.95 - Today we sell them for the same price (should be about $75.0-85.00$)

Pair of good used 140 heads in 1977 $350.00 - Now about $300-400.00 (should be $3000.00)

NOS GM rear wheel bearing $63.00 in 1977 - Now $350.00 (still low should be $600-700.00)

Lon Wall
www.corvairunderground.com
503-434-1648

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Re: Here's what it cost for a Corvair fan belt in 1972
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 06, 2017 10:21AM

corvairunderground Wrote:
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> Corvair prices are interesting.
>
> In 1974 we sold a set of Viton O rings for $8.95 -
> Today we sell them for the same price (should be
> about $75.0-85.00$)
>
> Pair of good used 140 heads in 1977 $350.00 - Now
> about $300-400.00 (should be $3000.00)
>
> NOS GM rear wheel bearing $63.00 in 1977 - Now
> $350.00 (still low should be $600-700.00)

Yeah!eye rolling smiley
And with those kind of prices our favorite car NEVER would have developed the following that it has today.

ALL of them would have gone to the crusher years ago!

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: Here's what it cost for a Corvair fan belt in 1972
Posted by: WalterElias ()
Date: December 06, 2017 12:36PM

Wrapped fan belts are still about that price if you buy them from VBeltsupply.com

3V560 $4.86 each
3V560 Belt

Dan Kling
1961 Greenbrier Deluxe, 110 HP, 4spd, 3.89 stump puller
1963 Spyder Coupe, restored, converted to 4spd Saginaw
1967 UltraVan #299, The migration has begun, we're on the road again......Save the Whales!

Photos of our Greenbrier, UltraVan and work-in-progress @

[www.flickr.com]

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