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8 days ago
Caveman_1960
The rear decklid on a 1960 is unique to all other early model Corvairs. The reason for this is because the spare tire on a '60 was stored in the front trunk. When the 1961 models came out with the spare moved into the engine compartment, the louvres on the outside panel were modified as well as the shape of the inside panel to make room for the tire. Of course any early deck lid will fit if you c
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12 days ago
Caveman_1960
Couple more pics of the impeller/shaft part. They seem to be just about 3" diameter. Does that help identify which turbo they are correct for? The 2bbl carb adapter has been spoken for.
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14 days ago
Caveman_1960
One of the reasons for the 1961 trip through the Darien Gap was the previous year's trip with three red 1960 Corvairs from Chicago down to Panama. That trip was documented by the film "From Here to There". All three 1960 Corvairs finished the journey. The trip was sponsored by Chevrolet through their advertising agency. The dealership that did the actual trip was a very well placed Corvette speci
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14 days ago
Caveman_1960
Here a couple of pics of the 2bbl downdraft adapter for the LM turbo. I still have the dead 2GC carb if someone wants that was well.
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14 days ago
Caveman_1960
Here a few pics of the turbo parts. If someone can identify if the impeller/shaft bits are early or late that would help me. Thanks! - CP
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14 days ago
Caveman_1960
A better use would be to help CPF and defray cost of the new Museum. We used to give them to non-club member Corvair owners that we might see at shows or on the street. Problem now is we don't see too many Corvairs on the street or even at shows (at least not many Corvairs not already attached to the club scene).
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15 days ago
Caveman_1960
My suggestion: Donate them to the Corvair Preservation Foundation so they could sell them at conventions for a buck per issue as a fund raiser. I gave all of my duplicate issues a few years back and we did sell several at the convention in Springfield. If you want a tax write-off that could be done. Check with Mike Hall (CORSA and CPF Pres.) for details.
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17 days ago
Caveman_1960
So I had to ask for some help when pricing these turbo parts. Since they never put a turbo on the "real" 140 Corvair engine (1960 engine displacement) one my friends with more horsepower experience has suggested these prices: 1965-6 #709 turbo complete - $250 spare exhaust impeller and shaft with intake impeller - $100 1965-6 "RL" short block w/ rotating assembly - $200 adapter to run a 2b
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17 days ago
Caveman_1960
Included in a recent purchase (1966 Monza coupe 95/4-speed) was a collection of 180 turbo bits. I think the PO was planning to convert the Monza into a turbo Corsa. I have the RL short block less heads, a complete 709 turbo assembly, an extra turbine shaft and impeller(s), an adapter to run a 2bbl carb (I already tossed the junk Rochester 2GC), an inlet and outlet exhaust pipe and the stand to mo
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28 days ago
Caveman_1960
Car was built as a Monza at the Willow Run Assembly Plant. As stated, looks like somebody wanted to turn it into a Corsa. There are holes in the front fenders for the Corsa emblems. No such modifications to the rear quarters for the Corsa "C" emblems. Body tag and VIN say Monza.
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28 days ago
Caveman_1960
While I seem to have an affinity for the 1960 model year Corvair, I do appreciate all others as well. Even the late models! So here is another project that will sit until warmer weather here in lovely Michigan. It is a 1966 Monza coupe that originally had a 95 HP engine and a four speed trans. Somebody was planning a conversion to a turbo Corsa, but the project faltered and now it is up to me. Th
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30 days ago
Caveman_1960
Perhaps some of you smarter guys out there could shine some light on this observation: Seems to me that whenever one of the Corvair engine's exhaust down tubes rusts out, #5 exhaust tube goes first.
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4 weeks ago
Caveman_1960
Eric, I just sent you a message on FB Messenger. Just recently I picked up a collection of parts along with a '60 Monza. Included were serval gas heaters of unknown quality or condition. The heater in the Monza is apart, so maybe the PO was trying to be a Gas Heater Mechanic? Anyway, I can send you whatever bits you may need to get heat back on. PM me or give me a call. Phone # is on FB. - Pete
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4 weeks ago
Caveman_1960
The trunk color/mat info that Ed mentions is correct for 1960 Corvairs. 1961 and later trunks had splatter paint - unless they were built in Oshawa, Canada in which case the trunks were body-colour. - CP
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5 weeks ago
Caveman_1960
It appears that the car has been cleaned up and detailed - probably in preparation for it's debut at the auction. I hope he hasn't driven it on the street as that is not what Mr. Molzon wanted. Hopefully the next owner will display the car even if it stays in a private setting. One positive result of this new owner's desire for a big payday is the extended exposure of the car and it's designer/bu
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5 weeks ago
Caveman_1960
The Molzon Corvair-powered special sat in his garage for many years. He decided to use the garage space for another of his cars. I was contacted and met with Mr. Molzon. He told me that he was ready to decommission and scrap the car. I asked if any of his family was interested in it and he said no. His son, Mark is into cars (Porsches) but from what I gathered he did not want the car either. I as
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5 weeks ago
Caveman_1960
I asked John Fitch to autograph a few of these when they first came out. Sorry, not for sale.
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7 weeks ago
Caveman_1960
Larry, If you still need a headlight bezel PM me your address and which side (both?) you need. I'll send you one for no charge. AND, I will give you a double your money back guarantee if not delighted! I've got boxes of these and probably won't ever need as many as I have collected over the years. - Caveman Pete
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7 weeks ago
Caveman_1960
Not sure who "Larry Cooper" is referring to re: the '61 headlight bezel sale. I do not have a salvage yard and I haven't sold any headlight bezels in the recent past. I know a Larry Cooper here in Michigan and we have been friends for years. If he wanted to buy a part from me it wouldn't have been shipped - but rather picked up locally. What location is this Larry Cooper on the forum from?
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8 weeks ago
Caveman_1960
The mystery engine has been cleaned and prepped for a new assignment in my freebie 1963 Monza coupe. The loose engine that came with the coupe was locked up tight as a drum. Hopefully this project will get finished up tomorrow when the temps get upwards of 50 degrees. While the rest of you are waiting in line or in traffic to "take advantage" of Black Friday deals I'll be wrenchin' away in the Ca
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
This is a cool video, but I have a hard time watching Larry riding on three wheels in my car!! Special thanks to Ken Hand (VairMech) for wrenching on the "NaderVair" for several days before we turned it over to Larry and the Hagerty crew. The car as picked up in Connecticut was hardly ready for Prime Time. Ken made it safe to let Larry have his way with it. Yes, it still needs a bunch of body wor
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
So would that mean that they used a 164 cid case and installed 145 innards? Since the case is what makes an FC engine unique I guess one could put a late crank in this one and get to 164 FC nirvana?
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
This engine is a real mystery to me. The block is a 164 cid. It has the provision for a lower (FC-Lakewood) oil fill/dipstick location as well as the conventional dipstick through the turkey roaster for all Corvair cars. It has a cast iron crankshaft pulley. The heads appear to be 1966 and later with the larger bolts to attach the top shroud all along the sides. Casting #'s on the heads read 3886
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
forsale I would like to downsize my Corvair collection. Currently have 15. Half that many would still be too many! Several 1960's including one horn-slot sedan and one coupe with very low mileage (6,700); One low mileage '63 sedan (17,000) and a '64 convert with a V8 up front; the infamous Ralph Nader '62 sedan; an 8-door '64 Greenbrier; several late models including a turbo Corsa convert and
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3 months ago
Caveman_1960
Turns out the XXD engine is really a XXO engine. We hauled the '64 500 coupe home today and I was able to clean it up a bit. The engine code reads T0225XX0. All of the engine sheet metal is for a 1964 164 cid engine, but that could be because it is from the original engine that was replaced? I will have to get underneath and check the right side of the block to see if it is a 1963 replacement eng
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3 months ago
Caveman_1960
A 1963 Monza would have 2-prong spinners originally. I have a few of them but did not include them in my initial inventory report.
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3 months ago
Caveman_1960
Someone here on the forum asked me if I had any decent 13" wire wheel covers for his restoration project. So I went down to the Corvair Cave (Caveman's Cave?) and "found" a huge stash: 10 - 13" wire covers w/ 3-prong spinners 18 - 14" wire covers w/ 3-prong spinners 6 - 14" wire covers w/ the '67-up center cap 2 - 14" wire covers for parts (no spinner or center cap) Shipping these is not
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3 months ago
Caveman_1960
I just picked up a 1964 500 coupe that had a "new" engine - not a rebuilt one installed at some point in the past. I checked the number on the block and it reads "XXD". I think this is the 164 cid block with provisions for both types of oil dipsticks so it could be used in a car or truck or Lakewood. Does this sound correct? Anybody need one of these? I know the engine turns over, but I have not
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3 months ago
Caveman_1960
I want the 1962 Buick in the barn in the back of one of the pics...
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4 months ago
Caveman_1960
I have another set of 1966 100 heads available. I listed and sold a set to Tim Shortle earlier this years but he didn't pick them up at the recent DACC Homecoming event. Don't worry Tim! Yours are still here awaiting shipping instructions. This second set are complete and ready to either clean up or bolt on your car. Came off a running engine. $100 for the pair. Prefer you pick them up here in So
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