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Caveman_1960
The proper terminology for 1960 would be either a base car (no heater equipment installed) or the car had the heater (gas) option for about $75 extra. You could order a 1961 Corvair without a heater by checking the "heater delete" box. Another interesting fact; all Canadian-produced 1960 Corvairs had the gas heater factory installed. Up North it was a required option even for US-built cars
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8 days ago
Caveman_1960
I have a standard spec crankshaft from a 1965 180 HP turbo engine. Should not need any machining to be ready for use. I used the rest of the engine for a (gutted) display unit that is on loan to a museum. I don't need the crankshaft. Anybody out here need one? I do finally have a correct shipping box, but the cost to ship may be steep due to the weight? - CP forsale
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18 days ago
Caveman_1960
I have available one good clear early windshield and one that is tinted and shaded. Located in Southeast Michigan. Too hard to ship, but please let me know if you could use one for $75 your choice. Thanks! - Caveman Pete forsale
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5 weeks ago
Caveman_1960
A friend just called and said that he noted on a Facebook post there was an auction upcoming in Iowa with some Corvairs available. One of them was reported to be Andy Devine's. Well... plunk my magic twanger! I couldn't find any info on it. Anybody ese see this message on FB?
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8 weeks ago
Caveman_1960
I have a NOS clutch cable with a GM part # on it. I tried to logon to the Clark's website to get an idea of what to ask for it at tomorrow's DACC Homecoming swap meet. I get an error message and cannot connect with Clark's. So now I have two problems; no Clark's catalog for reference and no price to set on my clutch cable. Actually I have both a late model cable (looks like a primitive fishing po
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8 weeks ago
Caveman_1960
I just found a new, never used FC muffler hanger. GM part tag still on the part (#3787174). Clark's is out of the NOS part and does sell a very serviceable replacement for about $70. If you are a purist and want a completely correct part this could be your lucky day! Can bring it to the DACC Homecoming next week. - Caveman Pete forsale
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
One of our founding members, Clark Hartzel has decided to sell off his lifetime collection of Corvair parts. We will be offering them at the upcoming DACC Homecoming event on August 23rd through the 25th. Clark has been playing with Corvairs and Corvair-powered toys since 1962! Here is a short list of what will be available: engines and parts transmissions and parts dune buggy parts VW conv
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
Newz Flash! New event for the 2018 DACC Corvair Homecoming event: Thursday, August 23rd there will be a luncheon served at the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum for Corvair guests. Food and drink provided by the Museum staff and the Ypsi Convention Bureau. Times will be 1 PM to around 3 PM. Come and visit the Museum, walk around Depot Town and visit the shops and even stay for the weekly Depot
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
9. Twins
Got both of my recent additions to the collection running and parked on the lawn. Both are 1963 Monza coupes. The red one has a 1968 110 and a 4-speed transmission. The turquoise one has a 1964 95 and a powerglide. I have one other 1963 Monza but that one (a 4-door sedan) is currently doing Museum duty at the Automotive Hall of Fame Museum in Dearborn, MI and couldn't come to this lawn party. - C
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
I have a pair of new never used factory welded 140 exhaust systems. If anyone going to the Homecoming wants them I could bring them along. Price is $250 for the pair. They have some "barn rash" on them, but they are NOS. - Caveman Pete
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
Driving back from the Pittsburgh Convention we stopped off at the Summit Racing warehouse in Talmadge, Ohio. I ordered up a pair of new early model tinted and shaded windshields for our favorite car. The price was $149.99 each. Summit advertises free shipping on all orders over $99. I asked the clerk if there wasn't an additional charge since the goods were being shipped from the Pilkington locat
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
Note to self: Don't go to the Ferrari Center Phorum looking for a Monza. Probably can't afford even a hubcap from one. If they even have hubcaps...
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
The original paint job was called "gray silver pearl" by Chevrolet Styling. It was repainted in 1991 in a hue called "fawn'. It looks like the paintjob can be saved. The interior is quite a bit upscale from the regular production version. I think I will try to clean up the seats and door cards. If it doesn't look good enough after cleaning I did get some additional material with the car. The cost
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
This car is the 7th 700 coupe body built by Fisher Body. The car's serial # is 160xxx. That means the Willow Run plant produced more than 60,000 Corvairs before this one was scheduled. Remember, at the beginning all Corvairs were 4-door sedans. Coupes weren't available until January 1960 and the Monza version wasn't released until May. - CP
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2 months ago
Caveman_1960
It started off as a 700 coupe, but this was built into the second ever Monza prototype by Chevrolet back in December of 1959. The first prototype was scrapped after it's show circuit duty as it was built from a "body-in-white" and didn't have a serial number. This car was sold to an employee in April of 1961 and it survives today. Plans are to re-assemble the car with lots of new parts (lots of $
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3 months ago
Caveman_1960
Not to hijack Ken's thread, but I have a similar situation a little later in the week. On Wednesday the 25th I will be transporting a Corvair to the convention and it will be going to it's new owner once there. So on Saturday we will be heading back to the Detroit area with an empty 18' open trailer following us. See me in Pittsburgh if you need help. - Caveman Pete
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3 months ago
Caveman_1960
Bringing this thread back to Bob Lutz and his first Corvair: A few weeks back I was invited to a show at the Yankee Air Museum (held at the Willow Run Airport) for antique cars and antique planes. Since Bob Lutz' name was on the selection committee I thought it would be cool to bring my 1963 Monza sedan and see if he still had interest in it. His Corvair back in the day was the 102 and 4-speed ve
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3 months ago
Caveman_1960
Looks like I wont be bringing any of my wire wheel collection to the Convention next week. They may be available at the DACC Homecoming in August if anyone is interested. I have one set of NOS Daytons, one set of NOS Kelsey-Hayes with 4 or 5 lug adapters and one slightly used set of the Clark's re-pops with nice Maxxis radials mounted. - Caveman Pete forsale
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3 months ago
Caveman_1960
Back on track? I am driving east in a pickup truck with enough extra room for a 1/4 panel. No drilling required. This would be on Wednesday the 25th and we'll be towing a trailer with a Corvair headed to the convention. The Corvair is staying so if something has to come back toward Detroit on a flatbed leaving Saturday afternoon just PM me and maybe I can help. - Caveman Pete
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3 months ago
Caveman_1960
Pictures in a day or two. I have found a pair of NOS front fenders for early model Corvairs. Also have the upper half of an NOS 1964 front panel and a new (I think it might be aftermarket) lower front gravel shield panel for an early. These are located in southeast Michigan but could be brought to the convention in Pittsburgh, or saved for delivery at the DACC Homecoming in August. PM me for deta
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3 months ago
Caveman_1960
Leaving Wednesday, the 25th at oh-dark-thirty in a mini-convoy with other DACC members. I'll be driving my Silverado half ton pulling my almost new flatbed trailer. Going East the trailer will have Eddie B's 1960 Canadian 500 sedan. In Pittsburgh we will re-load the car onto his rented trailer and then the hunt is on for something else to ride back toward Detroit after Saturday's car show. Got an
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3 months ago
Caveman_1960
So today I picked up what was left of a 1966 Corsa 180 turbo convertible. There wasn't much left. The front crossmember was swiss cheese. The interior and powertrain were gone. But, the steering box was still bolted to the body shell. Since the car was well optioned with some cool bits; drop top, Corsa and the 180 HP turbo engine there was a good chance that the person checking the order sheet in
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3 months ago
Caveman_1960
Given a choice, would you prefer Dayton Wire Wheels or Kelsey-Hayes wires???? For some strange reason I seem to have a growing collection of real live knock-off wire wheels for Corvairs.
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4 months ago
Caveman_1960
Numbers on the inside of the wheels: D4 85 66. Any idea what they mean? There are no numbers stamped in the front of the rim near the valve opening.
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4 months ago
Caveman_1960
Upon closer inspection these wheels appear to be new. Never had a tire mounted and never mounted to an adapter. How rare would a set of five NOS Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels be?
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4 months ago
Caveman_1960
Here are a couple of pics of the 5-bolt K-H adapters. They were cast as 5-bolt, not welded and re-drilled. I also have a picture of the wheels -in the next post.
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4 months ago
Caveman_1960
These are reported to be engineering test pieces. They came along with a set of 4-bolt adapters and a beautiful set of the 13x5.5" K-H wire wheels. The wheels look like they never had been mounted. Same with the adapters. I may bring these to the CORSA convention next month. If anybody is truly interested please PM me. Caution: Kelsey-Hayes real wire wheels are not cheap! Same goes for 5-bolt ada
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4 months ago
Caveman_1960
Did K-H offer 5-bolt adapters to mount their wire wheels on a late model? I have a set and wondered where they might have come from...
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4 months ago
Caveman_1960
Today I was cleaning up an engine that we took out of a 1964 500 coupe. The PO told me that the car had a "new" engine put in it just a few years ago. The car was a dud, but the engine turned out to be a service engine with an "XX0" code stamped on the block. I took the top shroud off to clean it and then the fan. Underneath I found another "XX0" designation - this time hand written on the blower
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4 months ago
Caveman_1960
I have several early model differentials and manual transmissions available for sale. Here is a list: 1964 3.55 posi diff with or without the 4-speed transmission 1964 3.27 open diff with or without the Powerglide transmission 1961-63 3.89 open diff with or without the 3-speed transmission 1961-63 3.27 open diff with or without the 4-speed transmission 1964-65 4-speed manual transmission f
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