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4 months ago
croderique
Interesting. Thanks. It says the original Ultra Van sales price in 1962 was $9,500. In today's $ based on inflation that would calculate to over $78,000. Quite expensive back then. The base price of a Corvette in 1962 was $4,038 plus options ($33,000 in today's $) .The 1962 Corvair was about $2,500, ($20,500 in today's $) Chuck
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4 months ago
MattNall
Download a PDF of the History!
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4 months ago
WalterElias
Super great price and very straight from the pics. Needs a lot of TLC but you could do a lot worse for a lot more money.
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4 months ago
MattNall
4 months ago
MattNall
Seller is doing a good job of advertising... CL Barnfinds.. FB
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4 months ago
Nick_Soapdish
Van that is ultra. Found on barnfinds. Figured someone here might like to know about it. Let's hope it ends up with someone who will keep it alive.
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4 months ago
Whale460
The June edition of Motorhome magazine has a nice 3 page article on the "Corvair UltraVan- a Whale of a Motorhome". Very informative and lots of pictures. If you don't get the magazine, it will be in the next "Whales on Wheels"
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4 months ago
roo6363
Sale is pending ! thank you
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4 months ago
JimBrandberg
Pietenpol Air Camper was one of the first Corvair aircraft applications, I believe they began with Model A engines. Andrew Pietentpol may still be selling plans for building your own. It was his grandfather that started it all. Jim Brandberg Isanti, MN CorvairRepair.com
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4 months ago
roo6363
new never installed , been in a box since 2003 , made by Todd Miller . TM Enterprises . painted flat black , you can put on your jet or whale ! ok on whatever you like. very nice $140 and a flight . any interest just pm me thanks Dave
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4 months ago
Melb-Mike
As one who attended Springfest in Helen this past weekend, I can tell you we had two parking lots of many high quality Corvairs, a few 4 door sedans, a few Lakewwods, one Ultravan, a few very high quality mid-engine conversions and a whole lot of wonderful owners. If you haven't attended this event, you are missing out on a great event.
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5 months ago
WalterElias
How good are the surfaces on both the differential and transmission where the gasket lays? Even after checking ours and even cleaning up the transmission with fine sandpaper on a flat surface (transmission was completely disassembled/bare case), ours developed a pg fluid leak along the driver's side vertical edge. At first I thought it was the governor and checked it and replaced the o-ring
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7 months ago
MattNall
I like the story Walt Davidson told; At an UltraVan rally.... a new couple in a UV that no one had seen before showed up.. During conversation they stated the had to stop almost every hour to let that "little engine" cool off [ light go out ] Said it was normal! Walt pulled the carbs and Top shroud and found the worst case of excess flashing he ever saw After cleaning... light n
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7 months ago
WalterElias
Just opened our registration renewal notice for our UltraVan for 2018 and noticed they raised it by $38. On one of our other cars, it was a $35 more this year too. A ridiculous hike in one year's time.
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8 months ago
OttawaCorvairGuy
What is the average jet size used on a LM 110? My guess is 48 (FYI - I can't recall 100%. But we either use a 51 or 53 with a LM in an Ultravan) Carburetor gurus - What jet size should I start with or be used on a LM when it has a single carb for each cylinder?
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8 months ago
joelsplace
54k battery operated "portable" 4 post lift with no connection between the posts. Seems crazy so I want it. It would be nice for the Corvair/Ultravan hauler.
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8 months ago
OttawaCorvairGuy
FI Owners - I have some questions. What size engine are you running? What kind of Fuel Injection are you using? What MM is your setup? I'm looking at 2 engine builds. 1. Smaller Big Bore 3.0 / 3.1 (I forget which one it is) with least amount of machine work and cost. More for reliability with Ted's TBI setup for PG Ultravan use... 2. Smaller Big Bore (same size as above - but
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8 months ago
OttawaCorvairGuy
Ted and anyone who have installed his TBI. Two questions I need answered - Please: 1. Does the setup need a return line back to the gas tank? 2. What is the fuel pump pressure and volume requirements, for an in tank FP? Grin and LOL - For those who are merely nosey and just want to know why I need these answers: I've designed a gas tank for UV231 Project and it will save me a little
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8 months ago
cnicol
joelsplace Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I meant heaviest for it's size. Weren't they even > shorter than the Ultravan and all steel? > I saw one at Walmart last year and 2 on Craigslist > here. The Cortez wasn't "all" steel; there was some cast-iron too! :D Very well put together and durable too.
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8 months ago
joelsplace
I meant heaviest for it's size. Weren't they even shorter than the Ultravan and all steel? I saw one at Walmart last year and 2 on Craigslist here.
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8 months ago
JimBrandberg
The Featherlite is interesting. Besides the FC headlights, it has a Corvair instrument panel and the windshield looks an awful lot like an Early 4-door rear window. I sort of like the lines of it except for the sliding patio door. It reminds me of a 60s Dodge pick-up, I won't comment on the relative beauty of that. NW US seems to be a haven for unusual RVs, a few months ago there was the one
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8 months ago
cnicol
joelsplace Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Cortez the opposite of an Ultravan. Was it the > heaviest ever? Did yours have the Chrysler slant > 6? Heaviest? Not even. My Cortez weighed about 2000# less than our GMCs. Initially, our '69 Cortez was built with a Ford 302 TBM (Truck/Bus/Marine) and a 4-sp manual. I converted it to 455 w/Toro aut
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8 months ago
joelsplace
Cortez the opposite of an Ultravan. Was it the heaviest ever? Did yours have the Chrysler slant 6?
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8 months ago
joelsplace
I can't believe any self respecting Corvair person would consider anything but an Ultravan. Lightest class A ever built as far as I know. I've got 4. One is cheating though since it has a 4.3/700R4.
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8 months ago
vairmech
If you follow the history line of the Ultravan, this is GM's version of the Tiara!
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8 months ago
Phil Dally
Yes that would end up being a fifty thousand dollar rig. But just imagine how bitchen it would be with a disco ball. I know it's coming...Ultra Vans do absolutely nothing for me.
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9 months ago
CorvairCraigZ
Hi everyone! Want to focus on the restoration of Ultravan 001, so all other projects gonna find a new home.This is the one Matt Nall knows about. Bought from Larry in Sacramento, California, for less than 1000 bucks, but I have done a lot of work, including new trailer tires. Always under cover or inside our museum/shop. Upon some closer inspection, the transom has delaminated in spots. IT IS NOT
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