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  1. rrcrazy
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 8


    [​IMG]hi all i know this post should be on cars in barns site but since this is about corvairs thought id share these pics with youthis place is right down the road from my house outside gettysburg pa its a restoration/salvage yard for corvairs of every type & year probable about 200 cars & trucks in this yard so the pics are from only the front of the yard thairs corvairs everywear in this yard from cars,vans,motorhomes,pickups of corair veriety they buy &sell cars &parts all used of cource would have taken more pics but my batterys in my camera puked enjoy dagrump68
  2. rrcrazy
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 8


  3. There's a guy that shows up at the NHRA Museum Twilight Cruise that has an early 'vair, flat 6 with a 4-71 sticking out. Must work well, he drives it in
  4. Neglected Legacies
    Joined: Apr 22, 2009
    Posts: 85

    Neglected Legacies
    from Nor Cal

    I had a Corvair in '65 - clutch cable kept breaking - one time in NYC - another time in Medicine Bow, Wyoming - and some other places - put 55,000 miles on it the first year - the right front suspension collapsed in Miami - and I was parked in Jerry's Drive-In having a burger and fries, and the engine wiring suddenly caught fire and burned up even though it hadn't been running for 15 minutes...
  5. Kevin LL
    Joined: Dec 29, 2006
    Posts: 87

    Kevin LL
    from Plainfield

    Corvair ranch has their own site. I wish I was close, I need more parts for my van.
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  7. purple
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 1,331


    Talked with my friend yesterday that had a bunch. He sold most and kept 3.

    He is working on a disc brake conversion that is cheaper than the only one he could find. The other company would sell the just the brackets but wouldn't say what calipers to use. Only wanted to sell theirs at a high price.

    This is the same guy that made my MII front end so he knows what he's doing. When he gets it all set and road tested I'll let you guys know the details. They will all be hand made by him only, no farming out any piece. They will be just the basic parts and and you'll have to get the calipers, rotors and such. Most likely powder coated black if premade but he could do other colors too.
  8. Have a younger friend who started building a V8 corvair about 10 years ago. The chassis , the floor the engine install and some of the engine work is done as is the magor body work. It has a narowed ford 9 inch on ladder bars. he is moving west and will be selling everyhing.. The engine in it is a 350 with factory 327 2X4 barrel manifold and carbs.
    If you are interested PM me and i will give you his name and number. The car is near Belleville Ontario and has been stored inside. I believe it is a 65. He also has some corvair engne stuff including an unused set of reconned heads (140 HP) still wrapped in plastic.
  9. Model A Vette
    Joined: Mar 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,072

    Model A Vette

    "The other company would sell the just the brackets but wouldn't say what calipers to use." sells brackets for $75 to $95 depending on the buy it now on Ebay.
    They say to use S10 4wd rotors and either S10 or FWD GM calipers depending on where you want the hose to exit the caliper.
    I put a set on my friend's '34 Ford with a Corvair front end.
  10. I got a chubby when I saw this Steve Stanford rendering of a Nova with a Corvair roof in a Hotrod mag. I wouldn't be surprized if someone is building this now...

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  11. This car is on Ebay right now.
    Joined: Oct 29, 2005
    Posts: 426

    from cleveland

    kool thread..Heres mine and an idea for its outcome!

  13. Chris13
    Joined: Mar 16, 2010
    Posts: 58

    from England.

    This truck is pretty local to me,imported from Vegas a couple of years ago...


    was put up for sale as soon as it hit land,but not sure if it has sold yet.
  14. chrisclarkcustoms
    Joined: Jul 5, 2008
    Posts: 247

    from las vegas

    No gate? Is that rare or custom? nice non matching hub caps.
    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
    Posts: 7,591

    from SIDNEY, NY

    All Corvair trucks weren't rampsides, although that's what you usually see.
  16. 55chevy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 282


    $400? Great score! You're my hero, you've had so many cars you've forgotten which ones.

    Mike Bodenhafer at EN high school in Kendallville IN had a V8 later Corvair, it was said to be fast until it caught fire around the engine. (Class of 76) Funny, I just talked to a guy about a 63 Spyder that sounds like a great score as well. Has a Jay Leno's Garage vid and other Corvair links, like "Not Found on eBay: A Crazy Half Breed, the Torvair "

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  17. zimm
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
    Posts: 802

    from iowa

    just found this pic it says: 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza GT

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  18. Hellfish
    Joined: Jun 19, 2002
    Posts: 6,482


    That was a concept car, or a race car, I forget. Either way, it was not put into production. There were a lot of really cool Corvairs like it though. The '62 Super Spyder is my favorite. It kicks all kinds of ass.

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  19. norton
    Joined: Jul 19, 2006
    Posts: 76


    The other company's brackets are probably for 70's dodge colt calipers. Also, replacement rotors have a different offset than original so you may need to use spacers between the bracket and caliper. Is the guy you know just copying the other company's? If not, what calipers and rotors will they be for? Inquiring minds want to know!
  20. purple
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 1,331


    He already made the first one and it is on the vehicle in fully working order. I think he used MII brake stuff because it is so readily available on the aftermarket with lots of choices. He is still figuring out how he wants to do multiples but he may be will to make a set if youy call him. Ask away all questions you have, he is helpful and straight forward. Erich Olsen of Olsen Motorsports, 530.949.7214, let him know Eric Hall sent ya.
  21. Lunatic
    Joined: Sep 28, 2004
    Posts: 1,199

    from Carson,Ca.

    they have coil springs front and back,like a 60's impala..rear axles will fall out if you ride laid in the back too much though,happened to me back in the day
  22. purple
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 1,331


    OK so I was a bit wrong. His uses GM 10 1/2" rotors and GM metric calipers. S10, caddys and others used those and the only difference is the angle the brake line attaches to it. He said a little machining to the rotor and the stock Corvair bearings fit. About $150 to $175 depending your exact needs. Made by him to your order.

    His new business name is Flamingo Hot Rods (his wife talked him into it).
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    Posts: 3,253


    good grief charlie brown . Corvairs ...gettin ready to small block & tub A 68.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2010
  24. cruisin30
    Joined: Apr 13, 2005
    Posts: 120

    from Katy, TX

    Boy does this thread bring back memories. Had 22 vairs in my life. Loved every one of them for different reasons. 63 Spyder, 65 and 66 Corsa Convertibles (both Solo SCCA Autocross cars) couple of Greenbriars, a 66 4 door with factory air, 65 Monza and on and on. The 65 and ups were great handlers and could be competitively autocrossed if set up right. This is how Don Yenko got his start with Chevy. Someone mentioned a couple of the concept cars but didnt see a mention of the Astro-Vair. That one is still around in models and it sat at Astroworld in Houston for years. Dont know what ever happened to it. The RV's were really different and were manufactured by an aircraft company if I remember correctly. I even owned a factory Greenbriar camper conversion with jalousy side windows, fold down bed and dining table and had the old a/c unit mounted in a pod on the roof. Wish I still had that honey as I have never seen or heard of another one. Big mistake on Vairs was opportunity to buy one of the original 100 Yenko Stingers (Stage III) road race cars about 15 years ago but just couldnt justify the $12k asking price. How bout bets on what that puppy would be worth today. Wanna bet on six figures? Much maligned cars for all the wrong reasons. Those things would just about run forever with very little maintenance after you changed out the pushrod o-rings to synthetics and stopped the oil leaks. I have pics somewhere but who knows where.
  25. BadassBadger
    Joined: Oct 24, 2010
    Posts: 461

    from wisconsin

    heres my project for next year 1964 greenbrier
    heres one of the last 69 covairs that my grand uncle bought new in 69 only 10,000 miles
    heres a friend of mines 69 turbo monza
    one of the shop teachers at wyotech has a nice 61 rampside and......
    and his monstrous mid engined 383 strokered 66 monza!
  26. tcb-1
    Joined: Jul 19, 2008
    Posts: 228


    damn that rampside is swaeeeet!
  27. I finally got one this morning for $200 , already goofing around with it.
  28. Lovelowsixties
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
    Posts: 7

    from Sweden

    I built this old amt Corvair coupe in lime green pearl with split '63 Corvette bumpers and frenched '60 Impala taillights. Now who's up for building it in real scale?..
  29. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

    this is Keith Stone's real car!
  30. 48Ratfink
    Joined: Oct 16, 2009
    Posts: 47

    from Opelika,Al

    That green model is Beautiful!

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