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novabob64
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New to the corvair world

Unread post by novabob64 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:29 am

Hi my name is Neil and I've just inherited my grandfathers 61 rampside. I live in the southern California area and would like to meet some fellow corvair owners.
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Re: New to the corvair world

Unread post by 66vairguy » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:18 am

That's a nice looking Rampy. Corvairs are different, of course now you have to find specialists for ANY old car. If you have no Corvair experience and want to keep the vehicle, then join a Corvair club.

S. Calif. is a BIG place. There are THREE Corvair clubs in Los Angele!! One in San Diego, etc. Saturday the 29th there is a cars and parts get together between L.A. and San Diego in Rainbow, CA. at a restaurant and park just off the interstate. See http://corvaircenter.com/phorum/read.php?1,914863

As Brad would say - tell us something about your goals for the vehicle and about your experience with Corvairs, and of course a better idea of the area you are in.

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Re: New to the corvair world

Unread post by Jerry Whitt » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:50 am

Welcome to the Forum!!

What area of southern California?
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Re: New to the corvair world

Unread post by bbodie52 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:54 am

:wave: :welcome2: Welcome to the Corvair Forum!

It looks like very nice Corvair. As previously mentioned, the following should help you to get started with your "new" truck...

Common and Useful Corvair Websites

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:dontknow: I would like to encourage you to expand on your initial post and tell us more about yourself, your Corvair, and your goals for the Corvair. If you can describe your personal assessment of your mechanical skills and abilities, that would help a lot. Members of the Corvair Forum love to be helpful in assisting other Corvair owners with technical support and advice, but it helps a lot if we have some understanding of your technical background and mechanical abilities, Corvair-related knowledge, etc. Helping us to know more about you will help us to write comments to you that are tailored to your needs and experience. Knowing your location is also useful, because knowing where you live can sometimes suggest possibilities.

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Unread post by novabob64 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:58 pm

Thanks for all the replys. I'm located in the antelope valley area,Lancaster to be specific. I'm pretty well mechanically inclined.I have a nice 64 chevy II that's almost completed.My goals for the rampside are to get it road worthy once again,it's been sitting for quite along time.(10years) My uncle says it needs brake system rebuilt,seals etc.,new battery,new oil pan and valve cover gaskets,carbs rebuilt, probably need to turn motor over by hand with plugs out and some oil or I was thinking of using engine fogging spray.And of course new tires.Any advise or procedures for this type of engine would be welcomed.Ive done alot of research and know that this was mainly used in aircraft and is air cooled.The truck has a 110 hp 4 speed engine according to my uncle and the corsa dash and glove box door.Makes sense as my grandfather was American airlines mechanic and owned 2 corvair cars and 2 vans as well.Sorry for the long post.

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Unread post by novabob64 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:01 pm

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this is my nova it has built ls3 and is mainly a restomod. the rampside I would like to keep as original as possible.

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Unread post by joe moore » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:25 pm

HI novabob nice truck I live IN Santa clarita I also have a truck been working ON IT OFF and ON sense 2012 please email ME jcorvair62@gmail.com hope TO here from you Joe moore

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Unread post by 66vairguy » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:05 pm

novabob64 - Davemotohead posts here and on the Corvair center. He is in Rosamond just north of you. As long as you don't get into politics with him he's a good Corvair guy, does repairs, has parts, and has helped folks. You can check with him and see what he recommends and what it would cost. He's done some helpful videos and some humorous stuff. His contact info is at this post http://corvaircenter.com/phorum/read.ph ... msg-917175

If the vehicle has sat for a decade it's likely the fuel system needs to be flushed (it's been reported a few times that folks that start a Corvair with old gasoline end up with valves seized in the heads - $$$$$$) and the brake system will need to be flushed and inspected. Don't be surprised if the master and wheel cylinders are internally corroded and need to be replaced. Once a Corvair is sorted out it will be reliable. You'll have to adjust to driving a cab forward around a corner, but they are fun to drive. Take it to a show and put the ramp down and it will get attention.

NICE Nova. I drove one like it back in the late 60's for a year. White, two door hardtop, six, PG. It drove well and was a fun driver. Your rarely find one that is original now, as you know.

Good luck with the Rampy.

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Re: New to the corvair world

Unread post by novabob64 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:10 pm

66vairguy wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:05 pm
novabob64 - Davemotohead posts here and on the Corvair center. He is in Rosamond just north of you. As long as you don't get into politics with him he's a good Corvair guy, does repairs, has parts, and has helped folks. You can check with him and see what he recommends and what it would cost. He's done some helpful videos and some humorous stuff. His contact info is at this post http://corvaircenter.com/phorum/read.ph ... msg-917175

If the vehicle has sat for a decade it's likely the fuel system needs to be flushed (it's been reported a few times that folks that start a Corvair with old gasoline end up with valves seized in the heads - $$$$$$) and the brake system will need to be flushed and inspected. Don't be surprised if the master and wheel cylinders are internally corroded and need to be replaced. Once a Corvair is sorted out it will be reliable. You'll have to adjust to driving a cab forward around a corner, but they are fun to drive. Take it to a show and put the ramp down and it will get attention.

NICE Nova. I drove one like it back in the late 60's for a year. White, two door hardtop, six, PG. It drove well and was a fun driver. Your rarely find one that is original now, as you know.

Good luck with the Rampy.
thanks for the info I will look up Dave.

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Re: New to the corvair world

Unread post by 3Puttbob » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:03 am

Hi Novabob64
I'm also in the Antelope Valley. DaveMotohead worked on the '64 110hp engine in my trike. It had every imaginable thing wrong and Dave worked miracles with it. He's one who lives by the old code and will give you honest help. I learned a lot from his experience. Any Rampside is worth saving. Stick with it. I had a 64 Nova years ago. Miss it. But, my 63 Impala keeps me company. :tu:

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