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new here got my first corvair

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bought the car off my boss from work for $1500, runs and drives well, interior is solid besides the missing front mat or carpet, some rust spots on the body, and the floors are pretty solid. i plan to clean it and add some power to it, and just drive it

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Welcome... :wave:

I never had a Boss like that. :think:

Looks like you got a very good deal, interior nice, just one noticeable ding ( minor ) . throw in some new carpetrs and you are on your way. :cool:

Where are you located? You probably have a Corvair club and owners close by. You will find a lot of good help and nice people here. :tongue:

Keep us posted on your new found adventure into Corvair Ownership.. :tu:
Richard Cutter
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i live in skippack pa, theres a few dings, taillight and engine cover, and a few other places but smaller

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more background info on the car,
its been parked in a barn since 81, we pulled it out last week, and me and a coworker got it running in 30 mins, rebuilt the fron wheel cylinders and put on new rear wheel cylinders, e brake still works perfectly and everything, transmission shifts smoothly, we put on a borla muffer, and it sounds good, but it would sound better without the exhaust leaks, where can i find a newer single muffler manifold?

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There are several major Corvair Suppliers, the one with the most is Clark's Corvair, then Rafee Corvair, closest is a large used Corvair parts place just outside Gettysburg Pa. can't think of the name ( I'm out west ) some one will post it's name and contact. There are others also out there. Just do a google on these...

I would also rebuild the master cylinder or change over to a dual master, just a afternoon job but makes it safer...

Beautiful car there and I know you will get hooked on them...

Lots of Corvair owners and Club activity in the PA area...
Richard Cutter
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thanks man, cant wait to get it on the road legally, the speedometer needle has pretty much fallen off, how hard is it to fix?

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Welcome, and nice ride at a good price!
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Hey Freedo - Welcome! you have a corvair afficionado who is very active on this forum that lives in Lake Ariel, PA - Screen Name is Grymm on here. :)
1966 Corsa Coupe

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Interesting.....it's a '64 but it's got the "old style" inside door handles and window cranks. Also, do the rear side windows roll down? From that picture, it almost looks like there's no window cranks back there. Probably didn't come with a radio from the factory either.....I don't see that little radio "pod".

Nice car man, especially that interior!

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rear windows dont go down, and i dont think it came with a factory radio either

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Please post the VIN# and the information off the Body tag that is in the left frame rail in the engine compartment and we can tell you a lot about the car.... :think:

My boss doesn't give ma any great deals like this, matter of fact I get kidding about my Corvairs.... :tongue:

Well I guess it is all in good fun... :rolling:

What a great find... :tu: :tu: :tu:
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ill get the vin when im done work today, i just took it in to get new points plugs and wires and new fuel filters

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Here we go..... :think:

03A - 03 - built on March , A - First week

64 - 1964 Year 05 = 500 series 27 = Coupe WR = Willow Run 11827 = 1827 of this style off WR production line

Trim 764 = Fawn Interior Color Paint 948 = Palomore Red ( Maroon )

ACC 2W = Powerglide

Let me know how this matches to your car... :wave:
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dead on, thanks man

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Nice 500 series like this is very hard to find. These were usually the first to be run hard, trashed and thrown away. Few were saved. Be happy that you got this rare car and please keep it as original as possible... Also it will be worth more that way...
Richard Cutter
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