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So if you rev the engine while parked, you still hear the noise? That would eliminate the transaxle, since it is mostly idle while parked.
If it appears to be an engine-related noise, did you consider removing the fan belt for a short period and then restart the engine and run it briefly without the belt? Is the noise gone without the fan belt in-place? If so, it is probably coming from the fan bearing, idler pulley bearing, ore the alternator.
An inexpensive mechanic's stethoscope may help you to identify the exact location of the noise source.
Common and Useful Corvair Websites
Corvair Forum http://www.corvairforum.com/forum/viewt ... 225&t=6007
I would like to encourage you to expand on your initial post and tell us more about yourself, your Corvair interests, and your goals for your 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.
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There are several CORSA (Corvair Society of America) club chapters in New York. CORSA clubs vary with membership participation, but generally they are helpful, family-friendly groups who organize meetings, picnics, car shows, competitions, scenic drives and technical training sessions. In comparison with websites like the Corvair Forum, the CORSA chapters are local in nature and represent "the other side of the coin" in obtaining Corvair support and guidance. Face-to-face contact with like-minded Corvair owners can be very helpful in finding your first Corvair, and can increase your enjoyment of your Corvair once you are an owner.
Lake Chatuge, North Carolina
1966 Corvair Corsa Convertible