<VV> 67 transmission & engine question

John Sconiers jsconiers@mac.com
Wed, 12 May 2004 23:43:04 -0500

Also the previous owner converted the electrical to 12 volt.  It looks 
OK but I was wondering what were the caveats.


On May 12, 2004, at 10:01 PM, John Sconiers wrote:

> All,
> I just bought a 67 corvair convertable.  The car is in decent 
> condition.  It needs tie rods, carpet, boot, fuel cell, locks, and 
> various other small items.  I plan on getting started immediately.  I 
> was so hyped on the good condition and just getting the car I ignored 
> the fact it had a 3 speed manual and a 110 engine.  I've checked 
> around for a 140 engine (I'd like to go 140 with the 3 barrel weber 
> cams) and a 4 speed manual.  I've found an engine and trans set from a 
> 65 corvair.  (actually the engine is from a 65 and the trans I believe 
> was origionally in a 66)  The engine will most likely need rebuilding, 
> but the trans is ready to go.  I figured I'd drop the new engine and 
> trans in then wait until I get the parts to do the conversion.  I've 
> done some research but I'm getting conflicting reports.  On one 
> website it says that this is fine as long as it's a 65 or higher.  On 
> another it said it had to be a 66 or higher.  Can some one please 
> clarify which is true.  Also, since I'll be touching the suspension 
> any help on that and modifications would be great.
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