<VV> matching engine number

Richard Loving ral1963@earthlink.net
Fri, 28 May 2004 12:35:57 -0500

W=Willow run
1=place set
64166 = 64,166 body to run down assembly line that year.

Engine code #T1217RB
T=Tonawonda Plant
12 = DEC 
17 = 17th day of month
RB = Manual trans 140HP engine (most likely 4 speed, but could be 3 speed)

Color E-1 Danube blue (I think)

W2LC4P (I need to learn these...)

Your car is a Danuabe blue 1965 Corsa vert with manual trans.  It was the
64,144 body to roll down the Willow run plant.  Your engine was assembled
around Dec 17th 1964 or 1965 (not sure how to figure exact year)

Rick Loving

-----Original Message-----
From: virtualvairs-admin@corvair.org [mailto:virtualvairs-admin@corvair.org]
On Behalf Of Lauren C Mizel
Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 10:23 AM
To: virtualvairs@corvair.org
Subject: <VV> matching engine number

Another question for the great minds of VV: Where can I get info on
decoding my car's ID tag/engine number?  I am trying to find out as much
as i can about the car, but the PO is, at this point, being a bit
unresponsive.  I know how to decode the VIN (10765W164166)...my engine
number is TI2I7RB (If I am reading it from the right place).  My ID tag
says 2331 Body and E-1 paint.  The bottom of the tag has W2LC4P -- ...I
know there is supposed to be another number somewhere on the drive
train...but I haven't jacked it up to try to find it yet.  

I am debating stock restore vs. fun modifications...and would like to
know what I am dealing with.  I own the shop manual and How to Keep Your
Corvair Alive and have Corvair Basics and Care and Feeding of Your
Corvair on my next to buy book list (the second recommended to help me
with my upcoming clutch job)...do I need to add another book to the list
(IE, one with info that would help answer questions like above).  Thanks

Steve Mizel, St. Louis
'65 Corsa Vert 140 (sadly parked on a beautiful day waiting for me to
sell enough ebay stuff to afford her new parts...)
65 vert body (from new friend Keith H....soon to be cut up for useful
body work to the above)

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