shortle shortle556 at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 17 10:55:19 EST 2010

Are we certain this is an early '63? Are we certain this engine wasn't built in March '63? My '63 Rampside VIN is 3R124S108471 and my truck came with the later style door emblems (CORVAIR 95
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Timothy Shortle in Durango Colorado
2nd owner of Rampside-owned since 1980

-----Original Message-----
>From: Bryan Blackwell <bryan at skiblack.com>
>Sent: Nov 16, 2010 8:32 PM
>To: Harry Smith <harrysmith1957 at gmail.com>
>Cc: VirtualVairs AA <virtualvairs at corvair.org>, corvanatics at corvair.org
>Hi Harry,
>More specifically, a "V" code is an 80 HP FC MT engine.  Source - CORSA Tech Guide.
>Since the year isn't coded into the engine, if the engine is original it was built on March 27, 1962, for this early production 1963 FC.  That seems like a fairly early code, but the trucks may have had more lead time than the cars.
>On Nov 16, 2010, at 9:24 AM, Harry Smith wrote:
>> *My engine number is T0327V, I have found the "V" means FC Manual Trans and
>> the "0327" is March 27. What is the "T"?*
>> **
>> *My Vin is* *3R124S110266, I have found "3" is the year, "124S" is Rampside
>> and "10,266" is vehicle production number.*
>> *What is the rest?*
>> **
>> *Thanks, Harry Smith*
>> *1963 Rampside Southwestern Bell Truck*
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