<VV> Open debate vs Corsa's having standard 3 speed and 4 speed optional
kentsu at corvairkid.com
Mon Mar 21 22:02:45 EDT 2016
A bit more info on this topic, from this article on my website:
Code L in Group 2: "This code for M20 (4-speed transmission) was not used
after 1965, which coincides, and may be related to, the change in manual
transmission design for 1966. The pre-1966 manual transmissions used
different backup light harnesses depending on whether a 3-speed or 4-speed
unit was installed. The 3-speed backup light switch was mounted near the
floor shifter while the 4-speed switch was mounted on the transmission. This
may be the reason for the code. Of note is that this same code was used on
1965-67 Chevy IIs and on 1967 Camaros; meaning that the reason for it
disappearing on the Corvair was not shared with other Chevys."
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Jim Allen Sr via VirtualVairs
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2016 2:19 PM
To: Frank DuVal <corvairduval at cox.net>; virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: Re: <VV> Open debate vs Corsa's having standard 3 speed and 4 speed
The only codes on the body tag, is what Fisher Body needed to
know to build the body. The transmission's are all bolted in during vehicle
Jim Allen Sr
From: Frank DuVal via VirtualVairs
Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2016 9:13 PM
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: Re: Open debate vs Corsa's having standard 3 speed and 4 speed
I test drove a poorly painted, to cover up bad body work, 66 Corsa
Convertible about 6 years ago here in Virginia.
It surprised me at having a 3 speed transmission.
I looked at the body tag, and there was no code for a 4 speed transmission.
At the time I was told there was no 4 speed code in 66, so it was not a
definitive mark of being a factory 3 speed.
I passed on it. It was on ebay and sold to someone in California.
Anybody here buy an ugly blue Corsa with a three speed?
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