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CORSA Holiday Cards!

CORSA Holiday Cards are Now Available!   Twenty cards and envelopes to a pack.  Santa in a Corvair convertible with a big sack of gifts on the front,  CORSA logo and QR code on the back.  Inscription inside reads, "Oh what fun it is to ride!  Happy Holidays."  Printed on heavy semi-gloss white card stock.  Price: $20 per pack plus shipping.  Order yours today!   Using the navigation menu, click on Merchandise and scroll down.

Communique Preview - October 2018

Coming soon!  The October issue of the CORSA Communique magazine!  CORSA members can expect it to arrive at the beginning of the month!  This one will be chock full of articles, event scores and more from our 2018 International Convention.  Here are samples of some of the many articles that will be featured.

President's Message
by Mike Hall

Welcome to the convention issue of the Communique! We have some 1500 photos to pick from, courtesy of Mike McGowan and Ron Fedorczak, so as you know we can’t print them all. If you were there, we had a fantastic group of the membership at the convention. Record numbers of members registered this year, which is great, we were so happy that we could get so much of our membership together. Our hats off to WPCC and the convention committee for a great convention, and it was awesome to see so many members involved. .. . .Members:  Click HERE to access the most recent editions of CORSA Communique.

The 2018 Convention Concours – Adaption = Success!
by Ray Morales

Concours is an event that involves a lot of planning. We start working on the next Concours the day after we finish the last. In addition to all our planning capabilities, the Concours committee has a key skill we use every year- the ability to adapt to change. This year, we had to call upon that skill often and the result was a successful Concours. Don Wagner, Fred Bybee and Jim Diell joined me in the parking lot the night before to re-configure the show field after a lastminute change in location by the hotel. The weather app was consulted daily and after I bought rain gear for the judges, the 80% chance of rain changed to partly cloudy skies for the show. And as always, our volunteer judges and participants adapted to the new layout and tweaks to the judging assignments. Everyone’s flexibility was appreciated. It takes real team work too- all the judges volunteer (some after a bit of convincing) and many have cars in the show, so it is a lot of work to get ready and judge. Improvements are made every year and this year was no exception. .. . .Members:  Click HERE to access the most recent editions of the CORSA Communique.

The 2018 CORSA Road Rally
by Rick Beatty

At 9:01 AM on Thursday, July 26, at the 48th International Corvair Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the first of 63 cars started the CORSA Road Rally from the rear parking lot of the DoubleTree by Hilton headquarters. Teams would travel 73 miles southeast of there and back primarily on lightly traveled paved rural roads with scenery, signs and a few landmarks along the route. The rally included looking for answers on 25 signs that overlapped the four measured time sections and two measured mileage sections. The signs were typically large and visible but quite a few were near the road or far from the road on barns, or in smaller text at the fracking operation entrance roads that have very quickly become common in Western Pennsylvania. The questions required a very careful check of the spelling, and scrutiny of whether or not the referenced text was on a “SRIP” (sign reading in part). For the group, I want to thank Car 266 who instead of completing the questions wrote “over” with a note to the organizers on the back that concluded “we have done many rallies at the conventions—this was the best!!” In 35 years I’ve never seen that on an answer sheet.. .. . .Members:  Click HERE to access the most recent editions of the CORSA Communique.

Chapter Newsletter Awards
by Terry Kalp

The Tony Fiore Memorial CORSA Chapter Newsletter Awards judging has been completed. The newsletters from the 2017 calendar year were evaluated by Frank Dotson, Ed Halpin, Terry Kalp, and Gary and Helen Moore. First Place for CORSA Chapter Newsletter competition went to the Dayton Corvair Club for their Dayton Corvair newsletter. All the judges ranked this excellent newsletter highly. Jim Stukenborg is the editor of Chapter 454 newsletter. The Dayton newsletter moved up one spot from their second place finish last year. Second Place was the CorvanAntics newsletter of Corvanatics specialty chapter of CORSA. The Corvanatics chapter of the Corvair Society of America advances preservation, restoration and enjoyment of Corvair Forward Control (FC) vehicles. Members:  Click HERE to access the most recent editions of the CORSA Communique.

 

A Trip to the Trolley Museum!
by Allan Lacki

I’m cuckoo for trolleys! And so, when Joanie and I finished the convention economy run just minutes away from the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, we just had to stop in. Admission includes a ride in two different trolley cars over the museum’s four-mile loop of track and a tour of the museum’s car barn. The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum came to Chartiers Township, Washington County in February 1954 with three trolley cars. Today, it boasts a collection of nearly fifty trolley cars. The museum’s all-volunteer technical staff has lovingly restored some of them. Others are relics that haven’t been touched since they were retired decades ago. .. . .Members:  Click HERE to access the most recent editions of the CORSA Communique.

 


Not a member? For a sample copy of the Communique, click here, or better yet, join Corsa now for full access to the current issue, the entire archive of CORSA Communiques, as well as other publications.

Corvair Newbies - A Giveaway Offer!

CORSA is providing a great incentive for new members to join our club. If you have never been a member of CORSA before, this is for you.

Between now and December 31, each new CORSA member will receive a free copy of Corvair Basics - a 190 page technical manual for anyone new to Corvairs or thinking about Corvair ownership. This book is a compendium of articles written by acknowledged experts and covering all aspects of Corvair repair, maintenance and restoration. This is an especially useful resource for anybody who is new to the Corvair hobby. Please allow four weeks for shipping.

We imagine that most of our existing members already have a copy of Corvair Basics, but for those of you who don’t, copies are available for purchase at the CORSA website. Visit www.corvair.org and click on the "Merchandise" link for more information.

Join Us for the Grand Opening of the New Corvair Museum!

DATES & LOCATION:

May 18-20, 2018

Chevrolet Hall of Fame
Corvair Museum Annex
3635 US-36,
Decatur, Illinois

EVENT SCHEDULE:

Friday... (May 18)
Arrival
Car Show Prep
Corvair Discussions
Dinner

Saturday... (May 19)
Swap Meet
Peoples Choice Car Show
Museum Ribbon Cutting
Fun activities
Catered Dinner
Awards

Sunday (May 20)
Swap Meet
Wrap up & Farewell

REGISTRATION:

Click here to download our mail-in registration form.   The registration fee covers museum admission, meals and fun activities.

The price is $35 per person if you register on or before May 10.  After that, the price increases to $45.

Special rates for kids!  $15 for ages 4-12.  $0 for ages 0-3.  

More events being added as our first ever Corvair Preservation Foundation Show and Shine weekend evolves.

Event merchandise available,

Come and join us to celebrate the grand opening party dedicated to our new Museum.

LODGING:

For those of you staying over, we arranged special room rates here, at the Hampton Inn.

Hampton Inn
4855 E. Evergreen Ct.
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 864-3297
www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com

Mention: "Convention Code COR" to get this discounted room rate:

Rate: $129 per night (plus tax) for:
One Regular King (up to 2 ppl)
Two Queen beds (up to 4 ppl)
*Free breakfast for each occupant

CORSA Communique Index

This list includes all articles that appeared in the CORSA Communique magazine over the past several years.  If you are a CORSA member, you can look them up in our online Communique archives.  To access these articles, join CORSA and obtain a Username and Password for our website.

Jump to our list of articles about CORSA / CPF
Jump to our list of Feature Articles
Jump to our list of Tech Articles

Year Month Category Title of Article
       

Articles About CORSA and the Corvair Preservation Foundation  Return to Top

2017 Jan., Oct. CORSA/CPF CORSA Website Awards
2017 Jan., Sept. CORSA/CPF Chapter Newsletter Awards
2017 March CORSA/CPF CORSA Chapter Insurance
2017 Sept. CORSA/CPF International Convention
2016 March, April, June CORSA/CPF Meet the Vendor
2016 Sept. CORSA/CPF International Convention
2015 July CORSA/CPF Chapter Newsletter Awards
2015 Sept. CORSA/CPF International Convention
2014 Jan. CORSA/CPF 2012 Accounting Review
2014 Oct. CORSA/CPF Chapter Newsletter Awards
2014 Oct. CORSA/CPF Chapter Website Awards
2014 Sept. CORSA/CPF International Convention
2013 Mar. CORSA/CPF 2010 Accounting Review
2013 Oct. CORSA/CPF Chapter Newsletter Awards
2013 Oct. CORSA/CPF Chapter Website Awards
2013 Sept. CORSA/CPF International Convention
2012 Jan. CORSA/CPF 2010 Accounting Review
2012 Oct. CORSA/CPF Chapter Newsletter Awards
2012 Sept. CORSA/CPF International Convention
2011 Apr. CORSA/CPF Board Candidates
2011 Jan. CORSA/CPF Convention Survey
2011 Sept. CORSA/CPF Chapter Newsletter Awards
2011 Sept. CORSA/CPF International Convention
2011 Sept. CORSA/CPF Scholarship
2010 Aug. CORSA/CPF International Convention
2010 Aug. CORSA/CPF Scholarship
2010 Dec. CORSA/CPF Accounting Review 2009
2010 Mar. CORSA/CPF Accounting Review 2008
2010 Mar. CORSA/CPF Board Candidates
2010 Mar. CORSA/CPF Budget 2010
2010 Sept. CORSA/CPF Chapter Newsletter Awards
2010 Sept. CORSA/CPF Meeting Minutes
2009 Apr. CORSA/CPF Board Candidates
2009 Aug. CORSA/CPF Chapter Newsletter Awards
2009 Feb., May, Sept. CORSA/CPF Scholarship
2009 Mar. CORSA/CPF Accounting Review 2007
2009 Nov. CORSA/CPF Meeting Minutes
2009 Sept. CORSA/CPF International Convention
       

Feature Articles  Return to Top

2017 April Features Canadian GMC FCs?
2017 April Features The Nader Connection
2017 April Features Ultraman Corvair Toys
2017 April Features Will the Corvair Kill You?
2017 Jan. Features A Blast from the Past
2017 Jan. Features Corvair Engines in Aircraft
2017 Jan. Features In Good Company
2017 Jan. Features On Display
2017 July Features 50th Anniversary Surprise
2017 July Features Bucket List
2017 July Features Déjà vu
2017 July Features Groovy, Man
2017 July Features Making It Work
2017 July Features Mrs. Fisher’s Corvair
2017 July Features NHTSA Test Results
2017 June Features A Family Affair
2017 June Features Meet the Makers: Tommy Espy
2017 June Features The First Made Corvairs
2017 March Features Coast to Coast
2017 March Features The Great Rampside Adventure
2017 May Features GMC Motorhomes and Corvairs
2017 May Features Is This a GM Show Car?
2017 May Features Production Numbers Revised
2017 May Features Sight Unseen
2017 Nov. Features 1963 102 hp FC Engine
2017 Nov. Features Adventure Over
2017 Nov. Features Corvair V-8 by Chevrolet
2017 Nov. Features Corvair’s Danish Adventure
2017 Nov. Features H.O.T. Attack of the Love Bugs
2017 Nov. Features Land Speed Racing
2017 Nov. Features New Canadian Production Figures
2017 Oct. Features 1969 Corvairs: Bodies of Evidence
2017 Oct. Features Devins at the Quail Gathering
2017 Oct. Features Flood Damage Remedies
2017 Oct. Features In Memoriam: Dick Gundzik
2017 Oct. Features Our Final Trip
2016 April Features Astro I Rescue
2016 April Features Corvair Ambulance in Sweden
2016 Jan Features Spike
2016 Jan. Features Corvair Track Classic
2016 Jan. Features corVin8er
2016 Jan. Features Dollie Cole Estate Sale
2016 Jan. Features NECC Corvair Olympics
2016 July Features Best Possible Corvair
2016 July Features Dealer Display Engine Lid
2016 July Features Secret About Your Corvair
2016 June Features NHTSA Test Procedures
2016 June Features The Last Corvairs
2016 June Features Tribute
2016 March Features Cinderella Story
2016 March Features Corvairs in Print
2016 March Features Nader Tort Museum
2016 March Features Paint and Trim Codes for FCs
2016 May Features Corvair by Abarth
2016 May Features Corvairs by Other Names
2016 Nov. Features 1967 Export Discoveries
2016 Nov. Features Chosen One
2016 Nov. Features Optional Equipment
2016 Nov. Features The Rotten Banana
2016 Nov. Features Yenko Stinger 50th Reunion
2016 Oct. Features 1967 140 Option
2016 Oct. Features 1967 Dealer Brochure
2016 Oct. Features 1967 Pilot Car
2016 Oct. Features 1967, Very Special Year
2016 Oct. Features 1967…More Than a Willow Run Year
2016 Oct. Features Four Carbs in 1967
2015 April Features Book Reviews: Unsafe at Any Speed
2015 April Features Corvair Values
2015 April Features Reunited
2015 April Features Sam’s Camper
2015 April Features What Was He Thinking?
2015 April, Features Coast to Coast for the Kids March,
2015 Jan. Features The Ted Trevor Legacy
2015 Jan. Features V-8 Registry History
2015 Jan. Features V-8 Registry Memories
2015 Jan. Features V-8 Super Racers
2015 July Features June,
2015 July Features Ernie Kovacs’ Corvair
2015 July Features One in a Million
2015 July Features Pilot Line Memories
2015 July Features The One That Didn’t Get Away
2015 June Features Advertising the Corvair
2015 June Features An Interesting Life
2015 June Features Meet the Vendor May,
2015 June Features The IECO Era
2015 March Features Book Review: John Cooper Fitch
2015 March Features Corvairs in Print
2015 March Features Corvairs in the Corners
2015 March Features Rampside Trucker Convoy
2015 March Features Remembering Tom Seversin
2015 May Features Corvair Declared Safe
2015 May Features My Corvair Experience
2015 May Features Not Traditional
2015 Nov. Features Devin C Bibliography
2015 Nov. Features Devin C: The Early Years
2015 Nov. Features Devin Registry
2015 Nov. Features Devin, Old Style
2015 Nov. Features Famous Racer
2015 Nov. Features Fifty Trophies and Counting
2015 Nov. Features Friend of Bill
2015 Nov. Features Getting It Right
2015 Nov. Features Longtime Owner
2015 Nov. Features My Day with Bill Devin
2015 Nov. Features New Old Stock
2015 Nov. Features Raced Since New
2015 Nov. Features The Only Devin GT Coupe
2015 Oct. Features Amblewagon
2015 Oct. Features Meet the Makers
2015 Oct. Features Owned Three Times
2015 Oct. Features Remembering Tom Schrum
2014 Apr. Features Corvair Powered Trike
2014 Apr. Features Supercharging the Vair
2014 Jan. Features 50th Wedding Anniversary
2014 Jan. Features Carry a Spare Axle
2014 Jan. Features Corvairs in Print
2014 Jan. Features Lincoln Highway Anniversary Tour
2014 Jan. Features Not Just a Car
2014 Jan. Features Tux
2014 July Features Dealer Prep
2014 July Features The Juicy Life of Mr. Citrus
2014 July Features Provenance
2014 June Features Why a Corvair?
2014 Mar. Features Corvair GT Prototype Project
2014 Mar. Features Is Your Corvair a Movie Star?
2014 Mar. Features A Love of My Life
2014 Mar. Features Not a Spyder
2014 Mar. Features Way Back
2014 May Features 1967 Stinger Production
2014 May Features The Albaugh Collection
2014 May Features COPO Crazy
2014 May Features Definitions and Values
2014 May Features Jay Leno’s New Ride
2014 May Features Lost But Not Forgotten
2014 May Features Provenance Versus Numbers
2014 May Features Rare Stinger Poster
2014 May Features The Stinger I Never Drove
2014 May Features Stinger Quest
2014 May, July Features Solo Is… May,
2014 Nov. Features Colani GT
2014 Nov. Features Hagerty Interview: Ryan Counterman
2014 Nov. Features Return of the Red Baron
2014 Nov. Features Round Up at Branson
2014 Nov. Features What’s a Funkhana?
2014 Oct. Features Corvair With a Pulse
2014 Oct. Features Moving to a New Home
2014 Oct. Features Passing the Torch
2014 Oct. Features Powered by Corvair: Genie
2014 Oct. Features Remembering Clay Wispell
2014 Oct. Features Small Space, Big Advantages
2013 Apr. Features A Guy and His Garage
2013 Apr. Features Mystery Machine
2013 Apr. Features Zorro, the Sequel
2013 Jan. Features Corvairs in Print
2013 Jan. Features Remembering John Fitch
2013 Jan. Features Who Killed the Corvair?
2013 July Features Barn Find
2013 July Features Book Review: Performance Corvairs
2013 July Features Drag Racing Killed the Corvair
2013 July Features Eight Door Restore
2013 July Features Past and Present
2013 July Features Time Travel
2013 June Features A Garage for Free
2013 June Features Ancestry
2013 June Features Corvair d’Elegance
2013 June Features From Nightmare to Knight
2013 June Features Keeping My Corvair Alive
2013 June Features Zorro, Another Chapter
2013 Mar. Features Corvairs at Muscle Car Show
2013 Mar. Features Finding and Losing Zorro
2013 Mar. Features Fly a Corvair
2013 Mar. Features Mr. Coffee’s Engine
2013 May Features Corvy
2013 May Features Low Mileage Original
2013 May Features Mrs. Woodard’s Red Corvair
2013 May Features My Dad’s Corvair
2013 May Features One Owner
2013 May Features Preserve It
2013 May Features Survivair
2013 May Features They’re Only Original Once
2013 Nov. Features Corvair Lifestyle
2013 Nov. Features Lambrecht Auction Day
2013 Nov. Features Lambrecht Chevrolet Collection
2013 Oct. Features Corvair Market, Summer 2013
2013 Oct. Features Das Awkscht Fescht
2013 Oct. Features Gingerman Raceway Time Trials
2013 Oct. Features Greenbrier Camping
2013 Oct. Features Memories
2013 Oct. Features Persistence
2012 Apr. Features Charlie West In Memoriam
2012 Apr. Features Corvalier
2012 Apr. Features Therapy
2012 Apr.,Oct. Features 50 Years Ago: Spyders and Convertibles
2012 Dec. Features Book Review: Engines of Change
2012 Dec. Features My Hobby
2012 Dec. Features My Vair Quest
2012 Dec. Features Speedster 140
2012 Dec. Features Toy Cars
2012 Jan. Features 50 Years Ago: Monza Cloth Interiors
2012 Jan. Features Corvairs in Print
2012 Jan. Features Ward Bourgondien Remembered
2012 July Features All in the Family
2012 July Features It’s a Keeper
2012 July Features One-Owner Corvair
2012 July Features Third Time’s a Charm
2012 June Features A Weekend at the Mitty
2012 June Features Lifemobile
2012 Mar. Features A Day to Remember
2012 Mar. Features Corvairs from Heaven
2012 Mar. Features Solo Is…
2012 Mar. Features Three Generations
2012 Mar. Features Yenko Dealership Buildings
2012 Mar., Apr., May, June, July Features Corvair Garages
2012 May Features 50 Years with My Monza
2012 May Features A Rare ’69
2012 May Features Trunk Tales
2012 Oct. Features A Contagious Hobby
2012 Oct. Features Fitch Sprint Models
2012 Oct. Features Life with Corvairs
2012 Oct. Features Mystery Guest
2011 Apr. Features 50 Years of Drag Racing
2011 Apr. Features What-If V-8 Corvair
2011 Apr. Features Winter Storm
2011 Jan. Features Hilton Head Concours
2011 July Features Cool 500
2011 July Features Corvair Calendar Shoot
2011 July Features Memorial Rampside
2011 July Features Tarmo’s Tune-Up
2011 July Features You Can Go Back Again
2011 June Features 2011 Performance Workshop
2011 June Features AMT Late Model Kits
2011 June Features Back From the Dead
2011 June Features Corvairs at Mitty Weekend
2011 June Features Tale of Two Corvairs
2011 Mar. Features Connecticut Corvair
2011 Mar. Features Corvairs in Print
2011 Mar. Features John C. Fitch: My Hero
2011 May Features Corvair for Generations
2011 May Features Corvair Powertrain Tools
2011 May Features Corvair Winter Rally Ads
2011 May Features Good Samaritans
2011 May Features My Porsche
2011 Nov. Features Corvair Garages Jan., Mar., June,
2011 Nov. Features New Old Stock
2011 Nov. Features Rocky Mountain High
2011 Nov. Features Solo Is… July,
2011 Nov. Features Value of Tech Literature
2011 Oct. Features 50 Years Ago: Intro 1962
2011 Oct. Features Bitten by the Corvair Bug
2011 Oct. Features Honey of a Car
2011 Oct. Features Monza SS Re-Creation
2010 Apr. Features A Corvair in Scale
2010 Apr. Features Original Corvairs
2010 Apr.,June Features 1960 Horn Slots
2010 Dec. Features Corvair Heritage Day
2010 Dec. Features Corvair Tows Aircraft Carrier
2010 Dec. Features Pig in a Poke
2010 Feb. Features 50 Years Ago: Memorable Dates
2010 Feb. Features Corvairs in Print
2010 Feb. Features Corvairs in Their Blood
2010 Jan. Features 50 Years Ago: Mid-Year Corvairs
2010 Jan. Features Buffalo Transportation Museum
2010 Jan. Features Donna Mae Mims Remembered
2010 Jan. Features Donna Mae Mims Retrospective
2010 July Features Coolest Car
2010 July Features Corvairs in Canadian Winter Rally
2010 July Features Getting 1969s Off the Line
2010 June Features Did Porsche Design Corvair?
2010 June Features Good Things Can Happen
2010 June Features Oldest Corvair
2010 June Features Powered by Corvair
2010 June,Sept.,Nov. Features Solo Is…
2010 Mar. Features A Different Route
2010 Mar. Features Betsy
2010 Mar. Features The Weasel
2010 May Features 1962 Marcos XP
2010 May Features Ancient History
2010 May Features Operation Corvair Christmas
2010 May,Oct. Features MuseumBrier Tour
2010 Nov. Features Biggest Threat to Our Hobby
2010 Nov. Features Fitch Phoenix Model Review
2010 Nov. Features From New Mexico to Iowa
2010 Nov. Features Hemmings Concours
2010 Nov. Features Two Cars, Two Shows, One Week
2010 Oct. Features A Different Kind of Concours
2010 Oct. Features Ben’s Bus Vacation Adventure
2010 Oct. Features Fillmore
2010 Sept. Features Land Speed Record
2010 Sept. Features Let’s Have a Party
2010 Sept. Features Long Distance
2010 Sept. Features Next Generation of Racers
2010 Sept. Features Road to Adventure
2010 Sept. Features Sixteen with a Sixty-Five
2009 Apr. Features 50 Years Ago: Casting
2009 Apr. Features Blood, Sweat, and Beers
2009 Aug. Features 50 Years Ago: Meet the Press
2009 Aug. Features Behind the Wheel First
2009 Aug. Features Electric CORSA 144
2009 Aug. Features Walter Mitty Challenge
2009 Dec. Features 50th Anniversary Celebrations
2009 Feb. Features 50 Years Ago: Advertising
2009 Jan. Features 50 Years Ago: Beginnings
2009 Jan. Features Corvair’s Best Friend
2009 July Features 50 Years Ago: Production
2009 June Features 50 Years Ago: Engines
2009 June Features Auction Adventure
2009 June Features Cool
2009 June Features Solo Is…
2009 Mar. Features Accidental Corvair Owner
2009 Mar. Features Collecting Models and Toys
2009 Mar. Features Corvairs in Print
2009 Mar. Features LeVair Roadster
2009 May Features 50 Years Ago: Announcement
2009 May Features Prized Possession
2009 Nov. Features 1967 Stingers
2009 Nov. Features 50th Anniversary Coin
2009 Nov. Features 50th Anniversary Quilt
2009 Nov. Features Canadair Dynatrac Engine
2009 Nov. Features Driving Excitement
2009 Nov. Features Dynatrac History
2009 Nov. Features North to Alaska
2009 Nov. Features YS-105
2009 Nov., Dec. Features Corvette Museum
2009 Oct. Features 50 Years Ago: Corvair is Born
2009 Oct. Features Eagle’s Nest Hillclimb
2009 Oct. Features Golden Anniversary
2009 Sept. Features 50 Years Ago: Revealed
       

Tech Articles  Return to Top

2017 April Tech Topics Cure for Slow Wipers
2017 Jan. Tech Topics Engine Tune-Up
2017 July Tech Topics Oil Coolers Revisited
2017 June Tech Topics 1965 vs. 1966-69 Differential Pinion Shaft
2017 June Tech Topics Chevrolet Recommended Maintenance
2017 June Tech Topics Leaks at Differential Side Sleeves
2017 June Tech Topics Oil Smoke from the Exhaust
2017 June Tech Topics Pass the Smog Test
2017 June Tech Topics Powerglide Fluid Venting
2017 June Tech Topics Speedometer Repair
2017 March Tech Topics Carburetor Problems
2017 May Tech Topics Changing a Fan Belt
2017 May Tech Topics Engine Fan Bearings
2017 May Tech Topics Leaking Gas Heater
2017 May Tech Topics Replacing Springs in 1965-69 Cars
2017 Nov. Tech Topics Electric Fuel Pump Choices
2017 Nov. Tech Topics Electric Fuel Pump Installation
2017 Nov. Tech Topics Fan Belt Survival Score
2017 Oct. Tech Topics Engine Oil Additives
2017 Oct. Tech Topics Engine Oil Selection
2017 Oct. Tech Topics Main Bearing Thrust Flange
2017 Oct. Tech Topics Setting Fan Bearing Height
2016 July Tech Topics Maintenance Schedule            
2016 July Tech Topics Powerglide Throttle Shaft Seal Replacement
2016 July Tech Topics Spyder/Corsa Temp Gauge   May, June,
2016 June Tech Topics Valve Rocker Ratio
2016 March Tech Topics Check Your Rebuilt Parts
2016 March Tech Topics Check Your Spark Plugs
2016 March Tech Topics Drafty Interior
2016 March Tech Topics Freshen the Trunk
2016 March Tech Topics Gear Lube Transfer Holes
2016 March Tech Topics Introduction to the Corvair
2016 March Tech Topics Leak from Headlight
2016 March Tech Topics Tech Briefs
2016 May Tech Topics Basic Maintenance
2016 May Tech Topics Choke Link Clip Error
2016 May Tech Topics Clutch Cable Attachment
2016 May Tech Topics Fan Belt Operation
2016 May Tech Topics Transaxle Lube Level
2015 April Tech Topics Brake Shoes and Springs
2015 April Tech Topics Camber Correction on FC
2015 April Tech Topics Chrysler Minivan Seat in Greenbrier
2015 April Tech Topics Compact Spare Tires
2015 April Tech Topics Powerglide Old Age Problems
2015 April Tech Topics Rear Air Grille Screws
2015 July Tech Topics Modify Crossmember for Four-Speed
2015 July Tech Topics PCV Tube for Air Conditioned Cars
2015 June Tech Topics Oil Leaks from Bellhousing
2015 June Tech Topics Positive Crankcase Ventilation
2015 March Tech Topics Modify Powerglide Governor
2015 Oct. Tech Topics Camshaft Gear Alignment
2014 Apr. Tech Topics 140 Powerglide Powertrain
2014 Apr. Tech Topics Convertible Lower Shroud
2014 Apr. Tech Topics Idler Arm Lubrication
2014 Apr. Tech Topics Late Swaybar on Early Model
2014 Apr. Tech Topics Light Socket Repair
2014 Apr. Tech Topics Lower Shroud or Not?
2014 Apr. Tech Topics More Corvair LEDs
2014 Apr. Tech Topics Suspension Spring Install
2014 June Tech Topics Distributor Overhaul
2014 June Tech Topics Early Model Glove Box Door Repair
2014 June Tech Topics Four-Way Flashers for Pre-1967s
2014 June Tech Topics Neatness Counts
2014 Nov. Tech Topics Carburetor Venting
2014 Nov. Tech Topics Powerglide Facts
2014 Nov. Tech Topics Powerglide Identification
2014 Topics Tech Topics Tech
2013 Apr. Tech Topics Brake Light Switch Adjustment
2013 Apr. Tech Topics LED Dash Lights
2013 Apr. Tech Topics Painting Plastic Trim
2013 Apr. Tech Topics Seat Belt Applications
2013 Apr. Tech Topics Voltage Regulator Defect
2013 Apr. Tech Topics Wet Early Carpets
2013 Apr. Tech Topics Wheel Cover Removal
2013 July Tech Topics 1960-64 Engine Torques
2013 July Tech Topics 1964 Ignition Timing
2013 July Tech Topics 1965 Head Gasket Update
2013 July Tech Topics Engine Test Stand
2013 July Tech Topics Fuel Line Routing
2013 July Tech Topics Oil Leak Prevention
2013 June Tech Topics Heater Hose Strap Rework
2013 June Tech Topics Seat Belts Update
2013 June Tech Topics Torque Converter Bolt Access
2013 June Tech Topics Transaxle Lube Level Change
2013 Mar. Tech Topics A/C Condenser Relocation
2013 Mar. Tech Topics Powerglide Manual Valve Tool
2013 Nov. Tech Topics Corsa Pinstripe Painting
2013 Nov. Tech Topics Harmonic Balancer Installation
2013 Nov. Tech Topics Instrument Cluster Removal
2013 Nov. Tech Topics Manual Transmission Removal
2013 Oct. Tech Topics Engine Cooling Tips
2013 Oct. Tech Topics Vapor Lock Diagnosis and Cure
2012 Dec. Tech Topics 1966-69 Four-Speed Trans Tips
2012 Dec. Tech Topics Axle Spline Shim Fix
2012 Dec. Tech Topics Bleeding Brakes
2012 Dec. Tech Topics Blower Fan Clearance
2012 Dec. Tech Topics Convertible Top Switch Repair
2012 Dec. Tech Topics Diagnosing Engine Misfire
2012 Dec. Tech Topics Diagnosing Fuel Problems
2012 Dec. Tech Topics Early Model Jacking Point
2012 Dec. Tech Topics High-Flow Single Exhaust
2012 Dec. Tech Topics Starter Facts
2012 Dec. Tech Topics Tech Trivia
2012 July Tech Topics Choke Pull-Off Reinforcement
2012 July Tech Topics Dual Master Brake Reliability
2012 July Tech Topics Engine Seal Preparation
2012 July Tech Topics Oil Cooler Tester
2012 July Tech Topics Prevent Failures on the Road
2012 July Tech Topics Restoring Stainless and Aluminum Trim
2012 July Tech Topics Thermostat Puller Tool
2012 July Tech Topics Three Uses for Rocker Arm Studs
2012 June Tech Topics Check that Crankcase
2012 June Tech Topics Wheel Cylinder Fitment
2012 Mar. Tech Topics Improved Turn Signal Switch
2012 Mar. Tech Topics Modern Power in your Corvair
2012 Mar. Tech Topics More About Fusible Links
2012 Mar. Tech Topics Powerglide History
2012 May Tech Topics Powerglide Shifting
2012 May Tech Topics Speedometer Overhaul
2012 Oct. Tech Topics Adjust Clutch Cable Fork
2012 Oct. Tech Topics Transmission Inspection
2011 Apr. Tech Topics Add a Starter Relay
2011 Apr. Tech Topics Brake Basics
2011 Apr. Tech Topics Dual Master Brake Switch
2011 Apr. Tech Topics Dual Master Brakes
2011 Apr. Tech Topics Fretting Bad Connectors
2011 Apr. Tech Topics Speakers in Air Vents
2011 Apr. Tech Topics Transaxle Disassembly
2011 Jan. Tech Topics Corvairs on Propane
2011 July Tech Topics Accessory Harnesses
2011 July Tech Topics Brake Installation
2011 July Tech Topics Headlight On Warning
2011 Mar. Tech Topics Tire Availability
2011 May Tech Topics Early Ignition Wiring
2011 May Tech Topics Fuel Pump Check Valves
2011 Nov. Tech Topics Brake Shoe Clearance
2011 Nov. Tech Topics Center Console for FC
2011 Nov. Tech Topics Engine Rebuild Costs
2011 Nov. Tech Topics Four-Way Flashers
2011 Nov. Tech Topics Powerglide Replacement
2011 Nov. Tech Topics That Fusible Link
2011 Oct. Tech Topics Early Delco Radios
2011 Oct. Tech Topics Oil Filter Leakage
2011 Oct. Tech Topics Pertronix Ignitor 2 Idle
2010 Apr. Tech Topics Cold and Hot Starting
2010 Apr. Tech Topics Oil Leaks from Engine Rear
2010 Dec Tech Topics Spark Plug Recommendations
2010 Dec. Tech Topics Alternator, Battery, or Short?
2010 Jan. Tech Topics Modern Sound System
2010 Jan.,May Tech Topics Modern Radio That Fits
2010 July Tech Topics Headliner Replacement
2010 July,Nov. Tech Topics Late Model Windshield Install
2010 June Tech Topics Air Injection Reactor Carbs
2010 June Tech Topics Oil Temp Sender Location
2010 Mar. Tech Topics Clutch Inspection and Service
2010 May Tech Topics Bellhousing Interchange
2010 May,Nov. Tech Topics MP3 Input for AM Radio
2010 Nov. Tech Topics Early Model Rear Alignment
2010 Nov. Tech Topics Engine Removal Cart
2010 Nov. Tech Topics Identify Powerglides
2010 Nov. Tech Topics Powerglide Fluid Change
2010 Nov. Tech Topics Preventive Maintenance for FCs
2010 Nov. Tech Topics Replacement Fuel Tank Sender
2010 Nov. Tech Topics Spare Tire Storage
2010 Sept. Tech Topics Alternator Support Bracket
2010 Sept. Tech Topics Cylinder Air Baffle Size
2010 Sept. Tech Topics Lube Axle Bearings
2010 Sept. Tech Topics Mechanical Fuel Pump Check
2010 Sept.,Nov. Tech Topics Center Mount Four-Barrel
2009 Apr. Tech Topics Turbocharger Improvements
2009 Aug. Tech Topics Clutch Problem Diagnosis
2009 Aug. Tech Topics Radio Antenna Tuning
2009 Aug. Tech Topics Wider Wheels on FCs
2009 Jan. Tech Topics Steering Box Rebuild
2009 July Tech Topics Adjusting Valve Lifters
2009 July Tech Topics Troubleshooting Valve Lifters
2009 July Tech Topics Valve Rotators
2009 June Tech Topics Electric Fuel Pump Installation
2009 June Tech Topics Mechanical Fuel Pump Repair
2009 Mar. Tech Topics Check Thermostats
2009 Mar. Tech Topics Late Model Radio Upgrade
2009 Mar. Tech Topics Vent Flap Repair
2009 May Tech Topics Re-Using a Crankcase
2009 May Tech Topics Theft Prevention
2009 Oct. Tech Topics Check and Lube Pilot Bushing
2009 Oct. Tech Topics Differential Fill Level
2009 Oct. Tech Topics FC Clutch Head Bolts
2009 Oct. Tech Topics Fuel System Alerts

 

 

Stock-Is... Now Online!

Beginning in January 1987, Larry Claypool (with the help of an occasional guest writer) published a wonderful series of Corvair restoration articles under the banner "Stock Is...". The articles appeared in nearly every issue of the CORSA Communique magazine for six consecutive years and covered an amazing amount of territory.

We now have an online index of all the "Stock Is..." articles that were published in the CORSA Communique magazine. The index lists the names of the articles and identifies the issues of the Communique where they can be found. Here is the web address for the index:

https://www.corvair.org/…/public…/stock-is-index-of-articles

Naturally, an index isn't of any use unless you can read the articles. If you are a CORSA member, we have you covered because you can access the online Communique archives. Log on, open up the archives, and download the particular CORSA Communique of interest to you.Corvair_Interior

Stock Is... Article Index

Beginning in January 1987, Larry Claypool (with the help of an occasional guest writer) published a wonderful series of Corvair restoration articles under the banner "Stock Is...".  The articles appeared in nearly every issue of the CORSA Communique magazine for six consecutive years and covered an amazing amount of territory. 

Here is a list of all the "Stock Is..." articles that were published in the CORSA Communique magazine.  If you are a CORSA member, you can look them up in our online Communique archives.  Larry believes it is complete. However, he notes that additional information has surfaced since they were written so many years ago. Some statements in the articles may not apply to all the years noted.

We thank "Corvair Kid" Kent Sullivan for taking the time and effort to prepare the list.  It also also appears on his personal website at http://www.corvairkid.com/stock-is.htm

Issue Category Topic(s)
Jan-87 side view tire sizes and styles
Feb-87 front end (trunk) paint, master cylinders, screw caps, insulation, emblems, decals, jack, spare, lug wrench, mats, rubber seals
Mar-87 front end headlight bezels, parking lamp lenses, headlamps, side marker lights, emblems, horns, valence panel, paint
Apr-87 side view wheel covers and hub caps, wire wheels
May-87 side view wheel well trim, rocker panel moldings
Jun-87 side view wheel covers revisited, emblems, belt trim, pinstripes, window trim, two-tone trim, door edge guards, gas door guards
Jul-87 national convention preparation operations check (judging)
Aug-87 side view outside rear view mirrors
Sep-87 national convention post-mortem various goofs concours competitors made
Oct-87 front end trunk paint and headlight buckets revisited
Oct-87 side view rocker panel moldings and tires revisited
Oct-87 rear end rear air grille, tailpipes, stone guards
Nov-87 rear end license plate lamp
Dec-87 rear end more on rear air grilles, tail light lenses and housings, backup light lenses and housings
Jan-88 engine compartment deck lid, latches, weatherstrips, seals, insulation and clips
Feb-88 engine compartment paint color, plugs, insulation, voltage regulators, wiring harness
Mar-88 engine compartment batteries, hold-downs, cables, vent caps, trays
Apr-88 engine compartment deck lid weatherstrips revisited, oil coolers, crankshaft pulleys
May-88 none none
Jun-88 engine compartment decals
Jul-88 engine compartment carburetors, belt guards, dipsticks and grommets, shroud bolts, generators, alternators, cooling fans, shroud paint, ignition parts, fan belts, A/C equipment
Aug-88 engine compartment ground straps, radio condensers, shroud bolts revisited, oil pressure switches, oil filler caps, fuel pumps, fuel lines, carburetor linkage; turbo specialties: heat shields, fuel lines, gas filters, etc.
Sep-88 none none
Oct-88 national convention post-mortem shroud bolts, decals, rear shelf cardboard, air cleaner elements, generator mounting
Nov-88 rear end exhaust, mufflers
Dec-88 engine compartment engine shroud bolts, damper doors, heater shrouds, oil pans, valve covers
Jan-89 engine compartment engine shrouds revisited, transaxles, backup light switches
Feb-89 underbody paint, bolts, hose clamps, suspensions, heater hoses, undercoating
Mar-89 interior dash pads, radio enclosures, ashtrays, instrument cluster plates, knobs, Powerglide shift knobs
Apr-89 side view van mirrors
Apr-89 interior instrument cluster plates revisited
Apr-89 underbody paint and undercoating revisited
May-89 interior instrument cluster screws, radios, clocks
Jun-89 interior radios continued (late model)
Jul-89 interior stereo multiplexes, tape players
Aug-89 engine compartment turbo specialties revisited
Sep-89 none none
Oct-89 interior doors, door panels, armrests
Nov-89 interior seat upholstery
Dec-89 interior seat belts
Jan-90 interior head rests
Feb-90 interior seat upholstery revisited, carpets, mats
Mar-90 interior seat belts revisited, inside rear view mirrors, visor vanity mirrors
Apr-90 interior package area cardboard
May-90 interior headliners
Jun-90 interior steering wheels, steering columns
Jul-90 interior headliners revisited, door sill plates
Aug-90 accessories luggage racks
Sep-90 none none
Oct-90 national convention post-mortem rear grille paint, decals, etc.
Nov-90 interior steering wheels revisited
Nov-90 accessories courtesy lamps, warning lamps, engine lamps, trunk lamps
Dec-90 accessories taxi packages, police packages
Jan-91 accessories tissue dispensers
Feb-91 accessories litter containers
Mar-91 accessories (early) locking gas caps, accelerator pedal covers, seat cushion covers, seat cushions, license plate frames, compasses, rear seat luggage compartment covers, rear door safety locks, coat hooks, glareshades
Apr-91 none none
May-91 accessories (early) ventshades, trailer hitches
May-91 accessories (late) locking gas caps, seat belt retractors, compasses, seat cushions, license plate frames, trailer hitches, emergency flashers, rear door safety locks
Jun-91 accessories (unattached) spotlights, toolkits, appearance kits, tool kits, fire extinguishers, highway emergency kits
Jul-91 accessories (FC) spotlights, other lights, Loadside platforms, arm rests, bed rails, clocks
Aug-91 accessories (FC) tables, screens, Greenbrier camper
Sep-91 none none
Oct-91 engine compartment oil filters
Nov-91 owners' surveys kickoff
Dec-91 none none
Jan-92 engine compartment oil filters revisited
Jan-92 front end head lamps
Feb-92 none none
Mar-92 none none
Apr-92 owners' surveys 1963 results
May-92 none none
Jun-92 none none
Jul-92 none none
Aug-92 accessories FOA, RPO, LPO, and COPO defined; Deluxe Equipment, Comfort and Convenience, and Custom Feature Accessories discussed; reference books discussed
Sep-92 none none
Oct-92 owners' surveys 1963 results revisited, 1969 results
Nov-92 none none
Dec-92 none none
Jan-93 owners' surveys 1966 results (also revisits decoding accessory information, which applies to 1963)

Museum Update!

The New Corvair Museum is open!

The Corvair Museum is up and running at its new location - 3635 US Route 36 East, Decatur, Illinois - in the same building as the famous Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum.  We have 9,000 square feet of space at this facility all for ourselves.  And with so much footage, we're now able to display our entire collection to the public for the very first time. 

We now have photos of our exhibits in the new museum.  Click HERE to see them!

 

Chapter Seals

CORSA Chapter Feather Flags!

As seen at the CORSA Convention in Independence, CORSA Chapter feather flags are now available!  These are just the thing for getting you and your Corvair buddies noticed when you show up at car shows and cruises!  This is a one-time offer that expires August 31, 2017, so order one for your chapter today.  All of the orders will be batched and processed on or about August 31 to save costs and keep the prices low.  Click on the order form shown here, print it out, and send it to Inkorporated Designs!

Feather Flag order form
Use this form to order a feather flag for your chapter! (Click on it for the full-size image).
Feather Flag prototype
Photo of prototype CORSA chapter flag. Your flag will include your chapter name. Yes, they're BIG!
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