Factory service manual for the Chevrolet Corvair. The type of information contained in this workshop manual include general servicing, maintenance and minor repairs, advanced repairs and rebuild guides. Topics include Engine, Gearbox, Differential, Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Interior Fittings, Exterior Fittings, Body Panels and Electrical Systems with wiring diagrams.
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The Chevrolet Corvair was a car produced by Chevrolet between 1960 and 1969. The model was offered in several versions of its structure, including the sedan with 4 doors, coupe and convertible with two doors, and a station wagon (station wagon). It also had a series built as a passenger car, style a compact Van called Greenbrier similar to the Volkswagen Kombi. Commercial vehicles derived from the model were also developed, such as PickupS and mini-vans, known in Portugal as range vans. About 1,786,243 cars were built in the period of their manufacture (just 9 years, 1960-1969).
Second generation (1965-1969):
The second-generation Corvair arrived for the 1965 model year, known for its lack of a “B” pillar and a new fully independent suspension replacing the original rear swing-axle suspension. The Corvair used coil springs at each wheel.
David E. Davis Jr., of Car and Driver magazine, showed his enthusiasm for the 1965 Corvair in his October 1964 issue:
“And it is here, too, that we have to register and say that the Corvair is in our opinion – the most important new car in the entire 65 model line, and the most beautiful car to appear in this country since before La Seconde.” World War.
When the photos of the ’65 Corvair arrived in our office, the man who opened the envelope actually let out a loud cry of joy and astonishment upon seeing the car for the first time, and in thirty seconds. , all the staff were charging, each wanting to be the first to show it to someone else, each kicking the others to shout that hallmark first-time battle cry.
Our enthusiasm had cooled down a bit by the time we were able to drive the cars, and then we went mad again. The new rear suspension, new softer springs up front, bigger brakes, the addition of more horsepower, all of those factors made us ride like idiots – zooming in on the maneuver loop while dragging each other. with the others standing on the brakes – until we reluctantly had to hand the car over to another impatient reporter … The Corvair ’65 is an exceptional car. It’s not going fast enough, but we love it. ”
The standard 96 hp (71 kW) and 112 hp (82 kW) optional engines were carried over from 1964. The older 152 hp (112 kW) Spyder engine was replaced by the naturally aspirated 142 hp (104 kW) engine. ) of the new Corsa. The engine was unusual in offering four single-groove carburetors, to which were added larger valves and a dual exhaust system. A 182 hp (134 kW) turbocharged engine was optional on the Corsa, which offered either standard three-speed manual transmissions or optional (US $ 92) four-speed16. The 142 hp (104 kW) engine was optional on 500 and Monza models with manual or Powerglide transmissions. All engines have got some of the rugged internal parts of the turbocharged engine for better durability.
Further refinements appeared on the 1965 redesign.17 The Corsa came standard with an instrument panel including 225 km / h speedometer with adjustable odometer, 6000 rpm tachometer, sensor cylinder head temperature gauge, analogue clock with second hand sweep, pressure / vacuum manifold and fuel gauge. A much better heating system, bigger brakes borrowed from the Chevelle, a stronger ring gear differential, a Delcotron alternator (replacing the generator) and significant chassis improvements were made. At the rear, a new fully articulated rear suspension virtually eliminated the danger of the previous generation swing axles and was based on the contemporary Corvette Sting Ray (the Corvair used coil springs while the Sting Ray uses a cross blade). AM / FM stereo radio, all-season in-dash air conditioning, telescoping adjustable steering column and a special chassis equipment handling package (“Z17”), including a special performance suspension and steering box quick ratio, were important new options for 1965. The Monza and Corvair 500 Sport Sedan were the only compact cars ever available in the United States as a four-door pillarless hardtop.
The station wagon, panel van and pickup body style had all been discontinued and 1965 was the final year for the Greenbrier window van, which was retained primarily for fleet orders, with 1,528 under construction. In all, 235,528 Corvair were built in 1965, an increase of 30,000 units over 1964.18 Chevrolet replaced the Corvair-based vans with the Chevrolet Sportvan / GMC Handi-Van, which used a front axle / drive traditional rear borrowed from the Chevy II.