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Just a general question here. I checked out a 1965 Corvair Monza yesterday, which was really cool but leaks quite a bit of oil. It was in great shape for the price.

How hard is it to work on and/or find parts for a flat 6 engine (keeping in mind that it's rear-mounted). I believe it is the baseline 110 HP 2296 CC engine, 2-carb setup.

Wish I could ask something specific but I only had a short time driving it/evaluating it. Considering is had not been started in 6 months it ran great once it warmed up.

Thanks for any comments folks,
Tim
 

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The first thing to look for on a leaky Corvair engine is the oil pressure sender--they sit under the fan and when they weep a little oil, it gets thrown everywhere. There are a bunch of sites dedicated to them, just do a quick Google search. I have a friend with a few, if you need anything he may be able to help. He used to bracket race his Powerglide equipped 110 h.p. model with a small shot of nitrous!
 

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I just let about 3 of those get crushed. Because of the non standard engine set up I wouldnt use if for a daily driver but parts can be found for it. I always thought corvairs were supposed to leak, the joke around here is if a corvair is not leaking, then its out of oil.
 

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They are nice cheap little cars engine is very simple all of the oil issue can be solved with new seals which anyone can due the engine can be drop out of the car in about 2 hours ..

Here's a couple links

http://www.corvair.com/user-cgi/main

http://www.corvairunderground.com/

PM me if you want to talk more i had a 65 corsa convertable 4 carb engine ran great.

I would love to fine a turbo car in good shape....pm if you know of any.

Steve
 
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