John Glenn’s Corvair

While this site was non-functional for the past few years, I have been posting about the restoration of John Glenn’s Corvair on Facebook and The Corvair Center Forum. Until I get around to writing up a more formal accounting, I offer up this post with links to content about the process as posted elsewhere.

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  • I acquired the original engine for the John Glenn Corvair with the purchase of the car back in 2001, but the engine was not installed in the car and it was not running.  It sat on a cart in my garage for the past 17 years until I finally got…
  • 1961-64 Corvairs with Air Conditioning have two switches, a blower switch on the left side that turns the system on/off and sets the blower speed, and an evaporator temp control switch on the right side that sets the temperature and turns the compressor on/off as needed. The temp control switch,…
  • I am finally getting around to starting the restoration of my 1964 Corvair Monza Convertible - originally owned by John Glenn when he was still a NASA astronaut and living in Texas. As the first step, I am documenting the "numbers" - Here are some photos. I will add more…
  • This article shows how I reconditioned the Air Distributor/Control pod for my 1964 Air Conditioned Convertible (the Glenn Corvair). This is the part of the AC system that is mounted under the radio housings, containing the air vents and the control knobs. For simplicity, I'll refer to it as the…
  • Oil Bath Pre-CleanersRPO K47, Heavy Duty Oil Bath Air Cleaner, first became available in the mid-1963 model year. This is how it appeared on cars: K47 Heavy Duty Oil Bath Air Cleaner (mid 1963 to mid 1964 cars) K47 1963 Car Assembly Manual At some point thereafter, it also became available for…
  • I am trying to secure definitive information about the date when the 1964 7024025 carburetor was introduced. This carburetor was for use ONLY on 1964 FCs, Cars with Factory AC, and cars equipped with first design Oil bath Air Cleaner - essentially any 1964 factory engine equipped with dual air…
  • This post uses pages from the 1960-64 Assembly Manuals to explain the different rear mounting brackets used for Corvair Generators. The first two photos are from the 1960 Assembly manual, showing all three possible generators and their brackets: Generator Part # Bracket Part #Bracket Length & Description1100357 (1st gen -…
  • The straight shifter started with the '60 Monza, in which the three-speed was of course the only manual transmission available. 61 Monzas with buckets and 3-speed continued to use the straight lever. GM Proving grounds photos are attached, showing the shifters for both years. These aren't prototype cars. They're ordinary…
  • All of the cars we have photographed, grouped by Model Year Early Models 1960 1960 500 4 dr Sedan 00569W000407 1960 700 Coupe 1960 700 Coupe 00727W206202 1960 700 4 dr Sedan 0079W101872 1960 Swiss 700 4 dr Sedan SS-609536 1961 1961 500 Coupe 10527K123835 1961 Canadian 700 4 dr…
  • Although the Annual Stock Corvair Event was cancelled this year, once again due to the Covid Pandemic, I was able to view a few Stock Corvairs at the Springfield Mini Convention in May. Carl Sagan's restored 1964 Spyder Convertible at the Springfield Mini Convention Click here to view the entire…
  • 1964 Ember Red Monza Coupe 40927W176657 Jim BrossardMedia Photo AlbumVideo - Factory Exhaust SystemVideo - Tunnel area ASCE Inspection Summary Date Inspected: 07/23/2014Odometer 17495.2 original milesYear: 1964Model: MonzaBody Style: 2 door CoupeExterior Color: Ember RedInterior Color: Red and WhiteEngine: 110 HPTransmission: 4 speedRear Axle: 3.27Positraction: NoVIN: 40927W176657Build Date: 12DStyle: 64-0927Body Number: 36226Trim: 727Paint: 922-QACC: W2LP3C5V Inspected by:…

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