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Corvair Axle Ratios (Updated)

By Tim Palmer, Green Country Corvair Group

I have been ask many times what is the standard rear axle ratio for Corvairs. It is complicated. I have went through my Chevrolet Service News and The Corvair Decade to come up with the following chart that should help out. I did not use any sales literature because it is notorious for its errors, besides who believes sales anyway.

Corvair Rear Axle Gear Ratios

YEAR DESCRIPTION STANDARD OPTIONAL
1960 All 3.55 3.89
1961 Sedans & coupes except 95hp w/PG 3.27 3.55 or 3.89
Sedans & coupes with 95hp w/PG 3.55 3.89
Station wagons 3.55 3.89
Greenbriar 3.89  
1962 Sedans & coupes except 102hp w/PG 3.27 3.55 or 3.89
Sedans & coupes with 102hp w/PG 3.55 3.89
Station wagons 3.55 3.89
Greenbriar 3.89  
1963** 80hp all 3.27 3.55 or 3.89
102 manual 4-speed (early production) 3.08* 3.27, 3.55 or 3.89
102 manual transmission 3.27* 3.55 or 3.89
102 PG 3.55 3.89
150hp turbo 3.55  
FC 3.89  
1964 95hp all 3.27* 3.55
110hp manual transmission 3.27* 3.55
110hp PG 3.55  
150hp turbo 3.55  
FC 3.55  
1965 95hp all 3.27* 3.55
110hp manual transmission 3.27* 3.55
110hp PG 3.55 3.27
140hp manual transmission 3.27* 3.55
140hp PG 3.55 3.27
180hp turbo 3.55 3.27
Greenbriar 3.55  
1966 95hp all 3.27* 3.55
110hp manual transmission 3.27* 3.55
110hp PG 3.55 3.27
140hp 3.55 3.27
180hp turbo 3.55 3.27
1967 95hp all 3.27* 3.55
110hp manual transmission 3.27* 3.55
110hp PG 3.55  
1968 95hp all 3.27* 3.55
110hp manual transmission 3.27* 3.55
110hp PG 3.55  
140hp 3.55  
1969 95hp all 3.27 3.55
110hp manual transmission 3.27 3.55
110hp PG 3.55  
140hp 3.55  

* For Air conditioned equipped vehicles 3.55 was standard.
** The early production 1963 3.08 was available for only a short time.

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