21403 S. 80th Ave.
Frankfort, IL 60423

Phone: 815-469-2936

e-mail: larry@vairshop.com

Welcome to the official site of The Vair Shop, Inc.,
Larry Claypool, President

Available Services as of Fall 2014:

Corvair Clutch Components

Clutches - we rebuild our own flywheels. They are heat treated, surfaced, bolted, and balanced. $175/exchange

Clutch discs are rebuilt. We use only 9" discs with a welded center spline hub. $65/exchange

Pressure plates are rebuilt, including resurfacing and balancing. $110-125/exchange

We also carry new throw-out bearings, NOS pilot bushings (genuine GM made of correct oilite bronze), transmission input shaft seals, plus engine front main (bellhousing) seal and gasket to properly complete your clutch job.

Flywheels, pressure plates, and disc are sold on exchange basis.

Rebuilding Service for Corvair Manual Transmissions

We can rebuild your present manual transmission to like new performance. Parts included would be syncro blocker rings, all gaskets and seals, and countershaft on most '61-'65 4-speed units; other parts are replaced on an as needed basis. We do have availability of some new and used parts, plus complete cores if yours is unavailable or simply junk. Price varies on parts required for your particular transmission; prices start @ $375.

Engine Machine Shop Work

Corvair head rebuilding includes new valve seats (installed with liquid nitrogen for best fit), new valve guides, and deflashing cooling fins. Optional services available include resurfacing head gasket area, broken bolt removal and thread repairs.

Work performed on your heads, some cores available.

Cylinder boring/honing is done on special jig that duplicates torque load on the cylinder for the straightest possible bore.

Crankshaft regrinding/polishing


Press service (rods, cam & crank gears, axle bearings, fan bearings, etc)

Vehicle Service

I am sorry to report The Vair Shop no longer services any complete vehicle of any make. Only the services listed above are currently available. Phone technical support is no longer available.

Corvair Parts

I still have a good number of new and used parts stock on hand, many items that are sold out at the "big" suppliers. Enquire with your specific needs.

Contact Me

The shop number is 815/469 2936. I am rarely there to answer, so please leave a message, and I'll get back to you when I can. Emails to larry@vairshop.com are usually answered the same day.

Former Customer Cars

We still have our photo site of cars we used to service. To view these photos, click Tour, then use corvair as the password when you get to the login. Other choices for tours once you're there are: "Our Cars," "Customers' Cars," and "Customer War Stories."

Many thanks to all our former customers for allowing me
to service your vehicles over the last 42 years!

Watch Larry in this 2013 from Chicago's local ABC News!

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