Asked in Chevrolet
What transmission fluid is used in a 1963 Corvair?
What is ment when people say the 1963 Pontiac lemans has a rear mounted trans axle the transmission is in the rear?
The 1963 and earlier Tempests used a transaxle similar to the one used in the Chevy Corvair. The transmission and left and right rear axles are a single subassembly. What is unusual is that the Tempest's engine was in the front of the car and the transmission was in the rear. It was more common for rear engine cars, such as the VW Beetle, Porsche, and Corvair to use a transaxle.