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Old 10-04-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
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Default Are Corvairs cool?

Chance to pick this up cheap. What can be done to theses things to up the cool factor?






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Old 10-04-2012, 06:24 PM   #2
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yes


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Old 10-04-2012, 06:26 PM   #3
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too new for HAMB
but the 69 4speeds were kinda fun

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Old 10-04-2012, 06:27 PM   #4
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Default Re: Are Corvairs cool?

Are they cool? I would say no!
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:28 PM   #5
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Default Re: Are Corvairs cool?

This one is a 61, pretty clean too. Just never have seen many of the around here.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:30 PM   #6
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Default Re: Are Corvairs cool?

The station wagons are.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:32 PM   #7
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Default Re: Are Corvairs cool?

Their steering boxes are, the stuff surrounding the steering box is fugly.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:40 PM   #8
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Default Re: Are Corvairs cool?

Remember the covair engined T roadster that was at the Street Rod Nationals in Tulsa in the 70's? As I remember, there was a picture in a magazine of the guy in the car reaching waaaaay up at a drive thru window....the entire car must have been 26" tall.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:41 PM   #9
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Default Re: Are Corvairs cool?

I never thought so. Even if you can pick it up for cheap, why spend the money on a car your not 100% excited about, its like dating a fat chick with a pretty face.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:43 PM   #10
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Default Re: Are Corvairs cool?

Yeah,they are cool,probably not the most Hamb friendly of cars but cool none the less.

I know several Hambers that own Corvairs. HRP
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:45 PM   #11
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Default Re: Are Corvairs cool?

In A&P school I had a instructor that had a 396 in his hooked to the stock transaxel. The front and rear fenders were shortened, It was really cool. But really the only one that I ever wanted.

Wish I had a picture for you.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:51 PM   #12
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Only the 4WD versions.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:52 PM   #13
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Default Re: Are Corvairs cool?

My first car was a 62 4 speed it was cool then, But I say no, They did make a kit for mid engine small block in the 70s
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:53 PM   #14
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The roof is real kool, when used to fill a Deuce....
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:03 PM   #15
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what do you think thats all that matters
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:03 PM   #16
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I built a front-engined V-8 Corvair convert for a guy in Texas and it turned out to be VERY quick, totally cool. Pics attached.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:17 PM   #17
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Way cool. Mainly because they are kinda rare now....
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:20 PM   #18
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Default Re: Are Corvairs cool?

Yes, its cool!
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:33 PM   #19
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Default Re: Are Corvairs cool?

4-lug wheels ... need I say more? Not cool... if factory fresh. (Man that's one big "if")

Can it be made to be cool, sure.

Who cares? You obviously.

Why? It's your decision... nobody else's opinion matters.

Therefore forget this post and all the others
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:35 PM   #20
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Corvairs are so far out they're in. You don't have to do anything to that one it's already black with moon discs. Don't forget your propeller beanie.
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