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Projects 409 powered 1960 Corvair

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by NASTY 1, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. 40FordGuy
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
    Posts: 2,907


    Thanks for keeping us posted,.....That's one bitchin' ride !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Happy Roddin' 4TTRUK
  2. jim_ss409
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 202


  3. NASTY 1
    Joined: Jul 24, 2011
    Posts: 84

    NASTY 1

    Had some grief today :( the CarQuest oil filter came appart while I was hand priming the oil system, its lucky I wasn't trying to start the rebuilt engine:eek:.Seems the filter was never crimped properly

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  4. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 3,060

    from Dublin, OH

    Highly Recommend A Purolator Pure One oil filter.
    My son works for a major automobile manufacturer, and they have tested all the after market filters and found it to be best!
    It was followed closely by Wix and their privately labeled brands(Napa Gold).
  5. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,301


    :D Outstanding.Reminds me of the Corvair that a friend of mine built back in the `70s.327 mid engine with a PG and a Ford 9".Very nice handling setup.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
  6. YES! I'm pretty sure I'm gonna like this one- reminds me of a friends 455 tornado setup in a beetle, his biggest problem was that he'd get scared and let off the gas, then the front end would come slamming back to earth.

    Posted from my office while pretending to work!
  7. yblock292
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,937


    Looks great, back in the 70's there was an orange corsa in town with a mid mounted 327, ran headers upside down through the missing rear window, rode in it once. Scared the living crap outta me! Man that thing was fast.
  8. There was a website years ago called "Caddywagen", long gone now. Was that him?
  9. I'm not sure if he had a website about it.

    Confirmed with the famous Uncle- was a 425 Olds not 455

    Posted from my office while pretending to work!
  10. I guess it wasn't, this was a '70 Eldorado front clip under a blue Beetle.
  11. bubltp
    Joined: Apr 23, 2013
    Posts: 2


    Have always loved the CORVAIR. I've owned about a dozen. To hell with Ralph Nader !!! As for 409's , big fan there too. Currently own beautiful '62 Bubbletop that's taken 20+ years for me to finish. GOOD FOR YOU!!
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  12. Fitzworld
    Joined: Oct 1, 2005
    Posts: 106


    I always dug Corvairs and V dubs and have plenty. My favorite Corvair was the 62 coupe that we placed on a shortened 55 chevy chassis that had a 425 Olds and a 400 turbo in it. I drove it from the rear seat. Very peppy but the stance was too tall.
  13. Cool build and the 409 makes it worth doing.
  14. CGkidd
    Joined: Mar 2, 2002
    Posts: 2,886


    Damn. Good thing that filter came apart now instead of after starting the engine.
  15. rotten johnny
    Joined: Mar 14, 2009
    Posts: 535

    rotten johnny
    from Mi

    Your a very sick man.....very sick
    I love your w power vair........hats of and a salute to to you
    Dare to be different and cool at the same time
    Again....I salute you Great job
  16. krooser
    Joined: Jul 25, 2004
    Posts: 4,584


    How about a Corvair-powered '62 bubble top???
  17. NASTY 1
    Joined: Jul 24, 2011
    Posts: 84

    NASTY 1

    Today I adjusted the valves, not a big deal as the marine camshaft is hydraulic, :) I doubled up on meds today so I'll be ready for startup :D

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  18. Engine porn.
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  19. 296 V8
    Joined: Sep 17, 2003
    Posts: 4,666

    296 V8
    from Nor~Cal

    This thread made me start shopping Corvairs …. thanks man

    I was lucky enough to have a crazy hot rodder neighbor when I was a kid …. he owned this thing for a short time.

    Ill never forget riding in it …. I was about 9 or 10 at the time
    Iv had this overkill bug like your doing ever since
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2013
  20. Nice job on this project. Best filters are Wix or Baldwin. But for break in on an engine, a cheap filter and the cheapest oil does the job. Not recommended for initial drive but drive way run it is the best practice. People don't realize how much metal comes off the cylinder walls.
    Again, kudos on the project!
  21. NASTY 1
    Joined: Jul 24, 2011
    Posts: 84

    NASTY 1

    Still working on this project, more to come
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  22. ridgy didge
    Joined: Jun 28, 2009
    Posts: 126

    ridgy didge

    Giddy up giddy up.Take your time but hurry up already.Different and very interesting.:cool:
  23. alphabet soup
    Joined: Jan 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,960

    alphabet soup

    What, no nitrous???
  24. I don't know if you've fired it up yet or not. There is a big conversation going on about break in oil now a days. I'm spending a little more to get Joe Gibbs racing break in oil. I have a NOS 283 I just built after it sitting in my garage for 23 years and want to be real careful with it. High zinc content is the big deal. Tim
  25. QB409
    Joined: May 27, 2009
    Posts: 81


    Any progress on this badass project?
  26. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,562

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Updates? The older 4 doors are my favorite vair and one with a v8 is especially my favorite. Ive been wanting to do something similar for a while now and just now saw this.

    Keep up the good work, I like it!
  27. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 30,075

    Jalopy Joker

    this is For Sale in the Sacramento, CA area, I have no other info.

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  28. NASTY 1
    Joined: Jul 24, 2011
    Posts: 84

    NASTY 1

    I have been working on the headers lately, they don't look real nice but they will get the job done. Also working on the wiring and shrouding around the radiator which is mounted in the trunk. Here's some pics of the homemade headers and my dash mounted heat gauge, (the most important gauge in the Corvair LOL)

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  29. That takes an exceptionally twisted, despicable mind are without a doubt........bananas. lol, love it.
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