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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dons t, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. KustomCars
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    That is SUPER COOL ! Love the mags .
     
  2. momach
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  4. SeaMountain
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    Rear lights are totally custom...only owned this for a short time..

    Here'a Gimp of what it could be.. sad..it's not!
     

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  5. SeaMountain
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    "Purists" on the H.A.M.B.??? ggg


    No adapters.... that would be for the "cruiser / Look at me " crowd.... and the engine rotates the wrong way... no REV-Rotation kits available.


    Several have been done... all use the VW / Porsche transaxles...
     
  6. SeaMountain
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    Now that's a "cruiser" only..... since the Vair will only do about 35 mph in reverse...and to go forward.. you'll be in reverse.... unless they have one of the rare Reverse ring and pinions..
     
  7. SeaMountain
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    Your ex boss was full of it!! Why it ended up in scrap yard !..SAD!!

    But he did buy it right, approx $800 iirc....but no one else wanted it... just like when I bought it for $300... opening and only bid..


    My partner and I only regret not selling it to someone else...maybe they would've finished it....

    Note.. the last two owners after it was rescued from the scrap dealer had mis-fortune as well...and had to sell.. bad juju car....????
     
  8. Hip
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    In the Late Great, "Larry Watson's" museum, he had pictures of many corvairs that he had painted that looked bitch'in!
     
  9. BAD PENNY
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    Hey, if any of you Corvair guys or Hot Rod guys for that matter are interested in a Corvair front end PM me...cheap.
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  10. WildWilly68
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  12. Chopperrides
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    Here is my turbocharged coupe.

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    Tim Freedo Wilson's Slammed Spyder

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    Check out Corvair Owners Group on FB if you like Corvair pics!
     
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  14. blowby
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    Love Corvairs. Sorta like rooting fo the underdog.
     
  15. roughneck424
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    Heres a build going on by friend in Bako. Thinking the 392 sneaks by the "traditional" rule?
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  16. Model A Vette
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    64 and 65-66 use a smaller spline than other GM cars.
    The 64 uses a different height at the hub than the 65-66 wheels.
    I believe the 60-63 and 67-69 use the "standard" GM spline.
     
  17. Model T1
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    There were only two posts of the UltraVan, Corvair powered motorhome. Here's mine. #481, a 1969. Among the last with a Corvair engine.
     

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  18. richardlw
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    I think one of the most interesting facts about the UltraVan is that it weighs less than the VW camper.
     
  19. Butch Clay
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    Great thread!

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  20. McGurk
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    There's a guy that sells Corvair engines and parts on eBay. He is a Corvair guru and he has some killer engines for sale.

    McGurk
     
  21. leon renaud
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    there are several Corvair speciality dealers and many parts are still available through places like NAPA. Clarks Corvair in Shelburn falls Mass. and California Corvair are 2 of the biggest anything you need can be bought from them . There is still a lot of hop up goodies being made for Corvairs and the book How to Hot Rod Corvair engines has been re printed with a lot of updated information Bob Helt prints a bunch of good books on the Corvair you can also join the Corvair Forum theres a link in one of my earlier posts here
     
  22. Hellfish
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    There's also a book called How to Keep Your Corvair Alive that is better than the shop manual and includes a lot of modern fixes and upgrades.
     
  23. SeaMountain
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    '66 Monza Custom

    Webered Turbo with Mazda front buckets
     

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  24. Brizo
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    I just found this thread and read through it. Its getting old that when the subject of Corvairs come up on a old car forum everybody who had one, or knew a relative or friend that had one, has to tell a story about what a "crap" car it was and all the oil it leaked and they couldn't keep the fan belt on, etc. etc. etc. Why didn't they get the leaks fixed and buy good quality belts and learn the proper way to adjust them? then you wouldn't have had to bitch about it? Just like any other car...they have to be repaired ! As far as oil leaks, there isn't an engine on earth that has leaked more oil on to American roads than the oil pans, valve covers, and rear main seals of the small block Chevy V8's! Most of the "true Corvair stories" aren't really true. They are often twisted memories, repeated myths, and mixed details from various stories repeated many years ago from people who often didn't know what they were talking about in the first place. Restored Corvairs are driven more miles annually than most other collector cars. If your interested in Corvairs, get one and enjoy restoring and driving it. Otherwise, shut up and buy something else.
     
  25. wisdonm
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    Things that leak are a right of passage, like a Harley or an English sports car.
     
  26. SeaMountain
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  27. metalshapes
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    Sorry... No.

    The color, seats, tweed, billet, and steering wheel completely kill it for me.

    There are way cooler Corvairs on this Thread.
     
  28. mrtrimmier
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    Clarks Corvair

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  29. mrtrimmier
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    That is a '64

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  30. Brizo
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    1964 Corvair "8 door" Greenbrier van
     

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