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Hot Rods is a corvair hot rod possible?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BadassBadger, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. BadassBadger
    Joined: Oct 24, 2010
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    from wisconsin

    i didn't think it was possible but damn i've been proven wrong as this corvair hot rod is insane!
    i think i'm really considering building something like this some day!

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  2. Nothing is impossible.
    Stock up on welding rods and duct tape and go for it.
     
  3. truckjunky24
    Joined: Jan 18, 2008
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    I like it! I think its cool !! like the flat head!! :)
     
  4. resqd37Zep
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    from Nor Cal

    The head lights on the cowl kill it for me and the funky lights up front. The body portion is bad ass. Find the thread with the 59 El Camino turned hot rod.
     

  5. ZomBrian
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    I don't wanna rock your boat, but why would such a "forward" design have a flathead V8?
     
  6. Kyron
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    But, that's like one of those "Escher" drawings ...... it could never exist in real life :)
     
  7. BadassBadger
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    umm because flatheads are awesome! honestly i wouldn't use a ford but a cadillac flathead so as to keep it gm :)
     
  8. I think it was a 60 El Camino wasn't it?
     
  9. resqd37Zep
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    Yeah it may have been. Thanks



     
  10. ZomBrian
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    Oh I get it, believe me. Nothing beats the sound. But by the time the Corvair came out, the flathead was gone...relatively speaking.
     
  11. BadassBadger
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    use what ever you want. a nail head, a rocket, a 409, a gmc v6, a corvair engine, the sky's the limit
     
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  13. ZomBrian
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    Oh man...Nailhead (insert the drooling pic of Homer Simpson). The boxy look of a Nailhead with the shape of the Corvair would seem like a very happy marriage.
     
  14. Kinky6
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    Yeah, a 283 or 327 w/ 3 dueces would rock that. How about a 409 w/ a blower? Rear mount the radiator pulling air through deck lid louvers. And come up with something else for the headlights.


    Later, Kinky6 :cool:
     
  15. Marcosmadness
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    Back in the late '60's early '70's there was a Corvair engined "T"roadster that won a bunch of awards for "best engineered" rod. This thing was "way cool". It was extremely low... the top of the cowling couldn't have been more than 24 inches high. Really cool ride. I don't remember who built it or what happened to it. I saw it at a hot rod show/swap meet in Livermore, California years ago. Anyone have a picture of it?
     
  16. 71buickfreak
    Joined: Sep 26, 2006
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    from Oklahoma

    Here is the one I have always wanted to build. I ended up selling it before I got going on it. Damn thing stranded me 30 minutes after I bought it, that was the first clue (seized the cooling fan bearing, which keeps the engine from turning over). Fixed that in a few hours (found a guy in Guthrie that had the parts) and drove home. Then it would vapor lock every few weeks, at random, in the cold. Never understood that. I still miss it though. Slow and dodgy, but it was so cool. I put flamethrowers in it, that thing would shoot a 4-foot flame that wrapped around the quarter panel. I have the video to prove it!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t2EIUuwx0k
     

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  17. pugs
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    i would like to build a vair into a 2 wagon with 215 buick up front
     
  18. canadianzed
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  19. bulletproof1
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    id say this motor would be cool,,,,maybe put the headlights in the pods by the grille...and maybe in the spirit of the donor you good put IRS under it ..
     
  20. Warpspeed
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    I like it.

    But it is a radical custom, not a hot rod.
     
  21. 2-TONED
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    THATS KOOOL!!

    i have one if anyone wants to get started.
    a 62 with a 215 aluminum V8 hilborn injected that runs backwards was a yellow drag car with a monkey painted on the sides 3k takes it away.
     
  22. BadassBadger
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    thats cool how bout some pics.

    to warpspeed.......... you eat what you want and i'll eat what i want!
    its a very nice hotrod concept
     
  23. boldventure
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    Anybody know what the rest of the drive-train is?
    It's pretty odd but that's why I like it!
    A radically modified Corvair body would look cool on that:cool:
     
  24. J. Fitzhugh
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    This car was on the cover of a Rod Action or Street Rod magazine in eth 1970s'. I think it won best engineered at the Tulsa Street Rod Nationals in like 1976. All my early mags are packed away at the moment. Does anyone one else remember this car? Where is it today?
     
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  25. 32coupedeville
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    from cincy

    i dont know but a corvair engine sure makes my car go like a hot rod
     

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  26. ClearSpot
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    SuperBad!
     
  27. Iowa Mark
    Joined: Dec 23, 2007
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    pictures at Orange County Raceway back in the 70's

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  28. 91Bear
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    Nice plate! KDF = "Kraft durch Freude"
     
  29. 32coupedeville
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    hand hammered like i was in prison. the car name kdfmangler
     
  30. BadassBadger
    Joined: Oct 24, 2010
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    from wisconsin

    i want them mecey valve covers!
     

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