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See my album - I couldn't get pics to load here.

 

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in order to post pics, upload them to a site like photobucket. The copy the url with image tags like these
then your picture will show up on the forums.
 

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I did just as you said. All that showed in my post was those funny little MS boxes where the picture should be. I did succeed in loading some from this sites gallery, where I was able to load directly from my computer and then load them via that url to another place on this site.

Oh well.
 

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Packing for the beach (yes, that's a 1965 Chevrolet Corvair next to it)


I like the rear... of the CAR (my girlfriend who is more of an Acura 6 spd sort but drank the H Cool-Aid and digs my new ride)


Finally a shot from the 1st day I got it.
 

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Corvair, pretty girl friend, new CT. Life is good!
 

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Corvair, pretty girl friend, new CT. Life is good!
Succinct and very diplomatic, Army Dad......kudos.....;)

and I second it, but I would like to see more of the Corvair. It's been so long since I've seen one, it would be a real trip down memory lane....
I was about 13 when they came out, and 20-odd when they left us.

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1. Thanks and thanks ;)

2. I pimped my CT and put the interior illumination in- now I feel like Mad Max at night!

3. Corvair stuff:

I took my driving test in a pristine 1967 4-door monza with just about every option factory installed.

The 1st car I ever bought (and drove daily for ~7 years) was a '68 Monza 110 HP 4-speed that had parts from every year from 65-69.

Off the line up to ~60 MPH, I could take just about anything. It weighed ~2000 lbs and the tires did not squeal no matter how fast I took turns/exit ramps, etc. A friend of mine raced them for many years. He said no american car could out-handle him on the track until the mid-1980's.

This one is a 1965 Monza 140 HP 4-speed (4-1 barrel carbs - the most of any US production car 2 primary 2 secondary; and you better have good carb tuning karma cuz the linkage is not easy to get RIGHT). Here's a few pictures:





 

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So how much HP did the Turbo-charged Corvair engine produce??? I wonder how many of those are still around?

I hear they're "Unsafe at any speed".
 

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150 HP in early and 180 HP in the late models (factory). Depending on which turbo unit you can make it go whoopeeee better and with a few parts, more HP output. I think the type G's are primo. Many used them in dune rat racers (like a VW motor but 6 cylinder). Oddly enough, 110 HP Corvair engines are being used in ultralight aircraft here and there these days.

There are still a fair number of them around (check ebay- lots for sale) and parts galore from Clark's Corvair Parts up in MA and individuals who have serious packrat issues and still have unimaginable collections of NOS parts.
 
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