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Re: Unsafe at Any Speed - A summer time project?

Post  rsv1cox on Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:37 pm

ebay - $999.00 No engine.





Mines mint in comparison.  Smile
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Re: Unsafe at Any Speed - A summer time project?

Post  Marleysky on Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:38 pm

RknRusty wrote:
Marleysky wrote:... Rusty bumpers...
lol! Marley... love the way you capitalize Rusty bumpers. Oh lord, that's worse than Rusty Nail. I still haven't completely lived that down with the Huntersville gang.

Hey, my Dad had a Monza too. Not for long, as I recall. I hear-tell guys used to cram 327s in them, but I have no idea how.
These stories are great.
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Just a "tip of the hat" to ya.  Glad you caught it. Very Happy
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Post  RknRusty on Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:07 pm

Marleysky wrote:Just a "tip of the hat" to ya.  Glad you caught it. Very Happy
Hah! I suspected as much. Just seeing if I'm paying attention, eh. Lol Good one... carry on!
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Post  getback on Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:23 am

Bob , THAT AIN'T NO ENYA !! My first car was a corvair (red) non spider , But it came with the engine in the trunk Huh... Yes (( i was like 10 yrs. young )) I have no idea what my father and his Mechanic cousin were thinking ,, I was thinking Cool all i need to do is put the engine in the rear where it goes >>there . Long story short the engine did finally make it to the rear but did not run ,, starter problems for 1 thing No $$$ for 2 I was a Kid for 3 . It ended up in the woods and years later a junk man removed it for 25- at that time i think i came out ahead ( it had some serious cancer going on was removed in pieces) lol! Good Luck with the New Project cause i know you can't resist . Rolling Eyes
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Post  rsv1cox on Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:40 am

Ha Eric, look at the picture above, you could of got $999.00 for it. What a laugh, the fellow is a dreamer especially with no engine.

One of the appeals is that turbo, I have never owned one or worked on one. It will be a learning experience if I get it.

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Post  roddie on Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:27 am

a couple of 64's



I love the wheels on this ragtop.. That style wheel has always appealed to me on various autos.

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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:28 am

I'm bumping along on this roddie, 50% of me says your an idiot for even thinking about it, the other 50 says it's a turbo learning experience for $300.

I talked to the owner who told me rabbits used it last year as a bunny nursery with a bunch of the little creatures running around it. Said it ran well when parked. I just wish that one of those 50 percentages would become 51 and get me out of this thing.







Gross. Hazmat suits and respirators required. Sad
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Post  KariFS on Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:07 am

Well, it was made by humans, so it can be repaired by humans Smile

It is quite a mess, baby bunny pee may have accelerated the deterioration. But 300 bucks is not a lot of money, you have a garage and you already commented the eBay wreck being "worse than yours" lol!

One way might be to locate a base model car with a good shell to use as a donor and move the good bits of the Turbo into it. Or maybe look into one of these Eyebrows




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Post  roddie on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:14 am

You know.... (sorry I'm an instigator..) The Corvair-chassis was often used for custom dune-buggies. Find a Manx shell.. and have some fun with it!

Just sayin'.... Laughing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYFC83DI9YA

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Post  roddie on Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:05 pm

my bad... but a cool vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTGayn3Y800


Yea.. it's a 66 "Yenko-Stinger"... but you could easily see "spritely" performance from your prospective $300 candidate.. (which is claimed to run...) Jay comments on his changing the crankcase "breather" to a max-flow unit.. which I thought was notable.. along with running about half the recommended tire-pressure in the front, for better handling/road-feel. Brakes on the Stinger are still 4-whl. drum.. with a dual master cylinder upgrade.. but no booster.

Swapping the generator to an alternator seems to be par for the course, to increase reliability. The flywheel can be fitted with a magnetic trigger and sensing-unit, which basically does away with a mechanical distributor.

The Corvair isn't your "run of the mill" sports car. I can definitely see you buying this car.. with the same passion that you've exhibited with other sports-cars.. and the Enya model-engines that you've amassed. If you buy the car.. and it turns-out to be more than you bargained-for.. you'll likely make your money back +... if you decide to unload-it. Two Cents
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Post  Cribbs74 on Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:53 pm

I wrote my Father concerning your find Bob. Here is what he had to say about it:

He would be crazy not to take it! These are great cars. As long as there is no major body rot. Easy to work on. Easy to boost horsepower. Being a 1963, it would be 150 h.p. which can be increased to 170-180 just with water injection.

My 1966 Corsa turbo 4 speed had 180 h.p. stock. With a set of nice wheels and a set of F60-14 black wall tires it was as good looking as it was fast. Another one I wish I still had.

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Post  pkrankow on Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:22 pm

IF you can store it for at least a year without added cost. I would bet you can sell it for at least $1000 if you decide to change your mind on the project.

You can scrap it for the steel and probably get $300 (*AND I CRINGE AT THE THOUGHT OF THIS!*)

There you go, if those two points are not worth 1% I don't think you can be convinced.

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Post  Oldenginerod on Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:52 am

Ok, here's a start lol!
http://www.corvair.com/user-cgi/main
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Post  rsv1cox on Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:51 am

Oldenginerod wrote:Ok, here's a start lol!
http://www.corvair.com/user-cgi/main

Yup, I joined a couple of Corvair forums and I guess Clark's is the hot lick when it comes to Corvairs. But, I tell you those forums are just dull, dull, dull when compared to the CEF. Smile The MGE (MG Experience) forum is a different matter, those guys and gals are involved but still don't quite measure up to what's going on here. Smile

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Post  crankbndr on Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:06 am

I owned one of these around 1972, it had nice lines and a drop top. So long ago I can't remember the exact year, paid like 50 bucks.
The wheels were factory rally rims, like a shrink down corvette wheel, very cool. Lime green body with large racing strips like in one of the other photos
Black buckets inside and a black top. Power train nothing fancy, two speed auto. It was in very good condition with low miles.
One of the best cars I've owned, handled like a dream, I dogged it mercilessly for a few years than gave it away.
Most cars from that era handled like a boat, now this, you could really power through a corner.
Really wish I had that one back!!




These large stripes front and rear were very cool!
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