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Corvair?, just bought a '63 conv 4 speed...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by uglytruk, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. uglytruk

    uglytruk 1/2 ton status

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    Always liked these cars, used to repair them, but never had a decent one. So cruising ebay, (deadly!) and bid on a nice looking ragtop, and bought it. So it's from Idaho, picked up in Pittsburgh, very little rust, 4 carbs, should be two, runs pretty well. Might drive it 400 miles to the national convention in Buffalo next week.
    Any other enthusiasts???

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  2. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Cool...
     
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    i bet its a blast to drive.
     
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    Nice!!...

    We worked on a 62 Corvair convertible at the junkyard where I worked--the boss had quite a collection of cars in his personal collection..your looks very similar,his was black too,only had 60,000 miles on it!..

    His 62 Convertible had a 69 "spyder" motor,and a custom intake/header for a 4 bbl Holley 390 CFM carb..it ran well,but the carb was always fussy--it would backfire when cold,idle speed was eratic,and using the choke flodded it easy..we tried adjusting floats,and changed jets twice..even with a new carb from Jegs it still didn't run quite as well as we'd have liked it too,but it did go like a raped ape wide open!..I blamed the manifold--it had no provision for heating the carb up (heat riser),and it ran ragged until it was fully warmed up...

    We put an alternator on it in place of the generator..the junkyard had at least a dozen Corvairs for parts,so it was easy to find everything we needed for it!..one customer bought one of the better ones there,and put a 455 Olds Toronado motor/transaxle in it!!..it was quite fast,and VERY scary to drive!..:crazy:
     
  5. uglytruk

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    Heck of a difference from the trucks, engine noise behind you, handles great, kinda beat up, so I don't have to worry 'bout it. and good fuel mileage...
     
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    way to cool.when are you gonna find out the top speed in that sucka?:ears: :laugh:
     
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    Cool. Now gut it and build a tube cassis with a five link rear 9" and a turbo charged aluminium 4.3 in the front. That would so kick ass.............
     
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    I love the guy in the Porsche giving you the "look."

    :D
     
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    he wishes he had that.for a split second he heard the beech boys.:laugh:
     
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    then he realized he was with a gold digger and was listening to hip hop.:doah: :haha: :haha:
     
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    The Guy in the Porsche was probably bragging to his passenger about the German engineering in his Porsche and rolled up on a 40 year old Chevy with pretty much the same engineering:haha: :haha: :haha:
     
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    Guyz in 2005 Porche RWD had just driven to Georgia to pick it up. 35oo miles on car, after 2 years old, saved $40k. Were importing it into Kanada.
    Like mine better, even if it doesn't have a lap chronometer on the dash that when set to time laps, pops up the rear spoiler!

    BTW, Corvairs usually have 3.55:1 gears, redline 5500, top speed 110 mph, same as my Harley Fat Boy, but HD haz louder pipes, ALOT LOUDER !!!
     
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    I've been around Corvairs literally my entire life. Was driven to the hospital to be born in my Mom's '65 Monza that she still owns. Seriously, if you have ANY questions about Corvairs drop me a line and if I don't know I'll find out. I've had as many as 12 at a time.

    Just from the pictures and what not you made quite a find! The only difference between your motor and the one that came with the car from the factory is the heads. You have 140 horsepower heads, hence the four carbs. You can still buy the four tube intake manifold to mount a 4 barrel carb on. For my money that would be the way to go. One carbuerator to tune instead of four to synch up. My uncle's Corsa has a Holley four barrel on it and it really got up and boogied.
     
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    i'v always had a spot in my heart for these cars.
     
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    These cars sorta shaped my life for years...

    I thought my '87 Sub was simple and pure, 'tiil I started tooling around in the 'Vair. Talk about a Model T with style. Steel, a bit of foam and vinyl. Nothing fancy, just like my teenage years and basic American excess, except the Corvair was the black sheep. Low profile, weird powertrain, handles great, more than adequate brakes. Americas answer, but nobody cared, and 40 years later, what's changed? Can America ever regain what we once had? I doubt it.... :mad: No balance, Cavaliers and Escorts and K cars should'nt have been cheap pieces of shoot. Toyota's and Nissans cared about their econo boxes... That's why my wife's Accord runs like new at 300K...

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