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12-27-2011 11:18 AM
TucsonJay Nader was wrong!!!

I had a '63 ragtop. One day I got it into a sideways drift... at 60MPH... on good pavement! It did NOT flip over! ......but it sure impressed those girls! :-)

I lost it when a guy ran a stop sign, hit the car in front of me, and I ricocheted off of his passenger side and into a front yard!

I knew it was a total when I could see diagonal wrinkles across the rag top.
12-27-2011 08:41 AM
BAILEIGH
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Originally Posted by CrashFarmer2
I like it. If it was mine I wouldn't worry about the heater problems. It would be spending the winter in the barn between my 41 Chevy and my 69 Lincoln. You might consider looking for some old beater to drive in the winter.

Yeah, she is in storage in the winter. Only drive it in summer.

12-26-2011 01:10 PM
adantessr That is soooo nice that if you even 'think' about driving it on anything but sunny days, you should be hung up by the thumbs.
12-26-2011 11:13 AM
willowbilly3 Nice coupe body style. I agree on the wheels. Also I wouldn't fret the heater, the only way you had any real heat was with the gas heater anyway and I sure wouldn't drive it in the salt.
12-25-2011 01:04 PM
timothale
pinto 1600

I got to drive home one of the first Pinto protypes with a 1600 CC engine. I thought what a gutless wonder. My daily driver to Ford was a buick nailhead powered Willys. And the Pinto gas tank problems. The question was asked how much was it going to cost to fix times vehicles to recall VS how much does each lawsuit death cost. The decision was let them burn, it's cheaper. and the 70's ford C6 jumping into reverse and running over people getting out of their cars. I showed how that could happen and was told to be quiet.
12-25-2011 12:03 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by BAILEIGH
This is my mother's 1960 Corvair. She has had it since I was a kid. She is giving it to me this year, so I will be driving to Colorado this summer to pick it up when the roads are a little better. It has some heater problems, so I will need to get that fixed before the Wisconsin winter hits next year. I think the rims will be the first thing I will change.

Let me know what you think
Holy crap what a treasure! I love it!

Brian
12-25-2011 12:03 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by MAUSS
I've got 2 late models now... a '65 Monza convertible and a '66 500 coupe. My first car was a '61 Monza 900 coupe. The 60's had a lot of unique parts that weren't used in the later years. It looks really good, particularly for a northern car.

In Corvair circles, you'll be known as a "Caveman".
Is that your Ultravan in your "last photo"? My boss' brother has a real nice one I have posted photos of.

Brian
12-25-2011 10:01 AM
timothale
air flaps.

The first thing to check is the bellows-linkage that control the rear air circulation flaps. If those go bad the engine will overheat, burn pushrod seals and fog oil on the back.
I had a 61 Monza, More chrome on the interior, and 2 corvair powered dunebuggies, On The last buggy I machined the intake manifold surface on the heads, added 2 more carb flanges then made a spider leg manifold and ran a holly 2 barrel, It would pull the front wheels up in second gear.
12-25-2011 09:43 AM
boatbob2
1960 Corvair........

BTW,that is a 1960 Corvair MONZA,Rare car,not many monzas made in 1960,and that car has a GAS FIRED HEATER,not heat off of the engine...
12-24-2011 01:23 PM
BAILEIGH
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Originally Posted by p-air225q
That is a cool ride. You must drive it your self and you will find out it is a nice car. It just got badmouthed to death years ago. Same as the Streetbeast does here. The power of the press has killed more than just cars. good luck with it and keep them old cars running.

I have it home now and love it
12-24-2011 10:01 AM
p-air225q
unsafe at any speed?

That is a cool ride. You must drive it your self and you will find out it is a nice car. It just got badmouthed to death years ago. Same as the Streetbeast does here. The power of the press has killed more than just cars. good luck with it and keep them old cars running.
02-05-2009 07:21 PM
MAUSS I've got 2 late models now... a '65 Monza convertible and a '66 500 coupe. My first car was a '61 Monza 900 coupe. The 60's had a lot of unique parts that weren't used in the later years. It looks really good, particularly for a northern car.

In Corvair circles, you'll be known as a "Caveman".
02-05-2009 06:22 PM
CustomConspiracy
Corvair

I had a couple of them myself. Never will forgive Ralph nader for killing them.
They are great in the snow, especially if ya throw a cement block in the trunk up front.
I also would put it up for the winter though...it's too nice to trash. Find a "winter rat" and save the Corvair.
AS for the heater......as I recall, the heater box wrapped around the exhaust manifold. If you had a mild exhaust leak, the fumes would get pumped right inside the car thru the vents under the back seat. Keep that in mind.
If it's not heating, maybe the heater box is trashed (no water to heat in this one). Maybe someone worked on it and decided to remove the box or the fan is just trashed.
02-05-2009 02:13 PM
boatbob2
corvair....

HI,ive had a bunch of corvairs,love them.there is a company that USED to make a set of V shaped springs to go on the lower control arms the company name was HELLWIG.,to keep the tires from tucking under in a hard trun.i would definately try to find a set.maybe clarks corvair could help. makes all the difference in handling.
02-05-2009 09:32 AM
dinger
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Originally Posted by CrashFarmer2
I like it. If it was mine I wouldn't worry about the heater problems. It would be spending the winter in the barn between my 41 Chevy and my 69 Lincoln. You might consider looking for some old beater to drive in the winter.
That's a cherry car, keep it indoors in the winter, like these guys say. Alls you need is some fuzzy dice... and it will be complete.
Dan
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