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Corvair Van project with 454 mid-engine install eye popping smiley
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: January 07, 2019 01:42PM

This popped up on CL earlier today. Don't know the seller either. Never knew it was near me in Apache Junction. I don't do vans (yet).

Looks like one Phil Dally would appreciate. grinning smiley

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Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
66 Corsa 140 4-speed w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 140 4-speed
65 Corsa 140 4-speed
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 110 Convertible
65 Monza 4DR 140 PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T w/5-speed




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Re: Corvair Van project with 454 mid-engine install eye popping smiley
Posted by: 2manyvairs2fix ()
Date: January 07, 2019 01:49PM

I wish he hadn't done that to such a nice, rust free body.
East coast van lovers are gonna be upset. I know I am.

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Re: Corvair Van project with 454 mid-engine install eye popping smiley
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: January 07, 2019 02:13PM

Lots of work already done for $3k...good buy!!

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Re: Corvair Van project with 454 mid-engine install eye popping smiley
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 07, 2019 02:19PM

That ain't a Van!
That is a Box-shaped Suicide Coupe!
Three person vehicle at best, and ZERO usable space in the rear.

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver

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Re: Corvair Van project with 454 mid-engine install eye popping smiley
Posted by: Kyle_in_Mich ()
Date: January 07, 2019 02:25PM

I don't understand why they would run the exhaust like that..... But maybe they had a reason.

I dig it. Wonder how well it's done.

CORSA Member
Traverse City,MI
Daily driver- Bicycle
Fun driver/project- 65 Corsa 140/4 speed

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Re: Corvair Van project with 454 mid-engine install eye popping smiley
Posted by: 66Monza140 ()
Date: January 07, 2019 03:32PM

Kyle_in_Mich Wrote:
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> I don't understand why they would run the exhaust
> like that..... But maybe they had a reason.
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> I dig it. Wonder how well it's done.

New twist on "Hotboxing" your ride.....
That's a heat maker if I've ever seen one.......

"Give'r hell 'til you see God, then back'er down a notch"

'66 Monza 140 4 sp w/A/C...
Western VT

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Re: Corvair Van project with 454 mid-engine install eye popping smiley
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: January 07, 2019 04:40PM

Looks like a Corvair Corral project.

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Re: Corvair Van project with 454 mid-engine install eye popping smiley
Posted by: Brizo ()
Date: January 07, 2019 04:51PM

Yes, It's a shame they did that to such a nice body. It looks like a case where they finally realized the damage they'd done, how many problem they created, and the impracticality of the whole project, and then lost interest.

Dan Brizendine,
'64 8door Greenbrier 140 PG. "In beautiful Wanamaker Indiana...with one stop light and 5 pizza shops"

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Re: Corvair Van project with 454 mid-engine install eye popping smiley
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: January 07, 2019 05:01PM

Put a firewall in front of the engine insulate it well, put air conditioning in the front and the rear of the van becomes the engine bay. I wonder what kind of rear end is in there and if it can handle that big block. That could be a tire smoking demon. Someone needs to do it.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: Corvair Van project with 454 mid-engine install eye popping smiley
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: January 07, 2019 05:36PM

Timothy Shortle Wrote:
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> Looks like a Corvair Corral project.

Same area but name and phone number don't match anyone I've met out that way. Howard Boso is known for modding Greenbriers into crew cab pickups but I don't think he had a hand in this one.

Price dropped already down to $2500 tonight!


Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
66 Corsa 140 4-speed w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 140 4-speed
65 Corsa 140 4-speed
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 110 Convertible
65 Monza 4DR 140 PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T w/5-speed







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Re: Corvair Van project with 454 mid-engine install eye popping smiley
Posted by: ROD ()
Date: January 08, 2019 01:35PM

Extra cab loadside donor

Rod Tetrault
El Cajon , CA
65 Corsa Yenko Clone / 65 Corsa EO Creampuff Vert
66 Corsa "JIMISH" Mid engine Turbo LS1 currently 2nd fastest Corvair in the USA
Class 5 Corvair powered Baja
61 Vintage Rampy
Corvair powered Buggy x 3
Enough hidden parts to build a space ship

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Re: Corvair Van project with 454 mid-engine install eye popping smiley
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: January 08, 2019 01:45PM

ROD Wrote:
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> Extra cab loadside donor

Cab choices! smiling smiley


Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
66 Corsa 140 4-speed w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 140 4-speed
65 Corsa 140 4-speed
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 110 Convertible
65 Monza 4DR 140 PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T w/5-speed




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Re: Corvair Van project with 454 mid-engine install eye popping smiley
Posted by: 72BBNova ()
Date: January 08, 2019 02:46PM

I don't understand why they put such a small motor in it, that thing needs at least a 540 in it.thumbs up

Jeff
1964 Spyder Coupe
1972 Nova 496/6spd
1975 Chevy C20 Camper Special

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Re: Corvair Van project with 454 mid-engine install eye popping smiley
Date: January 08, 2019 03:31PM

^^^Where's the "like" button when you need it! smiling smiley^^^

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Johnny B
Central WI

Wife's '68, 3.0L, twin-screw compressor and fuel injected in the works...

Project Pressurized Pancake


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Re: Corvair Van project with 454 mid-engine install eye popping smiley
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: January 08, 2019 03:33PM

Prolly do "Wheelies" wth the 454! drinking smiley

"If you can't fix it with a Hammer, you have an Electrical problem."
Stitch...
Schertz, Texas.
(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)

!967.. 4th body
8th off the line

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Re: Corvair Van project with 454 mid-engine install eye popping smiley
Posted by: chris ()
Date: January 09, 2019 07:57PM

I want to like it but I hate that it took up so much space to place the engine. Otherwise it's super cool (in my opinion)!

'65 Monza 4 door
4 speed
110hp
Gardner, KS

Heart of America Corvair Owners Association

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Re: Corvair Van project with 454 mid-engine install eye popping smiley
Posted by: 65Ragtop ()
Date: January 10, 2019 05:03AM

lots of potential for the right person....

Mike Schantel
1965 Corsa 140
Corsa Member
Arizona

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Re: Corvair Van project with 454 mid-engine install eye popping smiley
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: January 22, 2019 12:55PM

Ad renewed today with price down to $2000.

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Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
66 Corsa 140 4-speed w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 140 4-speed
65 Corsa 140 4-speed
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 110 Convertible
65 Monza 4DR 140 PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T w/5-speed




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