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Thank You
Posted by: jfrese ()
Date: October 31, 2019 05:44PM

A few weeks ago I posted that I needed a transmission for my '65 Monza 4 speed. Within 24 hours there came a flood of offers from people all over the country for assistance. Well, I found a transmission in Kentucky, which wasn't a long drive from Knoxville, and at the right price. I have since made the trip to Lexington, and delivered the transmission to my mechanic. My reason for this post is to say Thank you to the entire Corvair community coast to coast. Never have I run into more helpful, knowledgeable, and kind people than since I obtained my Corvair and joined this forum and become a "Corvair junkie". Again, thanks to all who responded.


'65 Monza vert, 140, 4 spd
Halfway between Knoxville and Gatlinburg

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Re: Thank You
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 31, 2019 05:53PM

Always happy to help!! We just want a report!! You've done great!

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Re: Thank You
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: October 31, 2019 06:04PM

WE ROCK...your welcome!!!

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Re: Thank You
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: November 03, 2019 04:20PM

jfrese Wrote:
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> A few weeks ago I posted that I needed a transmission for my '65 Monza 4 speed.
> Again, thanks to all who responded

Have you been spending to much time on a certain stretch of US29 in your car? [tailofthedragon.com]
318 curves in an 11 mile stretch of road can do bad things to a 55 year old transmission if you are not careful.grinning smiley

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: Thank You
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: November 04, 2019 06:34AM

How many here have traversed the 'Dragon' in a Corvair?

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Re: Thank You
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: November 04, 2019 02:46PM

I did it in a rental 4 door F-150 with six passengers. Not so much fun....sad smiley

"SLOW DOWN" was heard a lot.....grinning smileyeye popping smileygrinning smiley

BTW, it is US 129. US 29 is near my house, and ends in Pensacola Florida, not passing through Tennessee.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Thank You
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: November 04, 2019 02:53PM

solo2r Wrote:
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> How many here have traversed the 'Dragon' in a Corvair?

I have not done it in my Corvair but did run through it in my Prowler, along with about 50 others at the same time on October 6th, 2009. It was an absolute blast.
My parents are in the Prowler behind me.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: Thank You
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: November 04, 2019 06:21PM

This is very true.

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Eric C. Player, Porterville, CA
Member: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, and San Joaquin Valley Corvair Club
THEN: 1965 Monza 110 Canary Yellow
1967 Monza 140 Red
1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow"
1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo; nicknamed "Bluvair"

"It would not have helped if I had [taken notes], as he would start a paragraph with, 'It is therefore obvious. . .'
and go on from there to matters which may have been obvious to him and God but to no one else."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, character of Daniel B. Davis, 'The Door Into Summer.'

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Re: Thank You
Posted by: jfrese ()
Date: November 05, 2019 02:25PM

Yes, I have done the dragon about 4 or 5 times. If you are ever up there, about 3-4 miles past Deals Gap at the upper terminus of the dragon in North Carolina, there is a great place to eat called Tapoco Lodge. I highly recommend driving the extra 3+ miles to eat and maybe have a brew or two to reward yourself for "surviving the dragon"! I have done the dragon in my 4 speed and a powerglide Corvair. It is much easier to drive in a powerglide but not as much fun!


'65 Monza vert, 140, 4 spd
Halfway between Knoxville and Gatlinburg

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Re: Thank You
Posted by: mtmouse ()
Date: November 05, 2019 03:39PM

A bunch of times on bikes, once in a cavalier and once in a Mazda Miata. Not yet in a corvair.
Joe
solo2r Wrote:
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> How many here have traversed the 'Dragon' in a Corvair?

Joe in South Ga
1965 Corsa 2 dr Coupe Turbo 4sp because I love the looks
18ft Chaparral 180 Sport because I live on a lake, seemed like the thing to do
Chevy Pickup to tow boat and tote things
Chevy Cavalier because they drive like a go-cart

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