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Old to Corvairs, new to forum
Posted by: DLD ()
Date: November 27, 2019 10:22AM

Introducing myself. I recently acquired a 1965 Corsa Coupe. Although It is the most recent Corvair for me, I’ve owned many in the past.
I spent many years as Doug Hargrove’s crew chief racing SCCA on the west coast.
I picked up this Corsa, a deal I couldn’t turn down.It’s a little rough, has some rust issues, but mostly there and fairly straight. As an original Corsa Turbo, so it’s definitely worth saving!

David Layne

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Re: Old to Corvairs, new to forum
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: November 27, 2019 10:25AM

Welcome. post some pictures of your new car. We love pictures!

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now

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Re: Old to Corvairs, new to forum
Posted by: DLD ()
Date: November 27, 2019 11:06AM

Yeah, I have to figure that out????

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Re: Old to Corvairs, new to forum
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: November 27, 2019 12:53PM

Welcome aboard.
Look 4ward to seeing your Corvair. Yes photos have to be pretty well shrunk to post here.

Corventure Dave

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Re: Old to Corvairs, new to forum
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 27, 2019 03:26PM

Welcome to the CCF!


To attach pics... the FILE size needs to be under 500kb

The VIEWING size needs to be 800x600 to show well.

Tell us what device you are using.

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Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: Old to Corvairs, new to forum
Posted by: guthrie1068 ()
Date: November 28, 2019 04:30AM

Is it the blue one out of Chicago?

Chad Guthrie
Onondaga, MI
'63 convertible

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Re: Old to Corvairs, new to forum
Posted by: mtmouse ()
Date: November 28, 2019 05:27AM

Welcome. Seems we have both decided to save the same car. I just got mine and it is a 65 Corsa Turbo as well.
Good Luck and Welcome to the group.
Joe

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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Re: Old to Corvairs, new to forum
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: November 28, 2019 06:00AM

The first disc brakes I put on my SCCA EP Corvair were said to be from Doug Hargrove's Corvair. Big GM cast iron calipers with the rear caliper brackets welded on top of the trailing arms. Front Chevelle rotors with integral hubs that increase front track by 1".
I got the assemblies from Jeff Moore in Missouri. He recently acquired a '60 4-door that was raced in SCCA early on.
There's a fellow on here whose wife raced a Corvair in SCCA, I'm thinking Rocky Mountain rather than West Coast but maybe there was some crossover.
Are you still on the west coast? Still active with SCCA at all? Still have some Corvair special little tools in the drawer?

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



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Re: Old to Corvairs, new to forum
Posted by: DLD ()
Date: November 28, 2019 12:52PM

Still on the west coast. Doug and I stay in touch, occasionally Autocross together. He has an Fmod car.
The brakes sound appropriate to Doug’s old car.
I haven’t had a Corvair of my own for a long, long time. The one I picked up happened to be an old friend from school, long time Corvair enthusiast.
This car was originally a turbo, but had a 110 in it.

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Re: Old to Corvairs, new to forum
Posted by: DLD ()
Date: November 28, 2019 01:58PM

I do most of this from my iPhone.

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Re: Old to Corvairs, new to forum
Posted by: DLD ()
Date: November 28, 2019 02:00PM

No, I’m in Tracy, Ca, the car was in Modesto, Ca.

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Re: Old to Corvairs, new to forum
Posted by: DLD ()
Date: November 28, 2019 02:02PM

Mine is pretty straight, but has some rust issues I’ll have to take care of.

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Re: Old to Corvairs, new to forum
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: November 28, 2019 04:14PM

Hey there from Porterville California!

There is a San Joaquin Valley Corvair club, most of the members are out of Fresno. Mike S.(viewmaster on this forum) is a member.

1966 Corsa 180 Turbo myself. Though all indications are that it started as a Corsa 140. I don't have plans to change it back!

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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: Old to Corvairs, new to forum
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: November 28, 2019 04:33PM

As far as pictures go find a hosting service you like, I used to use Photobucket until they wanted money, now I use Imgur but there is also Postimage. With those they supply you with the correct code to post directly here without any resizing. Then you can also put that right in the text.

Here is the code from Imgur with one digit removed img imghttps://i.imgur.com/MO9KVbrh.jpgimg
This is what it generates,



Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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Re: Old to Corvairs, new to forum
Posted by: DLD ()
Date: November 28, 2019 09:35PM

Thanks!

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Re: Old to Corvairs, new to forum
Posted by: DLD ()
Date: November 28, 2019 09:41PM

Eric,
There’s a group in the Modesto area as well. Back in the 70s and 80s I belonged to CORSA and did a lot of autocrossing and crew work for Doug Hargrove. Although I’ve stayed in touch with my Corvair buddies, I hadn’t owned one in a long, long time. I’m looking forward to playing with one again!

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Re: Old to Corvairs, new to forum
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: November 28, 2019 10:17PM

Maybe someday we will play in the same sandbox.

Eric

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Re: Old to Corvairs, new to forum
Posted by: DLD ()
Date: November 29, 2019 07:41PM

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Re: Old to Corvairs, new to forum
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 29, 2019 10:04PM

DLD Wrote:
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Aftert uploading to Postimage.org/.............. Copy the 2nd link from the bottom and paste here "Hotlink for Forums"

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Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: Old to Corvairs, new to forum
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 29, 2019 10:15PM

Or from your album... Click SHARE / Hotlinks for Forums









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Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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