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For those who are still worried about oversteer
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: July 27, 2020 09:52AM

Just want to point out that I went up in the mountains this weekend, and spent five hours driving around in the scenery. The way up and especially the way down, I took the switchbacks purposely at higher speed than necessary. More fun that way.

I did not experience a single loss of control, I did bottom out once, in a spot that had an unexpected pothole, but I had zero other problems. Except for that one, unrelated to my slolam driving. (See my post on tossing the fan belt.)

It's the kind of thing I really enjoy doing, and why I love Corvairs. Among a million other reasons.

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Eric C. Player, Porterville, CA, USA (Seriously! It's the USA out here!)
MEMBER: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, Vintage CORSA, Sfba CORSA, and the San Joaquin Valley Corvair Club.
THEN:
1965 Monza 110, Canary Yellow
1965 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red
1966 Monza 110, Purple
1967 Monza 140, Red
1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow"
1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW:
1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Blue; nicknamed "Bluvair"

"He cautioned me not to take notes. It would not have helped if I had, 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: For those who are still worried about oversteer
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: July 28, 2020 07:40AM

Balch park road? Excellent work out for any vehicle!
My Parents lived on Hwy 190 in Springville years ago and I drove up to Balch Park many times though not in my Corvair!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/28/2020 07:43AM by solo2r.

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Re: For those who are still worried about oversteer
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: July 28, 2020 05:05PM

Unless you were pushing it hard enough to slide you don't know if it will oversteer.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 113 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: For those who are still worried about oversteer
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: July 29, 2020 01:38PM

Well, I'm not an idiot, Joel! (sometimes) Didn't want to fall to my firey doom!



Yes, Solo, I was on Balch Park, 190, The Hot Springs road, and a couple of others.

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Re: For those who are still worried about oversteer
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: July 29, 2020 01:42PM

I am. I slide mine around all the time.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 113 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: For those who are still worried about oversteer
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: July 29, 2020 01:45PM

grinning smiley

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Re: For those who are still worried about oversteer
Posted by: Pacerace ()
Date: July 29, 2020 01:59PM

It's all about how you drive. If you know how to drive a rear engine car, you'll rarely if ever get into a situation where you lose it. Mine is setup a bit loose, and I love it. Off throttle into the turn, let it rotate a bit, and get back on throttle to hook and Accel out of the turn. The LMs are fantastic handling cars, even compared to a lot of more modern cars. The EMs are good but I've never driven one so I can't say how good!

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Chandler
Powder Springs, GA.



1965 Corvair Monza 110/4sp Coupe

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