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Winter's coming
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 08, 2020 09:23PM


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Re: Winter's coming
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: September 09, 2020 01:42AM

Kinda useless without the windshield. I guess you could wear a coat and some goggles. thumbs up

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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"

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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: Winter's coming
Posted by: vairsUPnorth ()
Date: September 09, 2020 03:29PM

Now THAT's something I can really use!! Too bad its so far away.

Dale Dewald
Hancock, MI


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Re: Winter's coming
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 09, 2020 03:46PM

Dale!!! We Belive you!!!GGG

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Re: Winter's coming
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: September 09, 2020 04:19PM

I'd be interested to learn how the 3 speed auto and 2 speed rear end work?


NEVER MIND! After reading it over and over - without the commas - I finally got it. LOL

The only thing Corvair is the cab. grinning smiley



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/09/2020 04:22PM by OttawaCorvairGuy.

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Re: Winter's coming
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: September 09, 2020 04:43PM

Yeah I read "Corvair... 3 speed auto..." and thought THIS IS IT!!!
Winter is coming. Currently 38 degrees here in SW Colorado. 10 inches of snow in Denver in the last 24 hours.

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Re: Winter's coming
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 09, 2020 04:56PM

And 2 speed rearend! WOW!! plus 265 ci INLINE SIX!!

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Re: Winter's coming
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: September 09, 2020 07:05PM

Hey, don't use four letter words here! (sn*w, s*lt, c*ld) eye popping smiley

-Mark grinning smiley

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Re: Winter's coming
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: September 09, 2020 07:10PM

MattNall Wrote:
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> And 2 speed rearend! WOW!! plus 265 ci INLINE SIX!!


Is a little late to the party and he is the one posting about it and the ad.. ggg

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Re: Winter's coming
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 09, 2020 07:28PM

OttawaCorvairGuy Wrote:
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> MattNall Wrote:
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> > And 2 speed rearend! WOW!! plus 265 ci INLINE SIX!!
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> Is a little late to the party and he is the one posting about it and the ad.. ggg

----------------------------------------------Can you explain?

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Re: Winter's coming
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: September 09, 2020 08:10PM

Dale - If you wait until January, you will be able to drive it home. <grin>

Seth Emerson

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Re: Winter's coming
Posted by: scottymac ()
Date: September 09, 2020 09:59PM

The only 265 in line six I could find was an old Chrysler flat head, don't imagine they were using the Australian hemi six. Any ideas?

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa basket case
'66 Monza coupe
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Re: Winter's coming
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 09, 2020 10:25PM

Chevy had the 230 /250 /292 inline 6's 265ci wasthe 1st size SBC / 1955

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Re: Winter's coming
Posted by: Grandpacorvair ()
Date: September 10, 2020 04:03AM

Three speed automatic, 2 speed rear end.... tracks.....

I wonder what it's top speed is.....trying to picture it driving down one of the freeways in Michigan at 65mph....

Kerry Borgne
Birmingham, Michigan

1963 Spyder Convertible

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Re: Winter's coming
Posted by: RexJohnson ()
Date: September 10, 2020 09:05AM

It could also be the 235 straight 6. Matt the later 6's were 194, 230, 250 and 292.

RJ tools
Salem,Oregon

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Re: Winter's coming
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: September 10, 2020 09:42AM

Does it come with the optional jumping frog?grinning smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Winter's coming
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: September 10, 2020 10:44AM

I could see it keeping up with the flow of traffic on the freeways in LA.

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Re: Winter's coming
Posted by: vairsUPnorth ()
Date: September 10, 2020 06:24PM

I couldn't resist doing some investigation into this unit just based on comparing photos similar units for sale. It appears to be a rebuild of a Thiokol Spryte snow tracked vehicle (snowcat) built probably in the early-mid 70's. These originally came with commercial or truck sourced Ford inline 6-cylinder engines and automatic transmissions feeding into heavy duty axles [e.g. DANA 70] with a two-speed option. I would imagine it to be fairly easy to upgrade to a SBC V8. I suspect that might be the case considering the rear view showing twin chrome exhaust tips. Looking at the photos lifted from the web it is easy to see why the Corvair FC cab conversion makes sense.

Interestingly the Thiokol Corporation divested its snow vehicle operations in 1978 to the DeLorean Manufacturing Corporation (renamed Logan Mfg Corp as a subsidiary) and continued to manufacture the line of vehicles until closing in 2000.

Dale Dewald
Hancock, MI


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Re: Winter's coming
Posted by: vairsUPnorth ()
Date: September 10, 2020 06:25PM

I somehow lost a photo...

Dale Dewald
Hancock, MI


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Re: Winter's coming
Posted by: Vairismo ()
Date: September 10, 2020 07:00PM

Hmmm, pintle hook on the back, but no winch on the front? Ford produced a 262 ci engine from 61-64 for use in heavy duty Ford trucks (this info from Wikipedia), so could be that one.
Also from Wikipedia Chevrolet made a 261 ci (Jobmaster) engine from 1954 - 1963, so could be that one too. More likely given the longer production time. Wonder if parts would be a challenge to find?

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