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Tom K's Clean Air Corvair
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: April 05, 2022 01:36PM

This video appears to be about ten years old...may have been posted before.

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Re: Tom K's Clean Air Corvair
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: April 05, 2022 08:19PM

Vairy good video! cool smiley
If it has been posted before, I never saw it, so thanks for bringing it back to our attention. thumbs up

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Re: Tom K's Clean Air Corvair
Posted by: fred bagnall ()
Date: April 06, 2022 05:57AM

Thanks Phil, definitely a good video. Tom is a great ambassador for the Corvair. I really like how he shows the inherent stock SAFETY features of the Corvair. I have seen pics of the Clean Air Corvair, but never knew how stock the chassis really is.thumbs upthumbs up


64 Greenbrier std -110, 4spd,barn find on the road again after 46 year hiatus.
66 Turbo Corsa, 180hp,posi-trac, quick steering HD suspension,AM-FM-multiplex,soft-Ray glass all around
Floridian currently residing in Nor Cal

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Re: Tom K's Clean Air Corvair
Posted by: roger65180 ()
Date: April 06, 2022 06:02AM

I luv all the custom engineering , and laying it all on the line to go 176 mph. I dont have asperations to do Bonivill but I am working towards breaking 100 in a quarter mile with a very street drivable turbo corvair. I probablly was there already at great lakes dragway 3 years ago but in 1 of the first runs the diafram spring in the pressure plate broke and the clutch slipped in all 4 gears at anything near 10 lbs of boost and I maneaged 1 pass at 95 mph.

Roger R
Madison Wi
62 ct pg turbo
65intercooled 180 4sp,autocrosser
62 Rampy

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Re: Tom K's Clean Air Corvair
Posted by: gbullman ()
Date: April 06, 2022 06:29AM

I love how matter of fact he is in this whole video. Some great straight forward engineering and a lot of guts to push essentially a street car like that. Would like to know more about gear ratios and details like that.


Gary
1966 Corsa Convertible
Northern New Jersey


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Re: Tom K's Clean Air Corvair
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: April 06, 2022 06:47AM

I just sent Tom a P/M...he will chime in.

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Re: Tom K's Clean Air Corvair
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: April 06, 2022 08:20AM

I last saw that car at the Corvair Museum in Illinois. The last time I saw Tom in person was
at the convention in Tacoma though I have spoken with him since on the phone. A true gentleman
and Corvair Ambassador that likes to drive FAST.

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Re: Tom K's Clean Air Corvair
Posted by: tomkeo ()
Date: April 06, 2022 10:49AM

Thanks for all the kind comments. I posted this video a couple weeks ago with some help from my friends Travis and Cody Heap. The "...Is it Safe?" video was taken by my daughter Robyn Martin. There is a second video which contains photos and 8mm films of the car on the Salt. My video channel is TVK Performance but some times it doesn't work. "Worlds Fastest Corvair" will get both videos.
I know we joke about the Corvair being unsafe, but I've been driving and racing Corvairs for over 60 years and I just wanted to set the record straight.

Tom Keosababian

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Re: Tom K's Clean Air Corvair
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: April 06, 2022 12:41PM

Well done video Tom, Thanks

-Tom


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Re: Tom K's Clean Air Corvair
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: April 06, 2022 03:53PM

Great video Phil. thumbs up
I had forgot about it. Too bad there are only 600+ views. More should see this.

Corventure Dave

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Re: Tom K's Clean Air Corvair
Posted by: zarfnober ()
Date: April 06, 2022 07:28PM

Great video at speed, wish there was sound, and wish it was moving on all 6 cylinders! Way to go Tom!

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