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OT - Corvette Corvair - stellar research
Posted by: JerryM ()
Date: May 10, 2022 03:28PM

Third sentence says it all

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/10/2022 03:37PM by JerryM.

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Re: OT - Corvette Corvair - stellar research
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 10, 2022 03:40PM

It says: "a rear-mounted engine" Are there any pictures of that?

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Re: OT - Corvette Corvair - stellar research
Posted by: JerryM ()
Date: May 10, 2022 03:49PM

Phil Dally Wrote:
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> It says: "a rear-mounted engine" Are there any pictures of that?

I'm looking for pictures of the other two seats as well

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Re: OT - Corvette Corvair - stellar research
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: May 10, 2022 04:24PM

Somebody did their research on Google.

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Re: OT - Corvette Corvair - stellar research
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 10, 2022 04:29PM

"Doctor Google" will put you in an early grave.

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Re: OT - Corvette Corvair - stellar research
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 10, 2022 06:18PM

JerryM Wrote:
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> Phil Dally Wrote:
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> > It says: "a rear-mounted engine" Are there any pictures of that?
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> I'm looking for pictures of the other two seats as well


As stated, there are a few things wrong with this article, that is for sure.
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"The fastback-style Corvette debuted at the 1954 Motorama Show in New York with four seats, a rear-mounted engine, and of course, pretty wild exterior styling."

I have never seen any claim about the Corvette Corvair having either of these options. Love the fact they claim four seats, and then show a standard two-seat interior, while going on to say,.....
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"Henderson went to great lengths to ensure that this Corvette Corvair replica was as true to the original as possible, and one would be hard-pressed to tell that it isn’t the real thing.

Okay, so which is it ? ? ? confused smiley ( I think we know the answer.)

Further down, they state,....
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"Now, this cool piece of memorabilia is seeking a new home, and we doubt it will have any trouble finding one. After all, nothing like it exists anywhere on the planet, and it’s guaranteed to turn heads everywhere it goes."

Please tell me if I am wrong, but after the first replica was built, didn't I read that they are now making KITS of the Corvette Corvair?
I thought I had read that you could buy an entire body to drop onto a newer Vette frame and running gear?

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Re: OT - Corvette Corvair - stellar research
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 10, 2022 06:49PM

In images for Corvette Corvair there are many different colors of them...scroll down.

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Re: OT - Corvette Corvair - stellar research
Posted by: Brizo ()
Date: May 10, 2022 06:56PM

There are a lot of things wrong with that article. The owner is a friend of mine and its located in Greenwood Indiana, a couple miles from where I work. I drove it and did an alignment on it shortly after it was completed. Basically, they added the roof section to a regular Corvette roadster, and fabbed all the special mouldings, trim, and windows, and they did a fabulous job on it. Like the original, is powered by an early 265 V8.

Dan Brizendine, Circle City Corvairs
'64 8 door Greenbrier, +.060, stroked 1/4", 186 ci.140 PG. "In beautiful Wanamaker Indiana...with one stop light and 5 pizza shops"

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Re: OT - Corvette Corvair - stellar research
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 10, 2022 07:05PM

Vairy cool that it has the right (Ed Cole) engine in it.

265 went from drawings to production in 15 weeks.


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Re: OT - Corvette Corvair - stellar research
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 10, 2022 07:06PM

I hope I didn't come across wrong!
My comments were not directed against the owner, or the car.
It's Beautiful!
The problem is the article is truly lacking in FACTS, and seems to be (as stated above, and becoming quite common on the net now-a-days) just a simple internet searched hack job, for a quick dollar.

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Re: OT - Corvette Corvair - stellar research
Posted by: JerryM ()
Date: May 11, 2022 09:08AM

American Mel Wrote:
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> I hope I didn't come across wrong!
> My comments were not directed against the owner, or the car.
> It's Beautiful!
> The problem is the article is truly lacking in FACTS, and seems to be (as stated above, and becoming quite common on the net now-a-days) just a simple internet searched hack job, for a quick dollar.

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Re: OT - Corvette Corvair - stellar research
Posted by: DOUG WARD ()
Date: May 12, 2022 05:29PM

This reminds me of all the "click bait " videos that are shown on U tube. 95% of them are absolute BS.

Doug Ward
Orange, Calif.
65 Corsa 180, 64 Monza convertible, 61 Lakewood, 61 Monza


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