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1969 Corvair Indy pace car project
Posted by: Paul Kehler ()
Date: August 26, 2011 08:12PM

A gentleman from the Sacramento,Ca. area purchased this car on Ebay and asked if I would pick it up in Long Beach,Ca. and bring it here to San Diego. I took it to Dr. Mike's who is going to build a super hot engine for it. There were lots of extra parts that I brought back also. The "pace car" was the PO having some fun! This project starts now. The wheels are Boyd Codingtons ...beautiful. The steering wheel is Boyd's also. Paul

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Re: 1969 Corvair Indy pace car project
Posted by: gmorphan ()
Date: August 26, 2011 08:24PM

Car looks to be in pretty decent shape. Make sure to check in with the '69 Corvair Group.

Being a purist, I don't really get the fake pace car thing. confused smiley Is it because some people think it's a Camaro?

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Re: 1969 Corvair Indy pace car project
Posted by: Paul Kehler ()
Date: August 26, 2011 08:32PM

As I pulled out of Long Beach on to Interstate 405, two local motorcycle cops passed me,looked at the car and then pulled in front of me....I had an "offical" escort for a short distance....that got attention!!!!

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Re: 1969 Corvair Indy pace car project
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: August 26, 2011 08:36PM

Yes please get rid of the tribute stuff!

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Re: 1969 Corvair Indy pace car project
Posted by: cooterr ()
Date: August 26, 2011 09:03PM

solo2r Wrote:
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> Yes please get rid of the tribute stuff!


Should Rick Norris change his Sonoco, Penske Tribute car???

Tom Miller
Circle City Corvairs
Corsa

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Re: 1969 Corvair Indy pace car project
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: August 26, 2011 09:54PM

I don't know.
I have an official Indy Pace Car from 1947 clone. It's based upon facts as they happened, just not the same car. Mine gathers a lot of attention: admiration and disbelief.
Oh well. I enjoy driving it!

Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: 1969 Corvair Indy pace car project
Posted by: Marco_a_p ()
Date: August 26, 2011 10:45PM

The 74... was a Hurst Olds?

Marco
A 2nd Gen Monza Wagon, a 2nd Gen GB 8door, a 2nd Gen (61's were 1st Gen) R/s and a 62nd Gen Turbo coupe..

Hanging out with the scorpions, king snakes, road runners, coyotes and quails In the southern desert of the silver state
Mesquite NV 89024

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Re: 1969 Corvair Indy pace car project
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: August 26, 2011 11:12PM

I think its Kinda cool.thumbs up

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Re: 1969 Corvair Indy pace car project
Posted by: 62corvairjunky ()
Date: August 27, 2011 07:34AM

I like 'em both.

lots of white lates with wheels to go around. This one sets its self apart with out taking the corvair out of it.thumbs up


If I was to make a suggestion, I would say find some period correct wheels.



And for heavens sake! Get rid of the '68 front marker lenses before I puke! You dont want the public thinking its a clone '69. He he he.

Junky
Hurricane Utah.
Home of the "Red Desert Corvair Sanctuary."

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62 Rusty Rampy
62 wagon under construction.(Taking all my time and $$)
61 lakewood parts car.
61 Lakewood wagon project.
half a dozen parts cars n trucks or more.
20x40 garage full of greasy parts.

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Re: 1969 Corvair Indy pace car project
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: August 27, 2011 08:15AM

Both vairy cool...move the Indy wings to right above the doors.

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Re: 1969 Corvair Indy pace car project
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: August 27, 2011 08:30AM

It has been said that "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" To each his or her own.
I think it looks sharp.

Joe

66 500 Crown 350/4 on road
66 Corsa Convertible 140/4 rough
69 Monza Convertible 140/4 in progress (original 95/3)
Nu Joisey

" A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE IS A DANGEROUS THING"

"STUPID is the NEW SMART"

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Re: 1969 Corvair Indy pace car project
Posted by: firevair66 ()
Date: August 27, 2011 09:37AM

The Corvair is still the best canvas for personal mods ever.

John Shoemaker,Riegelsville,PA.
1958 Impala Sport Cp. 348 ,pg/ac
61 Rampside full custom show truck
65 Monza 110/4 vert driver
65 Full Custom Monza 140 Cp
66 Monza 110/PG Vert
66 Corsa FITCH SPRINT Documented ( in Process,recondition)
66 CorV8 350 "firevair"Custom Show

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Re: 1969 Corvair Indy pace car project
Posted by: russmcd ()
Date: August 27, 2011 01:31PM

I think both of those cars look really really sharp!!!

Modified (within good taste) Vair's draw lots of good attention, especially from the younger crowd. All the cars shown thus-far fall within GREAT taste!!!

Russ McDuffie
Albuquerque, NM
CNM / CORSA
1965 Corsa Convertible (Blk/White-wrecked)
1965 Corsa Convertible (Blk/Red-in process)
1955 Chevy 210 Del Ray - neglected :-(
1972 Chevy C-10 Pickup (waiting for love)

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Re: 1969 Corvair Indy pace car project
Posted by: Chilly Willy ()
Date: August 27, 2011 03:00PM

Right on... another corvair in the sacramento area thumbs upthumbs upthumbs up

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Re: 1969 Corvair Indy pace car project
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: August 27, 2011 04:55PM

I'm sorry but decking it out as the "Official Pace Car" of the Indy 500 is simply embarassing.

Just another way to make Corvairs (and their owners) the subject of more jokes and wise-cracks at the shows.

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Re: 1969 Corvair Indy pace car project
Posted by: zarfnober ()
Date: August 27, 2011 05:00PM

I say if it's your car, do whatever you want with it. Just make sure you add some go fast parts if you're gonna call it an Indy Pace Carsmiling bouncing smiley Looks pretty authentic actually.

Rocco

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Re: 1969 Corvair Indy pace car project
Posted by: gmorphan ()
Date: August 27, 2011 05:18PM

azdave Wrote:
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> I'm sorry but decking it out as the "Official Pace
> Car" of the Indy 500 is simply embarassing.
>
> Just another way to make Corvairs (and their
> owners) the subject of more jokes and wise-cracks
> at the shows.

+1 sad smiley People that know a lot about cars roll their eyes when things like this are passed off.
The ones that are impressed or think stuff like this is cool are the people that know very little about cars.


But if it's your car, by all means, do whatever you want. Just don't be upset when you hear the laughing. eye rolling smiley



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Re: 1969 Corvair Indy pace car project
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: August 27, 2011 08:44PM

You guys can be brutal sometimes.
Here is the '47 Indy Pace car. My car is a clone of it.





Any study of the history of Indy Pace cars shows them to be quite varied.

Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: 1969 Corvair Indy pace car project
Posted by: gmorphan ()
Date: August 27, 2011 08:57PM

flamingchariots Wrote:
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> You guys can be brutal sometimes.
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> Any study of the history of Indy Pace cars shows
> them to be quite varied.

Yes they were varied, but a Corvair was never a pace car. Now if someone had a 1969 Camaro Z28 and cloned it as a pace car replica....that's understandable.

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Re: 1969 Corvair Indy pace car project
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: August 28, 2011 08:40AM

Yes they were varied, but a Corvair was never a pace car. Now if someone had a 1969 Camaro Z28 and cloned it as a pace car replica....that's understandable.



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