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Re: what is your biggest complaint when driving your vair?
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: April 06, 2012 01:41AM

Convertible: wind noise, factory quick steering too tough for easy relaxing driving (will swap out soon), exhaust too loud (will fix soon, have all parts), front suspension has a bit of wear (have new one rebuilt and ready to bolt in) and the occasional sticky secondary

Turbo coupe: Hates cold starts, hates hot starts (typical turbo BS im told), and the fact I dont drive it enough...seems like I always forget its there...

Limo: its not done and im really losing interest...and have no time and not enough money...

Parts car...its not cut up yet...and i need decent weather AND time to strip it...for my $$...

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
Mine-66 monza vert 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa factory turbo coupe fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
66 Corsa 140 coupe 95% rust free car, build or sell
Corvair sand rail bought for motor. FOR SALE without motor
My dads's vairs-
66 Corsa crown V8 350/4spd coupe-100% home built by father and son
66 monza vert-weber'd 140 race motor/95hp driver motor/4 spd- YENKO clone project in the works
65 monza vert toronado 455 FOR SALE

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Re: what is your biggest complaint when driving your vair?
Posted by: Fast Eddie ()
Date: April 06, 2012 01:44AM

I don't like being the only vair on the road. I miss the days when it was me and Corvairs everywhere.

Bowie,MD

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Re: what is your biggest complaint when driving your vair?
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: April 06, 2012 01:52AM

mwr Wrote:
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> With the 3.55 rear end it's pretty wound up on
> freeways.-----
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Try 4:11's with no 5th gear! 3:55's sound good to me!!grinning smiley

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Re: what is your biggest complaint when driving your vair?
Posted by: 2ragtops ()
Date: April 06, 2012 01:55AM

My only complaint is I don't drive it enough

Bob Bauer

Show-Me Corvairs

1966 Monza Convert 140 P/G with A/C, plastic wheel with tele-column am-fm posi-traction
1966 Corsa Convert 180 wood wheel tele-column am-fm sport steering posi-traction
1965 Coupe 110 4 speed with A/C & wood wheel tele-column posi-traction, 1996 New Mexico Raffle car


House Springs, Missouri

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Re: what is your biggest complaint when driving your vair?
Posted by: mike hicks ()
Date: April 06, 2012 02:00AM

And to keep on topic...5th gear would be really nice. I would also like to have a nice rack-and-pinion with quicker steering than my factory box.

see, I don't drive my Vair like a sports car so I actually kind of enjoy the "pulling the bucket up from the bottom of the well" feeling I get when making a turn with my Corvair.

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Re: what is your biggest complaint when driving your vair?
Posted by: jerry thomas ()
Date: April 06, 2012 02:54AM

5th gear would be so nice!! and,
there are not enough days to drive them!

Diane & Jerry Thomas
Greenwich, NY (Albany/Saratoga area)
64 Monza convertible
66 Corsa Turbo convert

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Re: what is your biggest complaint when driving your vair?
Posted by: Brizo ()
Date: April 06, 2012 03:03AM

All the above comments just prove that you are all spoiled by OD transmissions and quick PS in your modern cars. It also backs what I often tell people: its not so much the engines that make the new cars perform so well, its the transmissions! Just imagine how well your new car would perform with a Corvair PG in it! Corvair steering isnt that slow,and its safer because it'll keep you from cornering to fast. The majority of the complaints in the post above are repairable too.

Dan Brizendine,
'64 8door Greenbrier 140 PG. "In beautiful Wanamaker Indiana...with one stop light and 5 pizza shops"

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Re: what is your biggest complaint when driving your vair?
Posted by: bill darcy ()
Date: April 06, 2012 03:19AM

Since my Corsa is my DD I would love an O/D.75mph on the freeway really is a bit much with 3.55s.

In the Hub City, Belen NM

Lead from behind..... get left in the dust
"I have not failed I've just found ten thousand ways that won't work" Thomas Edison

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Re: what is your biggest complaint when driving your vair?
Posted by: Chris Lampe ()
Date: April 06, 2012 05:36AM

The other idiots on the road in fornt of me who slow me down and keep me from really enjoying the ride. cool smiley I can't drive 55! grinning smiley

Chris
Rowlett, Tx
NTCA - North Texas Corvair Association
CORSA
'64 Monza 'vert

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Re: what is your biggest complaint when driving your vair?
Posted by: curt ()
Date: April 06, 2012 01:25PM

My 1969 , reaching for the shoulder belt.

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Re: what is your biggest complaint when driving your vair?
Posted by: mistertudball ()
Date: April 06, 2012 09:40PM

I haven't seen this one yet, unless I missed it. The oil leaks. Mine practically hemorrhaged when I first started it up this spring in my mom's garage, after it wetted numerous layers of newspaper over the winter. After totally warmed up it stopped, but enough already.

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Dave
Columbus, OH

'66 Monza convertible
'73 Eldorado convertible

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Re: what is your biggest complaint when driving your vair?
Posted by: jrdriver8 ()
Date: April 06, 2012 10:25PM

When the cell phone rings and you try to drive a four speed with no pwer steering. That is not fun. Oh yeah.....and having to get out of it. I love driving my car.

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Re: what is your biggest complaint when driving your vair?
Posted by: pulsar ()
Date: April 06, 2012 10:48PM

I wish they came with a cup holder. It is next to impossible to drive a 4 speed & hold a cup of coffee. I stopped trying.

Brad Taylor
Glendora, CA
1966 Monza (Corsa clone)

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Re: what is your biggest complaint when driving your vair?
Posted by: vairchet ()
Date: April 08, 2012 12:41AM

VairDeb writes-
As for the cup holder- get one of the big bottom cups so it sits on the passenger seat. If you have a passenger IN the seat- have them hold it- easy fix. As I do drive mine every day (70+ miles), I am quite happy with what Chet has built for me, I am especially fond of the 110's whether with a PG or 4-speed.
I do have to leave early when I go somewhere, though, as I always have people asking about the car or telling me their Corvair story. I had to go for jury duty this week and some woman pulled in behind me and said she followed just to ask what year the coupe was as her mom gave her driving lessons in an early coupe. We have been followed into the gas station so pictures could be taken of the truck. All kinds of stuff like that. You'd think as long as my yellow Vairs have been chugging up and down this area I would have run into every former Corvair owner around here by now.

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Re: what is your biggest complaint when driving your vair?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: April 08, 2012 11:28AM

jrdriver8 Wrote:
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> When the cell phone rings and you try to drive a
> four speed with no pwer steering. That is not
> fun. Oh yeah.....and having to get out of it. I
> love driving my car.


you should NOT be talking on a cell phone when driving ANY car! I've witnessed too many near-accidents almost caused by some dayum fool chattin' on their phone and NOT paying attention to their driving.


sad smiley

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Re: what is your biggest complaint when driving your vair?
Posted by: jrdriver8 ()
Date: April 08, 2012 02:53PM

Oh come on lighten up...cool smiley .I stated it more as a "joke". Not something we should be doing, but then again driving the Vair itself is dangerous according to some.

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Re: what is your biggest complaint when driving your vair?
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: April 08, 2012 03:04PM

jrdriver8 Wrote:
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> Oh come on lighten up...cool smiley .I stated it more as a
> "joke". Not something we should be doing, but
> then again driving the Vair itself is dangerous
> according to some.
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I quit talking on the cell when driving,,I find Texting much easyer!!tongue sticking out smiley

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Re: what is your biggest complaint when driving your vair?
Posted by: Mountain Pilot ()
Date: April 08, 2012 07:07PM

As one that works for a Towing & Recovery company I know the devastation and injuries that happen from using cell phones and texting while driving...

Please do not do it!

I would write more but I am in the process of going over to my Sons House for Dinner in my 1964 Monza Sedan. Nice day but a lot of people out driving.




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Re: what is your biggest complaint when driving your vair?
Date: April 08, 2012 07:40PM

Linda and I are headed over in the Greenbriar to one of our son's for Easter in a bit - Been rear ended three times by people who were talking on thier cell phones. One 67 down, one 60 down.

Lon
www.corvairunderground.com

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Re: what is your biggest complaint when driving your vair?
Posted by: gmgmtl ()
Date: April 08, 2012 11:18PM

Smells emitting from the direct air heater.
GMoore

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