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Re: Has Anyone Raced a Corvair in SCCA IT?
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: April 17, 2012 06:40PM

Tim, you got a pair. My wife would be screaming, cussing and hitting me.

Joe

66 500 Crown 350/4 on road
66 Corsa Convertible 140/4 rough
69 Monza Convertible 140/4 in progress (original 95/3)
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Re: Has Anyone Raced a Corvair in SCCA IT?
Posted by: Swifster ()
Date: April 18, 2012 08:39AM

Started reading more into the GCR and the rules for Improved Touring. It appears that the requirement of having two VIN numbers has gone by the wayside. Now you just have to declare what year your car is. This means the I can use any shell from 1965 to 1969 as long as the finishhed product and specs match that of a '68 or '69 car.

I'm thinking that if I can get a minimally rusted or rust free shell, I'll build a race car. Is there anyone in the Southeast that needs to clear out their garage? I'm looking for C-H-E-A-P, cheap, cheap, cheap...

Any parts you can't get rid of that you'd give away to a good cause (Corvair motorsports)? Front suspension stuff, rear suspension stuff...

Let's be bold. I'll try to be on the track by 2013...

Tom Allen
Lakeland, FL
Just Another Day in Paradise



1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4BBL, 4-Speed, A/C

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Re: Has Anyone Raced a Corvair in SCCA IT?
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: April 19, 2012 01:32AM

Now and then

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Re: Has Anyone Raced a Corvair in SCCA IT?
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: April 19, 2012 01:34AM

Now

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Re: Has Anyone Raced a Corvair in SCCA IT?
Posted by: Swifster ()
Date: April 19, 2012 01:42AM

I'd rock that Suburban as a tow vehicle...

Tom Allen
Lakeland, FL
Just Another Day in Paradise



1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4BBL, 4-Speed, A/C

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Re: Has Anyone Raced a Corvair in SCCA IT?
Posted by: 65 Crown Corsa ()
Date: April 19, 2012 02:05AM

You can save yourself a TON of cash and get 4x the seat time in your favorite car on the same tracks (We will run Daytona rolex course for 14 hours in aug)

Investigate

[www.chumpcar.com] (we run here with a J30 infiniti)

Or less about speed and more about obscure cars

[www.24hoursoflemons.com]

These series are attracting SCCA champs, NASCAR drivers and such that SCCA has opened an new class to include our cars to be classed as IT-J No kidding!

And Matt/Phil that's why you don't see me or Vairy as much, this is some serious bucket list stuff going on.

v8vair Mike, check out the TR6 Chump car @ Mitty.

Ed
65 Crown/Wills Corsa
WPB Florida



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/19/2012 02:08AM by 65 Crown Corsa.

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Re: Has Anyone Raced a Corvair in SCCA IT?
Posted by: socalspyder ()
Date: April 19, 2012 02:54AM

Owning a gt40 ? Such an awesome pic !

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Re: Has Anyone Raced a Corvair in SCCA IT?
Posted by: phantomracer ()
Date: May 02, 2012 03:57PM

I raced IT in the Southwest Region during the late 80's about the same time as Norm. I had lot of fun, before I graduated to a GT3 Yenko 87. I tried stuff that most said would fail but didn't. It was until I got daring with interpretation of the rules that I started running with pack. certain trick with the carbs, and use of the early rods to save weight on the rotating mass, no I never threw a rod they were the same weight as my OTTO parts rods, no lightening just stock shot-penned new early rods. left the inertia ring off the flywheel, used the 140 clutch cover on a 110 pressure plate. Fun stuff.
Scott Ferguson
Phantom Racers
Austin TX

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Re: Has Anyone Raced a Corvair in SCCA IT?
Posted by: yenkomark ()
Date: May 02, 2012 08:31PM

We have an old ITA Corvair in the back room at the shop.Well built , won some races ( Regional ) years ago. Will go back on track as a Vintage trainer for my son.

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Re: Has Anyone Raced a Corvair in SCCA IT?
Posted by: Swifster ()
Date: May 02, 2012 09:05PM

phantomracer Wrote:
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> I raced IT in the Southwest Region during the late
> 80's about the same time as Norm. I had lot of
> fun, before I graduated to a GT3 Yenko 87. I
> tried stuff that most said would fail but didn't.
> It was until I got daring with interpretation of
> the rules that I started running with pack.
> certain trick with the carbs, and use of the early
> rods to save weight on the rotating mass, no I
> never threw a rod they were the same weight as my
> OTTO parts rods, no lightening just stock
> shot-penned new early rods. left the inertia ring
> off the flywheel, used the 140 clutch cover on a
> 110 pressure plate. Fun stuff.
> Scott Ferguson
> Phantom Racers
> Austin TX


Scott, I learned in certain instances that SOME rules were more like a suggestion and that the update/backdate rule was a wonderful thing. If I can get a clean shell, you IN box may be very busy... grinning smiley

Tom Allen
Lakeland, FL
Just Another Day in Paradise



1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4BBL, 4-Speed, A/C

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Re: Has Anyone Raced a Corvair in SCCA IT?
Posted by: Swifster ()
Date: May 02, 2012 09:07PM

yenkomark Wrote:
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> We have an old ITA Corvair in the back room at the
> shop.Well built , won some races ( Regional )
> years ago. Will go back on track as a Vintage
> trainer for my son.


Mark, you tease. I was waiting on the price...LOL! Your son will definitely get a kick out of it.

Tom Allen
Lakeland, FL
Just Another Day in Paradise



1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4BBL, 4-Speed, A/C

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Re: Has Anyone Raced a Corvair in SCCA IT?
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: May 02, 2012 11:02PM

As far as competing in IT/A vs E/P before you start spending real money thoroughly check out the rules of the two categories.

IT/A
Chevrolet
Corvair 140
(68-69)
6 Cyl
OHV
87.3 x 74.7
2685 DIsplacement
(I) 43.8
(E) 34.6
8.6 Compression
108.0 Wheelbase
15 Wheel dia
3.11, 2.20, 1.47,1.00 Trans ratios
(F & R)
242mm Drum Brakes
2580 Min Weight
(4) Rochester Carburetors: (2) 7025023 & (2)
7026026, All w/1.375” venturi.

E/P
Chevrolet
Corvair Coupe
(65-69)
1 2200lbs weight
6 Cyl
OHV
87.4 x 74.7
(3.44x2.94)
2689 Disp
(164.0)
Alum Alum
(I) 43.7 / (1.72)
(E) 34.5/(1.36)
(4) 1 bbl 1.5” Rochester 7025023 or
7026026 on stock manifold, (2) 3 bbl carbs
on I.R. manifold. 34mm choke(s) req’d. Holley
390 CFM w/ center mount, I.R. manifold.
2743
(108.0)
1516/1572
(59.7/61.9)


In ITA, you have to run drum brakes. 4 wheel disks are allowed in E/P

You pay your money and take your choices. - Seth

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Re: Has Anyone Raced a Corvair in SCCA IT?
Posted by: Swifster ()
Date: May 03, 2012 01:14AM

I'm definitely aware of the rules. I ran ITB for 4 years. They do make racing shoes with new style compounds. It's a start without being a back marker in in EP or GT3. That and the fields are much larger in IT which increases the fun. Nothing like being out there with 30 of your friends... smiling smiley

Tom Allen
Lakeland, FL
Just Another Day in Paradise



1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4BBL, 4-Speed, A/C

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Re: Has Anyone Raced a Corvair in SCCA IT?
Posted by: kholm ()
Date: May 12, 2012 02:39AM

Hi Tom,

I have a 1969 monza IT tub, as in stripped of most everything, with roll cage and log book. I would dearly love to see it go to a new home, I'm no longer interested in keeping this racecar. Drop me an email off list, as in no PM's if you're interested. I have tried several times to sell this car, even got a deposit, but that dude backed out when he asked around about the listed price.

I live up in Maine.

Thanks,

Ken Holm
corvairium@aol.com

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Re: Has Anyone Raced a Corvair in SCCA IT?
Posted by: Swifster ()
Date: May 12, 2012 03:23AM

smiling smiley E-mail sent Ken...

Tom Allen
Lakeland, FL
Just Another Day in Paradise



1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4BBL, 4-Speed, A/C

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Re: Has Anyone Raced a Corvair in SCCA IT?
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: May 12, 2012 05:41PM

Keep in mind I ran E/P with drum brakes. I personally feel that disc brakes are optional and NOT needed. If you do stick with drum brakes bore the front wheel cylinders out to 1". Makes all the difference in braking. Even with 15/16" on the front of mine, I still had rear lock-up.

Ken Hand
CORSA Central Division Director
CORSA Treasurer
248 613 8586
[www.corvairmechanic.com]
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Re: Has Anyone Raced a Corvair in SCCA IT?
Posted by: Swifster ()
Date: May 12, 2012 06:07PM

vairmech Wrote:
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> Keep in mind I ran E/P with drum brakes. I
> personally feel that disc brakes are optional and
> NOT needed. If you do stick with drum brakes bore
> the front wheel cylinders out to 1". Makes all the
> difference in braking. Even with 15/16" on the
> front of mine, I still had rear lock-up.

Ken, I'll definitely keep this in mind. There is a lot of great info here and some first hand experience. There are a few great parts cars in the area.

Tom Allen
Lakeland, FL
Just Another Day in Paradise



1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4BBL, 4-Speed, A/C

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