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I met a Corvair idiot yesterday
Posted by: 2ragtops ()
Date: April 17, 2017 12:01PM

Our club attended an annual Easter Show yesterday and it was a great outing.
That is until this guy came up and began to tell his friends about how Nader pulled this car our of production because of the master cylinder. Yea, you read that right.

I just had to ask.......and he said Nader was instrumental in having the Corvair banned because it had a single reservoir master cylinder. OH....so had to ask him. His response, " well yea, have you ever had a brake hose burst in a Corvair, duh, you loose your brakes."

And when I inquired about all the other cars in the past that had them, he had no answer. He said other cars, you didn't loose your brakes, but you had to slow down immediately, the Corvair however, did not give you that option.

I had no further comments, I left and got a cold drink.

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 Corsa Coupe Crown V8 mounted mid-body temporarily red lined for repair
House Springs, Missouri

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Re: I met a Corvair idiot yesterday
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 17, 2017 12:07PM

Takes all kinds!





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Re: I met a Corvair idiot yesterday
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: April 17, 2017 12:07PM

eye rolling smileygrinning smiley

Minneapolis,MN

1965 500 Coupe
95HP

Built the 1st week of April of 65 at willow run.
500 coupe. The only factory accessory is a rear antenna.
White with a red interior.
Now black with black and red interior.


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Re: I met a Corvair idiot yesterday
Posted by: Paulsgt ()
Date: April 17, 2017 12:12PM

Wow! confused smiley

Paul Sergeant
CORSA Central Division Director / CORSA Treasurer <-new title
Lee's Summit, MO
CORSA since 1975
Member – HACOA, Corvair Minnesota, CORSA, Little Indians, POCI



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Re: I met a Corvair idiot yesterday
Posted by: glivorsi ()
Date: April 17, 2017 12:12PM

Wow! That's a new one to me. Nader does talk about a master cylinder failure in his book but it has nothing to do with Corvairs. IIRC, it was Buicks with early power brake units and the engine vacuum would suck the brake fluid out of the master cylinder. There was an O-ring that failed and Buick had no recall system in place to inform owners of the defect.

These so-called "experts" are frustrating but they can also be entertaining.

Greg in Wildwood, MO (part of the St. Louis urban sprawl)

1965 Monza Vert 110PG, Crocus Yellow with black interior and top

2006 Mazdaspeed 6
1997 Honda CBR1100XX

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Re: I met a Corvair idiot yesterday
Posted by: irfgt ()
Date: April 17, 2017 12:22PM

That wasn't hard.

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Re: I met a Corvair idiot yesterday
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: April 17, 2017 12:26PM

I meet Corvair idiots every day. drinking smiley





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Re: I met a Corvair idiot yesterday
Posted by: Setterz54 ()
Date: April 17, 2017 12:28PM

You handled that very well. It makes you wonder what drugs hes taking.

Setterz54
Fulton,MD.

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Re: I met a Corvair idiot yesterday
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: April 17, 2017 12:34PM

Maybe the next time someone "Quotes / Mis Quotes" good old Ralphie or Unsafe at any Speed, you can ask them a question.

Ask them if they actually read the book. IF they say yes, reply by saying something like.....So it really is true that reading that book causes brain damage.

Either that or you could ask them if their best friend is Miss Information.grinning smiley

1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: I met a Corvair idiot yesterday
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: April 17, 2017 01:09PM

That wasn't an "idiot", that was an " ignoramus", someone who is ignorant and too lazy to confirm something he heard, or just wants to belittle someone else with falsehoods.

A buddy with a sense of humor would run into these types and he would say - "I won't try to teach a pig to whistle, it wastes my time and it annoys the pig".

I can't wait for someone at a show to come up and say "Those are the cars that always roll over". I say "Yes I opened the garage door this morning and it was on it's roof AGAIN!". The ignoramus looks confused and those around him chuckle.

The folks with nice things to say about the Corvair are far greater in number than the ignoramuses.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/17/2017 01:11PM by 66vairman.

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Re: I met a Corvair idiot yesterday
Posted by: phill66 ()
Date: April 17, 2017 01:26PM

I've had several people ask: "aren't those the cars that explode when rear ended?"
I guess it's just the fog of war. I do correct the record that it's the Ford Pinto
they're most likely thinking of.

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Re: I met a Corvair idiot yesterday
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: April 17, 2017 02:01PM

That is a new one on me. And I did read that book (and have it in my library).

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Re: I met a Corvair idiot yesterday
Posted by: Melb-Mike ()
Date: April 17, 2017 02:27PM

YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID.

64 Greenbrier
64 Spyder (needs restoration)
65 Corsa 140, restored
66 Corsa turbo, restoring now
66 Corsa 140 "RR" code coupe fully restored
67 Pontiac GTO restored
69 Corvette 427 convertible restored
2004 Caterham R400 (Lotus super7)my race car
2015 Porsche Panamera S
2015 Corvette Z06
1965 AC Cobra (Factory Five)

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Re: I met a Corvair idiot yesterday
Posted by: veverlove ()
Date: April 17, 2017 03:42PM

I had some idiot knock on my door the other day and ask me about my Corvairs. After talking for just a bit he asks me if I would uncover them, so he could see the push-buttons on the dash, like his mom's had when he was a kid. I just stopped him (gently) and told him he was talking about a Chrysler, not a Corvair. I went back inside.

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Re: I met a Corvair idiot yesterday
Posted by: phill66 ()
Date: April 17, 2017 04:55PM

Had the same question asked just yesterday. Told them the same thing, i.e., Chrysler
products like Dodge Dart and Plymouth Valiant had push button auto transmissions.
Had one teenager ask if the emergency brake handle was the clutch, like a motorcycle.

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Re: I met a Corvair idiot yesterday
Posted by: dhomuth ()
Date: April 17, 2017 05:25PM

It doesn't Take all kinds.
There just Are all kinds.

1966 Corvair Corsa convertible
Same car I bought in 1/68 the night before I went to Viet Nam he second time. Got it back in 8/15. Plan its first public runout come July.


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Re: I met a Corvair idiot yesterday
Posted by: dingo50 ()
Date: April 17, 2017 05:57PM

It's good to know that great big parking/emergency brake handle is there if needed.

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Re: I met a Corvair idiot yesterday
Posted by: Paul Kehler ()
Date: April 17, 2017 06:02PM

FAKE NEWS!!!!!!!!

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Re: I met a Corvair idiot yesterday
Posted by: Frogfinder ()
Date: April 17, 2017 06:10PM

If we had a dollar for everyone we met we could buy and restore more Corvairs! smiling smiley

jeff

66 Corsa 140 4 spd
Houston, Tx

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Re: I met a Corvair idiot yesterday
Posted by: 64turbo ()
Date: April 17, 2017 06:24PM

Just when you think you've heard them all, another idiot opens his mouth.

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