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Do you know who owns this car and how to get a hold of them?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: December 11, 2017 10:11AM

Do you know who owns this car and how to get a hold of them?






Thank you

Tony
(Ottawa Area - Canada)

(1) Marie's 1962 Convertible and our 1966 Ultravan #248 (aka Itchy Feet - Long Restoration)
(2) Our 1963 Rampside (Sold 2014) and 1967 Ultravan #256 at Upper Canada Valley car show in 2009.
(UV256 aak Itchy Feet II - corvair power plant came out 2012 - plans with donor for a GM 3.8L FWD conversion, as a gas pusher, in the back of UV256)
(3 & 4) Are some of our 11 Corvair parts cars - to help keep our stuff on the road - hopefully as long as we live. ;-)
(5) Is one of our Wayne 100 boats (Corvair powered)
(6) Nov 14, 2012 Ultravans #362 and #512 arrived. We are getting closer to our goal of having an Ultravan museum.
We now own; UV248, UV256, UV362, UV512, and UV520 will hopefully be here July 2013.
(7) I saved Ultravan #231 from the scarp yard this year. It arrived May 9, 2013 and I plan to flip this one with a mid-engine Subaru power plant.






Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 12/11/2017 10:20AM by OttawaCorvairGuy.

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Re: Do you know who owns this car and how to get a hold of them?
Posted by: veverlove ()
Date: December 11, 2017 07:37PM

Sorry I can't help with your inquiry, but that's a vairy interesting and creative rear air suspension! Saw a similar set-up, only flipped over on the front end of a LM. Wouldn't mind bagging my '65. Lots of modifications necessary to ensure the air bags don't interfere with any moving parts on stock suspensions, but, like the pictured rear air set-up, there's always more than one way to skin a cat. Hope you get an answer.

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Re: Do you know who owns this car and how to get a hold of them?
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: December 13, 2017 07:10AM

Interesting idea. Too bad they didn't understand backset on the rear wheels! grinning smiley

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now

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Re: Do you know who owns this car and how to get a hold of them?
Posted by: Kyle_in_Mich ()
Date: December 13, 2017 07:35AM

I don't quite understand why it has air bags on the rear. it doesn't look like it can go much lower, and if it raised up any more it would look absurd.

CORSA Member
Traverse City,MI
Daily driver- Bicycle
Fun driver/project- 65 Corsa 140/4 speed

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Re: Do you know who owns this car and how to get a hold of them?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 13, 2017 08:21AM

BobV66Vair Wrote:
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> Interesting idea. Too bad they didn't understand
> backset on the rear wheels! grinning smiley


Bob, I think he actually does.
It just appears that he did his V-8 conversion the easy way, and just dropped in the wider Toronado set-up.

Kyle, since he used the Toronado front end, he almost had to go with air-bags.
The bags have replaced the torsion bars that would have been sticking out the rear of the car otherwise.

.
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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: Do you know who owns this car and how to get a hold of them?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: December 14, 2017 11:02AM

American Mel Wrote:
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> BobV66Vair Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Interesting idea. Too bad they didn't
> understand
> > backset on the rear wheels! grinning smiley
>
>
> Bob, I think he actually does.
> It just appears that he did his V-8 conversion the
> easy way, and just dropped in the wider Toronado
> set-up.
>
MY REPLY - It might copy the Toronado setup. But it is a Cadillac 501 setup and not a Toronado.

> Kyle, since he used the Toronado front end, he
> almost had to go with air-bags.
> The bags have replaced the torsion bars that would
> have been sticking out the rear of the car
> otherwise.
>
MY REPLY - He did use "torsion bars". That is what the air bags are connected too through the aluminum arm. However the torsion bars are shorter in length and controlled by the air ride and not how the stock torsion bars would have been adjusted to maintain their ride height.

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Re: Do you know who owns this car and how to get a hold of them?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 14, 2017 03:24PM

OttawaCorvairGuy Wrote:
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> American Mel Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > BobV66Vair Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Interesting idea. Too bad they didn't
> > understand
> > > backset on the rear wheels! grinning smiley
> >
> >
> > Bob, I think he actually does.
> > It just appears that he did his V-8 conversion
> the
> > easy way, and just dropped in the wider
> Toronado
> > set-up.
> >
> MY REPLY - It might copy the Toronado setup. But
> it is a Cadillac 501 setup and not a Toronado.
>
> > Kyle, since he used the Toronado front end, he
> > almost had to go with air-bags.
> > The bags have replaced the torsion bars that
> would
> > have been sticking out the rear of the car
> > otherwise.
> >
> MY REPLY - He did use "torsion bars". That is what
> the air bags are connected too through the
> aluminum arm. However the torsion bars are shorter
> in length and controlled by the air ride and not
> how the stock torsion bars would have been
> adjusted to maintain their ride height.

So, . . . . . . . .
I was close enough for the questions asked. hot smiley

.
-----------------------------------------------
WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: Do you know who owns this car and how to get a hold of them?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: December 14, 2017 05:42PM

American Mel Wrote:
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> OttawaCorvairGuy Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > American Mel Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > BobV66Vair Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > Interesting idea. Too bad they didn't
> > > understand
> > > > backset on the rear wheels! grinning smiley
> > >
> > >
> > > Bob, I think he actually does.
> > > It just appears that he did his V-8
> conversion
> > the
> > > easy way, and just dropped in the wider
> > Toronado
> > > set-up.
> > >
> > MY REPLY - It might copy the Toronado setup.
> But
> > it is a Cadillac 501 setup and not a Toronado.
>
> >
> > > Kyle, since he used the Toronado front end,
> he
> > > almost had to go with air-bags.
> > > The bags have replaced the torsion bars that
> > would
> > > have been sticking out the rear of the car
> > > otherwise.
> > >
> > MY REPLY - He did use "torsion bars". That is
> what
> > the air bags are connected too through the
> > aluminum arm. However the torsion bars are
> shorter
> > in length and controlled by the air ride and
> not
> > how the stock torsion bars would have been
> > adjusted to maintain their ride height.
>
> So, . . . . . . . .
> I was close enough for the questions asked. hot smiley


So, . . . . . . . .
We are playing horse shoes. ggg hot smiley

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Re: Do you know who owns this car and how to get a hold of them?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 14, 2017 07:10PM

> >
> > So, . . . . . . . .
> > I was close enough for the questions asked. hot smiley
>
>
> So, . . . . . . . .
> We are playing horse shoes. ggg hot smiley


No, . . . . Hand-grenades. hot smileytongue sticking out smileygrinning smiley

.
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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: Do you know who owns this car and how to get a hold of them?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: December 17, 2017 12:15PM

Tony,
Since you have the tag try calling the DMV in NY. It might take a few tries but you can usually get someone that will help. I get the "not legal to give out info" but can often get it anyway.

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