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Where Are They Now?
Posted by: Bill Warren ()
Date: December 23, 2017 05:35PM

It is interesting to see what happened to child stars from my youth and sometimes I wonder what ever happen to the Corvairs in some of my old Corsa Communiques. None of my Corvairs need any work but I needed a Corvair fix so I dug out my stash of old Communiques. A couple of articles in the Nov 1981 edition made me wonder if these cars still exist. Does anyone know where they are now?

Bill Warren
Decatur, AL
65 Corsa
68 Monza
65 Monza

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Re: Where Are They Now?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 23, 2017 05:52PM

Bet Steve C G does!





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Re: Where Are They Now?
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: December 23, 2017 05:56PM

The 4dr convert is still in John/Dee Glusicks garage. They have numerous cars so none are out often. Hope this answers your question.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo 1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4 1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

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Re: Where Are They Now?
Posted by: Allan Lacki ()
Date: December 24, 2017 08:03AM

If you are a member of CORSA, you can download the November 1981 issue of the CORSA Communique and read these fascinating articles. The one about the water-cooled Corvair engine, written by Bob Helt, is really amazing!

1. Log onto the CORSA website www.corvair.org

2. Log in with your username and password.

3. Using the navigation menu on the left-hand side of the home page, click on "Publications" and then "Publication Archives".

4. Scroll down and click on "CORSA Communiques (PDF) - 1978-Present. grinning smiley

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Re: Where Are They Now?
Date: December 24, 2017 11:44AM

W~O~W~ser!!
That is one fabulous feature!! Lloyd Taylor - the mechanical genius that designed this and then- MADE it - is truly an outstanding engineer!

I'm Vairy Impressed!! Would love to see this engine "in person" someday.

Thanks for bringing this subject up, Bill. If you get more bored, you can head up and give me a hand.... smoking smiley


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: Where Are They Now?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: December 24, 2017 01:13PM

If GM had redesigned the next generation "modular" air cooled engine, that could be scaled up by adding cylinders, to water cooling to meet the tougher emissions requirements (like Porche had to do) things would be different.

At that time GM was running low on cash and adjusting to all the market changes and new regulations which forced them back to their basic water cooled engines in common use.

History has shown that refocusing on their common engines was the better decision for GM - business wise. However it would be interesting if we had ended up with a water cooled rear boxer engine Corvair, like a Porsche, and a FWD watercooled boxer engine Chevy Malibu, like a Subaru.

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Re: Where Are They Now?
Posted by: Allan Lacki ()
Date: December 25, 2017 09:23AM

Of course, the one problem with a water-cooled engine made of sheet steel is corrosion, which is why Crosley abandoned the idea. Lloyd Taylor must have been aware of that, given his close affiliation with Crosley. [crosleyautoclub.com]

I wonder if he came up with a solution to that problem by the time he built his water-cooled Corvair engine. I imagine that, if an economical solution could be devised, we'd see a lot more engine manufacturers use this technique today.

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Re: Where Are They Now?
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: December 26, 2017 05:39PM

I saw Dee and her 4 door convertible at a convention several years ago. Noted that her "B" pillar covers were full of scratches, and that they were white panels painted black. Told her that THAT was why I always tried to use correct molded in color covers and to avoid painting them if at all possible. I let her know that I had a pair of molded in black covers in stock, and to get hold of me if interested.

Later on, she dropped me a line, saying that she had talked my point about to several friends, all of whom agreed with me. So I sold her the covers, and she was tickled to pieces, last time I heard.

When something like that happens, it makes me feel good inside.grinning smiley

BTW, their convertible conversion is one of nicest custom cars I've ever seen, from an engineering standpoint. Excellent design and well executed. It looks like it could well have been a production car.

-Mark

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Re: Where Are They Now?
Posted by: Bill Warren ()
Date: December 26, 2017 06:21PM

It's very difficult to change a Corvair interior and make it look like it came from the factory that way. The interior looks pretty bold. I would like to see it in color.

Bill Warren
Decatur, AL
65 Corsa
68 Monza
65 Monza

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Re: Where Are They Now?
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: December 26, 2017 06:47PM

Bill I will see what they have for pics that are electronic 'mailable'. It may be a few days.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo 1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4 1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

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Re: Where Are They Now?
Posted by: Randy m ()
Date: December 31, 2017 02:16PM

found this in my slide files. Denver convention 1981

Randy M.

YS 315

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Re: Where Are They Now?
Posted by: Randy m ()
Date: December 31, 2017 02:27PM

Not one of a kind. Saw this one in Parsippany convention in 1984

Randy M

YS 315

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Re: Where Are They Now?
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: December 31, 2017 02:56PM

I am guessing those are Mercury Cougar tail lights in NJ? Perhaps whenim64 will be able to answer that.

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Re: Where Are They Now?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 31, 2017 05:25PM

Thanks Randy ! ! !
I almost vomited on my key-board!angry smiley

Yes Tim, those are with-out a doubt '67-'68 Cougar tail-lights.

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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: Where Are They Now?
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: January 01, 2018 03:47AM

Randy m Wrote:
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> Not one of a kind. Saw this one in Parsippany
> convention in 1984
>
> Randy M
>
> YS 315


Man the first one was legit until you look at the interior! the second one just looks like the 80's punched it in the face. Got to love the 80's shorts!

South Carolina Upstate



68 Monza convertible 140 4spd A/C (coming soon)
66 Corsa coupe 140 4spd

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Re: Where Are They Now?
Posted by: Bill Warren ()
Date: January 01, 2018 10:10AM

OUCH! How do I un-see the second one.
I've always admired this car as a fake phaeton.I hope it is still out there.

Bill Warren
Decatur, AL
65 Corsa
68 Monza
65 Monza

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Re: Where Are They Now?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 01, 2018 10:18AM

That is nicely done!





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Re: Where Are They Now?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: January 01, 2018 10:28AM

Kodachrome slides?

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Re: Where Are They Now?
Posted by: Randy m ()
Date: January 01, 2018 09:25PM

Yes. Kodachrome 64 slides.

Randy M

YS 315

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Re: Where Are They Now?
Posted by: swi66 ()
Date: January 02, 2018 04:50AM

Randy m Wrote:
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> Not one of a kind. Saw this one in Parsippany
> convention in 1984
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> Randy M
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> YS 315


Saw this one for sale near Batavia NY about 5 years ago. Several people who knew me told me about it so I stopped and looked. I wondered how much flex it would have going down the road.......
I don't know what became of it.

Gary

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