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Jalopnik series on my Corsa rebuild
Posted by: alpha1906 ()
Date: February 09, 2018 08:50AM

The first of my articles on the restoration of my Corsa just published on Jalopnik. [jalopnik.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/23/2018 01:38PM by MattNall.

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Posted by: SkidRo ()
Date: February 09, 2018 09:08AM

I just speed read your article. When time permits I will take my time reading it again. I like it so far so I know your series will be fun and exciting to follow. You have had some cool cars. Good luck on the car.

Rory
66 Corsa
Silver Spring, MD

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Re: Jalopnik series on my Corsa restoration just published...
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: February 09, 2018 09:39AM

Hmmmm - Looks like you are S. Calif. area.

There are some wrench turners in the SCC club that meets in Torrance. It's an eclectic club with one guy who has a a few Corvairs and one he wants to race. Another has a 66 converted Crown mid V8 that he takes to the track, but mainly drives on the street.

Good luck with the car - it only takes lots of time and money and you can accomplish almost anything.

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Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: February 09, 2018 09:55AM

66vairman Wrote:
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> Hmmmm - Looks like you are S. Calif. area.
>
> There are some wrench turners in the SCC club that
> meets in Torrance. It's an eclectic club with one
> guy who has a a few Corvairs and one he wants to
> race. Another has a 66 converted Crown mid V8 that
> he takes to the track, but mainly drives on the
> street.
>
> Good luck with the car - it only takes lots of
> time and money and you can accomplish almost
> anything.

See this: [corvaircenter.com]

Said on Jan. 10 he was planning to join South Coast Corsa.

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Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: February 09, 2018 10:47AM

Sounds like you are going to have fun with the build.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Oklahoma City, OK

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Re: Jalopnik series on my Corsa restoration just published...
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 09, 2018 11:16AM

Entertaining!! Makes sense since you've already written others...

And I think you are going about it in the correct way....given your self admitted prior history! gg

I would say you are in good hands as well





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Posted by: Darrin ()
Date: February 09, 2018 12:58PM

Nice article. I am in line with your sentiments about Ralphie. Sounds like you are using a shop that you already know. If so, that makes life easier. Thanks for sharing your story here too!

The current patina seems perfect for LeMons, no? Maybe focus on the mechanical and safety first and do the body and paint after you add a few more dents chasing those vintage 911s off the field?

Have fun.

Darrin Hartzler
Bethesda, MD

Corvairs in two states of the Union and varying states of disarray.

Northern Virginia Corvairs & Group Corvair

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Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 10, 2018 07:35AM

But Mel!! it's perfect for Jalopnik!





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Re: Jalopnik series on my Corsa restoration just published...
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: February 10, 2018 07:49AM

Yes ....I guess your correct smiling smiley

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Re: Jalopnik series on my Corsa restoration just published...
Posted by: sawdog81 ()
Date: February 10, 2018 08:08AM

I really enjoyed it. I was delighted to see Corvair content on Jalopnik!

Tom in Murphy, TX
'66 Monza Cpe 110/4spd
'69 Monza Cvt 110/PG #4858

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Posted by: irvan ()
Date: February 10, 2018 08:10AM

I enjoyed the article and I think the journey will be a great adventure.

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Posted by: 1960es ()
Date: February 10, 2018 01:26PM

Good Overall but I could REALLY do without the excessive profanity

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Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: February 10, 2018 03:03PM

1960es Wrote:
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> Good Overall but I could REALLY do without the
> excessive profanity


Seems to be an editor required things are that web site, unfortunately. It is in every piece there.

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Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: February 10, 2018 05:38PM

Congrats on the article and good luck w/ the project. Having restored one fully myself you have just begun on your journey of expletives. grinning smileygrinning smileygrinning smileydrinking smileycool smiley

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA



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Posted by: dryenko ()
Date: February 10, 2018 06:36PM

Any press for our cars is good press , IMHO , of course.

Bob C aka Dryenko
Dobson, NC 27017

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Posted by: alpha1906 ()
Date: February 10, 2018 08:19PM

Oh Mel,

One thing you should understand is that I'm an award winning, and best selling, writer. Been one for over 20 years, and as a result, I can assure you that nothing I write is ignorant. It may not match what you like to read, but it will always be some of the best writing you will read (despite what your English teacher may have told you).

Jalopnik, like every publication, has a specific voice. And readers of Jalopnik expect that attitude and style when they read articles on the site. So is it foul mouthed? You bet your ass that it is. That's Jalopnik. Ignorant? Not a damn chance.

Anyway, for the rest of y'all, I hope you enjoy the series. I have yet to finish my expletive laced articles!



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Posted by: alpha1906 ()
Date: February 10, 2018 08:20PM

I'm on my lecture tour for most of February, but I'm DEFINITELY going to meet up with SCC in March.

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Posted by: DRCORVAIR ()
Date: February 10, 2018 08:21PM

A friend sent me the link and I just came on to see if it had been posted yet.
Agreed, any Corvair publicity confirms the relevance and uniqueness of our cars. That vindication outweighs having to read a few curses. Have you spoken to a millennial lately? I think it's a sad commentary on our society but I can get past it. Looking forward to more in the series.
Bob, thanks for the great pics of your car and helping me out those many years ago (79-82).

63 Greenbrier 4 spd from Tuscon under restoration
65 500 140 x 4 spd waiting on resto but driveable
95 Miata M Edition- Merlot w/ BBS
09 SAAB Aero Combi 2.8T, 300 HP, 6 Spd, AWD
06 RAV4 V6
11 Hyundai Elantra Wagon (Daughter's new ride)
62 15' Serro Scotty Sportsman Silverside
63 13' Serro Scotty Sportsman Gaucho
68 15' Serro Scotty HiLander
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Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: February 10, 2018 09:06PM

Hey Alpha - Send your editor a link to TV Comedy called "The Good Place" It is a situation comedy that takes place in a "Heaven" like place. In it, the characters will try to swear, but it comes out close, but not the actual swear word. The characters realize it and often try again, but it always comes out "Good". It is funny to watch their frustration about wanting to swear, but it is not coming out. The "non-swear" is actually funnier than the real words would be, since it sends you on an examination of what they are really trying to say.

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Posted by: alpha1906 ()
Date: February 10, 2018 09:18PM

Oh, there have been a billion skits where the inference of the curse words are used to great effect. But I find it ridiculous that people are somehow offended by swearing. The best thing about the English language is the ability to use every element to create whatever voice you'd like, from the vulgar to the beautiful, sometimes all at the same time. Literature is literally filled with vulgarities, including Shakespeare, and that's what makes it such a delicious language. And if there's anything I've done over the past 25 years, it's to use that language to its fullest.

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