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Jalopnik series on my Corsa restoration just published...
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]

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Re: Jalopnik series on my Corsa restoration just published...
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: Mel ()
Date: February 09, 2018 09:28AM

You gotta be kidding?

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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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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Re: Jalopnik series on my Corsa restoration just published...
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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Re: Jalopnik series on my Corsa restoration just published...
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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Re: Jalopnik series on my Corsa restoration just published...
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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Re: Jalopnik series on my Corsa restoration just published...
Posted by: alpha1906 ()
Date: February 09, 2018 06:31PM

Sorry everyone, I'd respond to everyone, but I'm at a conference. More later.

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Re: Jalopnik series on my Corsa restoration just published...
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: February 10, 2018 07:14AM

Skimmed through your foul mouthed ignorant rand, sounds to me like the kind of press Corvair people DON"T need.

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: Jalopnik series on my Corsa restoration just published...
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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Re: Jalopnik series on my Corsa restoration just published...
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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Re: Jalopnik series on my Corsa restoration just published...
Posted by: 1960es ()
Date: February 10, 2018 01:26PM

Good Overall but I could REALLY do without the excessive profanity

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Re: Jalopnik series on my Corsa restoration just published...
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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Re: Jalopnik series on my Corsa restoration just published...
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: February 10, 2018 03:13PM

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


Our class in school was told by an English teacher once that use of profanity shows immaturity, and a lack of ability to use adjectives.
I tend to agree.
But, look at the target audience of Jalopnik.eye rolling 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: Jalopnik series on my Corsa restoration just published...
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
Northern Colorado, USA



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Re: Jalopnik series on my Corsa restoration just published...
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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Re: Jalopnik series on my Corsa restoration just published...
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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