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Corvairs on the Corvette Forum
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: October 03, 2018 06:19PM


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Re: Corvairs on the Corvette Forum
Posted by: MonzaDave ()
Date: October 03, 2018 06:50PM

Interesting thread.

Dave Keillor
Rochester, MN

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Re: Corvairs on the Corvette Forum
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 03, 2018 07:36PM

Typical... a few have real knowledge and experience and others have some wild stories!





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Re: Corvairs on the Corvette Forum
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: October 03, 2018 07:47PM

"Just got back from VIR midnight last night. We had a great time watching the Corvairs. I think the last time there were so many Corvairs in one place, was on a dealer lot when they were new! There were quite a few Yenko Corvairs there too."

They have obviously never been to a CORSA event!

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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: Corvairs on the Corvette Forum
Posted by: red monza ()
Date: October 04, 2018 07:33AM

Being I have both....and a member of that forum....I posted both my 68 L79 Corvette and my 66 140 Corvair photos.

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Re: Corvairs on the Corvette Forum
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: October 04, 2018 10:04AM

This makes me glad our forum is not full of outside ads. I could not wait for all of theirs to load and closed the window.

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: Corvairs on the Corvette Forum
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: October 04, 2018 02:04PM

BobV66Vair Wrote:
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> This makes me glad our forum is not full of
> outside ads. I could not wait for all of theirs to
> load and closed the window.


Must be your computer.
No problem for me.
Instantaneous load.

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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: Corvairs on the Corvette Forum
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: October 04, 2018 02:37PM

Those kind of "piece of junk" comments annoy me. Esp from folks who never even owned one.

I notice most of the stories from actual owners are expressions of praise and love. cool smiley

Eric C. Player
Porterville, CA
- National Member, CORSA
- Member: Central Coast CORSA & South Coast CORSA
Former Member: Vintage CORSA Orange County. Member, ISA (Int. Screenwriter's Assn.), SAG Eligible, and Producer's Guild Aspirant


* Then: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red/1965 Monza 110 Purple/
1967 Monza 140 Red/1966 500 110 Black/1965 Monza 110 Yellow
* Now: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo Project. Blue, Blue/Beige interior.



"Chevrolet's Corvair was a maverick machine, a rear-engined renegade born out of spite and genius." -- Sports Car Graphic, August 1969

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Re: Corvairs on the Corvette Forum
Date: October 05, 2018 05:05AM

"Not bad for the most unsafe car ever built." This guy needs to kill himself immediately.

1961 Corvair 700 Sedan - 3sp - Gasoline Heat - Lowered - Rust in Progress


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Re: Corvairs on the Corvette Forum
Posted by: Barrist ()
Date: October 06, 2018 07:11AM

red monza Wrote:
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> Being I have both....and a member of that
> forum....I posted both my 68 L79 Corvette and my
> 66 140 Corvair photos.





Same Here............smileys with beer

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Re: Corvairs on the Corvette Forum
Date: October 06, 2018 07:59AM

Having vast experience with c3-4-5-6 vettes I find it comical that corvette guys call corvair "junk" Corvettes don't have the greatest build quality. I find my friends in the Porsche world (I have a 911 as well) are far more appreciative of the corvair and its engineering.

before someone goes on some mis informed rant I spent 5 years as the Marketing Manager for GM protection Plan here in Canada.. Corvettes had the same failure rates as a Chevy Cobalt at the time. Most problems were never fixed, just changed the warranty the next year to exclude parts that failed at an unacceptable rate.

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Re: Corvairs on the Corvette Forum
Posted by: red monza ()
Date: October 08, 2018 04:58AM

Barrist Wrote:
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> red monza Wrote:
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> > Being I have both....and a member of that
> > forum....I posted both my 68 L79 Corvette and
> my
> > 66 140 Corvair photos.
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> Same Here............smileys with beer

I was at a big mixed car show a couple of years back, there were 2 guys talking close to me and I heard one say " Yeah, to belong to that club, you have to own a Corvette and Corvair"....I have no idea where that club was as I could not stop and talk as my fellow judge partner knew I would there for way to long talking to them. We had been judging for about 2 hours at this point...and still had more cars to go with a deadline.

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Re: Corvairs on the Corvette Forum
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: October 08, 2018 06:02AM

Way back in our club history the members voted to allow Corvette owners into the Cactus Corvair Club. It only lasted a few years before it was back to just Corvairs only. Can't imaging why it didn't work out. smiling smiley

Here is an old club license plate from that era.


Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
66 Corsa 140 4-speed w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 140 4-speed
65 Corsa 140 4-speed
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 110 Convertible
65 Monza 4DR 140 PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T w/5-speed




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Re: Corvairs on the Corvette Forum
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: October 08, 2018 08:52AM

Posted by: Jonathan McCreery ()
Date: October 06, 2018 07:59AM

Having vast experience with c3-4-5-6 vettes I find it comical that corvette guys call corvair "junk" Corvettes don't have the greatest build quality. I find my friends in the Porsche world (I have a 911 as well) are far more appreciative of the corvair and its engineering.

before someone goes on some mis informed rant I spent 5 years as the Marketing Manager for GM protection Plan here in Canada.. Corvettes had the same failure rates as a Chevy Cobalt at the time. Most problems were never fixed, just changed the warranty the next year to exclude parts that failed at an unacceptable rate.



Jonathan, that is why I often find fault with Corvette people, for robbing us of our scarce telescopic columns, just for a few small parts. They throw away the rest, since it's then no good to either of us. And they have deeper pockets than Corvair people, so why aren't they having said items repopped? They can surely afford it. Instead, they are depriving us of a useful and rare option (and one I find extremely beneficial.) It is my opinion that many Corvette people are snobs who have more money than brains, as they feel that my car is beneath them and doesn't deserve any respect. A sad commentary.....

-Mark

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Re: Corvairs on the Corvette Forum
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: October 08, 2018 09:11AM

I owned a 90 Vette once and learned the meaning of "The best two days of owning a Corvette are when you buy it and when you SELL it". One of the most unreliable cars I ever owned and difficult to work on.

The local Vette club was a big social gathering, zero technical help.

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Re: Corvairs on the Corvette Forum
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: October 08, 2018 11:14AM

I love you guys.

Eric C. Player
Porterville, CA
- National Member, CORSA
- Member: Central Coast CORSA & South Coast CORSA
Former Member: Vintage CORSA Orange County. Member, ISA (Int. Screenwriter's Assn.), SAG Eligible, and Producer's Guild Aspirant


* Then: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red/1965 Monza 110 Purple/
1967 Monza 140 Red/1966 500 110 Black/1965 Monza 110 Yellow
* Now: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo Project. Blue, Blue/Beige interior.



"Chevrolet's Corvair was a maverick machine, a rear-engined renegade born out of spite and genius." -- Sports Car Graphic, August 1969

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Re: Corvairs on the Corvette Forum
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: October 08, 2018 11:14AM

67 airvair Wrote:
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> Posted by: Jonathan McCreery ()
> Date: October 06, 2018 07:59AM
>
> Having vast experience with c3-4-5-6 vettes I find
> it comical that corvette guys call corvair "junk"
> Corvettes don't have the greatest build quality. I
> find my friends in the Porsche world (I have a 911
> as well) are far more appreciative of the corvair
> and its engineering.
>
> before someone goes on some mis informed rant I
> spent 5 years as the Marketing Manager for GM
> protection Plan here in Canada.. Corvettes had the
> same failure rates as a Chevy Cobalt at the time.
> Most problems were never fixed, just changed the
> warranty the next year to exclude parts that
> failed at an unacceptable rate.
>
>
>
> Jonathan, that is why I often find fault with
> Corvette people, for robbing us of our scarce
> telescopic columns, just for a few small parts.
> They throw away the rest, since it's then no good
> to either of us. And they have deeper pockets than
> Corvair people, so why aren't they having said
> items repopped? They can surely afford it.
> Instead, they are depriving us of a useful and
> rare option (and one I find extremely beneficial.)
> It is my opinion that many Corvette people are
> snobs who have more money than brains, as they
> feel that my car is beneath them and doesn't
> deserve any respect.
A sad commentary.....
>
> -Mark


Mark, it is not just that our Corvairs are beneath them, it is ANY car is beneath them.
There is a fellow here in my community with a '66 Vette.
I saw it at the Grocery store one day as he was getting out of it.
I asked him, "Is that a '67?"
I knew it was NOT a '68, and for all appearances, it looked just like the '67 that I almost bought many years ago.
He acted like I had just called his wife a @#*&% !
"It a '66!" he growled back at me.
WoW!
I just turned around and left.
If someone shows interest in my Corvair, and guesses that my '67 is a '63, I do not get offended.
I am complemented that they have even noticed my car!
If they make a guess that is only one year off, then I am actually impressed!
I do not know what it is with Corvette, and Mustang owners, but some of them most of them, can be real jerks!
I suspect, that it has to do with a certain Freudian inadequacy thing. 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: Corvairs on the Corvette Forum
Posted by: red monza ()
Date: October 08, 2018 11:30AM

I was really really rich when I bought my 1968 Corvette...Yes, I was on the GI bill going to college( every one knows how rich college students are), working PT at Sears, and in the Navy Reserve after active duty....That $2500.00 about killed my rich man's budget in 1973....LOL

They quit making Corvettes in 1972 in my book or one I would buy....and 1971 and 1972 kept producing less and less horsepower.Even 454's had less HP than my 327. I would not trade my 68 for a brand new one right now...mine keeps going up in value and the new ones keep dropping fast in value....plus as I told one new vette owner the other day...if I cannot hear the quadrajet drown out the exhaust...its just my cup of tea. I think 1978-1979's and some of the 80's/90's broke down more that were on the road...pitiful. I would bet someone I have not spent more than $300.00 on my corvette in maintence or repairs since 1984 excluding 4 new tires and that was because of dry rot and cracks.

While the newer ones ride good and run good, we have a local Corvette show in a town 30 miles from me every other friday in the summer. My 64 409 SS Imapala running buddy( who also owns a new one) and I both take our 68's to that show. For every 20 folks that look at ours, one maybe will look at the newer ones. I heard a comment one evening when one of the 1500-3000 vistors to the show and live band concert say about our friends newer vette...." Hey this vette has a trunk", that's about the extent of comments about them. I get a lot of comments on my paint job as it is really slick...and I also have some who want to buy it....sorry... as I told my VA doctor and my Attorney/friend about it ....NOT FOR SALE.

But hey....neither is my 1966 Corvair.

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Re: Corvairs on the Corvette Forum
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: October 08, 2018 11:57AM

Several years ago, I took my DD '67 Vert to a cruise-in in PDX.
I ended up being parked right between a Vette, and a '69 Mach One.
People were walking right past the other 2, and going Ga-ga over my vair.
No, it isn't much to look at, but it was the memories it stirred up.
All the usual kinds of comments about not having seen one in years, "Oh wow! I learned to drive in one of these."
"My neighbor had one."
etc. etc. etc.
All the same ones that all of you hear when ever you take your Vair out.
About 20 minutes into the cruise-in, and several of these people had ignored the Mustang, he got all bent out of shape, started mumbling things under his breath, got in his car and left in a big huff!
It was PRICELESS! grinning smiley
To his credit, the Vette owner actually talked to me. eye popping 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: Corvairs on the Corvette Forum
Date: October 09, 2018 07:33AM

From a manufacturing standpoint the engineering and effort that went into a corvair during its production run far exceeded that of a corvette.

Corvette guys act snobby until a Porsche guy comes around and Porsche guys act snobby until they meet a Ferrari guy. I actually find my friends with exotics have a far greater appreciation for a Corvair then vette guys, I'm sure there are more then a few exceptions to the rule.

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