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14 days ago
Allan Lacki
Good News! The Merchandise pages on the CORSA website are now working the way they should. You can again order Corvair Holiday Cards (and all other CORSA merchandise) online again. Go to www.corvair.org and, using the navigation menu, click on "Merchandise". :D
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16 days ago
Allan Lacki
Whoops! Our Merchandise pages on the CORSA website aren't working today (September 30) so you can't order CORSA Holiday Cards (or anything else for that matter) online. Our software experts have been notified and we'll get this fixed as soon as possible.:( Until we find the fix, please order CORSA merchandise by phone. Call Paul Bergstrom, our Executive Secretary, at 630/403-5010
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25 days ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Everybody, CORSA Holiday Cards are Now Available! Twenty cards and envelopes to a pack. Santa in a Corvair convertible with a big sack of gifts on the front, CORSA logo and QR code on the back. Inscription inside reads, "Oh what fun it is to ride! Happy Holidays." Printed on heavy semi-gloss white card stock. Price: $20 per pack plus shipping. Order yours today - you don't n
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5 weeks ago
Allan Lacki
Al Lane, You are exactly the kind of person who qualifies! CORSA is trying to attract people who have never ever joined CORSA before. Al Lacki
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5 weeks ago
Allan Lacki
A Free Incentive to Join the Corvair Society of America! CORSA is providing a great incentive for new members to join our club. If you have never been a member of CORSA before, this is for you. Between now and December 31, each new CORSA member will receive a free copy of Corvair Basics - a 190 page technical manual for anyone new to Corvairs or thinking about Corvair ownership. This book
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5 weeks ago
Allan Lacki
Corvair is the Marque @ VIR...Free Tickets (limited)! Here is a wonderful offer from Chuck Hellings, 65 Corsa owner and director of Sales and Marketing for Heacock Classic collector car insurance. Heacock is sponsoring the Heacock Classic Gold Cup at the Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA on Sept. 21-23. This is a vintage road racing event and the featured marque is the Chevy Cor
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6 weeks ago
Allan Lacki
And now, the Car Display results are out there on the CORSA website. All the results are contained in a single PDF file. Use the same link as shown in my preceding post. Again, you need to have a CORSA username and password to log in. Did you say you're not a member of CORSA? Then please join us! www.corvair.org :D
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6 weeks ago
Allan Lacki
With the exception of the Car Display, the results for all the 2018 CORSA Convention events are posted on the CORSA website. You can use the "CORSA News" link on the website or use the link below to find them. (Either way, you'll need to log in with your username and password): :)
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7 weeks ago
Allan Lacki
I got a copy of Richard Finch's "How to Keep Your Corvair Alive" back in 1988. Before that, I only did tune-ups and shock absorbers. His book gave me the confidence to work on my Corvair properly. His instructions for using jack stands probably kept me alive, never mind my Corvair!
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8 weeks ago
Allan Lacki
The schedule says that, on Saturday, 1:00pm-4:00pm, there will be a Road Tour. If anybody is looking for a navigator, I'll be happy to oblige! I'll be at the Homecoming.
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8 weeks ago
Allan Lacki
CORSA Members! Scores from the 2018 CORSA Convention are now available for viewing at our website. All events are accounted-for except the Car Display People’s Choice Awards: The easiest way to see them is to simply paste this URL into your browser: Alternatively, you can log on to the CORSA website at www.corvair.org and look for the “CORSA Convention 2018” page under “CORSA N
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2 months ago
Allan Lacki
NECC Motorsports - Coming up next - Saturday Sept 22 at Pocono! Our Pocono Raceway event is just over a month away! We're looking forward to having you join us as we return to Pocono, but this time to take on the North Course. Rather than tell you again about the North Course, we decided to show you with links to some hot laps there. Watch and then register for NECC's final event
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
No need to search any longer. The NHTSA reports from 1972 are available on the CORSA website. There are two of them. Here are links that will take you to them directly! Another service brought to you by the Corvair Society of America. (:D
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Ed Conto and Mark, Are you looking to purchase hardcopies of the 1963-1966 Corvair Communiques or just digital copies? As Danny Davis noted above, the Corvair Society of America has no plan to reprint them in hardcopy form. As a fellow CORSA Board member, I don't think there would be sufficient demand for them to justify the cost. You may be able to find a collector who would be will
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
Danny (1966-Corsa-GT-180) is right. The online CORSA archives go way back to the beginning and include copies of the earliest CORSA newsletters, CORSA Windmills, CORSA Quarterlies and Communiques. The archives even include Chevrolet Corvair Communiqués - 1963-66 and Corvair Club of America Newsletters - 1965-66. When you log in to the CORSA website at www.corvair.org, the navigation
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
GMoore mentioned that the Chevrolet Hall of Fame's website hasn't been updated in year, and he's right. I wish we - the Corvair Preservation Foundation - had the ability to update their website, but we don't own it and don't have access to fix it up. The owner of the Chevrolet Hall of Fame museum is aware of the situation and believes everybody uses Facebook instead of traditional websites,
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
I may be preaching to the choir here, but.... Don't use teflon tape to seal fuel line fittings. If the threads are clean and the flare seats (inside the fittings) are smooth, you should have no problem with leaks. Always use a flare nut wrench to tighten the fittings, not a regular open end wrench, and certainly don't use an adjustable wrench or pliers.
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3 months ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Travis, It may be vapor lock, i.e. fuel boiling in either your fuel lines or in the carb bowl. When you installed your rebuilt carburetors, did you remember to include the phenolic spacers under the carbs?
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4 months ago
Allan Lacki
Thanks for the photo, but I'm wondering what's significant about a Corvair in a car crash. Plenty of cars get squashed every day with people getting carried away in ambulances. Is there something special about the situation depicted here? (I see that the Corvair has a Spyder dash!)
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4 months ago
Allan Lacki
It's actually quite simple. Not every item exhibited by the CPF is owned by the CPF. Some items are owned by the CPF and some are not. Plenty of museums display items that are on loan to them. I may be wrong, but from what I gather, that fuel-injected Corvair engine was not really owned by the CPF even though it may have been exhibited in one of the prior Corvair museums (e.g. Richmond and Y
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4 months ago
Allan Lacki
Mike Stillwell wrote, "I’ve often wondered if it is the same FI motor that Chevrolet developed and was accidentally gifted to Don Garlits museum in Florida by the CPF." Update: Actually, that fuel injected engine was owned by a private individual, not the CPF.
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4 months ago
Allan Lacki
Mike Stillwell wrote, "I’ve often wondered if it is the same FI motor that Chevrolet developed and was accidentally gifted to Don Garlits museum in Florida by the CPF." The word "accidentally" is key. I was not on the Board back then, but I'm under the impression that the engine was to be loaned, not gifted. Unfortunately, the person who arranged the transaction did not proffer a loan ag
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4 months ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Kevin, Interestingly enough, Article XV of the by-laws allows either method to be used but does not indicate that either one is preferred. Here is what it says: Article XV: Amendments These By-Laws may be amended using the following procedure: The proposed changes must be presented in writing to the CORSA Board of Directors and a motion to present the changes to the general membership
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4 months ago
Allan Lacki
In addition to the belts, we'd need to manufacture special pulleys! hehehe.... Still, it begs the question, did the factory consider this idea? Does it make sense from an engineering perspective?
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4 months ago
Allan Lacki
It seems to me that a round belt, rather than a V-belt, would eliminate fan belt flipping. Quote: Heavy-duty round belt designed for demanding applications. These belts are designed for 1/4 turn or twisted drives where more than an O-ring is required. I wonder if the engineers at Chevrolet ever considered this.
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4 months ago
Allan Lacki
Dave Newell is in the process of writing an article about the Greenbrier show vehicle that Ed Cole donated to William Randolph Hearst. It's now owned by Patrick Skiver and Dave has done extensive research on it. Look for the article later this year - possibly November / December - in the CORSA Communique magazine.
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7 months ago
Allan Lacki
Hi Steve, Good work! A nice intro to the Valve Cover Racers!
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4 months ago
Allan Lacki
And, if you're into Facebook, we have plenty more pictures at the Corvair Society of America Facebook page. Check-out the photo album at :D
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4 months ago
Allan Lacki
Message from Sonny Balcaen, IECO The following message from Sonny Balcaen was read at the grand opening ceremony of the Corvair Museum. Sonny was the proprietor of Induction Engineering Company. During the 1960s and early 1970s, IECO offered a complete catalog of Corvair performance accessories which included several components of Sonny's own design, including the famous center-mount four-ba
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4 months ago
Allan Lacki
Quicky Report on the Museum Grand Opening. The Grand Opening of the new Corvair Museum on Saturday May 19 was a big success! A huge number of Corvair enthusiasts were there to commemorate this wonderful event. CPF/CORSA President Mike Hall was the master of ceremonies and Pam Cole cut the red ribbon to commemorate the event. Pam's dad Cecil Cole hand-assembled the first production prot
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