Corvair of the Year 2012

1960-1964 & 1965-1969 Corvair of the Year
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1960-1964 & 1965-1969 Corvair of the Year.
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Poll ended at Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:49 pm

JANUARY - 1965 MONZA COUPE: CRAZY GEORGE HERTLEIN
23
24%
FEBRUARY - 1965 CORSA CONV 180: JON & CHRISTINE BUCK
2
2%
MARCH - 1960 700 COUPE: ROBERT JENNINGS
14
15%
APRIL - 1965 MONZA 95: ED BARTLETT
4
4%
MAY - 1965 MONZA COUPE 140: JASON CARNS
8
8%
JUNE - 1961 LAKEWOOD: RALF VERHEES
20
21%
JULY - 1960 700 COUPE: CYNTHA KOREC
5
5%
AUGUST - 1966 CORSA CONV: BRAD BODIE
9
9%
SEPTEMBER - 1965 CORSA COUPE 140: NORM WITTE
7
7%
OCTOBER - 1965 MONZA COUPE 110: REIDMIER
3
3%
 
Total votes: 95

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jennirw
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Re: Corvair of the Year 2012

Post by jennirw »

JUST ONE BIG QUESTION - HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE DRIVEN YOUR CORVAIR DAILY AND PUT OVER 12,000 MILES ON IT THIS YEAR? Many of them at 70+ mph on expressways. I don't think the 80 hp powerglide is that bad a combination - in my opinion it beats a turbo for daily driving. Good low speed torque, no need to rev engine. I have owned and driven daily all engines & trans except the 140 hp, I immeaditaly sold them at a profit whenever I purchased one.
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Re: Corvair of the Year 2012

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ctryewe wrote:But if Rob needs a hornet nest, this one is empty, I'll save it for TikiRalf , let me fine a sleeping nest for Rob........ :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: CG :guitar:
a hornet nest ??......

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhhhh..... run :helpsos:



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Re: Corvair of the Year 2012

Post by TikiRalf »

Ow by the way need 2 more votes :-)

PLEASE :sad5: <--- looks realy cute now

hahaha

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Crazy George
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Re: Corvair of the Year 2012

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:wave: :guitar: :wave: Say TikiRalf, got the awsome pictures, Tell Dad I'll bring the Moose burger..... I quess I need one more empty nest... How do you want yours delivered Tiki, shipping container or Air Mail.. I'll send Robs in a flat rate box :rolling: :wave: be back later....... CG :guitar: :not worthy:

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ctryewe wrote::wave: :guitar: :wave: Say TikiRalf, got the awsome pictures, Tell Dad I'll bring the Moose burger..... I quess I need one more empty nest... How do you want yours delivered Tiki, shipping container or Air Mail.. I'll send Robs in a flat rate box :rolling: :wave: be back later....... CG :guitar: :not worthy:
Dad would love to taste the Moose burger, maybe some day ::-): hahaha

and eeeh cant they fly any more hahahaha :rolling: Hornet Air Mail


Talk to you soon, and send some more pics, did you get my adres and phonenumber ??

oke i'll go to work now :zzzz: hahahaha :tongue:

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Re: Corvair of the Year 2012

Post by bbodie52 »

:angry: ::-):

I guess my comments about EM Corvairs and targeting Caveman Corvairs in particular really stirred up a hornet's nest, based on the earlier rebuttal. I hope the fact that I was joking and pulling the Caveman leg wasn't taken too seriously! We all know what it takes to restore, maintain, and drive a 40-50 plus year-old classic Corvair. They were designed for a 10-15 year lifespan, yet these aging engines are even used in aircraft! Pretty good!
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NOT CORVAIR POWERED!! :whoa:

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With regard to the European Lakewood Corvair, can you ship a hornet's nest to Europe? :dontknow:
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Re: Corvair of the Year 2012

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:assault: I know I sent ya pm you must of be :zzzz: in the reply , But Rob knows were playing around. :guitar: I sure hope he does.. :fingerscrossed: I know he has considered the hornet nest. :think: He would rather have it overnight instead :rolling: Besides, I don't see any one other than a few getting in there to draw interesting fun. :dontknow: We are cheap humor presently.....I like them pictures above. As for driving that many miles , that is nothing but awsome. :tu: No I cant say that.... But sorry , no corvair is going to hall my excavator.... Lead me to another question , we have no expressway in Cornville , some highways and alot of logging roads.....Maybe :eek: ROB you may be the lucky one to sample our jerky???????
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Up early this morning processing......Or we can offer the winner a picture of Ronnie and I for kicks
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Now keep in mine, this is not your new dart board, take a number and wait in line.....This all works in braining and promoting involvement an votings....hopefully my tempory engine goes in today :pray: and I am up north trapping a few days and give you guys a brake :not worthy: :not worthy: Also My adopted son ED with the hard knocks burnt 64, lost a tire off his car and waiting to report his damage so I may be involved more with him.....How about lets hearing from some others in here... :pray: So I hope we keep up the progress :tu: and get more voters in here........... :wave: :wave: CG :clap:
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Re: Corvair of the Year 2012

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:doh: I don't think Customs would pickup on the Hornet nest unless it was Hot :angry: :angry: renters inside. :guitar: CG

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IF YOU ARE GOING TO SEND ME A LIVE BEES NEST - MAKE IT A HONEY BEE NEST INSTEAD OF A HORNETS NEST - THAT WOULD BE SWEET My apoligies to Rafee Corvair.
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Re: Corvair of the Year 2012

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:wave: If you rather, let me check with my neightbor, he has honey bee hives..... But I would of thought you would want some Moose Jerky and the wonderful picture of me. (I had to cut off my beard and flat top for my wife) :sad5: :sad5: Now its pretty cold now..... I keep her happy with me farming corvairs out back..... :clap: CG

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Crazy - I used to "farm" Studebakers on my 1/3 acre lot and a few Corvairs. But that was in the 1970's.
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Re: Corvair of the Year 2012

Post by bbodie52 »

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Jerky! You are supposed to eat that????? I thought it was a bucket of Corvair gasket material. It might work well to seal a leaky oil pan! Just drill or punch a few bolt holes.
::-): :puke:
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Cornville, Maine. Only 53 miles from the big city in Bangor. I used to be stationed at Hanscom AFB, near Boston, after I returned from Korea in 1977-1980, and then went to Germany. Always had at least one Corvair with us at all times. In Germany we had two -- both 1965 Corsas (one convertible and one coupe). See pictures below...

Anyway, my wife and I always loved New England, and hope to start a cross-country trip next summer with a journey to New England as the first leg of our trip from North Carolina in our 1966 Corsa convertible (I hope it does well in this Corvair of the Year competition. A win might help our Corsa to "feel better" about that long cross-country trip that's coming up!)

Maybe you can suggest some places in New England and Canada to visit with our Corvair. Parts of Maine? New Brunswick? Nova Scotia? Take a ferry boat to Newfoundland?

After we finish in the northeast we plan to press-on to Michigan for the CORSA convention, and then on to the Dakotas, Utah, Idaho, Washington, British Columbia, then south to Oregon and California, to San Diego via the Pacific Coast Highway, and then return east via Route 66. Another Corvair "daily driver"! We will be 60 and the Corvair will be 47. I hope we make it! I'm even considering putting a hitch on the Corsa for towing a small motorcycle trailer, so I can ride the motorcycle in some of these areas when we visit!
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Re: Corvair of the Year 2012

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:eek: WOW :eek: LOVE THAT HERD OF STUDE'S :clap: :clap: :clap: THATS NEAT , I LOVE IT :cool: NOW LETS GET TO THE JERKY. YOU GOT MY WIFE AND I DOWN RIGHT LAUGHING. :tu: THATS THE HUMOR WE NEED.. BUT I HAVE TO TELL YA, TO MAKE THESE INTO GASKETS , THESE WOULD BE VERY VERY EXPENSIVE GASKETS. :02: :02: OUR OWN NUMBER ONE BEEF (HUNG 935 LBS.)
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AND MOOSE (LEGAL) IN ELEVEN YEARS....BEING DRAWN. THE PREPARATION ,TIME MMMMMM I HAVE TO GET A PIECE...... LETS SEE WHO THE WINNER IS , SOME JERKY MAY BE IN A FLAT RATE BOX IN THERE FUTURE........I AM JUST THE ODD WAY . SO GET THEM VOTES IN.. cg
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I still think the jerky would make good gasket material. It kept the herd from leaking, didn't it? :whoa:

Maybe you could list that jerky in Clark's catalog as emergency rations to keep in the trunk in case of a Corvair breakdown. But then... we all know that Corvairs seldom, if ever break down! ::-): :tu:
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:tu: Good one , we must of been typing the same time. When I left Seymour Johnson in 79 to Loring Maine, I was force to sell my 66 corsa (my teen car, first car was stolen) we could not afford to move the maine with the car. She had a Cuda hood scoop on the rear , made a ram duct , 10 inch offset ss cragars on the rear with H-50 mickys on her with camaro air shocks four in one with 4 barrel.... if you see her down there :think: I had painted her rally green with kelly green metal frake.. I would love to find that car...any one.. You can always stop in Cornville and may be follow to the convention if things work out... Our Choc Lab a month ago came from Williamston N.C. over a month ago , You could of save me air cost and come visit Maine :banghead: that dog took me away from my corvair parts...... :sad5: So as for a daily driver, I think so... but you need more votes , so what you need to do is ask the other 2000 or so to please consider voting and join the fun....... :clap: :wave: :wave: :tongue: CG

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