1965 Corvair V6 3800 S/C

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1965 Corvair V6 3800 S/C

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See the latest progress via YouTube on my 1965 Corvair using a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP as my donor car. Click https://youtu.be/0wrSyS3A2HI


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:welcome2: :wave: Welcome to the Corvair Forum!

Thanks for posting your great project video. I updated your post with the actual video embedded, and located Part 1 (shown below).

Keep up the good work and please continue to post updates! :tu: :clap:

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Took the liberty of Photoshopping a logo on the engine for a title slide.
3.8L (231) SFI SUPERCHARGED V6 3800 SERIES II
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240 @ 5200 RPM
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280 @ 3200 RPM


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Impressive fabrication work and the fit looks great. Can you share a about your wheel size and tires?

I see from your first video that you have a whole new rear subframe and suspension. Did you make any changes to the front suspension?

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I used everything I could from the donor car (1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP). The Pontiac front subframe mounting points were modified but the rear is stock. I fabricated the front frame supports using 3x5 tubing and in the rear 2x3. Eliminated the Mcpherson struts by making an upper control arm bolted to the Corvair subframe. I used Aldan American coil over shocks attached to a welded mount on the bottom Pontiac lower A arm and attached the upper shock to the stock Corvair location. The Pontiac being a FWD setup, I used its rear adjustable torsion bars, cut them to size and attached them to the steering knuckles to eliminate the steering. The front suspension is a rack and pinion unit with Corvair modified steering arms to achieve proper Ackerman geometry, disc brakes and the Pontiac steering wheel.
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mleebert wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:25 pm
Impressive fabrication work and the fit looks great. Can you share a about your wheel size and tires?

I see from your first video that you have a whole new rear subframe and suspension. Did you make any changes to the front suspension?
Wheels and tires - wheels are 7 1/2 by 17 are from a 2005 Ford Town car and the tires are 215/45/17 .

I've changed tires and rims to 8 1/2 x 17 rims and 225/45/17 tires. I've also updated the front suspension with rack and pinion and Aldan American coil over shocks.
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This is an update on my build. Go to https://youtu.be/onZsgH6iBeI

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:ty: :coolphotos:

Looking forward to future updates! That should be a mean machine when it is finished.


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Thanks for letting me take a ride in your fantastic car!
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Here's the the latest - 1965 Corvair GTP Part 5 on youtube. https://youtu.be/DSAXrZ0e_DI

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