66 VAIR-8 Project

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New location
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Re: 66 VAIR-8 Project

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Man you guys in Phoenix got it going...I may need to move back there when I am younger. ::-):
, alot of cool Corvair stuff going on in the valley.
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We got the cross member modified and back into car. Much better clearance.
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Re: 66 VAIR-8 Project

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hrm2k wrote:It looks great !!!!
I was wondering as to the leg room. It looks like the water pump / accessory section is actually in front of the door jam. How much room will you have for seats and your legs ?
Here are pictures with me and leg room. Am quite happy with amount of room. I like to sit high and up on the steering wheel. Plenty of leg room to move around.
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Side view with engine
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Re: 66 VAIR-8 Project

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Help me select a new license plate for my car. These are available to pick from. :dontknow:
My car has a 350 and my dads a 283.

My pick 350VAIR. What do you guys think?

350VAIR 350CORV
283VAIR 283CORV
VAIR350 CORV350
VAIR283 CORV283
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Re: 66 VAIR-8 Project

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We have a local guy with a crown conversion. He sits about the same as you. I'm glad you are happy with your leg room. I moved my floors forward about 10 inches ( got rid of the gas tank ) and I would still like a little more room. The engine is dressed great. good luck with the rest of the build

My vote vote is for the 350vair

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Finally able to post some progress. We been working on the rear of the car. We installed all newly painted parts with new bushings & bolts. New adjustable shocks and our new disc brake components. We still need to run brake lines.
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These pictures completed rear drive components. Newly painted springs & drive shafts.
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More pictures
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Re: 66 VAIR-8 Project

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:goodpost: :coolphotos:

Hard to believe four months have passed since your last update! Great photos! Do you have any timetable estimates for the rest of the project? :tu:
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Nice work!
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Down on all fours. Temporary rims & tires. Still a long ways to go.
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Re: 66 VAIR-8 Project

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the body is really straight...........looking forward to seeing a driving video

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Re: 66 VAIR-8 Project

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Man... all you guys and your 8 cylinders and my 6 are still parked 2200 miles away in Utah!

Charles does your vair sit high on the springs or is it the picture?
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Re: 66 VAIR-8 Project

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Not much progress going on right now. Am in middle of packing for a move, still staying in AZ. Plus it's been over a 109 degrees outside.
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