Road Candy 65 Corsa 140

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GasDaddy140
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Road Candy 65 Corsa 140

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:28 pm

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Road Candy 65 Corsa 140-
Drove it this weekend. Got 2nd gear scratch, took it to 4500 rpm in 1st, hit Hwy 101. Sure is a beauty!
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Alan Duquette
Rohnert Park, CA
"When in doubt...Hit the gas!" A.J. Foyt.

1965 Corvair Corsa (field find) Project
1971 Dodge Sportsman "shorty" 318 van
2015 Nissan Juke S

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2019! Road Candy 65 Corsa 140

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:09 pm

Well finally, good news! I confirmed with the CA DMV this morning that I'll have a JAN 2019 Registration sticker in the mail this week!
This 1965 Corvair Corsa that was decaying in a West Sacramento field for decades-is resurrected.
Albeit there is still a lot of fun work to do.
I'm going to be driving my Corvair.

Baby Got Back.
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Alan Duquette
Rohnert Park, CA
"When in doubt...Hit the gas!" A.J. Foyt.

1965 Corvair Corsa (field find) Project
1971 Dodge Sportsman "shorty" 318 van
2015 Nissan Juke S

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Re: Road Candy 65 Corsa 140

Unread post by gnrand » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:12 am

Very nice project. What an accomplishment to finally get it on the road.
Jeff
1965 140 Corsa
1968 140 Monza convertible 4 speed
1965 Corsa Convertible
1966 Crown V8
1986 Buick GN V6 600hp

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Re: Road Candy 65 Corsa 140

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:29 am

Hi Jeff and thank You!
Feels pretty darn good to tool the Corvair around the last couple of days and see want happens :) Getting the engine running good on my garage work-table after the rebuild was very motivating for me.

Drove it to work this morning!
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Alan Duquette
Rohnert Park, CA
"When in doubt...Hit the gas!" A.J. Foyt.

1965 Corvair Corsa (field find) Project
1971 Dodge Sportsman "shorty" 318 van
2015 Nissan Juke S

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Running Good! Road Candy 65 Corsa 140

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:00 am

Hi Corvairs!
My reanimated 65 Corsa 140 is running good! I've probably put about 150 miles on it and it's peppier than I expected! I punched it to 4500 rpm in 1st gear and grabbed a quick 2nd gear change enough times to feel like parts aren't going to fall off. I've also wondered about a fire behind me. But, not as yet. :clap: This Wednesday I'll be dropping it off at Big-O for a four wheel alignment, and as I'm running 15 x 7" rear steelies I plan on having the rear camber set near to zero so that the tires stand up nice. They're pretty negative right now. The old guy that I spoke with on the phone actually owned a Corvair! I'm certain that "Millennial" grease-monkeys would screw it up. I'm bringing the Chevrolet alignment specifications with me.

As I still don't have a working speed-O, who knows how fast I tooled up and down Highway 101, but I did not slow down traffic and I passed some cars just for fun! I've bought a new-used dash on eBay with about 53,000 miles showing on the speedometer so I'm hoping that it works when it shows up.

And, man have I attracted some attention on the roads! People have followed me and talked to me thru their opening windows at the lights. And hot-chicks are thinking about me, I think.

I'm pretty cool now. :tu:
Alan Duquette
Rohnert Park, CA
"When in doubt...Hit the gas!" A.J. Foyt.

1965 Corvair Corsa (field find) Project
1971 Dodge Sportsman "shorty" 318 van
2015 Nissan Juke S

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Re: Road Candy 65 Corsa 140

Unread post by County98 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:39 am

Pretty awesome! You're doing great job and curious to see how your alignment goes!
Cheers!

-Shayne
Lawton, OK

'66 Corsa work in progress
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