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Re: give me some feedback

Unread post by bbodie52 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:49 am

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There is so much about this Corvair that screams "FAST RACE CAR!!" The massive tires and wheels, the fuel fill mod, the color... and then... Powerglide???

It is something of an unfinished symphony... a composition of different elements... with one that doesn't fit in...
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Re: give me some feedback

Unread post by 2aftercannonball » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:49 am

It's Ok, don't lose sleep over it! This is just a fun little commuter car with a cool twist. Yes, it has a powerglide for now........

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Unread post by toytron » Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:46 am

She is a beauty

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Re: give me some feedback

Unread post by bbodie52 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:48 am

:tu: :tu: :tu:

Actually, I like the look of the car... but since you asked for some feedback, I couldn't resist taking a poke at you. I had never seen a Corvair with that fuel filler treatment, and it came out pretty good! A real attention grabber! The red with black accents is also dramatic and tasteful, and of course the tires and wheels make a severe statement!

I have heard that some who race Corvairs in autocross events actually prefer the Powerglide transmission. It is solid and pretty bulletproof, and I've heard it can be helpful in obtaining better track times, since the driver can focus on power, steering and braking, and doesn't have to be distracted with constantly stirring the manual transmission.

Keep up the great work! ::-):
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Re: give me some feedback

Unread post by 2aftercannonball » Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:50 pm

This is my son's car. He came home this summer with ambitions to do a quick paint job. As with all our projects, it turns into a "Why don't we do this". For next summer he has talked about brake upgrades and engine/trans swaps. We'll see what comes about next year. Thanks for posting.

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Unread post by lostboy » Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:27 pm

Nothing wrong with powerglides. Some of the fastest Toyota supras ever run them as do other cars.


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Unread post by 2aftercannonball » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:20 pm

Just sold at Barrett-Jackson for $23,000. Not bad

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Unread post by toytron » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:22 am

Cannonball, you sold that sweet looking vair?!?!

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Re: give me some feedback

Unread post by Trip » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:04 am

bbodie52 wrote:
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:49 am
Conflicting Statements.jpg There is so much about this Corvair that screams "FAST RACE CAR!!" The massive tires and wheels, the fuel fill mod, the color... and then... Powerglide???

It is something of an unfinished symphony... a composition of different elements... with one that doesn't fit in...
A Corvair with a powerglide combined with a turbo has proven to be a hot ticket for drag racing... unless you have to wait too long for the christmas tree and it gets too hot.
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