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About corsa1948

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  1. CorsaTurbo180USA - Robert Gold's 1961 Lakewood 700 Hello all, This is our third "feature presentation" of Corvairs owned by members of Corvairs of New Mexico , a chartered CORSA (Corvair Society of America) now in our 37th year based in Albuquerque, NM. Approximately once a month, I feature one of our members cars in addition to my own on my website. This is a way to showcase and show off what we have here in our state. Every year and model is represented in ownership in our club. It's also a way to let you know what's going on in our region. This June 3-5, we continue the annual "Tri-State Corvair Meet" in beautiful Red River, New Mexico. This is a chance for clubs from Colorado, Utah and New Mexico to gather and celebrate our interest in these unique American automobiles. If you would like to attend, please know that there is another big car show event in Red River the same weekend and it is not too early to book a room or campsite space. So, thanks for stopping by and please click on this link to view the latest featured Corvair: CorsaTurbo180USA - Robert Gold's 1961 Lakewood 700 Larry Yoffee (Membership-CNM)
  2. John, I know of, ofcourse ebay and craigslist. I should mention that we have some nice "rust free " 4 door w/PG Corvairs that are or may be for sale here in Albuquerque. There's always the added expense of shipping but sometimes it actually works out to be cheaper in the long run when you're starting with a car that doesn't need body work. Let me know if you need further assitance. Larry
  3. Larry- you're right and once anyone re-installed with vitons , you were done with it for a very long time. Biggest issue for some is just re-adjusting the valves and getting that right. Larry
  4. Beautiful 1965 convertible and beautiful BC setting. Is that a Canadian built Corvair? My truck camper is BC built . Think they're out of business now-Kelowna area It's a Vanguard. John_Maine. One really interesting part of your story was that your local dealership didn't want to work on your 64 Corvair unless you bought it there. How times have changed? But, I think, the truth is that alot of dealerships were not properly prepared to work on them and one example was when O-rings went out and mechanics went to replace them-think aluminum heads, well everything except the piston barrels was aluminum, they often screwed them up if they removed the head and they'd warp the heads due to overtightening the bolts. I heard that a lot of dealerships farmed the work out to porche or vw shops. But what a studid business decision. Most dealerships make most of their money on servicing and repairs. Where in Maine are you? I was born in Dover, NH near the the Maine seacoast border.
  5. Yes. I found it on on the forum titled " Corvairs Down Under?" and there's are pics to go with it. Check it out 60electra225. Corvair Center :: Corvair Center Forum
  6. Ever see a 455 from a Tornado in the engine compartment of a Corvair? I have. My experience with Corvairs started in 1965 now known as LM (late model-65-69) I have heard about early models and fumes and assume , like you, many others experienced the same thing. But personally, I don't know. I can see some minor gear box , dashboard, automatic shifter gas pedal etc. everthing escept the sun visors challenges but agree that Corvairs would be amongst the easiest to convert to right hand drive and I know that there is a thread about that with pics on and I need to search that.
  7. Hello 60Electra225, Very interesting. I recall hearing of Tatra's many years ago but frankly had forgotton about them . Your reply to my post made do a goodle search . Fascinating history of this company and various vehicle produced over the last 100 + years. Amazing. Also spotted a Tatra concept car I liked very much. Anyway, as a Corvair owner and enthusiast, of course I would highly encourage you to help keep this important automobile alive . I recently ran across a post featuring someone who was converting a late model Corvair convertible to right hand drive but don't recall where that was . It may have been a post on I need to back and check. Thanks very much for chiming in and mentioning your Tatra. It's been fun reading about them and how historically important they are. Larry-Albuquerque, New Mexico USA
  8. Bob, Thanks unfortunate that your chapter disbanded. Corvairs of New Mexico celebrates it's 37th year this year and as membership chair, I intend to work hard to bring new and younger member into it. Plan on doing a lot more higher profile events as it starts to warm up . Thanks for chiming in . You got an interesting eclectic collection. Larry
  9. Bob, Very nice 1965 Monza. Do you have a CORSA chapter club that you're involved with? If you have been to my website , I would invite you to do so. In addition to mine, I am starting to feature other club members cars. About one a month from Corvairs of New Mexico. CorsaTurbo180USA - Our Feature Presentation Several pages to view. Well, you've had a lot more Corvairs than I have. It's a good thing I simply don't have room for more than two.
  10. I think that, in the final analysis, the market changed, GM could see it coming with the mustang coming on strong and Shelby getting ivolved with the GT350 etc. It's not that they were paying attention -think 64 GTO, but from everything I read , GM got raked over the coals by congress for some lying and indescretions and wantd to spite Nader and appear to not have him win. But I think the main reason was that the world had changed and afterall the Corvair was expensive to build, shared very parts with others Chev. products and the winds had changed. I had those trombones on my first 65 that I bought in 1968. Bouth them from JC wWhitney I think. What a sweet exhaust note. Still available through Clarks Corvair. I would love to drop a 140 in my 66 Monza but I want to keep the A/C and need low compression heads for that. For the #'s matching 110 will stay.
  11. Well, Ralphie boy probably never drove my 1965 turbocharged Corvair Corsa . He would have found it to be a kick in the pants which is exactly what someone should have done to him. It's not his fault. His mommy made him.
  12. Thank you John_Maine. I couldn't agree more. I have been a fan of the late model Corvairs since we bought one in my senior HS year in 1965. If you are a fan of 63-67 Corvettes you can thank the designers of the Monza GT which in my opinion morphed into the 68+ Stingrays. These are clearly found on late model Corvairs and for my money the latest verion of the Camaro. Anyway, thanks for sharing your story and interest in one of the most important American automobiles ever mass produced. Again, please check out my website for more great examples: here is a link; CorsaTurbo180USA - Our Feature Presentation
  13. Thanks Dave, I'll save this email and who knows, maybe we'll pass that way . Thanks, Larry
  14. Dave, You've got some great stories. Hope this doesn't offend you but usually when I've seen a Crosley, it's been at the top of a pole advertizing an auto repair. Seriously. I'm here in Albuquerque, New Mexico and invite you to click on this link: CorsaTurbo180USA - Our Feature Presentation to view some of our Corvairs. I'm still working on getting more pics up of other members cars . Every month I will feature a car from our chartered club , Corvairs of New Mexico , now in it's 37th year and my car (s) can be viewed on the page called "In the Beginning" . I would also invite you to comment on the guest page if you care to. Thank you for the invitation . We are traveling to Delaware in August. Our first stop to visit friends and then on up to points north and Quebec and I'm sure we'll pass through Pa. Where are you located? If it's not too far off the beaten path, we might just stop by to view your collection. Let me also extend an invitation to you should you find yourself in New Mexico. Contrary to what many people seem to think, you do not need a passport to visit us. Larry
  15. Thanks Dave A, Actually , I had never heard of an Eshelman golden Eagle. Ran your post on forum and got some interesting answers and info. It created an interesting thread. So thanks for you story and info. The only thing that surprized me was that you had a 65 Monza that had a three speed. Every 65 Monza" I ever saw had a 4 sp . Perhaps it was special ordered to save money or a re-badged Corvair 500 which would have had a factory 3 sp. Anyway, very interesting. Thanks. Crosley's huh! Just saw something recently about the Crosley community here -quite a dedicated group.