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Old 09-18-2016, 08:04 PM
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1965 Corvair Corsa

Here is the latest addition to my collection, this one makes three.

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Old 09-18-2016, 08:50 PM
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Three Corvairs? Gee, you must have a really oily driveway!
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:53 PM
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Good One! Only under the new one, the others are leak tight.

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Old 09-18-2016, 08:57 PM
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Nice! is it a 140 with 4 carborators?

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Old 09-18-2016, 09:33 PM
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It is JR

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Old 09-18-2016, 09:50 PM
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I was just teasing a bit, it's a very nice looking car!
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Old 09-18-2016, 10:48 PM
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That's OK Eric, maybe only a Corvair guy would see the humor in your comment and without a doubt I get it!
It is a pretty sweet little ride and has lots of get up and go.

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Old 09-18-2016, 11:20 PM
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So what's the fix? different material for the pushrod tube o-rings? Silicone sealer everywhere? or just good luck?
Back in the day, I referred to my Corvairs affectionately as "Bow-legged road oilers"

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Old 09-18-2016, 11:35 PM
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Viton is the best for the O-rings, they don't turn to stone like the originals did. Aluminum oil pans to replace the flimsy tin oil pan. My 62 does not leak a drop ever! The 65 leaks like it was shot with a shotgun but I am working on that.
The big gag at the Corvair shows is to cut a piece of black plastic to look like an oil puddle and toss it under buddies engine and sit back and watch the reactions!

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Old 09-19-2016, 02:39 AM
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Nice little cars that Ralph Nader effectively put an end to.
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Old 09-19-2016, 07:02 AM
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Viton is the best for the O-rings, they don't turn to stone like the originals did. Aluminum oil pans to replace the flimsy tin oil pan. My 62 does not leak a drop ever! The 65 leaks like it was shot with a shotgun but I am working on that.
The big gag at the Corvair shows is to cut a piece of black plastic to look like an oil puddle and toss it under buddies engine and sit back and watch the reactions!

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Lol!

At least with those engines you'll never have to fix coolant leaks....I blew a heater hose on my lincoln a while back and the leak quest afterwards lead my to spending this weekend changing a rather leaky frost plug in a one of the most tricky places they put one (it just has to be the hardest one to reach that fails).
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Ah yes I remember it well...my first car was a '65 Corvair Corsa (with the 140 HP 4 carb engine, a buddy at the time had the 180 turbo which was troublesome.) The memories... laying under the rear end, replacing those leaky push rod tube O-rings and valve cover gaskets so I wouldn't get smoked out using the heater!

Nice one btw Gregb!
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Ah yes I remember it well...my first car was a '65 Corvair Corsa (with the 140 HP 4 carb engine, a buddy at the time had the 180 turbo which was troublesome.) The memories... laying under the rear end, replacing those leaky push rod tube O-rings and valve cover gaskets so I wouldn't get smoked out using the heater!

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Old 09-19-2016, 12:13 PM
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Nice little cars that Ralph Nader effectively put an end to.
That Ralph Nader is a douchebag! He never drove a car in his life, but could condemn a car. I fail to realize the logic!
He wrote a book on what he read or heard. Real experience in an area, like in our hobby is all that counts. Hands on experience.
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Old 09-19-2016, 12:59 PM
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If Nader ever had to drive a car in deep snow he might have changed his mind...My dad tells the story of how during one of the more epic blizzards in Chicago in the late 60's-early 70's when not even the trains were moving due to deep snow his parent's Corvair was able to drive to the L-train station pick up folks and get them where they needed to be.
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