Mid-Engine Crown Corvair: Porsche Cayman Fighter - /BIG MUSCLE
• Chuck Rust
Wouldn't it have been great if the United States had one truly great
mid-engine sports car? I mean yes, there was the Ford GT40, Ford GT and of
course the Pontiac Fiero (that sucked though), but just imagine if American
manufacturers really had their act together and created something awesome.
Chuck Rust, the owner of this 1965 Corvair Crown V8, knew that the little
Chevy had great potential and that with A LOT of work (and some ingenuity),
it could be turn into something outstanding. This car is about fun,
performance and proving people wrong. It sounds outstanding, has some of
the best lines out there, and thanks to a little funky paint and graphic
work from its' owner, has a presence that few cars can match. One of the
most well balanced performers we've ever driven, this Corvair Crown had us
grinning from ear to ear from the first moment we turned the key.
Corvair car engine powered STOL airplane
This is a corvair auto conversion in the Zenair STOL CH 701 kit airplane
from Zenith Aircraft Co., built and flown with the help of flywithgus.com
of edgewater, florida.
V8 Corvette Engine Motorcycle
My neighbor brought this home last week from his work. I've seen these on
tv before but never a bike with an engine this big. The motorcycle is
idling fast it goes like 20 mph. I think he is trying to sell it.
Sexy 65 Corvair TV Commercial
Looks like the model's the one that's unsafe at any speed in this intro ad
for the redesigned '65 Corvair. Just imagine this one running on Bonanza in
the fall of '64.
And for the best drives in your classic Corvair, go to
http://www.weekenddriver.com/ ... the Weekend Driver website!
Scale Running Model Harley Panhead Engine by Ron Colonna
Bore: 1 5/16 in.
Stroke: 1 1/2 in.
Two Cylinder Four Cycle
No Castings Used
This engine was scratch built to a scale of 2/5ths or 40% of full size. The
bottom end was taken from a drawing of a Knuckelhead engine that I puchased
on e-bay. The top end was patterned after photos taken from e-bay of Harley
parts for sale. I also bought a Harley repair manual that helped with the
oil system. The crankcase was split into three sections instead of the
usual two for ease of machining. The ignition is solid state and I use a GM
coil which fires the two plugs simultaneously. Timing is advanced and
retarded with the timer body. Two rotating magnets fire a Hall effect
device at the proper times as per full sized points. The engine is large
enough to produce that lovely V-twin sound.
1960 Vespa 400 Microcar with Harley Davidson Sportster engine
The 1960 Vespa 400 Microcar that we put a '99 1200cc Harley Davidson
Sportster engine into is out and running under it's own power.
Wiring is complete. Interior is 2/3rds done. We still need to mount the
doors, make door panels, and a few odds and ends but....it runs and moves!!
More videos to come...
Ford V-8 motorcycle
I built this out of junk around the yard. drives very nice. See