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Harley with a Chevy Corvair engine is a Kick

A Harley without an engine and an air cooled corvair engine. Could I make them fit together? I built this one of a kind motorcycle over 15 years ago. It is a kick start only and still runs great.


 


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380 horsepower Corvair engine
A short look at the 2 HP per cubic inch normally aspirated Corvair





Harley Corvair Features for the Gearhead
Several people asked about details of the power train. Here it is with a ride at the end.





The Corvair in Action (1960) Chevrolet Advertising Film
Promotional film for the controversial Chevrolet Corvair.





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.





Mid-Engine Crown Corvair: Porsche Cayman Fighter - /BIG MUSCLE
Owner: • 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.





Jay Leno & Corvairs | Vintage Snowmobiles: HCCTV
In the latest episode of HCCTV, we make the most of winter in our vintage snowmobile ride along, then discuss Corvairs with Jay Leno. For more visit http://www.hagerty.com





Corvair Engine Rebuild
A Corvair Engine is put together





corvair engine test run
got it painted, the firing order corrected new, plugs, cap rotor points dwell adjusted, fresh oil new oil filter, freshend up and greased starter, and painted the tin, this is the product, still have to sort out the carbs but it runs! need to rebuild the other carb and turbo and Exhaust then their going on it but thatll be a while





Lincoln Zephyr Flathead V12 Motorcycle
Lincoln Zephyr Flathead V12 Motorcycle built by Dale Olson at Olsons V-8s.





Scale Running Model Harley Panhead Engine by Ron Colonna
V-Twin Panhead Ignition: Spark 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.





1965 Corvair coupe
I really like what this owner has done to this Corvair! Notice the center console housing all the gauges you wish you had as original equipment. Upholstery and paint are perfect! The engine compartment is a perfect example of the care and sense of beauty that this owner must have!





Ford V-8 motorcycle
I built this out of junk around the yard. drives very nice. See www.arvimotors.com.





Ford Falcon Vs Chevrolet Corvair " No Contest" 1959 Vintage
A filmstrip by Ford comparing the falcon to the Corvair . Vintage 1959 and extremely rare until now.





Corvair engine build part 1
Corvair Hot Rod Engine Build, Part 1





the blue max!
a V8 motorcycle built in 1976! still runs fine.




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