V8 Corvair Aluminum Engine Crown Conversion

Light weight crown conversion, rare 1959 aluminium GM block 283 Cu. In. Original owner!!

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1966 Corvair Corsa Coupe 455 Big Block Olds V8
Quick teaser clip of my recently reborn 1966 Corvair. I redesigned the rear suspension and supports and then upgraded from a tired 425 Olds V8 to a larger 455 big block Oldsmobile power package from an early Toronado. Video also shows my latest LED tail light upgrades in action.

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

1965 Corvair Corsa with a Crown Engineering V8 conversion
I have owned this car since the early 1980's. It was a lifetime dream to own and build this car. This car is beautiful. From a distance it appears as a stock Corvair with a few modifications. However, it is far from stock. This car is also not a luxury car. It is more in the lines of a race car for the street. The car has been driven less than 200 miles during my ownership. The body was completely restored about 10 years ago. The body panels were replaced with fiberglass panels. The only steel that remains on the car is the doors, rear cove, and roof. The wheel wells, trunk area and floors have all been done in aluminum. The engine is a small block Chevy from a 1966 Chevy II factory rated at 275 hp. The car has been sitting for a few years and does have a few small leaks. I did just replace the carburetors with new Holley 600 with vacuum secondaries. It has a Saginaw 4 speed. One last thing, It's FAST!

Turbo 1965 Corvair Corsa First Start, Fresh Restoration
This is the first startup of our recently restored '65 Chevy Corvair Corsa.