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Who Killed the Corvair?

Was it Ralph Nader? Bad publicity? General Motors? The muscle car? Larry Claypool, Corvair historian, explains his theory on the demise of the unique, rear-engined car at the Orphan Auto Picnic in August 2009.


 


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Corvair differential stripping under 6 mn, can you beat it ?
Here Rafman taking a 65 Corvair differential apart, for rebuilding. Check tools being used for this job. Notice, with the right tools and tunes, things can roll pretty easy. Sometimes it can be real difficult, I guess I lucked out, what a rush, yeah !





1965 Corvair vs. Mustang
This is a dealer training filmstrip provided to Chevy dealers to teach their salesmen how to sell the Corvair over the Mustang. Message or email me if you'd like to get this on a high resolution standard full screen DVD. Digital conversion and audio visual work © Tim Verthein 2009





1966 Corvair Corsa:A steal of a Deal (sometimes you can find a good buy!)
Purchased in June, here is a classic 140 hp Corvair that required minimal restoration costs and IS a good investment. The engine, rebuilt in 1985, has only 5-10K on it and runs like new. Restoration was less than $700 for some interior rips. The paint job is adequate and uniform, the lower side panels are very glossy but the hoods over time have lost their gloss top coating. On the highway, the car has a very solid feel to it and drives straight as an arrow. It was made in LA and has no serious rust issues.





Car & Driver look back on the Corvair





Tuning the Corvair Engine _ Part 1
Corvair Tune Up Part 1. This is part 1





'62 Corvair Rampside part 2
This was shot in 1997 in southern Illinois for my "Old Trucks" video series.





Last Year Corvairs!!!
All colors...





CORVAIR PROTOTYPE ENGINES
This was on display at the Pierce-Arrow Musuem..as I attended a gathering of Corvair enthusiasts..





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.





Corvair Valve Service & Adjustment
Corvair Valve Service & Adjustment filmstrip describing head removal , valve servicing and reassembly and adjustment. Don't miss the closing !





Corvair Engine Rebuild
A Corvair Engine is put together





1962 Corvair Rampside
Custom Corvair Rampside





Corvair engine tuning done , purring like a lion !
Here Rafman at Rafee Corvair in the Heartland , just got done with another engine, ready to install. Listen to it roar !!!





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!





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





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1963 Chevrolet Corvair : 12.715 @ 107.370
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1965 Chevrolet Corvair monza: 14.600 @ 95.020
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1966 Chevrolet Corvair Sandrail: 14.710 @ 86.650
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1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Turbo coupe: 14.960 @ 96.040
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1968 Chevrolet Corvair 500: 15.340 @ 92.060
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1965 Chevrolet Corvair corsa coupe: 17.620 @ 76.680
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