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Re: 'Snot a bolt, but tis a Chev
Jim Bow #1322023 Thu Aug 15 2019 11:45 PM
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Master Gabster
John, did you ever drive a VW van up Poly Highway? It is quite an experience, never the right gear.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
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Re: 'Snot a bolt, but tis a Chev
Jim Bow #1322025 Thu Aug 15 2019 11:51 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,161
ace skiver
A Corvan was the best-driving “work” vehicle that I owned during my misspent-youth/young-adulthood (69-75). When I had to move people, the 1954 Suburban was the vehicle of choice (and, the basis of many good stories).

John, I think your and I were the only Corvair Van/Truck supporters in a thread about Corvair trucks being Chevrolet trucks.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: 'Snot a bolt, but tis a Chev
Jim Bow #1322028 Fri Aug 16 2019 12:32 AM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 8,788
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Tim, not sure which thread you were referring to but my posts have always supported the little guys. Many hours working on them and driving the dickens out of them. Ralph Nader was wrong.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!

Re: 'Snot a bolt, but tis a Chev
Jim Bow #1322054 Fri Aug 16 2019 04:08 AM
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One of the most fun cars I ever had was a 66 Corvair with the Crown Engineering V8 kit in it. There were no American made radial tires at that time so I used Pirrelis along with ground effects, race shocks, big sway bars, air dams and foils, the works. 350hp 327 was plenty of juice but the 4sp shift set up was SLOW. I had a special quill shaft made up to withstand the torque. My $2500 Vair made several 40K Porsche drivers think they had wasted their money. Also had a Greenbriar van and a Rampside pickup. Pickup engine now powers a home built experimental airplane.


Evan
Re: 'Snot a bolt, but tis a Chev
John Milliman #1322056 Fri Aug 16 2019 04:19 AM
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Originally Posted by John Milliman
Tim, For the record, I have accepted Corvair trucks and vans as "Stovebolts" from the beginning. Air cooled rocks! I was a VW guy long before I got into Stovebolts ... smile


That is great news! I have a '65 Corvair Monza convertible in storage (a long story), and would buy a Rampside or Greenbriar at the drop of a hat! The problem is, I have to quit buying stuff until I find a shop to rent/buy...my garage and driveway are full!

-Kevin


This is what happens when you live with a house-full of women, the wife and daughters name all the cars:
1960 Impala - "Frankie" (Frank Sinatra)
1961 Apache - " 'Mater Jr." (wrecker)
1972 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Juliet"
1976 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Olaf"
1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce - "Romeo"
Re: 'Snot a bolt, but tis a Chev
Jim Bow #1322536 Mon Aug 19 2019 05:11 PM
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Posts: 4,562
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Unrepentant VW Lover
Tim, I think you are right wink. Air cooled is .. cool. Although, I do prefer 4 cylinders and tweeter pipes -- As God intended.

Ron -- Never drove a Type 2 on the Pali. Have driven a Type 1 over both the Pali *and* the Like like ("Leeky Leeky") many times. Going up was always more nerve wracking than coming down as you knew gravity would get you home (or to Honolulu...) if it quit smile. The Bug was always the car to take to the Pali lookout as the thieves would respect it as kamaʻaina and break into the rental cars wink


John
"There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes..."


'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: 'Snot a bolt, but tis a Chev
Jim Bow #1325066 Fri Sep 06 2019 05:36 AM
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Posts: 116
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Shop Shark
Great find, Jim!
The front view of that rig looks very much like a UPS truck, or a USPS truck with the top cut off.
I had a '63 pickup with that had the ramp side gate. It had twin turbo, but was still pretty gutless. A cool rig, just the same. Kinda wished I had kept it.

Chris


'64 Chev C20 LWB stepside ( Ol'Blue )
[img]http://boltbucket.org/img/OlBlue-C20-badge-64x64.jpg[/img]
Re: 'Snot a bolt, but tis a Chev
Jim Bow #1325076 Fri Sep 06 2019 10:50 AM
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 6,800
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Master Gabster
Their reputation is true my brother in law is chasing oil leak after another. First the engine then the trans peed all over the garage . he goes too one or two shows a week sometimes 3. To much sun for me. I have already had 9 skin cancer surgerys. This weekend in KC. Will be a challenge to stay out of the sun.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
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