[V8Vairs]Darrell Dean built v8

George Jones bubblehd at excite.com
Thu Jun 22 21:17:16 EDT 2006


Thanks for the link. This gives me a little more insight into the engineering behind this car. To answer your questions, yes, I have driven one other V8 Corvair and it was a Kelmark conversion. Like the Kelmark, this one is a brute to drive.

I had a little difficulty with the shifter (short throw), it feels a little clunky (!?!). The power rack & pinion really needs the power steering pump, or the steering wheel needs to be a little larger. In motion, it's not bad, but slow speed turns are a real B!?tch. I've got to do something about the water pump (probably remote electric) to gain a little leg room. The water pump pulley will contact the seat back if you hit the breaks hard. There seems to be some binding in the suspension/drivetrain somewhere when accelerating hard. All in all, the car definately needs a little sorting out. There will need to be some electrical work done.

I haven't taken physical possession of the car yet (probably next week), so I can't confidently speak to the handling under acceleration yet. I didn't notice anything quirky while on the test drive (other than the whole car, that is!)

George Jones
'65 Monza V8
'66 Corvair Custom

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Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 14:53:17 EDT
Subject: Re: [V8Vairs]Darrell Dean built v8

In a message dated 6/22/2006 11:27:25 AM Pacific Daylight Time, azcamino at cox.net writes:> www.corvair.org/chapters/v8vairs/images/DeanDarrell/darrelldean.htm> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------What is your impressions?  Have you driven other Vairs, v8's?I was always curious how the rear suspension worked in highspeed increasing radius corners....can you  accelerate at or near the Apex?Matt_______________________________________________V8Vairs mailing listV8Vairs at corvair.orghttp://www.vv.corvair.org/mailman/listinfo/v8vairsThis list sponsored by the Corvair Society of America, http://www.corvair.org/

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