<VV> The Atom car - Lots of Info - actually has Corvair

Tony Underwood tonyu at roava.net
Tue Oct 4 17:26:25 EDT 2005

At 08:28 hours 10/04/2005, Padgett wrote:

>>  I think it
>>might be able to hit off 0-60 in around 4 seconds or thereabouts,
>>maybe quicker if you could ever get the thing to hook.     Hell, a
>>1600 lb car with a relatively stock 140 hp Vair engine would likely
>>do 0-60 in ~7 seconds if the engine is set up right.
>Other than the 1600 lbs, you have pretty accurately described an 
>Archie Fiero: rear mid engined with a small block Chevvy sidewinding 
>through (typically) a five speed Getrag. Are quite a few around.

A guy here in town has one, LS-1 engine with nitrous, shows up at the 
Saturday cruise-in on occasion.   Word has it the car is quick.

He has some substantial monetary investment in the car, more than I'd 
care to spend.   LS-1 crate engine wasn't cheap.


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