<VV> Corvair NHTSA report

AeroNed at aol.com AeroNed at aol.com
Thu Oct 20 23:30:06 EDT 2005

I just finished reading the NHTSA report on the stability of the 60-63  
Corvair. As we all know this report vindicated the Corvair. In fact it showed  that 
the Corvair is safer than the Bug.
The report also include a couple of letters from Ralph Nader and an  
interview of an engineer (I'm embarrassed that it was an Aeronautical Engineer.  Why 
did Ralph get an airplane engineer to comment on the stability of a  car? His 
credentials did NOT include any real world work for a company, but I  digress).
The letters impressed me the Ralph was out to get GM and its executives. He  
really came off as a total jerk, to put it mildly. The responses of the 
engineer  in the interview, with Ralph asking the questions, was loaded with 
assumptions  and speculation. The engineer did not conduct any tests but just 
reviewed a  couple of reports. The conclusion of the NHTSA report states that the 
reports  used by this engineer did not have valid tests to properly evaluate 
Corvair  stability.
Anyhow, the bottom line is that this report should be on the MUST READ list  
for all fans of the Corvair.
Oh BTW the tests also included a 67 Corvair. So now I have extensive data  
that proves that

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