<VV> Corvair-powered Westy Update
corvair at fnader.com
Mon Jul 17 23:10:09 EDT 2006
Scott AFB near St Louis. About 1100 miles total.... mileage is ranging
17 (70mph and/or hilly country) to 22mpg... much better than the
mid-teens at 50-55 of a stock Westy. Oil usage under 1 quart so far, but
they might have to add a quarter tomorrow. Zero problems despite 100
degree heat... they are thankful I forced rooftop AC on them....
Rough route so far...
http://fnader.com/TRIP.htm (hopefully some new pix tomorrow)
Thanks for all the encouragement!
Bill Elliott wrote:
> Well, I will be showing up to the Yenko 40th with an unprepared car
> (not a shock at all to anyone) with only attention paid to the
> necessary safety items (tires, bearings, brakes, etc)... though I had
> grandiose plans (as usual) another car project (as well as a hectic
> work schedule) has kept me from spending any time on my car.
> I know that many of us are not afraid of long trips at all, how many
> of you would send out your wife and daughter (neither mechanically
> inclined) for a 7500 mile trip around the US in a Corvair?
> Well I did (kind of)... and here is the story (so far).
> I promise regular updates on the site.... good, bad, and ugly. They
> are carrying a CORSA roster (and the VW camper equivalent) and plenty
> of spare parts.... so you've now had fair warning! ;-)
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