<VV> Fiction or...

jvhroberts at aol.com jvhroberts at aol.com
Mon Oct 12 06:15:32 EDT 2009

 Interesting, I remember someone telling me, (right or wrong) that Briggs and Stratton was GM's partner in developing the Corvair engine. 


John Roberts



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From: Secular <rusecular at yahoo.com>
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Sent: Mon, Oct 12, 2009 4:17 am
Subject: <VV> Fiction or...

  Few people know it, but the GM Corvair engine was developed for GM 
  by a company called Eastern Aviation. GM was after a Light Helicopter 
  contract from the government, and had Eastern Aviation develop this 
  engine as a power plant for this Helicopter. 

  The Engine was actually developed as an Aviation Engine. That is a 
  Direct drive and Air Cooled. GM never got that contract and in an 
  attempt to compete with the European sport/touring car 
  manufacturers, General Motors decided to use the engine 
  and launched a small sport car to be powered by an 
  air cooled engine similar to the popular VW Beetle. 
  The all new car was called the "Corvair"...



  I couldn't find anything on "Eastern Aviation" other than a reference 
  to "Eastern Aircraft":


  Bernard Baruch once said:

  Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be 
  wrong in his facts :)

  Tony Irani 

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