<VV> Slushbox? Slower?

jvhroberts at aol.com jvhroberts at aol.com
Sat Jun 5 15:56:08 EDT 2010

 Something was wrong with the stick car. My 110 4 speed Monza had zero trouble outrunning a PG. 


John Roberts


-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Marlow <vairtec at optonline.net>
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Sent: Sat, Jun 5, 2010 2:09 pm
Subject: Re: <VV> Slushbox?  Slower?

A listmember wrote:

>  and manual tranny cars are a lot quicker!

Not true!

In my high school years, back when Corvairs were essentially new, a 

friend, driving a 1965 Monza with a 110-stick, and I, driving a 1966 

Monza with a 110-PG, by coincdence met up at a traffic light one 

evening.  Without any conversation or deliberation, when the light 

turned green we took off!  An impromptu drag race.

The two cars were absolutely neck-and-neck... until he had to make 

the 1-2 shift.  Than put me half a length ahead.  When he had to make 

the 2-3 shift, I gained the rest of the car length, and won the race 

to the next light.

I gained a respect for the PG that night.

--Bob Marlow

(Today I own two PG Corvairs and two manual-shift Corvairs)

Robert W. Marlow

Vairtec at optonline.net


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