<VV> PG - "passenger in your own car"
Chaz at ProperProper.com
Mon Jun 7 02:08:02 EDT 2010
That was my biggest objection - that it only had two speeds - "too slow" and
The Corvair engine needs more, or maybe it just seems ridiculous to have
only 2 ?!?!?
Rev up to 35 or so, and bang you in "high" ? Doesn't seem like a "mature"
shift strategy to me.
The 3-speed wasn't synchro's (was it ?) and the 4-speed seemed like the only
way not to be a "passenger in your own car" (in the "wrong seat" as someone
here said a few days ago)
----- Original Message -----
From: <Sethracer at aol.com>
To: <airvair at earthlink.net>; <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2010 10:11 PM
Subject: <VV> Rated PG - Further opinions
> In a message dated 6/6/2010 2:42:00 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> airvair at earthlink.net writes:
> Or were you referring just to the Corvair Powerglide? If so, you are
> to an extent, considering that its competition (Ford and Chrysler) never
> offered an automatic with less than three speeds, even on their cheapest
> Too much GM only time, Mark!
> Ford-o-Matic - 2-speed - on others and the Falcon.
> Powerflite - Chryslers 2-speed automatic, used through 1961.
> PS - I was comparing the Corvair PG to today's "High Tech" Automatics. Hey
> - I have a 110 PG Monza. I like Powerglides. They just aren't for
> performance driving.
> Seth Emerson
> C's the Day! - Corvair, Camaro, Corvette
> San Jose, CA
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