<VV> PG - "passenger in your own car"

Charles Lee 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 
"too fast"

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 
> right,
> to an  extent, considering that its competition (Ford and Chrysler) never
> offered  an automatic with less than three speeds, even on their cheapest
> cars.
> 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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