<VV> Porch involvement

jvhroberts at aol.com jvhroberts at aol.com
Thu Nov 11 06:57:56 EST 2010

In a rear engine car? There were predecessors to the Corvair. Tatra 
comes to mind.

John Roberts

-----Original Message-----
From: Brent Fullard <brent.fullard at rogers.com>
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Thu, Nov 11, 2010 12:06 am
Subject: Re: <VV> Porch involvement

Actually I think it was Porsche who copied the Chevrolet Corvair. Ask
yourself, who was the first with a four door?

Brent Fullard

>  I've had VW guys try to tell me that chevy copied vw, and Porsche 
guys tell
> me that chevy copied Porsche!
> I think these MYTH's started with some small truths. According to a 
> from 1974  in "Special Interest Auto's" , GM did get "some" help from 
the Karl
> Schmidt foundry in Germany, when
> setting up the manufacturing techniques for the then new low pressure
> permanent mold process used for casting the aluminum parts. Also, 
when the
> engine was being designed, Gm engineers "surveyed the literature" 
(like all
> good engineers do) , looking at a variety of then current air cooled 
> with a particular interest in typical exhaust valve temperatures. 
This is the
> "small truth" that has
> been exaggerated and spun into "chevy copied vw". The "Chevy copied 
> myth comes from the 356 w/corvair engine stuffed in it.
> Kevin Nash

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