hugo at aruncoaches.co.uk
Fri Nov 8 04:43:04 EST 2019
My view is that some mods are a matter of subjective taste (like
extreme custom jobs), while others are an objective improvement. In my
view, everything listed below will improve driveability withot making it
any less a Corvair.
A couple of questions if I may; why TWO fuel pumps? And what do you
mean by 'tie rod' (this is a linguistic question - I'm in the UK where
the terminology is often different)?
In England, my wife drives a Morris Minor tourer, dating from 1958. I
have fitted slightly bigger engine (1275cc against the original 948cc),
an alternator, 1" bigger drum brakes all round, and a higher axle ratio.
These are all things that the manufacturer would surely have done if
they had stayed in production. They all improve driveability without
detracting from the character of the car. Some people fit Toyota engines
and five speed gearboxes, which is fine, but then it no longer has the
character of a Morris Minor.
On 2019-11-08 02:24, John Pinard via VirtualVairs wrote:
> Hi guys
> There is definitely a place for pure stock Corvairs for educational
> or historical purpose, in or out of museums.
> But for general use modifications are appropriate.
> My 66 Corsa has stock appearance with improvements in safety,
> performance, convenience and entertainment.
> Safety: Hslogen headlights, leds, dual master cylinder, adjustable
> tie rods, tires.
> Performance: Larger pistons, roller tocker arms, electronic
> distributor, 100 w alternator, two electric fuel pumps, performance
> carbs, Roger Parent throttle linkage.
> Convenience: 12 v outlet for charging phone, hands free Bluetooth.
> Entertainment: AM/FM/CD unit in addition to stock AM.
> These improvements allow for reliable use in Southern California city
> and freeway traffic.
> The car has participated in many open events drawing attention with
> opportunity to discuss changes.
> And it has won numerous people’s choice awards at Corvair shows
> competing against cars with extreme paint, upholstery and engine
> Bottom line is that I feel okay loaning my improved car to my kids
> and grandkids.
> They can experience the joy of driving a Corvair with safety not
> available in stock.
> Jack Pinard
> “Oldest Participant at 2019 Great Western Fan Belt Toss & Swap Meet”
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