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E-Mail Address: email@example.com
11816 SE Bush St
Portland, OR. 97266 USA
Member of CORSA
1962 Monza Maroon w/Black interior. Was my first car, reflecting as we all do, I could just kick myself for letting my little 'Betsy' go.
1965 Project White exterior with Red interior. No name just yet, but you have to be able to drive them and get the feel, know their personality before you can really slap a name on a car
More about myself:
Many years ago, my Father bought what was to be his last Corvair. It was to be a project car for the two of us to work on, as we did when I was a teen. Ok, so I was a girl, and we all know about teen girls. I was not squeamish, not afraid to get grease on my hands, but boys were far more interesting!
Shortly after Dad bought the car, he became ill, he was never able to really work on the car. She is in pieces, he was the brains to the motor and transmission, suspension, braking systems. I was to replace the interior upholstery, carpet, headliner, dash, door and wall panels. ( I can sew a mean stitch!)
His illness progressed, until he passed away 9 years ago.
This car is sitting in the shop, partialy torn apart. My husband does not appreciate it for the vehicle it can be, so he has so much junk piled around and on top of it, I don't know if I will ever be able to even see 'her' again.
Also, we are both getting older, and need to get busy on this and one other major project before we can't enjoy the finished product.
Help! I need help to get him excited! To know what a fun and RELIABLE auto these little Chevy's are. And easy to work on, too!
I took him to the Corvair show that met in Portland last summer, (he procrastinated most of the morning about going, we almost missed it!)
When we got there, I saw a glimmer in him by the time we were in the middle of the collection; then pulled into the lot, a Corsa motorhome! The gentleman was awesome and let us look at the inside. Another spark to go with the glimmer. I was getting stoked!
Ok, so now that summer has come and gone, I do not want another one to go by with out getting started on the magical machine. I even have the 8 track player from my old 'Betsy' to put into this one! Steppenwolf is just itching to hum from her speakers.
Are there any plans for the Portland area, close in Washington state for any Corvair functions? Picnics, barbecues, camping groups, etc. that will get him interested? A group of guys that could care less about the internet, that get together and chat. My husband is embarrassed to ask questions because he knows virtually nothing about he Corvair engine and other components. I want to find a knowledgeable group, that will not make him feel like an idiot, (that's my duty as a wife,tee hee, just kidding!)
Help us to be better Corvair owners!
Thanks for listening,
Last modified on February 20, 2006