Thanks. The Corvair build took years. I called it "the menopause express". To escape the tension in the house, one night I picked up a sawsall and cut that sucker to pieces. The Missus took a big wad of money and left me. I kept the 'Vair and made a neat little car. Didn't plan on finishing it really. It was sort of a conversation piece in the back of the shop, and isnt well detailed. It's terribly quick. It leaves the line on those tires with the wheels up.
I saw someone had posted on this thread, looked over and saw the name, and said "Hey, I know that guy!". Yessir, it's been a while. I see you are going to use a 215". They are great little engines, make all the right sounds, get good economy, and should be fun in your Vega/Astre. I did hydros for a time, and the 225" class was dominated with the Buick version, and I put one in a '72 GT. It was a lot of fun, and when I think of the cars I wish I still had, it makes the list. The competition is pretty stout to make that list. I haven't seen much hop up stuff recently, but there were both Edelbrock and Offy twin deuce intakes. I'm sure one can get a cam ground if you wanted one. We saw 318 hp on the Dyno with a motor for the APBA World record holder.
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