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Cars > Challenges > “"Ashley"” Vs “Stormin”

 

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CorvairJim

M–51
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

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Stormin

M–43
Plainfield, Connecticut
United States

 

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

“"Ashley"”

1998 Ford Mustang GT

“Stormin”

 
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Photo of: 1998 Ford Mustang
 

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About “"Ashley"”

Back in 2000, I had the misfortune to have to take a prescription that meant I couldn't drive. I sold the daily car I had at that point (one plain-Jane black 5-speed Cavalier coupe - a transportation appliance at best). A couple of years went by, and I changed doctors. The new guy prescribed something different for my condition, so I needed wheels once again. I could: A) spend $4,500 on a cheap used car that would just blend into the woodwork or, B) Find a really decent Corvair set up the way I like it. Now THAT car doesn't blend in. I found this '66 Corvair in Denver, CO, on eBay. The engine had been rebuilt by a nationally-known Corvair specialist shortly before the previous owner put it into storage for about ten years. It came out of the rebuild capable of putting 220 horsepower down to the pavement. Not bad for 164 unblown, carbureted cubic inches! It also had new tires all around. I won the auction, and flew out with my wife to drive it home. A fantastic road trip, and it cost half as much as shipping it would have. It became my daily driver for the next three years, until, in late '05, I had it in for state inspection at a friends Corvair restoration shop. While it was up on the lift, I got to see just how little rust the car had underneath. I decided at that point that it had seen its last winter of Pennsylvania road salt! It is now my nice spring day car, and a pleasure to drive. It still draws attention wherever I go with it.

UPDATE: I had to sell my beloved Ashley in August of 2009 due to the nation's lousy economy. My overtime had gone away and and my wife lost her job due to a work-related disability that they refused to accept responsibility for, so we just couldn't justify the expense of nearly $100/month to insure the third car in a two-driver household. Our mortgage was a couple of months behind, so sadly I took a friend up on his standing offer on her. As promised, he has given her the complete cosmetic restoration she so badly deserved. Of course, she didn't need anything mechanically - I always kept her up 100% mechanically. Furthermore, he gave me right of first refusal, so if he should ever decide to sell her, I get the first opportunity to buy her back.

About “Stormin”

The car is Clean and is a Head Turner........

 

Specs for “"Ashley"”

1966 Corvair Monza Sport Coupe
164 C.I.D. Opposed 6-cylinder engine, air cooled.
Lemonwood Yellow paint, Black interior

Specs for “Stormin”

323 RWHP 411 Torque W/100 Shot of NOS

 

Factory Options for “"Ashley"”

(All options verified by build sheet)
140 horsepower, 4 carb engine
4-speed transaxle
Posi rear
Sport Suspension
"Mag-Style" full wheel covers
AM pushbutton radio

Factory Options for “Stormin”

Full power Interior, Black Leather Seats

 

Mods for “"Ashley"”

Engine rebuilt to Yenko Stinger Stage III specs - 220 net horsepower.
Suspension lowered 1 coil.
Gas shocks
Steering Dampener
Low-restriction intake and exhaust.
Full window tint.
Tail panel painted silver (like the factory did with the Corvair Corsa model).
AM/FM/CD/Stereo unit mounted under the dash - NO holes cut or drilled for the installation!
Additional gauges (Tachometer, Voltmeter, Oil Pressure, Oil Temperature)
Pennsylvania Vanity Plate "CORVA1R"

Mods for “Stormin”

Engine Mods :
03 PI Motor
BBK CAI
Cobra Mass Air
FRPP 70mm TB
Steeda Demon Coil Packs
MSD Wires
Zex Wet Nitrous Kit ( 100 Shot )
Walbro 255 Fuel Pump
Denso Spark Plugs
K&N Air Filter
Royal Purple Oil

Exhaust Mods :
Mac Long Tube Headers
Mac Off Road H Pipe
Mac Cat Back

Transmission & Rear End & Clutch Mods :
Tremec 3650 Transmission
King Cobra Clutch
FRPP 4.10
Auburn Pro Diff.
FRPP Aluminum Drive Shaft
Royal Purple Trans/Gear oils

Suspension Mods :
Intra Lowering Springs
Tokyo Struts & Shocks
Steeda Sub Frame Connectors

Exterior Mods :
Cobra R Front Bumper
Cobra RR Hood
Cobra Wing
Ultra Clear Headlights
Saleen Tail Lights
Steeda Decal Package
Shortened Antenna
Painted Side Mirrors
18% Window Tint
Black Cobra R Wheels 17x 9 - 10.5 Deep Dish (brand new)
Nittos 255 F 285 R

Interior Mods :
Pro 5.0 Shifter w / Steeda Handle
Autometer Ultra Series Gauges
N2O Press
Volts
Air-Fuel
Oil Press
Fuel Press
Steeda Billet Interior
Steeda Polished Shift Knob
Painted Side Mirrors & Interior Pieces
SVT White Face Gauges

 

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