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Cars > Challenges > “"Ashley"” Vs “Smurff SS”

 

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CorvairJim

M–51
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

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bweatherson

M–29
Tacoma, Washington
United States

 

1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

“"Ashley"”

1999 Chevrolet Camaro SS

“Smurff SS”

 
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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 “Smurff SS”

well when i got the car it was stock SS Camaro every thing that is done to it i did it. i bought the car with out ever seeing it in person i was in korea and had a famlie member go look and it and they said it was great so i got it and had it waiting for me when i got back. for a list of everything i have changed check out the MODS.

 

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 “Smurff SS”

5.7L V8 LS1 320 Stock 345 HP All Natural with some simple mods

The ratios for the RPO MX0 4L60E four speed electronic automatic are as follows:

Gear Ratio
1st 3.06:1
2nd 1.63:1
3rd 1.00:1
4th 0.70:1
R 2.29:1


front shocks: deCarbon 46mm
front springs: 360 lb/in (63 N/mm)
front sway bar: 32mm (tube)
rear shocks: deCarbon 36mm
rear springs: 130-180 lb/in (23-32 N/mm)
rear sway bar: 19mm

Wheelbase 101.1
Width 74.1
Height 51.3
Weight 3436/3521
Weight Dist. 57/43 - 58/42
Cd 0.34

 

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 “Smurff SS”

T-Tops, SS Package, w/ SLP Options, 12 disc CD changer, in dash CD player, Monsoon Stero, forced air induction, 4 wheel disc breaks, ASR, power seats, rear defrost

 

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 “Smurff SS”

SLP headers,
Drilled And Slotted Front And Rear Brake Rotors,
Preformance Brake pads
3" exhaust with flow master,
B&M 2 stage shift kit,
Throttle Body Spacer,
K&N, Optima Battery,
C 5 Z06 Corvette Wheels,
painted brake calipers,
Forenzo Ground F/X paint matched,
Billet Grill,
Halo Head Lights,
Chrome Badges & Rear inlay,
Chrome SS Nose emblem
Billet Intena,
Clear Side Markers & Turn Signals,
5% rear tent 30% Side Tent,
Coustome Hood Scoop Grill,
2 x 10" Power Base Sub's,
1000 Watt Amp,
1.75 Farit Compasitor,
New leather Seats,
Super Sport Dash Cover.

 

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Points for "Ashley" Total Votes Points for Smurff SS
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