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Cars > Challenges > “The Red Dragon” Vs “Canada Vair”

 

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M–28

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65Corvaircrazy

M–51
Deep River, Ontario
Canada

 

1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

“The Red Dragon”

1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

“Canada Vair”

 
Photo of: 1976 Pontiac Firebird
Photo of: 1965 Chevrolet Corvair
 

Head to Head

 

About “The Red Dragon”

This is my pride and joy: My 1976 Pontiac Trans Am. My dad bought it as a "Father and Son" project about three years ago.The car has the original "numbers matching" 400 engine & it runs & drives great. The 4-speed manual transmission shifts nicely, the car always starts for me & I feel confident driving it anywhere.

There are no rust or dents, and there have never been any. - It's just a very nice clean car that has been kept as original as possible, except that the interior has been reupholstered, and about 2 years ago my dad and I repainted the car the original color with the help of a friend of his in the restoration business and had a brand new set of decals put on. Also I had a brand new exhaust system put on. My dad and I did a lot of the work on it ourselves, learning as we went along. He surprised me by giving it to me as a college graduation present last spring.

About “Canada Vair”

Found this car in a field in 1990. It hadn't been on the road since 1973. I have been working on it for 6 years now performing a complete and extensive ground up restoration

 

Specs for “The Red Dragon”

Rebuilt and warmed-over, numbers matching Pontiac 400 engine
4-speed stick
0-60 in about 4.5 seconds
About 14 flat in the 1/4 @ 100+/-
Dual exhausts without catalysts (Please don't tell the state about that!)

Specs for “Canada Vair”

110 Hp Air Cooled Six Cylinder with 4 speed manual transmission

 

Factory Options for “The Red Dragon”

Not much - she's pretty basic. NO A/C!

Factory Options for “Canada Vair”

Monza trim

 

Mods for “The Red Dragon”

The usual internal mods in the engine when it was rebuilt and a modern sound system in the original mounting holes - NO CUTTING!

Mods for “Canada Vair”

Everything has been replaced or rebuilt.
- Performance Cam
- Electronic Ignition
- Dual Exhaust
- Dual Batteries
- Racing Seats, power windows, door locks and power top, custom centre console
- 9 piece body kit
- 15" Cragar wheels with 225/50 on rear and 205/55 on front
- Dual master cylinder
- Custom Stereo including; 3 amplifiers (800 watts), Digital Capacitor, 9 speakers with 10" sub, 6 disc CD Changer, 6.5" video screen with DVD Player and color night vision camera, with Digital Signal Processor, Analog gauges to monitor Amp temp, signal strength and battery voltage.

 

Photo Albums 1 – 1 of 1

Cover photo of Red Dragon album
Red Dragon
Photos: 11
 

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Photo Albums 1 – 2 of 2

Cover photo of Corvair Beginings album
Corvair Beginings
Photos: 20
Cover photo of Then and Now album
Then and Now
Photos: 17
 

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