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Chuckster

M –55
Norman, Oklahoma
United States

 
 

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Chuckster
May 7, 2011 at 1:41 pm
Y'know Jim...I feel exactly the same about 'Vairs. They've just been too hard for me to find before, and now I'm so big that I dunno if I could fit into one! Still, I'd love for my wife to have an Air Vair...'specially if it's a wagon or CorVan!
 
 
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Chuckster
May 7, 2011 at 1:38 pm
Y'know Jim...I feel exactly the same about 'Vairs. They've just been too hard for me to find before, and now I'm so big that I dunno if I could fit into one! Still, I'd love for my wife to have an Air Vair...'specially if it's a wagon or CorVan!
 
 
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CorvairJim
May 7, 2011 at 12:42 am
As much as I like smaller cars, I have this warm spot in my heart for the 1965-'70 full-size Chevys, especially the coupes and wagons. Your car is a beauty! Coolbox for sure! trophy image
 
 

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Challenges W: 1 L: 2

 

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"Ashley"

1966 Chevrolet Corvair

Owner: CorvairJim

  • "Ashley": 25 pts (win)
  • Max(imus): 15 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 8
  • Ended: May 12, 2011
 
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Becky

1965 Chevrolet Impala

Owner: JasonSS

  • Becky: 22 pts (win)
  • Max(imus): 13 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 7
  • Ended: May 11, 2011
 
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355

1963 Chevrolet Nova

Owner: BuyAmerican

  • 355: 40 pts (loss)
  • Max(imus): 45 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 17
  • Ended: Dec 5, 2007
 

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1968 Chevrolet Impala Custom Custom (Max(imus))

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About

More pics of our 'project in motion', all pre-modification. We are second owner of this former Arizona beauty, sold to us by the mechanic who was the service advisor for the dealer where the car was originally ordered.

The mechanic moved to Norman, OK some years ago, and the owner asked his former service advisor to sell the car up here, so he wouldn't have to see his 'baby' chopped up. I bought the car on the proviso I would keep it true to "Old School" style and not do anything radical or outside its original style 'generation.' I plan to keep that promise.

Specs

275 / 327, TH400, Air, P/S, P/B, Disc Brakes, Tinted glass, STILL runs like a kitten on rebuilt Q-Jet and gets me 12 mpg city, 15-17 highway!

Factory Options

A/C, P/S, P/B (drums all 'round). Orig. owner had Pertronix ignition installed later in his ownership, and ordered car with the 275 HP 327 and TH 400 in place of the base six and Powerglide. Fun combo, eh?

Mods

So far, since these pics he's had a Pertronix ignition conversion, a front disc brake conversion, urethane suspension, new front end suspension, new coil springs all 'round, new shocks, 4-core radiator and high-volume water pump, 1" carb spacer, A/C conversion (from R-12, though it wasn't my first choice) and new tires.

15X8" radials are next (current tires are cheapie Chinese-made things to get me through the winter), to be mounted on Cragar S/S (preferred) or Keystone Kustom Klassic wheels.

That brings up a question: has anyone heard of either of these wheels having big quality-control problems within the last few years???

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Hoping to find one piece of my puzzle...

...hey, does anyone out there have a dual-snorkel air cleaner to fit a Q-Jet on my '68 Impala? The wide-snorkel Z-28 kind would be fantastic, and repops are fine; I'd like to be able to trade for some of the old home audio equipment I've got (receiver, SS...

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Max, the '68 Impala Classic Update

Work is proceeding apace on the ole Impala...fuel tank has been removed and refurbed, new fuel lines and fuel pump added, and the Q-Jet has been cleaned and re-worked. Dual exhausts have been modded and tuned, and the rear axle has been rebuilt to new...

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