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Corvairs???
Who are they???
A Corvair is an old American car. http://www.leftwatch.com/archives/ye...00/000070.html
.....and you don't want one.[:D]

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.....and you don't want one.[:D]
Did you ever own one? Speak not lest thee knoweth what thee speaketh of knave.

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Hey, here's the Nader drives!


Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
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.....and you don't want one.[:D]
Did you ever own one? Speak not lest thee knoweth what thee speaketh of knave.
Nope. One of my volleyball buddies had one though. I spent a fair amount of time in and around it. It was fun enough, hardly reliable though. It was a convertible and we bolted a turbo charger on it.

I accidently left a fish on the back carpet one hot summer day. we found it three 90+ degree days later. WOOOOOOOW! that was nasty!

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Do a little reading up on the beast -- it was absolutely one of the most innovative vehicles ever produced in this country (OK -- that may not be saying a lot). I believe the Corvair started offering a stock supercharged version in 1963, and the post-1965 cars could turn like a Porsche. I had a '66 Corsa with four aces. They were a bitch to setup properly, but other than that the car was absolutely kick-ass. I wish I still had it.

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I love Corvairs...probably the only American car I can make that statement about. Too bad it was made by GM.
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Do a little reading up on the beast -- it was absolutely one of the most innovative vehicles ever produced in this country (OK -- that may not be saying a lot). I believe the Corvair started offering a stock supercharged version in 1963, and the post-1965 cars could turn like a Porsche. I had a '66 Corsa with four aces. They were a bitch to setup properly, but other than that the car was absolutely kick-ass. I wish I still had it.
There is no doubt "the beast" (LOL) as you call it has an enormous following. My buddy (previously mentioned) had three.....only one would run at a time (prolly some sort of mechanical collusion). He absolutely loved those things. Didn't Mr Nader go after them for being prone to flip over during hard cornering?

Anyway, in the years before Mrs. Azimuth, the convertible was a real female alluring device. If for no other reason, I would say that it was worth the liabilities.....not that I ever abused the spoils[8D] The others were mosly parts cars.

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Mr. (I use the term loosely) Nader went after them primarily for reasons that had been properly addressed long before his rants began. After production on the Corvair had halted, he actually admitted his errors and apologized. F**k him.

The addition of an aftermarket turbocharger by your friend tells me that he may have been the weak link in the chain regarding his cars' reliability. Some people just love to tinker. That was not the norm.

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Mr. (I use the term loosely) Nader went after them primarily for reasons that had been properly addressed long before his rants began. After production on the Corvair had halted, he actually admitted his errors and apologized. F**k him.

The addition of an aftermarket turbocharger by your friend tells me that he may have been the weak link in the chain regarding his cars' reliability. Some people just love to tinker. That was not the norm.
LOL LOL LOL

Yup you nailed it! He was a minor league player in the automotive field. For example, the reason for the turbo charger was that his GF mentioned one day that her jetta could beat his car. so 1000.00 and three weeks later, he had a turbo and her jetta could still beat his car. LOL! man, those were the days, I must say......

It sounds like Nader wielded his power a little too cavalierly regarding this issue. Too bad the damage was irreversible.

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In his famed work "Unsafe at Any Speed", he actually makes reference to the unspeakable horrors of dagger cars. That would be the rear fins on Cadillacs impaling people as the cars moved in reverse. The guy was/is certifiable...

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