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    The second season. What is the car seen in the background here that Kirsten Dunst tries to sell? She takes her luggage out from under the front hood...

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    Chevrolet Corvair, looks like about a 1966 or 1967.
     
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    Thanks Dave! :thumbright:

    I had a few beers while watching that episode and wasn't sure if I was seeing things!

    Cheers!
     
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    The car that made Ralph Nader famous.
     
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    lol.back in the day people used to call them rolling coffins then the first Honda hit the scene. americans will never go for something like that....and they really didn't for a few year until the gas crisis..then everyone wanted to get rid of their gas guzzlers and the Japanese imports...Honda, Toyota, Datsun all took off
     

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    That's right. I have read many, many accounts of muscle car fanatics buying some of the most sought after cars (Cuda's, Challengers, GTO's, Boss Mustangs, etc, etc) for less than $300 because of the gas prices. People just didn't want them anymore.
     
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    Corvairs were fun to drive. I had a 61 Monza and in a turn, I could turn on a dime and give back 9 and 1/2 cents change. That is why you didn't want to make any handling mistakes. Your first could be your last.
     
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    By 1967, the Corvair was evolving in several respects:
    Suspension, Engine and body styling.

    By 1969, it was an impressive machine, both in looks and performance - but the stigma that was hung around it's neck by Nader and his minions killed it's future.

    One of the features of the Corvair that I took advantage of, was it's Saginaw steeringbox, that was 3.5 turns lock-to-lock. I swapped the Saginaw steeringbox out of my 1962 Nova (5.75 turns lock-to-lock) with a perfect fit (chassis bolts, pitman to tie rod, dash column support, turn signal assembly/wiring and steering wheel spline.)
     
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    think it was the only us made car with an air cooled engine. some sport and experimental aircraft builders used the engine for their planes.
     
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    You'd be surprised!
    The Franklin Motorcar Company used air-cooled engines in it's vehicles from the 1900's theough the depression (I believe 1935?) when they folded. Some of the air-cooled engines they used in the 1930's were actually aircraft engines.

    The Tucker 48 used an H-6 air-cooled engine - which was actually designed for aircraft.

    And yes, the Corvair's engine was used in some types of aircraft.
     
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    And wasn't if fun trying to adjust two carbs? Mine had one for each cylinder bank and I was never able to stop the leak at oil pan. Come to think of it, the only reason I had for selling it was the problem with continually throwing the belt. That's when I got my 62 Nova which I really wish that I still had as that was my favorite car.
     
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