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2 seat Trantula

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Thanks, Bob. Corvair engine just might do it.

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Very COOL Jim! Reminiscent of the '60's Custom car scene. Barris would be jealous!

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Thank you very much, Mark.

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Your two seater came out great Jim!

It might be just enough inspiration to get back to work on my 4 seater T'rantula.

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Good looking build . i noticed on rearend of car the Viet -Nam ribbon ,what year , i was there in '67

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I don't know, Jim. I have at least 1 Corvair engine. It's all chrome and I was planning it for the Manx kit. I need to try and find pics of hot rod Corvair engines.

There are lots of pics of Corvair engines available online. And if you asked me real nice-like, I could probably scare up a Corvair engine to send your way. After all, what are friends for? I always like to see more Corvair models (and as in this case, Corvair-powered models) on here. :)

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Thanks, David G. A 4 seater? Gotta see that one.

Thank you David H. The ribbon goes on all my builds. I was "in country '69 & '70 with the Marines. WELCOME HOME, BROTHER.

I have an all chrome Corvair engine, Jim. Thank you for the offer. My problem so far is finding pics. I googled "hot rod corvair engines" and found only 1 pic that shows what looks like a Hilborn type fuel injection set up. All the other info was to buy a book. Talk on a Corvair forum said the best is a single 4 barrel. I'd like to something a little more exotic since it'll sitting out in the open.

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hey C.J. are the ribbons painted or decals ? I was in the ARMY with the 25th. at Cu Chi and WELCOME HOME TO YOU TOO ,BROTHER.

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Thanks, David G. A 4 seater? Gotta see that one.

Here ya go, probably gonna be another twin engine build.

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Great looking build Jim!

Lookls like you sparked some interest with it as well!

As is the corvair engine build!

Thank You for sharing

Later

Russ

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Thanks, David G. A 4 seater? Gotta see that one.

Thank you David H. The ribbon goes on all my builds. I was "in country '69 & '70 with the Marines. WELCOME HOME, BROTHER.

I have an all chrome Corvair engine, Jim. Thank you for the offer. My problem so far is finding pics. I googled "hot rod corvair engines" and found only 1 pic that shows what looks like a Hilborn type fuel injection set up. All the other info was to buy a book. Talk on a Corvair forum said the best is a single 4 barrel. I'd like to something a little more exotic since it'll sitting out in the open.

Ask, and ye shall receive! How about one with a 4-71 style blower? I'm building a similar setup for a ficticious 1960's-style Corvair dragster model for the Vintage Racing CBP:

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If you have any questions regarding Corvair engines, you know where to find me!

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hey C.J. are the ribbons painted or decals ? I was in the ARMY with the 25th. at Cu Chi and WELCOME HOME TO YOU TOO ,BROTHER.

Neither. I make them in Corel Draw and print on shiny photo paper.

That 4 seater is going to be wild and I can't wait to see more.

Thanks, Russ. Thanks some trades, I have enough Trantula bodies to build at least a couple more.

Thanks for those pics, Jim. I would never have believed a big blower like that on a Corvair.

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WOW Jim, you did a great job on this one.

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Thanks, Felix. Appreciate it.

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Great Build Jim!

Nice Paintjob!

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Whoa. Thank you, Ira. Nothing compared to your expertise, but I keep on trying.

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