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Getting the most for moto mileage ...

This is how to save money on family transport. Note the use of the original bucket seat.
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Must be Taiwan or China? An efficient 9 ppl (people per liter)!

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Must be Taiwan or China? An efficient 9 ppl (people per liter)!
The definition of a 'close' family. Dad looks pretty darned confident and nobody else in this crew seems stressed out either.

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... family on vacation.

Alaska Guy, this is the way you stay warm riding north across the prairies to Alaska.


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How about, ...

... they are a circus act and they are just riding to their next gig.

In their act they get 37 people on the bike but, just now, the others are in the back of an open truck from where one of them snapped this photo.

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At first glance, I thought that the baby on the back was hanging on with his arms............
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That's a small family. I remember when my parents put all 12 of their boys in a '60 Corvair. My favorite seat was behind the rear seat. Nice and warm.
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That's a small family. I remember when my parents put all 12 of their boys in a '60 Corvair. My favorite seat was behind the rear seat. Nice and warm.
I didn't have quite that many kids but I have owned my share of Corvairs. Great cars if you know how to work on them - and I did. That and air cooled VW's. My Karmann Ghia is probably the last air cooled VW I'll own. My kids (3) all remarked on how much they loved being in that small space behind the back seat in the VW Bugs we had. Warm - a bit of noise - and they were 'out' inside of 10 minutes. Better than a TV. By the time I had my next Corvair they were a bit too big to fit back there. A good thing since by that time I was insistent they put on a seat belt. That was prior to seat belts being mandatory.

Last model year was 69 thanks to that ahole Nader. He went after the money - he wasn't looking out for the consumer or he'd have gone after all swing axle cars of that era - VW - Fiat - and a few others. The last Corvair I owned was a 65 '500' 2 door white and very straight. It had the 140hp motor with four one barrel Rochester carbs and a rare close ratio 4 speed. Top end was about 100mph but it got there fast. I raced many a small block V8 Chevys and Fords and put most of them to shame. The built motors were a bit too much for it but the stock ones were all shut down! It was very quick - I put Goodrich TA 60 radials on the stock wheels with Gabriel Red Rider shocks all round. It out handled many sports cars too. An awesome car IMO. After a drunk-azzed woman rear ended it and her insurance decided to give me twice what I had in it I went looking for another VW Bug.

This is a shot of a 65 and up Corvair 2 door and that space behind the back seat. Not as deep as in the VW but nice for storing stuff - not so good for kids these days of mandatory seat belts - which I have no problem with.





Here's a good shot at a stock 140hp motor. At full song these sound a lot like a 6 cylinder Porsche motor. And as fast as some of them - and faster than any of the 4 cylinder Porsche cars.



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I've never owned a Corvair but did have 3 bugs ('65, '67 & '69) and one '73 Karmann Ghia. A younger brother owns a '65 Corvair.



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