Chevy TUFI

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Chevy TUFI

Post by Surveyor » August 14th, 2019, 8:30 pm

First time I've seen this one...

Jalopnik: Chevy Once Designed An Amphibious Jeep Competitor Out Of The Corvair.

https://jalopnik.com/chevy-once-designe ... 1837242352
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Re: Chevy TUFI

Post by SturmTyger380 » August 15th, 2019, 8:24 am

So I wonder if it would float even with the tailgate? Unless it seals I see water getting in there.
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Re: Chevy TUFI

Post by Hambone » August 15th, 2019, 10:19 am

SturmTyger380 wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 8:24 am
So I wonder if it would float even with the tailgate? Unless it seals I see water getting in there.
Maybe it has a good bilge pump, should have been named Chevy UGLI. :lol:

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Re: Chevy TUFI

Post by m3a1 » August 15th, 2019, 5:31 pm

Ever notice that in the late 50s-early 60s there was an unhealthy fascination with forward control and cars that go in the water? Weird.

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Re: Chevy TUFI

Post by rickf » August 15th, 2019, 5:41 pm

Say what you want but my dad had Corvairs, several o them and even a turbo vair. That was a time when I was in the junior division of the SCCA and we raced what we brung, I never flipped a Corvair and I can tell you that those cars held their own on the track. They were not winners but they were pretty damn fast for what they were. They had a ton of bottom end torque which is a hallmark of any flat plane engine. Air cooled meant very little in the way of cooling issues although the fan belt routing was a bit of an issue. And those motors were flat out tough, just like the Beetle engines. Beat the hell out of them and they asked for more.
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