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Old 08-31-2016, 07:02 PM
 
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Just started watching this episode. They're buying a Corvair, rebuild, and fix the suspension problems.
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:11 PM
 
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it should be an interesting episode.
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:52 PM
 
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i did catch the script writers mistake though. mike said the corvair was the first rear engined air cooled american car on the market, but the reality is that the tucker, also rear engined and air cooled, pre-dated the corvair by 11 years.
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:35 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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i did catch the script writers mistake though. mike said the corvair was the first rear engined air cooled american car on the market, but the reality is that the tucker, also rear engined and air cooled, pre-dated the corvair by 11 years.
They do have an occasional mistake, but being from the U.K. they do pretty well with facts about U.S. cars.

It was a good episode, and unusual that the buyer never tried to get the price down. My favorite program, and I watch a lot of Velocity TV.
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:25 PM
 
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They do have an occasional mistake, but being from the U.K. they do pretty well with facts about U.S. cars.

It was a good episode, and unusual that the buyer never tried to get the price down. My favorite program, and I watch a lot of Velocity TV.
very true, they do get nearly everything right when it comes to fact about the cars they work on. this is just one error that glared out at me.
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Old 09-03-2016, 07:34 PM
 
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It was a good episode, and unusual that the buyer never tried to get the price down. My favorite program, and I watch a lot of Velocity TV.


It is just plain entertainment with zero relationship to reality.


The show skips way too much information. So much is left out.


The Corvair episode was a joke. The car had 4 flat tires and is rolled off the truck with 4 good tires. Then when "sold" 4 more good tires.


And read up. The buyers are props. Buyers are set up. Not real.


The American version of show is way too sloppy.


Sad to see the show decline so much. The early ones with Ed doing everything were the best. Now there is a team of mechanics in the background doing just about everything. They never show Ed washing the cars. Steam cleaning the engines.


The show is past it's "sell by" date.
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Old 09-12-2016, 04:07 PM
 
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They do have an occasional mistake, but being from the U.K. they do pretty well with facts about U.S. cars.

It was a good episode, and unusual that the buyer never tried to get the price down. My favorite program, and I watch a lot of Velocity TV.
Also odd they do all that work to make 500-1000-1500 pounds......
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Old 09-27-2016, 03:00 PM
 
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Just started watching this episode. They're buying a Corvair, rebuild, and fix the suspension problems.
My first car was a '63 Corvair Monza 900 convertible. It didn't have suspension problems, it was just a motorized school about trailing throttle oversteer!
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Old 09-27-2016, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Southern Nevada
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Also odd they do all that work to make 500-1000-1500 pounds......
Yes, I wondered about that, too. They never seem to make much money for everything they put into those cars. I think the show is okay. Ed seems like a knowledgeable chap but Mike can be kind of annoying.

My uncle had a Corvair back when they first came out. He drove the thing until the engine fell out of it.
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Old 09-27-2016, 05:40 PM
 
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My eighth grade teacher had a '63 that was brand new. Looked really sharp as well as the teacher. Too bad the class gave her Hell. LOL
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