I too like a bit of empirical data to back up choices. Your time spent in this reassurance is much appreciated. Thank you.
Glad it helped. Tires are clearly not an exact science, but I also like having a direction for my approximations and other guesswork.
Corvair... my first car. Loved that bench seat and dash shifter. Called it the Red Bomb. Put glass packs on it for that truly obnoxious race car sound... 0 to 60 in 2 days flat. Lol.
Odd you mentioned the tire pressure... I never knew it was different for the rear engine drive. Ran all 4 tires at 32. Lol.
Ralph Nader did that car in but good... something about exploding fuel tanks if I remember. Humm... my car ended up aptly named.
I think that the problem with the Corvair was stability, as the heavy rear engine made it really easy to spin. Nader's book, if I recall, was titled "Unsafe at Any Speed".
The car that had the exploding fuel tank was the Ford Pinto if it was involved in a rear-end collision.
A friend of mine built what was called a Corv-eight by putting a small block in the back seat of a Corvair along with a ZF transaxle. Wicked fast and very driveable.
The engine cover was made from old suitcase bolted together and hollowed-out, so it looked like the back seat was full of luggage. It was a total sleeper.
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