<VV> I may be the happiest Corvair person in the world right now ...
Eric S. Eberhard
Tue, 24 Aug 2004 13:01:16 -0700
For the last year or so when I left town on business my wife started
driving my 62 Sedan. Ostensibly this is because she had to take my dog to
work along with her dogs and they would not all fit in her Toyota
pickup. But then she started making noises about how nice it was to drive,
how roomy, etc.
Then I saw a 62 Monza wagon with Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels. I wanted the
wire wheels for my Spyder ... so I started to hatch a plot to get those
wires. I figured I could by the wagon FOR HER (how many wives hear that
one :-) and keep the wheels for my Spyder.
I broached the subject --> lukewarm response. So I told her I could always
sell the wagon after I take the wheels ... and I would come out OK
financially. She looked at the pictures and said it was cute ...
Then she said OK, you can buy it, but if I don't like the wagon it
goes. Otherwise the Toyota goes. Hmmmm. So I made an offer that was
accepted on the car.
Three days later she says to me ... "I suppose you are going to take those
wires off right away and put them on the Spyder" I told her that was
indeed the plan. She said "But, they look kinda cute on the wagon ... "
I began to suspect that I was not going to be getting those wires ...
So I picked up the car and brought it home. It has been less than a week
and she has driven over 100 miles in the wagon (making unnecessary
trips). She has not even looked at or started her Toyota.
She has now told me the wagon stays, the Toyota goes ... and keep my cotton
picking fingers off HER wires ...
So now she goes on ebay looking for parts and so forth. She has learned
already how to change the fan belt (she is actually pretty good at
I may have lost the wires, but it was worth it to get my wife into the
Corvair hobby. Now she understands! She loves that wagon.
This weekend she promises to help me with pictures of my Judson setup and
pictures of HER wagon for the web page ... I'll keep you posted.
Happy in AZ!!!
Eric S. Eberhard
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