<VV> Hurt feelings.......TOO BAD?

Ron ronh at owt.com
Wed Oct 21 22:38:19 EDT 2009

You said:
"Those of you who fly in Boeing 737 aeroplanes, (and maybe others), can
> luxuriate in the knowledge that the wings are, or certainly were,
> manufactured in China."

David, you were a bit mis-informed.  Here are the facts from a guy that just 
happens to make wings for Boeing:

"No the wings aren't made in China. They're made in Renton and Auburn. Some 
of the Vertical Stabilizer
and Horizontal Stabilizer are made in China though."

Renton and Auburn are in Washington, USA, right where the main Boeing plant 
is.  So relax, the wings won't fail.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David B. Neale" <david.neale3 at ntlworld.com>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 3:56 PM
Subject: <VV> Hurt feelings.......TOO BAD?

> "ALL Corvair owners should be welcome whether they live under a
> tyrant or not!"
> Hello, fellow Corvair enthusiasts, wherever you are and whoever you are.
> I lament the fact that American components are often no longer American
> - manufactured. I always found that genuine American tools, parts and
> etcetera were of quite excellent quality.  The same pertains with us
> here in Britain - almost nothing is manufactured here anymore.  We used
> to make superlative machine tools, and etcetera ... no longer.  It has
> all gone.
> The common link for us all is of course the Corvair, not the person or
> one's geographical location ... or whether he or she was lucky enough to
> be born under a dictator or otherwise.
> We in Britain currently have a 'government' voted for by a small
> minority of the populace, and a Prime Minister who was never elected to
> that position.  I trust that doesn't disqualify me from being a VV
> member, even though I live in what was once a democracy, but is no longer.
> As a British Corvair owner, and having a Chinese wife, but being blessed
> with a certain amount of wisdom and common sense,  neither my wife or
> myself take offence from the words of some VV contributors.the latter
> usually reflect more upon themselves than on those they denigrate. The
> vast majority of VV contributors are quite evidently of the non-bigoted
> variety. In some cases, I am sure the posts weren't intended to be
> derogatory - merely were they very mildly thoughtless. Some were
> derogatory, and have no place here.
> Insofar as Chinese-manufactured parts commissioned by American
> Companies, and where those parts were once manufactured in the United
> States, the fault where substandard parts are placed upon the market
> rests entirely with the American Company.  It behoves them to dictate
> the quality that the part should be manufactured to; it isn't beyond the
> wit of the Chiese to manufacture the part to the required quality.  I
> have had equipment manufactured in China that has ranged from
> superlative to utter junk; they will manufacture to the customer's
> requirements.  It's up to the commisioning Company to not only dictate
> the qualities of the item, but test to ensure that the parts are as
> demanded.
> Those of you who fly in Boeing 737 aeroplanes, (and maybe others), can
> luxuriate in the knowledge that the wings are, or certainly were,
> manufactured in China.
> To the vast majority of VV contributors, who are patently I would like
> to extend my thanks for the huge amount of information which has been a
> Godsend for me here in Corvair-starved Britain.
> I am sure anyone in the People's Paradise of North Korea who has endured
> the trifling inconveniences attending the acquisition of a Corvair in
> that country aught to be as welcome here as anyone else!  It isn't
> always easy owning and running a Corvair in some countries. It is made
> easier by the vast majority of VV contributors.
> Kind regards,
> David Neale
> '65 140 Monza convertible, (which as of today no longer has two small
> holes rusted through the rear floorpans, but is almost good as new).
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