<VV> Update: Guy with Loewy Corvair with leaky gas tank

J R Read_HML hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jul 6 13:44:47 EDT 2010


If he broke the J hook, the tank has NOT been down recently and he should go 
ahead and replace that RF brake line no matter HOW shiny it looks on the 

Later, JR

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Wrsssatty at aol.com>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 12:05 PM
Subject: <VV> Update: Guy with Loewy Corvair with leaky gas tank

> Here's an update I received from the guy here in Jersey who now owns the
> early Corvair that industrial designer, Raymond Loewy, customized for Mr.
> Loewy's wife.  As you will recall, on the owner's behalf I sought advice 
> for
> him regarding his leaky gas tank.  Thanks to all here who  responded.
> ~Bill Stanley
> <Hi Bill,
> Well, I spent today taking the tank out of the Corvair, (very hot work
> today!).
> The tank is shot ........... so much crud and rust I can't believe it
> lasted as long as it did.
> THANK YOU for all the contacts.
> I'll be ordering the new tank shortly and then its back on my back in the
> driveway to get it put back in.
> I did break the "J" hook for the strap as one of the responses said  would
> happen but everything else came out smoothly.
> Looks like the RT break line was replaced at some time recently as it
> appears to be newer and rust and corrosion free.
> I'll let you know when the car is down off the jack stands and back on the
> road.>
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