Mark Corbin airvair at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 17 18:04:55 EDT 2010

Problem is, the pump (singular) is sitting between the canopy posts, and these monsters (a pair at each end) are sitting out beyond the canopy posts. Plus, there's no raised island. Is it any wonder I missed seeing it?


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To: airvair at earthlink.net;VirtualVairs at corvair.org
Sent: 6/17/2010 5:50:46 PM 
Subject: Re: OUCH!

Well Mark,

They put those  (see below) things there so they wreck your car and not their expensive pumps.

While there, I grazed the left rear quarter panel on one of those G&% D#%&
humongous posts
Guy Brandes
65 VAIR 140

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Corbin <airvair at earthlink.net>
To: Virtual Vairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Thu, Jun 17, 2010 4:40 pm
Subject: <VV> OUCH!


Don't know if I should consider the hard luck award as yet, but I had my
first "convention" disaster. I took my convert down to the gas station to
get a fresh tank of gas (it was on E), before packing up for convention.
While there, I grazed the left rear quarter panel on one of those G&% D#%&
humongous posts they put at the ends of the island. I couldn't see it while
backing into the spot where I needed to go. Damage was a couple of dents in
the quarter panel, a grazed wheel lip, and a mashed wheel well trim molding.

Anyway, I'm sitting here wondering if I should take my convert or the
4door. It would be the 40th convention for CORSA and my convert was at the
first convention. So it's a bit of an anniversary for it. Any thoughts from
the group?

Also, if anyone has an NOS or excellent used factory-issue left rear wheel
well molding for a '66-9 available, bring it to the convention and make me
an offer, I can't refuse. Would rather have a factory molding than a repop
because the car is very original. Original top and rear window, interior,
drivetrain never been apart (except for pushrod tube seals), etc. It was
repainted though by the original owner before he sold it to me back in
early '71. And just 33,000 miles...

Now I think I'll go back to my crying towl....



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