<VV> Fw: Re: Tools & Spares (why????)

kenpepke at juno.com kenpepke at juno.com
Sun Nov 7 07:00:32 EST 2010

I have driven new and old Corvairs since 1963.  I have always carried a small tool box and a few parts ... but, the trick was to carry as few tools / parts as possible.  Look over your car.  Why carry a full set of tools when a 9/16 wrench fits the largest nut / bolt you are likely to encounter?  
Ken P

Taruffi57 at aol.com wrote:

This whole discussion as to carrying a vast amount of parts/tools, etc.  
makes it sound like someone is about to do the Paris to Dakar Rally.    Where 
do you put your luggage?  Seems to me that you  inspect/maintain/service the 
car and then carry a minimum of parts - along with  your CORSA members 
registry and wing it.  I am not about to head out on a  long trip unless I know 
the car is right, no matter what kind of car I am  driving.   The last time 
I had a Corvair fail me was a dropped valve  seat in my yellow '65 Corsa 
coupe 140 in 1970.  Never even a fan belt  thrown.  I couldn't fix that one on 
the side of the road anyway and  the 150 mile Greyhound ride home will never 
be forgotten.
Joe Dunlap
Lady Lake, Fl.
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