<VV> Redneck's CO alarm ( no redeeming content )
deltainc at grm.net
Mon Nov 15 10:26:17 EST 2010
----- Original Message -----
From: <Sethracer at aol.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2010 2:17 PM
Subject: <VV> No LETTER/Consurmers Report
> window cracked for additional ventilation. I have lost my copy. Anyone
> got one they can scan?
> I don't have a copy - Sorry! But since conspiracy theories are so "hot"
> these days, how about a good conspiracy theory? Even if not a conspiracy,
> still a theory! Even though GM knew about exhaust packing leakage (if
> "properly maintained"), GM still installed neoprene O-rings in pushrod
> so that the resultant oil leakage would cause some smoke/odor to be drawn
> into the passenger compartment, via the heater/defroster, causing the
> driver or passenger to crack open a vent window to get rid of the smoke,
> also exhausting the carbon monoxide from the leaking exhaust packings,
> saving the driver to once again go forth and buy another GM car! Hey,
> wants to kill their customers!
> Seth Emerson
AHA! I think you have nailed it .. that is, the basis for the " TWEETY "
awards sometimes showing up at meetings of Corvairs ... as I remember it,
back in that day, each corvair came with a live TWEETY; the idea being that
the owner/driver keep a sharp eye on the activity of the little bird;;;;
when the activity stopped, it was time to re-fit new O rings on the pusherod
tubes & new gaskets on the exhaust joints .... and also order out a new
And so even today, the TWEETY awards rewards us Nostalgic Corvair types with
a warm and fuzzy ... well, featherly...feeling ...
An additional little reported fact was that George Gobel ( a well known
humoroust of that day ) was a Fan on ... er .. of ... the Corvair, and
often referred to his exhausted ( get it ? ) avion ... " well I'll be a
dirty Bird " ...
Funny how small a world it really is, if you think about it a lot ...
Reargards. ken campbell, " 2 questions for every answer, no waiting ... "
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