<VV> Engine fire.

S M shaun_mcgarvey at shaw.ca
Sun Nov 6 12:33:20 EST 2016

Sorry to hear, Smitty. I hear ya on the rubber hoses... I cringe when I watch those shows on TV where they're building a car in a pro shop and they show the finished product with rubber fuel lines. Not pro. I don't know how many fuel lines I've replaced... 

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From: "Smitty via VirtualVairs" <virtualvairs at corvair.org> 
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Sent: Sunday, November 6, 2016 8:36:52 AM 
Subject: <VV> Engine fire. 

Smitty Says; A few weeks ago the engine in my 446,000 mile wagon caught on fire out on the highway. Fortunately I was carrying a large cooler full of mostly melted ice water and was able to use that to put the fire out. What caused it? I don’t know. The fire seemed to be concentrated toward the front of the engine compartment. I wouldn’t bother you folks with all this except I feel a need to make a statement. Every hose, wire, spark plug wire. and piece of plastic was consumed. If I had been one of you who think it is OK to have one of those pretty in-line gas filters hooked up with a couple of hoses in the engine compartment, I don’t think I could have got the fire out. 
Just for info, the State Farm adjuster that came to the house was more than helpful in making up a claim. He helped me to remember several items that added up to considerable amount of money to include in the claim. I have stated value insurance. My ancient body recoils at the thought of restoring the damage, but the wagon will live again. 
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