<VV> engine fire

shortle shortle556 at earthlink.net
Fri Nov 11 17:29:08 EST 2016

This is totally believable to me IF the car was worked on by someone that does not know the product or by someone NOT doing proper maintenance. Mr. Smits car is in neither category. 
Timothy Shortle in Durango Colorado 81301 

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>From: Randy Hook via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
>Sent: Nov 11, 2016 9:48 AM
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>Subject: <VV> engine fire
>Smitty, Here's some food for thought.  While working on this dudes' '63  Spyder, I said the engine bay wiring harness was like " an explosion in a mattress factory".  So, since it was such a mess, I decided the easiest way to fix it would be to totally unwrap it and start from scratch.  I'm so glad I did it that way.  While tracing wires, I found at least 3 that had partially melted insulation!!!!  The generator wires were sloppily added externally, so that may have had something to do with it.  And this was inside the part of the harness that looked totally normal!!!!!   I guess the only way to know for sure is to take it apart and look.  That approach totally saved this dude's hyde down the road. 
>Randy (Cap'n) Hook 
>Hopewell, PA 
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