[ba] Wrecked V8 continuum

Mike Veglia msvphoto at pacbell.net
Thu Aug 29 15:42:20 EDT 2002

First off, my condolences for your car's demise Shayne--the whole incident
really sucks. I'm just glad to hear there were no injuries involved.

I agree with Steve, if you think you can get good estimates to have the car
fixed without incurring a Salvage title, you should try. I can see how you
would come out okay on this anyway, but really you would not be "brought
back to whole again" if the car had a salvage title stigma that it did not
have before (from a resale value standpoint--which you may, or may not, care
about). I'm also curious what the alignment shop had to say.

This brings up a question as well. Every time I get any work done by the
tire shop I use (Wheel Works FWIW) they make me sign a spot on their work
order that acknowledges that I understand that my alloy wheels were
hand-torqued and I acknowledge they *must* be re-checked after 25 miles.
(Which, of course, I never do--I always figured this was the result of some
overly paranoid attorney.) So now, with this incident in mind, I raise the
question. Should we all re-torque our wheels ~25 miles after they are
removed and re-installed???? It's easy to do after all. If no other
reasonable explanation for Shayne's car loosing a wheel is discovered, I
think it may not be a bad idea to start doing so.

Mike Veglia
Motor Sport Visions Photography

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