I was working in the shop when that Pinto, early in it's short life, came through Volpar for a short moment. Smolinski moved on the Goleta before the thing came apart.
Volpar lost half of management in Ensenada when Thrifty-Mart's Turboliner stovepiped after I went back to collage. That left Mr, Nixon to sell Turboliners to Air-America:(
Volpar's owner (Secretary, OX5 Club) sold me their testbed Falcon-20 (cn58) for $200 in 1994, it cost me almost $3k to get it home, I think most of the luckier Ford Pintos were still going in 1994. Gad, what a great pipe dream; a FLYing Car !