What Paul doesn't realize is that, like any amateur, I need to keep in
practice balancing carbs so that I remember what to do when I work on my
It was nice that this time I was able to do my warm up exercises on an OROC
friend's running SUs. That's so much more interesting than playing
make-believe with my own, unattached "spares"!
At 07:33 AM 11/22/99 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
> I don't think I could ever top finding thread imprints in a piston, but I
>have a good weekend repair story, ... with a happy ending! I had
>Saturday to help get through a few carburetor problems on my 1600. We
>first hour cleaning and checking and testing the rear carburetor. Got
>everything buttoned back up but, when I went to start the car, .... I had a
>sudden memory flash that it was the FRONT carb that was the problem, .... or
>maybe it was the gas pouring out the FRONT overflow that gave it away!! You
>understand, right? A guy can get forgetful once and a while.
> Well, after a good laugh we tore into the front carb and got it fixed
>We decided the rear carb was a great practice run! Then the Uni-Sync came
>and Teddy performed his magic balancing the carbs. Finished the day off
>great dinner and conversation.
>Special thanks to Teddy who drove in from Pittsburgh for the afternoon and
>allowed me to pick parts off his spare SU to get mine back running, and
>Vic, my Alfa buddy, for not laughing too hard!
>Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org
>cc: (bcc: Paul L Kort/Picker)
>Subject: Bolt in engine.
>Hey, I just found out that someone dropped a bolt in my engine for the
>new roadster I just purchased!! Took off the head and found a imprint of
>threads on the head and the piston!! Not good, huh? Well, that's what I
>did this weekend.......can anyone beat that one??