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Re: The Midget has taken up smoking

To: "Charles D. Sorkin" <cdsorkin@ix.netcom.com>
Subject: Re: The Midget has taken up smoking
From: HFC <froggi@cdsnet.net>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 22:43:52 -0700
Cc: Spridget List <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Organization: WFO Racing
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Reply-to: HFC <froggi@cdsnet.net>
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I bet there's not a person on the list that doesn't have a fire extinguisher in
their car... right Spridgeteers?!?
WFO Herb

"Charles D. Sorkin" wrote:

> Dear list:
> I'm sure that this must be one of the most debated Spridget questions, but
> after some experimenting with dashpot oils, I have had the best result with
> simple three-in-one oil.
> Since I started using it, the '74 Midget has not once failed to start, where
> previously I was having significant trouble, particularly when the engine
> was already warm.
> However, yesterday, when starting the car cold, I for the first time saw
> some wisps of white smoke coming up from under the bonnet on the windscreen
> side.  Could this be caused by the dashpot fluid burning somehow?
> I checked all through the car for the source of the smoke, to no avail.  It
> did not smell like electrical parts or insulation frying, and once the car
> started (after lifting the hood and having the Missus turn the key) the
> smoke went away.  When starting the car sometime later, with the engine
> warm, I did not notice any smoke or any smell.  If the source of the smoke
> was from a level below the carbs, I would have guessed that it would linger
> and I'd be able to find it.
> Does anyone have any ideas?  Incidentally, I do have a fire extinguisher
> (ABC) mounted conveniently in the cockpit.
> Regards,
> Charles
> '74 Midget
> cdsorkin@ix.netcom.com
> Bloomfield, NJ

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