You will see why I have to throw this up first to you, this is NOT the upcoming exciting news which I know we all will have fun with but this weekend Janie & I were totally blown away and I mean WOW!!!!
We had planned to spend the night over in Ormond Beach with my son John. Well those of you that do know John knows he doesn’t small talk much, he’s a down to the point guy. His resume already has more substance in it than a Firehouse sub! For the past couple of years he’s been running the UAV flight simulator program for Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University.
MAN, I want that job! As you can see though he has far surpassed his old man and found something he can REALLY make a difference in but wait… that’s not all…. Without mentioning it to us, at 9:30 Saturday he took us over to the University to attend “something” that turned out to be his Masters Degree “hooding ceremony”. We were witness to something totally heart felt to the bone! You sly devil…. ya got us And he was the first one in… and last one out….. That’s my boy! Kinda like dropping a duck in the water and watch it paddle away … he’s got it….
Can’t be a bad day today… and those of you who know about some of the carrys on around here you KNOW it can’t be a bad day!
Otis took outa here Saturday after a session with again fuel! He got near Atlanta out of our place coming up with a clogged carb. fuel filter! Fuel in Georgia? Tanks that rusted faster than we could get the coach on the road? I don’t know but guys, be sure you have a 1″ AND A 5/8″ WRENCH AND A COUPLE OF CARB FUEL FILTERS IN YOUR GLOVE BOX… I WOULD PUT THE TOOLS AND FILTERS IN A BAG AND MARK THE BAG. I messed up with cap lock just then but left it… this is just important! The part number for this filter is :
You can get a 33052 that has a check valve and rip the guts out of the valve if they don;t have that number but you NEED a couple of these with you in your coach. This is a 5 micron element which is the smallest of any in line filter I know of. This is where all the silt from the rust goes after the Ethanol has cleaned your tank for you. Thanks but stop that! The water in the Ethanol rusts our steel tanks then the Alcohol component in the same Ethanol cleans all that rust out and throws it into your filters. As you know, the finest filter will clog first and guess which one that is! Yep, we are having to protect ourselves from our fuels today… You are going to have to do more than what we’ve done in the past. Non-Ethanol fuel would not only solve this but give you a 20% pickup in performasnce, mileage and cut down on vapor lock (Ethanol lowers the boiling point of fuel so hey this is the solution? NO, you must be able to drive whatever fuels are near you.
Scott Cowden says
Congratulations to the Bounds family on John’s achievements! You’re right, he’s not a ‘long on words,’ kinda guy but I’ve always appreciated guys who are long on doing and short on BS, if you know what I mean.
Bill Brown says
Jim, it seems that I need to replace the fuel filter in the carb often (403) and because of the solid and unyielding fuel line I find it more convenient for me to just remove the carb to replace the filter. Do you recommend replacing the fuel line from the pump to the carb with a quality flexible line? Or, do you have a technique that one can use to replace the filter without removing the carb?
Bill Brown – ’77 Buckeye Cruiser
Bill Meyers says
Driving home last weekend, the coach bogged down. Lynn was kind enough to say Fuel Starvation! will be replacing the filter with your Christmas gift, Thanks. Also put the wrenches in my emergency gift. thanks