WOW! Can the summer get any hotter? July and August has not been
friendly to Healey driving. I hope everyone is stay-ing cool and
enjoying it regardless.
I think everyone should eat some ice
cream. You have a great opportunity to do just that. Remember,
Saturday, 8/17 at Charlie and Peggy’s home (2823 Harlinsdale
Dr., Rock Hill, SC). There will be a short tech session on “How
to align your Healey Headlights”. This will be instructed by
Bill Walton, Rick Lee and myself. Also, we will cook hotdog’s
(Nathan All Beef). Later on, we will take a short ride to York,
SC to EAT ICE CREAM at South 40 Farm. You can leave from there
to head home. We plan to start the tech session around 11am.
We are glad to hear Rick is home safely after his travels over
the pond. Unfortunately, he had to return early due to his bike
falling, which caused him to injure his shoulder. However, good
news he did finally receive his luggage in Rock Hill after he
got home. I can see Rick now trying to explain why he is
carrying garbage bags for luggage on the airplane. I bet they
gave him 1st class seats.
I want to thank you again, for
letting me your very temporary President. Thanks to all for
having good programs at the meeting. Dick and Ted gave us some
great pictures on their trip to Michigan, getting all those
excited, who plan to tour that way after Conclave.
Stuarts’ always entertaining tech sessions. He gave us a better
understanding of why fuel pumps are impor-tant to staying on the
road. I know Mary’s first inclination when their car stopped on
the side of the road, was “did you put gas in the car?” Stuart
recommended the pumps from Moss. I have always used the one from
AutoZone. It looks very similar, plus it has a lifetime
warranty. I have replaced it 3 times in my lifetime. What does
that tell you?
I told the story of Peggy and I getting stuck
on a busy Hwy 161 coming home in this great summer weather. Our
fuel pump decided to give out as well. It was replaced free of
charge. However, the new does not have the same sound. It
a long and continuous “baaluuuuddd” sound; whereas, the old one
that looks just like it, has a sporadic baluud! baluud! baluud!
sound. You know what I am talking about.
We learned how to
restore a Healey in 15 minutes from Carl. I think we all have
ex-perienced that same restoration plan. You know, the one that
started with my car needs to be painted, then the question comes
up, well since I am in it this far, I should rebuild the engine,
transmission, etc.. Oh! Oh! I know my wife does not want to ride
in that old interior! And it goes on and on, until you stop and
think, is there anything else left to do? But aren’t you glad
you did it? I know Carl and Linda will be grinning from “ear to
ear” when they drive up.
Charlie (standing in for