[Healeys] Strange happenings

gradea1 at charter.net gradea1 at charter.net
Wed Oct 6 13:33:47 MDT 2021

I had the exact same scenario one day in my BJ8-just a few miles down
the road when it backfired-the car had never, ever done that-not even
when cold. I was able to limp back to the garage and upon removing the
floats noticed some "poppy seed" type residue in the bottom of the
bowls. I remembered that on the way back from a car show, I was forced
to top up with ethanol fuel (normally only run clear). The ethanol had
reacted with Sta-bil that I use to stretch the life of stored fuel.
There are two types of Sta-bil: red for clear gas and blue for ethanol
fuels-don't mix them. That may not be Tom's issue, but if it's not the
Prince, then it's something with the fuel. Hank

	-----------------------------------------From: "Harold Manifold via
To: "Tom Felts", "healeys"
Sent: Wednesday October 6 2021 12:18:18PM
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Strange happenings

	Sounds like you were visited by “Lucas – The Prince of

	FROM: Tom Felts via Healeys
SENT: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:10 PM
TO: healeys
SUBJECT: [Healeys] Strange happenings  

	Went for a drive in the BJ8 today. Running along a smooth as silk.
Got a few sputters, then a backfire that smooth. Shortly after, same
situation. Then it was like someone turned off the key. She died.
Waited a moment she started. Smooth for a few seconds, then died. I
found the fuel pump was working and I had fuel to noth carbs. Checked
both float bowls, full. Checked grosse jets, not sticking. No overflow
fro manifold or carbs. Kept the start/shut off and would never
continue running. Called AAA, got towed home. Any ideas?? 


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