It was not the rotor


David Derer

First time at Lake Clinton. Very nice, warm, and big. We drove Erics car
in and enjoyed the smooth quiet ride to a calm spot for swimming. As
every one is enjoying themselves car stops running. Looked like coil
cooked. I swam to shore got a ride back to camp. Got motor home and
drove to small bar. Local brought me to abandoned Chrysler. Off came
coil and resistor. Back at Amphi replacement coil no help. Tow by kind
stranger then chain back to camp. 20 minute cruise became 5 hours long.
Condenser shorted causing coil to heat up and die. Got new condenser (to
large) (We can get in Tuesday said parts house) used wire and glue to
install condenser. Parts store promised coil was internally resisted.
All parts installed drove 1/8 mile stopped running. Points welded shut.
Pried open made it back to camp. Used resistor from Chrysler. Car was
back to running condition. Fuel started to drip from line to carb. Used
a thin string from nylon rope and wrapped threads. Problem solved.
Promised Ray we would try out surf board. Saturday unlike day before was
really windy and lake was really busy. Which all combined made for a lot
of big bilgeing waves. In cove lots of cameras taking pics. Wind is
pushing us into shore. Ray is having problems with balance. We had to
back up. Line got loose and then wrapped around prop. Margie jumps in.
Comes back with prop in hand tangled in rope. Next in is me with prop.
Install with very little blood lost. Waves pounding. Then exit out high
winds caused an amazing amount of turbulence and Amphi hits ramp side
ways. I keep waiting for prop to fling off. Finally out I am repeating
something to the effect. " That sucked never again bilge this". We went
to beach were I got sunburned. I went back to camp and dropped off
surfboard. Tightened prop and finally all went well. Sunday went perfect
with a nice long cruise. Happy Fathers Day. Viva Celina! Later Dave the