Cleaning A Carburetor


In Minneapolis on Sunday, July 27, 1958, Dale wrote, “Over ½ inch of rain.  Sunny in the afternoon.  I took the carburetor off the Dodge and cleaned it.  Put a tail pipe extension on the Chevy.  Dinny and I went to Lake Calhoun.  Margie called in the evening, Louie to be operated on in the morning for gallstones and ulcer.  High 82°, 69° at bedtime.”  Margie was the daughter of Helen’s brother Louie, who had gall stone surgery the next day, at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.  Above: a ‘50s Dodge carburetor (before fuel injection became common for blending air and fuel in internal combustion engines).

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