Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The feds ruined my car!

Well, not totally - just the rubber parts in the fuel system.

Federally mandated ethanol deteriorates the rubber used in most cars made before the 1980's.

That's the valve seal from my 1958 Karmann Ghia's fuel shutoff. It's swollen about 25% from the original size, The ragged holes correspond to the main fuel position. I'm going to have to make a new part - originals are no longer available.

Thanks, CONgress!

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