Being totally vexed for about 10 to 14 days by the cart, I hauled said corpse to the distributor in Sodus, N.Y. They called me yesterday and said that they had gotten it going and it runs like a top. It seems that the fuel somehow got contaminated with something. We had checked to see if there was any water in it by pumping the fuel into a nice clear vodka bottle and there was no water separation. Needless to say, the motor “experts” don’t quite know what to say. I guess we just goofed up. Or maybe, my “Old Faithful” cart just wanted a rest and a vacation from dragging my large body around.
I’ll report on Lemon and maybe some more youthful one-liners next week.
Joseph Spalding is a long-time Skaneateles resident who enjoys sharing his observations about the Skaneateles lakeshore and community. He can be reached at 685-6937.