The next Mid Florida AROC event will be a Cars & Coffee hosted by Tom & Jenny Green at their home on March 11, 2023 from 9-11AM. Their home is located within the gated community of Pelican Bay at 540 Pelican Bay Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32119. Therefore, please RSVP for gate access information. Tom has a modest vintage car collection that I am sure will be interesting, and Jenny will prepare coffee cakes, coffee, and juices for non-coffee drinkers. Bring your Alfa Romeo (vintage or contemporary) or other interesting car for display.
Also, I am pleased to report that the recent Tech Session held February 18, 2023 was a resounding success! There are pictures posted on our website. About 22 people showed up and offered their assistance in diagnosing Phil Cowherd’s sick 1986 Spider. We performed a compression check and found nominal compression in cylinder #1. We then performed a leak down test and determined that the exhaust valve was not sealing. Time for lunch!
We went inside and had a box lunch catered by Heavenly Ham and a short meeting during which we discussed future activities. We then went back into the garage and removed the cylinder head. We found a broken exhaust valve – a small piece was missing causing the loss of compression we detected in the morning. I ordered the parts and should be able to drop the cylinder head & parts off at the machine shop by the end of the week. I’ll let you know when it is ready – all are welcome to help and learn as we reinstall the cylinder head and restore Phil’s car to its former glory!
And don’t forget to RSVP to the Cars & Coffee.
Peter Gagne, President
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