1962 MGA 1600 MKII
Roadside Repairs - Back in 1970!
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From '68 to '73 the MGA was the car of choice for all our summer trips - we drove it all over the Northeast. Naturally, some roadside repairs were necessary along the way. This is a picture taken on a road trip in New England. The original Lucas fuel pump stopped working. We drove for a while with the battery cover off and Ken hitting it regularly with a wrench. Whenever a gear change was necessary, Ken stepped on the clutch, called out the gear and Melon shifted with her left hand from the passenger seat!  Ah, finally we reach a town, time to pull it out and attempt a repair......let's coast into that nice big empty parking lot over there!
 
Just as I get the pump undone, a State Trooper arrives. As Melon takes this picture he is telling me to move the car because a bomb threat was called in for the adjacent factory building! So that's why the parking lot is empty!!!!

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If you look carefully at the picture on the right, you can see the "washer" Ken made from a copper paper clip. That fixed the fuel pump problem for the rest of the trip!