[tcb] Re: bad news about hershey

  • From: Brian Denning <i_am_cool_fred@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 11:07:28 -0500

use clamps??? use more clamps is more like it and lots of jb weld...well, it 
was time to replace lines anyway so like i said on the samba this is just going 
to speed up the process of repainting the engine bay and replacing all the 

----------------------------------------> Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 12:00:43 
-0400> From: evilscientistboo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: 
[tcb] Re: bad news about hershey>> The bus I mentioned had dual DRLA 36s.. 
brand new less than 500 miles on them. It can be worse with dual carbs since 
you have twice> the fuel capacity in the fuel bowls to keep the engine running 
while gas sprays all over the engine compartment. The best solution> is to fix 
the pipes on the stock setups and change the lines regularly.>> Also use 
clamps.>>> -----Original Message----->>From: Brian Denning>>Sent: Oct 10, 2007 
11:34 AM>>To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>>Subject: [tcb] Re: bad news about 
hershey>>>>>>i told chad that the answer to the solution was dual carbs...never 
hear about a bus burning with dual carbs.>>>>________________________________> 
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 11:29:44 -0400> From: evilscientistboo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: [tcb] Re: bad news about hershey>> A toasted 
one.> Actually, Brian, The pipe coming out of the carb and the fuel pump 
(earlier models) is a big issue. See the Archives for how to fix it.> My Step 
Dad, RIP, lost a bus when the fuel pump pipe blew out on the pressure side. 
Sprayed fuel all over the engine compartment and *poof*> -----Original 
Message-----> From: Trey Jung> Sent: Oct 10, 2007 11:05 AM> To: 
tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: [tcb] Re: bad news about hershey> what kind of carb 
is it?> ----- Original Message -----> From: Brian Denning> To: 
tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 6:44 AM> Subject: [tcb] 
Re: bad news about hershey> the brass nipple that goes intothe carb broke out 
and since i was coasting the bus in gear gas was spraying everywhere...gas 
landed on the fuel filter causing it to catch fire too so then gas was spraying 
before the pump and after the pump...retap teh carb fix the wiring and i'll be 
back on the road in a week.> ________________________________> Date: Tue, 9 Oct 
2007 19:27:16 -0700> From: james_dwan_2000@xxxxxxxxx> Subject: [tcb] Re: bad 
news about hershey> To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Ouch, that really sucks! Any idea 
what caused it yet?> James> Brian Denning wrote:> so i was trucking along on 
the interstate going to the local pick and pull to get some parts for diana's 
car. bus was running great, next thing i know it started missing a bit. so i 
moved over to the slow lane, i started to smell gas so i slowly start moving 
over to the shoulder and next thing i know the bus dies...i jerk it over onto 
the shoulder (coasting in 4th) look in my rearview mirror and see nothing but 
blue smoke...blue smoke then turns to black so i grab the fire extinguisher and 
i run to the back bus is boiling smoke. i go to open the deck lid...deck lid is 
stuck so i shoot fire extinguisher stuff down the fresh air vent on the side of 
the bus run to the other side get in the currently burning bus and dig out a 
screwdriver pry open the decklid still can't get it open so i pry up the corner 
of the lid and shoot inside the corner...finally i get the lid open the 
compartment is still on fire in some spots, mainly wiring so i shoot the 
remaining stuff in there and get it out...now i call 911...tell them i am on 
fire...then i notice gas is spewing everywhere so i pinch the line to hold it 
and sit there for like 10 minutes, finally i call 911 back and tell them gas is 
spraying everywhere but i got the fire out. the 911 lady tells me i need to 
calm down...i told her my shit was just on fire and now gas is spraying 
everywhere unless i pinch the line which is hot. she put me on hold then said 
they're on there way...i told her to tell them to take there time cause it's 
out...finally the fire truck shows up and we get the line stopped and i get the 
bus home.> here are the pics:> 
 and i have to give this guy some credit cause he just saved hershey's life:> 
 ________________________________> From: i_am_cool_fred@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: 
tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: [tcb] bad news about hershey> Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 
19:40:38 -0500> i will post pics and give a f ull story later on tonight but 
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