I'm not sure who all the organizers are of these meetings but next year my Spyder will be done and I'll be looking for things to do. Here are my thoughts.
I have noticed that many of us are not mechanics but are interested in the mechanics of our cars. To many, carburetors are a technical mystery . I assure you, they are ! But not as much as you think. A little carburetor theory in your memory banks would go a long way in helping you to get to the right area of a carburetor problem. Here's what I have in mind.
First, I should tell you a little about my teaching background. I am a credentialed automotive instructor since 1970 in Calif. I have worked in the Los Angeles Community College District, teaching auto and truck repair courses. Some of those courses were both challenging and interesting such as VW Repair, Truck Air Brakes (FMVSS/DOT-121), Calif. Highway Patrol ICC Air Brake testing procedures, US Army 3rd Esch. Wheeled vehicle repair on M-151-A1 Jeep (I was Navy, not Army). Carburetor and Fuel Injection theory (including diesel). I have also taught regular High School Shop. Anyway thats enough about all that.
I thought that this concept might add another dimension to our weekend get-togethers. That of a technical course were offered to those who feel the need to know more. This 2 to 3 hour course could be offered, say, on the afternoon of the arrival day or on the last day in the morning. I would spend about half of the time just on all the normal circuits of a carburetor and the theory related to each of them. The remainder would be specific about a Weber 44. We would have one to disassemble and look things over for real. There would be no charge for this class. Only your time. Hopefully you go away with a little more info and confidence to do more on your own with your car.
There is no reason this couldn't be expanded to include other relevant technical courses each year. It would certainly add more enrichment to our gatherings.
That's it. Your comments please.................Bruce