ROADSTER RUMBLINGS By: el Bucko
NEMNUF By: Rick "Tater" Reyes Another month has gone by and your Alzafar NEMNUF clowns have been hard at work bringing smiles and fun to the masses. Over the months of June and July the clowns found themselves in parades, social events, and many Shrine functions. We found our way yet again through the streets of Bandera in June and entertained the crowds of Seguin for their annual fourth of July parade. We had clowns representing in makeup and out at our Imperial Shrine Session in Daytona Beach Florida as well. Up next for our unit is the Fredericksburg parade followed up by the second Boerne parade of the year. We will have our unit summer party up at Camp Alzafar and as always, be on the lookout for your favorite clown at the 75th annual Shrine Circus. Our very own Eric “Wet-O” DeWalt has made sure that this year’s circus will be one to remember. If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about our unit, please make it a point to stop by the 2nd Monday of each month for our stated meeting. Meal at 6:30 and the meeting will start promptly at 7:30pm. Until next time…. Bump a Nose
Before we start our lesson on batteries, one last word on your "go juice". Over the years dealing with auto mechanics, especially dealership service writers, I wanted to know what are the differences in major brands of gasoline. Specifically, what brand of gas would they recommend? As you might expect, they were prohibited from recommending one brand over another. But they did tell me about "Top Tier" gasoline. These are brands that have added detergents to their fuel to help keep the fuel system clean without damage to the valve system. Most auto manufacturers recommended Top Tier gasoline. I found a list of these in AAA magazine and elsewhere. Two major brands have recently been added to the Top Tier list: COSTCO and Valero. These two were added to brands such as Texaco and Shell. Now to batteries. Our little cars take a small battery that you can buy for as little as $25.00. It will probably last you a year or maybe two, depending on use (horns and lights). Our engines come stock with a 4 amp alternator. If you are in a 2 hour parade using your lights - you will be lucky if your car starts the next time. You can attempt to install an 8 amp alternator or buy a better battery. The better battery, often referred to as "Gel Cell" battery, will cost you two or three times what the Wally World special costs. But it will last for several years. Saving you money, and heartache, in the long run. Henry David Thoreau tells us that an early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. Most golfers agree.
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