Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/10

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Lucas, was R vs R
From: "Steve LeHuray" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 16:32:44 -0400

>> From: "Dan Post" <>
>> Gives us hope! If Lucas Electric is still in business, then Leica will
>> be around a LOOOONG time!
> I had more problem with Bosch than with Lucas, prince of
> darkness. At least the Lucas stuff I could rebuild (on a '58 MGA). I
> do remember driving down the highway tapping to the electric fuel
> pump with a wrench to keep it ticking over... at least I could reach
> it. Everything built then was *repairable*, like Leicas - it wasn't yet
> part of the disposable culture.
> --
> Tim Spragens
Ahhhh! Lucas fuel pumps. That reminds me of driving from Alaska to Los
Angeles in the summer of 1965 with a Austin-Healy 3000 with a so-so fuel
pump that would quit periodically. I would have to lift up a cover behind
the passenger seat where I could give the fuel pump a good whack with a
wrench and it would start working again. Did that for about 3,000 miles and
got to LA in time for the Watts Riot. The car was stolen about a week after
I arrived and I got shot twice by a sniper while standing at a bus stop.