Sunday, July 8, 2012

Parting shot

What to do about such pesky car problems as a defunct fuel pump or a leaky gas tank?

In Havana, during our last few hours in Cuba, I spotted this clever solution, which is fairly common on the island according to our driver. You just take a plastic jug, fill it with gasoline, set up a syphon with a piece of hose--and just feed gasoline directly into your carburetor or wherever it's supposed to go. Just be sure to hang on to the plastic jug--and stay away from anyone smoking.



  1. Or it could act as a handy revolutionary device. Should the need arise.

  2. I had to do the same in India once, praying we didn't just stop altogether in the middle of a tiger preserve. Great shot.