Here is my story of how I nearly became stranded. A few weeks back now one evening I was visiting my parents, who live about 50km away from my home. It was late dark and cold and my beautiful bus gave a little pop noise that of never heard before as I fired her to life. I didn't think much of it at the time so I proceeded to head on out the driveway. Seemed to be running a bit odd at mid throttle. Silly me just assumed it was because she was still cold. 500m up the road and was still running rather sluggish. By this time I was a tad concerned and had turned down the stereo. It was when the music lessened that I noticed an air sucking his much louder than the sports chrome filter makes. Another 500m on still driving along, still scratching my head as to what the hell is that extra suck? Why are we going so slow? What was that pop noise? SHIT! Pulled over near a street light to check it out. "Please be something simple" I said to my self while lifting the engine door. Ah Ha! There was a little pluggy type thing missing from the back (the bit face you as you open door) of the Pict 30/31 carby. This tiny little thing no bigger than a 5c piece was now nowhere to be seen. Aaaarrrrrgghhh! Can't just limp home like this she'll be running way too lean. Had to find something to plug that hole to get us home safe and damage free. I threw myself at the glovebox. There just had to be some odd stray item in there to fit the bill. I did find many, many odd stray item that I daren't mention to a public audience. Just kidding. But I did find a Kool Mint. Not your usual emergency engine repair product I know. But that little mint and half a Mountainbike Sticker got us home that night. I fond a replacement plug for the carby the next day (thanks Andrew) 'Twas a Kool Mint that saved the day. The end. Jason Gale.