<VV> Evil doth come
Wed, 18 Aug 2004 16:54:10 -0700
At 09:49 hours 08/17/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>And who was it who warned you last week?
Concerning the slight miss and shudder the engine in my '60 4-door recently
began exhibiting on occasion, suggesting an intermittent pending valve seat
Last night the engine shuddered bigtime, shook, and thumped to a halt
suddenly and severely. It will not turn with either a wrench on the crank
pulley nut nor a pry bar in the converter cooling vent against the starter
ring gear. It doesn't look good... and it doesn't sound like any sort
of valve seat problem or at least nothing that the seat alone might cause.
Maybe the seat did suddenly come out, break, and jam a piston against a
cylinder or something similar... either way, I'm bummed. I'd hoped the
old engine would make 200k... but I guess 44 years without an overhaul is
sufficient service for it to have earned its keep many times over.
PS: I shudda listened and never touched the car with primer