<VV> Evil done cometh and gotcha (humor?)
Louis C. Armer, Jr.
Wed, 18 Aug 2004 21:23:55 -0400
Did ya ever run her with the speedometer cable broken???
Maybe she made the 200,000 and said this is enough.
At 04:22 PM 8/18/04 -0500, you wrote:
>Tony Underwood wrote:
>>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
>That sounds like a shattered seat to me! Try turning it the other
>direction. You likely have pieces in all three cylinders on that side.
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