[V8] Proud new owner

Seamus O'Carey cheshirecatsbox at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 01:16:21 PDT 2009

Wait, you blew up a slant 6??  How'd you manage that?  My little brother had
to run his for over 200 miles without a drop of oil in it to destroy the
slant in his Dart.  They're notoriously bulletproof engines, but they do
have a limit.

On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 10:08 PM, <cobram at juno.com> wrote:

> Huw Powell <audi at humanspeakers.com> writes:
> > the conversion?  Heck, when my Dorf 250 threw a rod, I kept driving
> > it and got it home - what was I gonna hurt?  PS, it wouldn't start
> > again, go figure.
> When these things happen, the adrenaline (or whatever you want to call
> it) kicks in, you weight the options,and usually stomp the accelerator to
> the floor and enjoy the ride.  I did the same thing on a slant 6 many
> moons ago, cost me a hood and an engine, the piston blew out the block
> and through the hood.....AND the damn thing went 11 miles in this
> condition before giving up the ghost in a rather spectacular, Viking way.
> > When my used 12 hp lawnmower thing threw a rod, there were no
> > options.
> Same thing happened to me on my snow thrower,  connecting rod snapped and
> that's all she wrote.  Was it a Tecumseh too?
> MAC: A friend got a V8Q into his shop which had a brand new Ericksson
> rebuild installed by another shop in it.  It was having trouble shifting.
>  No dipstick, so I used the one of mine and checked the fluid, it was 7
> quarts low.  Put in 7 quarts to get a reading on the stick, car shifted
> beautifully, for about 5 minutes.  Started it up and went to back it into
> a parking space and BANG, something snapped inside the box.  Worked out
> OK for me though, owner didn't want anything to do with the car anymore
> and I got a nice parts car for free.  Slapped my plate on it and had AAA
> tow it home.
> http://www.geocities.com/cobramsri/
> "God's a kid with an ant farm. He's not planning anything."
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