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  • IDYSD Fail!

    So I threw the kids and the dog into the Champion and headed off to run some errands and score some ice cream. On the way to the first stop I smelled hot coolant but I had just added some and I assumed I had overfilled it. Then when I stopped the car and a cloud of steam billowed out. The freeze plug on the back of the block was leaking. I had a jug of water in the car (not my first rodeo!) so I poured that in and headed home. 2 miles from home the plug popped out entirely. I tried pouring more water in but it was coming out as fast as I could pour. The good news is that the insurance paid the tow and my kids and dog got a ride home. The bad news is this is my fault, I just "fixed" that plug earlier this year. Oh well. I did drive the car, no permanent damage, and it was nice out. Hope everyone else has a better IDYSD!


  • #2
    Sorry to hear about your misfortune. Better luck next year!
    The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers


    • #3
      So, no ice cream? Glad you weren't far from home.


      • #4
        Got rained on pretty good today so...plan on twice as many exposures tomorrow.
        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
        '33 Rockne 10,
        '51 Commander Starlight,
        '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
        '56 Sky Hawk


        • #5
          No ice cream. Got the new plug yesterday so this weekend I miss another car show to get this thing back in shape.