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Monday, April 30, 2007

Disaster-Part Deux.

(Brian pores over the manual printout to see how we screwed up.)

After waiting a few weeks for Brian to be free, we managed to get the radiator back in Greta. We installed the new Nissens to a T, and started her up-fine. We then shut her off and began to add coolant. On the second start, I heard a "Kerrang!" and immediately saw new coolant spewing all over the engine bay. Somehow the fan managed to touch the new radiator and damage it. How I managed to not break anything is a minor miracle.

(Our friend Jimmy D stopped by with the usual gifts of snacks and ridicule.)

It looks like my local radiator shop can repair the damage-they have some epoxy process for aluminum that is supposed to work wonders. As soon as I can get the radiator out, I'll drop it off for repair.

(We also put a new accessory belt in-like it matters.)


Blogger Coach said...

That Jim guy looks kind of fruity. I think he is there just there to eat chips and look at you butts.
Actually, the pics look great, and I wish I was there with you guys.

7:10 AM  
Blogger Suburban Junkyard said...

Well, as you may have guessed he was of little help, but at least marginally entertaining.


8:20 PM  

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